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Comprehensive List of Topics Describing the IoT Ecosystem
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1  B2B S.r.l., 64100 Teramo, Italy
2  Department of Industrial and Information Engineering and Economics, University of L'Aquila, 67100 L'Aquila, Italy
3  Meccatronica S.r.l., 64100 Teramo, Italy
4  Gruppo SI S.c.a.r.l. , 64100 Teramo, Italy
5  Gruppo SI S.c.a.r.l., 64100 Teramo, Italy
Academic Editor: Nunzio Cennamo (registering DOI)

Internet of things (IoT) is a complex ecosystem of connected devices that exchange data over a network and whose final aim is to provide services. The total number of installed connected devices is expected to grow exponentially in the near future. Analogously, the number of IoT-related studies published every year is constantly increasing. This huge knowledge asset has generated a fragmented picture about IoT systems, their basic constituents, their qualities, and in some cases even inconsistent terminologies and definitions.
This paper aims at providing a holistic view of the topics characterizing the IoT ecosystem by taking into account a technology perspective and a business one; then a definition of IoT ecosystem is given.

Keywords: Internet of Things; IoT Taxonomy; IoT Ecosystem