With rapidly increasing Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) and Internet of Things (IoTs) based services; a lot of data is being generated. It is becoming very difficult to manage power constrained small sensors and other data generating devices. With IoTs, anything can become part of the Internet and generate data. Moreover, data generated needs to be managed according to its requirements, in order to create more valuable services. For this purpose, integration of IoTs with cloud computing is becoming very important. This new paradigm is termed as Cloud of Things (CoTs). CoTs provide means to handle increasing data and other resources of underlying IoTs and WSNs. It also helps in creating an extended portfolio of services that can be provided with this amalgamation. In future, CoTs are going to play a very vital role. In this chapter, the importance of CoT, its architecture, working, and the issues involved are discussed.

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Studies in Systems, Decision and Control
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Aazam, M. (Mohammad), Huh, E.-N. (Eui-Nam), St-Hilaire, M, Lung, C.H, & Lambadaris, I. (2016). Cloud of things: Integration of IoT with cloud computing. In Studies in Systems, Decision and Control. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-22168-7_4