The Importance of Being Thing Or the Trivial Role of Powering Serious IoT Scenarios

@article{Helal2019TheIO,
  title={The Importance of Being Thing Or the Trivial Role of Powering Serious IoT Scenarios},
  author={Abdelsalam Helal and Ahmed E. Khaled and Wyatt Lindquist},
  journal={2019 IEEE 39th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS)},
  year={2019},
  pages={1852-1859}
}
In this article, we call for a "Walk Before You Run" adjustment in the Internet-of-Things (IoT) research and development exercise. Without first settling the quest for what thing is or could be or do, we run the risk of presumptuous visions, or hypes, that can only fail the realities and limits of what is actually possible, leading to customers and consumers confusion as well as market hesitations. Specifically, without a carefully-designed Thing architecture in place, it will be very difficult… 
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