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Time C1058 C1059 C1060 C1061 C1062 Charles Parsons CSG-01 ERB-001 FB-028 FG-042 Jean Monnet John Holland Jonathan Swift UCH Basement UCH Main Hall

Monday, April 15

08:30-10:30 TUT1-1: Fog/Edge Computing and Networking TUT2-1: Communication System Design and Challenges for the Implementation of IoT Context Aware Environments TUT3-1: Beyond Standards Compliant Internet of Things Data Streams TUT4-1: High-Performance Wireless for Industry 4.0 and Beyond: Use-cases, Technology Landscape and Future Roadmap   WS3-1: The 1st Workshop on Emerging Technologies and Trends in Engineering Low-Power Networks (NewNets 2019)         ENT1: Keynote Speakers        
10:30-11:00 CB: Coffee Break
11:00-13:00 TUT1-2: Fog/Edge Computing and Networking TUT2-2: Communication System Design and Challenges for the Implementation of IoT Context Aware Environments TUT3-2: Beyond Standards Compliant Internet of Things Data Streams TUT4-2: High-Performance Wireless for Industry 4.0 and Beyond: Use-cases, Technology Landscape and Future Roadmap TUT9-1: Emerging Chemical/Bio Sensors for Internet of Thing WS1-1: The Fourth IEEE International Workshop on Security and Privacy for Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems (IoT/CPS-Security 2019)         ENT2: Introduction to IEEE, Ireland, Europe and International Resources That are Available to Suppport Entrepreneurs WS2-1: 4th Edition of Globe-IoT 2019 Towards Global Interoperability Among IoT Systems      
13:00-14:00 LN: Lunch
14:00-16:00 TUT5-1: IoT Lab in a Box: Development and Experiences with an Open Source Mobile Laboratory for the Internet of Things TUT6-1: Internet of Bio-Nano Things: Transmitter and Receiver Architectures for Molecular Communications TUT7-1: Industrial Internet of Things: From Best Effort to Quality of Service TUT8-1: Cryptography in a Trusted Blockchain World: Promise, Practice, and Applications   WS1-2: The Fourth IEEE International Workshop on Security and Privacy for Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems (IoT/CPS-Security 2019)         ENT3: Keynote and Entrepreneurs Who Have Made a Successful Entry Into Working Companies WS2-2: 4th Edition of Globe-IoT 2019 Towards Global Interoperability Among IoT Systems      
16:00-16:30 CB: Coffee Break
16:30-18:30 TUT5-2: IoT Lab in a Box: Development and Experiences with an Open Source Mobile Laboratory for the Internet of Things TUT6-2: Internet of Bio-Nano Things: Transmitter and Receiver Architectures for Molecular Communications TUT7-2: Industrial Internet of Things: From Best Effort to Quality of Service TUT8-2: Cryptography in a Trusted Blockchain World: Promise, Practice, and Applications   WS4-1: First Workshop on Internet of Things for Transportation and Logistics (IoTTL)         ENT4: Start-Up Comptetition of Companies With Ideas That Can Launch Into the Next Great Company WS2-3: 4th Edition of Globe-IoT 2019 Towards Global Interoperability Among IoT Systems      

Tuesday, April 16

08:30-10:30                             PLEN: Plenary Session
10:30-11:00 CB: Coffee Break
11:00-13:00     TOP1-1: Artificial Intelligence TOP5-1: Green Technologies - Environment, Sustainability and the Circular Economy VERT2-1: Automotive and Transportation TP3-1: IoT System Interfaces     TP2-1: IoT Experimental Results and Deployment Scenarios TOP3-7: Cybersecurity, Data Security, and Privacy TP1-1: Sensors and Actuators   VERT6-1: Smart Cities    
13:00-14:00 LN: Lunch
14:00-16:00 IF2: Fog Computing and Networking: Key Enablers for Emergent IoT Services and Applications in 5G/6G Environment   TOP1-2: Artificial Intelligence TOP5-2: Green Technologies - Environment, Sustainability and the Circular Economy VERT2-2: Automotive and Transportation TP3-2: Security and Privacy Enhancing Technologies YP-1: Young Professionals Program   TP2-2: IoT Application Oriented Technologies   TP1-2: Power and Energy for IoT SS1: Military Applications of IoT VERT6-2: Smart Cities    
16:00-16:30 CB: Coffee Break
16:30-18:30 IF3: Fogonomics for the Next Generation IoT Services DS3: Doctoral Symposium TOP1-3: Artificial Intelligence TOP5-3: Green Technologies - Environment, Sustainability and the Circular Economy VERT2-3: Automotive and Transportation TP3-3: Security and Privacy Enhancing Technologies YP-2: Young Professionals Program   TP2-3: IoT Application Oriented Technologies   TP1-3: IoT Experimental Results and Deployment Scenarios SS1-2: Military Applications of IoT VERT6-3: Smart Cities    
18:30-20:30             YP: Young Professionals Dinner                

Wednesday, April 17

08:30-10:30                             PLEN: Plenary Session
10:30-11:00 CB: Coffee Break
11:00-13:00 IF4: Analytics and AI for Industrial IoT TOP4-1: Data and The Internet of Things VERT4-1: Industrial Internet of Things   VERT5-1: Maritime Internet of Things TP3-4: IoT Application Domains WIE-1: Women in Engineering Program SS2: Standardization Framework for IoT - Birds of a Feather TP2-4: Computing for IoT TOP3-1: Cybersecurity, Data Security, and Privacy TP1-4: Connectivity for IoT TOP2-1: Communications, Connectivity and 5G Technologies VERT6-4: Smart Cities POS1-1: Poster Session 1-1  
13:00-14:00 LN: Lunch
14:00-16:00 IF5: GS-IoT: Geo-Spatial IoT for Industrial Applications TOP4-2: Data and The Internet of Things VERT4-2: Industrial Internet of Things   VERT5-2: Maritime Internet of Things TP3-5: IoT Application Domains WIE-2: Women in Engineering Program   TP2-5: Computing for IoT TOP3-2: Cybersecurity, Data Security, and Privacy TP1-5: Connectivity for IoT TOP2-2: Communications, Connectivity and 5G Technologies VERT6-5: Smart Cities POS1-2: Poster Session 1-2  
16:00-16:30 CB: Coffee Break
16:30-18:30   TOP4-3: Data and The Internet of Things VERT4-3: Industrial Internet of Things     TP3-6: IoT Application Domains     TP2-6: Computing for IoT TOP3-3: Cybersecurity, Data Security, and Privacy TP1-6: Connectivity for IoT TOP2-3: Communications, Connectivity and 5G Technologies VERT6-6: Smart Cities POS1-3: Poster Session 1-3  

Thursday, April 18

08:30-10:30                             PLEN: Plenary Panel on Future IoT Research and Innovation
10:30-11:00 CB: Coffee Break
11:00-13:00 VERT1-1: Agriculture DS1: Doctoral Symposium WS5-1: System Optimization for the 5G Era - Future Network Initiative Roadmap Exploration TOP6-1: Sensors and Sensor Systems VERT3-1: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, and Medical Devices TP3-7: IoT Application Oriented Technologies     TP2-7: IoT Services and Applications for Verticals TOP3-4: Cybersecurity, Data Security, and Privacy TP1-7: Data Storage and Management for IoT TOP2-4: Communications, Connectivity and 5G Technologies VERT6-7: Smart Cities POS1-4: Poster Session  
13:00-14:00 LN: Lunch
14:00-16:00 VERT1-2: Agriculture DS2: Doctoral Symposium WS5-2: System Optimization for the 5G Era - Future Network Initiative Roadmap Exploration TOP6-2: Sensors and Sensor Systems VERT3-2: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, and Medical Devices TP3-8: Design, Integration and Testing Methods     TP2-8: Connectivity for IoT TOP3-5: Cybersecurity, Data Security, and Privacy TP1-8: IoT Services and Applications for Verticals TOP2-5: Communications, Connectivity and 5G Technologies VERT6-8: Smart Cities POS1-5: Poster Session  
16:00-16:30 CB: Coffee Break
16:30-18:30 VERT1-3: Agriculture   WS5-3: System Optimization for the 5G Era - Future Network Initiative Roadmap Exploration TOP6-3: Sensors and Sensor Systems VERT3-3: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, and Medical Devices TP3-9: IoT Application Oriented Technologies     TP2-9: Connectivity for IoT TOP3-6: Cybersecurity, Data Security, and Privacy TP1-9: IoT Services and Applications for Verticals   VERT6-9: Smart Cities    

Monday, April 15

Monday, April 15 8:30 - 10:30

ENT1: Keynote SpeakersDetailsgo to top

Room: Jean Monnet

Entrepreneurship and Innovation have become the two most searched for Words on Google. Every country, region, city and university have established entities that promote the growth of Start Ups that they hope will create new industries and jobs. In addition, every company in the world has people focused on what they can do next to grow their business. The IEEE has established a Board Level committee that is promoting Entrepreneurship and the development of resources for its Members that want to create opportunity within their own company or take the risk and create a Start Up venture.

This Workshop will detail the process for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, resources and how the Internet of Things is the foundation for the biggest growth of Start Ups that has ever existed.

The event is intended to inspire, educate, enable and empower researchers, industry professionals and students who have the ‘start-up bug' in turning their ideas into new products and services but are not sure of how to go about it. You cannot learn everything in one day; however, the participants will become a part of an IEEE led ecosystem that will provide much-needed ongoing support to launch their initiatives while being realistic about their envisioned ideas and products.

If you are an IEEE Member, this Workshop is just the beginning of what we will do together.

Topics that will be covered include:
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Learn about the tools and resources that will help develop ideas, manage goals, find investment and go to market as a new company.
  • Case Studies of Successful Entrepreneurs: Learn from people that have been successful.
  • Start-Up Competition: Entrepreneurs will make their pitch to potential investors and the audience. Everyone will have the opportunity to learn from what works and what didn't.
  • Entrepreneur Showcase: Exhibit Area where Start-Ups can demonstrate what they are doing and why the world needs to be their next customer.
  • IEEE Entrepreneurship Network: How to become a part of the growing Network of IEEE professionals that are developing new ideas and industries.

Schedule

8:30-10:30Session 1: Keynote Speakers
Talk 1: "The IEEE Entrepreneur Committee - The Network and Resources for Building an International Base of Startups in IoT and High Technology" Lee Stogner, President, Vincula Group
Talk 2: "The State of High Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Ireland" Simon Cocking, Chief Editor, Irish Tech News
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-13:00 Session 2: Introduction to IEEE, Ireland, Europe and international resources that are available to support Entrepreneurs
Talk 3: "Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship in IoT" Tom Snyder, Executive Director, NCRiot
Talk 4: "Start-Ups for Students" Peter Corcoran, Professor, National University of Ireland, Galway
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-16:00Session 3: Keynote and Entrepreneurs who have made successful entries into working companies
Talk 5: "The IoT Community and Its Focus on Adoption, Implementation and Application of IoT Technologies"Nancy Shemwell / Kevin Grant, COO / Marketing, Strategy Development, The Internet of Things Community
Talk 6: "The IoT Startup Nation-IsraelEran Wagner, Managing Partner, i3 Equity Partners
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-18:30Session 4: Start-Up Competition of companies with ideas that can launch into the next great company


At the end of the Competition, our successful Entrepreneurs and the Audience will give feedback to the presenting companies.

Wrap-Up the day of presentations and what we can do together after the Workshop to continue to build the IEEE Entrepreneurship Network of successful companies.


Contact

Lee Stogner, IEEE Entrepreneurship Committee

Peter Corcoran, NUI


Who Can Participate?

A general audience with an interest in the business aspects of IoT, consisting of individuals responsible for innovation within existing companies, or the art of starting new companies focused on IoT solutions and applications.

Note: Before the Workshop, the Audience is encouraged to review several free online resources that will provide reference information from world-wide business sources. These resources can be found at:

IEEE Entrepreneurship: https://entrepreneurship.ieee.org/

Innovation / Venture Capital / Startups by Lee Stogner: http://flip.it/JuZzqw

TUT1-1: Fog/Edge Computing and NetworkingDetailsgo to top

Room: C1058

Presenters:

Douglas N. Zuckerman, IEEE ComSoc and Board Member of OpenFog Consortium, USA

Hung-Yu Wei, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

David Belanger, Senior Research Fellow, Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey, USA

Hanna Bogucka, Poznan University of Technology, Poznan, Poland

T. Russell Hsing, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Ming-Tuo Zhou, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and IT, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China



Doug Zuckerman (Presenter) has been an active IEEE volunteer for 20+ years and currently within EEE serves on the Future Directions Committee and on the OpenFog Consortium Board as an IEEE representative. He had previously served as IEEE Communications Society President and on the IEEE Board of Directors, in addition to other high-level leadership positions in conferences, publications and membership, IEEE Technical Activities Board and IEEE Board of Directors. He received his BS, MS and PhD degrees from Columbia University (USA) and is an IEEE Life Fellow. His professional experiences at Bell Labs and Telcordia Technologies span the operations, management and engineering of emerging communications technologies, networks and applications. His work heavily influenced standards for management of telecommunications networks. Currently, he is a Consultant for Perspecta Labs (Applied Communications Sciences).

Hung-Yu Wei (Presenter) is a Professor in Department of Electrical Engineering and Graduate Institute of Communications Engineering, National Taiwan University. He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University in 1999. He received the M.S. and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Columbia University in 2001 and 2005 respectively. He was a summer intern at Telcordia Applied Research in 2000 and 2001. He was with NEC Labs America from 2003 to 2005. He joined Department of Electrical Engineering at the National Taiwan University in July 2006. His research Interests include next-generation wireless broadband networks, mobility management in mobile Internet, IoT, vehicular networking, fog computing, cross-layer design and optimization in wireless multimedia communications, and game theoretical models for communications networks. He received NTU Excellent Teaching Award in 2008 and 2018. He also received "Recruiting Outstanding Young Scholar Award" from the Foundation for the Advancement of Outstanding Scholarship in 2006, K. T. Li Young Researcher Award from ACM Taipei/Taiwan Chapter and The Institute of Information and Computing Machinery in 2012, Ministry of Science and Technology Research Project for Excellent Young Scholars in 2014, Excellent Young Engineer Award from the Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering in 2014, and Wu Ta You Memorial Award from MOST in 2015. He was a consulting member of Acts and Regulation Committee of National Communications Commission during 2008~2009. He has been actively participating in NGMN, IEEE 802.16, 3GPP, IEEE P1934 standardization, and was a voting member of the IEEE 802.16 working group. He serves as the Secretary of IEEE P1934 Working Group to standardize fog computing and networking architecture. He also serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE IoT journal. He is an IEEE certified Wireless Communications Professional. He was the Chair of IEEE VTS Taipei Chapter during 2016-2017.

David Belanger (Presenter) is currently a Senior Research Fellow at Stevens Institute of Technology. In this role he continues his work in Big Data Technology, Applications, and Governance. He also teaches and helps lead in the Business Intelligence & Analysis Master Degree program and the Center for Big Data Innovation. In addition, he is involved in consulting related to Big Data in areas such as Health Care, security, and Networking. He was Chief Scientist of AT&T Labs, and Vice President: Information, Software, & Systems Research at AT&T Labs, and creator of the AT&T InfoLab, an early participant in "Big Data" research and practice. Dave joined Bell Laboratories in 1979. He has led research in software systems and engineering, information mining, information visualization, and development in very large scale data systems. He built the Software Engineering Research Department which provided software tools and techniques used across AT&T Bell Labs, and via open source, across the world. Prior to AT&T, Dave was associate professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at University of South Alabama, and co-founder of Gulf Coast Data Systems (a computing services company). He received his B. S. from Union College (NY) in Mathematics, and an M.S. & Ph.D., in Mathematics, from Case Western Reserve University. In 1998, Dave was awarded the AT&T Science and Technology Medal for contributions in very large scale information mining technology. In 2006, he was named an AT&T Fellow for "lifetime contributions in software, software tools, and information mining". Dr. Belanger received the 2009 IEEE Communications Society Industrial Innovator Award.

Hanna Bogucka (Presenter) Professor and Deputy-Dean for Research at the Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications at Poznan University of Technology, Poland. Hanna Bogucka received the Ph.D. degree with honors and the Doctor Habilitus degree in Telecommunications from Poznan University of Technology (PUT), Poznan, Poland in 1995 and 2006 respectively. Currently, she is a full professor and the Head of the Department of Wireless Communication at the Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications at PUT. Prof. Hanna Bogucka is involved in the research activities in the area of wireless communications: radio resource management, opportunistic radio access, cognitive radio, and green-communication. She has been involved in multiple European 5th - 7th Framework Programme and Horizon 2020 projects dealing with novel wireless flexible transmission techniques and cognitive radio technologies, as well as in the European COST actions, National Science Centre projects, and industry cooperation. Prof. Bogucka is the author of 180 papers, published in major IEEE journals and magazines, and in the proceedings of international conferences and of book chapters. She has also published 3 handbooks in the area of radio communications and digital signal processing (in Polish) and 3 scientific monographs on flexible and cognitive radio. Prof. Bogucka has been the Technical Program co-Chair of a number of conferences, the technical program committee member of many major IEEE ComSoc and VTS conferences and a reviewer for IEEE journals over many years. Currently she is the Executive Editor of Wiley Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies. Prof. Bogucka has been the member of the IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award Committee in the term of 2012/13 and 2013/14, appointed IEEE Communications Society Director of the EAME Region (Europe, Africa, Middle East) and the Board of Governors member (2014-2015), elected IEEE Radio Communications Committee Chair (2015-2016), and the member of IEEE Awards Board (2017-18). Currently, she is the IEEE ComSoc Nominations and Election Committee Member at Large (2018-20). In 2016 she has been elected the member of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

T. Russell Hsing (Presenter) is an IEEE Life Fellow and Fellow for the British Computer Society and SPIE. He accumulated rich R&D experiences of 40 years as technical staff, research/engineering director and executive director through affiliations with Burroughs, Xerox, GTE Labs, and Bellcore/Telcordia/Ericsson since 1977. He is currently Chair Professor with National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan, and Advisory Council Member for Harvard Business Review. During his tenure at Telcordia, he has co-established two significant R&D centers in Taipei (Taiwan), and Poznan (Poland). Both centers focused on advanced ICT partnering with local institutions to win significant contract funding from both commercial and local government sources. He has held visiting positions at numerous universities around the globe including Taiwan, US, China, India, Singapore, Korea, and Hong Kong. He is also serving as Board Director/ Board Advisory/Mentor for several academic spin-offs. He had been Board Member for the Open Fog Consortium in 2016-2018. He has been teaching the courses of "Technology Entrepreneurship: From IP to IPO" (since 2014) and "Internet Economics" (since 2017) during past years. His research interests include Fog/Edge Computing & Networking, Vehicular Telematics & Services, Wireless 5G and Beyond, and Next Generation IoT Services and Applications, and Academic Spin-offs. Currently he is member of Editorial Board for the newly established IEEE IoT Magazine. T. Russell Hsing, Chair Professor and IEEE Life Fellow, National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan.

Ming-Tuo Zhou (Presenter) received his PhD degree in 2003. He joined Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology (SIMIT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in September 2016, and now is a professor and the head of the Computing & Communication Research Group. He is also affiliated with the Shanghai Institute of Fog Computing Technology (SHIFT), a joint lab of ShanghaiTech University and SIMIT. He was a senior research scientist at the Smart Wireless Laboratory of the (Japan) National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) Singapore Representative Office during July 2004 to August 2016. He is the chair of Testbed Working Group of OpenFog Consortium since September 2017 and the Secretary of IEEE 1934 working group since December 2018 His current research interests include fog computing and communications, wireless sensor networks and Internet of things. He is an IEEE SA member and an IEEE Senior Member.


Abstract

The IoT paradigm depends upon low latency interaction between devices at the network edge and the cloud at centralized data centers. However, the potentially huge amount of data resulting from edge devices may make it impractical to directly communicate with the cloud. To significantly expand the usefulness of IoT for such demanding applications, intermediate processing power is needed between the cloud and its edge devices, i.e., to bridge the "Cloud-to-Thing" continuum with computing, communications, storage and processing capabilities. It will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction and background on basic fog principles, including relationship to edge and cloud computing. Example use cases where fog is needed for desired functionalities and performance, e.g., autonomous cars, energy management, robotics, industrial IoT
  • Issues and applications of fog/edge computing to IoT
  • Fog and edge reference architectures and road maps. Key organizations or consortia working on implementation agreements and standards for both fog and edge computing
  • Published and draft standards (e.g. IEEE P1934, OpenFog, ETSI MEC)
  • Test beds and potential ways these may be used for conformance and other types of interoperability testing. Data analytics in the fog/edge computing environment
  • Security and trust in fog/edge systems
  • Challenges and opportunities in Fognomics (including pricing, user incentives, and other economic aspects of fog/edge computing)
  • Summarize key future technologies that will depend on fog, e.g., 5G/6G Wireless

TUT2-1: Communication System Design and Challenges for the Implementation of IoT Context Aware EnvironmentsDetailsgo to top

Room: C1059

Presenter:

Francisco Falcone, DIEEC and ISC, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain

Francisco Falcone (M05, SM09) (Presenter) received his Telecommunication Engineering Degree in 1999 and his PhD in Communication Engineering in 2005, both from the Universidad Pública de Navarra (UPNA) in Spain. From February 1999 to April 2000 he was Microwave Commissioning Engineer at Siemens-Italtel, deploying microwave access systems. From May 2000 to December 2008 he was Radio Access Engineer at Telefónica Móviles, performing radio network planning and optimization tasks in mobile network deployment. In January 2009, as co-founding member, is the director of Tafco Metawireless, a spin-off company from UPNA, until may 2009. In parallel, he is Assistant Lecturer in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Dept., UPNA, from February 2003 to May 2009. In June 2009, he becomes Associate Professor in the EE Dept., being Dept. Head from January 2012 until July 2018. From January 2018 to May 2018 he was Visiting Professor at the Kuwait College of Science and Technology, in Kuwait. He is also affiliated with the Institute for Smart Cities (ISC) at UPNA, which hosts around 140 researchers, currently acting as Head of the ICT section. His research interests are related to computational electromagnetics applied to analysis of complex electromagnetic scenarios, with a focus on the analysis, design and implementation of heterogeneous wireless networks to enable context aware environments. He has over 500 contributions in indexed international journals, book chapters and conference contributions. He has been awarded the CST 2003 and CST 2005 Best Paper Award, PhD Award from the Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación (COIT) in 2006, Doctoral Award UPNA, 2010, 1st Juan Gomez Peñalver Research Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering of Spain in 2010, XII Talgo Innovation Award 2012, IEEE 2014 Best Paper Award, 2014, ECSA-3 Best Paper award, 2016 and ECSA-4 Best Paper Award, 2017.


Abstract: The implementation of Context Aware environments require intensive use of multiple communication systems, mainly wireless in the case of edge connectivity, in order to enable fully interactive operation. The progressive introduction of connected devices of multiple types, within an IoT framework imposes relevant restrictions owing to large device density, low form factors and inherent energy consumption restrictions. In this tutorial we will provide an overview of the trends, limitations and challenges in relation with communication system design, considering multiple system and Heterogeneous Network operation. Device characteristics (transceiver parameters and requirements in terms of Input/Output signal processing, transmission bit rate requirements and energy consumption profiles), network design/integration (cooperative network operation, Intra-Inter Radio Access Technology operation) and specific protocol description (CoopMAC schemes, lightweight protocols, energy efficient routing protocols) will be given in order to provide a comprehensive and holistic overview for Communication System requirements in IoT use cases. Coverage/capacity relations will also be introduced, in order to understand limitations given by interference in the particular case of high density, large scale transceiver networks expected in Context Aware environments.

TUT3-1: Beyond Standards Compliant Internet of Things Data StreamsDetailsgo to top

Room: C1060

Presenters:

Paul Stacey, School of Informatics & Engg., Institute of Technology Blanchardstown, Dublin, Ireland

Damon Berry, School of Electrical & Electronic Engg., Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland

Paul Stacey (Presenter) has over 10 years' experience as a Lecturer in Engineering at the School of Informatics & Engineering at the Technological University Dublin - Blanchardstown Campus (formerly the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown). In 2016 Paul was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Engineering and is now programme chair for the recently launched Master of Engineering (MEng) in Internet of Things Technologies programme in the Department of Engineering, TU Dublin Blanchardstown Campus. Prior to joining TU Dublin, Paul worked as a Marine Systems Engineer with Dublin based SME Techworks Marine and a Design Engineer with LM Ericsson, Dublin, Ireland. Paul's research interests are in standardisation & knowledge engineering techniques in technologically constrained systems. Paul is a member of the tPOT research group at TU Dublin. Paul is also a member of the National Standards of Ireland (NSAI) consultative committee for Internet of Things & Future Networks, the Irish standards mirror group for International Standards Organisation (ISO).

Damon Berry (Presenter) is a lecturer and researcher in the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at Technological University Dublin - City Campus (formerly DIT) and a member of the Leadership Team of the ESHI research institute. Damon is also the lead researcher in the tPOT research group, which engages in research in the broad areas of Assistive Technology, HCI, Internet of Things and Biomedical Engineering. Damon has particular research interests in the application of Internet of Things technologies for assistive technology and smart environments. He also has research interests in health informatics, and biomedical engineering. He is an experienced PhD supervisor, and has authored over 30 academic papers. Damon is also chair of the NSAI ehealth standards committee. He is also a founding member of the RoboSlam STEM Collective. In the area of IoT, Damon's specialist area is representation, communication and persistence of IoT data.


Abstract: SensorThings API avoids overly constraining information objects by allowing variability. Where variability exists, interoperability is often compromised for individual use-cases. When implementing systems that produce SensorThings API compliant data flows, developers must make localised decisions on how to implement data structures from the SensorThings API data model. Often these implementations are non-standardised and diminish the possibility of applying the: collect, use, use multiple times philosophy. SensorThings API is aligned to the ISO/OGC O&M data standard, and like O&M it is semi-structured. Semi-structured models allow for variance within implementations for different use-cases, which is both necessary and detrimental to systems interoperability. This tutorial explores the two-level modeling methodology within the Internet of Things domain. Two-level modeling introduces the concept of archetypes. Archetypes can allow extensions or profiles of SensorThingsAPI to be documented and published within a diverse community. Archetypes allow for controlled extensibility and specialisation of information models though a community consensus approach.

TUT4-1: High-Performance Wireless for Industry 4.0 and Beyond: Use-cases, Technology Landscape and Future RoadmapDetailsgo to top

Room: C1061

Presenters:

Adnan Aijaz, Telecommunications Research Laboratory, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd., Bristol, U.K.

Mahesh Sooriyabandara, Telecommunications Research Laboratory, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd., Bristol, U.K.

Adnan Aijaz (Presenter) is a Principal Research Engineer with the Telecommunication Research Laboratory of Toshiba Research Europe Ltd. He has over 7 years of experience in the wireless domain, spanning industrial, academic and corporate research sectors. He received the M.Sc degree in Mobile and Personal Communications and the Ph.D degree in Telecommunications Engineering from King's College London (KCL), London, U.K., in 2011, and 2014, respectively. His research broadly focuses on design and optimization of wireless networks with emphasis on cellular, Wi-Fi, cognitive, sensor, and mesh networks. At Toshiba, he is actively engaged in industrial wireless research focusing on Bluetooth, 6TiSCH, WLAN, and 5G technologies. He has published 50+ peer-reviewed research articles and is the primary inventor on 10+ patents which are at various stages of grant. He has contributed to various UK and EU projects. He is actively involved in various activities within IEEE. He was the symposium co-chair for IEEE SmartGridComm 2015. He was the co-organizer for the 5G and Tactile Internet workshop (5G TACNET) held at IEEE WCNC 2017 and IEEE ICC 2018. He is an associate editor of the IEEE Internet of Things Journal. He frequently serves as the TPC member on various flagship IEEE conferences. He is an active contributor to various standardization activities. Prior to joining KCL, he was with the cellular industry for nearly 2.5 years and worked in the areas of network performance management, optimization and quality assurance. He is a senior member of IEEE.

Mahesh Sooriyabandara is the Managing Director at the Telecommunications Research Laboratory, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd., based in Bristol, UK and an Honorary Visiting Professor at School of Engineering at Cardiff University. At Toshiba Research Europe Ltd., he leads a cross-disciplinary research project portfolio on networked systems in energy, semi-conductor, digital, robotics, and energy domains. He is a recognised expert in a number of specialist technical areas including wireless networks, smart grid and Internet-of-Things and currently advising a number of large national projects in energy and robotics sectors. He also served as keynote speaker, panelist and chair at various conferences and forums (including IEEE organised events ICC, Globecom, Dyspan, VTC, 5G Summit). Mahesh received his B.Sc in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and Ph.D in Engineering from University of Aberdeen, U.K., in 1998 and 2004 respectively. He has co-authored over ninety peer-reviewed research publications, standards documents, several book chapters and is a named inventor of 20+ patent applications at various stages of grant. Mahesh has won several awards including Toshiba Corporation's corporate technology prize in 2013 in recognition of business impact in industrial wireless mesh networking area. He was involved in the standardisation activities within IETF, IEEE and ETSI for years. Mahesh is a Fellow of the IET and a senior member of ACM and IEEE.


Abstract:

Driven by cyber-physical systems (CPSs) and Internet-of-Things (IoT) technologies, the recent Industry 4.0 initiative aims at enhancing the flexibility, productivity, versatility and efficiency of legacy industrial systems. It is envisioned to create highly efficient, massively connected, vastly dynamic, and fully self-organized next generation industrial systems. With industry 4.0, several new industrial control applications emerge that connect machines, devices, people and processes in real-time. Essential to Industry 4.0 is the implementation of a robust and efficient connectivity layer, capable of dealing with diverse and challenging requirements. Traditionally, industrial control applications have been realized through wired technologies. Wireless technologies are not only beneficial for legacy industrial applications but also crucial in realizing the vision of Industry 4.0. However, the use of wireless for control-centric applications is still in infancy. To this end, this tutorial focuses on the emerging area of high-performance wireless for industrial communication. In essence, it sheds light on the role of high-performance wireless in legacy, emerging and future industrial systems. The technical content covers the evolution of industrial networks, key use-cases and applications with analysis of connectivity requirements, technology landscape associated with the vision of high-performance wireless and a roadmap characterizing future industrial systems and highlighting future research directions.

WS3-1: The 1st Workshop on Emerging Technologies and Trends in Engineering Low-Power Networks (NewNets 2019)Detailsgo to top

Room: Charles Parsons

Organizers:

Ramona Marfievici, Nimbus Research Centre, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland

Usman Raza, Toshiba Research Europe Limited, Bristol, UK

Oana Iova, INSA Lyon, France



Description: A founding pillar of the Internet of Things concept is the availability of low-cost low-power devices with wireless technologies providing both sensing and actuation. In the past decade, the research community have produced proven solutions to build low-power mesh networks mostly based on short-range technologies (e.g., IEEE 802.15.4, ZigBee, Bluetooth, ZWave). However, due to the increased overhead incurred for maintaining these mesh networks, a new trend appeared: the use of long-range radio modules that remove all the complexity of network maintenance, while keeping the same low-power consumption. These long-range radio communication technologies (e.g., SigFox, LoRa, NB-IoT, 802.15.4g) are now considered as candidate technologies for many IoT applications, especially those that require extended coverage, such as citywide sensing, environmental monitoring, or remote infrastructure monitoring.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners working in the field of IoT from both academia and industry, to discuss and explore short-range and long-range solutions, the tradeoffs between these two paradigms, as well as how they can be used in synergy. In order to push the state of the art, several points need to be addressed: new features for the long-range technologies (i.e., over-the-air updates, roaming), radio resource management, regulations and policies on spectrum usage and sharing, business case analysis that are more well suited for certain vertical markets. As such, the workshop is of fundamental importance and fits perfectly in the realm of WF-IoT.
8:30Workshop Opening RemarksCo-chair: Usman Raza, Toshiba Research Europe Limited
8:40Propagation Model Evaluation for LoRaWAN: Planning Tool Versus Real Case Scenario

Níbia Souza Bezerra, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Christer Åhlund, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Saguna Saguna, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Vicente A. de Sousa Jr., Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte & Group for Researching and Fast Prototyping Solutions for Communication (GPPCOM), Brazil

LoRa has emerged as a prominent technology for the Internet of Things (IoT), with LoRa Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN), emerging as a suitable connection solution for smart things. The choice of the best location for the installation of gateways, as well as a robust network server configuration, are key to the deployment of a LoRaWAN. In this paper, we present an evaluation of Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI) values collected from the real-life LoRaWAN deployed in Skellefteå, Sweden, when compared with the values calculated by a Radio Frequency (RF) planning tool for the Irregular Terrain Model (ITM), Irregular Terrain with Obstructions Model (ITWOM) and Okumura-Hata propagation models. Five sensors were configured and deployed along a wooden bridge, with different Spreading Factors (SFs), such as SF 7, 10 and 12. Our results show that the RSSI values calculated using the RF planning tool for ITWOM are closest to the values obtained from the real-life LoRaWAN. Moreover, we also show evidence that the choice of a propagation model in an RF planning tool has to be made with care, mainly due to the terrain conditions of the area where the network and the sensors are deployed.

