Using RELOAD and CoAP for Wide Area Sensor and Actuator Networking
In this paper, the authors propose a new architecture for wide area sensor and actuator networking. The architecture is based on combining two protocols being standardized by the Internet Engineering Task Force, REsource LOcation And Discovery (RELOAD) and Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP). To integrate CoAP and RELOAD, they introduce a CoAP application usage for RELOAD. The architecture provides a decentralized peer-to-peer rendezvous service for CoAP nodes in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). Their architecture also enables a peer-to-peer federation of geographically distributed WSNs.