About the Book

Listed as one of top 10 networking textbooks coming out in 2010 and in Dr Dobb’s This Weeks Developer Reading List in 16 June 2010.
What is the Internet of Things, how is it used today, and how will it be used tomorrow? Mobile telecommunications giant Ericsson predicts that 50 billion devices will be wirelessly connected in 2020. Leading computer networking company Cisco sees that the next generation of the Internet will connect 1000 times as many devices as the current Internet. IT company Hewlett Packard plan to deploy 1 trillion smart sensors to monitor the planet.Interconnecting Smart Objects with IP: The Next Internet describes the architecture, the technology, and the applications of the IP-based Internet of Things.

The book covers: background: wireless sensor networks, ubiquitous computing, computer networking; technology: hardware and software, low-power communication with 802.15.4 and WiFi, power line communications (PLC), the Internet Protocol stack, IPv6, UDP and TCP, REST and web services, security, 6LoWPAN header compression, RPL routing; smart object applications: the smart grid, smart cities, building automation, home automation, industrial automation.

About the Authors

The authors are among the primary architects in the field of IP-based smart objects:

Jean-Philippe Vasseur is a Cisco Fellow at Cisco Systems. He is an active member of the IETF, where he is the co-author of more than 30 IETF RFCs, co-chair of the IETF PCE (Path Computation Element) and the ROLL(Routing Over Low power and Lossy networks) Working Groups. He is the chair the Technology Advisory Board of the IPSO alliance and is actively involved in a number of research projects related to smart objects networks.

Adam Dunkels, PhD, is the author of the Contiki operating system and founder of Thingsquare. He has published over 50 scientific papers on the Internet of things and wireless sensor networks. His Contiki operating system is the system that introduced IP to the Internet of Things. He has received several scientific awards for his work and MIT Technology Review has named him one of the 2009 35 top innovators under 35, for his work on the Internet of Things.
Both authors are among the founders of the IP for Smart Objects (IPSO) Alliance, which TIME Magazine named as the top 30 innovation of 2008.