Internet of Things

IOT Introduction

Definition :

  1. The Internet of Things, also called The Internet of Objects, refers to a wireless network between objects, usually the network will be wireless and self configuring, such as household appliances.
  2. By embedding short-range mobile transceivers into a wide array of additional gadgets and everyday items, enabling new forms of communication between people and things, and between things themselves.
    WSIS 2005
  3. The term “Internet of Things” has come to describe a number of technologies and research disciplines that enable the Internet to reach out into the real world of physical objects.
    IoT 2008
  4. “Things having identities and virtual personalities operating in smart spaces using intelligent interfaces to connect and communicate within social, environmental, and user contexts”.
    IoT in 2020

In Short : “From any time ,any place connectivity for anyone, we will now have connectivity for anything!

History :

  1. 1997, “The Internet of Things” is the seventh in the series of ITU Internet Reports originally launched in 1997 under the title “Challenges to the Network”.
  2. 1999, Auto-ID Center founded in MIT – Keven Ashton
  3. 2003, EPC Global founded in MIT
  4. 2005, Four important technologies of the internet of things was proposed in WSIS conference.
  5. 2008, First international conference of internet of things: The IOT 2008 was held at Zurich.

Why Internet of Things:

  • Dynamic control of industry and daily life
  • Improve the resource utilization ratio
  • Better relationship between human and nature
  • Forming an intellectual entity by integrating human society and physical systems
  • Universal transport & internetworking
  • Acts as technologies integrator

IOT Application:




  • The challenge of IoT
  • Future of IOT

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