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The Internet of Things (IOT) is a network of Internet-enabled objects, together with web services that interact with these objects. Underlying the Internet of Things are sensor technologies such as RFID, sensors, and smartphones.
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In the geospatial sciences, the consideration of ‘people as sensors’ continuously gained popularity. Hundreds of research papers jumped in and examined the use of cameras and successive uploading of imagery, sensors in the human blood cycle, facilitation of mobile phones and even got that far to talk about a digital nervous system. But, when does it make sense to really talk about ‘people as sensors’ and where might be the boundaries?
 
Yea, there are certainly many ways to look into this broadly defined notion (1) people wearing sensors, (2) sensors detecting people, (3) people sensing their surroundings and reporting about the findings. MORE? (1) is quite an Internet of Things (IoT) playing field where people become platforms for a hole lot of diverse sensors, yesterday I read about latest fashion products in which sensors are included in textiles and are reporting a lot about personal conditions and movements. (2) Is more of an surveillance (big brother) type of thing, where for example more and more public cameras apply face detection etc. (3) at the first glance is closest to the idea of 'people as sensors' or VGI (as Irene spotted). At the second look it pushes the metaphor pretty much at its limits, because people do not just transfer analogue signals (inputs) to digital outputs, they apply quite some processing and interpretation in between; all depending on their knowledge, current thinking, etc. Even then, we might distinguish between user contributed content, which is provided voluntarily to a specific community and those not, as well as implicit or explicit 'sensing'. With the latter I want to say that you might report on something specific, e.g. occurrences of birds on birdwatch.co.uk, or they report on anything and others try to extract something reasonable, e.g. earthquakes (as mentioned by Fernando). All raise different issues, or at least put different weights one them. All raise issues of privacy, security and informing people about what they are exposing and to whom. Could you think of other issues (or benefits), e.g. related to ethics, use of social media, Web 2.0/3.0, eGovernment...
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What can be done to prevent household appliances from revealing sensitive information to third parties. Who is going to regulate the data transimited by sensors and how is this going to be done.
 
There seems to be an odd, unquestioned model that IoT devices will "automagically" connect to the internet to access Cloud services provided by their vendor.  I think this is very unfortunate.  Yes, many current IoT devices do so - Cloud devices need some form of internet connectivity, and even devices like FitBit (which is strictly BT) often sync with the Cloud through apps. It doesn't have to be this way.  IoT did not start with these "Cloud-enabled" devices, and there are extremely good reasons not to let this trend continue.  The problem, of course, is that fixing the problem would imply some amount of cooperation (or at least standard-conformity) among vendors.  A secondary problem is that the industry has fallen out of the habit of forming real (open) standards, the way IETF did for the fundamental protocols of the internet. What would such a standard look like?  I don't think it's so hard to imagine - IoT devices are not doing anything at all novel, only doing it in an unfamiliar context.  For instance, most IoT devices would like to produce a stream of events: regular dumps of activity (eg motion records from a FitBit), or open-close events from a smart-sensor on a door, or temperatures, etc.  Additionally, some IoT devices are transducers: they need to receive commands as well.  Customers need to be able to configure devices (install new ones, notice when devices fail, etc).  Customers may desire a way to create arbitrary logic between sensors and transducers.  None of these necessitate the everything-connects-to-Cloud model. What's the disadvantage to a model where device owners coordinate their IoT with service provided by other than the device vendor - optionally through local hubs?  There are numerous reasons to find such a model attractive, including privacy, security, autonomy, robustness, invulnerability to vendor failure, etc. At some level, we want our devices to build a model for our location and behavior at any time, to optimize our environment (lights, cooling/heating, music, etc).  It is often desirable for both young and old to be monitored to detect accidents or other harm.  All these are deeply intrusive, which is why we should desire to control the mechanism ourselves, rather than handing everything over, unfiltered and unconditionally, to our new Cloud overlords.
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IDCS 2015 The 8th International Conference on Internet and Distributed Computing Systems September 2-4, 2015 Cumberland Lodge, The Great Park, Windsor, Berkshire, UK http://idcs2015.reading.ac.uk - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Conference Overview ------------------- Topics of Interest: Distributed Computing, Internet Applications, Cyber-Physical Systems, Internet of Things, Big Data The Internet as ubiquitous infrastructure and the widespread use of mobile and wireless devices have laid the foundation for the emergence of innovative network applications. In addition, the advances of sensor technologies are facilitating Cyber-Physical Systems, i.e. the integration of the digital world with the physical environment, and the advent of the Internet of Things. Large-scale networked systems, real-time data streams from sensors and widespread use of mobile devices are contributing to the Big Data trends. Intelligent and efficient approaches are required to turn the wealth of data available from the network into useful and actionable knowledge. The conference programme will focus on emerging models, paradigms, applications and technologies related to Internet-based distributed systems. Conference Format ----------------- The perfect venue for an academic retreat and the single track format facilitate interaction and socialisation of the participants. Invited keynote speakers are opening the activities of each day. A special session is dedicated to PhD students presenting their work to the community: four grants are available to PhD students to cover travel and accommodation costs. Publications ------------ The conference proceedings will be published as Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). All contributions will also be electronically available through SpringerLink Database and will be indexed through ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S), EI, Scopus, ACM Digital Library, DBLP, and Google scholar. Authors of selected conference papers will be invited to submit an extended paper to a Special Issue on "Cyber-physical Systems (CPS), Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data" of the Elsevier Journal of Future Generation Computer Systems (Impact Factor: 2.639).
 
Martin Henze
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Dear All, I need the current research topics on this field, as it is broad field , it takes a lot of time to decide which topics are currently under research . Please help me out. I will be thankful to you.
 
When you combine the two, looking at the arising security and privacy challenges is an interesting and promising field. See the attached publications for more information.
Eduardo Souto
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The best Architecture for implementing -Internet Of Things- ?
 
Read http://www.iot-a.eu/public This group discuss architecture and other issues. BR, Eduardo Souto
Cheonsu Jeong
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If so, why do you think so? And that period will come within a few years? This seems to be a very interesting topic.
 
Manesh T
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In other word we could have IOT without cloud?
 
Cloud Services are always a part of Internet of things. But without cloud also, Internet of things can work
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I am exploring some research ideas about architecture for IoT. At present I am come up to a naive idea for IoT architecture, but I am not clear about how to validate the naive architecture for IoT. Can anyone guide me in this regards, how to validate the architecture for IoT? what tool to be use? or any other guide line? Thanks in advance
 
There isn't really such a thing as THE Internet of things, what there is, is a large collect of different Internet of things. To reinforce the points made by Trudi Schifter, not only is there not one service level architecture, for example there is a massive difference between the operation requirements of a large scale sensor network and bunch of home based actuator and control systems. A sensor network requires massive levels of aggregation within in the carrier network and a home network requires a single secure gateway control point supporting typically full duplex communications. There is not even a single transport architecture. One way of looking at things such a as z-wave, or zigbee is to regard them as local area transport system. The picture is often confused because the underlying wireless network is nearly always associated very closely with its function. Again for example a home based heating control thermostat is defined by is function, not its gateway protocol. However, these gateway technologies are flexible transport systems and can be used to support a huge range of applications. Also a given technology is not always appropriate. Zigbee may be of no use to you if the devices are deployed over a wide area with large separation between device, or if the systems are to produce high bandwidth output. In addition to these underlying connectivity technologies being different, the developer base has different requirements. Some one who wants to use the output of a device, or control it, really is only interested in the code, or API, to do this. So they are only interested in the address of the device and how to talk to it. This is almost always via a gateway point, usually in the form of a web service. However the device designers are interested in the details of the device operation, circumnavigation firewalls and providing security. The hobbyist/end application developer will typically see things from the point of view of the gateway bridge, for example a z-wave gateway, or a zigbee bridge. So the different user groups see the architecture in different ways. Because of this I don't think there is ever going to be a one size fits all solution. The problem is the term Internet of things is too general a description, its OK for marketing purposes, but its not useful from a technical perspective. Now to answer your question. To validate an architecture is extremely difficult in general and because the ideas around this subject are in their infancy its an order of magnitude more complex. In my experience the only option is to build it and test it. Again as an example, we found on of the most annoying problems is managing the flow of data over private networks and through firewalls, which was not an obvious architectural problem when we stated deploying sensors.
Siva Subramaniyam
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I am trying to build a WSN using IoT component XBee. I need to assign MY 16 bit address to each node(XBee S2) but I am not able to do this using XCTU. Is there a way around?
 
please see the below links what Iot platform are you using? is it IBM Bluemix or someother http://www.arduino-hacks.com/xbee-communication/ https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/exploring-xbees-and-xctu/configuring-networks
Len Leonid Mizrah
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My project need to evaluate some authentication techniques in the IoT. I need to know what are usually performance metrics used to do it? Thanks
 
Ausama, There are several performance measures that are typically used in evaluating various authentication techniques. Those are the percentages of false negative and false positive test results. Both of them have a very clear and direct meaning in assessing as to how a particular authentication technique is suitable to an application / solution / b2c or b2b cases / market segments or verticals. For example, let's assume that the authentication system is checking visitors coming to a 50,000 capacity soccer stadium, and it produces 0.01% of false positive results, that is 5 visitors got into the stadium without having valid credentials. Perhaps, it is the acceptable result from a general economic security point of view. However, if it is a bank instead of a stadium and the amount of false positive visitors authenticating to the bank tellers (or ATM machines) is the same 0.01% per 50,000 visitors - it would probably be considered as unacceptable for the banking industry.      
Fulvio Corno
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I want to work in IoT field. I need some interesting topic to work with. I love Math and Statistics, algorithm, optimization.
 
