Internet of Everything (IoE) Taxonomies: A Survey and a Novel Knowledge-Based Taxonomy

Viviane Cunha Farias da Costa, Luiz Oliveira, Jano de Souza
2021 Sensors  
The paradigm of the Internet of everything (IoE) is advancing toward enriching people's lives by adding value to the Internet of things (IoT), with connections among people, processes, data, and things. This paper provides a survey of the literature on IoE research, highlighting concerns in terms of intelligence services and knowledge creation. The significant contributions of this study are as follows: (1) a systematic literature review of IoE taxonomies (including IoT); (2) development of a
more » ... xonomy to guide the identification of critical knowledge in IoE applications, an in-depth classification of IoE enablers (sensors and actuators); (3) validation of the defined taxonomy with 50 IoE applications; and (4) identification of issues and challenges in existing IoE applications (using the defined taxonomy) with regard to insights about knowledge processes. To the best of our knowledge, and taking into consideration the 76 other taxonomies compared, this present work represents the most comprehensive taxonomy that provides the orchestration of intelligence in network connections concerning knowledge processes, type of IoE enablers, observation characteristics, and technological capabilities in IoE applications.
doi:10.3390/s21020568 pmid:33466895 fatcat:tsmf2psgunbqrhajqwm6siakju