Theme Smart Things Everywhere - Introduction to the Special Theme
by Margarete Hälker-Küsters (Fraunhofer AISEC) and Erwin Schoitsch (AIT)
Market intelligence firm IDC predicts that by 2025 each of us will be interacting with a smart device several thousand times each day. This technological change will have considerable impacts on our lives and lifestyles, and will be accompanied by new challenges, opportunities and risks. In this edition we focus on smart applications in several domains, tackle a few technological aspects and deal with security and quality issues.