Defence of dissertation in the field of computer science, MSc (Tech) Oscar Novo Diaz

What hinders the full potential of the Internet of Things?
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Title of the dissertation is "Improving the Ubiquitous Capabilities of the Internet of Things"

In recent years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become a reality in our society. Its digital disruption has spread rapidly to various domains, ranging from home automation to healthcare to industrial manufacturing. Two of its most essential aspects resides in the broadly availability of the IoT devices and their fully connectivity to the Internet.

However, despite this obvious benefit, these aspects has simultaneously become its main challenges. The decentralization of IoT, its heterogeneity in terms of protocols, technologies and communications, and its lack of standards has created several interoperability questions from the perspective of connectivity, management, and data processing. Furthermore, many of those challenges are scattered across the various layers of the Internet protocol stack making it difficult to identify the crucial mechanisms contributing to the cause.

This dissertation identifies some of the most significant barriers that prevent IoT from developing to its full potential and proposes solutions to ensure complete adoption of IoT's capabilities on a wide scale.

Opponent is Professor Sasu Tarkoma, University of Helsinki, Finland

Custos is Professor Antti Ylä-Jääski, Aalto University School of Science, Department of Computer Science

Contact information of the doctoral candidate: Oscar Novo Diaz, Aalto University School of Science, Department of Computer Science, [email protected]

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