Collaborative IoT-systems and data processing


  • Ronnie Johansson
  • Maria Andersson
  • Pontus Hörling
  • Farzad Kamrani

Publish date: 2020-01-29

Report number: FOI-R--4884--SE

Pages: 63

Written in: Swedish


  • IoT
  • Internet of things
  • cooperation


Technological developments, including in the form of high bandwidth telecommunications and miniaturized energy-efficient electronics, stimulate investment in IoT systems and the emergence of phenomena such as "smart cities". The goal is to increase access to (relevant) data to enable monitoring and stream-lining of existing operations or the creation of entirely new services. At the same time, there is a potential that IoT systems that are intended to serve a specific purpose can support other activities. Especially government agencies may be interested in collaborating on IoT systems and data. The Swedish Armed Forces could be interested in strengthening its situation picture in an intervention area with the help of public IoT systems. In this report, we investigate, on the one hand, the readiness today (in 2019) for IoT collaboration among Swedish public organizations, which turns out to be limited, and, on the other hand, examples of IoT collaboration outside Sweden and what the development may look like in the near future. In addition, the report has two more independent and technical parts: streaming data management and information processing methods. Data generated by IoT systems consists of a stream of data and we describe a technical support for managing such data flows. We also present a literature study of methods (mainly from the AI area) that can be used to process streaming IoT information and improve the management of IoT systems. We conclude with some recommendations for further work.