A new generation of embedded devices provide an opportunity to create new business and social models by exploiting a strong interaction with the environment. At the same time, the Internet of Things (IoT) seem to change the way we interact with the world around us. IoT conceptual base aims to represent the physical world through uniquely identifiable and interconnected objects (things). These things have the capacity for sensing, processing or actuating information about entities available from within the real world. They allow interactions or generate events about them. The generated information travels along heterogeneous systems, such as routers, databases, information systems and the Internet. Consequently, enormous amounts of data which have to be stored, processed and presented in a seamless, efficient and easily interpretable form.
Cloud computing represents a very flexible technology, able to offer theoretically unlimited computing and storage capabilities, and efficient communication services for transferring terabyte flows between data centres. Cloud technologies address two important goals for distributed system: high scalability and high availability. These features make the Cloud Computing a promising choice for supporting IoT services. IoT has the potential to offer the killer applications of Cloud Computing, where the Cloud allows to access IoT based resources and capabilities, to process and manage IoT environments and to deliver on-demand utility IoT services such as sensing/actuation as a service.
CLIoT aims at bringing together scientists, practitioners and PhD students in order to discuss the limits and/or advantages of existing Cloud solutions for IoT, and to propose original and innovative contributions for enhancing real world resources over Cloud environments.