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This paper addresses the Internet of Things. Main enabling factor of this promising paradigm is the integration of several technologies and communications solutions. Identification and tracking technologies, wired and wireless sensor and actuator networks, enhanced communication protocols (shared with the Next Generation Internet), and distributed(More)
Recently there has been quite a number of independent research activities that investigate the potentialities of integrating social networking concepts into Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. The resulting paradigm, named Social Internet of Things (SIoT), has the potential to support novel applications and networking services for the IoT in more effective(More)
A wide variety of applications for road safety and traffic efficiency are intended to answer the urgent call for smarter, greener, and safer mobility. Although IEEE 802.11p is considered as the de facto standard for on-the-road communications, stakeholders have recently started to investigate the usability of Long Term Evolution (LTE) to support vehicular(More)
The actual development of the Internet of Things (IoT) needs major issues related to things’ service discovery and composition to be addressed. This paper proposes a possible approach to solve such issues. We introduce a novel paradigm of “social network of intelligent objects”, namely the Social Internet of Things (SIoT), based on the notion of social(More)
The future Internet will embody a large number of objects that, through standard communication protocols and unique addressing schemes, provide information and services to the final users. Indeed, billions of objects are expected to take a major active role in the future network, bringing physical world data into the world of digital content and services.(More)
The Named Data Networking (NDN) project is emerging as one of the most promising information-centric future Internet architectures. Besides NDN recognized potential as a content retrieval solution in wired and wireless domains, its innovative concepts, such as named content, name-based routing and in-network caching, particularly suit the requirements of(More)
The integration of social networking concepts into the Internet of Things (IoT) has led to the so called Social Internet of Things (SIoT) paradigm, according to which the objects are capable of establishing social relationships in an autonomous way with respect to their owners. The benefits are those of improving scalability in information/service discovery(More)
In the last few years, standardization activities within the IEEE 802.16 Working Group have resulted in the publication of specifications for an air interface of Fixed broadband wireless access systems. WiMAX is the commercial name of products compliant with the approved IEEE 802.16 standard. Although the standard suggests the main principles in designing a(More)
Internet of Things (IoT) has been a major research topic for almost a decade now, where physical objects would be interconnected as a result of convergence of various existing technologies. IoT is rapidly developing; however there are uncertainties about its security and privacy which could affect its sustainable development. This paper analyzes the(More)
A large amount of research is currently focusing on the issue of the adaptive control of the quality-of-service (QoS) provided to multimedia applications in heterogeneous wireless systems. In this paper, the authors aim at contributing to this issue by proposing a mechanism that exploits user profiling techniques and suitable QoS mapping functions to(More)