Research Directions for the Internet of Things

May 9, 2016

Many technical communities are vigorously pursuing research topics that contribute to the Internet of Things (IoT). Today, as sensing, actuation, communication, and control become ever more sophisticated and ubiquitous, there is significant overlap in these communities, sometimes from slightly different perspectives. More cooperation between communities is encouraged. To provide a basis for discussing open research problems in IoT, a vision for how IoT could change the world in the distant future is first presented. Then, eight key research topics are enumerated and research problems within those topics are discussed.

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Shaping the future of energy

whitePaper | March 1, 2016

"The drive for more efficient production, management, and distribution of energy, as wellas for wider adoption of renewable energy sources, is crucial, not only to the future of the energy industry, but to the future of the planet. But hindering progress on both frontsare legacy systems that lack automation and centralized coordination, and the inability ofpower providers to effectively leverage the data generated by their energy assets.The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to revolutionize and reshape the industry.By centralizing and automating control of power generation and distribution systemsusing intelligent, interconnected devices, energy providers and utility operators stand to realize enormous efficiency gains that could translate to billions in savings annually.Moreover, the ability to aggregate, synthesize, and analyze real-time data from thesedevices will empower operators to make smarter decisions and take action in a moretimely manner. This paper examines some of the key challenges confronting energy producers todayand the potential to meet them with IoT solutions. It also explores how one company,Texas-based Group NIRE, is implementing IoT solutions to master today’s challengeswhile creating new business opportunities—and, in doing so, leading the way for thefuture of the industry."

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Wi-Fi Enabled Sensors for Internet of Things: A Practical Approach

whitePaper | June 28, 2016

The vision of Internet of Things calls for connectivity not only to consumer electronics and home appliances, but also to small battery powered devices which cannot be recharged. Such small devices, often various types of sensors and actuators.

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Ensure IoT Success: The Seven Most Important Decisions You’ll Make

whitePaper | July 30, 2019

Your choice of hardware is critical in defining the capabilities of your system. If you select a hardware option that doesn’t meet your basic minimum requirements for current and future functionality, you may find yourself making undesirable trade-offs. While some compromise might be acceptable, you won’t want to remove the functions that differentiate your product because of hardware limitations. Avoid selecting hardware capabilities far beyond your requirements as well. This unnecessarily increases the cost of your product, usurps unnecessary power and renders your product less competitive in the market.

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The Importance of Connectivity in the IoT Roadmap

whitePaper | February 21, 2018

IDC defines IoT as a network of networks of uniquely identifiable endpoints (things) that communicate without human interaction using mobile connectivity – be it locally or globally. Objects become interconnected, make themselves recognizable and acquire intelligence in the sense that they can communicate information about themselves and access information that has been provided by other sources.

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Atos white paper Internet of Things

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to be the next revolution following the World Wide Web. It will provide new bridges between real life and the virtual world. The Internet will no longer be merely a network of ‘human brain’, but will integrate real-life objects, sensors and physical activities.

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Smart objects as building blocks for the Internet of things

whitePaper | March 1, 2016

The combination of the Internet and emerging technologies such as nearfield communications, real-time localization, and embedded sensors lets us transform everyday objects into smart objects that can understand and react to their environment. Such objects are building blocks for the Internet of Things and enable novel computing applications. As a step toward design and architectural principles for smart objects, the authors introduce a hierarchy of architectures with increasing levels of real-world awareness and interactivity. In particular, they describe activity-, policy-, and process-aware smart objects and demonstrate how the respective architectural abstractions support increasingly complex application.

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Thin Film Electronics ASA (Ticker: THIN.OL) is a leader in the development of printed electronics. The first to commercialize printed rewritable memory, Thinfilm is creating printed system products that will include memory, sensing, display and wireless communication—at a cost-per-functionality unmatched by any other electronic technology. Thinfilm's roadmap of system products integrates technology from a strong and growing ecosystem of partners to enable the Internet of Things by bringing intelligence to disposable goods. Specialties Printed Memories, Printed Electronics - Temperature Threshold Detection Smart Labels, Integrated Printed Systems, NFC enabled smart labels, Printed Sensor Devices, NFC OpenSense™, EAS Electronic Article Surveillance

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