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Smart objects as building blocks for the internet of things

Kortuem, G, Kawsar, F, Sundramoorthy, V and Fitton, D 2009, 'Smart objects as building blocks for the internet of things' , IEEE Internet Computing . (In Press)

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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: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA075 Electronic computers. Computer science
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Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Internet Computing
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1089-7801
Funders: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Depositing User: V Sundramoorthy
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2010 15:21
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2014 20:53

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