Valorising the IoT Databox: creating value for everyone

Charith Perera, Susan Y L Wakenshaw, Tim Baarslag, Hamed Haddadi, Arosha K. Bandara, Richard Mortier, Andy Crabtree, Irene C L Ng, Derek McAuley, Jon Crowcroft

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The Internet of Things is expected to generate large amounts of heterogeneous data from diverse sources including physical sensors, user devices and social media platforms. Over the last few years, significant attention has been focused on personal data, particularly data generated by smart wearable and smart home devices. Making personal data available for access and trade is expected to become a part of the data-driven digital economy. In this position paper, we review the research challenges in building personal Databoxes that hold personal data and enable data access by other parties and potentially thus sharing of data with other parties. These Databoxes are expected to become a core part of future data marketplaces.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere3125
JournalTransactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Perera, C., Wakenshaw, S. Y. L., Baarslag, T., Haddadi, H., Bandara, A. K., Mortier, R., Crabtree, A., Ng, I. C. L., McAuley, D., & Crowcroft, J. (2017). Valorising the IoT Databox: creating value for everyone. Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, 28(1), [e3125].