Last decade is marked by rapid developments in the area of Cloud Computing. Cloud computing refers to data processing and analytics over the internet with the processing power provided by the servers of cloud-service providers. As opposed to traditional in-house computing, cloud computing promises to provide cost saving and risk reduction, scalability, 24×7 availability, standardization, and potentially helps to reduce the carbon footprint of the client. In contrast, IoT is a relatively recent phenomena. IoT is based on intelligent self-configuring nodes (also known as things) interconnected in a dynamic and global collaborative network infrastructure. The essential idea behind IoT is the pervasive presence of things, able to understand, measure, infer, and even modify the collaborative environment. Due to their distributed architecture, Cloud Computing and IoT have immense potential for societal good. Cloud/IoT has many potential applications for exploiting collaboration, standardization and instilling intelligence both in social networks, home and work life scenarios. Potential examples include assisted living, digital health, smart cities, intelligent transportation of goods, security enforcement, environmental-monitoring, green energy, smart grid, risk management, pharmaceutics, smart networks, intelligent controls in aerospace and aviation, precision agriculture, and public health, among others.
The book “IoT and Cloud for Societal Good” aims to discuss and outline various aspects of Cloud and IoT for the benefit of humankind. The goal of the books is to gather the state of the art on the application of IoT and Cloud (either separately or in conjunction) for socially relevant applications. This book is targeted towards advanced undergraduate graduate and postgraduate students, researchers, academicians, policy makers, government officials, NGOs, industry research professionals who are currently working towards directly or indirectly improving public life. Hence, it is expected that the authors try to maintain a balance between the scientific rigour and social relevance.
Authors are invited to submit high-quality manuscript matching the scope of proposed book. Similarity index of the manuscript must not be more than 10%.