Internet of Things

Web of Things aka "Internet of Things”

“Web of Things is about extending the Internet of Things [Ashton, 2009] concept beyond the connection of things and considering issues like heterogeneity, scalability and usability with respect to progressive computing” [Mayer et al., 2013]. By introducing web technologies, the concept overpasses Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication and incorporates interaction with users into the landscape. This lecture will present conceptual and technical overviews of about IoT and WoT including:

  • Internet of Things (Things, Properties, Sensors)
  • Architecture layers
  • Survey about existing technologies & platforms
  • Development frameworks
  • Application domains
  • Challenges of IoT
  • The Web as a Solution
  • Related standards and frameworks.

Finally a real world project will be presented e.g. a low-cost and reliable indoor localization system using state-of-the-art Web of Things technologies targeted to support the daily activities of users with mild cognitive impairments and their carers.

[1] K. Ashton, “That “internet of things” thing,” RFiD Journal, vol. 22, p. 97–114, 2009.
[2] S. Mayer, V. Trifa, D. Raggett, and D. Guinard, “Wot 2013: Fourth international workshop on the web of things,” in Proceedings of the 2013 ACM Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing Adjunct Publication, ser. UbiComp 13 Adjunct. New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2013, pp. 1487–1494. [Online]. Available: http: //