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IIoT - Supporting the Next Generation of Services and Applications

posted Jan 9, 2020, 12:39 PM by Rute Sofia   [ updated Jan 9, 2020, 12:58 PM ]

(Jan 2020) Internet services and networking architectures have evolved steadily to accommodate technological changes and the development of novel services on the Internet. With the expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT), there is now a complete entanglement of the Internet into different realms of our daily lives. Things are becoming increasingly mobile and heterogeneous in terms of computational and storage capabilities, as well as in terms of power. Furthermore, new IoT technologies are expanding the reach of services over large distances, and into new realms, such as: space.

These new possibilities open up a myriad of new business possibilities, and in the context of Industrial IoT (IIoT), they are the basis for a new Industrial Revolution. IIoT data will be generated from a gazillion smart devices over very large distances, sustaining a global and wide digitalization, greater efficiency, and improved productivity, among other benefits. These benefits are already being applied in different vertical markets, including but not limited to manufacturing. For instance, in Smart Logistics, Connected Mobility, Smart Cities.

It is therefore relevant to keep on exploring different trends that may better support data exchange, in particular involving the next generation of IIoT services and applications.

To contribute, propose your work to the MDPI Future Internet Special Issue on "Network Architectures and Protocols for Industrial IoT", until 30.06.2020.