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In this paper, the authors show that Web protocols and technologies are good candidates to design the Internet of Things. This approach allows anyone to access embedded devices through a Web application, via a standard Web browser. This Web of Things requires to embed Web servers in hardware-constrained devices. They first analyze the traffics embedded Web servers have to handle. Starting from this analysis, they propose a new way to design embedded Web servers, using a dedicated TCP/IP stack and numerous cross-layer off-line pre-calculation (where information are shared between IP, TCP, HTTP and the Web application). They finally present a prototype - named Smews - as a proof of concept of their proposals.
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