SOFIE Framework makes IoT Federation Secure

SOFIE framework has been updated and now includes examples from the pilots. Visit GitHub to explore!

SOFIE facilitates the smooth creation of new IoT business platforms through secure open federation. The SOFIE Framework is an example implementation of the SOFIE Architecture being developed in the SOFIE Project. It is currently used to power four pilots:

  • to automatically discover new Bluetooth beacons that expand game coverage and to provide more secure trading of in-game assets using the decentralised marketplace in the Context-aware Mobile Gaming pilot.

  • to provide access to consumers’ smart meter data in a secure, privacy-preserving, and GDPR-compliant manner in the Energy Data Exchange pilot pilot.

Framework is being actively developed by the SOFIE project and many new updates have just been released in the GitHub ( open source including e.g.:

  • support for atomic interledger transactions between Ethereum and KSI ledgers

  • support for Bluetooth beacon discovery

  • more pricing models for the decentralised marketplace

  • the access control and data privacy functionalities now follow Python’s WSGI standard so they can be easily integrated into existing python web applications

  • pilots have provided 2 examples of Federation Adapters used to link existing IoT platforms to the SOFIE Architecture

The work on the Framework continues and e.g. Interledger support for the Hyperledger Fabric ledger is planned to be released later this spring.

Try out the Framework already today with the provided examples to see how you can benefit from SOFIE! After you have tried it out, we would love to get your feedback and suggestion via e-mail:

Written by Yki Kortesniemi and Dmitrij Lagutin, Aalto University
Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash