Smart objects as building blocks for the Internet of things

  title={Smart objects as building blocks for the Internet of things},
  author={Gerd Kortuem and Fahim Kawsar and Vasughi Sundramoorthy and Dan Fitton},
  journal={IEEE Internet Computing},
The combination of the Internet and emerging technologies such as nearfield communications, real-time localization, and embedded sensors lets us transform everyday objects into smart objects that can understand and react to their environment. Such objects are building blocks for the Internet of Things and enable novel computing applications. As a step toward design and architectural principles for smart objects, the authors introduce a hierarchy of architectures with increasing levels of real… 

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