Going beyond the user — the challenges of universal connectivity in IoT

Darshana Thomas, Greig Paul, James Irvine

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The Internet of Things (IoT) approach to interconnected devices has become a significant topic in recent years, and is likely to be a major influence on future networking standards, such as ongoing work on 5G. IoT introduces connectivity to a much wider range of devices than seen previously, which raises a number of challenges, both technical and ethical. This paper explores some of these challenges which IoT faces, as a result of the personal and confidential information which may be transmitted from body-worn sensors, and the inherent challenges of introducing connectivity to standalone devices, rather than to equipment operated by users.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2015
EventWireless World Research Forum Meeting 35 (WWRF35) - Aalborg University, Copenhagen Campus, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 14 Oct 201516 Oct 2015


ConferenceWireless World Research Forum Meeting 35 (WWRF35)


  • internet of things
  • wireless connectivity
  • 5G


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