I have read through a number of papers with a focus on either Smart Environments or IoT.
Another paper uses IoT and Smart Environments in the same context, almost interchangeably, which makes me believe they are one and the same, however this should not be the case as a Smart Environment (as discussed by Cook and Das) to consist of 4 components:
- Communication, and
- Physical Layers (or components).
Not one paper I have come across address the what IoT is in the context of a Smart Environment and visa versa. Are they the same, is IoT a sub component of a Smart Environment, is it a trait, a characteristic?
Some insight would be appreciated, ideally with references too.