|Title||The Internet of Things: The Story So Far|
|Publication Type||Magazine Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Payam Barnaghi, Amit Sheth|
|Magazine||IEEE Internet of Things|
|Keywords||Actionable Information, Actionable Knowledge, Ambient Intelligence, Internet of Things, physical-cyber-social systems, Semantic Sensor Network|
The IoT is not about collecting and publishing data from the physical world but rather about providing knowledge and insights regarding objects (i.e., things), the physical environment, the human and social activities in the physical environments (as may be recorded by devices), and enabling systems to take action based on the knowledge obtained. In other words, raw IoT data is not what the IoT user wants; it is mainly about ambient intelligence and actionable knowledge enabled by real world and real time data.