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    Internet of Things for enabling smart environments: a technology-centric perspective

    Gomez, C. and Chessa, S. and Fleury, A. and Roussos, George and Preuveneers, D. (2019) Internet of Things for enabling smart environments: a technology-centric perspective. Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments 11 (1), pp. 23-43. ISSN 1876-1364.

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    The Internet of Things (IoT) is a computing paradigm whereby everyday life objects are augmented with computational and wireless communication capabilities, typically through the incorporation of resource-constrained devices including sensors and actuators, which enable their connection to the Internet. The IoT is seen as the key ingredient for the development of smart environments. Nevertheless, the current IoT ecosystem offers many alternative communication solutions with diverse performance characteristics. This situation presents a major challenge to identifying the most suitable IoT communication solution(s) for a particular smart environment. In this paper we consider the distinct requirements of key smart environments, namely the smart home, smart health, smart cities and smart factories, and relate them to current IoT communication solutions. Specifically, we describe the core characteristics of these smart environments and then proceed to provide a comprehensive survey of relevant IoT communication technologies and architectures. We conclude with our reflections on the crucial features of IoT solutions in this setting and a discussion of challenges that remain open for research.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): IoT, smart home, smart health, smart cities, smart factories
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
    Depositing User: George Roussos
    Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2019 14:16
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:46


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