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The Internet of Things (IoT) has emerged as a transformative force in contemporary society, substantially impacting various facets of daily life. Nevertheless, the IoT ecosystem’s rapid expansion is accompanied by a significant increase in data generation, known as Big Data. This expansion presents a complex challenge, necessitating advanced, scalable, and efficient data processing techniques. Given the complex nature of large-scale data analysis in IoT systems, distributed Bayesian inference arises as a practical and efficient solution in this domain. Bayesian methods, which are influential in deriving informed conclusions and predictions from complex datasets, are widely recognized for their probabilistic underpinnings.

- IoT
- big data
- distributed Bayesian inference
- wireless sensor networks
- iot systems

The emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) has marked the beginning of a significant era where the digital and physical worlds merge, leading to an extraordinary increase in both the amount and speed of data produced by interconnected devices. The Internet of Things (IoT) has emerged as a transformative force in contemporary society, substantially impacting various facets of daily life. This technology extends its influence across numerous sectors, significantly enhancing healthcare delivery, streamlining transportation systems, and facilitating the evolution of smarter urban environments. Nevertheless, the IoT ecosystem’s rapid expansion is accompanied by a significant increase in data generation, known as Big Data. This expansion presents a complex challenge, necessitating advanced, scalable, and efficient data processing techniques.

Current traditional methodologies often struggle to manage the enormity and real-time processing demands of data originating from IoT sources. This shortfall can lead to less effective decision-making processes and undermine the overall performance of IoT systems. The consequences of such inefficiencies in data management within IoT applications are extensive. They not only impede progress in critical infrastructure sectors but also constrain the broader scope of innovation, thus obstructing the full realization and benefits that IoT technology promises to deliver. Given the complex nature of large-scale data analysis in IoT systems, distributed Bayesian inference arises as a practical and efficient solution in this domain. Bayesian methods, which are influential in deriving informed conclusions and predictions from complex datasets, are widely recognized for their probabilistic underpinnings. An examination of these methodologies within a distributed computation framework tailored for the massive data systems of the Internet of Things is essential to this field of study.

The distributed implementation of Bayesian inference simplifies immense datasets into more manageable elements through the use of a systematic approach. The methodology functions within a decentralized framework, enabling the analysis of these segments simultaneously. The workflow commences with the dataset being segmented, subsequently undergoing parallel analysis on each segment. To achieve this goal, numerous algorithms have been developed, such as variational Bayesian (VB) and Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods, which are specifically designed for distributed applications. These techniques, along with neural networks, Gaussian mixture models (GMMs), and generalized linear models (GLMs), have been applied to a wide variety of modelling scenarios. On the basis of theoretical and empirical research, the effectiveness of distributed Bayesian inference algorithms may be comparable to that of conventional, centralized methodologies. As supported by the results of several research studies in the respective domain [1^{[1][2][3][4]},2,3,4], the algorithms under consideration demonstrate remarkable effectiveness in terms of both computational speed and statistical accuracy. These methodologies illustrate the efficacy of modern computational techniques in handling substantial amounts of data, producing accurate results that are computationally viable.

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