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Internet of Things:The Internet of Things refers to a network of objects, such as household appliances or digital controllers, etc. that uses the networking technologies or backbone of the Internet (TCP/IP). The Internet of Things gives everyday devices an IP address and lets them plug into the Internet. The “Internet of Things” is an enabler for the larger applications universe for interoperability of information and control known as “The Web of Things”.
Web of Things:The Web of Things is a vision inspired from the Internet of Things where the everyday devices (i.e. same household appliances or digital controllers above) that contain an IP address are connected by fully integrating them to the Web. The “Web” technologies (i.e. HTML, HTTP, RSS, etc.) are used to access the data and empower the functionality of the smart devices. It is the Web of Things which can truly unlock the potential of device networking. IP enables inter-networking, but Web technologies enable information sharing for a typical person. The goal for the Web of Things is to provide “Smart Services” for everyone in the food chain.
Machine-to-Machine: M2M is defined as the technologies that allow machines, typically (small) computing sensors that perform specific tasks (intelligence) and are able to communicate or relay information as needed typically over simple protocols but more recently over Internet protocols (IP) over wireless or wireline or even SMS.
IoT was born between 2008 and 2009
Explosive growth of smart phones and tablets
Robust application = flexible application frameworks and APIs
What is a smart building? A group of embodied ICT systems that maximise energy efficiency in buildings. A building automation system (BAS) is an example of a computerized, intelligent network of electronic devices, designed to monitor and control the mechanical and lighting systems in a building.What is a smart grid? A smart grid integrates ICT applications throughout the grid, from generator to user, to enable efficiency and optimisation solutions.
What are smart logistics? A variety of ICT applications that enable reductions in fuel and energy use by enabling better journey and load planning.
-CIT-China said the main problems in developing Internet of Things in China are a lack of proprietary core technologies and industry standards, difficulty in cross-industry collaboration and the need to seek profitable operating models. Reported by http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20111024PD200.html
Source: (2010) HRI - Scaling the smart system opp
Source: (2008-05) EC - IoT in 2020 - Roadmap to the future (2009-09) EC - IoT strategies research roadmap
CeNSE – Central Nervous System for the Earth IBM Smart planet
The internet of things the next technology revolution