From the Internet of Computers to the Internet of Things

  • Friedemann Mattern
  • Christian Floerkemeier
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6462)


This paper discusses the vision, the challenges, possible usage scenarios and technological building blocks of the “Internet of Things”. In particular, we consider RFID and other important technological developments such as IP stacks and web servers for smart everyday objects. The paper concludes with a discussion of social and governance issues that are likely to arise as the vision of the Internet of Things becomes a reality.


Internet of Things RFID smart objects wireless sensor networks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Friedemann Mattern
    • 1
  • Christian Floerkemeier
    • 1
  1. 1.Distributed Systems Group, Institute for Pervasive ComputingETH ZurichSwitzerland

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