The development of technologies that exploit the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm has led to the increasingly widespread use of networks formed by different devices scattered throughout the territory. The Publish/Subscribe paradigm is one of the most used communication paradigms for applications of this type. However, adopting these systems due to their centralized structure also leads to the emergence of various problems and limitations. For example, the broker is typically the single point of failure of the system: no communication is possible if the broker is unavailable. Moreover, they may not scale well considering the massive numbers of IoT devices forecasted in the future. Finally, a network architecture with a single central broker is partially at odds with the edge-oriented approach. This work focuses on the development of an adaptive topology control approach, able to find the most efficient network configuration maximizing the number of connections and reduce the waste of resources within it, starting from the definition of the devices and the connections between them present in the system. To reach the goal, we leverage an integer linear programming mathematical formulation, providing the basis to solve and optimize the problem of network configuration in contexts where the resources available to the devices are limited.

Modeling Distributed MQTT Systems Using Multicommodity Flow Analysis

Vittorio Maniezzo
Co-primo
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
;
Marco A. Boschetti
Co-primo
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
2022

Abstract

The development of technologies that exploit the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm has led to the increasingly widespread use of networks formed by different devices scattered throughout the territory. The Publish/Subscribe paradigm is one of the most used communication paradigms for applications of this type. However, adopting these systems due to their centralized structure also leads to the emergence of various problems and limitations. For example, the broker is typically the single point of failure of the system: no communication is possible if the broker is unavailable. Moreover, they may not scale well considering the massive numbers of IoT devices forecasted in the future. Finally, a network architecture with a single central broker is partially at odds with the edge-oriented approach. This work focuses on the development of an adaptive topology control approach, able to find the most efficient network configuration maximizing the number of connections and reduce the waste of resources within it, starting from the definition of the devices and the connections between them present in the system. To reach the goal, we leverage an integer linear programming mathematical formulation, providing the basis to solve and optimize the problem of network configuration in contexts where the resources available to the devices are limited.
2022
Pietro Manzoni, Vittorio Maniezzo, Marco A. Boschetti
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