The HYDRA project - Networked Embedded System middleware for heterogeneous physical devices in a distributed architecture, has pioneered the P2P architecture for device networks which brings interoperability, flexibility, and security for IoT applications. Some of current IS employees participated in HYDRA, namely on the design and development tasks resulting in a provision of the Hydra/LinkSmart IoT middleware, which was further enhanced in consequent projects such as ELLIOT, ebbits, and several others.

VICINITY will reuse this solution as one of guest IoT infrastructures.