9:05An Energy-Aware Wireless Sensor Network for Data Acquisition in Smart Energy Efficient Building

Najem Naji, Ibn-Tofail University, Morocco

Mohamed Riduan Abid, Al Akhawayn University, Morocco

Nissrine Krami, ENSA K, Morocco

Driss Benhaddou, University of Houston, USA

Extending the battery life-time of Internet of Things (IoT) devices is still a challenging research question. A lot of work has been done to optimize IoT wireless sensors in terms of hardware architecture, operating system, along with the usage of low power data acquisition techniques and energy aware routing protocols. In Smart Energy Efficient Building (SEEB), Energy Management System (EMS) uses WSN for data acquisition to monitor energy consumption and to track user behaviour. For EMS, context recognition is a key element for HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning system) control. Therefore, the more the context is precise, the more the decision that will be taken, by the EMS, is accurate. In most SEEB, sensor nodes are configured to send data periodically. Thus, unnecessarily increasing battery-energy consumption as sensor nodes keep sending redundant data (e.g., when context did not change). To solve this issue, we propose an Energy Aware Context Recognition Algorithm (EACRA) that dynamically configures sensors to send specific data under specific conditions and at a specific time, thus avoiding redundant data transmissions. This algorithm uses SEEB declared knowledge, and forcing the sensor node to send data only when context changes. The experiment results shows the difference between the periodic sampling and sampling using EACRA in terms of energy consumption.

9:30Keynote: Edge Intelligence for IoT & Emerging Trends

Keith Nolan, Centre for Intelligent Power, Eaton, Dublin, Ireland

Keith Nolan holds the position of Principal Engineer at the Centre for Intelligent Power, Eaton, Dublin, where he is responsible for Internet of Things (IoT) platforms and intelligent machines. Nolan has 19 years' experience in industry and academia, designing and delivering revenue-generating technology products and solutions for an intelligent technology future. His expertise covers multi-standard wireless/wired communications and networking with extensive low-power wide area technology experience, cognitive systems, intelligent internet of things platforms, vehicular-to-everything technologies, data science, and machine learning. Keith Nolan has more than 50+ patents pending/granted and has authored over 60 peer-reviewed academic research publications.

Prior to joining Eaton, Nolan held the role of key engineer at Intel Labs where he was responsible for new IoT-related products and reference platforms. He has served as Chief Regulatory Officer and member of the Board of Directors of the Wireless Innovation Forum, in addition to holding working group chairperson roles on European research initiatives. He is regularly invited as a keynote speaker, technical presenter, or panel participant at leading conferences and industry fora events. Nolan studied at University of Dublin, Trinity College where he received B.A., B.A.I, and Ph.D. degrees in Electronic Engineering.

Abstract: The Internet of Things concept is evolving. Computation and intelligence are moving between the cloud right to the very edges of a network. Acting on data where and when they are produced enables faster decision making and control. Connecting assets helps make machines more intelligent and aware of their environment. This talk will discuss the increasing range of wireless and wired communications and networking technologies used to connect assets ranging from low-power wide area (LPWA) to high-reliability wireless LAN and time-sensitive networking. Emerging trends including a massive increase in variety and volumes of devices and data, and an increased focus on revenue generation & cost optimisation will also be addressed. Sensing is becoming increasingly multimodal and media-driven. Real-time insights are required to support decision-control loops that operate in microsecond to millisecond timescales for mission-critical industrial control and processing. Edge intelligence and low-latency quality of service will support the next generation of immersive user experiences. Dr. Nolan will also discuss how moving computation to the edge helps to increase data privacy & security for user/enterprise and diverse geographies.

10:10Panel: Advances in Low Power Wide Area Networks
WS3-1.1 8:30 Propagation Model Evaluation for LoRaWAN: Planning Tool Versus Real Case Scenario
Níbia Souza Bezerra (Luleå University of Technology, Sweden); Christer Åhlund (Lulea University of Technology, Sweden); Saguna Saguna (Luleå University of Technology, Sweden); Vicente A. de Sousa Jr. (Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte & Group for Researching and Fast Prototyping Solutions for Communication (GPPCOM), Brazil)
LoRa has emerged as a prominent technology for the Internet of Things (IoT), with LoRa Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN), emerging as a suitable connection solution for smart things. The choice of the best location for the installation of gateways, as well as a robust network server configuration, are key to the deployment of a LoRaWAN. In this paper, we present an evaluation of Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI) values collected from the real-life LoRaWAN deployed in Skellefteå, Sweden, when compared with the values calculated by a Radio Frequency (RF) planning tool for the Irregular Terrain Model (ITM), Irregular Terrain with Obstructions Model (ITWOM) and Okumura-Hata propagation models. Five sensors were configured and deployed along a wooden bridge, with different Spreading Factors (SFs), such as SF 7, 10 and 12. Our results show that the RSSI values calculated using the RF planning tool for ITWOM are closest to the values obtained from the real-life LoRaWAN. Moreover, we also show evidence that the choice of a propagation model in an RF planning tool has to be made with care, mainly due to the terrain conditions of the area where the network and the sensors are deployed.
pp. 1-6
WS3-1.2 9:30 An Energy-Aware Wireless Sensor Network for Data Acquisition in Smart Energy Efficient Building
Najem Naji (Ibn-Tofail University, Morocco); Mohamed Riduan Abid (Al Akhawayn University, Morocco); Nissrine Krami (ENSA K, Morocco); Driss Benhaddou (University of Houston, USA)
extending the battery life-time of Internet of Things (IoT) devices is still a challenging research question. A lot of work has been done to optimize IoT wireless sensors in terms of hardware architecture, operating system, along with the usage of low power data acquisition techniques and energy aware routing protocols. In Smart Energy Efficient Building (SEEB), Energy Management System (EMS) uses WSN for data acquisition to monitor energy consumption and to track user behaviour. For EMS, context recognition is a key element for HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning system) control. Therefore, the more the context is precise, the more the decision that will be taken, by the EMS, is accurate. In most SEEB, sensor nodes are configured to send data periodically. Thus, unnecessarily increasing battery-energy consumption as sensor nodes keep sending redundant data (e.g., when context did not change). To solve this issue, we propose an Energy Aware Context Recognition Algorithm (EACRA) that dynamically configures sensors to send specific data under specific conditions and at a specific time, thus avoiding redundant data transmissions. This algorithm uses SEEB declared knowledge, and forcing the sensor node to send data only when context changes. The experiment results shows the difference between the periodic sampling and sampling using EACRA in terms of energy consumption.
pp. 7-12

Monday, April 15 10:30 - 11:00

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Monday, April 15 11:00 - 13:00

ENT2: Introduction to IEEE, Ireland, Europe and International Resources That are Available to Suppport EntrepreneursDetailsgo to top

Room: Jean Monnet

Entrepreneurship and Innovation have become the two most searched for Words on Google. Every country, region, city and university have established entities that promote the growth of Start Ups that they hope will create new industries and jobs. In addition, every company in the world has people focused on what they can do next to grow their business. The IEEE has established a Board Level committee that is promoting Entrepreneurship and the development of resources for its Members that want to create opportunity within their own company or take the risk and create a Start Up venture.

This Workshop will detail the process for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, resources and how the Internet of Things is the foundation for the biggest growth of Start Ups that has ever existed.

The event is intended to inspire, educate, enable and empower researchers, industry professionals and students who have the ‘start-up bug' in turning their ideas into new products and services but are not sure of how to go about it. You cannot learn everything in one day; however, the participants will become a part of an IEEE led ecosystem that will provide much-needed ongoing support to launch their initiatives while being realistic about their envisioned ideas and products.

If you are an IEEE Member, this Workshop is just the beginning of what we will do together.

Topics that will be covered include:
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Learn about the tools and resources that will help develop ideas, manage goals, find investment and go to market as a new company.
  • Case Studies of Successful Entrepreneurs: Learn from people that have been successful.
  • Start-Up Competition: Entrepreneurs will make their pitch to potential investors and the audience. Everyone will have the opportunity to learn from what works and what didn't.
  • Entrepreneur Showcase: Exhibit Area where Start-Ups can demonstrate what they are doing and why the world needs to be their next customer.
  • IEEE Entrepreneurship Network: How to become a part of the growing Network of IEEE professionals that are developing new ideas and industries.

Schedule

8:30-10:30Session 1: Keynote Speakers
Talk 1: "The IEEE Entrepreneur Committee - The Network and Resources for Building an International Base of Startups in IoT and High Technology" Lee Stogner, President, Vincula Group
Talk 2: "The State of High Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Ireland" Simon Cocking, Chief Editor, Irish Tech News
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-13:00 Session 2: Introduction to IEEE, Ireland, Europe and international resources that are available to support Entrepreneurs
Talk 3: "Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship in IoT" Tom Snyder, Executive Director, NCRiot
Talk 4: "Start-Ups for Students" Peter Corcoran, Professor, National University of Ireland, Galway
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-16:00Session 3: Keynote and Entrepreneurs who have made successful entries into working companies
Talk 5: "The IoT Community and Its Focus on Adoption, Implementation and Application of IoT Technologies"Nancy Shemwell / Kevin Grant, COO / Marketing, Strategy Development, The Internet of Things Community
Talk 6: "The IoT Startup Nation-IsraelEran Wagner, Managing Partner, i3 Equity Partners
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-18:30Session 4: Start-Up Competition of companies with ideas that can launch into the next great company


At the end of the Competition, our successful Entrepreneurs and the Audience will give feedback to the presenting companies.

Wrap-Up the day of presentations and what we can do together after the Workshop to continue to build the IEEE Entrepreneurship Network of successful companies.


Contact

Lee Stogner, IEEE Entrepreneurship Committee

Peter Corcoran, NUI


Who Can Participate?

A general audience with an interest in the business aspects of IoT, consisting of individuals responsible for innovation within existing companies, or the art of starting new companies focused on IoT solutions and applications.

Note: Before the Workshop, the Audience is encouraged to review several free online resources that will provide reference information from world-wide business sources. These resources can be found at:

IEEE Entrepreneurship: https://entrepreneurship.ieee.org/

Innovation / Venture Capital / Startups by Lee Stogner: http://flip.it/JuZzqw

TUT1-2: Fog/Edge Computing and NetworkingDetailsgo to top

Room: C1058

Presenters:

Douglas N. Zuckerman, IEEE ComSoc and Board Member of OpenFog Consortium, USA

Hung-Yu Wei, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

David Belanger, Senior Research Fellow, Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey, USA

Hanna Bogucka, Poznan University of Technology, Poznan, Poland

T. Russell Hsing, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Ming-Tuo Zhou, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and IT, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China



Doug Zuckerman (Presenter) has been an active IEEE volunteer for 20+ years and currently within EEE serves on the Future Directions Committee and on the OpenFog Consortium Board as an IEEE representative. He had previously served as IEEE Communications Society President and on the IEEE Board of Directors, in addition to other high-level leadership positions in conferences, publications and membership, IEEE Technical Activities Board and IEEE Board of Directors. He received his BS, MS and PhD degrees from Columbia University (USA) and is an IEEE Life Fellow. His professional experiences at Bell Labs and Telcordia Technologies span the operations, management and engineering of emerging communications technologies, networks and applications. His work heavily influenced standards for management of telecommunications networks. Currently, he is a Consultant for Perspecta Labs (Applied Communications Sciences).

Hung-Yu Wei (Presenter) is a Professor in Department of Electrical Engineering and Graduate Institute of Communications Engineering, National Taiwan University. He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University in 1999. He received the M.S. and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Columbia University in 2001 and 2005 respectively. He was a summer intern at Telcordia Applied Research in 2000 and 2001. He was with NEC Labs America from 2003 to 2005. He joined Department of Electrical Engineering at the National Taiwan University in July 2006. His research Interests include next-generation wireless broadband networks, mobility management in mobile Internet, IoT, vehicular networking, fog computing, cross-layer design and optimization in wireless multimedia communications, and game theoretical models for communications networks. He received NTU Excellent Teaching Award in 2008 and 2018. He also received "Recruiting Outstanding Young Scholar Award" from the Foundation for the Advancement of Outstanding Scholarship in 2006, K. T. Li Young Researcher Award from ACM Taipei/Taiwan Chapter and The Institute of Information and Computing Machinery in 2012, Ministry of Science and Technology Research Project for Excellent Young Scholars in 2014, Excellent Young Engineer Award from the Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering in 2014, and Wu Ta You Memorial Award from MOST in 2015. He was a consulting member of Acts and Regulation Committee of National Communications Commission during 2008~2009. He has been actively participating in NGMN, IEEE 802.16, 3GPP, IEEE P1934 standardization, and was a voting member of the IEEE 802.16 working group. He serves as the Secretary of IEEE P1934 Working Group to standardize fog computing and networking architecture. He also serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE IoT journal. He is an IEEE certified Wireless Communications Professional. He was the Chair of IEEE VTS Taipei Chapter during 2016-2017.

David Belanger (Presenter) is currently a Senior Research Fellow at Stevens Institute of Technology. In this role he continues his work in Big Data Technology, Applications, and Governance. He also teaches and helps lead in the Business Intelligence & Analysis Master Degree program and the Center for Big Data Innovation. In addition, he is involved in consulting related to Big Data in areas such as Health Care, security, and Networking. He was Chief Scientist of AT&T Labs, and Vice President: Information, Software, & Systems Research at AT&T Labs, and creator of the AT&T InfoLab, an early participant in "Big Data" research and practice. Dave joined Bell Laboratories in 1979. He has led research in software systems and engineering, information mining, information visualization, and development in very large scale data systems. He built the Software Engineering Research Department which provided software tools and techniques used across AT&T Bell Labs, and via open source, across the world. Prior to AT&T, Dave was associate professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at University of South Alabama, and co-founder of Gulf Coast Data Systems (a computing services company). He received his B. S. from Union College (NY) in Mathematics, and an M.S. & Ph.D., in Mathematics, from Case Western Reserve University. In 1998, Dave was awarded the AT&T Science and Technology Medal for contributions in very large scale information mining technology. In 2006, he was named an AT&T Fellow for "lifetime contributions in software, software tools, and information mining". Dr. Belanger received the 2009 IEEE Communications Society Industrial Innovator Award.

Hanna Bogucka (Presenter) Professor and Deputy-Dean for Research at the Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications at Poznan University of Technology, Poland. Hanna Bogucka received the Ph.D. degree with honors and the Doctor Habilitus degree in Telecommunications from Poznan University of Technology (PUT), Poznan, Poland in 1995 and 2006 respectively. Currently, she is a full professor and the Head of the Department of Wireless Communication at the Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications at PUT. Prof. Hanna Bogucka is involved in the research activities in the area of wireless communications: radio resource management, opportunistic radio access, cognitive radio, and green-communication. She has been involved in multiple European 5th - 7th Framework Programme and Horizon 2020 projects dealing with novel wireless flexible transmission techniques and cognitive radio technologies, as well as in the European COST actions, National Science Centre projects, and industry cooperation. Prof. Bogucka is the author of 180 papers, published in major IEEE journals and magazines, and in the proceedings of international conferences and of book chapters. She has also published 3 handbooks in the area of radio communications and digital signal processing (in Polish) and 3 scientific monographs on flexible and cognitive radio. Prof. Bogucka has been the Technical Program co-Chair of a number of conferences, the technical program committee member of many major IEEE ComSoc and VTS conferences and a reviewer for IEEE journals over many years. Currently she is the Executive Editor of Wiley Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies. Prof. Bogucka has been the member of the IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award Committee in the term of 2012/13 and 2013/14, appointed IEEE Communications Society Director of the EAME Region (Europe, Africa, Middle East) and the Board of Governors member (2014-2015), elected IEEE Radio Communications Committee Chair (2015-2016), and the member of IEEE Awards Board (2017-18). Currently, she is the IEEE ComSoc Nominations and Election Committee Member at Large (2018-20). In 2016 she has been elected the member of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

T. Russell Hsing (Presenter) is an IEEE Life Fellow and Fellow for the British Computer Society and SPIE. He accumulated rich R&D experiences of 40 years as technical staff, research/engineering director and executive director through affiliations with Burroughs, Xerox, GTE Labs, and Bellcore/Telcordia/Ericsson since 1977. He is currently Chair Professor with National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan, and Advisory Council Member for Harvard Business Review. During his tenure at Telcordia, he has co-established two significant R&D centers in Taipei (Taiwan), and Poznan (Poland). Both centers focused on advanced ICT partnering with local institutions to win significant contract funding from both commercial and local government sources. He has held visiting positions at numerous universities around the globe including Taiwan, US, China, India, Singapore, Korea, and Hong Kong. He is also serving as Board Director/ Board Advisory/Mentor for several academic spin-offs. He had been Board Member for the Open Fog Consortium in 2016-2018. He has been teaching the courses of "Technology Entrepreneurship: From IP to IPO" (since 2014) and "Internet Economics" (since 2017) during past years. His research interests include Fog/Edge Computing & Networking, Vehicular Telematics & Services, Wireless 5G and Beyond, and Next Generation IoT Services and Applications, and Academic Spin-offs. Currently he is member of Editorial Board for the newly established IEEE IoT Magazine. T. Russell Hsing, Chair Professor and IEEE Life Fellow, National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan.

Ming-Tuo Zhou (Presenter) received his PhD degree in 2003. He joined Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology (SIMIT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in September 2016, and now is a professor and the head of the Computing & Communication Research Group. He is also affiliated with the Shanghai Institute of Fog Computing Technology (SHIFT), a joint lab of ShanghaiTech University and SIMIT. He was a senior research scientist at the Smart Wireless Laboratory of the (Japan) National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) Singapore Representative Office during July 2004 to August 2016. He is the chair of Testbed Working Group of OpenFog Consortium since September 2017 and the Secretary of IEEE 1934 working group since December 2018 His current research interests include fog computing and communications, wireless sensor networks and Internet of things. He is an IEEE SA member and an IEEE Senior Member.


Abstract

The IoT paradigm depends upon low latency interaction between devices at the network edge and the cloud at centralized data centers. However, the potentially huge amount of data resulting from edge devices may make it impractical to directly communicate with the cloud. To significantly expand the usefulness of IoT for such demanding applications, intermediate processing power is needed between the cloud and its edge devices, i.e., to bridge the "Cloud-to-Thing" continuum with computing, communications, storage and processing capabilities. It will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction and background on basic fog principles, including relationship to edge and cloud computing. Example use cases where fog is needed for desired functionalities and performance, e.g., autonomous cars, energy management, robotics, industrial IoT
  • Issues and applications of fog/edge computing to IoT
  • Fog and edge reference architectures and road maps. Key organizations or consortia working on implementation agreements and standards for both fog and edge computing
  • Published and draft standards (e.g. IEEE P1934, OpenFog, ETSI MEC)
  • Test beds and potential ways these may be used for conformance and other types of interoperability testing. Data analytics in the fog/edge computing environment
  • Security and trust in fog/edge systems
  • Challenges and opportunities in Fognomics (including pricing, user incentives, and other economic aspects of fog/edge computing)
  • Summarize key future technologies that will depend on fog, e.g., 5G/6G Wireless

TUT2-2: Communication System Design and Challenges for the Implementation of IoT Context Aware EnvironmentsDetailsgo to top

Room: C1059

Presenter:

Francisco Falcone, DIEEC and ISC, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain

Francisco Falcone (M05, SM09) (Presenter) received his Telecommunication Engineering Degree in 1999 and his PhD in Communication Engineering in 2005, both from the Universidad Pública de Navarra (UPNA) in Spain. From February 1999 to April 2000 he was Microwave Commissioning Engineer at Siemens-Italtel, deploying microwave access systems. From May 2000 to December 2008 he was Radio Access Engineer at Telefónica Móviles, performing radio network planning and optimization tasks in mobile network deployment. In January 2009, as co-founding member, is the director of Tafco Metawireless, a spin-off company from UPNA, until may 2009. In parallel, he is Assistant Lecturer in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Dept., UPNA, from February 2003 to May 2009. In June 2009, he becomes Associate Professor in the EE Dept., being Dept. Head from January 2012 until July 2018. From January 2018 to May 2018 he was Visiting Professor at the Kuwait College of Science and Technology, in Kuwait. He is also affiliated with the Institute for Smart Cities (ISC) at UPNA, which hosts around 140 researchers, currently acting as Head of the ICT section. His research interests are related to computational electromagnetics applied to analysis of complex electromagnetic scenarios, with a focus on the analysis, design and implementation of heterogeneous wireless networks to enable context aware environments. He has over 500 contributions in indexed international journals, book chapters and conference contributions. He has been awarded the CST 2003 and CST 2005 Best Paper Award, PhD Award from the Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación (COIT) in 2006, Doctoral Award UPNA, 2010, 1st Juan Gomez Peñalver Research Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering of Spain in 2010, XII Talgo Innovation Award 2012, IEEE 2014 Best Paper Award, 2014, ECSA-3 Best Paper award, 2016 and ECSA-4 Best Paper Award, 2017.


Abstract: The implementation of Context Aware environments require intensive use of multiple communication systems, mainly wireless in the case of edge connectivity, in order to enable fully interactive operation. The progressive introduction of connected devices of multiple types, within an IoT framework imposes relevant restrictions owing to large device density, low form factors and inherent energy consumption restrictions. In this tutorial we will provide an overview of the trends, limitations and challenges in relation with communication system design, considering multiple system and Heterogeneous Network operation. Device characteristics (transceiver parameters and requirements in terms of Input/Output signal processing, transmission bit rate requirements and energy consumption profiles), network design/integration (cooperative network operation, Intra-Inter Radio Access Technology operation) and specific protocol description (CoopMAC schemes, lightweight protocols, energy efficient routing protocols) will be given in order to provide a comprehensive and holistic overview for Communication System requirements in IoT use cases. Coverage/capacity relations will also be introduced, in order to understand limitations given by interference in the particular case of high density, large scale transceiver networks expected in Context Aware environments.

TUT3-2: Beyond Standards Compliant Internet of Things Data StreamsDetailsgo to top

Room: C1060

Presenters:

Paul Stacey, School of Informatics & Engg., Institute of Technology Blanchardstown, Dublin, Ireland

Damon Berry, School of Electrical & Electronic Engg., Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland

Paul Stacey (Presenter) has over 10 years' experience as a Lecturer in Engineering at the School of Informatics & Engineering at the Technological University Dublin - Blanchardstown Campus (formerly the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown). In 2016 Paul was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Engineering and is now programme chair for the recently launched Master of Engineering (MEng) in Internet of Things Technologies programme in the Department of Engineering, TU Dublin Blanchardstown Campus. Prior to joining TU Dublin, Paul worked as a Marine Systems Engineer with Dublin based SME Techworks Marine and a Design Engineer with LM Ericsson, Dublin, Ireland. Paul's research interests are in standardisation & knowledge engineering techniques in technologically constrained systems. Paul is a member of the tPOT research group at TU Dublin. Paul is also a member of the National Standards of Ireland (NSAI) consultative committee for Internet of Things & Future Networks, the Irish standards mirror group for International Standards Organisation (ISO).

Damon Berry (Presenter) is a lecturer and researcher in the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at Technological University Dublin - City Campus (formerly DIT) and a member of the Leadership Team of the ESHI research institute. Damon is also the lead researcher in the tPOT research group, which engages in research in the broad areas of Assistive Technology, HCI, Internet of Things and Biomedical Engineering. Damon has particular research interests in the application of Internet of Things technologies for assistive technology and smart environments. He also has research interests in health informatics, and biomedical engineering. He is an experienced PhD supervisor, and has authored over 30 academic papers. Damon is also chair of the NSAI ehealth standards committee. He is also a founding member of the RoboSlam STEM Collective. In the area of IoT, Damon's specialist area is representation, communication and persistence of IoT data.


Abstract: SensorThings API avoids overly constraining information objects by allowing variability. Where variability exists, interoperability is often compromised for individual use-cases. When implementing systems that produce SensorThings API compliant data flows, developers must make localised decisions on how to implement data structures from the SensorThings API data model. Often these implementations are non-standardised and diminish the possibility of applying the: collect, use, use multiple times philosophy. SensorThings API is aligned to the ISO/OGC O&M data standard, and like O&M it is semi-structured. Semi-structured models allow for variance within implementations for different use-cases, which is both necessary and detrimental to systems interoperability. This tutorial explores the two-level modeling methodology within the Internet of Things domain. Two-level modeling introduces the concept of archetypes. Archetypes can allow extensions or profiles of SensorThingsAPI to be documented and published within a diverse community. Archetypes allow for controlled extensibility and specialisation of information models though a community consensus approach.

TUT4-2: High-Performance Wireless for Industry 4.0 and Beyond: Use-cases, Technology Landscape and Future RoadmapDetailsgo to top

Room: C1061

Presenters:

Adnan Aijaz, Telecommunications Research Laboratory, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd., Bristol, U.K.

Mahesh Sooriyabandara, Telecommunications Research Laboratory, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd., Bristol, U.K.

Adnan Aijaz (Presenter) is a Principal Research Engineer with the Telecommunication Research Laboratory of Toshiba Research Europe Ltd. He has over 7 years of experience in the wireless domain, spanning industrial, academic and corporate research sectors. He received the M.Sc degree in Mobile and Personal Communications and the Ph.D degree in Telecommunications Engineering from King's College London (KCL), London, U.K., in 2011, and 2014, respectively. His research broadly focuses on design and optimization of wireless networks with emphasis on cellular, Wi-Fi, cognitive, sensor, and mesh networks. At Toshiba, he is actively engaged in industrial wireless research focusing on Bluetooth, 6TiSCH, WLAN, and 5G technologies. He has published 50+ peer-reviewed research articles and is the primary inventor on 10+ patents which are at various stages of grant. He has contributed to various UK and EU projects. He is actively involved in various activities within IEEE. He was the symposium co-chair for IEEE SmartGridComm 2015. He was the co-organizer for the 5G and Tactile Internet workshop (5G TACNET) held at IEEE WCNC 2017 and IEEE ICC 2018. He is an associate editor of the IEEE Internet of Things Journal. He frequently serves as the TPC member on various flagship IEEE conferences. He is an active contributor to various standardization activities. Prior to joining KCL, he was with the cellular industry for nearly 2.5 years and worked in the areas of network performance management, optimization and quality assurance. He is a senior member of IEEE.

Mahesh Sooriyabandara is the Managing Director at the Telecommunications Research Laboratory, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd., based in Bristol, UK and an Honorary Visiting Professor at School of Engineering at Cardiff University. At Toshiba Research Europe Ltd., he leads a cross-disciplinary research project portfolio on networked systems in energy, semi-conductor, digital, robotics, and energy domains. He is a recognised expert in a number of specialist technical areas including wireless networks, smart grid and Internet-of-Things and currently advising a number of large national projects in energy and robotics sectors. He also served as keynote speaker, panelist and chair at various conferences and forums (including IEEE organised events ICC, Globecom, Dyspan, VTC, 5G Summit). Mahesh received his B.Sc in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and Ph.D in Engineering from University of Aberdeen, U.K., in 1998 and 2004 respectively. He has co-authored over ninety peer-reviewed research publications, standards documents, several book chapters and is a named inventor of 20+ patent applications at various stages of grant. Mahesh has won several awards including Toshiba Corporation's corporate technology prize in 2013 in recognition of business impact in industrial wireless mesh networking area. He was involved in the standardisation activities within IETF, IEEE and ETSI for years. Mahesh is a Fellow of the IET and a senior member of ACM and IEEE.


Abstract:

Driven by cyber-physical systems (CPSs) and Internet-of-Things (IoT) technologies, the recent Industry 4.0 initiative aims at enhancing the flexibility, productivity, versatility and efficiency of legacy industrial systems. It is envisioned to create highly efficient, massively connected, vastly dynamic, and fully self-organized next generation industrial systems. With industry 4.0, several new industrial control applications emerge that connect machines, devices, people and processes in real-time. Essential to Industry 4.0 is the implementation of a robust and efficient connectivity layer, capable of dealing with diverse and challenging requirements. Traditionally, industrial control applications have been realized through wired technologies. Wireless technologies are not only beneficial for legacy industrial applications but also crucial in realizing the vision of Industry 4.0. However, the use of wireless for control-centric applications is still in infancy. To this end, this tutorial focuses on the emerging area of high-performance wireless for industrial communication. In essence, it sheds light on the role of high-performance wireless in legacy, emerging and future industrial systems. The technical content covers the evolution of industrial networks, key use-cases and applications with analysis of connectivity requirements, technology landscape associated with the vision of high-performance wireless and a roadmap characterizing future industrial systems and highlighting future research directions.

TUT9-1: Emerging Chemical/Bio Sensors for Internet of ThingDetailsgo to top

Room: C1062

Presenters:

Hari Chauhan, Analog Garage - Analog Devices Inc., Boston, MA, USA

Brian Harrington, Analog Garage - Analog Devices Inc., Boston, MA, USA

Mohamed Azize, Analog Garage - Analog Devices Inc., Boston, MA, USA

Tadhg Kennedy, School of Natural Sciences, University of Limerick, Ireland

Hari Chauhan (Presenter) received a M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University in 2011 and 2016, respectively. Currently working in the Emerging Business group at Analog Devices' Analog Garage division in Boston, MA developing new chemical/bio sensing technologies in the consumer and industrial IoT space.

Brian Harrington (Presenter) an Electrical Engineer with broad experience of over 25 years developing reference designs in instrumentation, communications and IoT application spaces. Strong analog hardware design skills and signal processing background in wired and wireless communications. Embedded systems experience with ARM M3 and ARM7TDMI cores. Full product life-cycle support experience from product definition, design validation, reference design development, sales training and design-in support, and technical customer support. Currently working in the Emerging Business group at Analog Devices' Analog Garage division in Boston, MA helping evaluate and develop new technologies in material sensing targeting the consumer and industrial IoT space.

Mohamed Azize received his M.S. and Ph.D. (2006) degrees in physics from University of Montpellier II and University of Sophia-Antipolis in France respectively. He has 16+ years experience on III-Nitride epitaxy and fabrication, simulation and device physics. He has been working in world-class research laboratories since 2002: CQD Northwestern University (USA), CRHEA-CNRS and CEA labs in France, and MTL/EECS lab at MIT (Cambridge, MA USA). He has authored more than 45 scientific articles and 10 patents and has participated to all Nitride Semiconductor international conferences since 2002. He is a referee in many scientific journals such as Solid State Electronics, Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, etc.

Tadhg Kennedy (Presenter) studied Pharmaceutical and Industrial Chemistry at undergraduate level before obtaining his PhD in Chemistry in the University of Limerick. He is currently a lecturer in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Sciences where his teaching interests lie in physical, analytical and inorganic chemistry. Tadhg's research involves the development of high-capacity electrode materials for energy storage devices. His primary focus is on the application of nanostructured semiconductor anodes for next-generation lithium-ion batteries. He has considerable experience in the development of low-cost synthetic methods for lithium-alloying electrodes based on Si and Ge and the enhancement of their cycling performance through morphology control and electrolyte optimisation. Tadhg is currently involved in a large scale collaborative project with the FP7 involving 17 EU partners known as the Greenlion project with the main objective being the manufacture of greener and cheaper lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicle applications.


