Performance evaluations of iot device virtualization for efficient resource utilization

Keigo Ogawa, Hibiki Sekine, Kenji Kanai, Kenichi Nakamura, Hidehiro Kanemitsu, Jiro Katto, Hidenori Nakazato

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8 Citations (Scopus)


To develop and interoperate smart city applications efficiently, smart city IoT platforms require efficient handling of various types of sensor devices, networking and computing resources, and different domain applications. To address this fact, the authors of this paper proposed a research project named 'Fed4IoT', which is an acronym for federation of IoT and cloud infrastructures, to provide scalable and interoperable smart city applications. The project primarily proposes two key technologies: IoT device virtualization and context-information sharing. In this paper, we introduce the IoT device virtualization (one of key technology in Fed4IoT) that enables efficient utilization of networking and computing resources by applying a micro-service sharing and dynamic resource scaling. In the performance evaluations, we implement three micro services, such as object detection, garbage detection and road damage detection, as smart city applications and dynamically and flexibly allocate computing resources to three micro services by using Docker and Kubernetes. Through the evaluations we validate that the proposed IoT device virtualization achieves the efficient computing resource utilization and reduction of networking resources.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal IoT Summit, GIoTS 2019 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728121710
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jun
Event3rd Global IoT Summit, GIoTS 2019 - Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: 2019 Jun 172019 Jun 21

Publication series

NameGlobal IoT Summit, GIoTS 2019 - Proceedings


Conference3rd Global IoT Summit, GIoTS 2019


  • Dynamic resource management
  • IoT platform
  • Micro service
  • Smart city application
  • Virtualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Hardware and Architecture


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