Towards Bridging IoT and Cloud Services: Proposing Smartphones as Mobile and Autonomic Service Gateways
Computing is currently getting at the same time incredibly in the small with sensors/actuators embedded in the people everyday objects and also greatly in the large with data and service clouds accessible anytime, anywhere. This Internet of Things is physically closed to the user but suffers from weak run-time execution environments. Cloud Environments provide powerful data storage and computing power but cannot be easily accessed and integrate the final-user context-awareness. The authors consider smartphones are set to become the universal interface between these two worlds.