Cloud of Things: Integration of IoT with Cloud Computing

  • Mohammad Aazam
  • Eui-Nam HuhEmail author
  • Marc St-Hilaire
  • Chung-Horng Lung
  • Ioannis Lambadaris
Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 36)


With rapidly increasing Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) and Internet of Things (IoTs) based services; a lot of data is being generated. It is becoming very difficult to manage power constrained small sensors and other data generating devices. With IoTs, anything can become part of the Internet and generate data. Moreover, data generated needs to be managed according to its requirements, in order to create more valuable services. For this purpose, integration of IoTs with cloud computing is becoming very important. This new paradigm is termed as Cloud of Things (CoTs). CoTs provide means to handle increasing data and other resources of underlying IoTs and WSNs. It also helps in creating an extended portfolio of services that can be provided with this amalgamation. In future, CoTs are going to play a very vital role. In this chapter, the importance of CoT, its architecture, working, and the issues involved are discussed.


Internet of Things (IoT) Cloud computing Cloud of Things (CoT) 



This work was supported by the IT R&D program of MSIP/IITP [2014044078003, Development of Modularized In-Memory Virtual Desktop System Technology for High Speed Cloud Service]. The corresponding author is Prof. Eui-Nam Huh.

This research was also supported by Next-Generation Information Computing Development Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning (NRF-2010-0020725). The corresponding author is Prof. Eui-Nam Huh.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammad Aazam
    • 1
    • 2
  • Eui-Nam Huh
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marc St-Hilaire
    • 2
  • Chung-Horng Lung
    • 2
  • Ioannis Lambadaris
    • 2
  1. 1.Kyung Hee UniversitySuwonKorea
  2. 2.Department of Systems and Computer EngineeringCarleton UniversityOttawaCanada

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