Abstract:

The ballyhoo surrounding the Internet of Thing is increasingly being realized in real world system rollouts. At the same time, there has been tremendous advancement in the science and technology of miniaturized sensors for biosensing applications to assist healthcare. These applications range from microorganism (such as bacteria) detection for health and food quality to critical biomarker detection for prognostics and diagnostics of severe diseases. The proposed tutorial is an attempt to provide comprehensive insight to the integrated biosensing systems for IoT applications. This will include:

  • Introduction and motivation for miniaturized biosensors
  • Emerging technologies for biosensors design such as optical, electrochemical sensors etc. with focus on electrochemical sensors based on different sensing elements such as Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs), Nano Particles etc.
  • Edge node hardware essential for biosensor to cloud systems
  • Data analytics algorithms for correct interpretation of results
  • Few examples of biosensors and systems for IoT space
  • Challenges and opportunities in biosensing space
  • With a possibility of a demo of electrochemical and optical sensor

WS1-1: The Fourth IEEE International Workshop on Security and Privacy for Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems (IoT/CPS-Security 2019)Detailsgo to top

Room: Charles Parsons
Organizers: Prof. Houbing Song, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA Prof. Anastasios A. Economides, University of Macedonia, Greece Prof. Minho Jo, Korea University, Korea Prof. Qinghe Du, Xi'an Jiaotong University, P.R. China

Description: Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are engineered systems that are built from, and depend upon, the seamless integration of computational algorithms and distributed physical components. Internet of Things (IoT) is the networking infrastructure of CPS. Trillions of network-connected objects are expected to emerge in the global network around 2020. Cybersecurity and privacy has emerged as a major concern as a human rights issue, a commercial concern, and a national security issue affecting infrastructure, health services and safety. Modern CPS incorporate components from different providers using explicit interface standards that specify communication protocols. The trend towards distribution has recently accelerated as these systems have been employing the IoT as a backbone. The integrity and reliability of communications and networking are critical for security and privacy for IoT and CPS. This is why hosting the workshop at IEEE WF-IoT 2019. Potential contributors include industry professionals, scientists, academics and government officials committed to advancing communications and networking research to address cybersecurity and privacy challenges. Website
WS1-1.1 11:00 DCACI: A Decentralized Lightweight Capability Based Access Control Framework Using IOTA for Internet of Things
Sandeep Kiran Pinjala and Krishna M. Sivalingam (Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India)
Security and Privacy are the primary challenges in adopting the Internet of Things (IoT). Because of the volume of IoT devices and the different administrative domains in which they operate, traditional approaches involving a Centralized server for managing Authorizations are not efficient. In this paper, we propose a Decentralized Capability-Based Access Control framework using IOTA (DCACI). IOTA is an open-source distributed ledger that enables fee less micro transactions for the IoT. DCACI enables complete privacy and integrity of the Capability tokens using IOTA's Masked Authenticated Messaging (MAM) technology. It enables device owners and users to Grant, Update, Delegate and Revoke the capability tokens. We implemented DCACI as a proof-of-concept on a resource constrained machine and the results demonstrate that it is capable to scale up to a smart-city like infrastructure with millions of IoT devices.
pp. 13-18
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WS1-1.2 11:30 Secure Energy Efficiency with Poisson Point Process Distributed Jammers
Kirti Kant Sharma (IIT Delhi, India); Ranjan Bose (Indian Institute of Technology, India)
In this paper, we analyze a network consisting of a single source, legitimate destination and an eavesdropper in the presence of multiple helping nodes acting as friendly jammer to support secure communication. We propose a practical jamming method for uncoordinated cooperative jamming (UCJ) with less system overhead. Jammers are selected to secure the communication in an energy efficient way. We model the spatial distribution of jammers as a Poisson point process (PPP). Jammers are selected according to the source to destination channel quality within a finite region surrounding the source. The secrecy transmission rate of the network is evaluated from coverage probability and secrecy probability. The secure energy efficiency (SEE) of the system is analyzed by considering a more realistic power consumption model with the transmit power of various nodes as well as their circuit consumption power.
pp. 19-23
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WS1-1.3 12:00 Internet of Things Security - Multilayered Method for End to End Data Communications over Cellular Networks
Craig Lee (AT&T, USA); Andrea Fumagalli (UTD, USA)
The aim of this paper is to put forth a multilayered method for securing data transport from a cellular connected Internet of Things device to a host through a cellular network. This method employs many interlocking security elements - described in this paper - that when implemented in their totality provide a highly secure connectivity solution.
pp. 24-28
WS1-1.4 12:30 Blockchain for a Dynamic Nodes in a Smart City
Sergii Kushch (Fruno Kessler Foundation, Italy); Francisco Prieto-Castrillo (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
Blockchain is one of the most popular topics for discussion now. However, most experts still see this technology as only part of Bitcoin, other crypto-currencies or money transfer systems. Often, new solutions, proposed by young researchers, are blocked by reviewers, only because these solutions can not be used for Bitcoins. However, Blockchain technology is more universal and can be used also in other areas, for example, in IoT, WSN and mobile devices. This paper considers the implementation of Blockchain technology in sensor networks as an element of IoT. The concept of "Rolling Blockchain" was proposed, which can be used to build WSN with the participation of Smart Cars, as nodes of the network. The order of block formation and structure in the chain is proposed and a mathematical model is created for it. We estimate the optimal number of WSN nodes, the number of connections between nodes, for specified network reliability values, was performed.
pp. 29-34

WS2-1: 4th Edition of Globe-IoT 2019 Towards Global Interoperability Among IoT SystemsDetailsgo to top

Room: John Holland

Organizers: Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria, Italy Carlos E. Palau, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain Min Chen, HUST, China Mengchu Zhou, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA Noel Crespi, Institut Mines-Telecom, France

Description: While still in its infancy, the IoT domain already lists a number of solutions implemented, ranging from devices to platforms. However, the heterogeneity at all levels of those solution is preventing different solutions to interoperate effectively, despite a large number of efforts in the development of a unique reference standard for IoT systems technology. The situation is likely to worsen in the near future, as lack of interoperability causes major technological and business-oriented issues such as impossibility to plug non-interoperable IoT devices into heterogeneous IoT platforms, impossibility to develop IoT applications exploiting multiple platforms in homogeneous and/or cross domains, slowness of IoT technology introduction at large-scale, discouragement in adopting IoT technology, increase of costs, scarce reusability of technical solutions, security and privacy problems, user dissatisfaction.

This Workshop aims at investigating such lack of interoperability in the IoT realm by welcoming paper submissions providing innovative research as well as technical contributions on providing solutions to interoperability, integration, and interconnection of heterogeneous IoT systems, at any specific level (device, networking, middleware, application services, data and semantics) and at global platform level.

WS2-1.1 11:00 A Cognitive Enabled Edge-Computing Architecture for Future Generation IoT Environments
Fanco Cicirelli (CNR - National Research Council, Italy); Antonio Guerrieri (ICAR-CNR, Italy); Giandomenico Spezzano (CNR-ICAR, Italy); Andrea Vinci (ICAR-CNR, Italy)
Nowadays, Smart Environments (SEs) are pervasively deployed in buildings (e.g., houses, schools, and offices) and outdoor environments with the goal of improving the quality of life of their inhabitants. SEs are usually designed and developed by using well-suited architectures and platforms having the aim of simplifying and making straightforward the SE implementation. Up to now, SEs are mostly reactive and, in some ways, proactive. Current research efforts are devoted to making such environments cognitive, i.e., able to automatically adapt and adhere to the possible changes in users' needs and behaviors. Anyway, in this field, the development of SEs is still in its infancy. Toward this, this paper proposes a novel Cognitive-enabled, Edge-based Internet of Things (CEIoT) architecture, purposely designed to develop cognitive IoT-based SEs. Such architecture wants to overcome some limitations arising during the usage of common SE platforms and architectures. CEIoT introduces some abstractions ranging from the ``in-platform" implementation of decentralized cognitive algorithms to the realization of smart data aggregations.
pp. 35-40
WS2-1.2 11:30 Efficient Deployment of Predictive Analytics in Edge Gateways: Fall Detection Scenario
David Sarabia-Jácome (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain); Ignacio Lacalle (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain); Carlos E Palau (Universitat Politecnica Valencia, Spain); Manuel Esteve (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)
Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) represents the most promising Internet of Things (IoT) application due to its relevance in the elders healthcare and improvement of their quality of life. Recently, the AAL IoT ecosystem has been enriched with promising technologies such as edge computing, which has demonstrated to be the best approach to overcome the demanding requirements of AAL and healthcare services by providing a reduction of the amount of data to transfer to the cloud, an improvement of the response time, and quality of experience. Also, the deployment of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies at the edge provides intelligence to improve the decision making timely. However, this approach has been scarcely studied in AAL scenarios and the few proposals based on deploying machine learning models at the edge lack efficiency, security, mechanisms of resource management, service management, and deployment, as well as a real and experimental AAL scenario. For these reasons, this paper proposes an innovative edge gateway architecture to support the deployment of deep learning (DL) models in AAL and healthcare scenarios efficiently. To do so, we have added a predictive analytics module to deploy the models. Since AI technologies demand more resources, a container-based virtualization technology is employed on the edge gateway to manage the limited resources, and provide security and lifecycle services management. The edge gateway performance was evaluated deploying a DL-based fall detection application on it. As a result, our approach improves the inference time compared to that based on the cloud in 34 seconds and to similar approaches in 8 seconds.
pp. 41-46
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WS2-1.3 12:00 How to See Through the Fog? Using Peer to Peer (P2P) for the Internet of Things
David Tracey and Cormac J. Sreenan (University College Cork, Ireland)
The Internet of Things (IoT) must meet the challenge of the predicted growth in IoT to tens of billions of connected devices. This challenge is made more difficult by the range of constituent IoT parts ranging from Cloud-based applications to constrained nodes in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). Achieving the desired scale and interoperability requires an architecture for IoT that is scalable and allows seamless operation across networks and devices. This paper considers the requirements for IoT and considers a number of existing architectural approaches and the emergence of Fog Computing. It then considers the suitability of a Peer to Peer (P2P) approach and describes our architecture for the flow of data from constrained sensor nodes to powerful applications and its Holistic Peer to Peer (HPP) Application Layer protocol. We show how our architecture meets the requirements using the example of HPP or CoAP to access IPSO Smart Objects.
pp. 47-52
WS2-1.4 12:30 A Novel Cognitive IoT Gateway Framework: Towards a Holistic Approach to IoT Interoperability
Tolulope Adesina (Bells University of Technology, Ota, Nigeria); Oladipo Osasona (Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria)
While IoT devices and networks continue to scale in volume and heterogeneity across multiple application domains, they remain unconnected and the data generated from them remain largely inaccessible across the multiple application domains. This is due to a lack of holistic interoperability in the IoT enterprise. Various approaches have been used to address IoT interoperability but each approach only addresses different levels of interoperability in isolation. This paper presents a novel, hybrid approach to IoT interoperability that introduces cognition into the IoT gateway. Thus, the gateway, as a cognitive dynamic system, provides for holistic interoperability in an integrated manner.
pp. 53-58

Monday, April 15 13:00 - 14:00

LN: Lunchgo to top

Monday, April 15 14:00 - 16:00

ENT3: Keynote and Entrepreneurs Who Have Made a Successful Entry Into Working CompaniesDetailsgo to top

Room: Jean Monnet

Entrepreneurship and Innovation have become the two most searched for Words on Google. Every country, region, city and university have established entities that promote the growth of Start Ups that they hope will create new industries and jobs. In addition, every company in the world has people focused on what they can do next to grow their business. The IEEE has established a Board Level committee that is promoting Entrepreneurship and the development of resources for its Members that want to create opportunity within their own company or take the risk and create a Start Up venture.

This Workshop will detail the process for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, resources and how the Internet of Things is the foundation for the biggest growth of Start Ups that has ever existed.

The event is intended to inspire, educate, enable and empower researchers, industry professionals and students who have the ‘start-up bug' in turning their ideas into new products and services but are not sure of how to go about it. You cannot learn everything in one day; however, the participants will become a part of an IEEE led ecosystem that will provide much-needed ongoing support to launch their initiatives while being realistic about their envisioned ideas and products.

If you are an IEEE Member, this Workshop is just the beginning of what we will do together.

Topics that will be covered include:
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Learn about the tools and resources that will help develop ideas, manage goals, find investment and go to market as a new company.
  • Case Studies of Successful Entrepreneurs: Learn from people that have been successful.
  • Start-Up Competition: Entrepreneurs will make their pitch to potential investors and the audience. Everyone will have the opportunity to learn from what works and what didn't.
  • Entrepreneur Showcase: Exhibit Area where Start-Ups can demonstrate what they are doing and why the world needs to be their next customer.
  • IEEE Entrepreneurship Network: How to become a part of the growing Network of IEEE professionals that are developing new ideas and industries.

Schedule

8:30-10:30Session 1: Keynote Speakers
Talk 1: "The IEEE Entrepreneur Committee - The Network and Resources for Building an International Base of Startups in IoT and High Technology" Lee Stogner, President, Vincula Group
Talk 2: "The State of High Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Ireland" Simon Cocking, Chief Editor, Irish Tech News
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-13:00 Session 2: Introduction to IEEE, Ireland, Europe and international resources that are available to support Entrepreneurs
Talk 3: "Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship in IoT" Tom Snyder, Executive Director, NCRiot
Talk 4: "Start-Ups for Students" Peter Corcoran, Professor, National University of Ireland, Galway
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-16:00Session 3: Keynote and Entrepreneurs who have made successful entries into working companies
Talk 5: "The IoT Community and Its Focus on Adoption, Implementation and Application of IoT Technologies"Nancy Shemwell / Kevin Grant, COO / Marketing, Strategy Development, The Internet of Things Community
Talk 6: "The IoT Startup Nation-IsraelEran Wagner, Managing Partner, i3 Equity Partners
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-18:30Session 4: Start-Up Competition of companies with ideas that can launch into the next great company


At the end of the Competition, our successful Entrepreneurs and the Audience will give feedback to the presenting companies.

Wrap-Up the day of presentations and what we can do together after the Workshop to continue to build the IEEE Entrepreneurship Network of successful companies.


Contact

Lee Stogner, IEEE Entrepreneurship Committee

Peter Corcoran, NUI


Who Can Participate?

A general audience with an interest in the business aspects of IoT, consisting of individuals responsible for innovation within existing companies, or the art of starting new companies focused on IoT solutions and applications.

Note: Before the Workshop, the Audience is encouraged to review several free online resources that will provide reference information from world-wide business sources. These resources can be found at:

IEEE Entrepreneurship: https://entrepreneurship.ieee.org/

Innovation / Venture Capital / Startups by Lee Stogner: http://flip.it/JuZzqw

TUT5-1: IoT Lab in a Box: Development and Experiences with an Open Source Mobile Laboratory for the Internet of ThingsDetailsgo to top

Room: C1058

Presenters:

Michael Core, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

Frank Duignan, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

Paula Kelly, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

Damon Berry, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

Michael Core (Presenter) holds a BSc (Eng) from Trinity College Dublin and a DipEE in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Dublin Institute of Technology. He also completed an International MBA in Dublin City University. Michael is a lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the TU Dublin. His research interests include integrating embedded systems using new web technologies such as Nodejs, MQTT, MongoDB, Bluetooth and Sigfox. He also has research interests in the medical applications of Ultra-wideband radio systems and is a member of the People Oriented Technology (tPOT) research group in DIT. Michael is also a telecommunications professional with many years experience working at a senior management level in industry before joining TU Dublin.

Frank Duignan (Presenter) holds a BSc (Eng) from Trinity College Dublin and a DipEE in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the TU Dublin and and MSc from TCD. Frank has over 30 years of practical experience in designing and developing novel embedded systems (both hardware and software) across multiple sectors including connected health, smart cities, telecoms, power electronics, renewables and transport. His R&D work has led to two separate patent applications. Frank is a key member of the academic staff in the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at TU Dublin, where he currently teaches the IoT module, his specialist topic being low level interfacing. Frank's also teaches a microprocessors module for the TU Dublin School of Computer Science and is a PhD project supervisor in the tPOT research Group.

Paula Kelly (Presenter) holds a B.E. In Electronic Engineering from NUIG and an MSc in Software Engineering from A.I.T. Prior to joining the academic staff of TU Dublin (formerly DIT) in 2002 Paula worked in the software industry for 8 years across a variety of software engineering roles in multinational and start up enterprises. There she gained extensive, hands-on knowledge and experience of the software engineering development process. Within TU Dublin Paula is a member of the People Oriented Technology (tPOT) research group. Her research interests include Software Development, Distributed Systems, Ubiquitous Computing, Internet of Things and Assistive Technology. In the area of IoT, Paula's specialist area is in asynchronous programming for IoT application development. Paula has also had a long-running interest in promoting STEM with a particular emphasis on encouraging more women to become involved in engineering. She is involved in several initiatives in TU Dublin that help and support the minority group of female engineering students in the university.

Damon Berry (Presenter) is a lecturer and researcher in the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at Technological University Dublin - City Campus (formerly DIT) and a member of the Leadership Team of the ESHI research institute. Damon is also the lead researcher in the tPOT research group, which engages in research in the broad areas of Assistive Technology, HCI, Internet of Things and Biomedical Engineering. Damon has particular research interests in the application of Internet of Things technologies for assistive technology and smart environments. He also has research interests in health informatics, and biomedical engineering. He is an experienced PhD supervisor, and has authored over 30 academic papers. Damon is also chair of the NSAI ehealth standards committee. He is also a founding member of the RoboSlam STEM Collective. In the area of IoT, Damon's specialist area is representation, communication and persistence of IoT data.


Abstract:

Interest in The Internet of Things (IoT) has expanded far beyond the original domain of embedded systems engineering. A complete IoT taught module must address a broad range of technologies, both hardware and software, often requiring the use of specialised embedded system laboratory facilities. Furthermore, IoT modules often rely on the use of open-source software resources. This requires experience and a significant management overhead when it comes to ensuring that selected resources are inexpensive, yet fit for purpose. This tutorial describes how the authors reconfigured and redeployed a conventional undergraduate IoT module offering, to enable its delivery with a minimum of specialist materials so it could be moved outside of a laboratory environment and to diverse student groups. The purpose of this redevelopment was to enable a broader audience reach. The tutorial outlines the rationale behind the initiative and demonstrates how an IoT module, including components of the MEAN stack of web technologies and Bluetooth Smart, can be taught using inexpensive, pre-configured hardware components and open source software solutions. Tutorial participants will be provided with a description of the origins of the "IoT lab in a box", followed by a practical exploration of the choice of software and hardware elements of the system, and first hand experience of some of the applications of the system.

TUT6-1: Internet of Bio-Nano Things: Transmitter and Receiver Architectures for Molecular CommunicationsDetailsgo to top

Room: C1059

Presenter:

Ergin Dinc, Electrical Engineering Division, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK

Ergin Dinc (Presenter) is currently a postdoctoral research associate in the Internet of Everything (IoE) Group at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge. He received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, in July 2012. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey in June 2016. He was a postdoctoral researcher at The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden between September 2016 and July 2017. He is affiliated with the Christ's College, Cambridge. He serves as the Finance Chair of ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication (NanoCom), 2019, Dublin, Ireland. He was the co-Finance Chair of ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication (NanoCom), 2018, Reykjavik, Iceland. He is a TPC member for IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2019; IEEE Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA) 2018, Torino, Italy; ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWiM) 2018; IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) 2018-Fall, Chicago, USA. He conducts theoretical and experimental research on molecular communication, neural communication, Internet of Everything, Internet of Bio-Nano Things and cyber-physical systems.


Abstract:

Internet of Everything (IoE), the seamless interconnection and autonomous coordination of massive number of computing elements, animate and inanimate entities, people, processes and data through the Internet infrastructure, is an emerging research direction towards enabling the Connected Universe from single molecules to vehicles and people. Towards this objective, Internet of Bio-Nano Things (IoBNT), i.e., a recently emerged information and communication technology framework, is focused on extending IoE into living organisms in the form of artificial networks of nanoscale functional units, such as nanobiosensors and engineered bacteria, integrated with the Internet infrastructure. This objective necessitates the utilization of new communication modalities such as molecular communication (MC), which is a bio-inspired communication method that uses molecules for transmitting and receiving information, in the same way that living cells communicate. The talk will cover the advancements on theoretical MC research as well as various transmitter/receiver designs for MC in the literature together with numerable modulation, coding and detection techniques. These works fall into domains of a very wide spectrum of disciplines, including but not limited to information and communication theory, quantum physics, materials science, nanofabrication, physiology and synthetic biology. Thus, the talk will provide a complete overview of MC towards realizing IoBNT concept.

TUT7-1: Industrial Internet of Things: From Best Effort to Quality of ServiceDetailsgo to top

Room: C1060

Presenters:

Georgios Z. Papadopoulos, IMT Atlantique, Rennes, France

Nicolas Montavont, IMT Atlantique, Rennes, France

Georgios Z. Papadopoulos (MIEEE) (Presenter) serves as an Associate Professor at the IMT Atlantique in Rennes, France. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Bristol. He received his Ph.D. from University of Strasbourg, in 2015 with honors, his M.Sc. in Telematics Engineering from University Carlos III of Madrid in 2012 and his B.Sc. in Informatics from Alexander T.E.I. of Thessaloniki in 2011. Dr. Papadopoulos has participated in various international and national (FP7 RERUM, FIT Equipex) research projects. He has received the prestigious French national ANR JCJC grant for young researchers. He has been involved in the organization committee of many international events (AdHoc-Now'18, IEEE CSCN'18, GIIS'18, IEEE ISCC'17). Moreover, he has been serving as Editor for Wireless Networks journal and Internet Technology Letters. He is author of more than 40 peer-reviewed publications in the area of computer communications, networks and security. His research interests include Industrial IoT, 6TiSCH, LPWAN, Wireless Battery Management System, Smart Grid and Moving Target Defense. Dr. Papadopoulos has received the Best Ph.D. Thesis Award granted by the University of Strasbourg and he was a recipient of two Best Paper Awards (IFIP Med-Hoc-Net'14 and IEEE SENSORS'14).

Nicolas Montavont (Presenter) is a full professor at IMT Atlantique, in the SRCD department, and responsible of the IRISA OCIF team since 2015. He received the M.Sc. degree and PhD degree in Computer science from the University of Strasbourg, France, in 2001 and 2004 respectively. He also did a post-doc at National institute of Standard and Technologies (NIST) in Gaithersburg, USA. He received his HDR in 2015 from Universite ́ Rennes 1. His research topics are mobility and multihoming management in IPv6 networks, wireless communications and Internet of Things.


Abstract:

With the large adoption of small and smart objects, the Internet of Things aims to provide a large and uni- versal access to a very heterogeneous set of devices. Specifically, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) aims to connect time- critical devices, for industrial applications. These environments rely on wireless infrastructures, able to provide low end-to-end delays, and high-reliability. The slow channel hopping MAC approaches propose to combat external interference (e.g. Wi- Fi, Bluetooth) by exploiting the whole radio spectrum. For industrial applications, they also rely on a strict schedule of the transmissions: a device knows when it has to receive or transmit a frame, and when it can turn its radio off to save energy. We propose in this tutorial to present a panorama of the existing challenges and solutions for these channel hopping networks. We will detail the scheduling problem, and its specific constraints, as well as how external interference could be efficiently alleviated, by spreading the load on the less loaded channels. The speakers have years of experience in this research field, and will present all the different building blocks, as well their interactions.

TUT8-1: Cryptography in a Trusted Blockchain World: Promise, Practice, and ApplicationsDetailsgo to top

Room: C1061

Presenter:

Rameez Asif, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom

Rameez Asif (Presenter) has obtained his PhD degree in Photonics and Communication from Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nurenberg, Germany while working closely with Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light and Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical technologies (SAOT) in 2012. During 2014-16, he successfully completed several European projects while working with High Speed Optical Communication Group at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics (CAPE) at University of Cambridge, UK while working as postdoctoral research fellow. He has authored/co-authored more than 85 peer-reviewed journals and conference papers including 3 journals with Nature publishing group (NPG). He also contributed a chapter to the book related to high speed next generation networks. He presented his work in world leading conferences like ECOC, OFC, QCrypt, CLEO, SPIE etc. His h-index is 11 (Researchgate, Google Scholar). He is also acting as the reviewer of numerous peer-reviewed journals like Scientific Reports, Optics Express, Optics Letters, Applied Optics, Photonics Research, Journal of Lightwave Technology etc. Presently, he is an Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity and Networking at Edinburgh Napier University, UK. He is also leading the "Cryptography and Secure Communication" theme at Blockpass Identity Lab (BIL) at School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University, UK.


Abstract:

Contracts, financial transactions, and the records associated with them are among the elucidating structures in our economic, legal, and political systems. These interactions are not limited to the individuals but to the nations, organizations and communities. As the technology landscape is expanding, it is vital to have a knowledge of what the core digital technologies have to offer, especially with respect to the data-encryption and communication. Blockchain promises to solve this problem. The technology at the heart of crypto-currencies, is an open, distributed ledger that can record transactions in a verifiable way. In a trusted Blockchain world, we can envision the records are embedded in a digital code and stored in transparent, shared databases, where they are protected from deletion, tampering, and revision. While cryptography is used to preserve privacy, economic incentives are used to encourage desired behavior of network actors who do not trust or know each other, nor have any legally binding agreements with each other. In this tutorial, we first survey the state of the art, focusing on private Blockchain (in which parties are authenticated). Furthermore, we analyze both in-production and research systems in four dimensions: distributed ledger, cryptography, consensus protocol, and smart contract.

WS1-2: The Fourth IEEE International Workshop on Security and Privacy for Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems (IoT/CPS-Security 2019)Detailsgo to top

Room: Charles Parsons
Organizers: Prof. Houbing Song, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA Prof. Anastasios A. Economides, University of Macedonia, Greece Prof. Minho Jo, Korea University, Korea Prof. Qinghe Du, Xi'an Jiaotong University, P.R. China

Description: Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are engineered systems that are built from, and depend upon, the seamless integration of computational algorithms and distributed physical components. Internet of Things (IoT) is the networking infrastructure of CPS. Trillions of network-connected objects are expected to emerge in the global network around 2020. Cybersecurity and privacy has emerged as a major concern as a human rights issue, a commercial concern, and a national security issue affecting infrastructure, health services and safety. Modern CPS incorporate components from different providers using explicit interface standards that specify communication protocols. The trend towards distribution has recently accelerated as these systems have been employing the IoT as a backbone. The integrity and reliability of communications and networking are critical for security and privacy for IoT and CPS. This is why hosting the workshop at IEEE WF-IoT 2019. Potential contributors include industry professionals, scientists, academics and government officials committed to advancing communications and networking research to address cybersecurity and privacy challenges. Website
WS1-2.1 14:00 SURE-H: A Secure IoT Enabled Smart Home System
Roshmi Sarmah (Assam Kaziranga University, India); Manasjyoti Bhuyan (Politecnico di Milano, Italy); Monowar H Bhuyan (Umeå University, Sweden)
With the growing technology, the demand for smart things is drastically increased in daily-life. The IoT (Internet of Things) is one of the major components that provides facility to interact with IoT enabled devices. In this work, we propose a secure and efficient smart home system that enable to protect homes from theft or unusual activities and parallelly saves power. Our system is developed by exploiting the features of IoT and facilitates us to monitor an IoT enabled home from anywhere anytime over the Internet when data are stored in the cloud. This system uses a motion detector to detect a moving object from the environment where the system is deployed. The proposed system is evaluated using real-time deployment at KU campus considering 60 rooms for 30 days and found really useful in terms of safeness from any theft and saving power in comparison to existing systems.
pp. 59-63
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WS1-2.2 14:30 Context-Aware Authentication: State-of-the-Art Evaluation and Adaption to the IIoT
Lukas Rothe (Fraunhofer IIS, Germany); Dominik G Gertler (Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Amberg-Weiden, Germany); Moritz Loske (Fraunhofer IIS, Germany)
Authentication is an important and non-trivial topic for the security of the tremendously growing IoT. Classical authentication methods often do not meet the requirements of IoT networks, where computing power and bandwidth are often constrained. This overview paper therefore turns its attention to context-aware authentication, a method that uses features of a shared or otherwise known context to mutually authenticate devices. First context-aware authentication is explained and the state of the art in context-aware authentication research is displayed. The work done so far is then evaluated - with a focus on the examined context features and authentication mechanisms. For this, a comparison of the features and mechanisms with their pros and cons is compiled. Afterwards it is discussed how context-aware authentication can be transferred from the user-centric consumer IoT towards machine-to-machine communication in the industrial IoT. The different requirements of Industrial IoT are shown together with concrete use-cases for Smart Logistics and Industry 4.0.
pp. 64-69
WS1-2.3 15:00 Securing the Industrial Internet of Things for Critical Infrastructure (IIoT-CI)
John ORaw (Queens University Belfast, Ireland); David Laverty (Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); John Morrow (Queen’s University, Belfast, United Kingdom (Great Britain))
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a term applied to the industrial application of M2M devices. The security of IIoT devices is a difficult problem and where the automation of critical infrastructure is intended, risks may be unacceptable. Solutions are required which are secure by default. The problem space may be analyzed using attack trees or graphs. Software Defined Networks (SDN) provide mitigation for remote attacks which exploit local area networks. Similar concepts applied to the WAN may improve availability and performance and provide granular data on link characteristics. Schemes such as the Software Defined Perimeter allow IIoT devices to communicate to the public cloud without exploitable avenues of remote attack. Finally, the separation of core services from communications at the IIoT device prevent any attack on the integrity of the device or the confidentiality and integrity of its communications. Work remains to be done on the mitigation of DDoS.
pp. 70-75
WS1-2.4 15:30 RraR: Robust Recommendation Aggregation Using Retraining in Internet of Things
Avani Sharma and Emmanuel Shubhakar Pilli (Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India); Arka Prokash Mazumdar (Malaviya National Institute of Technology, India)
Trust and Reputation Systems (TRS) have been witnessing the most promising solutions to ensure the security of a system in the presence of insider adversaries. The methodology behind TRS is to analyze the behavior of entities in the system to compute trustworthiness on them by the mean of direct (using own experience) and indirect (using recommendations from the others) trust computation. For the Internet of Things (IoT), where devices collaborate with each other to offer multiple services, TRS solve the issues of access control, decision making, reliable service delivery etc. The focus of this paper is towards robust indirect trust computation in a service-oriented, dynamic IoT environment. We propose a robust recommendation aggregation scheme which alleviates the effect of false or dishonest recommendations in indirect trust computation by performing the objective and subjective evaluation. The scheme deploys a retraining module which retrains the credibility of a recommender based on the dissimilarity experienced with the outcome of recommendation. The effectiveness of the proposed scheme has been demonstrated by the results of the simulation.
pp. 76-80

WS2-2: 4th Edition of Globe-IoT 2019 Towards Global Interoperability Among IoT SystemsDetailsgo to top

Room: John Holland

Organizers: Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria, Italy Carlos E. Palau, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain Min Chen, HUST, China Mengchu Zhou, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA Noel Crespi, Institut Mines-Telecom, France

Description: While still in its infancy, the IoT domain already lists a number of solutions implemented, ranging from devices to platforms. However, the heterogeneity at all levels of those solution is preventing different solutions to interoperate effectively, despite a large number of efforts in the development of a unique reference standard for IoT systems technology. The situation is likely to worsen in the near future, as lack of interoperability causes major technological and business-oriented issues such as impossibility to plug non-interoperable IoT devices into heterogeneous IoT platforms, impossibility to develop IoT applications exploiting multiple platforms in homogeneous and/or cross domains, slowness of IoT technology introduction at large-scale, discouragement in adopting IoT technology, increase of costs, scarce reusability of technical solutions, security and privacy problems, user dissatisfaction.

This Workshop aims at investigating such lack of interoperability in the IoT realm by welcoming paper submissions providing innovative research as well as technical contributions on providing solutions to interoperability, integration, and interconnection of heterogeneous IoT systems, at any specific level (device, networking, middleware, application services, data and semantics) and at global platform level.