I would suggest starting from reviewing the information provided by the IEEE Technical Community (see links below). Also, the IEEE Computer Society 2022 Report has a section on the IoT. http://iot.ieee.org/ http://theinstitute.ieee.org/static/special-report-the-internet-of-things http://www.computer.org/cms/Computer.org/ComputingNow/2022Report.pdf
Martin Henze
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Internet of Things (IoT) is gaining popularity by interconnecting 'Things' with each other through the vast world of Internet. However, the deployment of the technology in the mass of "things" is still a dream. What are the current security and privacy issues in IoT that must be addressed? Any new research trends and/ or directions?
 
One important security research question results from the extremely constrained resources which are typically available on IoT devices. These lead on the one hand to new security threats (see attached paper "6LoWPAN Fragmentation Attacks and Mitigation Mechanisms") and on the other hand require to specifically tailor security protocols to these constrained nodes (see attached paper "Slimfit - A HIP DEX Compression Layer for the IP-based Internet of Things"). When speaking about privacy in the Internet of Things, the main question from my point of view is how users can be enabled to remain in control over their data, i.e., to specifically define how, where and to which extend their data may be used (see attached paper "User-driven Privacy Enforcement for Cloud-based Services in the Internet of Things").
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I am able to send packets from node to sink/root mote, but not vice verse I tried but it giving fatal error and simulator getting close. 1. printf("DATA sending reply\n"); uip_ipaddr_copy(&server_conn->ripaddr, &UIP_IP_BUF->srcipaddr); uip_udp_packet_send(server_conn, "Reply", sizeof("Reply")); uip_create_unspecified(&server_conn->ripaddr); 2. uip_udp_packet_sendto(server_conn, buf, sizeof(buf), &nodes[total_nodes-1].ip, UIP_HTONS(12345)); I tried by two ways, but for both cases not working should i enable some configuration in project-conf/makefile ? Thanks
 
Prakash, Its better to shift to a commercial simulation software like NetSim. I have also struggled too much with NS2 and Cooja.
Eiman Kanjo
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There are several interesting papers on ways to measure emotions. For instance, Klaus R. Scherer What are emotions? And how can they be measured?, http://lep.unige.ch/system/files/biblio/2005_Scherer_SSI.pdf The topic is wide, so contributions come from different scientific areas. My interest is related to applications sprung from IOT. Could you provide hints or examples of brilliant solutions? Many thanks!
 
There are many techniques for emotion measurments including: self report ( selected by users text, images), using physilogical sensors sucg as EDA, ECG and temprature, or brain sensors such as EEG. Context awareness could also give you idea about user's mood for example monitoring user interaction with mobile phones, social notifications and  location)  beside enviromental clues such as weather information, traffic, noise levels...etc. We have a review paper accepted in relation to emotion measurment which I am happy to share once fully published.
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Currently, I am in the process of editing Handbook of Research on Next-Generation High Performance Computing to be published by IGI Global (www.igi-global.com) scheduled for release in 2016. In order to strengthen the overall quality of this important publication, I am in the process of organizing an Editorial Advisory Board for this valuable reference and, based on your impressive research records, I would like to invite you to join this Board. As a member of the Board, you will be able to read papers about the current and future advances and challenges of high-performance computing and related technologies (e.g., Big Data, Internet of Things, grid/cloud computing, many-core, exascale systems, etc.) You will also receive a 40% discount should you wish to purchase a copy of Handbook of Research on Next-Generation High Performance Computing upon its publication. As a member of the Board, you would be asked to assist me with the process by reviewing proposals, conducting reviews of those manuscripts for which I need a reviewer, and assisting me with submission cases where conflicting reviews exist. Please keep in mind that we also will be arranging for a double-blind review process between authors to evaluate the submissions for this book. In addition to supporting the review process, you would also be asked to write testimonial statements in support of this book. I would also welcome any suggestions you might have regarding appropriate organizations or publications that may be interested in reviewing the completed publication. If this invitation is agreeable to you and does not conflict with your current professional and research interests, please let me know by no later than February 28, 2015. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this matter. You can message me here or send me a note on qusayfadhel@yahoo.com. I look forward to hearing from you soon!
 
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Researchers and practitioners can submit their papers on this link: http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/1688 http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/1688
 
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Birgitta Cappelen
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I am reviewing this area and would like some feedback from researchers working in related projects.
 
From my perspective, working in a related field, the most important question is why you need emotion sensing systems? If the answer is because you want to improve health, then that is the challenge, not the sensing systems as systems, but the success of the health improving interventions. And then the challenge become, how one create good health interventions, how do one stop the destructive behavior and motivate the health improving behavior. Here I think social and cultural aspects, long time behavior and learning/mastery curves is important. What cultural and social values do the system promote and reproduce? How do one maintain the health improving behavior over time? How do one create good and challenging learning and mastery experiences (curves) over time? In our project RHYME we create multi-sensory Internet of Things (interactive MSE) to motivate social and aesthetic co-creation for children with severe disabilities and their families. Here we use musical improvisation (advanced musical algorithms) and sensory stimulation to motivate social co-creation (positive and equal creative behavior that promote both aesthetical experiences and musical mastery).  http://rhyme.no/
Hang Shen
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if some one share the related research articles, I will be thankful.
 
A network architecture solution for efficient IOT WSN backhauling: challenges and opportunitie, IEEE Wireless Communications. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=6882303&abstractAccess=no&userType=inst
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Please consider the "Challenges Towards Secure Internet of Things" presented in the link indicated below: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/269278562_Challenges_Towards_Secure_Internet_of_Things OWASP Internet of Things Top 10: - I1 Insecure Web Interface  - I2 Insufficient Authentication / Authorization - I3 Insecure Network Services - I4 Lack of Transport Encryption - I5 Privacy Concerns - I6 Insecure Cloud Interface - I7 Insecure Mobile Interface - I8 Insufficient Security Configurability - I9 Insecure Software/Firmware - I10 Poor Physical Security
 
For us, the "Security in the Internet of Things" includes innovation ecosystem, trust, and industrial applicability as the main headlines.  The innovation ecosystem on top of the "Internet of Things" has to address the benefits of sharing data, and ensuring privacy. Mechanisms should address technology (bitcoin, blockchain,...), but also the platforms on where players can virtually exchange. Trust seems to me the imminent driver for a secure IoT ecosystem. Why would people otherwise join? However, the challenge of trust measures is hard to be solved, if not impossible: Granularity, Transitive Trust, Reflective Trust are just some topics. We might need novel aspects taken from social networking to address trust. Industrial applicability of our research is my third topic. Especially in the area of Smart Grids I see the too sides between industry and academia: Industry still using mechanisms from "ages ago", huge investments, potential risks, thus I see industry focussing on risk assessment and mitigation. Academia has worked with security models, updating algorithms in a frequent way. However, the time-lines between algorithm development, computer development and industrial infrastructure are really different, making adaptability of IoTSec a challenge.  We have created the Initiative IoTSec.no, with the goal of bringing the leading academia/research institutes in Norway together with the Smart Grid industry, and envisage a Security Centre for Smart Grid. Thus, I'm sure we'll follow this discussion :-) http://IoTSec.no
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By 2015, the world will have 25 billion smart thermostats, fitness bands, and other Internet-connected, data-spewing devices, according to the Federal Trade Commission.On Tuesday, that agency’s chairwoman, Edith Ramirez, devoted her CES 2015 keynote to warnings about the privacy and security risks of the so-called Internet of Things, or IoT.
 
I think that the first class concern should be energy-efficiency. Billions of objects are connected via the IoT structure and it may cause huge amount of energy consumption. So, the design and consumption model should be as efficient as it's possible.
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I am interested to know few applications on Internet of Things (IoT) using FPGAs.
 
It depends on what is meant by IoT. I do not expect FPGAs in consumer IoT devices, because they aim for absolutely low costs and FPGAs are relatively expensive even for larger quantities. The picture is different for applications in research and industry, especially when it comes to distributed and wireless acquisition of multimedia data. FPGAs can be used to significantly reduce the required amount of data rate by preprocessing and data compression. I was involved in projects from both sides (multimedia preprocessing and wireless data transmission), so I would be very interested to see something that combines these.
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I am doing research on Pervasive computing. I need exact answer for the above question.
 
