Towards a Cloud-Assisted and Agent-Oriented Architecture for the Internet of Things
In the Internet of Things (IoT), all things (e.g. sensors, actuators, smart devices, smart objects, RFID, embedded computers, robots) have their identities, physical attributes, and interfaces. They will be seamlessly integrated into the information network such that they will become active participants in business, information and social processes wherever and whenever needed and proper. The technical realization of this vision is a complex challenge as distributed heterogeneous IoT components at different levels of abstractions need to cooperate among themselves, with conventional networked IT infrastructures, and also with human users.