WS2-2.1 14:00 INTER-Health: An Interoperable IoT Solution for Active and Assisted Living Healthcare Services
Pasquale Pace, Gianluca Aloi, Giuseppe Caliciuri, Raffaele Gravina, Claudio Savaglio and Giancarlo Fortino (University of Calabria, Italy); Gema Ibanez-Sanchez, Álvaro Fides-Valero and Jose Luis Bayo-Monton (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain); Massimo Uberti, Massimo Corona, Luciano Bernini, Margherita Gulino, Anna Costa, Ilaria De Luca and Marina Mortara (ASL-TO5, Italy)
The paper presents the first results of the ongoing INTER-Health pilot coming out from the application of the strategy proposed and developed within the framework of the INTER-IoT (Horizon 2020) European project. The novel IoT-based healthcare platform, supporting decentralized and mobile monitoring of assisted livings in highly heterogeneous contexts, has been obtained by integrating other existing heterogeneous, non-interoperable IoT platforms following the INTER-IoT approach to provide value added assisted living mobile healthcare services (respect to the standard "manual" monitoring performed by conventional healthcare centers) in terms of faster detection and correction of wrong lifestyles or high risk critical situations. All the integration aspects and technological choices have been presented to discuss the ease of such integration process, also making easier and faster the interaction between doctor and patient drastically reducing the dropout rate of people leaving the pilot.
pp. 81-86
WS2-2.2 14:30 Design and Implementation of a Wearable Sensor Network System for IoT-Connected Safety and Health Applications
Fan Wu, Taiyang Wu and Mehmet Rasit Yuce (Monash University, Australia)
This paper presents a wearable sensor network system for Internet of Things (IoT) connected safety and health applications. Safety and health of workers are important for industrial workplace; therefore, an IoT network system which can monitor both environmental and physiological can greatly improve the safety in the workplace. The proposed network system incorporates multiple wearable sensors to monitor environmental and physiological parameters. The wearable sensors on different subjects can communicate with each other and transmit the data to a gateway via a LoRa network which forms a heterogeneous IoT platform with Bluetooth-based medical signal sensing network. Once harmful environments are detected and, the sensor node will provide an effective notification and warning mechanism for the users. A smart IoT gateway is implemented to provide data processing, local web server, and cloud connection. After the gateway receives the data from wearable sensors, it will forward the data to an IoT cloud for further data storage, processing, and visualization.
pp. 87-90
WS2-2.3 15:00 Security Assessment as a Service Cross-Layered System for the Adoption of Digital, Personalised and Trusted Healthcare
Evangelos K. Markakis (Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece); Yannis Nikoloudakis (University of the Aegean & Pasiphae Lab, Greece); Evangelos Pallis (Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece); Marco Manso (EDGENEERING)
The healthcare sector is exploring the incorporation of digital solutions in order to improve access, reduce costs, increase quality and increase their capacity in reaching a higher number of citizens. However, this opens healthcare organisations systems to external elements used within or beyond their premises, thus bringing new risks and vulnerabilities in what regards cyber threats and incidents. We propose the creation of a Security Assessment as a Service (SAaaS) cross-layered system that is able to identify vulnerabilities, and proactively assess and mitigate threats in an IT healthcare ecosystem exposed to external devices and interfaces, considering that most users are not experts (even "illiterate") in cyber security (thus unaware of any security tactics or policies what-so ever). The SAaaS can be integrated in an IT healthcare environment allowing monitoring existing and new devices, limit connectivity and privileges to new devices, access a device cybersecurity risk and - based on the device behaviour - assign and revoke privileges. The SAaaS brings a controlled cyber aware environment that assures security, confidentiality and trust, even in the presence of untrusted devices and environments.
pp. 91-94
WS2-2.4 15:30 Internet of Things Orchestration Using DagOn* Workflow Engine
Dante Domizzi Sanchez Gallegos (Cinvestav Tamaulipas, Mexico); Diana Di Luccio (University Parthenope, Italy); Jose Luis Gonzalez (Cinvestav Tamaulipas); Raffaele Montella (University of Naples Parthenope, Italy)
The increasing of the number of connected tiny, low power, embedded devices raised remarkably the amount of in-situ collected data. However, at the time of writing, those devices have limited storage and computation resources (if compared with a cloud computing or on-premises infrastructure) and really often limited connectivity due to the place of the deployment or other technical, environmental or economic reasons. In this work, we present DagOn* workflow engine as a part of an IoT orchestration scenario oriented to operational environmental prediction. Our novel approach is devoted to join the two worlds of workflow with task executed everywhere on a computational infrastructure to tiny jobs targeted to embedded devices hosting sensors and actuators. We show our preliminary results applied to a demonstration use case. We are confident that further development of the proposed technology will affect positively production applications for massive and geographically distributed data collection.
pp. 95-100

Monday, April 15 16:00 - 16:30

CB: Coffee Breakgo to top

Monday, April 15 16:30 - 18:30

ENT4: Start-Up Comptetition of Companies With Ideas That Can Launch Into the Next Great CompanyDetailsgo to top

Room: Jean Monnet

Entrepreneurship and Innovation have become the two most searched for Words on Google. Every country, region, city and university have established entities that promote the growth of Start Ups that they hope will create new industries and jobs. In addition, every company in the world has people focused on what they can do next to grow their business. The IEEE has established a Board Level committee that is promoting Entrepreneurship and the development of resources for its Members that want to create opportunity within their own company or take the risk and create a Start Up venture.

This Workshop will detail the process for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, resources and how the Internet of Things is the foundation for the biggest growth of Start Ups that has ever existed.

The event is intended to inspire, educate, enable and empower researchers, industry professionals and students who have the ‘start-up bug' in turning their ideas into new products and services but are not sure of how to go about it. You cannot learn everything in one day; however, the participants will become a part of an IEEE led ecosystem that will provide much-needed ongoing support to launch their initiatives while being realistic about their envisioned ideas and products.

If you are an IEEE Member, this Workshop is just the beginning of what we will do together.

Topics that will be covered include:
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Learn about the tools and resources that will help develop ideas, manage goals, find investment and go to market as a new company.
  • Case Studies of Successful Entrepreneurs: Learn from people that have been successful.
  • Start-Up Competition: Entrepreneurs will make their pitch to potential investors and the audience. Everyone will have the opportunity to learn from what works and what didn't.
  • Entrepreneur Showcase: Exhibit Area where Start-Ups can demonstrate what they are doing and why the world needs to be their next customer.
  • IEEE Entrepreneurship Network: How to become a part of the growing Network of IEEE professionals that are developing new ideas and industries.

Schedule

8:30-10:30Session 1: Keynote Speakers
Talk 1: "The IEEE Entrepreneur Committee - The Network and Resources for Building an International Base of Startups in IoT and High Technology" Lee Stogner, President, Vincula Group
Talk 2: "The State of High Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Ireland" Simon Cocking, Chief Editor, Irish Tech News
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-13:00 Session 2: Introduction to IEEE, Ireland, Europe and international resources that are available to support Entrepreneurs
Talk 3: "Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship in IoT" Tom Snyder, Executive Director, NCRiot
Talk 4: "Start-Ups for Students" Peter Corcoran, Professor, National University of Ireland, Galway
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-16:00Session 3: Keynote and Entrepreneurs who have made successful entries into working companies
Talk 5: "The IoT Community and Its Focus on Adoption, Implementation and Application of IoT Technologies"Nancy Shemwell / Kevin Grant, COO / Marketing, Strategy Development, The Internet of Things Community
Talk 6: "The IoT Startup Nation-IsraelEran Wagner, Managing Partner, i3 Equity Partners
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-18:30Session 4: Start-Up Competition of companies with ideas that can launch into the next great company


At the end of the Competition, our successful Entrepreneurs and the Audience will give feedback to the presenting companies.

Wrap-Up the day of presentations and what we can do together after the Workshop to continue to build the IEEE Entrepreneurship Network of successful companies.


Contact

Lee Stogner, IEEE Entrepreneurship Committee

Peter Corcoran, NUI


Who Can Participate?

A general audience with an interest in the business aspects of IoT, consisting of individuals responsible for innovation within existing companies, or the art of starting new companies focused on IoT solutions and applications.

Note: Before the Workshop, the Audience is encouraged to review several free online resources that will provide reference information from world-wide business sources. These resources can be found at:

IEEE Entrepreneurship: https://entrepreneurship.ieee.org/

Innovation / Venture Capital / Startups by Lee Stogner: http://flip.it/JuZzqw

TUT5-2: IoT Lab in a Box: Development and Experiences with an Open Source Mobile Laboratory for the Internet of ThingsDetailsgo to top

Room: C1058

Presenters:

Michael Core, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

Frank Duignan, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

Paula Kelly, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

Damon Berry, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

Michael Core (Presenter) holds a BSc (Eng) from Trinity College Dublin and a DipEE in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Dublin Institute of Technology. He also completed an International MBA in Dublin City University. Michael is a lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the TU Dublin. His research interests include integrating embedded systems using new web technologies such as Nodejs, MQTT, MongoDB, Bluetooth and Sigfox. He also has research interests in the medical applications of Ultra-wideband radio systems and is a member of the People Oriented Technology (tPOT) research group in DIT. Michael is also a telecommunications professional with many years experience working at a senior management level in industry before joining TU Dublin.

Frank Duignan (Presenter) holds a BSc (Eng) from Trinity College Dublin and a DipEE in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the TU Dublin and and MSc from TCD. Frank has over 30 years of practical experience in designing and developing novel embedded systems (both hardware and software) across multiple sectors including connected health, smart cities, telecoms, power electronics, renewables and transport. His R&D work has led to two separate patent applications. Frank is a key member of the academic staff in the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at TU Dublin, where he currently teaches the IoT module, his specialist topic being low level interfacing. Frank's also teaches a microprocessors module for the TU Dublin School of Computer Science and is a PhD project supervisor in the tPOT research Group.

Paula Kelly (Presenter) holds a B.E. In Electronic Engineering from NUIG and an MSc in Software Engineering from A.I.T. Prior to joining the academic staff of TU Dublin (formerly DIT) in 2002 Paula worked in the software industry for 8 years across a variety of software engineering roles in multinational and start up enterprises. There she gained extensive, hands-on knowledge and experience of the software engineering development process. Within TU Dublin Paula is a member of the People Oriented Technology (tPOT) research group. Her research interests include Software Development, Distributed Systems, Ubiquitous Computing, Internet of Things and Assistive Technology. In the area of IoT, Paula's specialist area is in asynchronous programming for IoT application development. Paula has also had a long-running interest in promoting STEM with a particular emphasis on encouraging more women to become involved in engineering. She is involved in several initiatives in TU Dublin that help and support the minority group of female engineering students in the university.

Damon Berry (Presenter) is a lecturer and researcher in the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at Technological University Dublin - City Campus (formerly DIT) and a member of the Leadership Team of the ESHI research institute. Damon is also the lead researcher in the tPOT research group, which engages in research in the broad areas of Assistive Technology, HCI, Internet of Things and Biomedical Engineering. Damon has particular research interests in the application of Internet of Things technologies for assistive technology and smart environments. He also has research interests in health informatics, and biomedical engineering. He is an experienced PhD supervisor, and has authored over 30 academic papers. Damon is also chair of the NSAI ehealth standards committee. He is also a founding member of the RoboSlam STEM Collective. In the area of IoT, Damon's specialist area is representation, communication and persistence of IoT data.


Abstract:

Interest in The Internet of Things (IoT) has expanded far beyond the original domain of embedded systems engineering. A complete IoT taught module must address a broad range of technologies, both hardware and software, often requiring the use of specialised embedded system laboratory facilities. Furthermore, IoT modules often rely on the use of open-source software resources. This requires experience and a significant management overhead when it comes to ensuring that selected resources are inexpensive, yet fit for purpose. This tutorial describes how the authors reconfigured and redeployed a conventional undergraduate IoT module offering, to enable its delivery with a minimum of specialist materials so it could be moved outside of a laboratory environment and to diverse student groups. The purpose of this redevelopment was to enable a broader audience reach. The tutorial outlines the rationale behind the initiative and demonstrates how an IoT module, including components of the MEAN stack of web technologies and Bluetooth Smart, can be taught using inexpensive, pre-configured hardware components and open source software solutions. Tutorial participants will be provided with a description of the origins of the "IoT lab in a box", followed by a practical exploration of the choice of software and hardware elements of the system, and first hand experience of some of the applications of the system.

TUT6-2: Internet of Bio-Nano Things: Transmitter and Receiver Architectures for Molecular CommunicationsDetailsgo to top

Room: C1059

Presenter:

Ergin Dinc, Electrical Engineering Division, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK

Ergin Dinc (Presenter) is currently a postdoctoral research associate in the Internet of Everything (IoE) Group at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge. He received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, in July 2012. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey in June 2016. He was a postdoctoral researcher at The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden between September 2016 and July 2017. He is affiliated with the Christ's College, Cambridge. He serves as the Finance Chair of ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication (NanoCom), 2019, Dublin, Ireland. He was the co-Finance Chair of ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication (NanoCom), 2018, Reykjavik, Iceland. He is a TPC member for IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2019; IEEE Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA) 2018, Torino, Italy; ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWiM) 2018; IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) 2018-Fall, Chicago, USA. He conducts theoretical and experimental research on molecular communication, neural communication, Internet of Everything, Internet of Bio-Nano Things and cyber-physical systems.


Abstract:

Internet of Everything (IoE), the seamless interconnection and autonomous coordination of massive number of computing elements, animate and inanimate entities, people, processes and data through the Internet infrastructure, is an emerging research direction towards enabling the Connected Universe from single molecules to vehicles and people. Towards this objective, Internet of Bio-Nano Things (IoBNT), i.e., a recently emerged information and communication technology framework, is focused on extending IoE into living organisms in the form of artificial networks of nanoscale functional units, such as nanobiosensors and engineered bacteria, integrated with the Internet infrastructure. This objective necessitates the utilization of new communication modalities such as molecular communication (MC), which is a bio-inspired communication method that uses molecules for transmitting and receiving information, in the same way that living cells communicate. The talk will cover the advancements on theoretical MC research as well as various transmitter/receiver designs for MC in the literature together with numerable modulation, coding and detection techniques. These works fall into domains of a very wide spectrum of disciplines, including but not limited to information and communication theory, quantum physics, materials science, nanofabrication, physiology and synthetic biology. Thus, the talk will provide a complete overview of MC towards realizing IoBNT concept.

TUT7-2: Industrial Internet of Things: From Best Effort to Quality of ServiceDetailsgo to top

Room: C1060

Presenters:

Georgios Z. Papadopoulos, IMT Atlantique, Rennes, France

Nicolas Montavont, IMT Atlantique, Rennes, France

Georgios Z. Papadopoulos (MIEEE) (Presenter) serves as an Associate Professor at the IMT Atlantique in Rennes, France. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Bristol. He received his Ph.D. from University of Strasbourg, in 2015 with honors, his M.Sc. in Telematics Engineering from University Carlos III of Madrid in 2012 and his B.Sc. in Informatics from Alexander T.E.I. of Thessaloniki in 2011. Dr. Papadopoulos has participated in various international and national (FP7 RERUM, FIT Equipex) research projects. He has received the prestigious French national ANR JCJC grant for young researchers. He has been involved in the organization committee of many international events (AdHoc-Now'18, IEEE CSCN'18, GIIS'18, IEEE ISCC'17). Moreover, he has been serving as Editor for Wireless Networks journal and Internet Technology Letters. He is author of more than 40 peer-reviewed publications in the area of computer communications, networks and security. His research interests include Industrial IoT, 6TiSCH, LPWAN, Wireless Battery Management System, Smart Grid and Moving Target Defense. Dr. Papadopoulos has received the Best Ph.D. Thesis Award granted by the University of Strasbourg and he was a recipient of two Best Paper Awards (IFIP Med-Hoc-Net'14 and IEEE SENSORS'14).

Nicolas Montavont (Presenter) is a full professor at IMT Atlantique, in the SRCD department, and responsible of the IRISA OCIF team since 2015. He received the M.Sc. degree and PhD degree in Computer science from the University of Strasbourg, France, in 2001 and 2004 respectively. He also did a post-doc at National institute of Standard and Technologies (NIST) in Gaithersburg, USA. He received his HDR in 2015 from Universite ́ Rennes 1. His research topics are mobility and multihoming management in IPv6 networks, wireless communications and Internet of Things.


Abstract:

With the large adoption of small and smart objects, the Internet of Things aims to provide a large and uni- versal access to a very heterogeneous set of devices. Specifically, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) aims to connect time- critical devices, for industrial applications. These environments rely on wireless infrastructures, able to provide low end-to-end delays, and high-reliability. The slow channel hopping MAC approaches propose to combat external interference (e.g. Wi- Fi, Bluetooth) by exploiting the whole radio spectrum. For industrial applications, they also rely on a strict schedule of the transmissions: a device knows when it has to receive or transmit a frame, and when it can turn its radio off to save energy. We propose in this tutorial to present a panorama of the existing challenges and solutions for these channel hopping networks. We will detail the scheduling problem, and its specific constraints, as well as how external interference could be efficiently alleviated, by spreading the load on the less loaded channels. The speakers have years of experience in this research field, and will present all the different building blocks, as well their interactions.

TUT8-2: Cryptography in a Trusted Blockchain World: Promise, Practice, and ApplicationsDetailsgo to top

Room: C1061

Presenter:

Rameez Asif, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom

Rameez Asif (Presenter) has obtained his PhD degree in Photonics and Communication from Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nurenberg, Germany while working closely with Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light and Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical technologies (SAOT) in 2012. During 2014-16, he successfully completed several European projects while working with High Speed Optical Communication Group at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics (CAPE) at University of Cambridge, UK while working as postdoctoral research fellow. He has authored/co-authored more than 85 peer-reviewed journals and conference papers including 3 journals with Nature publishing group (NPG). He also contributed a chapter to the book related to high speed next generation networks. He presented his work in world leading conferences like ECOC, OFC, QCrypt, CLEO, SPIE etc. His h-index is 11 (Researchgate, Google Scholar). He is also acting as the reviewer of numerous peer-reviewed journals like Scientific Reports, Optics Express, Optics Letters, Applied Optics, Photonics Research, Journal of Lightwave Technology etc. Presently, he is an Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity and Networking at Edinburgh Napier University, UK. He is also leading the "Cryptography and Secure Communication" theme at Blockpass Identity Lab (BIL) at School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University, UK.


Abstract:

Contracts, financial transactions, and the records associated with them are among the elucidating structures in our economic, legal, and political systems. These interactions are not limited to the individuals but to the nations, organizations and communities. As the technology landscape is expanding, it is vital to have a knowledge of what the core digital technologies have to offer, especially with respect to the data-encryption and communication. Blockchain promises to solve this problem. The technology at the heart of crypto-currencies, is an open, distributed ledger that can record transactions in a verifiable way. In a trusted Blockchain world, we can envision the records are embedded in a digital code and stored in transparent, shared databases, where they are protected from deletion, tampering, and revision. While cryptography is used to preserve privacy, economic incentives are used to encourage desired behavior of network actors who do not trust or know each other, nor have any legally binding agreements with each other. In this tutorial, we first survey the state of the art, focusing on private Blockchain (in which parties are authenticated). Furthermore, we analyze both in-production and research systems in four dimensions: distributed ledger, cryptography, consensus protocol, and smart contract.

WS2-3: 4th Edition of Globe-IoT 2019 Towards Global Interoperability Among IoT SystemsDetailsgo to top

Room: John Holland

Organizers: Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria, Italy Carlos E. Palau, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain Min Chen, HUST, China Mengchu Zhou, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA Noel Crespi, Institut Mines-Telecom, France

Description: While still in its infancy, the IoT domain already lists a number of solutions implemented, ranging from devices to platforms. However, the heterogeneity at all levels of those solution is preventing different solutions to interoperate effectively, despite a large number of efforts in the development of a unique reference standard for IoT systems technology. The situation is likely to worsen in the near future, as lack of interoperability causes major technological and business-oriented issues such as impossibility to plug non-interoperable IoT devices into heterogeneous IoT platforms, impossibility to develop IoT applications exploiting multiple platforms in homogeneous and/or cross domains, slowness of IoT technology introduction at large-scale, discouragement in adopting IoT technology, increase of costs, scarce reusability of technical solutions, security and privacy problems, user dissatisfaction.

This Workshop aims at investigating such lack of interoperability in the IoT realm by welcoming paper submissions providing innovative research as well as technical contributions on providing solutions to interoperability, integration, and interconnection of heterogeneous IoT systems, at any specific level (device, networking, middleware, application services, data and semantics) and at global platform level.

WS2-3.1 16:30 Enabling Industrial Data Space Architecture for Seaport Scenario
David Sarabia-Jácome (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain); Ignacio Lacalle (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain); Carlos E Palau (Universitat Politecnica Valencia, Spain); Manuel Esteve (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)
The evolution of seaports to smart ports is the most important revolution they must face in order to meet the high requirements of efficiency, economy, and security. Achieving this evolution is a task full of challenges. One of these challenges is the interoperability of the stakeholders' information systems. Interoperability has been widely studied but there is still some reluctance to adopt the solutions because the stakeholders are afraid of sharing their data. Recently, the Industrial Data Space (IDS) reference architecture proposes several recommendations and specifications to solve this issue based on data sovereignty concept. This architecture has not been studied nor implemented for the seaport use case yet. For this reason, this paper presents a seaport data space based on IDS architecture to share information in a secure and interoperable manner. Along with this, a big data architecture is added to exploit the shared data. The seaport data space is implemented using the FIWARE IoT platform. The seaport data space is tested by sharing the data of the port authority to the port terminal and analyzing the large shared data through descriptive analysis. The results show that by using the seaport data space, the shared data allow improving the decision making in the planning operations of the seaport.
pp. 101-106
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WS2-3.2 17:30 Robust 3D Indoor Positioning System Based on Radio Map Using Bayesian Network
Abdulraqeb Alhammadi (Faculty of Engineering, Multimedia University, Malaysia); Saddam Alraih (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM))
Indoor positioning remains a serious issue due to the difficulty in attaining sufficient accuracy within an indoor environment using tracking technology of low complexity. Currently, most positioning systems do not embed the off-the-shelf (OTS) system which allows mobile devices to estimate location without using any additional hardware. In this paper, we propose a robust 3D indoor positioning system that is suitable for an indoor IoT application. This system based on Bayesian network that depends on Wi-Fi signals strength. It was experimentally tested in a building with pre-deployed access points (APs). The experimental results indicate that localization accuracy of the proposed system is high with the use of a small-sized radio map.
pp. 107-110

WS4-1: First Workshop on Internet of Things for Transportation and Logistics (IoTTL)Detailsgo to top

Room: Charles Parsons
Organizers: Sebastiano Milardo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA Giacomo Morabito, University of Catania, Italy Prof. Ozan K. Tonguz, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), USA

Description: The Internet of Things has the potential to dramatically impact the way in which transportation and logistics systems are managed. In fact, by exploiting real time information collected in the field it is possible to reduce costs, improve the performance of managed transportation and logistic systems, and introduce novel services so supporting new business models. For this to happen, however, a close cooperation is necessary between experts of the vertical domains and IoT technology developers. In fact, real impact will be possible only if technologies are based on the actual application domain requirements and if vertical solutions will be developed considering the full potentials of available technologies.

In such a context, objective of this workshop is to bring together experts of the transportation and logistic domain as well as IoT researchers and practitioners so fostering the reach of a common language and playground to be used further R&D activities.

Accordingly, topics of interest for submissions include, but are not limited to:
  • Internet of things and transportation systems
  • IoT in logistics management
  • Large scale IoT based warehouse systems
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • M2M communications in transportation and logistics
  • Smart supply chain management
  • IoT performance evaluation and modelling
  • Data mining analytics applied to smart logistics systems
  • IoT architecture, tools and applications for data analysis
  • IoT platforms for big data and data analytics
  • Innovative Big Data processing for the IoT
  • Smart environments and applications
  • Machine learning and Real-time intelligence
  • Intelligent sensors and sensing applications
  • Challenges in big data storage and processing
  • Mining and recommendation techniques for IoT environments
  • Data mining techniques applied to transportation and logistic domain
WS4-1.1 16:30 Modeling ACC with Cloud, Clouldlet for Autonomous Vehicle Platoon Using Petri Nets
Tanmay Chakraborty (Adamas University & Future Tech Lab, India); Shingo Yamaguchi and Mohd Anuaruddin Bin Ahmadon (Yamaguchi University, Japan); Soumya Kanti Datta (Digiotouch OU, Estonia)
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is an important component of any Advanced Driver Assistant System (ADAS) present in highly Autonomous Vehicle. In this paper, we have modeled and simulated a complex platooning system of such vehicles based on vehicular IoT, Cloudlets, and their ACC algorithm for determining the optimal Petri Net that can be used for such modeling purposes. The architectures were modeled with timed stochastic Petri Net as well as priority based Petri Net for performing a comparative study. As our result, we could establish priority based Petri Net as a better suited modeling tool for complex IoT system over timed stochastic Petri Net.
pp. 111-116
WS4-1.2 16:54 The COG-LO Framework: IoT-based COGnitive Logistic Operations for Next Generation Logistics
Eugenia Papagiannakopoulou (SingularLogic, Greece); Georgios V. Lioudakis and Kostas Kalaboukas (SingularLogic SA, Greece); Mitja Jermol (Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia); Marios Zacharias (SingularLogic, Greece); Mariza Koukovini (Singular Logic, Greece); Salvatore Quattropani (University of Catania, Italy)
Objective of COG-LO is implement and assess a framework which exploits \emph{Internet of Things} (IoT) concepts and technologies to improve effectiveness and efficiency of logistic operations. The COG-LO framework is based on the \emph{Cognitive Logistic Object} (CLO) concept which represent any entity involved in logistic operations augmented with cognitive capabilities. CLOs are also enriched with \emph{social}-like capabilities and therefore, COG-LO builds on the \emph{Social Internet of Things} (SIoT) concept. Such capabilities allow the seamless \emph{ad-hoc} interaction between logistic entities even if managed by different operators. To this new types of relationships will be integrated in the SIoT concept.
pp. 117-121
WS4-1.3 17:18 Using Ultra-Wideband Technology in Vehicles for Infrastructure-free Localization
Rusheng Zhang, Lin Song and Adhishree Jaiprakash (Carnegie Mellon University, USA); Tim Talty (General Motors, USA); Ammar Alanazi (King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia); Abdullah Algafsh (King Abdulaziz city for Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia); Ahmed Biyabani (King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia); Ozan Tonguz (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
In this paper, we investigate using Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology in vehicles for localization as well as other possible infrastructure-free applications. To that end, we first introduce the on-vehicle UWB anchor layout, then conduct a theoretical analysis to shed light on the capabilities and limitations of using UWB anchors with this layout. To verify the analysis conducted, extensive field trials are performed, which yield results that match the predictions of the conducted analysis. Finally, Virtual Pedestrian Traffic Light (VPTL), an infrastructure-free pedestrian traffic light system is introduced as an example application of the presented approach.
pp. 122-127
WS4-1.4 17:42 Unified Software Configurable Mobility Gateway for Connected Vehicles
Gobi Subramanian Loganathan (Mahindra Research Valley & Mahindra & Mahindra, India); V Jesuraj and Paul Raj Bob (Mahindra Research Valley, India)
The Unified Software Configurable Mobility Gateway for Connected Vehicles enables transmission of vehicle data along with the location information, abstracting complexity of multiple vehicle data sources. This is segmented into 3 operations: Data Ingestion Gateway will be a gateway for all vehicle data sources irrespective of the data transmission protocol. This includes Multiple CAN communication with Infotainment, BCM, Cluster, HVAC and console. Communication to these channels is bi-directional, enabling command & control. The device can also pull in data from Analog, Digital & Frequency inputs, and Other interfaces. Data Communication Gateway will communicate vehicle and sensor data to consuming services through multiple data channels, including GSM (all global bands), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and USB. Mobility Processing Unit has two components: location & GSM processing, and vehicle data processing. The separation of these segments is achieved both from the hardware perspective (by using separate micro-controllers) and from the firmware perspective using virtualization The concept of a Unified Software Configurable Mobility Gateway is unique in two aspects: vehicle gateway in conjunction with telematics data transmission capabilities are a unique concept; and the focus on software configurability makes this device a platform-based one, enabling usage of this device across all types of vehicles and all types of connected mobility requirements The Unified Software Configurable Mobility Gateway device will offer a cost-effective solution for connected services for all types of vehicles and can enable vehicle connectivity to become a standard feature in all variants and all classes of vehicles
WS4-1.5 18:06 The Internet of Things for Intelligent Transportation Systems in Real Smart Cities Scenarios
Alberto Attilio Brincat, Federico Pacifici and Stefano Martinaglia (T.net S.p.A., Italy); Francesco Mazzola (IEEE & T.net Italia S.p.A., Italy)
This paper represents an overview on activities done in real Smart Cities scenarios using IoT Technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Nowadays, there are several use cases related to IoT for ITS, such as connected and autonomous vehicles, cooperative transportation networks and smart roads in order to improve data propagation, create heterogeneous connectivity and low latency applications in high capacity environments. ITS techniques can be also applied on logistics, so accuracy on delivery and timing can be improved consider all the involved ecosystems, baseline and standardized architectures in interconnected Smart Cities for future development and integration. Secure correlations between vehicles and sensor networks can optimize road safety and traffic flow, reduce incidents, avoid congestion etc. These technologies are known as V2V (Vehicle to Vehicle) and V2I (Vehicle to Infrastructure). In this scenario, the cloud-based LoRa technologies and mesh networks, can play an important role for the propagation of intelligent sensed data and localization. The Smart Road scenario is considered as one of the most attractive field in a Smart City environment. The right choice on technology, delay and frequency represent an important factor to be considered for standardization and engineering activities.
pp. 128-132
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Tuesday, April 16

Tuesday, April 16 8:30 - 10:30

PLEN: Plenary SessionDetailsgo to top

Room: UCH Main Hall

Moderator: Elfed Lewis

Speakers:

James Collins, Mayor of Limerick - Opening Remarks

Kate Forbes, Minister Scottish Government

Wendy Belluomini, IBM

Didier Nkurikiyimfura, Smart Africa

Adrian Scrase, ETSI


Opening Remarks by James Collins, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick

Cllr. James Collins, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick

Councillor James Collins was elected Mayor of the City and County of Limerick on 29th June, 2018 and has been selected to contest the next general election as a candidate for Fianna Fáil.

He is married to Eileen and they have four children and live on O'Connell Avenue, Limerick.

After graduating from the University of Limerick with a Business Degree in Economics and Financial Services, James completed a Masters in Business at UCD, specialising in IT. After working for several years both in Ireland and overseas as a Management Consultant with Accenture, James returned to Limerick and opened Collins Bar in Dooradoyle, where 30 people are now employed.

James was elected to Limerick City and County Council in 2009 and currently serves as a Director of Innovate Limerick, where he has assisted in the establishment of Troy Studios, ENGINE and Andersen Employment Hub.

James is also a Director of Limerick 2030 where he has played a key role in the Gardens International, Opera Centre, Cleeves, and Mungret Housing Neighbourhood Park projects. The establishment of a community college for the Dooradoyle, Raheen, Mungret area was one of James' key priorities on entering local politics and to that end he serves on the Board of Management of Mungret Community College, for which a new school build project is planned on the grounds of Mungret College.

James was instrumental in the creation of the first Arts and Culture SPC nationwide, and played a key role in the introduction of a new festivals, events and concerts scheme.

James has been a leading voice for the protection of the environment, serving as a member of the Environment SPC, in which capacity he presented at an An Bord Pleanála oral hearing against toxic waste incineration at Irish Cement, Mungret.


Plenary Speakers

Kate Forbes

Kate Forbes is from Dingwall, although she has spent part of her upbringing in Glasgow and India. Until she was elected as MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Kate was employed as an accountant in the banking industry. Prior to that she studied History at the Universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh with a focus on human migration.

As a backbencher, she has served on the Scottish Parliament's Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee, the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee, the Health and Sport Committee and the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee. She also served as Parliamentary Liaison Officer for Finance and the Constitution.

As well as leading a campaign to ban plastic straws, Kate has participated in several cross-party groups at Holyrood including Crofting, Gaelic, Human Trafficking, Palliative Care and Rural Policy. A fluent Gaelic speaker, Kate made history earlier this year by becoming the first female MSP to give a plenary speech entirely in Gaelic in the current Scottish Parliament chamber. On 27 June 2018 she was appointed as Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy.

Talk Title: Digital Scotland: Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is set to be one of the most transformative technologies of the digital age, bringing benefits to every industry sector from manufacturing to agriculture to public services. The Scottish Government sees IoT as a vital part of our nation's digital future. The Minister will set out how the Scottish Government is building on our rich heritage of innovation to ensure we are an inventor and producer of the future, not just a consumer.

This ambition is founded on a series of new initiatives in Scotland, spanning the digital economy, data-driven innovation and the development of IoT network infrastructure. Collectively these will drive economic growth with the aim of creating a fairer, more inclusive society.

Wendy Belluomini

Dr. Wendy Belluomini is the Director of IBM Research - Ireland & Cognitive IoT Solutions. Previously, she served as IBM's strategist for Brain-inspired Computing where she led the commercialization strategy for IBM's brain inspired computing hardware and ecosystem. In this role she developed the first commercial uses of brain inspired computing hardware. Prior to that, she led a research team in enterprise storage systems which created technologies to improve the reliability and performance of IBM's enterprise storage products, including the first deployment of commodity flash memory in an enterprise storage system. She has also held several key technical roles in IBM Research in the areas of microprocessor architecture and design, EDA tools, and formal verification. Dr Belluomini is the co-author of 30 patents and has published extensively in technical conferences and journals. She has an undergraduate degree from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

Talk Title: AI for Digital Twins

Digital Twins are essential to further assist and automate tasks in the life cycle of IoT systems. The complexity of these systems and the large volume of data make it challenging for subject matter experts to identify anomalies and to optimize processes. AI can address this problem making Digital Twins capable of learning from data autonomously and feeding back insights to designers and operators. This talk describes the use of machine learning, semantic models, and reasoning to automate the modelling process of Digital Twins as well as the creation of insights from operational data at scale by automating machine learning.

Didier Nkurikiyimfura

Didier Nkurikiyimfura is the Director of Technology and Innovation at the Smart Africa Secretariat. In his current position, Didier is in charge of developing a sustainable Technology and Innovation ecosystem in Smart Africa Member States collaboration with Governments, private sector, academia and a wide range of stakeholders and partners. He currently oversees the implementation of strategic initiatives such as the free roaming initiative (also known as the "One Africa Network" project), increasing affordability and accessibility of Internet in Africa and the Smart Africa scholarship fund.

Aside his official Smart Africa duties, Didier currently serves in as Chairman of the board of Directors of Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority as well as RwandaOnline Platform Ltd.

Talk Title: Smart and Sustainable Cities: A Blueprint for Africa

Urbanization is driver of economic development and social mobility. It is also catalyst for technological progress, as we see in cities globally. Africa is no exception, being home to the world's fastest-growing cities. It is estimated that half of Africans will be living in cities by 2030. This irreversible trend is fundamentally positive for Africa's prosperity.

