Acta Metallurgica Sinica(English letters) ›› 2012, Vol. 19 ›› Issue (2): 87-91.doi: 10.1016/S1005-8885(11)60250-1

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Integration of IoT and DRAGON-lab in cloud environment


  1. 1. School of Information Science and Technology, Shijiazhuang Tiedao University, Shijiazhuang 050043, China 2. Scientific and Technical Department, Shijiazhuang Posts and Telecommunications Technical College, Shijiazhuang 050021, China
  • Received:2012-01-12 Revised:2012-03-15 Online:2012-04-30 Published:2012-04-17
  • Contact: Feng Gao


Distributed research & academic gigabits open network lab (DRAGON-lab) is the only test-bed for research purpose related to next generation internet (NGI) which based on the confederation network using three layers cloud structure. As an essential part of NGI, the research related to the Internet of things (IoT) devices should be applied on the DRAGON-lab platform. This paper proposes an approach to converging the IoT devices to confederation network by integrating each layer of cloud structure between DRAGON-lab and IoT. This research activity extends the use of DRAGON-lab, makes the IoT and wireless sensor network (WSN) devices working well in the confederation network. It was also a foundational research for three layers cloud structure, which could be reused for other related research. Finally, it finishes the preparation work for IoT internet protocol version 6 (IPv6) devices research in DRAGON-lab, which is essential for the NGI.

Key words:

DRAGON-lab, IoT; cloud computing, confederation network