The Internet of things: connecting the world Articles uri icon

publication date

  • February 2014

start page

  • 445

end page

  • 447


  • 2


  • 18

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1617-4909

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1617-4917


  • In the last few years, we have seen an increased interest in The Internet of Things (IoT). IoT is a network of Internet-enabled objects in a world where physical objects are seamlessly integrated into the information network and where the physical objects can become active participants in business processes. The Internet of Things [1] brings together two key concepts: Internet-connected devices everywhere in any time and any place and ubiquitous computing, where "the most profound technologies are those that disappear" [2] in such a way that these devices made themselves indistinguishable from explicit technology that the humans use in their lives. IoT aims at increasing the ubiquity of the Internet by integrating every object for interaction via embedded systems and leads to the highly distributed network of devices communicating with human beings as well as other devices. These objects can communicate with humans and enable people to monitor and control them through ...


  • user interfaces and human computer interaction; computer science; general; personal computing