I think that the concept of IoT is wider and applies to items that ubiquitous computing can use as resources. As Jelle mentions, there is a 'run' to coin each concept as we can perceive by their abundance; web of things, internet of things, internet of everything, etc. Everybody (including media) knows the central region of those concepts but the boundaries are still to be defined.
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With the advancements of IT in the areas of big data analytics, Internet of Thing, mobility technologies, cloud computing, social networking and security, how these technologies can help in preventing incidents like the disappearance, shooting down or crashing into the sea of jetliners?  Please share your thoughts. For example, with all the precedent data points entered into / accessed by a big data analytical systems, will these systems predict what are the high risk areas and what are the appropriate mitigation that airlines need to undertake / prepare in advance.
 
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I would like to know the recent issues in terms of research, in the domain of the internet of things. 
 
In first step you must have a good vision on IoT and infrastructures of that, then you could select a topic. In other hand main question is whats your skill and ability. I send a map of IOT for you, it can useful. 
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It will be also appreciated to point out things that are related to the industry. I am also interested in knowing what are the top conferences on IoT? Thanks in advance.
 
When you combine the Internet of Things with Cloud Computing, one of the major research challenges is to guarantee security and privacy. See the attached publications for more information on this very interesting research field. With respect to your question on top conferences for IoT: New paradigms such as IoT or Cloud Computing are cross-disciplinary. Still, researchers will publish their outstanding results on the top venues in their discipline (at least that is what I observed for Cloud Computing and IoT). I would highly suggest to search the top conferences in your field (or the field you are interested in) on papers contributing to the IoT. Some suggestions include ACM SIGCOMM for networking, USENIX OSDI for operating systems, VLDB for databases, and IEEE S&P and ACM CCS for security and privacy.
Mahboobeh Parsapoor
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Currently, I am doing the research on the modelling of design patterns using OWL. For the application, I have considered IOT. 
 
Hi, A good paper is 'The Internet of Things: A survey' 
Ivan De Oliveira Nunes
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Please provide me the ideas and supporting research papers links ....
 
6LoWPAN is a protocol  to enable IPv6 over Low power Wireless Personal Area Networks. Implementing 6LoWPAN  over 802.15.4 link layer (commonly used in WSNs) is a way to connect every wireless sensor node to the Internet of Things considering WSN nodes' typical limitations. Best regards
Mahboobeh Parsapoor
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Many existing publications on Smart Parking focus on sensorics, algorithms, and system architecture. However, I am more interested in the aspects economic/ecological goals, organisational and legal requirements  for planning and designing such a solution for a concrete city.
 
Hi  A useful paper:  Smart Parking Applications Using RFID Technology
Zeydin Pala
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Dear Hi, Can any one help me with a new protocol which can improve the security in Internet Of Things (IoT) ?
 
Dear Arshath Raja, There are two paper on Security considerations for Internet of Things. https://www.comsys.rwth-aachen.de/fileadmin/papers/2011/2011-hummen-smartobjects-adaptationlayer.pdf http://203.199.60.24/media/30090/whitepaper_security-considerations-for-internet-of-things.pdf
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With the trend going on in ubiquitous computing, everything is going to be connected to the Internet and its data will be used for various progressive purposes, creating not only information from it, but also, knowledge and even wisdom. Internet of Things (IoT) becoming so pervasive that it is becoming important to integrate it with cloud computing because of the amount of data IoT's could generate and their requirement to have the privilege of virtual resources utilization and storage capacity, but also, to make it possible to create more usefulness from the data generated by IoT's and develop smart applications for the users.
 
Hi  A useful link:  https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/I_Dream_of_IoT/Chapter_4_:_IoT_and_Cloud_Computing
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It is our pleasure to invite you to contribute a chapter (20-25 pages) in this volume within its scope mentioned below. Co-authored chapters are welcome. As such, each chapter is expected to be completed within itself. In order to bring out the volume in time, we request you to submit the full manuscript by August 31, 2015. Each chapter will be reviewed by two expert reviewers to ensure the quality of the volume.
 
Thank you for the kind update... :) I shall contact you soon with the chapter 
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I am carrying out a study on addressing  identified challenges in manufacturing automation. I will appreciate it if anyone can suggest academic journals that discuss such challenges
 
Dear Seun, I believe this paper provides some orientation:  [Nobre, F.S., Tobias, A.M. & Walker, D.S., 2008] The Pursuit of Cognition in Manufacturing Organizations. Journal of Manufacturing Systems - Elsevier, 27(4): 145-157. ISSN 0278-6125. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmsy.2009.01.001. Regards, Farley
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The Sensorian Shield is an add-on sensor board that transforms all Raspberry Pi models into an Internet of Things (IoT) platform for tinkering. It provides an extensive set of Python and C libraries. Learn more at Kickstarter. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sensorian/sensorian-shield-the-physical-world-meets-cloud-co/description
 
Congratulations, this is a very good Project, I am doing a research about IoT , and I think I will be contact to you for getting the product
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I really appreciate if you provide me an ideas and supporting research papers links ...
 
 Hi, it really depends on what you mean for "integrate". Contemporary, commercial, smart home systems already include/integrate IoT (home) devices, typically: think, for example, at the Philips Hue lamps (or the Nest thermostat) that are integrated in several smart home systems, like SmartThings (http://www.smartthings.com) or Ninja Sphere (https://ninjablocks.com). Traditional home automation systems do not require "IoT-capabilities" to work, i.e., they can operate without Internet protocols, or without the Internet in general, since they speak their own protocols. IoT devices, from the other side, can cover different application areas, not only smart homes.
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The CBC, a major Canadian radio station, just ran an episode about the Internet of Things (audio: http://bit.ly/1FYrbkN) last Saturday (on Terry O'Reilly's Under the Influence) . There were a few pearls in that 30-min. segment such as wireless diapers which notify the parents of wetness, SR-enabled toys that record your kids phrases (for marketing), and fridges that are supposedly going to be  scheduling your restocking purchases (see script/pictures:  http://bit.ly/1SQYED8). One of the thrusts behind the R&D in this area is to get different brands to talk to each other. That's quite a new world for us, linguists or information specialists, don't you think? Is the internet getting too chatty? How do you feel about such future? In January 2015 I heard a keynote speech by a green innovator at HICSS2015 conference sensor enabled embedded systems (that are in R&D stage: http://bit.ly/1JeM79B). He talked of a single controller/sensor for all home gadget functions, and the big data that poured with such innovations, and how to make sense of it all (how much water's used, at what point, by which tap, etc). I keep thinking of what W. Gibson once said: "The future is already here, it's just not very evenly distributed". (Have you read "The Circle": http://bit.ly/1yJuKG3)? What side are you on in this argument: a definite progress (no need to shop, all delivered by fridge butler),or a nightmare (can't hide anywhere, we do need locks on some rooms for a reason)?
 
The answer is "it depends" . There is no definite answer. People's expectations of Privacy also changes over period of time.  When kodak camera's was introduced in 1888 they were banned on beaches but now people put their private pictures themselves on web !
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Internet of Things is about connecting "Things" ( Objects and Machines) to the internet and eventually to each other; while Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)  are integration of computation, networking and physical process. However we have not come across clear comparison/ distinction so far.
 
Good question! In my opinion, all IoT devices are Cyber Phisical Systems, but CPSs are not necessarily connected to the Internet and thus, not necessarily IoT devices. This is where I see the main difference. Best regards,
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I have currently one problem: I bought a RaspBerry Pi2 B system and this has only mircoUSB for charging and maybe also for connecting to another computer. My current setting is, that the box is connected via WLAN to my local network and it is connected to a 5 V 2 A power supply via microUSB. Now, if i the operating system (currently Debian 8.0 Jessie) crashes or is (accidentially) shutdown without rebooting, how should i get the system from a remote place get up running again. One solution would be to detach it from the power supply and reattach it again. This could be achieved by a WLAN power supply, which is already available in stores, but the more fine and safe solution would be to have an internet connected power supply, that allows to treat the device (my RaspBerry Pi 2 B)  as if it was connected by USB to the remote machine i am currently logged in and trying to manage the system for rebooting. THus i am asking for a "nice and clean hardware hack" to implement remote USB.
 
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I need a standard Case study to simulate my Purposed model in a cloud base IOT. 
 
I'm not sure what qualifies a standard IoT study, but here are some examples of what has been actually implemented.  The first link, once you get past the marketing stuff, has three example use cases done in manufacturing.  The second link has pointers to  case studies in a variety of industries.  Again, lots of marketing material there but real case studies are included. https://www-ssl.intel.com/content/www/us/en/internet-of-things/blueprints/iot-business-value-manufacturing-blueprint.html https://www-ssl.intel.com/content/www/us/en/internet-of-things/solution-blueprints-and-case-studies.html
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We have to implement a scenario on OpNet where Internet tasks with QoS requirements are to be serviced by a sensor network. How to model such tasks?
 
Hi, I am not familiar with OpNet as well. But for the sensor network, many of them have a sink node for data aggregation. The sink node maintains connections of sensors within a range and offers service outwards. Thus, some services are actually served by the sink node, not directly by sensors. So If you can know which sink nodes your service access to, you can model QoS for each sink node. Otherwise, I think you can treat the entire sensor network as a black box and model an overall QoS. 
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Please suggest some good and latest topics for Phd in wireless sensor network. All suggestions are welcome ,please suggest along with link to papers.
 
