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Interworking Proxy Based on OCF for Connecting Web Services and IoT Networks

Wenquan Jin 1 and Dohyeun Kim 2
1. Bigdata Research Center, Jeju National University, Jeju, South Korea
2. Computer Engineering Department, Jeju National University, Jeju, South Korea
Abstract—The Internet of Things (IoT) is consist of heterogeneous hardware and software to enable connected devices with sensors, actuators, and applications for providing seamless services ubiquitously in our daily life. Most of the services on the Internet are provided by a high-performance processor, storage, and stable power supply. Nevertheless, IoT devices are developed for constrained environments using limited power and computational ability. In this paper, we propose an interworking proxy to bridge a constrained network to the Internet. The proposed interworking proxy is designed for Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) network where IoT devices provide services using the OCF resources. In the OCF-based IoT network, clients access the IoT devices and web services based on the interworking proxy without considering underlying protocols. In order to access IoT devices and web services by clients, consistent registration and discovery interfaces are presented for providing services to register and discover the services based on the scheme of resource directory. For implementing the constrained network, the OCF IoTivity is included in the IoT devices to provide services.
Index Terms—Internet of things, interworking proxy, open connectivity foundation, web service, resource directory

Cite: Wenquan Jin and Dohyeun Kim, “Interworking Proxy Based on OCF for Connecting Web Services and IoT Networks,”Journal of Communications vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 192-197, February 2020. Doi: 10.12720/jcm.15.2.192-197
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