Internet of Things (IoT)
Every day, more and more devices are connected to the Internet. The surge in information is called a "Digital Revolution". And the growth of the number of devices online is called "the Internet of Things."
There is a demand for more powerful, flexible, and secure algorithms and architectures to bring intelligence to devices without requiring human intervention at all times.
The problem gets even more complex when we consider that a large part of the connected devices are not under human control. They are equipped with sensors and actuators (mechanisms for execution of some actions) which collect data without being assigned any action goals by users, controllers or applications. Thus, there is no common knowledge between user and device about what should be done or how it should be done. The number of devices connected to the internet is expected to grow from 7 billion today to 50 billion by the year 2020. As these devices get smarter and more interconnected, they will become what we call ‘Internet of Things (IoT)’ or 'Smart World'. This means that every object around you - your tv remote control, laptop charger, microwave oven - will be capable of exchanging data with other devices or collecting data from its environment. And with your permission, these objects will start giving you personalized digital information.