Internet of Things



Report

America's 5G era: balancing big data and privacy

Concurrently with the adoption of 5G technology, the number of automated sensors and devices connected to wireless networks will continue to grow in the next few years. Increasingly, these networks will inform artificial intelligence algorithms, which will then autonomously make decisions and take actions—with human...
Report

The promise of TradeTech: policy approaches to harness trade digitalization

The interplay of technologies and trade is not new. This publication explores how trade agreements could be a viable channel to advance the adoption of digital technologies and applications and to prevent a fragmented technological environment by encouraging international regulatory cooperation and by promoting regulatory...
Report

The Internet of Things: China’s rise and Australia’s choices

The Internet of Things (IoT) is connecting a growing range of economic and social activity across national borders. This trend threatens to disadvantage Australia and requires policies to build up the country’s own technological capacities, while devising innovative ways to manage the risks entailed in...
Case study

A case study of human factors of digital AgTech adoption: Condamine Plains, Darling Downs

This research raises questions about the type and level of new, digital expertise farmers need to attain in the transition to digital farming, and what interventions are necessary to address the significant barriers to adoption and effective use that remain in rural communities.
Strategy

Australia's international cyber and critical technology engagement strategy

Based on three key pillars of values, security and prosperity, this framework will help to guide Australia's practical international engagement across cyber and critical technology issues, in order to create an environment that embraces the enormous opportunities of innovation, while mitigating against the risks.
Journal article

Lean practices using building information modeling (BIM) and digital twinning for sustainable construction

This investigation aims to find out the recent efforts of utilizing BIM for lean purposes in the last decade by critically reviewing the published literature and identifying dominant clusters of research topics.
Report

Internet of waste: how Europe can make the internet green

Within a few short decades, the internet has become an indispensable part of our lives, powering business and trade, accelerating research and innovation and keeping us connected during times of crisis. The internet’s environmental impact is increasing at a staggering rate and it is time...
Report

The Internet of Bodies is here: tackling new challenges of technology governance

This paper looks at the broader ecosystem of connected technologies that is coming together to create the 'Internet of Bodies' (IoB). As with any area of emerging technology, the IoB is evolving rapidly and its future is unknown.
Strategy

Australia’s cyber security strategy 2020

Through this strategy, the Australian government will attempt to build trust in the online world by supporting businesses’ cyber resilience, including by sharing threat information, setting clear expectations of roles and strengthening partnerships.
Report

Digital wallets: impact, implications and issues

This report covers findings from Stage 3 of a co-funded Swinburne University/460degrees research project into the social and psychological enablers and barriers to digital wallet usage which ran from August 2019 to April 2020. Findings suggest a tension between convenience and concern that affects perceptions...
Briefing paper

Standards for cybersecure IoT devices: a way forward

In the absence of broad-based regulations, setting the bar for minimum cybersecurity features for internet-of-things (IoT) devices, standards and certification represent the last line of defence to protect consumers, governments, industry and critical infrastructure from cybercriminals and state-sponsored cyberattacks. This paper calls for a new...
Report

Australian Communications and Media Authority: communications report 2018–19

This report presents an overview of communications and media in Australia in 2018-19. The findings show a more complex landscape, along with new demand for online services.
Report

EU–US relations on internet governance

This research paper is part of a series commissioned by the EU Delegation to the United States. The purpose of this paper is to provide new perspectives and proposals to improve the effectiveness of EU–US relations on internet governance. It explores converging and diverging ideological...
Conference paper

Smart data: dealing with task complexity in construction scheduling

Due to the numerous influencing factors, construction scheduling is a complex task. This paper suggests that further research is needed to close the existing gap in construction data management.
Report

Protecting critical national infrastructure in an era of IT and OT convergence

A lesson learned from IT security over the past decade is that impacts are severe unless security is considered up front and threats are managed proactively rather than reactively. As the convergence of IT and OT gathers pace in our critical national infrastructure, urgent action...
Briefing paper

Safeguarding big data captured in public spaces through standardization

This policy brief proposes the development of voluntary standards for safeguarding big data captured in public spaces. Broad recommendations are made regarding the main features of the proposed standards for consideration by interested parties.
Report

US-China technology competition: impacting a rules-based order

This report argues that a narrower U.S digital trade agenda and China’s enthusiastic pursuit of new international standards has created a sense of uncertainty across international rule-setting on new technologies.
Article

Why securing the Internet of Things is crucial to the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Internet of Things (IoT) is set to revolutionize our world and is already having a significant impact in many areas of our day-to-day lives. But what exactly do we mean by the IoT, and why is it so important that it is secure?
Briefing paper

APO Digital Inclusion Collection brief: April 2019

As part of APO's Digital Inclusion Collection, expert curator Chris K Wilson discusses ACMA’s Communication Report for 2018 as well as the digital inclusion component of the Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee’s 2018 report and the government’s response to the digital inclusion recommendations posed in...
Report

Impact of new and emerging information and communication technology

This committee was tasked with investigating the impact of new and emerging ICT, with particular reference to Australian law enforcement agencies and cybercrime prevention.