The emerging Internet of Things is awash with confusing terminology.
Last month I attended the IEEE Pervasive Computing 2015 and one of the interesting panel discussions revolved around the difference between Pervasive Computing and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). Clearly, there is overlap but there was no agreement on the extent of it.
The discussion got me thinking that there is actually a long list of terms and associated disciplines related to IoT with varying degrees of overlap. This list is a non-exhaustive but you may have heard of some of these: Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Everything (IoE), Industrial Internet, Pervasive Computing, Pervasive Sensing, Ubiquitous Computing, Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), Smart Objects, Cooperating Objects, Machine-to-Machine (M2M), Ambient Intelligence (AmI), and Operational Technology (OT) / Information Technology (IT) convergence.
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