IoT-IaaS: A New Public Cloud Service to Unleash Innovation in the IoT Space

  • Muhammad U. IlyasEmail author
  • Muhammad Murtaza Khan
  • Sajid Saleem
  • Jalal S. Alowibdi
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Complexity book series (SPCOM)


IoT solution developers today are hampered by the regulatory permit burdens and high up-front deployment and maintenance costs, particularly in the public domain. Essentially, it keeps the development of IoT solutions requiring large deployments in the purview of deep-pocketed players, to the exclusion of millions of small developers who may have figured out novel solutions to problems, but lack the resources to pilot them. This is akin to the situation of cellphones before the release of SDKs for Apple iOS and Android smartphones; phones with relatively capable hardware were often restricted to running the dozen-or-so apps they shipped with. Together, smartphone SDKs and public cloud services, which were becoming available at around the same time, less well-resourced developers were able to bring their ideas for apps to the public, thus launching the smartphone revolution. In this paper we conducted a survey of studies that describe various pieces of the technology puzzle that could contribute towards democratizing access to public IoT resources.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer and Network EngineeringCollege of Computer Science and Engineering, University of JeddahJeddahSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and Artificial IntelligenceCollege of Computer Science and Engineering, University of JeddahJeddahSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.School of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceNational University of Sciences and TechnologyIslamabadPakistan

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