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 NameSICS-TB
Operational StatusStable and running
Contact Person NameZhitao He
Contact Person E-mailzhitao AT
Technology FocusWireless Sensor Networks
Deployment ScenarioIndoor partitioned space (e.g.: office space)
Deployment Pattern Non-uniform 2D (e.g.: scattered deployment on a single floor in a building)
Mobility SupportFixed nodes
Total Number of Supported Nodes17
Horizontal Node Spacing4
Vertical Node Spacing0
Variability of Supported SUT PlatformsSingle - homogeneous SUT
Primary SUT PlatformTmote Sky
Number of Nodes from the Primary SUT Platform17
Additional SUT Platform
Number of Nodes from the Additional SUT Platform
SUT SensorsTemperature, Humidity, Visible light
SUT ActuatorsLED
Power Supply of SUT NodesPower over USB
Control/Monitoring Plane SeparationOut-of-band (the control/monitoring plane uses separate medium/channel from the SUT)
Control/Monitoring Plane Communication TechnologiesUSB
Control/Monitoring Plane ArchitectureHierarchical and distributed (connection via set of secondary nodes / micro-servers which are then connected to the main "controlling" entity/server
Control/Monitoring Plane Gateway PlatformsASUS WL-500gp
Job Execution ModelInteractive (direct user control over the job execution process)
Job ConcurrencyNo concurrency (single job in a given time slot)
Job Registration and Scheduling InterfaceGUI client
Authentication and Authorization ArchitectureSSH public-key
Job Control InterfaceCustom RPC/RMI in Java
SUT Node Control ServicesPower cycling, Resetting, Image programming, Image erasing, Data collection, Data injection
SUT Data AccessDirect raw access to the serial/secondary channel output of the SUT nodes, Direct raw access to the serial/secondary channel input of the SUT nodes, Indirect access to serial/secondary channel via client library APIs
SUT Data PersistenceFile-system storage in raw text format
Time Stamping ServicesNo time stampiing
Integration with Simulators and EmulatorsNo integration, Ongoing work
Remote Use PolicyNo remote access