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Collaborative Internet of Things (C-IoT): for Future Smart Connected Life and Business by Kwok Wu, Fawzi Behmann

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Preface

Every day, the market is bombarded with information and news about Internet of Things (IoT). This comes in a variety of forms such as articles, books, seminars, and conferences.

This book deals with the explosion of information on IoT with a simplified visionary approach for the future of IoT. Today, we witness a discrete IoT solution (point solution) within a given vertical market. The focus in the future is a collaborative intelligence that will impact our connected life and businesses. The future or next-generation IoT will be called Collaborative Internet of Things (C-IoT) in this book. The focus is on core concept that has impact on improving the quality of our lives and also improving business efficiency.

This book introduces a simple innovative model for C-IoT and a new way of looking at the market. The C-IoT model, in its simplest form, consists of sensing, gateway, and services. Sensing will tap into what matters, and gateway will add intelligence and connectivity for action to be taken at the local level and/or communicate information to the cloud level. The services will capture information and digest, analyze, and develop insights of ways that help improve quality of lives or improve business operation. Relevant standards and technology enablers will be highlighted for each segment of the model. The model will address both present and future IoT opportunities and provide the reader with clear positioning as to where radio frequency identification (RFID), ...

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