Review of specific features and challenges in the current Internet of Things systems impacting their security and reliability

Miroslav Bures*, Matej Klima, Vaclav Rechtberger, Bestoun S. Ahmed, Hanan Hindy, Xavier Bellekens

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The current development of the Internet of Things (IoT) technology poses significant challenges to researchers and industry practitioners. Among these challenges, security and reliability particularly deserve attention. In this paper, we provide a consolidated analysis of the root causes of these challenges, their relations, and their possible impacts on IoT systems’ general quality characteristics. Further understanding of these challenges is useful for IoT quality engineers when defining testing strategies for their systems and researchers to consider when discussing possible research directions. In this study, twenty specific features of current IoT systems are discussed, divided into five main categories: (1) Economic, managerial and organisational aspects, (2) Infrastructural challenges, (3) Security and privacy challenges, (4) Complexity challenges and (5) Interoperability problems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTrends and applications in information systems and technologies
EditorsÁlvaro Rocha, Hojjat Adeli, Gintautas Dzemyda, Fernando Moreira, Ana Maria Ramalho Correia
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783030726607
ISBN (Print)9783030726591
Publication statusPublished - 29 Apr 2021
Event9th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies - Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal
Duration: 30 Mar 20212 Apr 2021
Conference number: 9th

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing (AISC)
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365


Conference9th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies
Abbreviated titleWorldCIST'21
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