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The internet of things: a survey

Li, Shancang; Xu, Li Da; Zhao, Shanshan


Shancang Li
Senior Lecturer in Computer Forensics and Security

Li Da Xu

Shanshan Zhao


© 2014, Springer Science+Business Media New York. In recent year, the Internet of Things (IoT) has drawn significant research attention. IoT is considered as a part of the Internet of the future and will comprise billions of intelligent communicating ‘things’. The future of the Internet will consist of heterogeneously connected devices that will further extend the borders of the world with physical entities and virtual components. The Internet of Things (IoT) will empower the connected things with new capabilities. In this survey, the definitions, architecture, fundamental technologies, and applications of IoT are systematically reviewed. Firstly, various definitions of IoT are introduced; secondly, emerging techniques for the implementation of IoT are discussed; thirdly, some open issues related to the IoT applications are explored; finally, the major challenges which need addressing by the research community and corresponding potential solutions are investigated.


Li, S., Xu, L. D., & Zhao, S. (2015). The internet of things: a survey. Information Systems Frontiers, 17(2), 243-259.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 26, 2015
Online Publication Date Apr 26, 2014
Publication Date Jan 1, 2015
Journal Information Systems Frontiers
Print ISSN 1387-3326
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 17
Issue 2
Pages 243-259
Keywords IoT, Internet of Things, RFID, wireless sensors network, service oriented architecture
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