Pub. online:10 Jan 2023Type:Research ArticleOpen Access
Volume 34, Issue 1 (2023), pp. 147–168
The coordinated integration of heterogeneous TinyML-enabled elements in highly distributed Internet of Things (IoT) environments paves the way for the development of truly intelligent and context-aware applications. In this work, we propose a hierarchical ensemble TinyML scheme that permits system-wide decisions by considering the individual decisions made by the IoT elements deployed in a certain scenario. A two-layered TinyML-based edge computing solution has been implemented and evaluated in a real smart-agriculture use case, permitting to save wireless transmissions, reduce energy consumption and response times, at the same time strengthening data privacy and security.