Call for Paper - August 2022 Edition
IJCA solicits original research papers for the August 2022 Edition. Last date of manuscript submission is July 20, 2022. Read More

Cloud of Things: Integration of Cloud Computing and IoT

IJCA Proceedings on Leveraging Information Technology for Inter-Sectoral Research
© 2019 by IJCA Journal
ICAIM 2017 - Number 2
Year of Publication: 2019
Spandan Jain
Afzal Khan
Gajendra Dixit

Spandan Jain, Afzal Khan and Gajendra Dixit. Article: Cloud of Things: Integration of Cloud Computing and IoT. IJCA Proceedings on Leveraging Information Technology for Inter-Sectoral Research ICAIM 2017(2):25-29, February 2019. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Spandan Jain and Afzal Khan and Gajendra Dixit},
	title = {Article: Cloud of Things: Integration of Cloud Computing and IoT},
	journal = {IJCA Proceedings on Leveraging Information Technology for Inter-Sectoral Research},
	year = {2019},
	volume = {ICAIM 2017},
	number = {2},
	pages = {25-29},
	month = {February},
	note = {Full text available}


Cloud computing is a major pattern for large data storage and analytics. The combination of cloud computing and IoT can allow the resource sharing more proficiently than individually handling them. In distributed systems, the resources are labelled as cloud services and handled in a centralized way. However, new challenges arise when integrating cloud with IoT. This paper offers the architecture for integrating of cloud computing for Internet of Things and its issues. Cloud computing has long been recognized as an exemplar for big data storage and analytics. The combination of cloud computing and IoT can enable omnipresent sensing services and powerful processing of sensing data streams beyond the capability of individual "things", thus stimulating improvements in both fields. With the trend going on in ubiquitous computing, everything is going to be connected to the Internet and its data will be used for various progressive purposes, giving rise to not only information from it, but also, knowledge and even wisdom. Internet of Things (IoT) becoming so pervasive that it is becoming vital to integrate it with cloud computing because of the amount of data IoT's could generate and their requirement to have the privilege of virtual resources consumption and storage capacity, but also, to make it possible to create more usefulness from the data produced by IoT's and develop smart applications for the users. For instance, cloud platforms permit the sensing data to be stored and used intelligently for smart monitoring and actuation with the smart devices. Artificial intelligence techniques and machine learning procedures can be implemented and run centralized or distributed on the cloud to attain automated decision making. These will boost the evolution of new applications such as smart cities, and transportation systems.


  • S. K. Dash, S. Mohapatra, and P. K. Pattnaik. "A Survey ofApplication of Wireless Sensor Network Using Cloud Computing". International Journal of Computer Science& Engineering Technologies 1(4) (2010) 50-55.
  • A. Prati, R. Vezzani, M. Fornaciari, and R. Cucchiara. "Intelligent Video Surveillance as a Service". In Intelligent Multimedia Surveillance, pages 1-6, Springer, 2013.
  • B. P. Rao, P. Saluia, N. Sharma, A. Mittal, and S. V. Sharma. "Cloud computing for Internet of Things & sensing based applications". In Sensing Technology (ICST), 2012Sixth International Conference on, pages 374-380. IEEE, 2012.
  • G. Suciu, A. Vulpe, S. Halunga, O. Fratu, G. Todoran, and V. Suciu. "Smart Cities Built on Resilient Cloud Computing and Secure Internet of Things". In Control Systems and Computer Science (CSCS), 19th International Conference on, pages 513-518. IEEE, 2013.
  • Zaslavsky, C. Perera, and D. Georgakopoulos. "Sensing as a service and big data". arXiv preprint arXiv:1301. 0159, 2013.
  • Yen-Kuang Chen, "Challenges and Opportunities of Internet of Things", in the proceedings of 17th Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, 30 Jan. – 02 Feb. , 2012, Santa Clara, CA, USA.
  • Dave Evans, "The Internet of Things How the Next Evolution of the Internet Is Changing Everything", Whitepaper, Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG),April 2011.
  • Mell, P. &Grance, T. , 2011, "The NIST Definition of Cloud Computing", NIST Special
  • Gartner cloud computing definition, http://www. gartner. com/itglossary/cloud-computing/
  • AlessioBotta, Walter de Donato, Valerio Persico, Antonio Pescap´,"On the Integration of Cloud Computing and Internet of Things". The 2nd International Conference onFuture Internet of Things and Cloud (FiCloud-2014), August 2014, Barcellona, Spain.