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Internet of Things

Book Description

The development of connected, communicating objects is showing no signs of slowing down. With an increasing number of objects available on the market, the evolution of the Internet of Things is leading to more and more fields being explored via information and communication sciences. This book analyzes the ecosystem of the Internet of Things by retracing the historical and technological context of the Internet's evolution from traditional to dynamic, social and semantic, and then towards this ecosystem of connected objects. The evolution of concepts surrounding the Internet of Things is explored via real-life examples of connected objects; both those used for specific functions and for more general everyday objects.

Numerous issues associated with these new technological and digital transformations in a "hyperconnected" world, as well as the impact of the massive influx of connected objects, are discussed. The crucial questions of potential intrusion into the private lives of users as well that of security are then studied.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Introduction
  5. 1 The IoT: Intrusive or Indispensable Objects?
    1. 1.1. Introduction
    2. 1.2. The age of miniaturization and technological progress
    3. 1.3. The history of a digital ecosystem
    4. 1.4. Internet of Things, which definition?
    5. 1.5. The security of connected objects: the risks and the challenges
    6. 1.6. Protocols, standards and compatibility: toward a technological convergence
    7. 1.7. Humanity, intelligence and technologies
    8. 1.8. Conclusion
    9. 1.9. Bibliography
  6. 2 The Ecosystem of the Internet of Things
    1. 2.1. Introduction
    2. 2.2. Context, convergences and definition
    3. 2.3. Conclusion
    4. 2.4. Bibliography
  7. 3 Introduction to the Technologies of the Ecosystem of the Internet of Things
    1. 3.1. Architectures recommended by the Internet Architecture Board
    2. 3.2. Three-tier architecture
    3. 3.3. Steps and technologies in the ecosystem of the IoT
    4. 3.4. Opportunities and threats in the IoT ecosystem
    5. 3.5. Conclusion
    6. 3.6. Bibliography
  8. 4 Toward a Methodology of IoT-a: Embedded Agents for the Internet of Things
    1. 4.1. Introduction
    2. 4.2. Multi-agent simulations, ambient intelligence and the Internet of Things
    3. 4.3. Triskell3S: an architecture of embedded agent-oriented interactions
    4. 4.4. Transposition of the formalization of agent-oriented interaction to connected objects
    5. 4.5. Formalization
    6. 4.6. Experimentation and perspectives
    7. 4.7. Bibliography
  9. 5 The Visualization of Information of the Internet of Things
    1. 5.1. Introduction
    2. 5.2. Internet of Things
    3. 5.3. InfoVis and DataVis in the Internet of Things
    4. 5.4. Analytical visualization in the context of the Internet of Things
    5. 5.5. Conclusion: the relevance of the use of visualization in the Internet of Things
    6. 5.6. Bibliography
  10. 6 The Quantified Self and Mobile Health Applications: From Information and Communication Sciences to Social Innovation by Design
    1. 6.1. Introduction
    2. 6.2. The evolution of interfaces and connected objects toward anthropotechnics
    3. 6.3. Factitive dimension and value system at the heart of Chris Dancy’s relationship with his information technology
    4. 6.4. Critical perspective and avenues for reflection for reconsidering the use of connected objects and mobile applications in the field of health
    5. 6.5. Conclusion
    6. 6.6. Bibliography
  11. 7 Tweets from Fukushima: Connected Sensors and Social Media for Dissemination after a Nuclear Accident
    1. 7.1. Introduction
    2. 7.2. The IoT: a shift in the development of digital services
    3. 7.3. Social media and the dissemination of information during a catastrophe
    4. 7.4. Context of the study
    5. 7.5. Goals of our study
    6. 7.6. Methodology
    7. 7.7. Results
    8. 7.8. Discussions
    9. 7.9. Conclusions
    10. 7.10. Acknowledgements
    11. 7.11. Bibliography
  12. 8 Connected Objects: Transparency Back in Play
    1. 8.1. Introduction
    2. 8.2. Sensitive objects
    3. 8.3. The myth of transparency
    4. 8.4. Transparency of interfaces and opacity of processes
    5. 8.5. Conclusion
    6. 8.6. Bibliography
  13. 9 Status of the Body within the Internet of Things: Revolution or Evolution?
    1. 9.1. Introduction
    2. 9.2. Presence and absence of the body in the field of sports and e-health
    3. 9.3. The traceability of the body or the integration of data by a digital coach
    4. 9.4. The IoT creates a flow of information around the body: a present, readable and traceable cluster
    5. 9.5. The body in interaction: sharing Clouds to inform the informational environment
    6. 9.6. Clouds, persistence and trust: a mapped body without the right to be forgotten
    7. 9.7. The body, an object communicating between hyper-control and non-control
    8. 9.8. Conclusion
    9. 9.9. Bibliography
  14. List of Authors
  15. Index
  16. End User License Agreement