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The Smart Africa's blueprint for smart, sustainable African cities provides an overview of a plan for policy-makers, scholars, investors, and citizens on how to integrate available technology at every level of urban management. Information dashboards powered by real-time sensors and data analytics can help to deliver better services at lower cost. Transforming Africa's cities will transform Africa.

Adrian Scrase

Adrian Scrase played a central role in the creation of the "3rd Generation Partnership Project" (3GPP) and is responsible for the operations of the 3GPP Project Co-ordination Group. He heads 3GPPs' Mobile Competence Centre (MCC) which is an International team of 20 experts who provide comprehensive support to the Project. He is CTO within ETSI with operational responsibility for all of ETSI's standards production activities. He has more than 30 years experience in the telecommunications field, which includes 25 years of experience in standardization.

Talk Title: The 5C's of 5G IoT

It was predicted some years ago that by 2018 the number of connected IoT devices would surpass the number of mobile phones. Did that prediction actually come true? When that prediction was made we were in a 4G era and had not really started to think about what 5G would look like. Now that 5G is a reality what will be the impact on the future of IoT? Will it really be a game changer or is it all just hype? This presentation will address the impact of 5G on IoT and examine the "5C's" that are essential for success.

Tuesday, April 16 10:30 - 11:00

CB: Coffee Breakgo to top

Tuesday, April 16 11:00 - 13:00

TOP1-1: Artificial IntelligenceDetailsgo to top

Room: C1060
Track Description

Insights from data are essential to many IoT applications. Digitization and exploitation of data in products, services, and processes makes it possible to find important patterns and to perform complex analysis and optimization through computation. Artificial Intelligence approaches are revolutionizing the potential of the depths and value for these insights, as well as the scale at which the benefits can be derived automatically.

The approaches enable new and more powerful, time-series analysis; audio, image, and video analytics; and they open the way for self-learning controls and contextual reasoning to derive actionable insights. In combination with novel speech and gesture based user interfaces, AI can support users in a new, natural way in performing their tasks. The compact form of IoT devices and the added value of AI enable both novel applications and business models. This all makes Artificial Intelligence a quickly evolving area in IoT-related research and in industrial applications.

Within the session we will discuss the potential of novel technologies as well as feasible applications of AI for IoT use cases and the experiences from actual deployments.

The session will investigate topics on:

  • Automated Machine Learning
  • Machine Learning on the Edge
  • Semantic Modeling and Context Learning
  • Deep Learning for Control
  • Constraint Optimization
  • Ethics and Applications

Schedule

11:00-13:00Session 1: Deploying AI for IOT
Talk 1: Artificial Intelligence Supporting Interoperability in the Internet of ThingsDirk Pesch, University College Cork, Ireland
Talk 2: How AI Can Orchestrate IoT Devices in Industry 4.0Alexander Fay, Helmut-Schmidt-University in Hamburg, Germany
Talk 3: Industrial AI - From Prediction to PrescriptionShiva Sander-Tavallaey, ABB, Sweden
Panel Discussion
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-16:00Session 2: AI and IOT: Sensing and Augmented Reality
Talk 4: The Next Generation Human-Machine Interface in Medical ApplicationsPer Nohlert, M.Sc., VP Products, Neonode Inc.
Talk 5: Smart Sensing in the IoT Era: Machine Learning on Ultra Low Power MicrocontrollersMichele Magno, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Talk 6: Augmented Reality, Cyber-Physical Systems, and Feedback Control for Additive ManufacturingHugo Lhachemi, UCD, Ireland
Panel Discussion
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-18:00Session 3: AI and IOT in Public Contexts
Talk 7: AI on the Edge for Computer Vision Applications in Smart CitiesNoel O'Connor, Dublin City University, Ireland
Talk 8: AI, IoT and Public SafetyKen Brown, University College Cork, Ireland
Wrap-up and Summary

Track Co-Chairs

Joern Ploennigs, IBM

Joern Ploennigs is scientific researcher and manager at IBM Research - Ireland. He works on several aspects of enriching IoT by cognitive computing including machine learning, semantic reasoning, and natural interfaces to enable autonomous, highly scalable, and accessible IoT solutions for a sustainable future. Prior to joining IBM, he was heading the junior research group at Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany, as well as the data analytics group in the Irish strategic research cluster ITOBO as Feodor-Lynen fellow of the Humboldt-Foundation. He holds a master in electrical engineering for automation and control and a PhD in computer science from Technische Universitaet Dresden. He is chair of the IEEE IES TC BACM and board member of the IEEE IoT initiative as well as program committee member of several renowned international conferences and journals.



Barry O'Sullivan, University College Cork

Professor Barry O'Sullivan is an award-winning academic working in the field of artificial intelligence, data analytics, AI and data ethics, constraint programming, and operations research, for more than two decades. He holds the Chair of Constraint Programming in the Department of Computer Science at University College Cork. He served as Head of Department, Computer Science, from 2012-2015. He is the founding Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at UCC, and a Principal Investigator at the Confirm Centre for Smart Manufacturing which is based at the University of Limerick. He is an Adjunct Professor at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Professor O'Sullivan is a Fellow and current Deputy President of the European Artificial Intelligence Association (EurAI), one of the world's largest AI associations with over 4500 members in over 30 countries. Professor O'Sullivan was President of the International Association for Constraint Programming from 2007-2012. In 2013 he received a UCC Leadership Award and won the Association for Constraint Programming Distinguished Service Award in 2014. He was named Science Foundation Ireland Researcher of the Year for 2016, UCC Researcher of the Year in 2017, and elected to membership of the Royal Irish Academy in 2017, Ireland's highest academic accolade.

Professor O'Sullivan has been involved in winning over €200 million in research funding, of which approximately €30 million has directly supported his research activities at UCC. He runs his own AI consulting firm, AI Machina, and welcomes opportunities to engage in projects with governments, multi-nationals, public bodies, and SMEs, alike.


Track Speakers

Ken Brown

Ken Brown is a Professor in the School of Computer Science and Information Technology at University College Cork in Cork, Ireland. Ken's research focuses on applications of artificial intelligence, with a particular interest on applications in wireless networking and IoT in the built environment. He has over 30years research and development experience. He is a PI on Insight (centre for data analytics), a funded investigator on Confirm (smart manufacturing) and Connect (future networks), and an executive committee member of Enable (smart cities and communities). He is a PI on the EU ECSEL project SCOTT, on Secure Connected Trustable Things.



Talk Title: AI, IoT and Public Safety



Alexander Fay

Alexander Fay (IEEE Member'02, Senior Member '07) received the Diploma with honors and the Ph.D. with honors in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, in 1995 and 1999, respectively. He worked five years at the ABB Corporate Research laboratories in Heidelberg and Ladenburg in the position of Head of Mechatronics research group and Head of Engineering Methods research group, among others. Since 2004, he is Full Professor and Head of the Institute of Automation Technology at the Helmut-Schmidt-University in Hamburg, Germany.

In 2002, he was awarded one of "World's Top 100 Innovators under 35" by MIT Technology Review. Alexander Fay received the Ring of Honor of the Association of German Engineers (VDI) in 2009.

He is member of the scientific advisory board of the German Society for Measurement and Automation (GMA) and Head of its Engineering and Operation of automated Facilities department. He was a member of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Administration Committee 2009-2011. Since 2009, he serves as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics.

He is author of more than 100 reviewed national and international journal papers and of more than 150 reviewed national and international conference papers, and of 7 patents. Currently, he has 20 researchers at his institute and is supervisor of about 20 Ph.D. theses. Between 2011 and 2013, he served as the Dean of the Mechanical Engineering Faculty, and between 2013 and 2015 as the Dean of the Industrial Engineering Department of his university.

Since 2014, he is member of the Scientific Advisory Board and of the WG 2 "Research and Innovation" of the German "Industrie 4.0" initiative.

His main research interests are models and methods for the engineering of large automated systems, especially in the process and manufacturing industries, in buildings and transportation systems. Among other methods, he develops and employs knowledge-based methods, ontologies and other AI techniques. The aim of his team is to develop models, methods and tools to increase engineering efficiency and to assist in the engineering and operation of industrial plants. The research projects are mostly undertaken in close cooperation with industry, i.e. suppliers and/or users of automation technology. Current research topics are, among others:

  • agent based control of transportation systems (e.g. railway freight transport, baggage transport in airports, and work piece transport within production systems)
  • requirement engineering for production systems regarding flexibility, agility, robustness etc.
  • development of a reference framework for evaluating and comparing agent-based control algorithms in comparison to other decentralised and central control algorithms under varying degrees of disturbances
  • stability analysis of decentralised decision-making entities with time-delayed feedback
  • market-based multi-agent system for decentralized power and grid control
  • automatic code generation based on GRAFCET specifications
  • simulation-based virtual commissioning of production automation systems
  • knowledge-based automation of engineering tasks
  • automated reduction of alarm floods
  • methods for the systematic modernization of automation systems and adaption to "Industry 4.0" needs
  • robot-based manufacturing of lot-size-1-workpieces
  • real-time location and location-based services


Talk Title: How AI Can Orchestrate IoT Devices in Industry 4.0

The term "Industry 4.0" (or "Industrie 4.0" in German) refers to the fourth industrial revolution, a change in the organisation and management of the entire value chain throughout products' life cycles due to increased and ubiquitous information and communication technology. Industry 4.0 relies on all the relevant information being made available in real time through networking of all the different components that make up the value chain, as well as the ability to use this data to ascertain the optimal value stream at any given point in time. This networking of human beings, objects and systems enables the emergence of dynamic, real-time optimised and self-organising value chains involving several different companies and providing new business models. These value chains can be optimised based on a variety of criteria such as cost, availability and resource consumption.

The core technologies of Industry 4.0 are IoT on the one hand, as machines, transport systems and even work pieces are equipped with sensors and communication means, and AI on the other hand, as industrial production and transport need to be controlled in a decentral way, where software agents, semantic technologies, and other facets of AI turn out to be helpful.

To structure the field of Industry 4.0, the German Industrie 4.0 Initiative has developed a dozen "Application Scenarios", covering products, processes and production resources, from engineering to operation. These Application Scenarios help to structure existing and future use cases and application examples. Furthermore, they give guidance towards the need for AI technologies, both regarding functional and non-functional requirements.

Within this talk, the requirements and the successful application of AI technologies in selected Industry 4.0 Application Scenarios will be discussed, putting emphasis on how AI is employed to implement the ideas of IoT in the production and logistics domain.

The author is a member of the Working Group 2 of the German Industrie 4.0 initiative, which has elaborated these Application Scenarios and developed a research roadmap from this endeavor. Currently, the Application Scenarios are matched with similar approaches on an international level, e.g. with Italy, France, and Japan.



Hugo Lhachemi

Talk Title: Augmented Reality, Cyber-Physical Systems, and Feedback Control for Additive Manufacturing



Michele Magno

Michele Magno is currently a Senior Researcher and lecturer at ETH Zürich, Switzerland at the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (D-ITET) . He received his master and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 2004 and 2010, respectively. He was postdoctoral research at Tyndall Institute, Ireland and University College Cork, Ireland, and a visiting professor at University of Nice and ENSSAT University of Rennes, France. His current research interests include smart sensing, low power machine learning, wireless sensor networks, wearable devices, energy harvesting, low power management techniques, and extension of the lifetime of batteries-operating devices. He has authored more than 140 papers in international journals and conferences. Some of his publications were awarded as best papers in IEEE conferences such as IEEE International Conference on E-health Networking, Application & Services 2018, IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium (SAS) 2018, IEEE International Workshop on Advances in Sensors and Interfaces 2017 among others. He is a senior IEEE member and an ACM member.



Talk Title: Smart Sensing in the IoT Era: Machine Learning on Ultra Low Power Microcontrollers

Machine Learning (ML) and artificial intelligence are pervading the digital society. Today, even low power embedded systems are incorporating ML, becoming increasingly "smart." This talk gives an overview of ML methods and algorithms to process and extract useful near-sensor information in end-nodes of the "internet-of-things", using low-power microcontrollers ARMCortex-M; Bluetooth low energy SoC, and other low power microcontrollers. The main objective is to show how Machine Learning algorithms can be adapted to the performance constraints and limited resources of low-power microcontrollers. Finally, the talk will introduce an open source library based on Fast Artificial neural network, that allows easily to implement Artificial Neural Network on ARM Cortex-M Family.



Per Nohlert

Mr. Nohlert holds a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Linköping University, Sweden. Prior to joining Neonode, Mr Nohlert worked in the Aerospace and Marine industry at Rolls-Royce in different roles within product management, business development and manufacturing engineering. Mr. Nohlert is responsible for Neonode's product portfolio - setting the strategy, technology roadmap and product specifications to ensure the company's short- and long term relevance and competitive edge.



Talk Title: The Next Generation Human-Machine Interface in Medical Applications

Introduction to Neonode as a key player in creating the next generation's HMI solutions for the medical industry. Neonode's optical sensing technology is deployed in more than 67 million products around the globe, including 4 million cars and 63 million consumer devices. The strong legacy combined with many years of extensive R&D and a strong innovative spirit have resulted in the company's latest sensor platform - zForce AIR - which is an extremely versatile and powerful platform ideal for many HMI applications in multiple industries. With the new sensor platform, Neonode has recognized great interest from the medical industry as it can solve quite some problems that haven't been possible to solve in the past. Why the technology is disruptive for the medical industry will be explained and some hands-on explanations of various medical use cases and application concepts will be covered.



Noel O'Connor

Prof. Noel E. O'Connor is a Full Professor in the School of Electronic Engineering at Dublin City University (DCU) Ireland. He is a Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, Ireland's largest SFI-funded research centre. He was previously Academic Director of DCU's Research and Enterprise Hub on Information Technology and the Digital Society, with the responsibility of coordinating multi-disciplinary ICT-related research across the university. The focus of his research is in multimedia content analysis, computer vision, machine learning, information fusion and multi-modal analysis for applications in security/safety, autonomous vehicles, medical imaging, IoT and smart cities, multimedia content-based retrieval, and environmental monitoring. Since 1999 he has published over 400 peer-reviewed publications, made 11 standards submissions, and filed 7 patents. He is an Area Editor for Signal Processing: Image Communication (Elsevier) and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Image and Video Processing (Springer). He is a member of the ACM and IEEE.



Talk Title: AI on the Edge for Computer Vision Applications in Smart Cities



Dirk Pesch

Dirk Pesch is a Professor in the School of Computer Science and Information Technology at University College Cork in Cork, Ireland. Dirk's research interests focus on architecture, design, algorithms, and performance evaluation of low power, dense and moving wireless/mobile networks and services for Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical System's applications and interoperability issues associated with IoT applications. He has over 25 years research and development experience in both industry and academia and has (co-)authored over 200 scientific articles. He is involved in a number of Irish national collaborative research centres, the CONNECT Centre for Future Networks and the CONFIRM Centre for Smart Manufacturing. He has also been active in many EU funded research projects, having coordinated the FP7 SCUBA and GENiC projects focused on smart building and data centre energy efficiency. Dirk is on the editorial board of Springer's Wireless Networks and the International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks and contributes to international conference organization in his area of expertise. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the ACM. Dirk received a Dipl.Ing. degree from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, and a PhD from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, both in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.



Talk Title: Artificial Intelligence Supporting Interoperability in the Internet of Things



Shiva Sander-Tavallaey

Shiva Sander-Tavallaey received a MSc in Mechanical Engineering 1988 from Chalmers University of Technology (CTH) and a PhD in Sound and Vibration/ Technical Acoustics in 2000 from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden. After graduating as MSc, she started at Volvo Car AB as Senior designer, where she among the others initiated an R&D project in collaboration with Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) which in turn lead to her increased interest in the field of wave propagation in different media as well as signal processing. In January 2001 she joined ABB Corporate Research in Västerås, Sweden. After a specialist career within condition monitoring and diagnostics, culminating in an appointment to Principal Scientist in 2009, she started in a management position leading a team of 15-20 specialists in modeling and control of industrial automation applications. During this period, she continued working with different applications and projects applying state of the art approaches such as AI/ ML for anomaly detection, predictive and prescriptive maintenance. In 2015, she was appointed as Adjunct professor at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in the department of Vehicle Engineering, at Marcus Wallenberg Laboratory of sound and vibration. In February 2018 she stepped off the management team to follow the specialist career. She was appointed in May 2018 as Senior Principal Scientist in Applied Analytics. She is since March 2018 appointed as AI-Lead in Sweden coordinating the AI-related activities in ABB Sweden.



Talk Title: Industrial AI - From Prediction to Prescription

Industrial automation has progressed for more than one century. A factory/ an industrial plant is traditionally a physical location where things are made, row material evolves, and value is created, but the digitization of industry is transforming it into something much more: A collection of skills, abilities, and systems that get smarter over time, thereby enabling businesses to innovate what, how, who, and where manufacturing gets done. The automation systems, typically performing precisely defined instructions within a limited scope of operation, will now act "autonomously "[1] on a more complex level, encompassing also what is not known or foreseen. This requires that the automation system should have an overall approach covering the whole product lifecycle including supply chain as well as maintenance and after sales. This transition will unlock greater value by improving productivity and increasing efficiency.

The shift to Autonomous systems will happen over a period of time. The current automation systems will evolve and integrate more AI accompanying with exiting basic functionality (e.g. safety). Industrial AI has some requirements that are not fulfilled by today "mainstream" AI, such as durability and robustness. AI and automation need to seamlessly work together. As new AI techniques develop, more and more elements in product lifecycle will benefit by the progress. Service and maintenance have already been exploited and today we see great value created in service and maintenance. Having access to data, of rather high quality, not only indicating the traditional condition monitoring signals such as vibration and oil debris but also synchronized operational data, provide possibility to not only predict the estimated remaining useful life of the assets but also closing the loop and prolong the assets lifetime by modifying and optimizing the operational condition accordingly.

In this talk starting from describing the underlying drivers towards utilization of more advanced data-driven approaches such as AI/ML in industrial application we will present a particular example where a combination of domain knowledge and data-driven approaches can literarily prolong a critical asset's remaining useful life.

[1]- David P. Watson and David H. Scheidt, Autonomous Systems, Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest, Volume 26, Number 4, p. 368-376 (2005).



Robert Shorten

Professor of Control Engineering and Decision Science

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

University College Dublin

Prof. Robert Shorten graduated from UCD with a B.E. degree in EE in 1990 and a Ph.D. degree in 1996. Since then, he have worked in academia and industry and will continue to split time between both.

In industry, he has been employed by both Daimler-Benz Research and IBM Research, where he led the Control/Optimization activities at IBM Research Ireland in the area of Smart Cities, as well as being a consultant to industry.

Highlights of Robert's academic activities include time as a Professor at the Hamilton Institute, where he was a co-founder of the Hamilton; spending time as a Visiting Professor at TU Berlin in 2011-12, and a very formative period working with Professor Narendraat Yale University.

Robert is currently a Professor of Control Engineering and Decision Science at UCD and continues to act as a consultant to IBM Research.

TOP3-7: Cybersecurity, Data Security, and PrivacyDetailsgo to top

Room: FG-042
Track Description

IoT applications and prospective solutions mandate consideration of a broad set of security and privacy requirements. The explosion in the number of connected devices poses a significant challenge, as does the diversity of end uses. The World Forum will address the component and platform implications for IoT in the context of the full life cycle for security and privacy regimes. It will also address the many security architectures and approaches that have emerged from Government organizations around the world, from the Commercial Market space, and from the Research Community. Across the wide spectrum of use cases there is a need to appropriately balance security and privacy, and it is useful to think of classifications that distinguish the levels required. As an example, these may be thought of as:

  • Highly security-centric "life-and-death" applications such as: critical infrastructure; control systems for connected automobiles, railroads, or aircraft; emergency healthcare
  • Intermediate security uses that include: smart home; routine monitoring of facilities; sports and physical exercise activities that involve tracking such as geolocation
  • Casual uses such as: games, entertainment, public virtual reality applications, and aspects of social media and general information services

The topics that the Presentations, Panels, and Working Group discussions, for the Track on "Security and Privacy Regimes for IoT" will cover include:

  • Achieving secure compose-ability of individually secure devices and components
  • Scalability (for massive number of devices, and as contributors to- and consumers of- big data)
  • Device-associated robustness levels that also deal with the high variations in heterogeneity (such as stationary and mobile infrastructure, smart phones and user terminals, wearables, the wide range of possible sensors and actuator types, and embedded IoT devices)
  • Device ownership and component control (accounting for interoperability, regulatory compliance, governance, audit-ability and risk management)
  • Remediation for the reigning confusion caused by the proliferation of standards and certification, and the realization that IoT will create new experiences and a vulnerability surface that is not accounted for
  • Testing approaches and procedures that overcome the lack of efficacious and accepted practices - These include: interfacing with and leveraging legacy devices and services; containment against expansion of compromise to other units, systems or networks; effective crypto-agility; defense against advanced threats such as quantum-computing attacks. These also include testing approaches for the differing device lifetimes, and lifecycle support of IoT solutions such as over-the-air firmware and software upgrades

One of the objectives of the Track is to launch future actions and activities that continue beyond the World Forum as part of the IoT Initiative Working Group on "IoT Security and Privacy".


Schedule

Tuesday, 16 April 2019
14:00-16:00Session 7: Cyber Ireland
Talk 1: IoT Kill Chain and Symbiotic RelationshipsEoin Carroll, Senior Vulnerability Researcher, McAfee Advanced Threat Research
Talk 2: IoT Benefits and Security ChallengesDr. Andrew Byrne, Dell EMC Research Europe
Talk 3: How can Ireland Position Itself as a Global Cyber Security Leader?Dr. Eoin Byrne, Cyber Ireland
Talk 4: A Model for Detecting Malicious Activities in Cyber Physical SystemsDr. Satyanarayana Vuppala, United Technologies Research Center, Ireland
Wednesday, 17 April 2019
11:00-13:00Session 1: Standards for IoT Security
Talk 1: Challenges and Opportunities for System SecurityBruce Hecht, Analog Devices and Dermot O'Keeffe, ADI
Talk 2: Global Leadership on IoT Security in Standards and ImplementationDavid Rogers, Copper Horse Ltd.
Talk 3: What the GSMA is Doing on IoT Security? What are the GSMAs Guidelines, Self Assessment Scheme and Privacy Policies?Shane Rooney, GSMA
Open Discussion
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-16:00Session 2: Trust and Protection
Talk 4: The Role of Trust in Internet of Things Ecosystems: State-of-the-Art and Research ChallengesGiancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria
Talk 5Sebastian Ziegler, Mandat International
Talk 6: IoT Security: Evolving the FoundationWouter van der Beek, Cisco
Talk 7: Secure Passive Keyless Entry with Bluetooth DevicesKathleen Philips, IMEC
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-18:30Session 3: PUFs and Beyond
Talk 8: Using Physically Unclonable Functions (PUFs) as a Root of Trust in the IoT Network EdgeMikko Kiviharju, FDF
Talk 9: Lightweight Security Solutions for IoT Using Physical Unclonable FunctionsTolga Arul, CASED
Talk 10: Data Privacy and Protection for Storage and Memory in the Internet of ThingsThomas Coughlin, Coughlin Associates
Open Discussion
Thursday, 18 April 2019
11:00-13:00Session 4: Protecting Platforms
Talk 1: Automatic Security Analysis of the IoT App EcosystemAlessandro Armando, University of Genova
Talk 2: Mitigating IoT Risks throughout the Software Development Lifecycle by Reducing Attack VectorsJoe Jarzombek, Synopsys
Talk 3: IoT Penetration Testing for Security AssuranceShiuhpyng Shieh, NCTU
Open Discussion
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-16:00Session 5: From Access Control to Privacy
Talk 4: The Pervasive Role of Identification in IoT Risk AssessmentJohn Callahan, Veridium
Talk 5: IOT Security and Disease ControlJart Armin, Cyberdefcon NL
Talk 6: Challenges and Solutions for GDPR Compliance in Cyber Threat Intelligence SharingBrian Lee, AIT
Open Discussion
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-18:30Session 6: Security for Hot Topics
Talk 7: Towards a Data-Driven Society. Challenges and Research Perspectives for a Next Generation Internet Integrating Networking, Data Management and ComputingRoberto Minerva, Telecom Sud Paris
Talk 8: Buzzword Bingo: Blockchain, IoT, and SCRMCelia Paulsen, NIST
Talk 9: Cyber Security of Intelligent Connected Electric VehiclesHsiao-Ying Lin, Huawei
Closing Remarks

Track Co-Chairs

Jeff Voas, NIST

Jeffrey Voas is an innovator. He is currently a computer scientist at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Before joining NIST, Voas was an entrepreneur and co-founded Cigital that is now part of Synopsys (Nasdaq: SNPS). He has served as the IEEE Reliability Society President (2003-2005, 2009-2010, 2017-2018), and served as an IEEE Director (2011-2012). Voas co-authored two John Wiley books (Software Assessment: Reliability, Safety, and Testability [1995] and Software Fault Injection: Inoculating Software Against Errors [1998]. Voas received his undergraduate degree in computer engineering from Tulane University (1985), and received his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from the College of William and Mary (1986, 1990 respectively). Voas is a Fellow of the IEEE, member of Eta Kappa Nu, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and member of the Washington Academy of Sciences (WAS).



Konrad Wrona, NATO

Konrad Wrona currently holds a Visiting Professor position at the Military University of Technology in Warsaw, Poland. He is also a Principal Scientist at the NATO Communications and Information Agency in The Hague, The Netherlands. Konrad Wrona has over 20 years of work experience in an industrial (Ericsson Research and SAP Research) and in an academic (RWTH Aachen University, Media Lab Europe, and Rutgers University) research and development environment. He has received his M.Eng. in Telecommunications from Warsaw University of Technology, Poland in 1998, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from RWTH Aachen University, Germany in 2005. He is an author and a co-author of over sixty publications, as well as a co-inventor of several patents. The areas of his professional interests include broad range of security issues - in communication networks, wireless and mobile applications, distributed systems, and Internet of Things. Konrad Wrona is a Senior Member of the IEEE, Senior Member of the ACM and a member of IACR.


Keynote Speaker

Giancarlo Fortino

Giancarlo Fortino (SM'12) is Full Professor of Computer Engineering at the Dept. of Informatics, Modeling, Electronics and Systems (DIMES) of the University of Calabria (Unical), Rende (CS), Italy. He has a Ph. D. degree and Laurea (MSc+BSc) degree in Computer Engineering from Unical. He is High-end Foreign Expert of China (term 2015-2018), Guest Professor at the Wuhan University of Technology (China), High-end Expert of HUST (China), and Senior Research Fellow at the Italian National Research Council - ICAR Institute. He has been also Visiting Researcher and Professor at the International Computer Science Institute (Berkeley, USA) and at the Queensland University of Technology (Australia), respectively. He is in the list of Top Italian Scientists (TIS) by VIA-academy, with h-index=37 and 5000+ citations according to GS. He is the director of the SPEME (Smart, Pervasive and Mobile Systems Engineering) Lab at DIMES, Unical and co-director of two joint-labs on IoT technologies established with Wuhan University of Technology and Shanghai Maritime University, respectively. His main research interests include Internet of Things computing and technology, agent-based computing, body area networks, wireless sensor networks, pervasive and cloud computing, multimedia networks, and mobile health systems. He participated to many local, national and international research projects and currently is the deputy coordinator and scientific & technical project manager of the EU-funded H2020 INTER-IoT project. He authored over 375 publications in journals, conferences and books. He chaired more the 90 Int'l conferences/workshops as co-chair, organized more than 40 special issues in well-known ISI-impacted Int'l Journals, and participated in the TPC of over 450 conferences. He is the founding editor of the Springer Book Series on "Internet of Things: Technology, Communications and Computing", and currently serves (as associate editor) in the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, IEEE IoT Journal, Sensors Journal, IEEE Access, Journal of Networks and Computer Applications, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Information Fusion. He is the recipient of the 2014 Andrew P. Sage SMC Transactions Paper award. He is co-founder and CEO of SenSysCal S.r.l., a spin-off of Unical, developing innovative IoT-based systems for e-health and domotics. He is the Chair of the IEEE SMC Italian Chapter, Member-at-large of the IEEE SMCS BoG, Member of the IEEE Press Board of Directors, and founding chair of the IEEE SMC Technical Committee on "Interactive and Wearable Computing and Devices".



Talk Title: The Role of Trust in Internet of Things Ecosystems: State-of-the-Art and Research Challenges

In this talk, we will introduce fundamental concepts related to trust, such as trustworthiness and reputation, and connect them to security and privacy. The importance of trust in real world will be explained and how it could be established. A classification and explanation of trust models will be presented. Then, the talk will specifically focus on the IoT world where state-of-the-art related to Trust and IoT is presented through a taxonomy. A novel multi-agent-systems-oriented model based on reputation capital concept and implemented through blockchain to form trusted dynamic groups of IoT interacting entities is proposed. Finally, some research challenges are delineated.


Track Speakers

Alessandro Armando

Prof. Alessandro Armando received his M.Eng. and his PhD in Computer Engineering at the Univeristy of Genova. His appointments include a position as research fellow at the University of Edinburgh and one at INRIA-Lorraine (France). He is Full Professor at the University of Genova where he teaches Computer Security and has founded and coordinated a Master in Cybersecurity and Data Protection. In 2011 he founded (and led until 2016) the Security & Trust Research Unit of the Bruno Kessler Foundation in Trento. He has been coordinator and/or team leader in several national and EU research projects, including the AVISPA, AVANTSSAR, SpaCIoS and SECENTIS projects. He contributed to the discovery of an authentication flaw in the SAML 2.0 Web-browser SSO Profile and of a serious man-in-the-middle attack on the SAML-based SSO for Google Apps. He is currently serving as vice director of the CINI National Cybersecurity Laboratory.

Talk Title: Automatic Security Analysis of the IoT App Ecosystem



Jart Armin

Jart Armin is a leading activist, analyst, and researcher of hacker intrusion, and advances in cybercrime mechanisms and assessment. Jart gained notoriety for exposing cyber attacks on Georgia as well as cybercriminal hosts such as RBN (Russian Business Network) McColo, Atrivo, Spetsenergo, and others. More recently, Jart has been at the forefront of quantification of cybersecurity and cyber attacks, as well as advances in CTI (cyber threat intelligence), botnet, automated threat tracking, and attribution. Jart is a member of NATO's "National Cyber Security Framework" and a member of the ENISA Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group.



Talk Title: IOT Security and Disease Control

It is a simple axiom, all cybercrime, cyber-attacks, malware, and Internet badness is hosted and trafficked, from somewhere, by someone. In tangent, all the data gained from data breaches, intrusion, malicious scanning, are trafficked and stored somewhere, again by someone and used by others for malicious purposes. It is not magic!

Noting that the recent metric shows that the minority of all Internet traffic is now human, 52% is automated, with 23% of all traffic is malicious in the form of automated threats. This is the most serious threat to the deployment and use of an estimated 20.4 billion IoT devices by 2020. Ironically many of these automated threats have been around for 5 to 10 years.

Rather than spend the estimated $134 billion annually by 2022 just on defensive cybersecurity for IoT devices. We have to start to think and act in terms of digital epidemiology (disease control). We have to find and dismantle the sources of the digital disease, allied to removing the digital garbage, that creates the environment for the disease in the first place. This is achievable, threat removal is cheaper and more effective in the long term.



Tolga Arul

Tolga Arul received his Ph.D. degree on channel switching-triggered charging for Pay-TV over IPTV in computer science from Technical University Darmstadt, Germany. He joined the Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt (CASED), Germany, as a research associate in the field of cyber-physical systems security in 2009. Since March 2017 he is a postdoctoral researcher in the Security Engineering Group at the Technical University Darmstadt. His current research interests include trusted computing and embedded security applied to IoT, transportation, and broadcasting environments.



Talk Title: Lightweight Security Solutions for IoT Using Physical Unclonable Functions

IoT is entering into almost every aspect of daily life and is becoming, besides all its opportunities and advantages, a ubiquitous source for cyber security threats. Fueled by the attention IoT technology has garnered, the necessity for security concepts has already been recognized. However, many IoT devices are not designed to accommodate for adequate security measures, due the conception of the devices that comprise IoT. In particular, IoT consists of everyday devices and objects that have not been connected to the Internet so far. These devices feature a lightweight nature, flexible type of use, and a limited cost framework. In this talk, we introduce applications of Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs), which can be used to provide practical, flexible, lightweight and cost-efficient security primitives. Furthermore, we discuss the working principles of current state-of-the-art memory-based PUFs and motivate their operation in different challenging use cases that can be encountered in various topical and vertical areas.



Andrew Byrne

Andrew Byrne is a principal research scientist with Dell EMC Research Europe. His primary research areas include cyber security, key management, cryptography, access control and legal/regulatory issues for data privacy. In this role he has led Dell EMC's role in several FP7 and H2020 EU projects. Andrew has also worked with Intel Security as a senior developer on their drive and file encryption products, and served as an adjunct lecturer in Cloud security at CIT. He received his PhD in Hardware Implementations of Cryptographic Algorithms from UCC in 2010.



