Model based testing of Internet of Things protocols

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This research topic is about applying model based testing to existing Internet of Things (IoT) protocols. Of course, we could pick a protocol like Bluetooth. However, we think it is way more interesting to apply model based testing to a protocol that is quite new and very popular, namely Zigbee.

Zigbee is an IEEE 802.15.4-based specification for a suite of high-level communication protocols used to create personal area networks with small, low-power digital radios. There are several interesting systems that we can use to test, especially in the home automation (domotica) area. For example, automated door locks, automated control of lighting, heating etc.

Because the Zigbee standard and its products are quite new, we see many problems. There are problems with security, non-conformance to the standard, and interoperability problems. Especially the latter are interesting to model and test.

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