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A new generation of embedded devices provides an opportunity to create new business and social models by exploiting a strong interaction with the environment. At the same time, the Internet of Things (IoT) seem to change the way we interact with the world around us. It aims to represent the physical world through uniquely identifiable and interconnected objects (things). Things that have the capacity for sensing, processing or actuating information about entities available from within the real world. This will be by allowing interactions or generating events about them. Thus, information travels along heterogeneous systems, such as routers, databases, information systems and the Internet. In turn, this leads in the generation and movement of enormous amounts of data which have to be stored, processed and presented in a seamless, efficient and easily interpretable form. 

Cloud computing represents a very flexible technology, able to offer theoretically unlimited computing and storage capabilities, and efficient communication services for transferring terabyte flows between data centres. Both the IoT and Cloud technologies address two important goals for distributed system: high scalability and high availability. All these features make the Cloud Computing a promising choice for supporting IoT services. IoT can appear as a natural extension of Cloud Computing implementations, where the Cloud allows to access IoT based resources and capabilities, to process and manage IoT environments and to deliver on-demand utility IoT services such as sensing/actuation as a service.

CLIoT 2013 aims at bringing together scientists, practitioners and PhD students in order to discuss the limits and/or advantages of existing Cloud solutions for IoT, and to propose original and innovative contributions for enhancing real world resources over Cloud environments.