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Internet of Things: Novel Advances and Envisioned Applications

01 Jan 2017-
About: The article was published on 2017-01-01. It has received 20 citation(s) till now. more


Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.3390/S18030817
Bako Ali1, Ali Ismail Awad2, Ali Ismail Awad1Institutions (2)
08 Mar 2018-Sensors
Abstract: The Internet of Things (IoT) is an emerging paradigm focusing on the connection of devices, objects, or "things" to each other, to the Internet, and to users. IoT technology is anticipated to become an essential requirement in the development of smart homes, as it offers convenience and efficiency to home residents so that they can achieve better quality of life. Application of the IoT model to smart homes, by connecting objects to the Internet, poses new security and privacy challenges in terms of the confidentiality, authenticity, and integrity of the data sensed, collected, and exchanged by the IoT objects. These challenges make smart homes extremely vulnerable to different types of security attacks, resulting in IoT-based smart homes being insecure. Therefore, it is necessary to identify the possible security risks to develop a complete picture of the security status of smart homes. This article applies the operationally critical threat, asset, and vulnerability evaluation (OCTAVE) methodology, known as OCTAVE Allegro, to assess the security risks of smart homes. The OCTAVE Allegro method focuses on information assets and considers different information containers such as databases, physical papers, and humans. The key goals of this study are to highlight the various security vulnerabilities of IoT-based smart homes, to present the risks on home inhabitants, and to propose approaches to mitigating the identified risks. The research findings can be used as a foundation for improving the security requirements of IoT-based smart homes. more

150 Citations

Proceedings ArticleDOI: 10.1145/3170521.3170529
04 Jan 2018-
Abstract: Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) is an emerging network technology for Internet of Things (IoT) which offers long-range and wide-area communication at low-power. It thus overcomes the range limits and scalability challenges associated with traditional short range wireless sensor networks. Due to their escalating demand, LPWANs are gaining momentum, with multiple competing technologies currently being developed. Despite their promise, existing LPWAN technologies raise a number of challenges in terms of spectrum limitation, coexistence, mobility, scalability, coverage, security, and application-specific requirements which make their adoption challenging. In this paper, we identify the key opportunities of LPWAN, highlight the challenges, and show potential directions of the future research on LPWAN. more

Topics: LPWAN (54%), Wireless sensor network (52%)

82 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1080/08982112.2019.1706744
Avigdor Zonnenshain1, Ron S. Kenett1Institutions (1)
Abstract: Quality is a crucial dimension of products and processes. It is considered a competitive advantage for companies and organizations in the global market. Quality models and practices went through se... more

Topics: Information quality (66%), Quality assurance (61%), Quality (business) (61%) more

38 Citations

Proceedings ArticleDOI: 10.1109/ISNCC.2018.8531006
19 Jun 2018-
Abstract: Home Automation System (HAS) gains popularity due to communication technology advancement. Smart home is one of the Internet of Things (IoT) applications that facilitates the control of home appliances over the Internet using automation system. This paper proposes a low-cost Wi-Fi based automation system for Smart Home (SH) in order to monitor and control home appliances remotely using Android-based application. An Arduino Mega microcontroller provided with Wi-Fi module is utilized to build the automation system. In addition, several sensors are used to monitor the temperature, humidity and motion in home. A relay board is exploited to connect the HAS with home under controlled appliances. The proposed automation system, can easily and efficiently control the electrical appliances via Wi-Fi and Virtuino mobile application. more

Topics: Home automation (72%), Process automation system (59%), Arduino (51%) more

35 Citations

Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1155/2018/2179571
Qasim Awais1, Hassan Tariq Chattha2, Mohsin Jamil2, Mohsin Jamil3  +3 moreInstitutions (4)
Abstract: This paper presents a dual-band coplanar waveguide (CPW) fed printed antenna with rectangular shape design blocks having ultrawideband characteristics, proposed and implemented on an FR4 substrate. The size of the proposed antenna is just 25 mm × 35 mm. A novel rounded corners technique is used to enhance not only the impedance bandwidth but also the gain of the antenna. The proposed antenna design covers two ultrawide bands which include 1.1–2.7 GHz and 3.15–3.65 GHz, thus covering 2.4 GHz Bluetooth/Wi-Fi band and most of the bands of 3G, 4G, and a future expected 5G band, that is, 3.4–3.6 GHz. Being a very low-profile antenna makes it very suitable for the future 5G Internet of Things (IoT) portable applications. A step-by-step design process is carried out to obtain an optimized design for good impedance matching in the two bands. The current densities and the reflection coefficients at different stages of the design process are plotted and discussed to get a good insight into the final proposed antenna design. This antenna exhibits stable radiation patterns on both planes, having low cross polarization and low back lobes with a maximum gain of 8.9 dB. The measurements are found to be in good accordance with the simulated results. more

Topics: Antenna (radio) (67%), Impedance matching (55%), Coplanar waveguide (54%)

15 Citations

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