The Internet of Things in an Enterprise Context

  • Stephan Haller
  • Stamatis Karnouskos
  • Christoph Schroth
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5468)


This paper puts the Internet of Things in a wider context: How it relates to the Future Internet overall, and where the business value lies so that it will become interesting for enterprises to invest in it. Real-World Awareness and Business Process Decomposition are the two major paradigms regarding future business value. The major application domains where the Internet of Things will play an important role and where there are concrete business opportunities are highlighted. But there are also many technical challenges that need to be addressed. These are listed and it is shown how they are tackled by existing research projects with industrial participation.


Internet of Things Future Internet Real-World Visibility Business Process Decomposition Business Value SOA Enterprise Services 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephan Haller
    • 1
  • Stamatis Karnouskos
    • 2
  • Christoph Schroth
    • 3
  1. 1.SAP (Schweiz) AGSAP Research CEC ZürichZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.SAP AGSAP Research CEC KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany
  3. 3.SAP (Schweiz) AGSAP Research CEC St.GallenSt.GallenSwitzerland

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