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Internet of Things
Challenges, Advances, and Applications

ISBN 9781498778510
Published January 12, 2018 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
418 Pages - 125 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Internet of Things: Challenges, Advances, and Applications provides a comprehensive introduction to IoT, related technologies, and common issues in the adoption of IoT on a large scale. It surveys recent technological advances and novel solutions for challenges in the IoT environment. Moreover, it provides detailed discussion of the utilization of IoT and its underlying technologies in critical application areas, such as smart grids, healthcare, insurance, and the automotive industry.

The chapters of this book are authored by several international researchers and industry experts. This book is composed of 18 self-contained chapters that can be read, based on interest.


  • Introduces IoT, including its history, common definitions, underlying technologies, and challenges
  • Discusses technological advances in IoT and implementation considerations
  • Proposes novel solutions for common implementation issues
  • Explores critical application domains, including large-scale electric power distribution networks, smart water and gas grids, healthcare and e-Health applications, and the insurance and automotive industries

The book is an excellent reference for researchers and post-graduate students working in the area of IoT, or related areas. It also targets IT professionals interested in gaining deeper knowledge of IoT, its challenges, and application areas.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Concepts and Adoption Challenges

1. Introduction to the Internet of Things
Karolina Baras, Lina Brito

2. Organizational Implementation and Management Challenges in the Internet of Things
Marta Vos

Part 2: Technological Advances and Implementation Considerations

3. Cooperative Networking Techniques in the Internet of Things Age
Luigi Grieco, Giuseppe Piro, Gennaro Boggia, Domenico Striccoli

4. Exploring Methods of Authentication for the Internet of Things
Fatemeh Tehranipoor, Nima Karimian, Paul A. Wortman, Asad Haque, Jim Fahrny, and John A. Chandy

5. Energy Efficient Routing Protocols and Ambient Energy Harvesting for The Internet of Things
Syed Asad Hussain, Muhammad Mohsin Mehdi, and Imran Raza

6. IoT Hardware Development Platforms: Past, Present and Future
Musa G. Samaila, João B. F. Sequeiros, Acácio F. P. P. Correia, Mário M. Freire, Pedro R. M. Inácio

7. IoT System Development Methods
Görkem Giray, Bedir Tekinerdogan, Eray Tüzün

8. Design Considerations for RFID-based Wireless Power Delivery
Akaa Agbaeze Eteng, Sharul Kamal Abdul Rahim, Chee Yen Leow

Part 3: Issues and Novel Solutions

9. Overcoming Interoperability barriers in IoT by utilizing a use-case based protocol selection framework
Supriya Mitra & Shalaka Shinde

10. Enabling Cloud-centric IoT with Publish/subscribe Systems
Daniel Happ, Niels Karowski, Thomas Menzel, Vlado Handziski, Adam Wolisz

11. The Emergence of Edge-centric Distributed IoT Analytics Platforms
Muhammad Habib ur Rehman, Prem Prakash Jayaraman, Cherith Perera

Part 4: IoT in Critical Application Domains

12. IoT in electric distribution networks control architecture, communication infrastructure and smart functionalities
Qiang Yang, Ali Ehsan, Hailin Zhao, Le Jiang, Ming Cheng

13. Satellite based IoT infrastructure for management of large-scale electric distribution networks
Qiang Yang and Dejian Meng

14. IoT-Enabled Smart Gas and Water Grids: from Communication Protocols to Data Analysis
Susanna Spinsante, Stefano Squartini, Paola Russo, Adelmo De Santis, Marco Severini, Marco Fagiani, Valentina Di Mattia, and Roberto Minerva

15. The Internet of Things and e-Health Remote Patients Monitoring
Assim Sagahyroon Raafat AbuRukba Fadi Aloul

16. Security Considerations for IoT Support of E-Health Applications
Daniel Minoli, Kazem Sohraby, Benedict Occhiogrosso, Jake Kouns

17. IoT Considerations, Requirements, and Architectures for Insurance Applications
Daniel Minoli, Benedict Occhiogrosso, Kazem Sohraby, James Gleason, Jake Kouns

18. The Internet of Things and the Automotive Industry: A Shift from a Vehicle-Centric to Data-Centric Paradigm
Steve Cayzer, Zahra Saleh

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Dr. Qusay Hassan is an independent researcher and a technology evangelist with 15 years of professional experience in ICT. He is currently a systems analyst at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Cairo, Egypt, where he deals with large-scale and complex systems. Dr. Hassan has received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. from Mansoura University, Egypt in computer science and information systems in 2003, 2008, and 2015, respectively. His research interests are varied which include IoT, SOA, high- performance computing, cloud computing and grid computing. Dr. Hassan has authored and co-authored several journal and conference papers as well as book chapters. He also published two books lately: Networks of the Future: Architectures, Technologies, and Implementations (CRC Press, 2017); and Applications in Next-Generation High Performance Computing (IGI Global, 2016). He is currently preparing a handbook on the Internet of Things to be published in 2018. Dr. Hassan is an IEEE senior member, and a member of the editorial board of a number of associations.

Dr. Atta ur Rehman Khan is an associate professor at the department of computer science, Air University, Pakistan. He has extensive experience in teaching, research, and industry at key positions. He has completed renowned projects, published research articles in reputed journals/conferences, and edited/co-authored multiple books. Currently, he is an associate editor of IEEE Access, Springer Journal of Cluster Computing, Associate Technical Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine, Editor of Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Oxford Computer Journal, IEEE SDN Newsletter, KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, SpringerOpen Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences, SpringerPlus, and Ad hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks journal, member of IEEE R&D committee for Smart Grids, IEEE Smart Grids Education Committee, IEEE Smart Grids publications committee, IEEE Smart Grids Operations Committee, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Educate program, NVIDIA GPU Educators Program, Steering Committee Member/ Track Chair/ Technical Program Committee (TPC) member of over 50 international conferences, and Higher Education Commission (Pakistan) approved PhD supervisor. He also serves as a domain expert for multiple international research funding bodies, namely European Commission and CONICYT National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research, Santiago, Chile. Moreover, he is a Senior Member of IEEE and Professional Member of ACM. He has received multiple awards, fellowships, and research grants. His areas of research interest include mobile computing, cloud computing, ad hoc networks, IoT, and security. For more updated information, visit his website at

Dr. Sajjad A. Madani is associate professor at the department of computer science, at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology. Additionally, he is the director of the virtual campus of the same institute. Dr. Madani did his PhD from Vienna University of Technology, Austria in 2008. He is a senior IEEE member, member of IEEE industrial electronics society, and member of Pakistan Engineering Council. Dr. Madani is also a member of the academic council of CIIT, member of the board of faculty of information science and technology, and member of the board of studies of computer science department. Dr. Madani is actively involved in the research areas of cloud computing, low power wireless sensor networks, and application of industrial informatics to electrical energy networks. Dr. Madani has more than 70 refereed research articles to his name. Dr. Madani is actively involved in the organization of International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT) for the last many years as program co-chair of the conference. Dr. Madani has won several awards and scholarships during his career and studentship. He is the recipient of a prestigious 12th National Teradata IT Excellence Award. He was awarded a gold medal by grabbing top position in the department at University of Engineering and Technology, KPK, Pakistan.

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