Internet of Things for smart homes and buildings: Opportunities and challenges

H. Ghayvat, J. Liu, A. Babu, E. E Alahi, X. Gui, S. C. Mukhopadhyay

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Pervasive sensing facilitated by Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) technologies offers the integration of modern technology into daily routine. The smart sensing approach offers the ability to sense ambient parameters and the use of different objects in the urban environment. Identification and monitoring technologies, WSNs, wireless communication protocols and dispersed intelligence for objects are primitive elements of a smart environmental solution. The WSNs with the application of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud computing are producing smart home solutions. The present research work aims to develop smart home and building solutions based on IoT and cloud computing. The research work recorded recent practical challenges and limitations encountered while designing the IoT-based smart environment. The research identifies the IoT idea, through the conjunction of WSNs, the Internet and distributed computing with data mining and machine learning, as an approach to apply in smart homes to benefit humankind.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-47
Number of pages15
JournalAustralian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Ambient assisted living
  • Cloud computing
  • Event and priority
  • Intelligent sampling
  • Internet of things
  • Smart home monitoring
  • Wellness
  • Wellness Protocol
  • WSN


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