Cognitive internet of things: a unified perspective (Invited Paper)

Syed Ali Raza Zaidi, Muhammad Zeeshan Shakir, Muhammad Ali Imran, Mounir Ghogho, Athanasios Vasilakos, Khalid Qaraqe, Des McLernon

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In this article, we present a unified perspective on the cognitive internet of things (CIoT). It is noted that the CIoT design is the convergence of energy harvesting, cognitive spectrum access and mobile cloud computing technologies. We unify these distinct technologies into a CIoT architecture which provides a flexible, dynamic, scalable and robust network design road-map for a large scale IoT deployment. A general statistical framework is developed and new metrices are introduced so that the design space of the CIoT can be quantitatively explored in the future. A brief overview of both the energy and spectral performances of the CIoT network is presented and its possible future extensions are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternet of Things. IoT Infrastructures
Subtitle of host publicationFirst International Summit, IoT360 2014, Rome, Italy, October 27-28, 2014, Revised Selected Papers, Part II
EditorsRaffaele Giaffreda, Dagmar Cagáňová, Yong Li, Roberto Riggio, Agnès Voisard
PublisherSpringer Nature
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-19743-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-19742-5
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
PublisherSpringer, Cham
ISSN (Print)1867-8211


  • Internet-of-things
  • Cognitive radios
  • Cloud
  • Energy harvesting
  • Shared spectrum
  • Underlay
  • Interference


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