A survey on IoT application layer protocols

Harth G. Hamid, Zainab T. Alisa


The constant evolution in internet technology has made The Internet of
Things (IoT) to be the center of research fields in computing engineering.
This review paper discusses the choice of an application layer protocol in an
IoT system integration so first, the paper briefly defines the potential
protocols. After that, it opens up a comparison between these protocols based
on their message size and overhead which affect traffic management and
thus starts the discussion. The main contribution of this work is the
simplification of comparison between session layer protocols in the benefit
of IoT applications exclusively. IoT system Standards and platforms are
being developed at a rapid pace. IoT enables application devices to connect
and coordinate their tacks, such applications like healthcare, smart home, and
industrial automation, etc. Several IoT protocols have been introduced to
provide effective communication for resource-limited applications. However,
their traffic management is still a field for researches, to find the optimal
protocol choice for different situations. The review collects the results of
other works that experimentally compared application layer protocols in the
IoT environment and presents the graphical and tabular compression.
Finally, the conclusion summarize the choice in different applications.


Application protocols; Internet of things (IoT); IoT challenges

DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijeecs.v21.i3.pp%25p
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