You can do PhD level research in any of the topics mentioned above ... but it depends on what you do .... PhD level research needs novel contribution in the filed .. You can take any one of the field mentioned  by you start doing literature survey ..... do research and think of the novel contribution which you can make ....   implement the ideas and try to create new knowledge base in that  area.  that will qualify for a PhD work. Internet of things with WSN ...good topic ... even you may work on security aspects of WSN  ..... All the three different filed mentioned by you are very promising for PhD level research... Hope it helps....
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Just exploring the future, so every answer/opinion is appreciated.
 
Well there are few points which should be especially reconsidered while discussing the Security of the IoT. They are: Diverse Threats Resources Discrepancy in IoT Quality Multiple Points of Vulnerability
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In IoT scenario, many incoming tasks emerging from the Internet need to be effectively managed by small networks with energy and computational power constraints. Can this be a research area?
 
@Sourabh Bharti I think the area you mentioned is not of the IoT concerned. Most of the times IoT is active in nature, where it provides data that is input to the applications. There maybe cases where IoT 'things' maybe queried as well, but in that case, the resource scheduling mechanisms would take care of that. There is a rich amount of literature already available. So I would suggest you to work on other open problems in IoT. My two cents...
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I am wondering what is a good research area to explore that has lots of research potential in the near future -  Internet of Things vs  Cloud Computing? I am specifically interested in exploring Security and Data Analytics aspects
 
I think if you are interested in Security issues, Cloud computing has a lot of aspects to research because it is infrastructure  to store, process and access of IoTs
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I am working on the integration of social networking concepts into the Internet of Things. To evaluate the benefits of this solution, I need a large dataset with data collected from different kinds of objects.
 
Thanks everyone for the feedbacks. We recently constructed our own dataset of IoT objects starting from the devices available in Santander. The dataset includes object information (such as owner or category), the traces on the positions and the timestamps of the devices, the list of all the applications we envision in a Smart City scenario, the objects profiles (expressed as set of available services and possible applications requests) and an adjacent matrix of relationships for the Social IoT (which is my field of research). The resulting network comprehends a total of 16216 devices, 16 typologies of objects, 18 different services and 28 applications. The dataset is available here: http://www.social-iot.org/index.php?p=downloads The paper with the full description of the dataset will be presented at the IEEE PIMRC 2018 in Bologna next September. A Dataset for Performance Analysis of the Social Internet of Things
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A lot of research is going on in the field of interfacing Internet of Things(IoT) and other small ad-hoc networks such as Wireless Sensor Networks. As far as MANETs are concerned, they are already IPv6 enabled and can be integrated with IoT environment. What will be the research issues in interfacing IoT with MANETs?
 
Hi. There are challenges for an eventual convergence of IoT into the Radio Access Network (RAN) as part of LTE (5G or whatever comes next). IoT main requirement is energy efficiency, as end nodes are typically energy constrained. While RAN is typically optimised for throughput and mobility. There is no trivial solution for this but several attempts instead. Weightless (from Neul, see: http://goo.gl/Tp24IT) is one road. There are others, e.g. SigFox's ultra-narrow band proposal (see: http://goo.gl/yAVBt8) and LoRa (from Semtech, see: http://goo.gl/OnKmDN). I'd say main challenges are not in routing. Instead, security and privacy, virtualisation and cloud computing are active research areas related to IoT. Moreover, the novelty in those existing solutions include: (i) new business models, (ii) operation in unlicensed spectrum, which is free (big savings compared to spectrum leasing) but requires special attention to interference and coexistence in the design of the PHY and DATA LINK layers, and (iii) large radio range and low-bandwidth provides for a relatively much smaller number of base stations to cover a given area, compared to "traditional" LTE RAN. Hope it helps.
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Studying various Mobile Virtual Assistants,  Silvia Indigo Dragon (by Nuance) Assistant (assistant.ai) Series of Questions actually With the advent of the "Internet of Things" and the ubiquitous availability of mobile devices, what features would make a Virtual Assistant stand out in its use of Artificial Intelligence? What are the likely challenges? For a 3rd world country scenario, with limited access to the internet what considerations should be made to make the assistant as effective as possible? What algorithms are there to help an assistant better learn about its users and perform recommendations with respect to apps that would be useful for the user, recommend or select music in he user's playlist based on mood? Your suggestions http://silvia4u.info/silvia-for-android/ http://assistant.ai
 
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      i wanted to know in witch cases the Internet of Things can be used in The smart grids? is there any place to use this methode?
 
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I am working on IoT Architecture development, I am currently doing the work all alone. Is there anyone who is doing the research work in IoT-A. I intend to join any relevant research group so that my efforts may be geared up and streamlined. Any one can help me in this regards. Thank you in advance.
 
Please find the attached files containing IoT architecture tutorial for your reference.
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Thanks in advance for your replies.
 
Hi, This article might be helpful: The Role of the Internet of Things in Managing Supply Chain Risk
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Hi Peers, I predict the "Cloud Centric Internet of Things Technology" is going to be future of IT,Telecom,Electronics,Communication,Mobile,etc. Please share your views on this. Thanks.
 
We are still at the dawning of the third era and if the Internet were a movie we'd still be in the opening credits. 85% of deployed systems are unconnected, do not share data with each other or the cloud. New devices are being added every day. In 2013, 0.5 Billion non-personal devices were added to the network. So it is true the Internet of Things is Future of IT because RFID industry pioneer Kevin Ashton coined the word IoT & believed that this idea had the potential to change the world “if we had computers that knew everything there was to know about things”. deliver Intelligence where needed to acquire and filter data securely, billions of intelligent devices sharing data and supporting legacy and new environment and solutions from device to cloud to deliver end-to-end customer value.
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I need the best way of representing context to which you can easily apply proved reasoning techniques.
 
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if you have examples of interesting thesis or articles I will be grateful
 
I think you can begin with an introducion of the issues you want to tackle in your work and demonstrate that IoT is the right solution. The following chapter can shows eventually related works about the issues you explained in the introduction. Then a chapter that explain in details what IoT is and the open issues. Than, a chapter that shows your solution and finally, the conclusions. At the end, references, list of tables / figures and so on.
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As the term IOT became mainstream, it has been intertwined with M2M. In your opinion what are the key differences between these two services?
 
I would like to start from where @ Asma finished. IoT involves two type of communications e.g: Things to Person communication, and Things-to-things communication (which is in fact another term for M2M). So IoT is a larger picture of M2M.. On another note, you asked "M2M can be peer-to-peer?" ..yes IoT or M2M devices can communicate using P2P but it is not the only option. Things in the IoT connect using heterogeneous communications whether using adhoc, P2P, 3G, wireless based etc... I do not fully agree that M2M solutions and thus (in the larger picture) IoT needs to move away from centralized or "Broker free" architecture as mentioned by Palem. But rather centralized solutions need to evolve to cater to the special heterogeneous characteristic of communications envisioned in the IoT. So depending on the applications requirements, a centralized model of IoT or decentralized model or a combination of the two can be used etc... So in the same example given by Palen in V2V.. direct vehicle-to-vehicle communication to avoid collision is extremely significant but this does not mean Things should not have a centralized server. Or else how are you going to manage the thousand of cars on roads?
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I am hearing the terms 'internet of things' and 'cyber physical systems' interchangeably and wondering what exactly the difference between these terms are?
 
