The Future of the Internet of Things

  • Mullany F.
  • Viswanathan H.

Machine communication for monitoring and remote control predates the Internet, with Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems used to monitor and control machines since the 1960s. The deployment of devices for monitoring and control has accelerated in the recent years aided by ubiquitous wireless connectivity and declining communication costs. Nevertheless, until recently machines still communicated only with purpose built applications and with limited data acquisition or analysis capabilities. Connecting things to the Internet, on the other hand, is a completely different proposition that is occurring on a massive scale; by bringing together a wide variety of devices and applications, there is the potential for a major transformation in how humans interact with the physical world, both in a personal consumer and professional business context. The future of IoT can be viewed as bringing the physical world into the digital realm, and animating physical objects to augment our existence and save time by increasing knowledge and awareness.

Recent Publications

January 01, 2019

Friendly, appealing or both? Characterising user experience in sponsored search landing pages

  • Bron M.
  • Chute M.
  • Evans H.
  • Lalmas M.
  • Redi M.
  • Silvestri F.

© 2017 International World Wide Web Conference Committee (IW3C2), published under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 License. Many of today's websites have recognised the importance of mobile friendly pages to keep users engaged and to provide a satisfying user experience. However, next to the experience provided by the sites themselves, ...

January 01, 2019

Analyzing uber's ride-sharing economy

  • Aiello L.
  • Djuric N.
  • Grbovic M.
  • Kooti F.
  • Lerman K.
  • Radosavljevic V.

© 2017 International World Wide Web Conference Committee (IW3C2), published under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 License. Uber is a popular ride-sharing application that matches people who need a ride (or riders) with drivers who are willing to provide it using their personal vehicles. Despite its growing popularity, there exist ...

January 01, 2019

The paradigm-shift of social spambots: Evidence, theories, and tools for the arms race

  • Cresci S.
  • Petrocchi M.
  • Pietro R.
  • Spognardi A.
  • Tesconi M.

© 2017 International World Wide Web Conference Committee (IW3C2), published under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 License. Recent studies in social media spam and automation provide anecdotal argumentation of the rise of a new generation of spambots, so-called social spambots. Here, for the first time, we extensively study this novel ...