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ThinkMind // UBICOMM 2013, The Seventh International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies // View article ubicomm_2013_6_20_10097


WSN Trends: Sensor Infrastructure Virtualization as a Driver Towards the Evolution of the Internet of Things

Authors:
Andreas Merentitis
Florian Zeiger
Marco Huber
Nick Frangiadakis
Kostas Mathioudakis
Konstantinos Sasloglou
Georgios Mazarakis
Vangelis Gazis
Zachos Boufidis

Keywords: Sensor Networks, Sensor Virtualization; Machine to Machine Communications; Internet of Things; Future Internet

Abstract:
Fueled by advances in microelectronics, wireless communications and the availability of affordable mobile connectivity, the last decade has seen a rapid increase in the number of devices connected to the Internet. This evolution is part of the transition to the Internet of Things (IoT), which envisions connecting anything at any time and place. While it can be argued that the IoT is already here, the next paradigm shift is already emerging on the horizon, targeting yet another order of magnitude increase in the number of interconnected devices and promising to bring people and processes in the equation. However, before such a paradigm shift can be realized, significant challenges with respect to scalability, cooperative communications, energy consumption, as well as convergence of sensor and analytics trends have to be resolved. Sensor Virtualization Technology capturing both the Virtual Sensors and Virtual Sensors Networks aspects, promises to alleviate or resolve these challenges, and pave the way towards the evolution of the Internet of Things.

Pages: 113 to 118

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2013

Publication date: September 29, 2013

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2308-4278

ISBN: 978-1-61208-289-9

Location: Porto, Portugal

Dates: from September 29, 2013 to October 3, 2013

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