Special Issue on “Cyber-physical Systems (CPS), Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data” Cyber-physical Systems (CPS) are emerging from the integration of embedded computing devices, smart objects, people and physical environments, which are typically tied by a communication infrastructure. These include systems such as Smart Cities, Smart Grids, Smart Factories, Smart Buildings, Smart Homes and Smart Cars. The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to a world-wide network of interconnected heterogeneous objects that are uniquely addressable and are based on standard communication protocols. These include sensors, actuators, smart devices, RFID tags, embedded computers, mobile devices, etc. Beyond such a networking-oriented definition, IoT can be seen as a technology that enables loosely-coupled decentralized systems of cooperating Smart Objects (SOs), i.e. autonomous physical-digital objects, augmented with sensing/actuating, processing, storing and networking capabilities. SOs may act as intelligent agents with some level of autonomy, cooperate with other agents, and exchange information with human users and other computing devices within interconnected CPS. The large-scale nature of IoT-enabled CPS raises a number of specific challenges ranging from system-level management and control to data analytics. System-level challenges include novel scalable methods for global system control, effective development of large-scale management platforms, well-defined control interfaces for IoT technologies and various IoT standards. Data related challenges include effective data collection, cleaning and storage, data latency and real-time analytics. IoT and mobility are driving more data into enterprises and Big Data Analytics has become an essential component for extracting value from data. The design of Cyber-physical Systems and the implementation of their applications need to rely on IoT-enabled architectures, protocols and APIs that facilitate collecting, managing and processing large data sets, and support complex processes to manage and control such systems at different scales, from local to global. The large-scale nature of IoT-based CPS can be effectively and efficiently supported and assisted by Cloud Computing infrastructures and platforms, which can provide flexible computational power, resource virtualization and high-capacity storage for data streams and can ensure safety, security and privacy. The integration of networked devices, people and physical systems is providing such a tantalizing vision of future possibilities that IoT is expected to become a vibrant part of the digital business landscape. The goal of this special issue is to unveil and address the challenges associated to Cloud-assisted, IoT-based, large-scale Cyber-physical Systems. Submissions should present novel methods, algorithms, architectures, protocols, technologies for effectively developing, deploying and managing large-scale cyber-physical systems, platforms and applications. Contributions are also welcome to provide insights and solutions to real-time Big Data Analytics, process management and recent applications in large-scale IoT/CPS contexts, such as manufacturing, supply chain management, transportation, environment monitoring, energy management and healthcare. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to the following. Theoretical foundations of controlling/managing/monitoring of Cloud-assisted, IoT-based, large-scale Cyber-physical Systems. System design methodologies for Cloud-assisted, IoT-based, large-scale Cyber-physical Systems. Software platforms for managing of Cloud-assisted, IoT-based, large-scale Cyber-physical Systems. Cyber security in Cloud-assisted, IoT-based, large-scale Cyber-physical Systems. Validation of Cloud-assisted, IoT-based, large-scale Cyber-physical Systems. Big Data Analytics for Cloud-assisted, IoT-based, large-scale Cyber-physical Systems. Sensor network protocols for Cloud-assisted, IoT-based, large-scale Cyber-physical Systems. Cloud-assisted, IoT-based, large-scale cyber-physical applications to automotive, manufacturing, supply chain management, transportation & logistics, energy & environment, and healthcare. http://www.journals.elsevier.com/future-generation-computer-systems/call-for-papers/special-issue-on-cyber-physical-systems-cps-internet-of-thin/
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Are we running into the next catastrophe? Or can we manage the future security challenges?
 
Following are some of the possible threats to IoT infrastructure, that needs attention 1. Denial of service attacks that shut down the transfer of data between the devices and their source. An overflow of information is sent to the device that shuts down its processes 2. Hacking wireless network to tap into communications and data transfers that are otherwise encrypted under network protection 3. Easy to get to sensors and devices physically tampered with and damaged 4. Gateway Attacks that cut off connection between the sensors and network infrastructure
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Following the great success of the 2013 edition of the Ph.D. School on Internet of Things and Smart Cities (http://phdschool.tlc.unipr.it/) held in Lerici, the University of Parma (under the coordination of the WASN Lab group http://wasnlab.tlc.unipr.it/) is glad to announce the 2014 Internet of Things and Smart Cities Ph.D. School ! The school will be held in the wonderful castle of Lerici from Mon. Sep. 8th to Sat. Sep.13th. The official website (http://phdschool.tlc.unipr.it/) provides all the information about the program and the speakers and the registration phase for students is officially opened ! This year's edition will focus on three keywords each tailoring a dedicated day in the technical program of the school. CONNECT "Connecting smart objects": provide an extensive overview of low-power communication technologies, with performance comparison which can be used to make choices for different application scenarios. COLLECT "Creating and transmitting data": analyze different communication paradigms (REST, Publish/Subscribe, etc…) application-layer protocols targeting IoT, such as CoAP, MQTT, and other options. CONSUME "Understanding and working with data": provide theoretical and practical concepts for storing, fetching, and analyzing data collected by IoT applications, with focus on Big Data analysis and Cloud for IoT. The school will include "hands-on" sessions that students will attend in order to develop individual/group projects to put in practice what they learn and to actually build their own IoT application. Along with the technical program, a 1-day Business event will be included in the school's program, in order to provide insights from industry and business, extend the vision of IoT and Smart Cities with concrete experiences, and give participants an opportunity to create new connections which might be an added value for their careers and activities. A dedicated discussion panel will focus on the interaction and the collaboration between academia and industry in order to depict the future vision of Smart Cities and IoT. Full School Attendee will follow all the six days of the event and will be eligible if interested in gaining credits. (The school will involve a total of 40 hours plus an additional individual activity at the end of the school in order to gain credits) Student Registration fee is EUR 300 and covers: - Attendance at all sessions (Ph.D School + Business Day) - Lunches (3) at the school venue for the opening day (Sep. 8th), the Business track (Sep. 12th) and the Student Projects day (Sep. 13th) - Coffee breaks - Social dinner - Participation gadget kit You can refer to: - Official Website: http://phdschool.tlc.unipr.it/ - Twitter Account: http://twitter.com/IoTSmartCities - Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/InternetOfThingsAndSmartCitiesPhdSchool - Google+ Community: https://plus.google.com/communities/104639660391638514936 Fell free to contact us for any further information. iotsc.unipr@gmail.com
 
every year..it works!
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I am wondering what are some of the important research problems that needs to be solved in Internet of Things Security and some of the important threats in the Internet of Things
 
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I am planning to implement security threat models and security methods for the Internet of Things. What are the commonly used simulation tools for the Internet of Things?
 
Apart from general network simulators, if you are a fan of the All-IP Internet of Things, Contiki OS + Cooja simulator is, I believe, an excellent one.
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I am leading a research project that aims to develop a service framwork for commercial recommand.To evaluate our framework, we need a large dataset with data collected from different kinds of trajectory sensors(GPS,GSM,FRID,check-in,smart-card,traffic ticket,etc ).
 
See e.g. https://www.openstreetmap.org/traces
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In order to run some experiments using Cooja simulator, I would like to know the basic steps to build and install libtomcrypt (or relic) in Contiki.
 
How can I implement an ECC algorithm in a Cooja simulator... https://www.researchgate.net/.../How_can_I_implement_an_ECC_algorithm_in_a_Cooja... Feb 22, 2016 - I am using Contiki. ... https://github.com/contiki-os/contiki/wiki#Internals ... run cryptographic libraries (e.g. LibtomCrypt, relic, etc) in Contiki OS? How can I use relic-tookit with contiki - Google Groups https://groups.google.com/d/topic/relic-discuss/pJGg-LBNaVE Dec 15, 2013 - Since contiki uses a simulator known as COOJA, my question is how can I use ... Build relic for the platform you are interested in (e.g. Sky, WiSMote, Z1, etc.) and make sure you produce a static library (using the switch -DSHLIB=OFF). ... I would like to use relic or libtomcrypt in order to implement and run ... Re: How can I use relic-tookit with contiki - Google Groups https://groups.google.com/d/msg/relic-discuss/pJGg-LBNaVE/gY6tP4tAU2MJ Mar 21, 2014 - I am not much familiar with building cryptographic librairies. I would like to use relic or libtomcrypt in order to implement and run experiments on cooja simulator. ... order to build a library for a particular platform to be used in contiki. ... Build relic for the platform you are interested in (e.g. Sky, WiSMote, Z1, etc.) ...
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Prerequisites? Getting Started? Protocols required?
 
We are using different sensor nodes for our project. These are: 1. TelosB 2. WaspMote 3. emote 4. Shimmer 5. IITH-mote 6. EZ 430 The selection of sensor node depends on your application. emote is quite good and powerful sensor node which includes 32 bit arm processor with 1 MB program memory.
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I would like to ask you for support with reference to our current research activity finalized to the development of the novel Social Internet of Things (SIoT) paradigm by just spending a couple of minutes with a quick survey: http://www.social-iot.org/index.php?p=news&n=15. Our main objective is to understand if and to which extent objects interactions can be exploited to set up a social graph of objects to be exploited to develop new algorithms, protocols and applications of future IoT platforms. We will make the data gathered publicly available as soon as the activity will be completed. More information about our SIoT research can be found at http://www.social-iot.org.
 
Survey done. Interesting area of research. Looking forward for the result.
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Semantic Interoperability in Internet of the Things.
 
Indeed, interoperability due to context (user profile, networks, terminals, contents) can be solved using an unified ontologie containing all necessary information for content adaptation. I recommend to you this paper : http://liris.cnrs.fr/~samir/Publications/SAC2010.pdf A demonstration system is shown by this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6aRiiAzibk
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I am going to Analyze a Virtual Environment of a smart city for analysis of Protocols in WSNs for the implementation and designing purposes.
 
Hello try Contiki
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I came across 2 interesting statements lately: - "What is holding up the Internet of Things are killer apps that the community at large cares." - "A lot of the applications simply aren't exciting enough to get consumers or investors to care, networked espresso machines for example." But what applications are we looking at?
 
I think the current domain that is witnessing more successful Internet of Things commercial products is sport+health, with examples such as Nike Fuelband, Adidas miCoach, Withings, Fitbit, Jawbone, Polar... all based on the Quantified-Self movement for providing consumer-friendly analytics of activity parameters. For the near future, I can see more and more connected wearables integrated into users' lifestyle. Cheers.
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I'm working at an article about "The need for Business Vocabularies in the Internet of Things". Any recommendation is welcome! Thank you!
 
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I am just at starting phase in this field, so any kind of guidance will be welcomed.
 
