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Type of Publication: Article in Collected Edition

Honey, I Shrunk the Internet of Things: An Internet of Nano-Things Taxonomy

Strobel, Gero
Title of Anthology:
Proceedings of the 29th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
A Virtual AIS Conference
Publication Date:
Internet of Nano Things, Nanotechnology, Internet of Things, Taxonomy
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Nanotechnology is no longer science fiction. For more than half a century, the manipulation of matter at the atomic level has been an integral part of the methodological framework of a wide range of disciplines, e.g., physics, chemistry, biology. The fusion of nanotechnological approaches with the paradigm of the Internet of Things led to the creation of a new type of smart, internet-connected objects on the nanoscale at the beginning of the last decade under the term Internet of Nano Things. Despite the growing interest in research and practice, however, there is a lack of a basic, methodologically sound classification of methodological approaches and concepts that not only names them, but also shows their characteristics and forms of expression in order to create a common understanding within the domain. To address this shortcoming, the paper presents a taxonomy for IoNT-based systems to provide a conceptual basis for future research.