Mobile Phone Computing and the Internet of Things: A Survey

Andreas Kamilaris, Andreas Pitsillides

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As the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Web of Things (WoT) are becoming a reality, their interconnection with mobile phone computing is increasing. Mobile phone integrated sensors offer advanced services, which when combined with Web-enabled real-world devices located near the mobile user (e.g., body area networks, radio-frequency identification tags, energy monitors, environmental sensors, etc.), have the potential of enhancing the overall user knowledge, perception and experience, encouraging more informed choices and better decisions. This paper serves as a survey of the most significant work performed in the area of mobile phone computing combined with the IoT/WoT. A selection of over 100 papers is presented, which constitute the most significant work in the field up to date, categorizing these papers into ten different domains, according to the area of application (i.e., health, sports, gaming, transportation, and agriculture), the nature of interaction (i.e., participatory sensing, eco-feedback, actuation, and control), or the communicating actors involved (i.e., things and people). Open issues and research challenges are identified, analyzed and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7544470
Pages (from-to)885-898
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Internet of Things Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Web of Things (WoT)
  • mobile computing
  • mobile phone applications
  • sensors
  • survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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