IoT collaboration – Follow-up 2021


  • Ronnie Johansson
  • Pontus Hörling

Publish date: 2022-05-25

Report number: FOI-R--5258--SE

Pages: 29

Written in: Swedish


  • Internet of Things
  • IoT
  • IoT collaboration
  • situation picture
  • edge technology


The overarching question in this work is how the Swedish Armed Forces and the total defence can benefit from civilian IoT systems (so-called IoT collaboration). The previous report from 2020 emphasized the importance of edge technology, as well as an existing crisis collaboration group, which seems to be a suitable environment for studying IoT collaboration operationally. The current work has two sub-goals: I) to monitor the conditions for IoT collaboration and II) investigate how the work on situational pictures is conducted in the Stockholm region crisis management cluster. The monitoring includes communication with Swedish authorities, participation in conferences, an overview of the situation in other countries, as well as an overview of related activities within NATO. With regard to goal II), i.e. support for situational pictures, the project has consulted the organizers of a crisis collaboration group on how it currently collaborate on situational pictures. The present report addresses various aspects of IoT collaboration: the benefits of Kubernetes technologies for edge computing, the update of Rakel, and public IoT platforms are discussed. Organizationally, the comprehension is strengthened that the Stockholm region's operator cluster with its IT support is a suitable environment for experimenting with and demonstrating IoT collaboration.