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The Internet of Things

Connecting Objects…

Edited by Hakima Chaouchi, National Institute of Telecommunications, France.

ISBN: 9781848211407

Publication Date: May 2010   Hardback   400 pp.

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The path towards communication ubiquity started years ago with the aim of offering to users different services anytime and anywhere. This is becoming true only because wireless and mobile communication have had a remarkable evolution, as has the miniaturization of mobile terminals, while keeping high performance and security. The Internet of Things appears to be the ultimate or next step of ubiquitous networks. It is the imminent future generation of networks that will connect not only networked terminals (mobile phones, computers, smart devices), but also everyday objects that were until now just “un-networked things” or “inert objects”. This will be possible by combining the evolving technologies and networking frameworks to be capable of attaining this very challenging new era of communication.
Internet of Things: Connecting Objects… puts forward the technologies and the networking architectures which make it possible to support the Internet of Things. Amongst these technologies, RFID, sensor and PLC technologies are described and a clear view on how they enable the Internet of Things is given. This book also provides a good overview of the main issues facing the Internet of Things such as the issues of privacy and security, application and usage, and standardization.


1. Introduction to the Internet of Things, Hakima Chaouchi.
2. Radio Frequency Identification Technology Overview, Ayyangar Ranganath Harish.
3. Wireless Sensor Networks: Technology Overview, Thomas Watteyne and Kristofer S.J. Pister.
4. Power Line Communication Technology Overview, Xavier Carcelle and Thomas Bourgeau.
5. RFID Applications and Related Research Issues, Oscar Botero and Hakima Chaouchi.
6. RFID Deployment for Location and Mobility Management on the Internet, Apostolia Papapostolou and Hakima Chaouchi.
7. The Internet of Things – Setting the Standards, Keith Mainwaring and Lara Srivastava.
8. Governance of the Internet of Things, Rolf H. Weber.


Dr. Hakima CHAOUCHI is currently associate professor at the Telecommunication Institute in France. She received her PhD in 2004 in telecommunications and networking. Previously, she was a research fellow at Paris VI University, and also joined the Centre for Telecommunication Research of London (CTR) as a research associate. Her research work is related to wireless and mobile networks and Security. She was involved in European and French research projects. She is currently coordinating one of the first French projects on Internet of Things SUN (Situated and Ubiquitous Networks). She is IEEE member, active in standardization activities of the IETF and the IEEE and published her research work in specialized conferences and journals. She is the co-editor of the “Security in Wireless and mobile networks” book (ISTE 2009) and the “emerging wireless technologies, IEEE standard” book (Hermes 2008). She recently co-organized the first workshop in mobile and wireless network security (MWNS 2008, MWNS 2009) and is a member of several technical program committees.


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