The IIoT is a basic component of the smart city, interconnecting the physical and virtual worlds by means of sensors and devices.
Urban IoTs are designed to support the smart city vision, which aims at exploiting the most advanced technologies to support value-added services for the administration of the city and its citizens.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is considered a major research and innovation stream, leading to plenty of opportunities for new services with huge amounts of electronic devices distributed in houses, vehicles, streets, buildings and many other public environments.
The main services and applications that support a smart city include but are not limited to: