Cloud computing and sensor-based internet of things are two important technologies that are driving the realization of smart cities. This chapter focuses on the use of clouds and sensor-based devices in monitoring and managing smart facilities such as bridges, industrial and aerospace machinery and smart applications. Three different roles of cloud computing are discussed. The first concerns the unification of diverse resources required for collecting and analyzing the data monitored by sensors associated with a smart facility. The second focuses on resource management in platforms executing data analytics applications while the third discusses its use in information dissemination and control in the operation of smart applications. The chapter includes case studies on sensor-based bridges, a cloud-based collaboration platform, popular cloud-based platforms for performing data analytics and two sensor-based smart applications, a museum touring system and a restaurant management system.

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Majumdar, S. (2018). Leveraging cloud computing and sensor-based devices in the operation and management of smart systems. In Handbook of Smart Cities: Software Services and Cyber Infrastructure (pp. 55–80). doi:10.1007/978-3-319-97271-8_3