Contribution to the integration, performance improvement, and smart management of data and resources in the internet of things

  1. MARTÍNEZ SANDOVAL, RUBÉN
Supervised by:
  1. Joan García Haro Director
  2. Antonio Javier García Sánchez Director

Defence university: Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

Fecha de defensa: 18 October 2019

Committee:
  1. Antonio Puliafito Chair
  2. Rafael Asorey Cacheda Secretary
  3. Ana Eva Ibarrola Armendariz Committee member
Department:
  1. Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones

Type: Thesis

Teseo: 611116 DIALNET

Abstract

Resumen de la tesis: The IoT has seen a tremendous growth in the last few years. Not only due to its potential to transform societies, but also as an enabling technology for many other technological advances. Unfortunately, the IoT is a relatively recent paradigm that lacks the maturity of other well-established (not so recent) revolutions like the internet itself or Wireless Sensor Networks; upon which the IoT is built. The presented Thesis contributes to this maturation process by researching on the underlying communication mechanisms that enable a truly ubiquitous and effective IoT. As a Thesis by compilation, 5 relevant articles are introduced and discussed. Each of such articles delve into different key aspects that, in their own way, help closing the gap between what the IoT is expected to bring and what the IoT actually brings. As thoroughly commented throughout the main text, the comprehensive approach taken in this Thesis ensures that multiple angles of the same plane --the communication plane-- are analyzed and studied. From the mathematical analysis of how electromagnetic waves propagate through complex environments to the utilization of recent Machine Learning techniques, this Thesis explore a wide range of scientific and researching tools that are shown to improve the final performance of the IoT. In the first three chapters of this document, the reader will be introduced to the current context and state-of-the-art of the IoT while, at the same time, the formal objectives of this Thesis are outlined and set into such a global context. In the next five chapters, the five corresponding articles are presented and commented. For each and every of these articles: a brief abstract, a methodology summary, a highlight on the results and contributions and final conclusions are also added. Lastly, in the two last chapters, the final conclusions and future lines of this Thesis are commented.