A Survey on IoT Communication and Computation Frameworks: An Industrial Perspective

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Conference Proceeding

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2017 IEEE 7th Annual Computing and Communication Workshop and Conference, CCWC 2017


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.


This paper surveys fog computing and embedded systems platforms as the building blocks of Internet of Things (IoT). Many concepts around IoT architectures, with various examples, are also discussed. This paper reviews a high-level conceptual layered architecture for IoT from a computational perspective. The architecture incorporates fog computing to address several issues associated with cloud computing; however, it is never a binary decision between fog and cloud. Many of the world's physical objects are being embedded with sensors and actuators, tied by communication infrastructures, and managed by computational algorithms. IoT sensor networks and embedded systems connecting smart objects are revolutionizing how we approach our daily lives, health care, energy, and transportation. Such computational needs are addressed with an array of various models and frameworks. In an attempt to consolidate the use of these models, this paper reviews the state-of-the-art research in IoT, cloud computing, and fog computing. © 2017 IEEE.



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