Connected Environments for the Internet of Things

Challenges and Solutions

  • Zaigham Mahmood

Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Challenges and Solutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Chandrakumar Thangavel, Parthasarathy Sudhaman
      Pages 3-17
    3. V. Vijayaraghavan, Rishav Agarwal
      Pages 19-39
    4. Pornpit Wongthongtham, Jaswinder Kaur, Vidyasagar Potdar, Abhishek Das
      Pages 41-62
    5. Marinela Mircea, Marian Stoica, Bogdan Ghilic-Micu
      Pages 63-82
  3. Methods and Frameworks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Tamas Pflanzner, Marta Fidrich, Attila Kertesz
      Pages 105-126
    3. Muhammed Cagri Kaya, Mahdi Saeedi Nikoo, Selma Suloglu, Bedir Tekinerdogan, Ali H. Dogru
      Pages 127-149
    4. Görkem Giray, Bedir Tekinerdogan, Eray Tüzün
      Pages 151-168
    5. Zohreh Pourzolfaghar, Markus Helfert
      Pages 169-185
  4. Advances and Latest Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Anu Mary Chacko, Alfredo Cuzzocrea, S. D. Madhu Kumar
      Pages 219-239
    3. P. Beaulah Soundarabai, Pethuru Raj Chelliah
      Pages 241-268
    4. Bedir Tekinerdogan, Ömer Köksal, Turgay Çelik
      Pages 269-285
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 287-291

About this book


This comprehensive text/reference presents a broad-ranging overview of device connectivity in distributed computing environments, supporting the vision of an Internet of Things (IoT). Expert perspectives are provided by an international selection of researchers from both industry and academia, covering issues of communication, security, privacy, interoperability, networking, access control, and authentication. In addition to discussing state-of-the-art research and practice, the book includes corporate analyses offering a balanced view of benefits and limitations, and numerous case studies illustrating the challenges and practical solutions.

Topics and features:

  • Discusses issues of security and privacy in connected environments, with a specific focus on the impact of the IoT paradigm on enterprise information systems
  • Examines the challenges of managing big data in IoT environments, and proposes cloud computing-based solutions to the limitations inherent in the IoT paradigm
  • Suggests approaches to overcome service-level interoperability problems in the IoT environment
  • Introduces a mobile IoT simulator designed to evaluate the behavior of IoT systems, in addition to a novel approach to manage hyper-connectivity in the IoT
  • Describes the use of the Essence framework to model software development methods, and highlights the benefits of integrating data from smart buildings and IoT devices
  • Presents an asymmetric schema matching mechanism for IoT interoperability, and explores the topic of automatic provenance capture at the middleware level
  • Reviews emerging network topologies and communication technologies, and advises on the adoption of a data distribution service as a middleware platform for IoT systems

This practically-oriented volume serves as a complete reference for students, researchers and practitioners of distributed computing, providing insights into the latest approaches, technologies, and frameworks relevant to the IoT environment.

Prof. Zaigham Mahmood is a Senior Technology Consultant at Debesis Education UK; Foreign Professor at NUST and IIU in Islamabad, Pakistan; Professor Extraordinaire at the North West University, South Africa; and Professor at the Shijiazhuang Tiedao University, China. Professor Mahmood is also the author or editor of more than 20 books.


Internet of Things (IoT) Device Connectivity Communication Protocols Data security Smart Devices

Editors and affiliations

  • Zaigham Mahmood
    • 1
  1. 1.Debesis Education UKUniversity of DerbyDerbyUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-70101-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-70102-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1617-7975
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-8433
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