The Era of Internet of Things: Towards a Smart World

  • Khaled Salah Mohamed


Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to revolutionize our lives. IoT is now a growing industry. Analysts predict that IoT products and services will grow exponentially in next years. By 2020, it is expected that more than 50 billion IoT devices will be connected as depicted in Fig. 1 [1]. It is a confluence of different sectors: embedded systems, communication systems, sensors/actuators, WWW, and mobile applications. However, IoT is still having many challenges and limitations due to a number of factors, which limit the full exploitation of the IoT. The concept of IoT was born in 1999 by Kevin Ashton in the United States. Global Internet of Things market set to reach $318bn by 2023 [2].


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  • Khaled Salah Mohamed
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  1. 1.Mentor, A Siemens BusinessCairoEgypt

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