An IoT Application Connecting Edge Resources and Cloud Resources using Agents

Yuki Kaeri, Yusuke Manabe, Kenji Sugawara, Claude Moulin
2017 International Journal of Energy Information and Communications  
The new technology to integrate Edge Computing and Cloud Computing is called Internet of Things (IoT ). Current research on IoT mainly focuses on how to connect Edge Computing to Cloud Computing. However, Oihui Wu, et al. argued that simply connecting them is not enough; beyond that, objects should have the capability to learn, think, and understand both physical and social worlds by themselves. An architecture of IoT applications is being developed to connect Agent Spaces, including Personal
more » ... ncluding Personal Assistant Agents and Service Agents in order to support user activity at the office, to both the Edge and the Cloud. In this paper, an architecture of IoT applications is proposed connecting Edge Resources and Cloud Resources. According to the proposed architecture, an Agent Space is designed in which agents can control the resources via programs named Resource Connectors. Finally, an IoT application was prototyped to support users working at the office with a Personal Assistant Agent in an Agent Space that has a vocal interface with users and a web interface. Compiègne (France) and a member of the laboratory HeuDiaSyc (Information Knowledge and Interaction Team). He has a background in Knowledge Base Systems, Knowledge Engineering and web service semantic description, ontology design, and formalisms. His current research interests include Multi-Agent Systems and interaction with Multi-Modal Interfaces.
doi:10.14257/ijeic.2017.8.1.01 fatcat:agh4ue2b65gjhmwxu5p3okdq74