You might want to take a look at DiaSim. It is a smart home/office simulator. https://diasuite.inria.fr/ DiaSim is, in turn, based on context simulator Siafu. Siafu looks abandoned, but still might be of use to you. http://siafusimulator.org/
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I am leading a research project that aims to develop a service framework for smart cities. To evaluate our framework, we need a large dataset with data collected from different kinds of sensors (traffic, temperature, humidity, health indicators, etc).
 
If any city will do then, These datasets could be useful for traffic information at least: -- Trajectory data collected from mobile GPS http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/b16d359d-d164-469e-9fd4-daa38f2b2e13/ -- Trajectory data collected from many taxis http://research.microsoft.com/apps/pubs/?id=152883 Hope this helps!
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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION Ph.D. School on Internet of Things and Smart Cities 2013 Lerici (La Spezia), Italy, 16-21 September 2013 REGULAR APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 30th, 2013 OVERVIEW The aim of the Ph.D. School is to address young researchers to the forefront of research activity on Smart Cities & Internet of Things, by presenting state-of-the-art research together with the current and future challenges in building smart cities in an efficient and sustainable way, in order to provide a thorough overview of the main topics about Smart Cities and Internet of Things (IoT) and their envisioned integration. International speakers from academia and industry will give lectures tailoring their research field for an interdisciplinary audience. A dedicated discussion panel will focus on the interaction and the collaboration between academia and industry in order to depict the future vision of Smart Cities and IoT. Participants will also have the opportunity to present their research activities during a dedicated session. The school will allow participants to be exposed to cutting edge results in one of the most challenging research area, while at the same time enjoying the relaxing atmosphere of one of the most beautiful Italian locations. AUDIENCE The expected audience includes: Post-graduate students, Ph.D. students, and young researchers from universities. Researchers and engineers from academic and industrial laboratories around the world. People from industry who wish to discover the innovative applications of IoT, Smart Cities and sensor networks. We expect hosting 50 participants. LECTURERS (in progress) Prof. Andrzej Duda, INP-Ensimag Grenoble, France Prof. Roberto Verdone, University of Bologna, Italy Dr. Christos Efstratiou, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom Dr. Simon Duquennoy, Swedish Insttute of Computer Science, Sweden Prof. Luca Veltri, University of Parma, Italy Dr. Marius Monton, WorldSensing, Spain Dr. Olivier Dupont, Cisco Systems, The Netherlands Program available on this link: http://phdschool.tlc.unipr.it In addition, an industry panel session is included. LOCATION Lerici is a town and comune in the province of La Spezia in Liguria (northern Italy), part of the Italian Riviera. Its nearest bay is the Bay of Lerici. The town is connected by ferry to the Cinque Terre and Portovenere. One of the main sights of Lerici is its famous castle which since its first founding in 1152 was used to help control the entrance of the Gulf of La Spezia. Today the castle contains a museum of paleontology. REGISTRATION Registration fee is: EUR 350 The fee covers registration, lunches, coffee breaks, social dinner, and gadget kit. The fee does not cover accommodation. ORGANIZERS AND CONTACTS Prof. Gianluigi Ferrari (Universit‡ degli Studi di Parma) (E-mail: gianluigi.ferrari [at] unipr.it) Simone Cirani, Ph.D. (Universit‡ degli Studi di Parma) (E-mail: simone.cirani [at] unipr.it) Pietro Gonizzi, Ph.D. Candidate (Universit‡ degli Studi di Parma) (E-mail: pietro.gonizzi [at] studenti.unipr.it) Marco Picone, Ph.D. (Universit‡ degli Studi di Parma) (E-mail: marco.picone [at] unipr.it) People interested in receiving further information about the school can contact: Internet of Things and Smart Cities Ph.D. School Organization Universit‡ degli Studi di Parma - Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione Viale G.P. Usberti, 181/A 43124 Parma (PR) Italy Tel: +39 0521 905741 Fax: +39 0521 905758 E-mail: phdschool2013.unipr [at] gmail.com http://phdschool.tlc.unipr.it/iot
 
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This is something I have been pondering lately after attending a number of related academic and industry-led events, yet no definition is ever made clear: The term 'Big Data' has become a very popular buzz word, yet researchers in many scientific and mathematical fields have been analysing and mining large datasets for many years (eg. satellite data, model data). Does it then, refer to big data in a social sciences or business context, or rather, does it more correctly refer to the increasingly accessible, ubiquitous, real-time nature of the multitude of datasets we are now exposed to (e.g. data from sensors, WSNs, crowdsourcing, Web 2.0)? Or indeed both?
 
Michael Stonebraker currently is writing an interesting Blog@CACM series on the different aspects of Big Data. The first four parts are already available: http://cacm.acm.org/blogs/blog-cacm/155468-what-does-big-data-mean/fulltext http://cacm.acm.org/blogs/blog-cacm/156102-what-does-big-data-mean-part-2/fulltext http://cacm.acm.org/blogs/blog-cacm/157589-what-does-big-data-mean-part-3/fulltext http://cacm.acm.org/blogs/blog-cacm/162095-what-does-big-data-mean-part-4/fulltext In these posts he addresses all the different facets of Big Data you are asking about.
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I need datasets of residential energy consumptions using smart meter, where the appliances are detected based on the energy signature.
 
Dear Arijit you can look at this dataset http://traces.cs.umass.edu/index.php/Smart/Smart jointly read with this article http://quicksilver.be.washington.edu/courses/arch498cre/5.Sandbox/Disaggregated%20End-Use%20Data%20%28Froehlich,%202011%29.pdf Regards Gerro
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Please contact me if you are and are willing to share and/or exchange ideas.
 
Hi Edewede, indeed, the RERUM project (https://ict-rerum.eu/) is working on these topics. We have studied which different policies need to be applied and how we can apply this policies in an IoT architecture. Drop me a message what you have in mind, I/we would gladly exchange more ideas. Best regards, Santi
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I find this area very interesting and so planning to do my Phd research in the same direction, but I am not sure whether it is feasible. How can experiments be tested and availability of IOT datasets?
 
Interesting topic. But to do PhD in this area, you should first do through analysis of what work is already done in this space and identify clear research gaps. IoT is generic area that can be applied to various verticals. You may come up with algorithms to over come the practical challenges of implementing data mining of big data in IoT to give meaningful insights.
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I am wondering if there are any good books on the Internet of Things
 
i have listed the books from above discussion and some one new and web resources 1.      Getting Started with the Internet of Things: Connecting Sensors and Microcontrollers to the Cloud (Make: Projects) [Kindle Edition] by Cuno Pfister 2.      Designing the Internet of Things (Nov 2013) by Adrian McEwen & Hakim Cassimally 3.      Internet of Things: A Hands-on Approach (1 Jul 2015) by Arshdeep Bahga & Vijay Madisetti 4.      The Internet of Things (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series) [Kindle Edition] by Samuel Greengard 5.      Development Best Practices for the Internet of Things by Vincent Zimmer 6.      Getting Started with Netduino: Open Source Electronics Projects with .NET by Chris Walker 7.      Designing the Internet of Things by Adrian McEwen 8.      Internet of Things with Arduino: Build Internet of Things Projects With the Arduino Platform [Kindle Edition] by Marco Schwartz 9.      Internet of Things with the ESP8266: Create Exciting Internet of Things Projects Using the ESP8266 WiFi Chip by Marco Schwartz 10.  Enabling Things to Talk - Designing IoT solutions with the IoT Architectural Reference Model Editors: Alessandro Bassi, Martin Bauer, Martin Fiedler, Thorsten Kramp, Rob van Kranenburg, Sebastian Lange, Stefan Meissner (open access springer) 11.  Internet of Things: Converging Technologies for Smart Environments and Integrated Ecosystems (River Publishers' Series in Information Science and Technology) (1 Jun 2013) Editors Ovidiu Vermesan & Peter Friess  Web resources: http://www.buildinginternetofthings.com/ http://postscapes.com/internet-of-things-books http://www.internet-of-things-book.com/ https://www.fer.unizg.hr/_download/repository/iot_comic_book%5B1%5D.pdf
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After getting involved on our daily activities, mobile based applications shown their abilities to assist human activities in work. What can be the cases of mobile applications in the manufacturing field and specially in the production line?
 
Thanks Ahmed and Andrei for your answers. I was thinking also for decision support to factory workors. Do you have any idea about possible use cases ? Choosing the right process/machine parameters .... ? What do you think ?
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How can elements of either cooperative and non-cooperative game theory be applied to study either the internet of things or big data?
 
I don't believe "study" is appropriate; more apt to find solutions to problems in those domains.  It is possible to use game theory and mechanism design to construct solutions, particularly in the IoT domain.  The linked papers are examples of how this has been done for cloud computing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSYST.2014.2314861 http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TC.2013.106
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When I have external cloud connectors in Private Cloud deployment, then what is the necessity of going to Hybrid Cloud? Can you share your experience?
 
