The book aims to provide a broad overview of various topics of the Internet of Things
(IoT) from the research and development priorities to enabling technologies,
architecture, security, privacy, interoperability and industrial applications.
It is intended to be a standalone book in a series that covers the Internet of Things
activities of the IERC ? Internet of Things European Research Cluster from technology
to international cooperation and the global "state of play".
The book builds on the ideas put forward by the European research Cluster on the
Internet of Things Strategic Research Agenda and presents global views and state of the
art results on the challenges facing the research, development and deployment of IoT at
the global level.
Today we see the integration of Industrial, Business and Consumer Internet which is
bringing together the Internet of People, Internet of Things, Internet of Energy, Internet of
Vehicles, Internet of Media, Services and Enterprises in forming the backbone of the
digital economy, the digital society and the foundation for the future knowledge and
innovation based economy in supporting solutions for the emerging challenges of public
health, aging population, environmental protection and climate change, the conservation
of energy and scarce materials, enhancements to safety and security and the
continuation and growth of economic prosperity.
Penetration of smartphones and advances in machine to machine and wireless
communication technology will be the main drivers for IoT development. The IoT
contribution is in the increased value of information created by the number of
interconnections among things and the transformation of the processed information into
knowledge shared into the Internet of Everything. The connected devices are part of
ecosystems connecting people, processes, data, and things which are communicating in
the cloud using the increased storage and computing power and pushing for
standardization of communication and metadata. In this context the next generation of
the Cloud technologies will need to be flexible enough to scale autonomously, adaptive
enough to handle constantly changing connections and resilient enough to stand up to
the huge flows in data that will occur.
For 2025 analysts forecast that there will be six devices per human on the planet, which
means 50 billion more connected devices over the next 12 years. The Internet of Things
market is connected to this devices growth from industrial machine to machine (M2M)
systems, smart meters and wireless sensors.
Enabling technologies such as nanoelectronics, MEMS, embedded systems, intelligent
device management, smart phones, telematics, smart network infrastructure, cloud
computing and software technologies will create new products, new services, new
interfaces by creating smart environments and smart spaces with applications ranging
from Smart Cities, smart transport, buildings, energy, grid, to smart health and life.
Technical topics discussed in the book include:
Internet of Things in a wider context: Time for convergence.
Internet of Things Strategic Research Agenda
Interconnection and Integration of the Physical World into the Digital World
Scalable Architectures for IoT Applications
IoT standardisation requirements and initiatives. Standardisation and Innovation.
Service Openness and Interoperability
Software define and virtualization of network resources
Mobile devices enable IoT evolution fro m industrial applications to mass
Innovation through Interoperability and Standardisation when everything is
connected anytime at anyplace
Security, privacy, trust, safety, dependability: new challenges for IoT
Internet of Things Industrial Applications
Internet of Things, ubiquitous intelligence, virtualization, wireless networks:
ad hoc, sensor and cellular, nanoelectronics, embedded systems, cloud computing,
cognitive systems, next and future generation Internet