Books of Interest: March 2014

On technologies that make the Internet of Things possible

7 March 2014

Here’s a selection of books focused on technologies that are leading to the Internet of Things (IoT), an interconnection of millions of objects to make them more intelligent and programmable. To view the books, log in to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library and click on “Books & eBooks” in the left-hand navigation menu. There, you can browse or search by title and download a PDF of an excerpt or of selected chapters. To order the books, visit


Handbook of Smart Antennas for RFID SystemsEdited by Nemai Chandra Karmakar (2010)

A reference work on antennas that, when applied to radio-frequency identification, can improve sensors’ abilities to collect and analyze data and communicate with other sensors. The book covers smart antenna architecture, algorithms, and protocols, as well as antenna designs and applications.


Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks: Algorithms and Protocols for Scalable Coordination and Data CommunicationBy Amiya Nayak and Ivan Stojmenovic (2010)

A guide to sensor technologies, in both theory and practice, with examples of how to develop and implement systems for timely emergency response and monitoring the environment.


Wireless Sensor Networks: A Networking PerspectiveBy Jun Zheng and Abbas Jamalipour (2009)

A comprehensive introduction to fundamental concepts and challenges of wireless sensor networks—the core of IoT—with sections on network architecture design, node clustering and localization, network security, and data aggregation.


Algorithms and Protocols for Wireless Sensor NetworksEdited by Azzedine Boukerche (2008)

A resource for the use of algorithms and protocols in wireless sensor networks, with chapters on communication models, energy and power consumption algorithms, and mesh network algorithms.

Sensor Network OperationsEdited by Shashi Phoha, Thomas la Porta, and Christopher Griffin (2006)


An introduction to mission-oriented sensor networks, a system of interacting sensors for executing real-time operations. Topics include localization, navigation, and security, as well as networks applied to video surveillance, wearable systems, and vehicle tracking.

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