Talk Title: IoT Benefits and Security Challenges

Emerging technologies in IoT, big data, and 5G promise to transform how many industries operate today. However, these new distributed, remote architectures present a variety of new security challenges that need to be understood in order to develop a practical roadmap to successful adoption.



Eoin Byrne

Dr. Eoin Byrne is Cluster Manager at Cyber Ireland, an initiative to establish a national cyber security cluster in Ireland, supported by IDA Ireland and hosted at Cork Institute of Technology. Eoin is also co-founder of the V-LINC Research Group at Cork Institute of Technology. His research has examined regional economic development and industry clusters across a diverse range of sectors from agri-food to ICT, in Ireland and internationally. He also has experience working with industry on innovative technology projects at the Nimbus Research Centre, Ireland's Leading Research Centre in Cyber-Physical Systems & Internet of Things.



Talk Title: How Can Ireland Position Itself as a Global Cyber Security Leader?

Cyber Security is a key priority for many aspects of industry and society, with the capability of impacting every business size. How can Ireland build on its strengths to position itself as a global cyber security leader, through collaboration? Cyber Ireland brings together Industry, Academia and Government to represent the needs of the Cyber Security Ecosystem in Ireland. It aims to enhance the innovation, growth and competitiveness of the companies and organisations which are part of the cluster and will address key challenges including: skills needs, research and innovation, promotion of Ireland's cyber security industry and cross-industry collaboration.



John Callahan

Dr. John Callahan is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Veridium, a leading biometric authentication company. Dr. Callahan recently served as the Associate Director for Information Dominance at the US Navy's Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG) London UK office from 2010-2014 via an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHUAPL) in Laurel, Maryland USA. From 2000-2006, Dr. Callahan served as VP of Engineering and CTO of BDMetrics, Inc. and Sphere.com where he managed social networking systems for the world's largest trade shows such as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), PackExpo, and National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). Prior to 2001, he was a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at West Virginia University (WVU) in Morgantown, WV USA and research director at the NASA Independent verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility in Fairmont, WV USA. He completed his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park USA. Dr. Callahan has worked for Xerox Corporation in Palo Alto, CA USA, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD USA, and IBM Corporation.



Talk Title: The Pervasive Role of Identification in IoT Risk Assessment

Proper identification of devices and users is essential in the IoT landscape for secure access and user privacy. Devices can carry unique identifiers via mechanisms like Physically Unclonable Functions (PUFs) and W3C Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) but users themselves and their mobile devices can provide a "context of use" during sessions when they are in proximity. For example, an automated teller machine (ATM) can provide cardless services to users across networks using strong authentication on user mobile devices. But an issuer needs contextual information regarding the authentication session to make a proper assessment regarding authorization of financial transactions relative to their risk and compliance policies. New standards like RFC 8485 (Vectors of Trust) and X9.117 can be used to encode authentication session context in machine-readable a format to inform the issuer regarding the mechanisms used during authentication including biometric modalities, location and other threat measures.



Eoin Carroll

Eoin Carroll is a Senior Vulnerability Researcher on the McAfee Advanced Threat Research team, focused on finding new vulnerabilities in both software and hardware. For the first decade of his career he worked as an Electronic Engineer in both the semiconductor and medical device industries, gaining a wealth of engineering and risk experience. Prior to joining McAfee ATR team he has also worked as a Software Security Engineer, Product Security Architect, Penetration Tester and Incident Responder, developing both defensive and offensive perspectives. During this time he has created and lead security teams as well as mentored many security engineers. He is very passionate about protecting Autonomous Vehicles and Smart Cities by combining his engineering, security and researcher experience. His work experience includes Threat Modeling and Risk, Secure Platform Design and Mitigations, Memory Forensics, Operating System Internals and Reverse Engineering.



Talk Title: IoT Kill Chain and Symbiotic Relationships

Eoin will elaborate why a security researcher, security architect and vendor symbiotic relationship is vital to securing IoT. The talk will conclude with a comparison of Desktop and Mobile security evolution, the current IoT Security trajectory and how we can engineer secure IoT devices at scale.



Tom Coughlin

Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates is a digital storage analyst as well as a business and technology consultant. He has over 37 years in the data storage industry with engineering and management positions at several companies.

Dr. Coughlin has many publications and six patents to his credit. Tom is also the author of Digital Storage in Consumer Electronics: The Essential Guide, which is now in its second edition with Springer. Coughlin Associates provides market and technology analysis as well as Data Storage Technical and Business Consulting services. Tom publishes the Digital Storage Technology Newsletter, the Media and Entertainment Storage Report, the Emerging Non-Volatile Memory Report and other industry reports. Tom is also a regular contributor on digital storage for Forbes.com and other blogs.

Tom is active with SMPTE (Journal article writer and Conference Program Committee), SNIA (including a founder of the SNIA SSSI), the IEEE, (he is past Chair of the IEEE Public Visibility Committee, Past Director for IEEE Region 6, President of IEEE USA and active in the Consumer Electronics Society) and other professional organizations. Tom was the founder and organizer of the Storage Visions Conference (www.storagevisions.com) as well as the Creative Storage Conference (www.creativestorage.org). He was the general chairman of the annual Flash Memory Summit for 10 years. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of the Consultants Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV). For more information on Tom Coughlin and his publications and activities go to www.tomcoughlin.com.



Talk Title: Data Privacy and Protection for Storage and Memory in the Internet of Things

Although local sensors and other connected devices are generating more and more digital content, IoT data is often stuck in isolated storage silos, often in order to protect personal privacy, and thus not used to its greatest advantage. To make this data more useful we must develop ways to share and use it while protecting individual privacy and creating aggregated anonymous data. This talk will address the evolution of digital storage for IoT applications, at the endpoints, on the edge and in data centers. Recent developments of inference engines in embedded AI devices are using high performance non-volatile memories to replace traditional volatile memory. This brings up new issues in data protection and security. Thus, this presentation will address ways to protect personal privacy and ensure data protection while providing effective sharing and storage of data, including ways to insure privacy protection where persistent memory (such as MRAM, RRAM, PCM, etc.) replaces volatile memory (such as DRAM and SRAM) in future IoT applications.



Bruce Hecht

Bruce Hecht is with Analog Devices Global Operations & Technology focused on the intersection of design, learning, and leadership. He has over 25 years' experience in successfully growing new product portfolios in instrumentation and industrial products, healthcare devices and systems, and automotive applications. Originally from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Bruce studied at the University of Waterloo, earning his BASc/MASc focused on EE, Math, Design & Systems. He holds a Certified Achievement in Alliance Management from the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals and a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt through the American Society for Quality. Bruce is a member of the Corporate Advisory Board for INCOSE and serves on several working groups including Product Line Engineering, Systems Security Engineering, and Systems Science. He has served in many conference roles, including the launch of the IEEE Future Leaders Forum, and serving as the Technical Program Committee Chair and General Chair of local and international conferences, including Bipolar/BiCMOS Technical Meeting (BCTM) in Boston and Bordeaux. Bruce was the guest editor for the Journal of Solid-State Circuits special issue on BCTM, and since 2014 he serves as the SSCS steering committee rep for the IEEE Design & Test Magazine. He is on the AdCom boards for the IEEE EMBS, SSCS, Biometrics Council, and the IEEE Sensors Council. In 2017, Bruce achieved the Executive Certificate in Management & Leadership in the Greater Boston Leadership Program at MIT. He is a mentor and advisor for participants in the MIT Systems Design and Management program connecting systems engineering, systems architecture, and methodology for safety and security engineering. This year, Bruce is working towards becoming an Associate Certified Coach through the Brown University / ACT program in Coaching for Leadership and Performance. He shares curiosity-driven design with his family and 3 children in Brookline, Massachusetts and at opportunities to learn around the globe.



Talk Title: Challenges and Opportunities for System Security



Joe Jarzombek

Joe Jarzombek is Director for Government, Aerospace & Defense Programs in Synopsys, Inc. He guides efforts to focus Synopsys' global leadership in electronic design automation (EDA), silicon IP, and software security and quality solutions in addressing needs of the public sector and aerospace and defense communities. Jarzombek has over 30 years focused on software security, safety and quality in embedded and networked systems and enterprise IT. He participates in industry consortia; test and certification organizations, standards bodies, and public sector collaboration forums to address software assurance and supply chain challenges and to assist in accelerating technology adoption. Jarzombek is a US Air Force retired Lt Colonel and a Department of Homeland Security retired civilian having led the software assurance and supply chain risk management programs. He is a Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) and project management professional with an MS in Computer Information Systems, a BA in Computer Science and a BBA in Data Processing and Analysis.



Talk Title: Mitigating IoT Risks throughout the Software Development Lifecycle by Reducing Attack Vectors

As the cyber threat landscape evolves and external dependencies grow more complex, managing risks to enterprises and connected embedded systems requires more than reactive measures. Many organizations are proactively reducing their attack surfaces both in their cyber supply chain and IoT assets being targeted for exploitation. IoT asset management should leverage automated means for detecting weaknesses and vulnerabilities in software. Addressing cyber supply chain dependencies enables enterprises to harden their attack surface by: comprehensively identifying exploit targets; understanding how assets are attacked, and providing more responsive mitigations. Security automation tools and services, testing and certification programs now provide means for organizations to reduce risk exposures attributable to exploitable software. This presentation addresses means for using information to prioritize mitigation efforts focused on reducing exploitable attack vectors; thus enabling organizations to proactively harden their attack surface and become more resilient in the face of growing threats and asymmetric attacks.



Mikko Kiviharju

Dr. Mikko Kiviharju works as a principal scientist and cryptographer in the Finnish Defence Research Agency (FDRA). He has wide background in cyber defence lasting some 15 years now, and ranging from tactical principles in cyber operations to hardware security and theoretical cryptography. He is involved in both national and international governmental cryptographic standardization efforts. Currently, his research interests involve quantum-resistant cryptography, and cryptographic solutions intended for sparsely connected, heterogenous networks in high-risk environments.

Kiviharju holds an MSc in computer science and a PhD in cryptology. His dissertation on cryptology addressed access control models enforced with next-generation public-key cryptography. This line of work can also be used for a concept called data-centric security, which is one proposed solution to tackle IoT security.



Talk Title: Using Physically Unclonable Functions (PUFs) as a Root of Trust in the IoT Network Edge

Typical problems in enforcing IoT security are connected to sensor node and network edge communications security. One of the key concepts here is remote attestation, which - while possible - may require expensive high-end solutions such as Trusted Platform Modules (TPMs). This talk will focus on the feasibility and applicability of using Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs) in IoT end node and network edge security. PUFs are a type of "hardware fingerprint", whose main ability is to be able to produce unpredictable challenge-response-behavior from minor physical deviations inherently present in some types of standard manufacturing processes of ICT hardware. Independent research of PUFs, both in implementations and applications, has increased ten-fold in the past decade, and a solid theory of using PUFs in cryptography is beginning to emerge. Many PUFs are cheap to produce and use (measured with a variety of resource types), which makes them an ideal candidate to use in IoT environments. Good PUF implementations would, for example, naturally solve the remote attestation problem for a wider application space than is currently possible or feasible with TPMs.



Brian Lee

Dr. Brian Lee is the Director of the Software Research Institute in Athlone Institute of Technology where he conducts research in network security, programmable networking and network management. Dr. Lee has also worked in the networking industry for many years in a variety of technical, managerial and research roles. Currently he is a Funded Investigator in cybersecurity at the SFI funded Smart Manufacturing centre , CONFIRM, hosted by the University of Limerick. He is also coordinator of the H2020 security project PROTECTIVE - Proactive Risk Management through Improved Cyber Situational Awareness.



Talk Title: Challenges and Solutions for GDPR Compliance in Cyber Threat Intelligence Sharing

After the Mirai DDoS event enterprise security postures will never be quite the same again for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. In this post-Mirai era of increasing growth in IoT cyber attacks, sharing high-quality cyber threat intelligence becomes ever more important for CSIRTS in their battle to counter threats and improve situational awareness. However, sharing threat intelligence raises its own challenges to ensure that personal data is protected and that cyber threat sharing stays compliant with measures such as GDPR. This talk examines the approach taken to this challenge in the context of the H2020 project PROTECTIVE - Proactive Risk Management through Improved Cyber Situational Awareness.



Hsiao-Ying Lin

Hsiao-Ying Lin, a senior researcher in Shield Lab, conducts connected car security research in Huawei International, a firm aiming at building a better connected world. Her research interests include embedded system security, applied cryptography and security issues in automotive areas. Before devoting her work fulltime to Huawei International, Hsiao-Ying served as a senior engineer focusing on smartphone platform security in MediaTek Inc. (a fabless semiconductor company), and an assistant research fellow in Intelligent Information and Communications Research Center in National Chiao Tung University. She received the MS and PhD degrees in computer science from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, in 2005 and 2010, respectively.



Talk Title: Cyber Security of Intelligent Connected Electric Vehicles

Electrification, intelligentization, connectivity and sharing are four major trends reshaping car industry for providing a more comfortable and safe driving environment. Connectivity of cars is the essential technology for accelerating intelligentization and car sharing services. It also brings notable cyber security requirements into car industry. As more communication technologies are deployed in vehicles to provide various connectivity, more external interfaces expose vehicles in publicly accessible networks. Those interfaces include various sensors, Bluetooth, DSRC (dedicated short-range communications), 3/4G and OBD (on-board diagnostics) interfaces. As a result, there are multiple potential ways for attackers remotely getting access into vehicles to take control over them. Designing and deploying security mechanisms for connected vehicles is critical for not only security but also safety reasons. This talk will introduce the attack surface of intelligent connected electric vehicles, challenges and potential mitigations.



Roberto Minerva

Roberto holds a Ph.D in Computer Science and Telecommunications from Telecom Sud Paris, France, and a Master Degree in Computer Science from Bari University, Italy. He is Maitre de Conference at Institut Mine-Telecom, Telecom Sud Paris. His research topics are: edge computing and 5G, virtualization and SDN, Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. He was the Chairman of the IEEE IoT Initiative, an effort to nurture a technical community and to foster research in IoT. Roberto has been for several years in TIMLab, involved in activities on SDN/NFV, 5G, Big Data, architectures for IoT. He is authors of several papers published in international conferences, books and magazines.



Talk Title: Towards a Data-Driven Society: Challenges and Research Perspectives for Next Generation Internet Integrating Networking, Data Management and Computing

Data are becoming more and more important for the digital world and the plethora of services and applications. The networks and especially the upcoming Next Generation Internet need to fully support the communication needs and flowing of data.

The speech will focus on some of the technical challenges that will be posed by the increased usage of data over the network such as:

  • predicting the IoT flood, but really how much data will be transported
  • different interaction paradigms beyond Client-Server and the role of network services
  • the NGI network will be transactional for providing security, privacy and data usage fairness
  • the edge computing will cooperate or will compete with the cloud? How much edge processing?

These challenges have also important business and social impacts that may determine whether a new fairer Internet capable of being an open environment will be built.



Dermot O'Keeffe

Dermot O'Keeffe graduated for University College Cork Ireland in 1998 with a BE in Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering. Joining ADI on graduation Dermot worked in the communications Business group. He subsequently spent 8 years with Motorola Freescale where we worked in a variety of roles in radio handset transceiver development. For the past 10 years Dermot is with ADI in Cork and Limerick. Dermot is currently a design manager with the Industrial Platforms and Networking group. Dermot graduated a certificate in System Design and Management at MIT in 2016-17. Dermot's interests are in system design, architecture and cybersecurity.



Talk Title: Challenges and Opportunities for System Security



Celia Paulsen

Celia Paulsen is a cybersecurity researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Her current research focuses on cyber-supply chain risk management and the intersection with tools such as blockchain and additive manufacturing. She has researched and written many documents related to supply chain risk management, metrics and measures for security, cybersecurity-related definitions, password usability, cybersecurity for small businesses, and related topics. In addition, she has served on and provided expertise to projects such as the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education where she was the acting industry coordinator. Prior to joining NIST, Celia was an analyst for the National Security Agency in the US Army. She has an MBA in information security from California State University, San Bernardino, and bachelor's degrees in information technology and business management.



Talk Title: Buzzword Bingo: Blockchain, IoT, and SCRM



Kathleen Philips

Dr. Kathleen Philips is a director at imec, The Netherlands, leading R&D programs on next-generation IoT technologies for Cognitive Sensing. The research includes roadmaps on state-of-the-art IC design for RF-sensing and radar, as well as design of new electro-chemical sensors for environmental monitoring, all the way to analytics, AI and neuromorphic chip design. She is responsible for the roadmap definition, the multi-site and multi-region implementation, as well as the business aspects of the Cognitive Sensing R&D programs.

Kathleen has joined imec in 2007 and has held positions as director IoT, program director for Perceptive Systems, program manager for ULP Wireless and as a principal scientist. Before that time, she was a research scientist at the Philips Research Labs for over 12 years. She holds a Ph. D in electrical engineering, has authored and co-authored over 80 papers and holds various patents.



Talk Title: Secure Passive Keyless Entry with Bluetooth Devices

High-end vehicles are mostly equipped with a Passive Keyless Entry (and start) (PKE) system. These PKE systems allow to unlock and start the vehicle based on the physical proximity of a paired key fob; no user interaction is required. The PKE system relies on an accurate calculation of the key proximity, using RF transceivers. Today's systems typically suffer from poor distance accuracy, and even poorer security.

New ultra-wideband systems are being developed to improve on these aspects, but have limited market supply and add significant infrastructure cost.

In this slot, we present world's first secure passive keyless entry solution on standard Bluetooth parts. It uses a combination of phase-based distance estimation, and advanced algorithmic approaches to combat multi-path effects. Moreover, security features have been co-designed into the physical layer to create a secure distance measurement between two Bluetooth-enabled communication devices. The technology is compliant with standard Bluetooth parts, as already being deployed in the car for control, audio and tyre pressure monitoring, and therefore can leverage on the available Bluetooth infrastructure.

This technology enables a seamless car access experience where a BLE device, such as a mobile phone, acts as a digital car key. Apart from the lifestyle aspect, the concept of digital keys, with the ability of key distribution over the internet, simplifies car sharing and opens the road to a massive sharing economy.



David Rogers, Founder & CEO, Copper Horse and Mobile Technology, Cyber Security & Standards Adviser, Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), UK

David is an adviser to DCMS in the UK on a number of technology and cyber security topics. He is the founder and CEO of Copper Horse Ltd, a software and security company based in Windsor, UK. His company is currently focusing on security and privacy research for the Internet of Things. David chairs the Fraud & Security Group at the GSM Association and sits on the Executive Board of the Internet of Things Security Foundation. He is a Visiting Professor in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics at York St John University and teaches Mobile Systems Security at the University of Oxford. He has worked in the mobile industry for 20 years in security and engineering roles. Prior to this he worked in the semiconductor industry. Most recently he authored the UK's ‘Code of Practice for Security in Consumer IoT Products and Associated Services', in collaboration with DCMS, NCSC, ICO and industry colleagues. David holds an MSc in Software Engineering from the University of Oxford and a HND in Mechatronics from the University of Teesside. He blogs from https://mobilephonesecurity.org and tweets https://twitter.com/drogersuk @drogersuk



Talk Title: Global Leadership on IoT Security in Standards and Implementation

The UK has become a hub for expertise in IoT security. In October 2018, the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) published the Code of Practice for Consumer IoT Security. This work was subsequently promoted up to a European standard with the publication of ETSI Technical Specification 103 645, ‘Cyber Security for Consumer Internet of Things' in February 2019.

The Secure by Design initiative covers many different areas of improving IoT security from manufacturers, through to retailers. As the lead author, David Rogers explains the Code of Practice, its associated work and explains the next steps for government and industry.



Shane Rooney

Dr. Shane Rooney is an Executive Director at the GSMA on the IoT Programme. Bringing together strategies and synergies across the M2M verticals and the wider IoT ecosystems. Shane had previously led the GSMA's initiative in developing mobile solutions in Smart Cities and collaborating with cities like Barcelona, Dubai and Shanghai. His team has developed a wider range of Smart City Indicators, Case Studies and Business Cases demonstrating the importance of mobile technology. His team also have developed enablers in IoT Security and embedded SIM. He has led the launch of Cellular LPWA Networks Technology (NB-IOT & LTE-M) initiative globally and now promoting Cellular V2X technology. Previously he has been a Group Vice President with Etisalat , developing solutions for Energy, Security and Transport IoT solutions for Middle East, Africa and Asia. Before that he has worked with other Mobile Operators, Vodafone, Hutchison and 3 UK as well as launching and divesting of his own M2M company. Shane pioneered early telematics and connected car solutions for Ford Motor Company in the USA and Europe. He has extensive Global experience. He holds a PhD in Communications Systems specialising in Location Based Services and studied Business Marketing at IMD Switzerland.



Talk Title: What the GSMA is Doing on IoT Security? What are the GSMAs Guidelines, Self Assessment Scheme and Privacy Policies?



Shiuhpyng Winston Shieh

Shiuhpyng Winston Shieh is currently a University Chair Professor of Computer Science Department and the Director of Taiwan Information Security Center at National Chiao Tung University (NCTU). Being actively involved in IEEE, he has served as Reliability Society VP, Editor of IEEE Trans. on Reliability, IEEE Trans. on Dependable and Secure Computing, Steering Committee member of IEEE IoT Magazine, and Associate Editor of ACM Trans on Information and System Security. He has been on the organizing committees of many conferences, such as the founding Steering Committee Chair and Program Chair of ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security (AsiaCCS), Founding Steering Committee Chair of IEEE Conference on Dependable and Secure Computing, Program Chair of IEEE Conference on Security and Reliability. Along with Virgil Gligor of Carnegie Mellon University, he invented the first US patent in the intrusion detection field, and has published over 200 technical papers, patents, and books. Dr. Shieh is an IEEE Fellow, and ACM Distinguished Scientist. His research interests include network security, intrusion detection, penetration test, and malware behavior analysis. Contact him at ssp@cs.nctu.edu.tw.



Talk Title: IoT Penetration Testing for Security Assurance

With fast growth of IoT technology, ubiquitous devices and services gradually take part in our daily life. These devices bring us not only convenience but also new security threats. An IoT ecosystem is composed of IoT devices, gateways, on-line services running on the cloud, and the network infrastructure connecting them. In the ecosystem, an IoT device are often connected to the cloud through a gateway, and they may be all under cyber attacks. In contrast to a conventional cloud where attacks are mainly from the Internet, the IoT cloud may be also exposed to both compromised IoT devices and apps it serves. In addition to defensive mechanisms used to protect the ecosystem, penetration testing has been widely used to offensively discover its vulnerabilities. Due to the complexity and heterogeneity of IoT environments, new penetration test techniques are desirable to cope with three types of penetration tests: interface test, transportation test, and system test. In this talk, we introduce the challenges and opportunities of IoT penetration testing. Case studies for penetration testing against the ecosystem will be also given. Our experiments and analysis showed that offensive methods like penetration testing can complement, not replace, defensive mechanisms in the life cycle of system development for security assurance.



Wouter van der Beek

Wouter is a senior architect at the IOT office of the CTO at Cisco Systems.

He is working on various standards related to IOT, for example Open Connectivity Foundation, Fairhair and Thread Group. The CTO group evaluates future trends, emerging standards, technologies, and architectures that drive and influence Cisco's market portfolio relating to IoT.

Wouter has more than 25 years of experience and the last 15 years heavily involved in various standards. These standards include : CEA, DLNA, DVB, HbbTV, OIPF oneM2M and UPnP. In OCF he is chairing the technical steering commitee, alliging specification, implemenation and certification work. His many and various contributions in OCF are now standardized in releases of the OCF (ISO/IEC 30118-1:2018) standards.

Prior joining the IOT group in Cisco Wouter was a software architect in Cisco's Service Provider Video Software and Solutions group. In that role was responisible for the connectivy in the home between set top boxes (STB) and their controlling applications. In that role he represented Cisco in the UPnP forum and OIC. In the UPnP forum he acted as amont other roles as UPnP Board Member, UPnP (Certification) Compliance Chair and UPnP AV vice chair. Wouter was also instrumental in merging the UPnP forum into OIC.

Wouter started his career in Philips at the Physics Labs, where he worked on simulation applications for cathode ray tubes. Later he migrated to Applied Technologies, also a department of Royal Philips Electronics. Among one of the many topics that he tackled, he worked on are Super Audio CD, standardizing the DSD file format and home network connectivity (UPnP/DLNA). Later he moved to the Television department where he functioned as technology leader in home connectivity.



Talk Title: IoT Security: Evolving the Foundation

IoT has been one of the most anticipated technology waves for the past decade. The forecasts call for over 100 Billion devices or more by 2025. This growth calls for security across all the components of the IoT spectrum- from thing to cloud. It also calls for a more scalable way to handle the large amount devices connecting to the Internet per second in 2025.

Also IOT Security is needed to avoid DDoS and ransomware attacks. These attacks are the top concern of IT professionals as they consider their investment in IoT. The reality is that both the variety and volume of devices that will be part of the IoT storm have a wide diversity when it comes to manufacturers, SW/FW/HW capabilities, vertical specific needs, as well as other factors.

The main question is: how do we get to a secure, scalable Internet of Things? First, security is not just the thing-makers problem to solve. Everyone in the eco-system has a play in securing the IoT Devices. The key is to focus on a core set of baseline capabilities that go across all devices, verticals and are common, standards based or "open" based. This talk will focus on four foundational pillars of IoT: secure by design, device/network intent capability, secure/scalable onboarding, and lifecycle management. The industry is collaborating with a number of standards and government bodies to set common baselines. This talk will address the evolving IoT security capabilities and how they will provide the basis to secure the IoT.



Satyanarayana Vuppala

Dr. Satyanarayana Vuppala (M. Tech, Ph.D, MIEEE) is currently Senior Research Scientist at United Technologies Research Center, Ireland. Prior joining at UTRC, he held various positions at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust, University of Luxembourg, University of Edinburgh and Jacobs University. He received the Bachelor of Technology degree with distinction in Computer Science and Engineering from JNTU Kakinada, India, in 2009, and the Master of Technology degree in Information Security from the National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India, in 2011. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Jacobs University Bremen, Germany in Jan, 2015. He has authored more than 60 publications in refereed international journals and conferences. His research interests are on cyber physical security, internet of things, content delivery networks, wireless communications with particular focus on 5G. He also works on physical, access, and network layer aspects of wireless security.



Talk Title: A Model for Detecting Malicious Activities in Cyber Physical Systems

Advances in computing, communications, sensors, and cloud computing has resulted in the proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) which forms a foundation for Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). Cyber-physical attacks can cause tangible effects in the physical world. The attacker's goal is to disrupt the normal operations of the CPS for example: equipment overstress, safety limits violation, damage to the product quality, safety compliance violation etc. The continued rise of cyber-attacks together with the evolving skills of the attackers, and the inefficiency of the traditional security algorithms to defend against advanced and sophisticated attacks such as Distributed Denial of service (DDoS), slow DoS and zero-day, necessitate the development of novel defense and resilient detection techniques compared to traditional approaches like signature and behavior-based methods. To deal with this, in this talk, a novel approach for learning detection model that includes operational, system, and network data to detect advanced attacks is discussed. More precisely, this approach is able to learn a relational network that connects events at different system layers so that attacks can be identified with higher confidence level. Specifically, a behavioral detection model by learning a set of constraints/relations from the data that conjunctively defines the normal operation of a CPS is proposed.



Sébastien Ziegler

Dr. Sébastien Ziegler is a founder and the Director general of Mandat International. He serves as President of the IoT Forum and IoT Lab, as Chair of the EuroPrivacy international board of experts, as Vice Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Subcommittee on the IoT, and as Rapporteur on Emerging Technologies for the IoT and for smart cities at the ITU (SG20). Sébastien has a PhD in Management with a specialization in Information Systems at the Faculty of Economy and Management of the University of Geneva. He graduated in International Relations at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, followed by a Master in Environment, a MBA in international administration (HEC Geneva), and complementary executive courses at Harvard Business School in Boston, Stanford University, UC Berkeley and EPFL. He is an expert in data protection accredited for EuroPrivacy, EuroPriSe and ISO 27001 certifications. Sébastien founded several foundations, organizations and companies, and he initiated several international research projects in the area of ICT, with a focus on the Internet of Things, IPv6, and privacy. He is currently coordinating and associated to several ongoing European research projects and is co-directing the Master in Advanced Studies on the Internet of Things at the University of Geneva. With a multi-disciplinary academic profile, combining international law, science, and economics, he is a relentless promoter of research, innovation and international cooperation.

TOP5-1: Green Technologies - Environment, Sustainability and the Circular EconomyDetailsgo to top

Room: C1061
Track Description

The engineering community of researchers, and innovators around the world are actively working on developing and applying solutions to the wide number of global environmental and sustainability problems that we face in the 21st century and beyond.

The World Forum provides us with an opportunity through an open forum to come together with a range of end users, academics, industry and the public sector to examine how the interconnection of objects via the Internet of Things is already playing a role in tackling these problems and to explore what future role it could or should play specifically in the environment, sustainability and circular economy spheres.

In tackling climate change, the development, adoption and deployment of large scale wind turbines, solar photovoltaic and solar thermal farms around the world are converting the wind and solar energy into electrical energy and displacing conventional electrical generation. The variability of these intermittent sources requires applying numerous IoT solutions to enable real-time responses in both the supply and demand of electricity to meet the current and projected load of electric grids while at the same time providing the grid customers highly reliable energy. This need will only grow as the penetration rate of renewable sources increase and our grids move from a relatively small number of synchronous generators to a relatively large number of asynchronous generators.

In addressing resource efficiency, the linear economy where we take, use and dispose of materials, many of which are now considered to be critical due to their economic importance and supply risk is forcing us to re-think how our business models operate. The circular economy, which aims to slow, close and narrow resource loops, is emerging as a natural response to this predicament and the Internet of Things can and will play a role in managing resource flow throughout the life cycle of the products we use in daily life. In providing location and usage data it can enable greater adoption of leasing or pay per use business models. Life consumption monitoring can help to optimise service cycles and prolong product lifetimes. Through auto-identification it can increase the reuse and recovery rates of products at end of life and promote greater recycling efficiency.

These are only some of examples of the tremendous impact that the Internet of Things can bring to the challenges facing the environment, sustainability and circular economy in the coming years. This track will contain a high calibre set of presentations from industry and academia to introduce the ground breaking work that they are conducting. Each session will also include a panel discussion to enable a full participation between the audience and our invited experts.



Schedule
11:00-13:00Session 1: IoT & Smart Energy
Talk 1: "IoT: Solution to the Challenges of Distributed Power Generation?"Dr. Paddy Finn, Electricity Exchange
Talk 2: "IoT in Energy Monitoring: Old Requirements and Emerging Trends"Liam Relihan, Resourcekraft
Talk 3: "Leveraging IoT & ICT in Reducing the Planets Carbon Footprint- Creating a Paradox"Kishor N. Narang
Panel Discussion
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-16:00Session 2: The Circular Economy & IoT
Talk 4: "Extracting Value from IoT Technologies in the Recycling and Waste Management Industry"Eamon Hynes, AMCS
Talk 5: "From Returns Management to Circular Models - Every Cycle Is a Business case on Its Own"Patrick Wiedeman, Reverse Logistics Group
Talk 6: "How Can IoT and Circular Business Model Innovation Lead to a Sustainable and Attractive Value Proposition?"Paul Dekker, Homie
Panel Discussion
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-18:30Session 3: IoT Enabling New Business Models in Green Tech
Talk 7: "IoT Applications for Honey Bee Colony Condition - what's the buzz all about?"Fiona Edwards Murphy, ApisProtect
Talk 8: "Pay-As-You-Cook Technology for LPG Accessibility"Oluwatobi Oyinlola, Affiliation
Talk 9: "Energy Efficiency in Smart Buildings: A User Centric Approach"Michele Nitti, Unica
Panel Discussion
Wrap-up and Summary

Track Co-Chairs

Fawzi Behmann, Power.org; President, TelNet Management Consulting, Inc.; Vice-Chair, IEEE NA Communications Society

Fawzi is a visionary, thought leader, author, and entrepreneur in technology positioning, advancing the adoption of technology in serving key markets.

Fawzi spent over 35 years in the industry and held various executive and leadership positions with Tier 1 companies in the areas of communications and networks spanning service provider, equipment vendor, and semiconductor in US and Canada. Core competencies include strategic planning, Telecom Network Management based on ITU TMN, multiservice edge product release, and strategic marketing for SoC Multi-core-Multi-engine product roadmap.

Being passionate about technology & automation, Fawzi founded TelNet Management Consulting Inc. in 2009 offering professional services in the areas of technology trends, IoT/AI/5G technology positioning, and smart networking solutions development for key markets such as healthcare, mobility, energy, public safety and smart cities.

Fawzi has been a keynote & distinguished speaker, at several domestic and international conferences. He has several publications including a recent book on "Collaborative Internet of Things for Future Smart Connected Life and Business" published by Wiley.

