Presence Metadata in the Internet of Things: Challenges and Opportunities

Robert Hegarty, John Haggerty
2020 Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy  
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doi:10.5220/0009094106310638 dblp:conf/icissp/HegartyH20 fatcat:synmtxyq4jayhdzcw7tfvfdhym