|Title||A Cloud to the Ground: The New Frontier of Intelligent and Autonomous Networks of Things|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Alippi, C., R. Fantacci, D. Marabissi, and M. Roveri|
|Journal||IEEE Communication Magazine|
|Pagination||14 - 20|
The Internet-of-Things (IoT) paradigm is supporting -and will support- an ever-increasing number of services and applications impacting on almost every aspect of our everyday life. The current trend is forecasting IoT to connect tens of billion objects by 2020 yielding a very-high volume of data to be acquired, transmitted and processed. IoT typically relies on Cloud Computing to process, analyze and store the data acquired by IoT entities. Unfortunately, the need to transmit all data from the information producing objects to the Cloud for a subsequent processing/analysis phase would require a large bandwidth and increase the latency in the “decision-making process” whenever decisions/reactions must be promptly taken by the IoT units.