IEEE IoT Newsletter - March 2016

Article 1

Research Challenges in the Internet of Mobile Things

Nanjangud Narendra and Prasant Misra

The number of intelligent devices continues to grow exponentially, giving these smart things the ability to sense, interpret, control, actuate, communicate and negotiate – over the hyper-connected Internet of Things (IoT) space. There are several reports that predict that by the year 2020 there could be in excess of 20 billion devices connected to the interneti; and therefore, for understanding the complexities of this massive scaling, many research efforts are underway to model and design IoT-based systems.1


Article 2

Real and Virtual Objects in the IoT: Two Distinct Worlds or Two Sides of the Same Coin?

Michele Nitti, Virginia Pilloni and Luigi Atzori

The reason today for the attractiveness of a virtual world is tied to the promise of addressing the challenges that the IoT is and will be facing in the near future.1 One major cause of these challenges is the shift of the current interaction model from that based on humans looking for information provided by objects (human-object interaction), to the object-object interaction.


Article 3

IoT & Realtime Communications

Dean Bubley

We have grown used to the idea of devices and machines communicating between themselves, and with IT systems. From the early days of machine-to-machine connectivity, to today's expansive visions for IoT, we expect networked sensors, actuators, consumer electronics and other devices to send data in both realtime and in delayed/batched messages.


Article 4

The Internet of Space (IoS): A Future Backbone for the Internet of Things?

Sanjay Raman, Robert Weigel and Tim Lee

The Internet of Things (IoT) is arguably one of the most exciting and revolutionary technological developments of the internet age. While the definition of IoT continues to evolve within IEEE and beyond, it is generally agreed that the IoT is a network of cyber-physical devices comprising embedded electronics, sensors/actuators, software and network connectivity, enabling such devices to collect and exchange data over the internet. Current estimates are that there will be more than 25B IoT devices (some estimates call for more than 50B devices) deployed by 2020.



This Month's Contributors

Dr. Nanjangud C Narendra (NCN) has joined Ericsson Research Bangalore as a Principal Engineer.

Prasant Misra is a Scientist at TCS Innovation Labs, Bangalore.

Michele Nitti is an Assistant Professor at the University of Cagliari, Italy.

Virginia Pilloni is an Assistant Professor at the University of Cagliari.

Luigi Atzori is an Associate Professor at the University of Cagliari (Italy).

Dean Bubley is the Founder of Disruptive Analysis, an independent technology industry analyst and consulting firm.

Sanjay Raman is the 2016 IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques (MTT-S) Future Directions Committee chair.

Robert Weigel was the 2014 President of the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) and 2015 Future Directions Committee chair.

Timothy Lee is the 2015 IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) President.


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The IEEE Internet of Things (IoT) eNewsletter is a bi-monthly online publication that features practical and timely technical information and forward-looking commentary on IoT developments and deployments around the world. Designed to bring clarity to global IoT-related activities and developments and foster greater understanding and collaboration between diverse stakeholders, the IEEE IoT eNewsletter provides a broad view by bringing together diverse experts, thought leaders, and decision-makers to exchange information and discuss IoT-related issues.