Smart Grid communication middleware comparison distributed control comparison for the internet of things

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Communication between Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) is necessary to efficiently solve the intermittency issues caused by renewable energy, using DER power grid auxiliary services, primarily load shifting and shedding. The middleware used for communication determines which services are possible by their performance, which is limited by the middleware characteristics, primarily interchangeable serialization and the Publish-Subscribe messaging pattern. The earlier paper "Smart Grid Serialization Comparison" (Petersen et al. 2017) AIDS in the choice of serialization, which has a big impact on the performance of the communication as a whole. This paper identifies the dis-/advantages of the different middleware, shows that there are better alternatives to Web Services and XMPP, and gives guidance in choosing the most appropriate middleware depending on the context. YAMI4 and ZeroMQ are generally the strongest candidates for Smart Grid distributed control, but WAMP should also be considered in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 6th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems
PublisherSCITEPRESS Digital Library
Publication date2017
ISBN (Electronic)9789897582417
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event6th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems - Holiday Inn Porto Gaia, Porto, Portugal
Duration: 22 Apr 201724 Apr 2017


Conference6th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems
LocationHoliday Inn Porto Gaia
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    Research areas

  • Smart Grid, Internet of Things, Communication Middleware, RMI, XML-RPC, CORBA, ICE, Web Services, OPC UA, XMPP, WAMP, YAMI4, ZeroMQ

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