Internet of Anything

Submission deadline: 20 October 2014
Publication: May/June 2015

Ubiquitous connectivity is transforming our world into an Internet of Anything (IoA). This IoA subsumes the Internet of Everything (IoE), the Industrial Internet (II), the Internet of Things (IoT), cyber-physical systems (CPS), and cyber-biological systems (CBS).

Cyber, physical, and biological worlds are becoming increasingly interlinked through CPS and CBS, creating the current IoT. IoE links things, data, people, and processes; II introduces intelligent industrial data. IoA, however, suggests contextually and semantically integrated information. IoA envisions a common software "ecosystem" capable of accommodating any and all sensor inputs, system states, operating conditions, and data contexts — an overarching "Internet Operating System."

This issue of IT Professional aims to provide a snapshot of the opportunities and ongoing advances in the IoA. We seek submissions on all aspects of the IoA, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Smart utility grids
  • Smart mass transportation
  • Smart buildings, factories & homes
  • Smart medical technologies
  • Next-generation air traffic control
  • Robots and drones
  • Advanced retail and commerce
  • Advanced vehicles
  • IoA and cloud computing
  • IoA and mobile computing
  • IoA and big data analytics
  • IoA technological trends
  • IoA impact of policies, standards, and regulations
  • Impact of IoA on IT industry and IT professionals
  • IoA education and training
  • IoA case studies


Feature articles should be no longer than 4,200 words and have no more than 20 references (with tables and figures counting as 300 words each). Illustrations are welcome. For author guidelines, including sample articles, see

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