Fawzi has organized several domestic and international conferences and summits. The most recent GreenTech international conference of Smart City.

Fawzi is currently the vice-chair of IEEE ComSoc for NA, chair of IEEE Central Texas and Region 5 Conference Committee chair. He received several awards form Indsutry and IEEE. Most recently is 2017 IEEE Communications Society Chapter of the Year award and 2018 IEEE USA Regional Leadership Award.

Fawzi holds a Bachelor of Science with honors and distinction from Concordia University, Montreal; Masters in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, Ontario and Executive MBA from Queen's University, Ontario Canada.



Colin Fitzpatrick, University of Limerick

Dr. Colin Fitzpatrick is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering at the University of Limerick, Ireland where he is the course director for the BE/ME in Electronic & Computer Engineering. He teaches Energy Management, Electronics & the Environment, Analogue Circuit Design and Sustainable Life Cycle Engineering.

Colin's research interests cover a range of topics in the area of technology and sustainability including the Circular Economy, WEEE, Electricity Demand Management, Planned Obsolescence & Environmental Sensing and he has published widely in these areas.

He has been a member of the International Program Committee for Care Innovation in 2014 and in 2018 and for Electronics Goes Green in 2016. Colin was a member of the organizing committee for the International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology from 2012 to 2015 and he hosted the UNU E-Waste Academy for Scientists in Limerick in 2016. Colin is an active member of the Step (Solving the E-Waste Problem) Initiative and currently leads their work on E-Waste & Jobs. He has also served as a member of the Ethiopian E-Waste Management Advisory Group.

Colin chairs the National Standards Committee of Ireland Technical Committee 22 "Environmental Standardization for Electrical and Electronic Products and Systems" the national mirror committee for European and International Standardisation bodies in this area. Colin holds a BE in Electronic & Computer Engineering and a PhD in Sensor Design both from the University of Limerick.



Track Speakers

Paul Dekker

Paul Dekker is an Amsterdam University economist with a corporate as well as an entrepreneurial background. He held executive and supervisory positions in various logistic services companies in Europe and Asia. As an entrepreneur, he pioneered the introduction of modular wastewater treatment systems in developing markets. Paul is keen on developments in the circular economy and matters related to the societal impact of technology and the energy transition.

At present Paul is involved in various start- and scale-ups introducing Products-as-a-Service, inevitably enabled by IoT technology. Within the ecosystem of The Hague Tech he fulfills the role of acceleration manager of two World Startup Factory protégés, focusing on the control of sensors within smart cities and setting up an investment platform for solar panels respectively.

For Homie Pay-Per-Use Paul fulfills the role of director partnerships, creating an impact group of like-minded partners, co-makers and influencers around the company. Homie wishes the global white goods sector to migrate towards a circular business system. Therefore, as a first step, a Pay-Per-Use service model has been successfully test-marketed and is now being upscaled in the Netherlands.



Talk Title: How Can IoT and Circular Business Model Innovation Lead to a Sustainable and Attractive Value Proposition?

Homie is a spin-off from TU Delft, pursuing a ‘Pay-Per-Use business model' as to create a circular and sustainable business. It is now in the phase of scaling up this model. Starting with washing machines Homie's offering aims to steer its customers towards sustainable water and energy consumption, to stimulate shared use of appliances and to encourage a circular model in which products/materials are reused, repaired and recycled. The model also challenges OEM's to make Total Costs of Ownership over the lifetime of appliances a prime parameter. This talk discusses the circular business model pursued, the role of IoT, some early ‘business experiments' and evidence on the positive environmental impact of the Pay-Per-Use business model.



Paddy Finn

Dr. Paddy Finn established Electricity Exchange DAC with his business partner, Duncan O'Toole and began trading in the Irish electricity market in 2014. Born in Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, Paddy studied Electronic Engineering at the University of Limerick and holds a Ph.D. in renewable energy.

Paddy is responsible for the strategic direction of Electricity Exchange, including the company's research and development activities, as well as the day to day running of the business. He is a prominent thought leader in the Smart Grid technology industry and works closely with relevant regulatory bodies as an elected industry representative.

Electricity Exchange has doubled in size year on year and will begin exporting its technologies in 2018. Paddy and Duncan pride themselves on pushing boundaries every day and whilst ensuring that their growing company remains an exceptionally happy and motivating workplace.

Paddy lives on the shores of Lough Derg in Ballina, Co. Tipperary, with his wife, Deborah. He is a qualified scuba diving instructor and when he's not working, he volunteers with the University of Limerick Sub Aqua Club and Killaloe/Ballina Search & Recovery Unit.



Talk Title: IoT: Solution to the Challenges of Distributed Power Generation?

For almost 100 years, electricity systems have been designed on the basis of large-scale, centrally controlled power generation. The growing prevalence of renewable generation in recent years has required grid operators to manage an increasing number of distributed assets in order to ensure the stable supply of electricity throughout the system. The emerging presence of ‘prosumers' connecting generation from micro-wind and photovoltaics is forcing grid operators to account for the variability of generation that is out of their control. We will look at the threat this poses to power systems and how this challenge can be turned into a solution.



Eamon Hynes

Dr. Eamon Hynes serves as Head of Product Management of Advanced Manufacturing Control Systems Ltd. Prior to joining AMCS, Dr. Hynes spent 20 years in the Electronics Industry where he held wide variety of Product Development, Engineering Management and Project Leadership roles in the United States, Ireland, Japan and Taiwan. Dr. Hynes holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Trinity College, Dublin along with an MS and PhD in Electronics and Sensor Technology, from University College Cork. Dr. Hynes is an inventor on 14 granted patents in the USA and Europe.



Fiona Edwards Murphy

Dr. Fiona Edwards Murphy is the CEO and co- founder of ApisProtect Limited. She completed her PhD in October 2017 with the School of Engineering, and the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at University College Cork in the area of Internet of Things applications for honey bee health.

Fiona is a 2013 graduate of the Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (BE) Honours at UCC. She was recently awarded the Women Mean Business Sodexo Newcomer of the Year Award 2018.

Founded by preeminent researchers in the use of sensors in beehives, ApisProtect provides real-time hive monitoring powered by satellite-enabled sensors that are retrofitted to existing beehives. Dr. Edwards Murphy's work on the topic of hive monitoring has received many national and international awards from the Irish Research Council, The IEEE, IBM, The Irish Laboratory Awards, Google, and the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Visit www.apisprotect.com.



Talk Title: IoT Applications for Honey Bee Colony Condition - What's the Buzz All About?

Contributing €153 billion worth of pollination to the agri-food industry annually, honey bees play an essential role in global food production. One third of all food that we eat depends on pollinators, and there are 91 million managed beehives worldwide. Founded by preeminent researchers in the use of sensors in beehives, ApisProtect provides an in-hive sensor network with long-range, cellular and satellite-powered communication to proactively monitor honey bee colonies, aiming to create a technology solution to improve the yield of commercial beekeeping. ApisProtect's first platform, the ApisMonitor uses machine learning and big data techniques to extract valuable information about hive condition, activities, and productivity levels for honey bee colonies. Smart alerts, with actionable insights, are provided to the beekeeper, allowing them to improve production and reduce losses.



Kishor N. Narang

Mentor & principal design architect, Narnix Technolabs

Kishor is currently leading the Smart Cities Standardization Globally as "Convener of Reference Architecture Work Group in IEC Systems Committee on Smart Cities" and Project Leader of IEC Standards - IEC TS 63188 ED1 - Smart Cities Reference Architecture Methodology & IEC 63205 ED1 - Smart Cities Reference Architecture; and also, as Co-editor of a few ISO Standards in ISO/IEC JTC1 Committees. At the National level, he is leading the Smart Cities Standardization work in ICT & Electrotechnology domains as the Chairman of LITD 28 - Sectional Committee on Smart Infrastructure at BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards), where the main focus is on Standards development for Unified & Secure ICT Architecture for Smart Cities/ Infrastructure.

Professionally, Kishor is Technology Consultant, Mentor & Design Architect in Electrical, Electronics & ICT with over 40 years of professional experience in education, research, design and consulting. Over 30 years of hardcore Research and Design Development Experience in Solutions, Systems, Products, Hardware, Software & Firmware (Embedded Software) in fields of Industrial, Power, IT, Telecom, Medical, Energy and Environment, and over 10 years of Consultancy Experience to different segments of business & industry. He has over 200 Research & Design Mentees in the Electronics, ICT & STI Ecosystems. Professionally, he is an Electronics Design Engineer practicing design & development of a wide spectrum of Products, Systems & Solutions as an Independent Design House - NARNIX since 1981.

Talk Title: Leveraging IoT & ICT in Reducing the Planets Carbon Footprint- Creating a Paradox

The initiatives to make buildings, cities and/or our planet earth - Green or Sustainable are extensively leveraging the IoT & ICT (Information & Communication Technologies) solutions to manage various aspects of O&M of any infrastructure and services. While, intervention of IoT & ICT tools can help achieve major optimization in the Energy Consumption and Environment Contamination including but not limiting to GHG Emission; the Carbon Footprint of the IoT/ICT Infrastructure itself needs to be kept in Check. In the gold rush of getting buildings and cities certified as Green/Sustainable, a plethora of SCADA, Automation and IoT systems are being added. In any Smart Building or Smart City, every service & utility is being automated and being re-enforced with IoT & ICT backbone to monitor and control its operation in a most optimized manner. While the attending benefits of IoT/ICT backbone for any service/utility are quite commendable, yet there is little focus to optimize the design of the IoT/ICT infrastructure itself. The talk deliberates this crucial aspect of the way IoT/ICT Infrastructure is being designed and deployed today, and advocates Systems Thinking Approach to bring comprehensive & Genuine Sustainability in leveraging the IoT & ICT Technologies. The talk proposes a green & sustainable Architecture for the IoT/ICT infrastructure along with a Low Carbon Footprint Material for the networking, which may alter the future of Smart Infrastructure design & deployments. It attempts to share a few mature approaches that INDIA is adopting to fulfill the imperatives of "smart (truly) Sustainable Deployments" for the IoT/ICT Infrastructure to support the global initiatives.



Michele Nitti

Michele Nitti is an Assistant Professor at the University of Cagliari, Italy since 2015. He received a M.Sc. degree in Telecommunication Engineering with full marks in 2009 and his Ph.D. in Electronic and Computer Engineering in 2014. In 2010 he worked for a year as a researcher at the National Interuniversity Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT) at Cagliari, on the development of models for network connectivity in mobile ad hoc network. In 2013, he has been a visited student at the Department of Management, Technology and Economics at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He has been technical program co-chair for the IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting 2017 and invited keynote speaker at the International Workshop of Trends and Challenges in Social Internet of Things (TC-SIoT'2018) at PIMRC 2018. Currently, he is a member of the editorial board for the Computer Networks Journal. His main research interests are in architecture and services for the Internet of Things (IoT), particularly in the creation of a network infrastructure to allow the objects to organize themselves according to a social structure.

Talk Title: Energy Efficiency in Smart Building: A User-Centric Approach

Efficient energy usage inside buildings is a critical problem, particularly for high loads such as the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems: over 30% of the global energy consumption resides in HVAC usage inside buildings. Usage awareness and efficient management of HVAC have the potential to significantly reduce related costs. Nevertheless, strict saving policies may contrast with users' comfort: people will accept changes in their habits only if these changes do not vary their comfort. We will look to a user-centric approach, which takes advantage of the Social Internet of Things (SIoT) paradigm to augment real world objects with a virtual counterpart that leverages social consciousness to interact with other objects. Accordingly, a building thermal profile is characterized to drive the selection of the most appropriate working times for the HVAC.



Oluwatobi Oyinlola

Oluwatobi Oyinlola is an Experience Embedded Systems Engineer, Inventor, IoT Evangelist. He is currently implementing Pay-As-You-Cook technology to promote use of affordable LPG in Africa. Intel Awarded him as "Intel Software Innovator" representing Africa in various spotlights of innovative solutions. A passionate member of IoT Europe where he was featured representing Africa on World IoT day explaining how he uses IoT to solve some critical Africa Challenges. Oluwatobi also represented Africa in a competition organized by Hackaday in San Francisco, USA where he built a Lightning Sensor which automatically check for Thunder strike and can be logged remotely.

Recently he has been working in the avionics sector with rLoop Incorporated (a company sharing the dream of realizing the fifth mode of transportation initiated by Elon Musk, i.e. the Hyperloop) applying some of his experience in Robotics. Oluwatobi was recognized as one of the Most Influential Young Nigerians Award.



Talk Title: Pay-As-You-Cook Technology for LPG Accessibility

The African population are still using charcoal and firewood to cook due to high cost of LPG, how about it if we make them pay as they cook? Yes LPG adoption has traditionally been difficult for customers who live in regions lacking modern energy infrastructure where cash flow is constrained. Because of this, most households make small, daily purchases of wood or charcoal for cooking. Through our SIM/GPS enabled Smart Meter, families can use their phones to pre-pay for gas as needed using mobile money, that is the power of Internet of Things. This transaction activates the valve to supply the purchased amount of gas, thus allowing customers to pay-as-you-cook with clean LPG with the flexibility of an incremental purchase. This compliments household earnings volatility common among low-income households, especially those who work in the informal sector. Constant monitoring of the data received by our team allows us to schedule the delivery of a new cylinder before the customer ever runs out, assuring a consistent supply of quality LPG gas.



Liam Relihan

Liam is the CEO and CTO of ResourceKraft, an Ireland-based provider of energy monitoring and management technology that has been an IoT leader in the energy space for over 10 years. He has worked in a series of senior roles with multinationals and startups. He has extensive experience in the development of complex technology projects, the management of intellectual property and international outsourcing. He continues to personally develop hardware and software products and his current interests include IoT security, fog computing and grid protection using networks of low-cost, secure, reliable devices. Liam has a MSc in Computer Systems from the University of Limerick.



Talk Title: IoT in Energy Monitoring: Old Requirements and Emerging Trends

ResourceKraft has deployed IoT-based energy monitoring systems for commercial and industrial customers for over 12 years - every day, many thousands of devices report to ResourceKraft's servers with data on energy usage, environmental factors and production. This has provided ResourceKraft with exposure to many of the key IoT trends and concerns such as narrowband wireless, IoT security standards, long term reliability of field devices. It has allowed ResourceKraft to observe changing attitudes amongst commercial and industrial customers to IoT security, big data and Total Cost of Ownership.



Patrick Wiedemann

Patrick Wiedemann is holding the position as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Reverse Logistics Group (RLG) since 1st January 2012. He counts responsible for the entire Group and its global subsidiaries, while being CEO both of Reverse Logistics GmbH and CCR Logistics Systems AG. The industrial engineering graduate joined RLG as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in June 2010. Within his time at RLG he has formed the Group into its present structure as a global player and innovative solution provider for reverse processes along the whole product lifecycle. Prior to his engagement at RLG, he was CFO at Data Modul AG for nearly 10 years, holding responsibility for all Finance, Controlling and Administrative related activities with additional responsibility for the international business. Before this he was active for 5 years with the Hilti Group at their subsidiaries in Germany, Lichtenstein and China, where he held various management positions in Finance and Controlling.



Talk Title: From Returns Management to Circular Models - Every cycle is a business case on its own

The talk will include: How After Market Returns build the base to smart data for Circular Business; Today's technology giving us the basis for smarter process management with better customer experience, more efficient product handling and higher value returns; Why next generation product Returns Management builds the basis for future Circular Models like Product as a Service in connection with IoT.

TP1-1: Sensors and Actuatorsgo to top

Room: Jean Monnet
Chair: Michele Magno (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
TP1-1.1 11:00 A Software/Hardware Co-Design Framework for the 'Internet of Eyes'
Cathal Garry (Dublin City University & Intel, Ireland); Derek Molloy (Dublin City University, Ireland)
This paper examines the challenges involved in bringing real-time image analysis to the Internet of Things (IoT) and thereby develops a software/hardware co-design framework that takes account of the power and computational requirements of IoT edge devices. Current state-of-art solutions are typically suited to applications that require low power or low latency image analysis, but not both. This paper describes an architecture that can be used to perform low latency, low power processing on an edge device, thus making it suitable for wireless 'Internet of Eyes' (IoE) applications. Such applications require the processing of vast amounts of high-resolution video data in order to extract small amounts of salient information, which can then be transmitted to cloud platforms using low-bandwidth network communications protocols. This novel approach is tested by applying it to a real-time vision-based distributed motorway vehicle counting application, and evaluated for suitability to an energy harvesting deployment.
pp. 133-138
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TP1-1.2 11:30 Polymer Sensor Embedded IOT Enabled T-Shirt for Long-Term Monitoring of Sleep Disordered Breathing
Titus Jayarathna, Paul Breen and Gaetano Gargiulo (Western Sydney University, Australia)
Sleep Disordered breathing is an increasingly common condition among the general population. Conventional sleep disordered breathing diagnosis depends on in-lab polysomnography, while at-home sleep test devices are becoming more widespread. Both systems are cumbersome and typically data is collected offline, typically limiting use to only a few nights recording. We present the design, implementation and preliminary results from a novel "IOT ready" sleep test device named "VitalCore". The device utilizes electroresistive polymer sensors and accelerometer to measure respiratory, cardiac and actigraphy information. The device uses Bluetooth 5 to stream and transfer data and is capable of reliably acquiring high quality sleep data. The device significantly improves the user experience by completely concealing the hardware into a t-shirt while providing five days of battery life, full speed Bluetooth 5 live data streaming/ downloading with local storage capable of more than a year worth of sleep data.
pp. 139-143
TP1-1.3 12:00 Portable 3-D Printed Plastic Optical Fibre Motion Sensor for Monitoring of Breathing Pattern and Respiratory Rate
Wern Kam (University of Limerick, Ireland); Waleed Mohammed (Bangkok Univseriy, Rangsit-Campus, Thailand); Sinead O'Keeffe and Elfed Lewis (University of Limerick, Ireland)
This paper reports on the design of a portable sensor system based on a novel combination of 3-D printing and optical fibre based technology and capable for use in IoT sensor application. The portable sensor is implemented using an Arduino board, an LED and photodetector circuit that are encapsulated in a 3-D printed box. The sensor probe to obtain the respiratory signal was designed and 3-D printed to match the plastic optical fibre (POF). Three identical sensor system was fabricated and the results show that the sensor performed well when tested on three different positions simultaneously on the upper body. The sensor also demonstrates good signal response corresponding to three different breathing patterns- normal breathing, deep breathing and breath holding, which are useful for monitoring of regular and irregular breathing patterns. The proposed sensor system is non-invasive, portable and suitable for respiratory monitoring inside or in close proximity to Electro-Magnetic (EM) based scanning environments. such as MRI or X-ray based instruments.
pp. 144-148
TP1-1.4 12:30 Enabling Plug&Play Cyber-Physical Systems Using Knowledge-Driven OPC UA Discovery
Vaclav Jirkovsky (Czech Technical University in Prague & Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics, and Cybernetics, Czech Republic); Petr Kadera (Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic); Marek Obitko (Rockwell Automation, Czech Republic)
Industrial automation domain is changing in during recent years rapidly. Very important is the involvement of technologies such as Cyber-Physical Systems. They are based on interoperable devices. On the other hand, it is difficult to find a suitable format and mechanism for successful communication of devices. One of the important requirement is to find a specific device as a demanded counterpart for communication. In this paper, we will show that the integration of OPC UA standard and Semantic Web technologies provides an interesting solution.
pp. 149-153

TP2-1: IoT Experimental Results and Deployment Scenariosgo to top

Room: FB-028
Chair: Vijender Busi Reddy (University of Hyderabad & Advanced Data Processing Research Institute, India)
TP2-1.1 11:00 Comparative Performance Analysis of Empirical Propagation Models for LoRaWAN 868MHz in an Urban Scenario
Eugen Harinda (Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom (Great Britain))
Empirical propagation models are vital tools for planning and deployment of any wireless communication network as they depend less on terrain data and are faster to execute. In this paper, NS3 is used to simulate radio propagation for Long range wide area network (LoRaWAN) at 868 MHz in an urban environment using the Okumura-Hata model, the COST-231 Hata, and the COST 231 Walfish-Ikegami (COST-WI). The predicted received signal strength values are compared with the real-world measurements taken in the city of Glasgow to analyse the validity and accuracy of the empirical models, when used for planning of radio-coverage in LoRaWAN networks. The comparison between models and measurements shows that Okumura-Hata under-estimated the received signal strength in Glasgow city scenario while COST-WI over-estimated the same power. Similarly, Okumura-Hata model showed higher accurate predictions whereas COST-WI accuracy was the least. Magnitude of mean absolute error indicates how big or small models prediction error can be expected. This study can be used to give an insight into the effectiveness and accuracy of empirical propagation models for evaluation of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity with LoRaWAN networks in a non-line of sight (NLOS) urban environment.
pp. 154-159
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TP2-1.2 11:24 A Flexible Physical Layer for LPWA Applications: Simulations and Field Trials
Valérian Mannoni (CEA, France); Vincent Berg (CEA LETI, France); Francois Dehmas (CEA-Leti Minatec, France)
Future Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) systems are expected to provide support for a wider range of applications: faster throughput and performance for lower levels of latency is hence forecast for a similar battery lifetime. These contradictory requirements lead to consider a flexible physical layer operating for different modes from low data rate, low power consumption, long range to high data rate. This new flexible physical layer approach is presented in this paper: simulation performance is given and compared to field trial measurements using a software defined radio implementation. Finally, field measurement comparison to state of the art LoRa is performed. The paper demonstrates with these measurements some practical benefits of the new approach.
pp. 160-164
TP2-1.3 11:48 Occupancy Estimation Using WiFi: A Case Study for Counting Passengers on Busses
Ubaid Mehmood, Irene Moser, Prem Prakash Jayaraman and Abhik Banerjee (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)
Occupancy estimation in public busses is growing in importance due to its usefulness in planning public transport systems effectively. Bus occupancy data can be used in real time by transport companies to better estimate demand, improve customer satisfaction while also enabling long-term analyses for the purpose of route optimisation. Additionally, in scenarios where busses are used to replace other modes of public transport, such as metropolitan trains during schedule/unscheduled stop-pages, occupancy estimation can help operators determine the deployment requirements of replacement busses. In this paper, we present a low cost WiFi-based system for occupancy estimation in busses. In particular, we propose a novel algorithm for occupancy estimation that reduces the problem of overestimation encountered in WiFi-based occupancy estimation approaches. We validate the accuracy and efficiency of the proposed algorithm and the WiFi-based occupancy estimation solution via a real-world experiment.
pp. 165-170
TP2-1.4 12:12 Efficient IoT-enabled Landslide Monitoring
Constantinos Marios Angelopoulos and Matthew Butler (Bournemouth University, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Doug Mahy (Net Sensors Ltd, United Kingdom (Great Britain))
Landslides pose significant socio-economic threats to areas whose geography favors them. Currently existing landslide monitoring methods and techniques are characterized by significant limitations both in technical terms (quality and frequency of data) and in terms of usability (high inferred costs, requirement of very high expertise). In this work we present an innovative landslide monitoring system that leverages state-of-the-art IoT technologies. The system consists of a set of autonomous sensing devices equipped with a sensor suit specifically tailored for monitoring landslides. The devices take sensory measurements at frequent intervals - while operating at a very low duty cycle - and transmit them over the SigFox network to a data server powered by ELK stack for curation and visualization. The system has been successfully deployed in a landslide site at Bournemouth, UK providing the local authorities with a new means of efficient and remote monitoring. The system follows a modular scalable architecture and has been proven to be highly reliable. As a result, there are plans for its use to be extended to other parts of the Bournemouth area as well as of the UK.
pp. 171-176
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TP2-1.5 12:36 Towards A Scalable DAG-based Distributed Ledger for Smart Communities
Caixiang Fan and Hamzeh Khazaei (University of Alberta, Canada); Yuxiang Chen (Concordia University, Canada); Petr Musilek (University of Alberta, Canada)
In recent years, Blockchain (BC) technology has been playing a more and more important role in building trust and security for Internet of Things (IoT). However, the unacceptable performance of the current mainstream BC systems can hardly meet the efficiency and scalability requirements of IoT. In this paper, we propose a scalable transactive smart homes infrastructure by leveraging a Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG) based Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and following the separation of concerns (SOC) design principle. Based on the proposed solution, an experiment with 40 Home Nodes is conducted to prove the concepts. From the results, we find that our solution provides a high transaction speed and scalability, as well as good performance on security and micropayment which are important in IoT settings. Then, we conduct an analysis and discuss how the new system breaks out the Blockchain Trilemma, which claims that it is hard for a BC platform to simultaneously reach decentralization, scalability and security. Finally, we conclude that the proposed DAG-based distributed ledger is an effective solution for building an IoT infrastructure for smart communities.
pp. 177-182
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TP3-1: IoT System Interfacesgo to top

Room: Charles Parsons
Chair: Amir Sinaeepourfard (Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway)
TP3-1.1 11:00 Indexing and Retrieving Voice Recordings by Instantly Tagging Mentioned Objects with Dots
Thibaut van Bergen (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands); Rui Ishiyama (NEC Corporation, Japan); Kengo Makino (NEC, Japan); Toru Takahashi and Yuta Kudo (NEC Corporation, Japan); Hans Goosen (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
This paper presents a novel framework and its prototype tool for indexing and retrieving specific fragments of voice recordings of discussions about physical objects such as text documents, pictures, or 3D models. When a specific part of an object is mentioned, it is tagged with an ink dot that is immediately registered in a database by capturing the dot's microscopic image. Simultaneously, an index of the recording fragment is created and linked with the dot. After the recording, a dot can be scanned and identified by matching its microscopic image with the database to retrieve the linked recording fragment for playback. A handy tool was developed to facilitate these operations while the user concentrates on the ongoing discussion. Performance tests of the dot identification have shown genuine matches without error. In demonstrations of a realistic usage scenario, the tool successfully facilitated the creation of indexes with dots during a voice recording and correctly played back all the specific recording fragments linked to the dot.
pp. 183-188
TP3-1.2 11:30 A Platform Agnostic Solution for Inter-Communication Between Virtual Reality Devices
Sami Abbas, Anderson Augusto Simiscuka and Gabriel-Miro Muntean (Dublin City University, Ireland)
Virtual Reality (VR) allows users to interact with intuitive environments to manipulate games, applications and even other Internet of Things (IoT) devices. VR devices have been brought to users by different vendors, supporting different development platforms and features. Many VR applications, however, do not support simultaneous VR devices from different vendors. The few applications that support this feature are not open to developers, with little information on their implementation and application performance. Using VRTK and Unity, this paper intends to present a VR application that supports multiple VR hardware platforms with the use of the VRTK SDK along with the appropriate VR hardware SDKs. This application supports multiple users in a VR environment where they can interact with each other and with objects in the VR space. Other features such as file transfer over the VR application are also supported. Such an application is important to allow developers to design future applications that support multiple devices regardless of the vendor, creating convenient multiuser VR applications with less limitations.
pp. 189-194
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TP3-1.3 12:00 Sensor-enabled Functional-Mobility Assessment: An Exploratory Investigation
Shadan Golestan, Dillam Jossue Diaz Romero, Eleni Stroulia and Antonio Miguel-Cruz (University of Alberta, Canada); Lili Liu (University of Alberta & University of Alberta, Canada)
The population of adults aged 65 years and older is expected to double by 2050. Healthcare systems must adapt to in order to manage the care of this increasing population. Older adults with complex care needs require a significant amount of additional support from caregivers. To maintain, and possibly improve, their quality of life, it is ideal that they receive this support while continuing to live in their own homes. Recent advances in sensing technologies offer the ability to recognize and collect multiple different types of data around a person's movement and physical ability. This data can subsequently be analyzed in order to inform a person's functional-mobility assessment. In this paper, we present an exploratory feasibility study around the use of Microsoft Kinect and KINVENT's K-FORCE plates for the purpose of assessing balance skills. Our results indicate that the analysis of data streams from these two sensors can effectively lead us towards a portable and adaptable gesture-evaluation system.
pp. 195-200
TP3-1.4 12:30 Deep En-Route Filtering of Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP) Messages on 6LoWPAN Border Routers
Felix Seidel (Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Germany); Konrad-Felix Krentz (Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany); Christoph Meinel (Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Germany)
Devices on the IoT are usually battery-powered and have limited resources. Hence, energy-efficient and lightweight protocols were designed for IoT devices, such as the popular CoAP. Yet, CoAP itself does not include any defenses against denial-of-sleep attacks, which are attacks that aim at depriving victim devices of entering low-power sleep modes. For example, a denial-of-sleep attack against an IoT device that runs a CoAP server is to send plenty of CoAP messages to it, thereby forcing the IoT device to expend energy for receiving and processing these CoAP messages. All current security solutions for CoAP, namely DTLS, IPsec, and OSCORE, fail to prevent such attacks. To fill this gap, Seitz et al. proposed a method for filtering out inauthentic and replayed CoAP messages "en-route" on 6LoWPAN border routers. In this paper, we expand on Seitz et al.'s proposal in two ways. First, we revise Seitz et al.'s software architecture so that 6LoWPAN border routers can not only check the authenticity and freshness of CoAP messages, but can also perform a wide range of further checks. Second, we propose a couple of such further checks, which, as compared to Seitz et al.'s original checks, more reliably protect IoT devices that run CoAP servers from remote denial-of-sleep attacks, as well as from remote exploits. We prototyped our solution and successfully tested its compatibility with Contiki-NG's CoAP implementation.
pp. 201-206

VERT2-1: Automotive and TransportationDetailsgo to top

Room: C1062

At present, pollution, congestion and traffic related problems are becoming major societal problems globally. Consequently, new automotive solutions and more suitable transportation modes are urgently required in order to provide various benefits for citizens and road users living better in the cities, including enhanced traffic safety, reduced pollution and emissions, and better utilization of road networks and emergency social resources. Along this line, many innovations and technologies have been invented for making vehicles electric, connected, shared and autonomous in the new context of modern intelligent transportation systems.

One of the core ideas to make intelligent transportation systems work effectively is to deploy advanced communication, coordination and many IoT enabling technologies among vehicles, road infrastructure, as well as the cloud in a flexible and integrated environment. By adopting IoT, useful information from vehicles, drivers and vulnerable road users, e.g. pedestrians and cyclists, can be collected, processed and shared in an effective, secure and timely manner, making the overall transportation system more efficient and reliable. At this point, many new vehicular applications have been developed and implemented using the IoT based solution architecture, which heavily leverages novel algorithms, including machine and deep learning methods, loud/edge computing capabilities, and real-time V2X communication technologies.

Examples include, but not limited to:

  • Smart parking system
  • Remote vehicle diagnostic system
  • E-Call system
  • Collision prediction and avoidance system
  • Driving monitoring system (e.g. detecting driver fatigue and awareness)

The WF-IoT 2019 track on Automotive and Transportation System will explore the potential of IoT enabling technologies for real world automotive and transportation applications from both a global and Irish perspective. The session will mainly focus on the following topics:

  • IoT enabled congestion, pollution and emission control
  • IoT based monitoring and safety for vulnerable road users
  • IoT technologies for enhanced driving experience
  • Green transportation and E-Mobility
  • Connected and autonomous vehicles in intelligent transportation

Schedule

11:00-13:00Session 1: Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
Talk 1: Connected Autonomous Vehicles - Enabling the Digital Transformation of IrelandJohn Cormican, Jaguar Land Rover Vehicle Engineering, Shannon, Ireland
Talk 2: Connected and Autonomous Vehicles - Behind the SensorsEdward Jones, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Talk 3: Sensors for Autonomous Vehicles and Automotive Driver Assistance SystemsMike Keaveney, Analog Devices, Limerick, Ireland
Moderated Panel and Audience Discussion
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-16:00Session 2: Sensors and Sensor Systems for Vehicles
Talk 4: In-Cabin Driver Monitoring and Gesture Recognition Enabled by 145GHz RadarKathleen Philips, IMEC, Eindhoven, The Netherland
Talk 5 Optical Sensing and LIDAR for Automotive and IoT ApplicationsNim Cheung, AIphotonics Ltd., Hong Kong
Panel Discussion
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-18:30Session 3: Analytics and Computing for the Automotive Industry
Talk 6: Fog, Robotics, and the Future of the Automotive IndustryFlavio Bonomi, Nebiollo Technologies, Milpitas, CA USA
Talk 7: Connected Vehicles - Analytics and ApplicationsEmanuele Crisostomi, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Panel Discussion, Wrap-up and Summary

Track Co-Chairs

Javier Gozalvez, Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Spain

Javier Gozalvez received an electronics engineering degree from the French Engineering School ENSEIRB (Bordeaux, France), and a PhD in mobile communications from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K. He has been with Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche (UMH), Spain since October 2002, where he is currently an Associate Professor and served as Deputy Vice-Rector for International Relations (2011-2015). He is the Director of the UWICORElaboratory at UMH where he leads research activities in the areas of vehicular networks, device-centric wireless networks, heterogeneous wireless networks, and wireless industrial communications. He received the best research paper award from the Journal of Network and Computer Applications, the young researcher award from UMH, as well as several paper awards at international and national conferences.

