Internet of Things: Converging Technologies for Smart Environments and Integrated Ecosystems (River Publishers' Series in Information Science and Tech

Internet of Things: Converging Technologies for Smart Environments and Integrated Ecosystems (River Publishers' Series in Information Science and Tech

By: Ovidiu Vermesan (editor), Peter Friess (editor)Paperback

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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 stand-alone 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 and Innovation Agenda and presents 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. These developments are 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 nanoelectronics, cyber-physical systems, wireless communication, software, and Cloud computing technology will be the main drivers for IoT development. The IoT contribution is seen 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 while attempting to standardize communication and metadata. In this context, the next generation of Cloud computing 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 of data that will occur. In 2025, analysts forecast that there will be six devices per human on the planet, which means around 50 billion more connected devices over the next 12 years. The Internet of Things market is connected to this anticipated device growth from industrial Machine to Machine (M2M) systems, smart meters and wireless sensors. Internet of Things technology will generate new services and 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.

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Dr. Ovidiu Vermesan holds a Ph.D. degree in microelectronics and a Master of International Business (MIB) degree. He is Chief Scientist at SINTEF Information and Communication Technology, Oslo, Norway. His research interests are in the area of analog and mixed-signal ASIC Design (CMOS/BiCMOS/SOI) with applications in measurement, instrumentation, high-temperature applications, medical electronics and integrated sensors; low power/low voltage ASIC design; and computer-based electronic analysis and simulation. Dr. Vermesan received SINTEFs 2003 award for research excellence for his work on the implementation of a biometric sensor system. He is currently working with projects addressing nanoelectronics integrated systems, communication and embedded systems, integrated sensors, wireless identifiable systems and RFID for future Internet of Things architectures with applications in green automotive, internet of energy, healthcare, oil and gas and energy efficiency in buildings. He is actively involved in the activities of the European Technology Platforms ENIAC (European Nanoelectronics Initiative Advisory Council), ARTEMIS (Advanced Research & Technology for EMbedded Intelligence and Systems), EPoSS (European Technology Plat- form on Smart Systems Integration). Dr. Vermesan is the coordinator of the IoT European Research Cluster (IERC) of the European Commission, actively participated in EU FP7 Projects related to Internet of Things. Dr. Peter Friess holds a Ph.D. in engineering with emphasis on business reengineering, project management and self-organising systems, and a diploma degree in aerospace and aeronautics engineering from the Technical University of Munich. Peter Friess has written several articles and participated in the improvement of world-wide project management approaches. He is responsible for the management of the European Internet of Things research cluster with emphasis on identification and sensing technologies, connected objects, architectural frameworks and new application scenarios like Smart Cities. He is also responsible for the management of the first Pan-European Thematic Network for Radio Frequency Identification Technologies and the international co-operation on the Internet of Things, in particular with Asian countries. Prior to his present activities, he was e-business senior consultant at IBM, consulting major automotive and utilities companies in Europe, and before that he was active as IT-manager at Philips Semiconductors. He started his career as researcher for business reengineering at the Bremen Institute for Applied Work Sciences.


1. Introduction 2. Internet of Things in a wider context: Time for convergence. 3. Internet of Things Strategic Research Agenda 4. Interconnection and Integration of the Physical World into the Digital World 5. Scalable Architectures for IoT Applications 6. IoT standardisation requirements and initiatives. Standardisation and Innovation. 7. Service Openness and Interoperability 8. Software define and virtualization of network resources 9. Mobile devices enable IoT evolution from industrial applications to mass consumer applications 10. Innovation through Interoperability and Standardisation when everything is connected anytime at anyplace 11. Security, privacy, trust, safety, dependability: new challenges for IoT 12. Internet of Things Industrial Applications

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/06/2013
  • ISBN13: 9788792982735
  • Format: Paperback, Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 364
  • ID: 9788792982735
  • weight: 686
  • ISBN10: 8792982735

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