Hi Madhan, Not sure your operational definition for hybrid cloud is e.g. 1) a company's users access to both private cloud and public clouds at the same time e.g. private cloud IaaS for project campaigns / apps development & using public cloud SaaS Gmail for email etc., or 2) using a private cloud as cloud service broker / platform to connect to external clouds to ingest their services e.g. AWS, Rackspace, Azure etc.  Another words, your users can access other external public / private cloud services via your private cloud. Based on your description, more like the latter definition (i.e. no. 2) in which you don't need a hybrid cloud because your private cloud already have the external cloud connectors that you can connect to other external cloud services.  However, you need to ensure adequate labor efforts to integrate different cloud service offerings subscribed (e.g. AWS, Azure etc) with your private cloud, AD / LDAP integration for authentication, DHCP services for IP address assignment, obtain access credentials for those cloud services, setting up needed FW, LB, DMZ & VLANs etc. If your definition is the former (i.e. no. 1), think may not be relevant in this case because the company users can access various private / public clouds that they want to subscribe.  However, this may not be a good sign - because each Line of Business (LOB) tries to setup their own clouds & end up creating cloud sprawls.  I encountered such customers in which ending up to perform clouds "consolidation".  All the best. Regards, Fung
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The general public relies increasingly on mobile applications for day-to-day services. Beyond sharing data sets, it is more and more important for agencies such as the Asian Development Bank, USAID, the World Bank, etc. to satisfy the communications needs of their clients, audiences, and partners (not to mention those of their own employees) by the same means. Across the project cycle, meaning, the various stages from country programming to project completion and evaluation, where might there be opportunities for cheap, effective, and low-maintenance mobile applications à la "build-once, deploy-anywhere"?
 
This is a very broad question. From a process perspective, you may have a look at what  US AID is doing. It has a couple of applications on the App store that provide access to funded evaluation reports and  the portfolio of the projects currently undertaken or planned (http://www.usaid.gov/results-and-data/mobile-apps). Alternatively, apps that allow streamlined visual access to  data related to the topics of interest (environmental sustainabilty, gender equalty issues ...) for a given country or region could prove very useful when deciding on which projects to undertake.
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please state your rationale, +any comparative material is appreciated.
 
Originally, Ubiquitous Computing (coined by Mark Weiser in 1991, "The Computer for the 21st century", see link for source) referred to a paradigm shift in which a general purpose machine (the PC) will be replaced by a large number of specialized computers, which are embedded into everyday objects. A typical application for this is the smart home. So Ubiquitous Computing as a vision was much more than technology - it dealt with the question of how users would interact with a environment that is physical but enriched with computing, i.e. digital functionality. Pervasive computing is pretty much the same thing, just coined by somebody else (and after Mark Weiser).  The Internet of Things was originally thought as extending the principles of the Internet as a network organisation concept to physical things. That is, things would get a unique ID, which is machine readable and an associated digital representation on the web. The term was coined by Kevin Ashton in 1999. A great deal of work on this has been done by the Auto-ID Labs at MIT and University of St. Gallen, especially with relation to Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) and its applications, especially in logistics (tracking & tracing). Many relevant standards have been developed by GS1 under the EPC (Electronic Product Code) umbrella. Some of them clearly carry the concept of transferring Internet Standards to the physical world, such as EPC as adressing scheme (like IP) or the Object Naming Service (ONS), similar to DNS.  So, whereas UbiComp was designed to make objects intelligent and create richer interaction, the Internet of Things was much more focussed on virtual representations of automatically identifiable objects. Obviously, both concepts are important pieces of a future Internet. Both concepts were subsequently enhanced, which is why these terms are used interchangeably today. Another reason for this is the much wider reception of these developments by the general public, where academic definitions of terms are of less importance. And there are new ones, like Internet of Everything, Cyber-Physical Systems, Industrial Internet, Physical Web, Web 3.0, and Web of Things, which are also part of the general phenomenon.  PS: A good source to better understand the history is Chapter 1 of "Interconnecting Smart Objects with IP - the next Internet" by Vasseur and Dunkels (see link for source) http://www.portal.inf.ufg.br/~brunoos/books/Interconnecting%20Smart%20Objects%20with%20IP.pdf http://wiki.daimi.au.dk/pca/_files/weiser-orig.pdf
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In your opinion which is going to be the future Open Source Private Cloud - CloudStack vs OpenStack?
 
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Where IoT (Internet-of-Things) is leading the research and scientific world?! Are we travelling towards Skynet era of Terminator Movie Series!!!
 
I believe that it can change the entire world drastically, but it does not seem to affect just like Skynet era. However the IoT can provide a communication infrastructure among the ICOs, I should notice that our AI area of science is very poor in comparison with communication capabilities. I think it won't happen until the ICOs become stronger in term of feasibility in artificial intelligence.
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In the coming era, IoT and Cloud will change the way of computing and the devices that are being currently used like mobile, ipads, etc... Kindly suggest what type of health related projects can be designed using these two technologies.
 
Hi Pradeep, Combination of Internet of Things (IoT) & Cloud enable Internet-connected devices / electronic sensors to collect monitored data & transmit them securely into private or public cloud’s applications in which certain events / actions can be triggered for the betterment of healthcare industry. Some use cases / possible projects include: 1) Collecting / Tracking Patient Vital Sign Info - data from ECG, temperature monitors, blood glucose levels etc. (benefits: reduce frequency / direct patient-physician interaction) 2) Smart Beds - detect how a patient attempts to get up & adjust the beds position / pressure to support the patient (benefits: reduce manual nurse interaction) 3) Medical Dispensers - detect medication consumption quantity / frequency at home for example & auto upload these data into the apps / database on the cloud (benefits: accurate medical information / condition to facilitate any alert if needed) 4) Logistic Support – Upon patient falling ill alone at home / in outstation for example, beside vital signs can be remotely monitored, family members / paramedic can be well informed by car / ambulance vehicle navigation system, which hospital has most free beds / well-equipped medical systems, clearest traffic route to get there and where you can park your vehicle etc. 5) Big Data Analytics – various IoT devices / sensors might generate very large size of various types of data (structured, unstructured, erroneous data etc.). Hence using big data analytics to filter, recommend, cluster, classify and frequent pattern matching etc. to process these big data can help extract useful insights / knowledge for doctors’ decision-making & prediction (benefits: better decision-making, prediction & learning) 6) Addressing Issues Surfacing from IoT-Cloud Technologies – since healthcare service is critical, require accurate information, timeliness and no margin of error, hence continuous IT projects to improve IoT-Cloud technologies are important which include: develop energy-efficient & reliable communication protocols, reduce  device downtime, single sign-on, efficient resource provisioning, efficient data mining techniques / big data analytics, SSL-based secured transmission, how to address patient’s information security & privacy etc. For further details, you might want to do an Internet search or refer to the following links: http://cache.freescale.com/files/corporate/doc/white_paper/IOTREVHEALCARWP.pdf http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2661707 http://www.datawatch.com/literature/industrial-analytics-powered-by-the-internet-of-things/ Regards, Fung
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Any article or document?
 
The Internet of Things is a very fantastic area of computer science that you can use your prior knowledge to improve it in pervasive computing, distributed environments, green computing, cloud systems and etc. For the firs time I had read this valuable article. If you have access to this, try it: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1389128610001568 As a complementary resource, I suggest you to read this one in data application point of view: http://www.charuaggarwal.net/iot.pdf
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I am looking for an article or any possible material that can guide me to the current state-of-the-art applications/projects proposed and applied for WSNs and IoT.  It's not that difficult to find solutions and protocols/frameworks for these technologies. However, new applications and ideas where these technologies are utilized are not that easy to find. 
 
An interesting example is The Sensor Networks for Air Quality at Heathrow Airport, London UK, combining several low-rate (WSN or IoT) type devices : http://www.snaq.org/
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I am updating my graduate seminar about WSN and IoT for the coming spring semester, and would like to hear your thoughts about 20 essential publications across the field of wireless sensor networks, including IoT. Please post the list of topics as well, if you have a strong opinion about how to group the presentations. Such as: Sensors, Hardware, Communication, OS, Applications, Security and Privacy, etc.
 
I suggest below publications. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/login.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6550437&url=http%3A%2F%2Fieeexplore.ieee.org%2Fxpls%2Fabs_all.jsp%3Farnumber%3D6550437 http://www.thinkmind.org/index.php?view=article&articleid=icn_2014_3_40_30195 http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/login.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6923810&url=http%3A%2F%2Fieeexplore.ieee.org%2Fxpls%2Fabs_all.jsp%3Farnumber%3D6923810
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The question that arises here is that despite the merits of online system, why students still go to college and this needing is still felt. Also, what are serious problems in the education system, which can be solved via the Internet of Things. It seems that these two subjects contradict each other. On one side, we cannot ignore benefits of online system, & on the other hand, the requirement and dependency to universities environment.
 
You can find some information in the following link http://afn.bibalex.org/ICT/ResearchAndReports/ResearchAndReport.aspx?id=97
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Network and service oriented architecture.
 
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I'm working on intrusion detection in the Internet of Things. So I need a 6LoWPAN network dataset to evaluate my IDS. Is there any free attack traffic on the net?
 
