Chapter 1

Internet of Things: an overview

F. Khodadadi*
A.V. Dastjerdi*
R. Buyya*,***    Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory, Department of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne, Australia**    Manjrasoft Pty Ltd, Australia


As technology proceeds and the number of smart devices continues to grow substantially, the need for ubiquitous context-aware platforms that support an interconnected, heterogeneous, and distributed network of devices has given rise to what is referred today as Internet of Things. However, paving the path for achieving the aforementioned objectives and making the IoT paradigm more tangible requires integration and convergence of different knowledge and research domains, ...

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