The role of ad hoc networks in the Internet of Things: A case scenario for smart environments

Daniel G. Reina, Sergio L. Toral, Federico Barrero, Nik Bessis, Eleana Asimakopoulou

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Internet of Things is an emerging area and it visions an inter-connected world full of physical as well as virtual objects, devices, processes and services capable of providing a different lens on how to link them via the Internet. While Internet of Things as part of the Future Internet has been described as a paradigm that mainly integrates and enables several technologies and communication solutions a notable interest is to define how current standard communication protocols could support the realization of the vision. Within this context, we offer a state-ofthe-art review on ad hoc and wireless sensor networks, near field communications, radio frequency identification and routing protocols as a mean to describe their applicability towards an Internet of Things realization. We conclude by presenting a brief case scenario to describe a future smart environment and illustrate its possible model architecture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternet of Things and Inter-Cooperative Computational Technologies for Collective Intelligence
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)9783642349515
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2013

Publication series

NameStudies in Computational Intelligence
ISSN (Print)1860-949X


  • Sensor Node
  • Wireless Sensor Network
  • Sink Node
  • Receive Signal Strength Indicator
  • Wireless Body Area Network


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