1st Edition

Internet of Things and Secure Smart Environments
Successes and Pitfalls

ISBN 9780367266394
Published November 5, 2020 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
512 Pages

USD $130.00

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Book Description

The main goal of Internet of Things (IoT) is to make secure, reliable, and fully automated smart environments. However, there are many technological challenges in deploying IoT. This includes connectivity and networking, timeliness, power and energy consumption dependability, security and privacy, compatibility and longevity, and network/protocol standards. Internet of Things and Secure Smart Environments: Successes and Pitfalls provides a comprehensive overview of recent research and open problems in the area of IoT research.


  • Presents cutting edge topics and research in IoT
  • Includes contributions from leading worldwide researchers
  • Focuses on IoT architectures for smart environments
  • Explores security, privacy, and trust
  • Covers data handling and management (accumulation, abstraction, storage, processing, encryption, fast retrieval, security, and privacy) in IoT for smart environments

This book covers state-of-the-art problems, presents solutions, and opens research directions for researchers and scholars in both industry and academia.

Table of Contents







Chapter 1 Wireless Localization for Smart Indoor Environments

Ravi Sharma and Venkataramana Badarla

Chapter 2 An Approach towards GIS Application in Smart City Urban Planning

Sourav Banerjee, Chinmay Chakraborty, and Debashis Das

Chapter 3 A Review of Checkpointing and Rollback Recovery Protocols for Mobile Distributed Computing Systems

Houssem Mansouri and Al-Sakib Khan Pathan

Chapter 4 Softwarized Network Function Virtualization for 5G: Challenges and Opportunities

Deborsi Basu, Raja Datta, and Uttam Ghosh

Chapter 5 An Effective Deployment of SDN Controller in Smart City Renovation

Madhukrishna Priyadarsini and Padmalochan Bera

Chapter 6 Flying Ad Hoc Networks: Security, Authentication Protocols, and Future Directions

Aiswarya S. Nair and Sabu M. Thampi

Chapter 7 Investigating Traffic of Smart Speakers and IoT Devices: Security Issues and Privacy Threats

Davide Caputo, Luca Verderame, Alessio Merlo, and Luca Caviglione

Chapter 8 Hardware Security in the Context of Internet of Things: Challenges and Opportunities

Pranesh Santikellur, Rajat Subhra Chakraborty, and Jimson Mathew

Chapter 9 Security Challenges in Hardware Used for Smart Environments

Sree Ranjani Rajendran

Chapter 10 Blockchain for Internet of Battlefield Things: A Performance and Feasibility Study

Abel O. Gomez Rivera, Deepak Tosh, and Jaime C. Acosta

Chapter 11 Internet of Things in 5G Cellular Networks: Radio Resource Perspective

Ajay Pratap and Sajal K. Das

Chapter 12 An SDN-IoT–Based Framework for Future Smart Cities: Addressing Perspective

Uttam Ghosh, Pushpita Chatterjee, Sachin Shetty, and Raja Datta


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Uttam Ghosh is working as an Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA. Dr Ghosh obtained his PhD in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, in 2013, and has post-doctoral experience at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Fordham University, and Tennessee State University. He has been awarded the 2018-2019 Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow (JFTF) and has been promoted to a Graduate Faculty position at Vanderbilt University. Dr Ghosh has published fifty papers at reputed international journals including IEEE Transaction, Elsevier, Springer, IET, Wiley, InderScience and IETE, and also in top international conferences sponsored by IEEE, ACM and Springer.  Dr Ghosh has conducted several sessions and workshops related to Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), SDN, IoT and smart cities as co-chair at top international conferences including IEEE Globecom, IEEE MASS, SECON, CPSCOM, IEMCON, ICDCS and so on. He has served as a Technical Program Committee (TPC) member at renowned international conferences including ACM SIGCSE, IEEE LCN, IEMCON, STPSA, SCS SpringSim, IEEE Compsac. He is serving as an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Computers and Applications (Taylor & Francis), and also a reviewer for international journals including IEEE Transactions (Elsevier, Springer and Wiley). Dr Ghosh is contributing as guest editor for special issues with IEEE Journal of IoT, IEEE Transaction on Network Science and Engineering (TNSE), ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT), Springer MTAP, MDPI Future Internet, and Wiley Internet Technology Letters (ITL).  He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a member of AAAS, ASEE, ACM, and Sigma Xi. Dr Ghosh is actively working for editing seven edited volumes on Emerging CPS, Security, and Machine/Machine Learning with CRC Press, Chapman Hall Big Data Series, and Springer. His main research interests include Cybersecurity, Computer Networks, Wireless Networks, Information Centric Networking, and Software-Defined Networking.

Dr. Danda B. Rawat is a Full Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS), Founding Director of the Howard University Data Science and Cybersecurity Center, Director of Cyber-security and Wireless Networking Innovations (CWiNs) Research Lab, Graduate Program Director of Howard-CS Graduate Programs and Director of Graduate Cybersecurity Certificate Program at Howard University, Washington, DC, USA. Dr. Rawat is engaged in research and teaching in the areas of cybersecurity, machine learning and wireless networking for emerging networked systems including cyber-physical systems, Internet-of-Things, smart cities, software defined systems and vehicular networks. His professional career comprises more than 15 years in academia, government, and industry. He has secured over $5 million in research funding from US National Science Foundation, US Department of Homeland Security, Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), DoD Research Labs, Industry (Microsoft, Intel, etc.) and private Foundations. Dr. Rawat is the recipient of NSF CAREER Award in 2016, the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Summer Faculty Visiting Fellowship in 2017, Outstanding Research Faculty Award (Award for Excellence in Scholarly Activity) at GSU in 2015, the Best Paper Awards and Outstanding PhD Researcher Award in 2009. He has delivered over 15 Keynotes and invited speeches at international conferences and workshops. Dr. Rawat has published over 200 scientific/technical articles and 9 books. He has been serving as an Editor/Guest Editor for over 30 international journals. He has been in Organizing Committees for several IEEE flagship conferences such as IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE CNS, IEEE ICC and so on. He served as a technical program committee (TPC) member for several international conferences. He served as a Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of the IEEE Savannah Section from 2013 to 2017. Dr. Rawat received the Ph.D. degree from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Rawat is a Senior Member of IEEE and ACM, a member of AAAS and ASEE, and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Raja Datta is a Professor in the Department of Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering (E & ECE) at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. Earlier he worked with North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology, Itanagar, where he was also the Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering for several years. Prof. Datta is a Senior Member of IEEE and has to his credit a number of publications in high impact factor Journals (that includes IEEE Transactions, IET, Elsevier, Springer, etc.) and Conferences. He has produced several PhDs and MS students in the area of Computer Communication Networks and Ad Hoc Networks apart from guiding numerous MTech and BTech projects. He is member of the editorial boards and reviewers of several International Journals and handles a number of projects funded by MHRD, DIT, ISRO, and Indian Railways. 

Al-Sakib Khan Pathan is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering. Currently, he is with the Independent University, Bangladesh as an Adjunct Professor. He received PhD degree in Computer Engineering in 2009 from Kyung Hee University, South Korea and B.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Information Technology from Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Bangladesh in 2003. His research interests include wireless sensor networks, network security, cloud computing, and e-services technologies. Currently he is also working on some multidisciplinary issues. He is a recipient of several awards/best paper awards and has several notable publications in these areas, and has delivered many keynotes and invited speeches at various international conferences and events, as well as chairing and organising others. He is currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Computers and Applications, Taylor & Francis, on top of editing a number of other journals and publishing seven books.