A Survey on the Challenges and Opportunities of the Internet of Things (IoT)

Laith Farhan, Sinan T. Shukur, Ali E. Alissa, Mohmad Alrweg, Umar Raza, Rupak Kharel

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Internet of Things (IoT) is a rapidly growing technology with a wide range of applications in various fields. It has unified a plethora of devices and infrastructure under the same umbrella and is considered by many technologies leaders as the network of the future (NoF). IoT connects heterogeneous devices that provide sensing, control, actuation, and monitoring activities for smarter environments. Smart IoT devices or objects are characterized with a unique identifier to transfer data over the network without human intervention. IoT is expected to further extend the boundaries of the autonomous world with advanced connectivity of physical entities, systems, services. However, there are some serious obstacles and challenges, which must be resolved before the full potential of IoT is realized. The focus of this study is to discuss the key drivers of change, challenges that may slow the adoption of IoT and the potential of the internet of things technology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 11th International Conference on Sensing Technology
Subtitle of host publicationICST 2017
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509065264, 9781509065257
ISBN (Print)9781509065271
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Conference on Sensing Technology - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 4 Dec 20176 Dec 2017
Conference number: 11

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST
ISSN (Print)2156-8065
ISSN (Electronic)2156-8073


Conference11th International Conference on Sensing Technology
Abbreviated titleICST 2017

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