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Daniel Happ, "Cloud and Fog Computing in the Internet of Things," in Internet of Things A to Z: Technologies and Applications, Qusay Hassan (Ed.), John Wiley & Sons (Wiley), 2018, pp. 113–134.


Since mobile Internet access has become a commodity, sensors embedded in an increasing number of automobiles, phones, wearables, appliances and industrial equipment can be accessed remotely. The advent of cloud computing, with benefits such as flexible and fast provisioning of additional computing resources, pay-as-you-go cost model and available fast networking, has further led to a fundamental shift in the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm: sensor data is usually sent to a cloud-based service provider that distributes, stores and processes the data. However, current platforms are often characterized by a rigid decoupling between components. Problems include the discovery of devices as well as the adaptation of network parameters based on application demand. This chapter presents an architecture based on the publish/subscribe (pub/sub) paradigm that enables discovery, data distribution and network parameter optimization based on application requirements. The chapter also illustrates a proof-of-concept example of a cloud-based IoT platform using off-the-shelf components.

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    author = {Happ, Daniel},
    doi = {10.1002/9781119456735.ch4},
    title = {{Cloud and Fog Computing in the Internet of Things}},
    pages = {113--134},
    booktitle = {Internet of Things A to Z: Technologies and Applications},
    editor = {Hassan, Qusay},
    isbn = {978-1-119-45673-5},
    publisher = {John Wiley \& Sons (Wiley)},
    year = {2018},

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