WCSE 2023
ISBN: 978-981-18-7950-0 DOI: 10.18178/wcse.2023.06.026

A Proposal on “Sandwich” Architecture in the Communication Platform for IoT Services

Atsuko Yokotani, Hiroshi Mineno, Tetsuya Yokotani

Abstract—In the mature stage of IoT, the horizontal approach is focused. For this purpose, the IoT platform with the commonality of functions should be deployed. However, the IoT platform has various options. This paper surveys the IoT reference model, and clarifies the IoT platform that complies with the reference model. Then, this paper proposes that two communication platforms should be deployed, i.e., the application layer including Information Centric Network (ICN) technologies, and datalink/physical layer platforms, including Passive Optical Network (PON) technologies. It also proposes that the Internet should be put between these platforms like “Sandwich.” This paper denominates this layered architecture as “Sandwich architecture.”

Index Terms—IoT, IoT platform, IoT reference model, ICN, PON, Layered architecture

Atsuko Yokotani, Hiroshi Mineno
Graduate School of Informatics, Shizuoka University, JAPAN
Tetsuya Yokotani
College of Engineering, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, JAPAN



Cite: Atsuko Yokotani, Hiroshi Mineno, Tetsuya Yokotani, "A Proposal on “Sandwich” Architecture in the Communication Platform for IoT Services" Proceedings of 2023 the 13th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering (WCSE 2023), pp. 186-190, June 16-18, 2023.