Review of IoT applications in agro-industrial and environmental fields

Jesús Martín Talavera, Luis Eduardo Tobón, Jairo Alejandro Gómez, María Alejandra Culman, Juan Manuel Aranda, Diana Teresa Parra, Luis Alfredo Quiroz, Adolfo Hoyos, Luis Ernesto Garreta

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This paper reviews agro-industrial and environmental applications that are using Internet of Things (IoT). It is motivated by the need to identify application areas, trends, architectures and open challenges in these two fields. The underlying survey was developed following a systematic literature review using academic documents written in English and published in peer-reviewed venues from 2006 to 2016. Selected references were clustered into four application domains corresponding to: monitoring, control, logistics, and prediction. Implementation-specific details from each selected reference were compiled to create usage distributions of sensors, actuators, power sources, edge computing modules, communication technologies, storage solutions, and visualization strategies. Finally, the results from the review were compiled into an IoT architecture that represents a wide range of current solutions in agro-industrial and environmental fields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-297
Number of pages15
JournalComputers and Electronics in Agriculture
StatePublished - Nov 2017


  • Agro-industry
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Internet of things
  • IoT
  • Systematic literature review


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