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Interconnecting Smart Objects with IP

The Next Internet

Smart object technology, sometimes called the Internet of Things, is having a profound impact on our day-to-day lives. Interconnecting Smart Objects with IP is the first book that takes a holistic approach to the revolutionary area of IP-based smart objects. Smart objects are the intersection of networked embedded systems, wireless sensor networks, ubiquitous and pervasive computing, mobile telephony and telemetry, and mobile computer networking. This book consists of three parts, Part I focuses on the architecture of smart objects networking, Part II covers the hardware, software, and protocols for smart objects, and Part III provides case studies on how and where smart objects are being used today and in the future. The book covers the fundamentals of IP communication for smart objects, IPv6, and web services, as well as several newly specified low-power IP standards such as the IETF 6LoWPAN adaptation layer and the RPL routing protocol. This book contains essential information not only for the technical reader but also for policy makers and decision makers in the area of smart objects both for private IP networks and the Internet.

Networking and wireless engineers and researchers with functions or titles that include communication engineer, network architect, network designer, systems engineer, network operator, network engineer, as well as product managers and service companies to CEOs, CIOs, etc.

Paperback, 432 Pages

Published: June 2010

Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 978-0-12-375165-2


  • "JP Vasseur and Adam Dunkels have written an important and timely guide to the rapidly developing field of smart technologies and the Internet. This book provides a clear picture of key technical issues that are useful to both the expert and layman. As we continue to build out the smart grid, the 'electric internet,' I predict this book will become required reading for electric utility smart grid teams." - David Mohler, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Duke Energy

    "As the CEO of my company, I have read it with pleasure and will transfer it to all engineers in my company in charge of developing IP V6 applications." - Paul Bertrand, Board member and founder of IPSO (IP for Smart Objects), Creator and Chairman at Watteco

    "The authors of this book offer a rich and thoughtful exploration of this new Internet canvas on which the 21st Century will unfold. Prediction will be hard; we are all just going to have to live through it to find out what happens!" - Vinton Cerf, Internet Pioneer


  • Part I: The Architecture

    Chapter 1: What are Smart objects?
    Chapter 2: The IP protocol architecture
    Chapter 3: Why IP for smart objects?
    Chapter 4: IPv6 for Smart Object Networks and The Internet of Things
    Chapter 5: Routing
    Chapter 6: Transport Protocols
    Chapter 7: Service Discovery
    Chapter 8: Security for Smart Objects
    Chapter 9: Web services For Smart Objects
    Chapter 10: Connectivity models for smart object networks

    Part II: The Technology

    Chapter 11: What is a Smart Object?
    Chapter 12: Low power link layer for smart objects networks
    Chapter 13: uIP A Lightweight IP Stack
    Chapter 14: Standardization
    Chapter 15: IPv6 for Smart Object Networks - A Technology Refresher
    Chapter 16: The 6LoWPAN Adaptation Layer
    Chapter 17: RPL Routing in Smart Object Networks
    Chapter 18: The IPSO Alliance
    Chapter 19: Non IP Technology

    Part III: The Applications

    Chapter 20: Smart Grid
    Chapter 21: Industrial Automation
    Chapter 22: Smart Cities and Urban Networks
    Chapter 23: Home Automation
    Chapter 24: Building Automation
    Chapter 25: Structural Health Monitoring
    Chapter 26: Container Tracking


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