1st Edition

The Internet of Things From RFID to the Next-Generation Pervasive Networked Systems

Edited By Lu Yan, Yan Zhang, Laurence T. Yang, Huansheng Ning Copyright 2008
    336 Pages
    by Auerbach Publications

    330 Pages
    by Auerbach Publications

    Ubiquitous and pervasive technologies such as RFID and smart computing promise a world of networked and interconnected devices. Everything from tires to toothbrushes could soon be in communications range, heralding the dawn of an era in which today’s Internet of People gives way to tomorrow’s Internet of Things — where billions of objects will have the ability to report their location, identity, and history over wireless connections.

    Connectivity and Communication — Anything, Anywhere, and Anytime

    An examination of the exciting expansion period in this research, The Internet of Things: From RFID to the Next-Generation Pervasive Networked Systems provides comprehensive, technical, and practical deploying policy guidance that covers fundamentals and recent advances in pervasive networked systems. The book addresses the conceptual and technical issues that influence the technology roadmap and gives an in-depth introduction to the Internet of Things and its effect on businesses and individuals. Discussing case studies, experience reports, and best practice, it contains information on emerging technologies, market opportunities, and policy implications.

    Practical Guidance and Balanced Coverage

    The first book of its kind to address major new technological developments and define the Internet of Things, this text provides balanced coverage of theory and practical issues. Reflecting research trends and industry needs, itis a comprehensive technical and practical guide to recent advances in pervasive networked systems.

    RFID Tags. RFID Automatic Identification and Data Capture. RFID Data Warehousing and Analysis. RFID Data Management Issues, Solutions, and Directions. RFID Security: Threats and Solutions. RFID Specification Revisited. RFIG Geometric Context of Wireless Tags. RFID Application in Animal Monitoring. RFID Enabled Logistics Services. Location Tracking in an Office Environment: The Nationwide Case Study. Pervasive Computing Security: Bluetooth’s Example. Internet of Things: A Context-Awareness Perspective. Index.


    Lu Yan, Yan Zhang, Laurence T. Yang