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Connectivity Frameworks for Smart Devices

The Internet of Things from a Distributed Computing Perspective

  • Zaigham Mahmood


  • Reviews and analyzes state-of-the-art research on the Internet of Things

  • Covers the latest advances, trends, tools, frameworks and methodologies

  • Provides practical guidance and suggests best practices


Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Device Connectivity in the Internet of Things

  3. Architecture and Frameworks for the Internet of Things

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Ricardo Souza, Eleri Cardozo
      Pages 99-116
    3. S. Rajaraajeswari, R. Selvarani, Pethuru Raj
      Pages 117-146
    4. Tamas Pflanzner, Roland Tornyai, Attila Kertesz
      Pages 187-207
    5. K’Obwanga M. Kevin, Okuthe P. Kogeda, Manoj Lall
      Pages 209-234
  4. Security Mechanisms for the Internet of Things

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Vijayaraghavan Varadharajan, Shruti Bansal
      Pages 261-281
    3. Aditya Kaushal Ranjan, Gaurav Somani
      Pages 283-305
    4. S. Sivagurunathan, A. Sebastian, K. Prathapchandran
      Pages 307-331
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 351-356

About this book


This timely volume provides a review of the state-of-the-art frameworks and methodologies for connecting diverse objects and devices according to the vision for an Internet of Things (IoT). A specific focus is placed on the communication, security, and privacy aspects of device connectivity in distributed environments. Insights and case studies are provided by an authoritative selection of contributors of international repute into the latest research advances and practical approaches with respect to the connectivity of heterogeneous smart and sensory devices.

Topics and features:

  • Examines aspects of device connectivity within the IoT
  • Presents a resource-based architecture for IoT, and proposes a resource management framework for corporate device clouds
  • Reviews integration approaches for the IoT environment, and discusses performance optimization of intelligent home networks
  • Introduces a novel solution for interoperable data management in multi-clouds, and suggests an approach that addresses the debate over network neutrality in the IoT
  • Describes issues of data security, privacy, access control, and authentication in the distributed IoT environment
  • Reviews the evolution of VANETs in relation to the Internet of Vehicles, and provides a perspective on developing smart sustainable cities

This invaluable text/reference will be of great benefit to a broad audience, from students and researchers interested in the IoT vision, to practicing communication engineers and network security specialists.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Zaigham Mahmood
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computing and MathematicsUniversity of DerbyDerbyUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Professor Zaigham Mahmood is a Senior Technology Consultant at Debesis Education UK and an Associate Lecturer (Research) at the University of Derby, UK. He also holds positions as Foreign Professor at NUST and IIU in Islamabad, Pakistan, and Professor Extraordinaire at the North West University Potchefstroom, South Africa. Prof. Mahmood is a certified cloud computing instructor and a regular speaker at international conferences devoted to Cloud Computing and E-Government. His specialized areas of research include distributed computing, project management, and e-government. Among his many publications are the Springer titles Data Science and Big Data Computing, Cloud Computing: Challenges, Limitations and R&D SolutionsContinued Rise of the CloudCloud Computing: Methods and Practical ApproachesSoftware Engineering Frameworks for the Cloud Computing Paradigm, and Cloud Computing for Enterprise Architectures.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Connectivity Frameworks for Smart Devices
  • Book Subtitle The Internet of Things from a Distributed Computing Perspective
  • Editors Zaigham Mahmood
  • Series Title Computer Communications and Networks
  • Series Abbreviated Title Computer Communications, Networks
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-33122-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-81433-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-33124-9
  • Series ISSN 1617-7975
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-8433
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 356
  • Number of Illustrations 41 b/w illustrations, 57 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Computer Communication Networks
    Information Systems Applications (incl. Internet)
    Artificial Intelligence
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