COOJA and Testbed Federation/TWIST growing together

Two COOJA plugins and manuals have been published to integrate the TWIST testbed in COOJA and to take checkpoints and perform rollbacks both in TWIST and COOJA.

Call for Papers: CONET/UBICITEC 2013

The 4th International Workshop on Networks of Cooperating Objects for Smart Cities 2013 (CONET/UBICITEC 2013), colocated with CPSWeek 2013, accepts submissions until January 28th, 2013.

Newsletter issue #19

The 19th CONET newsletter has been published. You can read on Virtual Organizations for Multi-Model Based Embedded Systems and on the UvA Bird Tracking System.


Testbed NameDSN Testbed
Operational StatusStable and running
InstitutionETH Zurich
Public Website
Contact Person NameJan Beutel
Contact Person E-mailbeutel AT
Technology FocusWireless Sensor Networks
Deployment ScenarioIndoor continuous space (e.g.: sport hall)
Deployment Pattern Non-uniform 2D (e.g.: scattered deployment on a single floor in a building)
Mobility SupportFixed nodes
Total Number of Supported Nodes52
Horizontal Node Spacing
Vertical Node Spacing
Variability of Supported SUT PlatformsMultiple - heterogeneous SUT
Primary SUT PlatformTmote Sky
Number of Nodes from the Primary SUT Platform25
Additional SUT PlatformTNOde
Number of Nodes from the Additional SUT Platform
SUT SensorsTemperature, Humidity, Visible light
SUT ActuatorsLED
Power Supply of SUT NodesMains powered
Control/Monitoring Plane SeparationOut-of-band (the control/monitoring plane uses separate medium/channel from the SUT)
Control/Monitoring Plane Communication TechnologiesBluetooth
Control/Monitoring Plane ArchitectureBluetooth Scatternet (Mesh)
Control/Monitoring Plane Gateway PlatformsBTnode
Job Execution ModelNo Job processing interface
Job ConcurrencyConcurrency per node ID (concurrent jobs have to use different sets of node IDs)
Job Registration and Scheduling InterfaceProgrammable Client APIs
Authentication and Authorization ArchitectureNo authentication and authorization
Job Control InterfaceWeb services - XML-RPC
SUT Node Control ServicesResetting, Image programming, Data collection, command execution on deployment support nodes
SUT Data AccessIndirect access to serial/secondary channel via client library APIs
SUT Data PersistenceDatabase storage in raw text format
Time Stamping ServicesDistributed time-stamping using time synchronized control/monitoring plane (time stamping at the micro-server/secondary node level that are globally synchronized using a service like NTP or FTSP)
Integration with Simulators and EmulatorsNo integration
Remote Use PolicyNo remote access