Date Added: Nov 2012
The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to extending the Internet to heterogeneous components such as actuators, sensors or other smart devices. In this paper, the IoT foresees novel usage of such devices through applications enabling new device-device or device-people associations. Recent interest in providing digital extensions for these things has led to billions of connected devices offering their services or data through different platforms, some of them wrapped with semantic descriptions to realize aforementioned associations through accurate search processes. However, the ubiquitous aspect of the IoT and the potential mobility of the devices that compose it, prevent from adopting a centralized approach to search and manage these associations for scalability reasons.