›› 2011, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (6): 919-924.doi: 10.1007/s11390-011-1189-5

Special Issue: Surveys; Computer Networks and Distributed Computing

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Internet of Things: Objectives and Scientific Challenges

Hua-Dong Ma (马华东), Member, CCF, ACM, IEEE   

  1. Beijing Key Lab of Intelligent Telecommunications Software and Multimedia, School of Computer Science, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing 100876, China
  • Received:2011-07-18 Revised:2011-09-05 Online:2011-11-05 Published:2011-11-05
  • About author:Hua-Dong Ma received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from Institute of Computing Tech-nology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1995. He is executive dean of School of Computer Science, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommu-nications (BUPT), China. He is also director of Beijing Key Lab of Intel-ligent Telecommunications Software and Multimedia, BUPT. He is chief scientist of the project "Basic Research on the Architecture of Internet of Things" supported by the National 973 Program of China. He was awarded National Funds for Distinguished Young Sci-entists in 2009. His current research focuses on multime-dia system and networking, sensor networks and Internet of things. He has published over 100 papers in journals (such as ACM/IEEE Transactions) or conferences (such as IEEE INFOCOM/ICDSC, ACM MM) and 4 books on these fields. He is a member of the CCF, ACM, and IEEE.
  • Supported by:

    This work is supported by the National Basic Research 973 Program of China under Grant No. 2011CB302701, the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No. 60833009, and the National Natural Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scientists of China under Grant No. 60925010.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is aimed at enabling the interconnection and integration of the physical world and the cyber space. It represents the trend of future networking, and leads the third wave of the IT industry revolution. In this article, we first introduce some background and related technologies of IoT and discuss the concepts and objectives of IoT. Then, we present the challenges and key scientific problems involved in IoT development. Moreover, we introduce the current research project supported by the National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program). Finally, we outline future research directions.

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