Internet of Things

  • Marilia Curado
  • Henrique Madeira
  • Paulo Rupino da Cunha
  • Bruno Cabral
  • David Perez Abreu
  • João Barata
  • Licínio Roque
  • Roger Immich
Part of the Risk, Systems and Decisions book series (RSD)


This chapter addresses cyber-physical systems resilience with a focus on Internet of Things as a particularly prominent example of large-scale cyber-physical systems. The emphasis is on current and future network architectures and systems, highlighting main research issues, as well as technological trends. This chapter opens by discussing and contrasting resilience of organisation and resilience of communications and computing technologies. It then proceeds to explore issues of resilience in two use cases. One deals with smart cities, a particular application scenario of IoT, and another with large-scale networks. This chapter points out that the Internet of Things is evolving towards an Internet of Everything, where everybody and everything are connected to provide multiple services within various contexts such as smart home, wearables, smart city, smart grid, industrial internet, connected car, connected health, smart retail, smart supply chain, and smart farming. In the context of this evolution, a number of challenges must be addressed, most of which touch on issues of resilience, among others.


Internet of Things Resilience Cyber-physical systems Cloud Fog 



The work presented in this chapter was partially carried out in the scope of the MobiWise project: From mobile sensing to mobility advising (P2020 SAICTPAC/0011/2015), cofinanced by COMPETE 2020, Portugal 2020 – Operational Program for Competitiveness and Internationalization (POCI), European Union’s ERDF (European Regional Development Fund), and the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). David Perez Abreu wishes to acknowledge the Portuguese funding institution FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology for supporting his research under the Ph.D. grant SFRH/BD/117538/2016.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marilia Curado
    • 1
  • Henrique Madeira
    • 1
  • Paulo Rupino da Cunha
    • 1
  • Bruno Cabral
    • 1
  • David Perez Abreu
    • 1
  • João Barata
    • 1
  • Licínio Roque
    • 1
  • Roger Immich
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Informatics and Systems, Department of Informatics EngineeringUniversity of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal

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