Hi, No. I did not use any saved dataset in my work. So, most of my evaluation was realtime. For more details you can refer to the following paper: Hybrid of Anomaly-Based and Specification-Based IDS for Inte...
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Interoperability is the key for sustainable development of Smart Grid or Internet of Things solutions. The 3D graphic design software creates virtual reality solutions, that present past, present and future models of Smart Villages, Industrial Campuses, Hospitals, Universities, Remote Farms, Islands, Resorts, Aboriginal Communities, Military Bases, Power Plants, Smart Cities and list goes on... Equipment such as generators, transformers, solar panels, wind generators, energy storage, batteries, electric vehicles, monitoring and control systems etc... have to be designed for easy construction, operation, maintenance, repair, continuous modernization etc. All these aspects of human creations are easier to evaluate for cost/benefit, modified, update in virtual reality. However, that virtual reality solutions have to be interoperable, not vendor specific. Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has created CityGML (Geographic Mark-up Language) as open software approach to provide that needed interoperability. I would like to know if 3DS MAX has the same characteristics or not.
 
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The European workshop on software ecosystems is a perfect forum to discuss software ecosystem topics in research and practice. We will cover topics like "How do you make partner ecosystems like google apps or itunes successful?", "What metrics exist for ecosystems to tell if they are healthy?" , "How do i handle intellectual property in partner ecosystems?" "How does the advent of the Cloud change software ecosystems?" "How can we view the Internet of things as a software ecosystem and what properties does it have?" Short presentations and long breaks allow socializing and discussions with researchers and fellow professionals. We had researchers from Universities of Oslo, Utrecht, Dublin, Jyvaskylä, Stuttgart, Munich, ... We had practitioners from SAP, Synomic, SUSE, CoMakeIT,... 10 minute presentations are followed by 20 minute discussions. We will invite practitioners to the workshop to ensure discussion about the practical impact of research and to give the presenters the opportunity to discuss with practitioners and researchers alike. The unique location Partnerport in Walldorf, Germany, with many software and software service companies having an office on the same premises which eases the participation for practitioners. In addition, the best presentation wins the prestigious Best Presentation Award! These are example topics and presentations from past workshops: What makes a software platform attractive for ecosystem partners? Cloud Scenery in Finland Mixing and matching ecosystems - the impact of mergers and acquisitions on partner ecosystems in the software industry Inner Source in Product Line Engineering Managing the arbitrage between control and generativity in mobile software ecosystems : A comparative case study of the Google Android and Apple iOS ecosystems
 
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I am looking  for  answer  from  technical  side..
 
Dear Sir Greeting The concepts of IOT are already existing and applied within the LTE technology. The IOT application with unlimited / unknown required data rate may be is not suitable for LTE Technology. So, The IOT using LTE applicable according to the suitable applications and accepted data rate.
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Are we running into the next catastrophe with these next-generation networks ? Or can we manage the future security challenges ?
 
I think security issues in internet of things and the cloud are important, but probably not catastrophic, because the technology adoption has been somewhat gradual and slow. Previous security or computer bugs show that we are capable of dealing with problems, when they come. You might remember, even the Year 2000 Problem, for example, was overcome. What is interesting is that the bigger the problem, the more investment it will attract so there are commercial opportunities in the future (see the link below). This also affects consumer products: people are already hacking Google Glass or using it to hack. You are in a great field of research, and in the beginning, it might be theoretical or in a computer laboratory but, if you can also start working with industry, companies, and government, that will be even better. I hope that you will be successful in your research,  Emre  Dr. Emre Erturk  http://www.zdnet.com/future-of-the-enterprise-heavy-investment-in-internet-of-things-security-7000033610/
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I want to choose a point for my master and i'm interested in IOT , Cloud any suggestion , magazine or sites may help me
 
Security can be the main concern in IOT....
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CALL FOR PAPERS Special Issue on Software Defined Network, Software Defined Infrastructure, Network Functions Virtualization, Autonomous System & Network Management http://www.manageability-at-scale.org/cfp International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems (http://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=ijcnds) Theme and Scope For last few years there has been a tremendous growth in data traffic due to high adoption rate of mobile devices and cloud computing. Internet of things (IoT) will stimulate even further growth. This is increasing scale and complexity of telecom/internet service provider (SP) and enterprise data center (DC) compute and network infrastructures. As a result, managing these large network-compute converged infrastructures is becoming complex and cumbersome. To cope up, network and data center operators are trying to automate network operations and system management functions. By getting the human operator out of the management loop, improved operational and economic efficiencies and operational scalability is being achieved. Automation is reducing capital and operation expenditures, this in turn is driving down cost, stimulating service demand, increasing revenues and maintaining profitability. New paradigms like Software Defined Network (SDN), Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and automation of network and system management operations is helping in achieving these business objectives. Centralization of control plane in a SDN controller avoids the need to have human operators to manage large number of network devices individually. By virtue of centralization, SDN can implement various automated network management and control plane logic. Similarly, many large internet application providers have implemented home grown non-traditional automated network and system management systems at their DCs. On the other hand, telecom SPs are proposing to address manageability-at-scale problems with virtual network devices running on generic hardware. This will replace large variety of specialized network device hardware, simplify and bring in operational efficiencies. For all these paradigms, the key success factors are intelligent software, its programmability to implement complex logic at low cost and scaling opportunities through elasticity at different time scales. This special issue aims to show case and disseminate new ideas and high quality research for enabling automation, optimization and/or improving economics of network and system management and operations. We solicit original research articles, review papers, theoretical studies, practical software systems incorporating new paradigms, experimental prototypes, and insightful industry analysis with the above theme. Articles from industry authors will be given special consideration. Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. All papers are refereed through a peer review process and are selected for publication based on quality, unique contribution and relevance to the theme of this special issue. Topics of interest include: - New ideas that improve network, compute and storage infrastructure economics, programmability and security - New paradigms in network operations and management, converged network-compute and data center management - Software Defined Network (SDN), abstraction, programmability, application Interface, south and northbound API - Software Defined Infrastructure (storage, etc.) - Network Function Virtualization (NFV), distributed control, virtual switches, routing virtualization - Network & system management, orchestration, resource management and optimization, integration, interoperability - Network operations & management related automation, troubleshooting and management tools - Cloud based network and system management application paradigms - Application of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), analytics and big data in network and system management - Performance analysis & evaluation, simulation, QoS/QoE, benchmarking - Security, privacy, authentication, trust, verification - Insights about SDN, SDI, NFV, NMS architectural requirements & analysis - Application and use cases: wireless and mobile networks, carrier ethernet, optical transport, converged optical & packet, data center networks, transitioning existing networks to SDN - User experience, user interface design issues and challenges in NMS, ethnographic studies on network operations centers, usability studies of management applications - Insights about telco (SP), enterprise DC business & industry trends related to SDN, SDI, NFV and NMS Instructions for Manuscripts Prospective authors should submit full manuscripts with MS Word format or PDF format, electronically at electronically at http://www.inderscience.com/info/inauthors/author_submit.php , and cc to manageabilityatscale@gmail.com Submissions should not exceed 25 double-spaced, 8.5x11-inch pages (including figures, tables, and references) in 10-12 point fonts. 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Any EDA Vendor or IC Designer that might have started working on creating hardware accelerators for Internet of Things.
 
Internet of Things is an application domain for semiconductors. Microprocessors, microcontrollers, DSP, analog ICs, RFICs, ... all of these will be employed in an IoT application. So, a simple answer to your question is, yes - companies have a large number of solutions for IoT.  Example - Feel free to look at the CC3000 series of semiconductors - http://www.ti.com/product/cc3000
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How can I understand and process the "velocity" concept of big data? Thanks
 
velocity pertains not only to how quickly data is generated, but also to how quickly someone interprets and acts upon it
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I came across this idea via this blogsite http://hdfpga.blogspot.in/2011/03/internet-of-things-and-fpga.html
 
http://www.eejournal.com/archives/articles/20140715-lattice https://www.altera.com/solutions/technology/iot/overview.html
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In IOT (Internet Of Things) applications development, FPGA development board can be used? Mostly embedded based kit used in IOT development. How to differentiate Embedded based and FPGA based development board?
 
Hello, To answer your first question: you can implement a System On Programmable Chip (SOPC) on FPGAs, it's a system generally based on Processor cores (IPs) Like NiosII processor (Altera) or MicroBlaze processor (Xilinx) along with other IPs like Ethernet cores, GIOP, Timers, UART, etc...  For your case, Ethernet Soft Core can take lots of time to be developed , but there is a few open source Ethernet Soft Cores along with their drivers see ( Altera University Program Or OpenCores website) if you want to use an RTOS with TCP/IP Stack. Bottom Line it's Possible to use FPGAs for your project but you need 1 -  Altera QuartusII Design Suite (Qsys and NiosII EDS) Or 2 - Xilinx ISE Design Suite (Xilinx's Embedded Development Kit ) So basically you need to create an SOPC (CPU, IOP, Timers, Ethernet IP, LCD IP, etc...) and chose an  RTOS (FreeRTOS, MicroC/OSII RTOS, etc...) for the used CPU and you should be Able to do it.