Title: A systematic literature review in fault analysis for IoT

Authors: Guru Prasad Bhandari; Ratneshwer Gupta

Addresses: DST-CIMS, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, India ' School of Computer and Systems Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi – 110067, India

Abstract: Internet of things (IoT) is a system where devices, sensors, and equipment are connected to a network and can communicate data for tracking, analysis, and action processes. Even though IoT has drawn increasing attention, and become a promising technology in many areas within half a decade, it has some serious challenges to handle fault in IoT system too. The main objective of this systematic literature review (SLR) is to summarise the current state of the art of fault analysis in the IoT. After applying inclusion and exclusion selection criteria, this systematic literature review includes 68 papers published between January 2012 and April 2017, 15 papers addressed different aspects of IoT fault, 37 addressed recovery methods for IoT-fault, and 28 research papers including three review-based papers addressed IoT-issues and challenges in fault handling. The findings of this SLR further provide empirical evidence for establishing future IoT-related faults' research agendas.

Keywords: internet of things; IoT; faults; security; distributed systems; systematic literature review.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWS.2019.102208

International Journal of Web Science, 2019 Vol.3 No.2, pp.130 - 147

Received: 19 Dec 2017
Accepted: 12 Jan 2018

Published online: 11 Sep 2019 *

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