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Smart objects as building blocks for the Internet of Things

Kortuem, G.; Kawsar, F.; Sundramoorthy, V. and Fitton, D. (2010). Smart objects as building blocks for the Internet of Things. IEEE Internet Computing, 14(1) pp. 44–51.

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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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2010 IEEE
ISSN: 1089-7801
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
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Item ID: 31631
Depositing User: Gerd Kortuem
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2012 10:05
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2012 19:49
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