Title: Internet of things: why we are not there yet

Authors: Salvatore Sorce; Antonio Gentile

Addresses: Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica, Gestionale, Informatica, Meccanica, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, Edificio 6, 90128 Palermo, Italy; InformAmuse S.r.l., c/o Consorzio ARCA, Viale delle Scienze, Edificio 16, 90128 Palermo, Italy ' Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica, Gestionale, Informatica, Meccanica, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, Edificio 6, 90128 Palermo, Italy; InformAmuse S.r.l., c/o Consorzio ARCA, Viale delle Scienze, Edificio 16, 90128 Palermo, Italy

Abstract: Twenty-one years past since Weiser's vision of ubiquitous computing (UbiComp) has been written, and it is yet to be fully fulfilled despite of almost all the needed technologies already available. Still, the widespread interest in UbiComp and the results in some of its fields pose a question: why we are not there yet? It seems we miss the 'octopus' head. In this paper, we will try to depict the reasons why we are not there yet, from three different points of view: interaction media, device integration and applications.

Keywords: ubiquitous computing; pervasive systems; interoperability; interaction media; device integration; human-environment interaction; internet of things; IoT.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAHUC.2014.064861

International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, 2014 Vol.16 No.4, pp.232 - 239

Available online: 18 Sep 2014 *

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