Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/146323
Authors: 
Shin, Dong H.
Kim, Sungho
Hong, Yeonho
Chung, Kyungmi
Jeong, Jaeyeol
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
2015 Regional Conference of the International Telecommunications Society (ITS), Los Angeles, CA, 25-28 October, 2015
Abstract: 
This study presents a case application of a socio-technical framework to assess and predict the development of the Internet of Things (IoT) in Korea. Applying a socio-technical system approach to the IoT, this paper seeks a clear understanding of how the IoT will evolve and stabilize in a smart environment. It investigates the complex interaction between social and technical aspects of the IoT, by highlighting the co-evolution, interaction, and interface, which constitute the next generation network environment. It describes the challenges in designing, deploying, and sustaining the diverse components of the IoT, and provides a snapshot of Korea's current approach to meeting this challenge. Finally, the findings of this study provide insights into these challenges and opportunities, by offering a socio-technical analysis of IoT development. The insights help to conceptualize how the IoT can be designed and situated within human-centered contexts.
Subjects: 
Internet of Things
Contextual approach
South Korea
Socio-technical perspective
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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