Leveraging the Internet of Things: Integration of Sensors and Cloud Computing Systems

TitleLeveraging the Internet of Things: Integration of Sensors and Cloud Computing Systems
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsVillari, M., A. Al-Anbuky, A. Celesti, and K. Moessner
JournalInternational Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks

“The social and technical IoT phenomena possess the power to disrupt our society such as the Internet before.” IoT is becoming the technological innovation driving applications that have the power to change the markets across different domains. Thousands of applications can be identified in each domain and new ones appear everyday, but inevitably they now require a strong interconnection among things. The state-of-the-art witnesses the technological and methodological issues concerning aspects such as interoperability, scalability, privacy, standardization, and legal issues. Many researchers are looking at efficient and smart ways for using IoT in the near future. The scientific research on IoT looks at devices located in the edge of the Internet. They leverage techniques of proximity and locality for working, but there are not so many works investigating the interaction of IoT devices with cloud computing systems. Cloud systems in IoT are fundamental to manage the devices connected through the Internet in a given administrative domain. This special issue includes high quality and novel contributions from researchers coming from both the academic and industrial communities who work on the integration of distributed sensor networks, cloud computing, and IoT environments. In particular, it advances the state-of-the-art in IoT cloud considering the following main aspects: (i) integration of IoT devices with the cloud, (ii) configuration of IoT devices over the cloud, (iii) communication of IoT devices over the cloud, and (iv) security of IoT devices over the cloud.