The Repository @ St. Cloud State

Open Access Knowledge and Scholarship

Date of Award


Culminating Project Type

Starred Paper



Degree Name

Computer Science: M.S.


Computer Science and Information Technology


School of Science and Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Mailewa, Akalanka B

Second Advisor

Dr. Tomovic, Aleksandar

Third Advisor

Dr. Schmidt, Mark B

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

Internet of Things (IoT), Applications, Survey


One of the most well-liked technological advancements in the information and communication technology landscape today is the Internet of Things (IoT) as a global network of machines and devices can interact with each other. This paper provides a systematic literature review of such IoT-based applications. The objective of this paper is to explore the existing condition of IoT Technology and its application as well as to analyze the current research trends on the usage of IoT based applications. Till now numerous research papers has been published in high ranked scientific journals during the last decade. Based on a particular content analysis of the discovered literature, the paper presents a comprehensive classification of IoT-enabled applications across diverse sectors such as supply chain, business, healthcare, smart cities, agriculture, and smart homes. The paper also points to the shortcomings identified in the relevant literature, particularly limitations the IoT technology presents and how these limitations spread throughout many industries and sectors. Based on findings, the paper identifies potential future research topics that are anticipated to be extremely valuable to both academics and practitioners.


I want to sincerely thank Dr. Akalanka B. Mailewa, my advisor at the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT). His guidance and unwavering support were crucial to the research's success and execution.

Also, I deeply grateful to Dr. Aleksandar Tomovic, a committed committee member from the Department of CSIT, for his invaluable help in refining many areas of the study documentation.

In addition, I would like to thank Dr. Mark B. Schmidt, a distinguished committee member from the Department of Information Systems, for his ongoing support and insightful feedback throughout the research process. And a special thanks should also be extended to Mr. Clifford Moran of the Department of CSIT for his reliable and prompt help with registration, class scheduling, and research presentation scheduling.

I would want to thank all of the St. Cloud State University CSIT faculty members, whose knowledge and experience have greatly impacted my academic career. I would especially like to thank my friends, whose help with the empirical analysis parts of this project was really appreciated. Lastly, I would want to sincerely thank my family for their ongoing support.

Available for download on Tuesday, December 31, 2024