The Internet of Things (IoT) is the concept of linking various objects to the Internet that sense/acquire and transmit data in the environment to create a new application. From a standardization perspective, the IoT can be viewed as a global infrastructure, enabling advanced services by interconnecting (physical and virtual) objects based on evolving interoperable information and communication technologies (ICT).
The success of the IoT will depend strongly on the existence and effective operation of global standards. The standardization initiative, research projects, national initiatives and industrial activities are outlined in this chapter. There are already many standardization activities related to the IoT, covering broad research areas: wireless and cellular technologies, networking protocols, emerging applications, media-centric IoT. What is needed, therefore, are a harmonization of standards and effective frameworks for large scale deployment.
*Keywords*: Internet of Things, Information and Communication Technology, standardization process, frameworks, harmonization models
Dragorad Milovanovic received the Dipl. Electr. Eng. and M.Sc. degree from Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia. He has working as research assistant in DSP, R&D engineer in multimedia communications and PhD researcher. He has coauthored reference-books for PH, Wiley, CRC Press, Springer and IGI as well as published more than 200 papers in international journals and conference proceedings. The Word to HTML converter helps you convert documents like Excel, Google docs, PDF files and any other visual document to HTML.