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Smart objects as building blocks for the Internet of things

Kortuem, Gerd and Kawsar, Fahim and Sundramoorthy, Vasughi and Fitton, Daniel (2010) Smart objects as building blocks for the Internet of things. IEEE Internet Computing, 14 (1). pp. 44-51. ISSN 1089-7801

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Abstract

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: Article
Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Internet Computing
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 57260
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 15 Aug 2012 16:17
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2014 09:45
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/57260

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