The smart world revolution

E. Kosta, I.N. Fovino, S. Fischer-Hübner, Marit Hansen, C. Raab, I. Sanchez, D. Whitehouse

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The explosion of the phenomenon of the Internet of Things and the increasing diffusion of smart living technologies in all the layers of our society – from houses to hospitals, from cities to critical infrastructures such as energy grids – clearly demonstrates the viability and the advantages of a fully interconnected vision of a smart world. Technological advances such as the use of open data, big data, blockchain and sensor development in the Internet of Everything are rapidly changing the societal landscape, raising the question of how to guarantee, in a homogeneous way, the preservation of privacy and other human rights in a completely heterogeneous and cross-sectoral world, without impairing the potentialities of the new smart technologies such as the Internet of Things and big data. The 2017 IFIP Summer School on Privacy and Identity Management was dedicated to the exploration of technical, legal and societal issues relating to the smart revolution. This chapter provides an introduction to the exciting work presented at the summer school. © IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2018.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPrivacy and Identity Management
Subtitle of host publicationThe Smart Revolution
EditorsMarit Hansen, Eleni Kosta, Igor Nai-Fovino, Simone Fischer-Hübner
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
EditionIFIP AICT 526
ISBN (Electronic)9783319929255
ISBN (Print)9783319929248
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology


  • data protection
  • privacy
  • smart revolution
  • summer school


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