Can we automate our cities?
Today, Internet of Things (IoT) accelerates the development of different applications by allowing easy access and interaction to different devices, including home appliances, surveillance cameras, surveillance sensors, actuators, displays and vehicles.
In addition to technical difficulties, the adoption of the IoT paradigm is also hampered by the lack of a clear and widely accepted business model that can attract investment to drive the deployment of these technologies. A communications infrastructure that provides unified, easy and cost-effective access to a wealth of public services, unleashes potential synergies and enhances public transparency. The study outlines a web-based approach to IoT service design and related protocols and technologies and describes its suitability for smart city environments.