Shaping the Future of Internet of Things Applications
The potential benefits of Internet of Things (IoT) are almost limitless and IoT applications are changing the way we work and live by saving time and resources and opening new opportunities for growth, innovation and knowledge creation. The Internet of Things allows private and public-sector organizations to manage assets, optimize performance, and develop new business models. As a vital instrument to interconnect devices and to act as generic enabler of the hyper-connected society, the Internet of Things has great potential to support an ageing society, to improve the energy efficiency and to optimize all kinds of mobility and transport. The complementarity with approaches like cyber-physical systems, cloud technologies, big data and future networks like 5G is highly evident. The success of the Internet of Things will depend on the ecosystem development, supported by an appropriate regulatory environment and a climate of trust, where issues like identification, trust, privacy, security, and semantic interoperability are pivotal.
The following chapters will provide insights on the state-of-the-art of research and innovation in IoT and will expose you to the progress towards the deployment of Internet of Things applications.