The Internet of Things puts a premium on the ability of product designers and service providers to incorporate easy to use, cost effective, systems that can provide communications for many different applications. This includes connectivity between objects, between objects and people, access to remote sources of information, and shared computing and storage facilities. At the same time a commonly held vision of IoT is that the connectivity utilizes a shared infrastructure. The sessions on this Topical Area will explore the requirements, challenges, and solutions posed for various approaches and how those challenges can be addressed through choices of architecture and technology. The great challenge for Alaska is the shear size and the geography of the State.