Alternate Title: Demystifying the Internet of Things (September 2016)
From agriculture, to manufacturing, to our homes, to healthcare, and beyond, technology is advancing towards 'smart' and 'smarter' systems. Generally speaking, 'smart' technology refers to numerous sensory devices working together through larger infrastructures. Rapid advances in computer science, software engineering, systems engineering, networking, sensing, communication, and artificial intelligence are not only evolving-they are also converging. Historically, there has been little in the way of formal, analytic, or even descriptive information about the building blocks that govern the operation, trustworthiness, and life cycle of Internet of Things (IoT). A composability model and vocabulary that defines principles common to most, if not all networks of things, is needed to address the question: "What is the science, if any, underlying IoT?" NIST Special Publication (SP)800-¬‐183,Networks of 'Things,' offers an underlying and foundational science to IoT that is based on a belief that IoT involves sensing, computing, communication, and actuation.
National Institute of Standards and Technology: http://www.nist.gov/