He is an elected member to the Board of Governors (2011-2017) of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, and has been elected President of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society for 2016. He is a Distinguished Speaker for the IEEEVehicular Technology Society, and previously served as Distinguished Lecturer (2011-2015). He is also the Chair for the IEEE Connected Vehicles Initiative funded by VTS. He currently serves as Mobile Radio Senior Editor of IEEEVehicular Technology Magazine and on the Editorial Board of the Computer Networks journal. He was previously Associate Editor of the IEEE Communications Letters. He was the General Co-Chair for the IEEE VTC-Spring 2015 conference in Glasgow (UK), and General Co-Chair of the ACM VANET 2013, ACM VANET 2012, URSI's national conference in 2012, and 3rd ISWCS 2006. He also was TPC Co-Chair for 2011 IEEE VTC-Fall and 2009 IEEE VTC-Spring. He was the founder and General Co-Chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Vehicular communications (WiVeC) in its 2007, 2008, and 2010 editions.

Mingming Liu, IBM Ireland Lab - Innovation Exchange

Dr. Mingming Liu is a data scientist within Innovation Exchange, IBM Ireland. He has many years of experience in machine learning, data science, centralized & distributed control and optimization theories with strong links to electric, hybrid vehicles and IoT in the context of smart grids, intelligent transportation systems and smart cities. Prior to IBM, he was employed as a postdoctoral researcher then a senior postdoctoral researcher with the control and decision science research group at University College Dublin, Ireland, where he spent almost three years working on both EU and SFI funded projects, including Green Transportation and Networks (SFI) and Enable-S3 (H2020). He is currently involved in several EU H2020 funded projects at IBM, and his works mainly focus on leveraging the state-of-the-art machine learning, deep learning techniques, as well as advanced control & optimization solutions for practical and challenging problems arising in the industry.

Mingming received his B.Eng. degree with first class honours from the Dept. of Electronic Engineering at the National University of Ireland Maynooth in 2011, and then the PhD degree in Applied Mathematics from the Hamilton Institute at the Maynooth university in 2015 with his thesis entitled "Topics in Electromobility and Related Applications". He is an IEEE member and an active reviewer in the fields. He has published over 20 papers to date, including top-tier journals such as "IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid", "IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation System", "IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering", and "Automatica".

Diarmuid McSwiney, Teagasc

Diarmuid leads the Industrial IoT Solutions Group in Analog Devices. Based in the Analog Devices European R&D Centre in Ireland, Diarmuid and his team are responsible for creating and executing ADI's strategy focusing on digitising commercial buildings and infrastructure. Diarmuid started his career in Motorola and Freescale before moving to start-ups developing technology for cellular infrastructure and handset manufacturers. Diarmuid holds an MSc in Electronic Engineering from University College Cork, Ireland.


Track Speakers

Flavio Bonomi

Flavio Bonomi is the founder and the Chief Technology Officer at Nebbiolo Technologies, a startup active in the domain of the Internet of Things, with particular focus on Industrial Automation.

Previously, Flavio was a Cisco Fellow, Vice President, and the Head of the Advanced Architecture and Research Organization at Cisco Systems, in San Jose, California.

At Cisco, Flavio was co-leading the vision and technology direction for Cisco's Internet of Things initiative.

Before joining Cisco in 1999, Flavio Bonomi was at AT&T Bell Labs from 1985 and 1995, with architecture and research responsibilities, mostly relating to the evolution of the ATM technology, and then was Principal Architect at two Silicon Valley startups, ZeitNet and Stratum One.

He received an Electrical Engineering degree from Pavia University in Italy, and the Master's and PhD in Electrical Engineering degrees in 1981 and 1985, respectively, from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Talk Title: Fog Robotics and the Future of the Automotive Industry

The success of the Industrial Internet of Things will be predicated, to a large extent, on the evolution and deployment of a distributed computing, storage and services platform, supporting and enabling multiple vertical applications and use cases. This platform of orchestrated resources will manifest as Cloud, Fog, or Edge, and Endpoint resources.

This modern infrastructure will progressively bridge the Information Technologies (IT) and the Industrial Operational (OT) domains, thus enabling a new breed of applications and services, while securing, managing and consolidating the current deployed base of applications.

In this talk, we will focus on the impact of the Fog, or Edge Computing Paradigm on the Automotive sector, with emphasis on two main perspectives, evolving according to similar architectures: Automotive Robotics Manufacturing, as well as the future internal Automotive Architecture.

We will discuss the critical roles played in this powerful technology evolution by deterministic networking and computing, virtualization, data and application management, and analytics.

Nim Cheung

Dr. Nim Cheung is Managing Director of AIphotonics Limited, a start-up company in Hong Kong Science Park specialized in 3D photography, LIDAR, and artificial intelligence. He was formerly Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), a 600-member R&D organization in the information and communications area established by the Hong Kong SAR Government. Prior to joining ASTRI, Dr. Cheung has held different research and senior management positions at AT&T Bell Labs, Bellcore, and Telcordia Technologies. He is a Telcordia Fellow and a Fellow of IEEE. Dr. Cheung served as the 18th President of the IEEE Communications Society, a global professional organization with 45,000 members in 180 chapters around the world. He was Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Communications Magazine, and was appointed Chairman of the IEEE Fellow Committee in 2012-13.

Dr. Cheung is an Honorary Professor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and has served as Consulting Professor at Stanford University from 2004 to 2009. He was a Council Member of the Hong Kong Research Grants Council from 2009 to 2015, and received the University of Hong Kong Distinguished Alumni Award in 2010. Dr. Cheung obtained his B.Sc. degree from the University of Hong Kong, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the California Institute of Technology.

Talk Title: Optical Sensing and LIDAR for Automobile and IoT Applications

Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) is a remote sensing technique that uses the time or phase of an optical pulse to measure the range and/or velocity of an object. The difference in return time and phase of the optical pulses can then be used to construct the digital 3D representation of the scanned object. LIDAR is increasingly used in creating the "digital twin" of an object and found widespread applications in autonomous vehicles and Internet of Things. This talk provides a survey of the principles of different light sensing techniques, as well as major scanning and detection mechanisms used by present day commercial LIDARs. Examples of leading brands of LIDARs used in autonomous vehicles and IoT applications, and how the collected point clouds are used to create 3D models and digital twins will be discussed.

John Cormican

John Cormican is the General Manager of Jaguar Land Rover Ireland Vehicle Engineering, which he co-founded in May 2017. Based in Shannon, John and his team play an important role in realising the company's vision for Autonomous, Connected, Electrified vehicles and Shared Mobility services. Having started his career as a Software Engineer in Piercom and Tellabs, John moved to Intel where he held a number of roles over a 15 year period. Prior to his role with Jaguar Land Rover, John was a Senior Business Development Manager at Intel for over ten years and was responsible for automotive business development strategy in EMEA. John is a graduate of University of Limerick and obtained a BSc in Applied Mathematics and Computer Engineering.

Talk Title: Connected Autonomous Vehicles - Enabling the Digital Transformation of Ireland

Development Strategy for Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAV):

  • Discussion around strategy to drive the digital transformation of Ireland through Connect Autonomous Vehicles and how this relates to global test-bed infrastructure projects, leveraging a thriving technology eco-system in the Ireland mid-west region. Ireland is already a world leader in software development, data centre infrastructure and communications infrastructure development. A CAV test-bed would enable and dramatically grow all these key industries in Ireland, it just happens to be that automotive is the trigger point to make this happen.
  • This is the strategic intent of CAV Ireland, not about any one individual company or industry but a wider tech-industry initiative that demonstrates Ireland as a world leader in this area. Other key players include Cisco, General Motors, Analog Devices, IBM, Arup, Connect, Lero and others.
  • Includes a discussion around regulation and legislation (or licences) to allow for autonomous vehicles on public road networks, with the right safety procedures in place. This is a global trend as the entire automotive industry moves in this direction. The presentation talks about a reduced series of specific roads in Limerick/Galway/Clare as a starting point which can scale nationally.
  • The longer term vision is the development of a purpose built CAV proving ground (as part of a global collaborative network) where all invested tech companies, research bodies and universities/colleges can share in the opportunity to innovate for their relevant sector (e.g. data centre, communications/networking, education/research, software development, automotive, etc). The strategy is to align with other global test-bed projects (for example in Florida, Singapore and Hungary).

Emanuele Crisostomi

Emanuele Crisostomi received the B.Sc. degree in computer science engineering, the M.Sc. degree in automatic control, and the Ph.D. degree in automatics, robotics, and bioengineering from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 2002, 2005, and 2009, respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor of Electrotechnics at the Department of Energy, Systems, Territory, and Constructions Engineering, University of Pisa. He has authored more than 80 papers published on international journals and conference proceedings, and he is the author of the recent book on connected cars and plug-in vehicles "Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle Networks: Optimization and Control, CRC Press, 2017". He is currently completing an edited volume on Analytics for the Sharing Economy that will be published by Springer in 2019. His research interests include control and optimization of large-scale systems, with applications to smart grids and green mobility networks.

Talk Title: Connected Vehicles: Analytics and Applications

The ability of connected vehicles to exchange relevant information is attracting a valuable interest from many industrial and academic researchers to enable an increasing number of applications of interest for the transportation community, some of which are still in their nascent stage. In this talk we shall review a number of applications that involve both conventional and new types of plug-in vehicles; also, we shall review applications that may affect and influence the behaviour of vehicles both when they are driving and when they are parked. Such applications include cooperative positioning algorithms, and switching between different driving modes to meet environmental power generation constraints.

In this context, it is interesting to notice that many traffic-related applications have been recently conveniently designed and formulated as optimization problems. The challenging aspects of such optimization problems is that they should be conveniently solved in a distributed fashion, with little communication requirements, and taking into account the limited actuation capabilities of the vehicles. In addition, the obtained solutions should be fair, within the population of drivers who have their own preferences and constraints. Recent advances in the development of distributed algorithms that have the previous properties will be presented and discussed.

Edward Jones

Edward Jones is a Senior Lecturer in Electrical & Electronic Engineering at National University of Ireland, Galway, where he also served as Vice-Dean of the College of Engineering & Informatics from 2010-2016. He has a number of years of experience in senior R&D positions in industry, with both multinational and start-up companies. He has also been a visiting researcher at Columbia University, USA, and the University of New South Wales, Australia. His research interests are in the development and application of signal processing and related techniques in the fields of connected and autonomous vehicles, and biomedical engineering. He is a researcher in Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, and co-directs the Connaught Automotive Research (CAR) Group at NUI Galway.

Talk Title: Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: Behind the Sensors

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) are attracting much interest and development, driven by technological, societal and regulatory change, new business models, and ubiquitous connectivity. This is influencing personal mobility through e.g. passenger vehicles, as well as other markets such as industrial automation and logistics. A critical component in the development of CAV technology is the need for such systems to accurately sense and understand their environments. This requires a range of sensors that provide large quantities of data and associated complex algorithms, often implemented using embedded software, to extract useful information from these data for use by the vehicle to drive its actions. For example, an autonomous or semi-autonomous car must examine its environment to detect other vehicles, infrastructure and vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists, and uses this information to take action to e.g. avoid a pedestrian. While many advances have been made in sensors, signal processing and machine learning, challenges remain to be solved. Technological challenges include ensuring perception is robust in difficult conditions such as inclement weather and complex road environments, while societal challenges include the need to support reliability and transparency to foster trust and acceptance of the technology. This presentation will examine some of the issues involved, how signal processing and related technology is contributing to addressing some of these concerns, and what technical challenges remain.

Mike Keaveney

Mike Keaveney is the Technology Director for the Autonomous Transport & Safety Business Unit at Analog Devices Inc. (ADI), based in Limerick, Ireland. He is also an Analog Devices Fellow.

In his role as technology director, he has responsibility for technology roadmap and product architecture definition for ADI's solutions for autonomous transport and automotive driver assistance systems (ADAS). This includes Radar, Lidar and IMU sensor technology, sensor fusion and machine learning strategy for the Business Unit.

Prior to this, Mike was an Engineering Director at Analog Devices and led an engineering team that developed RF & Microwave integrated circuits for cellular communications infrastructure equipment as well as radars for industrial and automotive applications. He has numerous IEEE and IET publications, holds 19 U.S. patents, has served on the RF Technical Program Committee of the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) from 2009 to 2014 and is currently serving on TPC for the European Solid States Circuits conference (ESSCIRC).

Mike Keaveney received the B.E. degree in electrical engineering from University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, Ireland, in 1986, and the M.Eng. Degree in computer systems from the University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland, in 1992.

Kathleen Philips

Dr. Kathleen Philips is a director at imec, The Netherlands, leading R&D programs on next-generation IoT technologies for Cognitive Sensing. The research includes roadmaps on state-of-the-art IC design for RF-sensing and radar, as well as design of new electro-chemical sensors for environmental monitoring, all the way to analytics, AI and neuromorphic chip design. She is responsible for the roadmap definition, the multi-site and multi-region implementation, as well as the business aspects of the Cognitive Sensing R&D programs.

Kathleen has joined imec in 2007 and has held positions as director IoT, program director for Perceptive Systems, program manager for ULP Wireless and as a principal scientist. Before that time, she was a research scientist at the Philips Research Labs for over 12 years. She holds a Ph. D in electrical engineering, has authored and co-authored over 80 papers and holds various patents.

Talk Title: In-Cabin Driver Monitoring and Gesture Recognition Enabled by 145GHz Radar

Next-generation driver assistance needs new technologies to support driver alertness, or driver monitoring. The driver monitoring system checks the driver's level of vigilance via non-contact sensing. In this slot, we present the latest R&D on radar technology for in-cabin driver monitoring. The radar is used for non-contact and through-clothing detection of micro-skin movements like respiration, heart rate and heart rate variability. Additional use cases include detection of a baby-left-behind, or gesture recognition for non-contact dashboard control is presented.

It is a first-of-a-kind radar chip operating in the 145GHz unlicensed band, and supporting a bandwidth up to 10GHz. This results in an ultra-fine range resolution of 1.5cm, in combination with an unprecedented doppler resolution. The radar has an integrated antenna on the 28nm CMOS chip, relaxing the complexity of mm-wave product design, and, when integrated into a MIMO constellation, the total solution can be as small as a couple of square centimeters. In this talk, we will present the chip and algorithms in more detail and show results for non-contact vital signs detection and gesture recognition

The chip dissipates 500mW in continuous mode, with the option of a low-power, duty-cycled FM transmission mode (for close ranges) enabled via fast powering built into the transceiver.

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Room: Jonathan Swift

Track Description

A Smart City is a complex system, of interwoven ecosystems. Each ecosystem in a true smart city has an inter-dependency on other ecosystems, be it smart energy, traffic management, smart buildings, and so on, data and services need to be shared to make the citizen experience smooth and efficient, requiring a cross industry collaborative approach. At its core is the need to balance available resources and manage their best use in providing value for citizens, industry and commercial entities, institutions, government and other stakeholders. Furthermore, Smart Cities are people-centred ecosystems, striving for improvements in the quality of life of its inhabitants, their social well-being and stimulating local economies.

Economics and regulatory aspects are playing a major role in fostering the adoption and deployment of Technology. They are a key ingredient in the decision making that translates potential into reality.

Technology advances are continuously contributing to this system. In the background, the Internet of Things (IoT) is proving that data gathering, the sensing of processes, infrastructure, and city management is a basis for improvement and innovation. New IoT capabilities are enabling real-time monitoring of conditions and the performance of city functions, which are driving subsequent analyses. This leads to greater awareness of the state of a city, resulting in a cycle of better planning and the execution of actions that can steer its evolution, improving the use of resources and the well-being of its citizens.

This WF-IoT 2019 track on Smart Cities will explore both a global and Ireland-wide view of:

  • the current status of technology;
  • services and trends;
  • people-centred vision, strategies and case studies;
  • the role of open standards in the development of integrated & federated ecosystems.

Our aim is to provide an open platform, where global smart city leaders from government, technology, academia, and business can share their expertise and interact with the audience to discuss the future we wish to chart, and the paths forward, taking into account the many alternatives unlocked by the Internet of Things.

We will be highlighting within the Smart City vertical track a People-Centric Approach to Smart Cities as an underlying theme to all the sessions, bringing together international expert speakers from:

Canada - Denmark - France - Germany - Greece - Hong Kong - India - Ireland - Italy - Morocco - Switzerland - UK - USA

The sessions will be split into 3 days with 9 sessions, as follows:

Tuesday, 16 April 2019:
  • Technology and Services

Wednesday, 17 April 2019:

  • Goals, Vision and People
  • All Ireland

    Dedicated to insight and open discussion on Smart City strategies, research and projects for the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland (UK).

Thursday, 18 April 2019:

  • Trends
  • Concluding Panel Discussion

    A global discussion on Smart Cities and IoT, led by Adam Drobot (Co-Chair of the IEEE World Forum on IoT, Limerick 2019).

These sessions will be of interest to those involved in designing, building or deploying smart city solutions, from academic research, solution providers, suppliers, cities and government, where efficient service delivery, ease of doing business, quality of life and citizen engagement is critical to success.


Schedule

Tuesday, 16 April 2019
11:00-13:00Session 1: Technology & Services I
Session ChairRebecca Hammons, Center for Information and Communications Sciences, Ball State University (USA)
Talk 1Kishor Narang, Mentor & Principal Design Architect, Narnix Technolabs (India)
Talk 2: Privacy Challenges in Smart-Cities: Practical Approaches to Manage Ubiquitous Computer Vision in the CloudPeter Corcoran, Professor of Electrical Engineering, NUI Galway (Ireland)
Talk 3: Data Exchange & Data Layer Standardization for Smart CitiesSubramanian Chidambaram, Cloud & ML Architect, Intel Corporation (USA)
Panel Discussion
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-16:00Session 2: Technology & Services II
Session ChairJoann O'Brien, VP, Ecosystems & Labs, TM Forum (UK)
Talk 4Christian Maitre, Director of the Global Operations Transformation, Orange Group (France)
Talk 5: City as a Data PlatformMichael Mulquin, President, Smart Cities Association (UK)
Talk 6: A Minimal Common Ground: Towards Technical Underpinnings of a Global Market for Smart Cities and CommunitiesMartin Brynskov, Chair, OASC - Open & Agile Smart Cities (Denmark)
Panel Discussion
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-18:30Session 3: Technology & Services III
Session ChairJoel Myers, CEO, DOMILA (Ireland)
Talk 7: Smart Cities: IoT & the Digital RevolutionFrancesco Mazzola, CEO, T.net Italia (Italy)
Talk 8Eric Woods, Research Director, Navigant (USA)
Talk 9: Multi-Service Networks for Smart CitiesArik Elberse, Global Director & Industry Principal for IoT Smart Cities & Buildings, Cisco (Ireland)
Talk 10: Collaborative Approach to Choosing from the Open Standards MenuLindsay Frost, Board Member of ETSI and Chief Standardization Engineer, NEC (Germany)
Panel Discussion, Wrap-up and Summary
Wednesday, 17 April 2019
11:00-13:00Session 4: Goals, Vision and People
Session ChairJoel Myers, CEO, DOMILA (Ireland)
Talk 1Konstantinos Champidis, Chief Digital Officer, City of Athens (Greece)
Talk 2Aawatif Hayar, Chair, Casablanca IEEE Core Smart City (Morocco)
Talk 3: Sharing and Selling Information Between Different Silos: The NGSI-LD APILindsay Frost, Board Member of ETSI and Chief Standardization Engingeer, NEC (Germany)
Panel Discussion
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-16:00Session 5: All Ireland I
Session ChairMihai Bilauca, Head of Digital Strategy & EU Programmes, Limerick City & County Council (Ireland)
Talk 4: The All-Ireland Smart Cities ForumBrian Donnellan, Chairperson, All Ireland Smart Cities Forum (Ireland)
Talk 5Alfie Jones, Head of Information Systems, Galway City Council (Ireland)
Talk 6Naomh McElhatton, Founder, SMART Global (NI, UK)
Panel Discussion
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-18:30Session 6: All Ireland II
Session ChairJoann O'Brien, VP, Ecosystems & Labs, TM Forum (UK)
Talk 7: Building a Smarter City in CorkRuth Buckley, Deputy Chief Executive, Cork City Council (Ireland)
Talk 8Stephen Kinsella, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Limerick (Ireland)
Talk 9: Tackling Dublin's Urban ChallengesAlan Murphy, Lead, Smart Dublin (Ireland)
Talk 10: InterTradeIreland: Assisting with Trade and Innovation Across the Island and Seeking Opportunities for New Cross Border CollaborationGrainne Lennon, International Funding and Collaborations Broker, InterTradeIreland (UK/Ireland)
Panel Discussion, Wrap-up and Summary
Thursday, 18 April 2019
11:00-13:00Session 7: Trends I
Session ChairRebecca Hammons, Center for Information and Communications Sciences, Ball State University (USA)
Talk 1: Context Broker TechnologyErnoe Kovacs, Head of IoT Research, NEC Europe (Germany)
Talk 2: CDX: A Smart City Data Exchange PlatformSidhartha Mohanty, Director of Technology Office, Intel Corporation (USA)
Talk 3Simon Wood, GM of Sales for IoT, BT (UK)
Panel Discussion
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-16:00Session 8: Trends II
Session ChairJoel Myers, CEO, DOMILA (Ireland)
Talk 4: Efficient Task Allocation for Resource Management in IoT: Objects Cooperation from Mobile CrowdSensing to Smart BuildingsVirginia Piloni, Assistant Professor, University of Cagliari (Italy)
Talk 5Sébastien Ziegler, President, IoT Forum (Switzerland)
Talk 6Thomas Hermsdorfer, CEO, SET Technologies (Germany)
Panel Discussion
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-18:30Session 9: Concluding Panel Discussion
Panel LeaderAdam Drobot, Chairman of the Board, OpenWorkTech (USA)
Panelist 1Mingming Liu, IBM Ireland Lab - Innovation Exchange, IBM (Ireland)
Panelist 2Thomas Hermsdorfer, CEO, SET Technologies (Germany)
Panelist 3Yu-Hsing Wang, Professor (Associate Head), Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (Hong Kong)
Panelist 4Dirk Pesch, Professor, University College Cork (Ireland)
Panelist 5Jeffrey Voas, Computer Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology (USA)
Panelist 6Fawzi Behmann, Chairman, IEEE Communications & Signal Processing (USA)
Panelist 7Ernoe Kovacs, Head of IoT Research, NEC Europe (Germany)
Panelist 8Kishor Narang, Mentor & Principal Design Architect, Narnix Technolabs (India)

Track Co-Chairs

Mihai Bilauca, Limerick City & County Council

Dr. Mihai Bilauca is leading the development and implementation of Limerick's Digital Strategy which aims to lay the foundation for a Smart Limerick City Region. As a result of this strategic approach Limerick has become the first Lighthouse Smart City in Ireland. Having worked for Limerick for overs 17 years Mihai is now heading the Digital Strategy and EU Programmes departments in Limerick City & County Council. Mihai worked in various roles in the ICT Management for UPC Romania, and for Limerick City Council in senior roles or heading the ICT, Change Management (organisational transformation) or Customer Services departments. Mihai is involved in standardization work for Smart Cities & Communities with international standardization organisations (ISO, CEN/CENELEC, ETSI).

In his spare time Mihai continues his academic research in smart cities, mathematical programming and optimization modelling methods and publishes in ACM and other leading computing science journals and conferences. Mihai received a Master of Science (M.Sc.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from University of Limerick, Ireland and the software engineering degree from "Stefan cel Mare" University of Suceava, Romania.

Rebecca Lee Hammons, Ball State University

Dr. Rebecca Hammons is an associate professor in the Center for Information and Communication Sciences at Ball State University. She has extensive technology industry experience in establishing and leading software quality assurance, product development lifecycle services, and project management teams. Strengths include technical leadership, process improvement and automation, predictive analytics for software, and strategic planning.

Dr. Hammons has worked for Ontario Systems, Apple, Raytheon, Tivoli Systems and Wang, in addition to several niche software firms. She is a Certified Quality Manager and Certified Software Quality Engineer with the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and a Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Product Owner with Scrum Alliance. Dr. Hammons received her Ed.D. and M.A. from Ball State University and her B.A. from Michigan State University.

Her dissertation research was in self-directed learning for software quality practitioners. Current technology industry research interests include Slow Tech, Burnout Theory, Internet of Things/Smart Cities, and Gold-Collar Workers. Dr. Hammons thrives on leading organizational change initiatives and coaching individuals and teams to reach their full potential.

Joel Myers, DOMILA Limited (Dublin, Ireland)

Vice Chair of the IEEE Internet of Things (IoT) Consortium Smart Cities Working Group

Leading technologist specializing in the creation and development of innovation technology solutions in the communications and management of services in Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and since 2015 in Business Networking.

Over the past 30 years, he has worked with museums and archaeological worldwide, including the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Pompei in Italy, the Courtauld Institute in London, and The Frick Museum and Metropolitan Museum in New York. His projects in cultural heritage and tourism have covered solutions in digital photo-archiving, reconstructions of sites using 3D virtual reality, augmented reality, and audio-visual mobile applications. In 2008, Joel Myers led a team of developers in partnership with Google Inc. (Mountainview, California) and the Universities of Virginia and UCLA in the creation of Google Earth's first historical city layer, ancient Rome, launched with Michael Jones (CTO, Google Inc. in 2008) under the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism and hosted by On. Gianni Alemanno, the Mayor of the Municipality of Rome in 2008.

His company, HoozAround Corp. is currently commercialising a mobile application called HoozAroundTM. This App offers very close-proximity networking for users to carry out business and social networking based on profile matching needs or interests in real-time, indoors and outdoors. Its aim is to bring people together that would otherwise never meet, face-to-face, in order to create new and more efficient opportunities to grow personally, socially as a city-wide community and in developing business. The app was successfully piloted at the IFA Berlin consumer electronics trade fair in 2017 and at the IEEE World Forum on IoT in February 2018 (Singapore).

Over the past few years Joel Myers has been focusing on the redefinition of the "Internet of People" exploring the goals of the smart city industry movement juxtaposed with the need for humanity to remain connected as physical people on the following 3 themes:

  1. real face-to-face connectivity: people are a city's most important resource and by bringing them together in a more efficient and cohesive way, a city will grow exponentially, both socially and economically; physical connectivity also fights the growing issues of social isolation that are becoming more and more present in today's cities, by helping people to meet face-to-face we move away from virtual communities when smaller distances permit it, and create real relationships within cities that offer sharing and giving back social themes, resulting in a happier population;
  2. the social consequences of increased virtualisation and automation; and
  3. the impact of automation on employment and the economy.

Under HoozAround Corp., Joel Myers has also started working together on a new concept in social credits for Smart Cities that provides awards without the possibility of negative ratings, called HooziesTM. Awards given when people meet face-to-face and carry out positive social actions. The aim is to develop a happier city through technology that promotes human interaction, relationship-building, sharing and giving back to the community, on a local, national, and international level.

The work carried out by Joel Myers has been published in international newspapers and journals such as the BBC, New York Times, Hong Times, the Hindu Times, Wired, and Forbes Magazine.

Joann O'Brien, Vice President, Ecosystems & Labs of TM Forum

Joann is a transformative technology leader who recognized early the role of APIs and automation in achieving a true digital strategy. Joann has led the TM Forum's Open API initiative from concept to global success as an enabler to the zero integration economy. Joann has significant experience leading complex large scale transformation programs for a number of global organizations. She has a mixture of technical and management background, enjoying both equally, she has a BS in Information Technology majoring in Telecommunications from Dublin City University and MBA from Open University.


Track Speakers

Fawzi Behmann, President, TelNet Management Consulting, Inc.

Vice-Chair, IEEE NA Communications Society

Fawzi is a visionary, thought leader, author, and entrepreneur in technology positioning, advancing the adoption of technology in serving key markets.

Fawzi spent over 35 years in the industry and held various executive and leadership positions with Tier 1 companies in the areas of communications and networks spanning service provider, equipment vendor, and semiconductor in US and Canada. Core competencies include strategic planning, Telecom Network Management based on ITU TMN, multiservice edge product release, and strategic marketing for SoC Multi-core-Multi-engine product roadmap.

Being passionate about technology & automation, Fawzi founded TelNet Management Consulting Inc. in 2009 offering professional services in the areas of technology trends, IoT/AI/5G technology positioning, and smart networking solutions development for key markets such as healthcare, mobility, energy, public safety and smart cities.

Fawzi has been a keynote & distinguished speaker, at several domestic and international conferences. He has several publications including a recent book on "Collaborative Internet of Things for Future Smart Connected Life and Business " published by Wiley.

Fawzi has organized several domestic and international conferences and summits. The most recent GreenTech international conference of Smart City.

Fawzi is currently the vice-chair of IEEE ComSoc for NA, chair of IEEE Central Texas and Region 5 Conference Committee chair. He received several awards form Indsutry and IEEE. Most recently is 2017 IEEE Communications Society Chapter of the Year award and 2018 IEEE USA Regional Leadership Award.

Fawzi holds a Bachelor of Science with honors and distinction from Concordia University, Montreal; Masters in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, Ontario and Executive MBA from Queen's University, Ontario Canada.

Martin Brynskov

Martin Brynskov is chair of the global Open & Agile Smart Cities initiative (OASC), which encompasses more than 100 cities from 24 countries. OASC is a non-profit association based in Brussels, Belgium, and it aims to develop so-called Minimal Interoperability Mechanisms (MIMs) for cities and communities. Dr Brynskov is vice-chair of the UN ITU-T Focus Group on Data Processing and Management to support IoT and Smart Cities & Communities (FG-DPM) and chair of the Working Group on Use Cases, Requirements and Applications/Services, and Chair of the Danish Standards Committee on Smart Cities and Communities (ISO TC 268 mirror committee). Dr Brynskov is associate professor, PhD, in Interaction Technologies at Aarhus University in Denmark, director of AU Smart Cities and DITCOM, Centre for Digital Transformation of Cities and Communities, founder and co-director of the Digital Living Research Commons, director of the Digital Design Lab, and fellow at the Center for Advanced Visualization and Interaction (CAVI). Dr Brynskov is coordinator of the European IoT Large Scale Pilot on Smart Cities "SynchroniCity", and the European project New Generation Internet of Things "NGIoT". He is a global expert, speaker and advisor on IoT and smart cities with a human-centric focus.

Talk Title: A Minimal Common Ground: Towards Technical Underpinnings of a Global Market for Smart Cities and Communities

Ruth Buckley

Ruth is currently Deputy Chief Executive and Head of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) and Business Services for Cork City council a large urban local authority in southern Ireland which serves a diverse population of 230,000 people. She has worked in a variety of change management and strategic leadership roles over a 30-year period in both the private and public sector.

Over the last 10 years Ruth has held a number of leadership roles in other organisations including, Vice president of the Major Cities of Europe, Chair of the Heads of Information Systems Liaison group, Director of I Wish and current as a founding member of the Cork Smart Gateway. The gateway is collaboration between Tyndall Research Institute, Nimbus and both Cork local authorities. www.corksmartgateway.ie, Ruth is also a founder member of the Water systems and services innovation centre based in Nimbus.

In 2015 Ruth co-founded the ‘I wish' not for profit organisation with two business women, Caroline O'Driscoll Partner with KPMG and Gillian Keating Partner with RDJ. See www.iwish.ie . This year over 4000 transition year students attended two events (Cork and Dublin) designed to introduce young girls to careers opportunities in Science Technology Engineering Maths (STEM) via an interactive exhibition featuring STEM employers and role models.

Talk Title: Building a Smarter City in Cork

Konstatinos Champidis

Konstatinos Champidis is responsible for the digital transformation of the city of Athens. After a distinguished initial career in engineering within the private sector, he spent two years as a special advisor to the Mayor of Athens, actively participating in the development of "Digital Agenda 2020" for Greece. From October 2014 until today, he has been the Executive Member of the Board of Directors of DAEM. From January 2015 to February 2017, he served as Administrator of the Mayor's "Project Management Tool" and advised him. Then, in February 2017, he became the first Chief Digital Officer of the City of Athens. Konstantinos, released the city's "Digital Roadmap" on January 2018, which includes all the digital initiatives for Athens. He enjoys cycling and listening to classical music. He is married and has a wonderful 6-year old daughter.

Subramanian Chidambaram, Cloud & ML Architect - Intel Corporation

I am a blend of technologist, entrepreneur, product architect and engineering manager, I lead the cloud platform & machine learning architecture group, provide inputs to strategic product planning and manage software vendors and SI's.

Deep domain expertise in creating API based products with innovative business models, building SaaS and big data analytics solution. Experience in taking solutions through privacy, legal & security life cycle milestones.

I actively track technology trends and provide strategic inputs in go-to-market strategies, investment opportunities, channel partner evaluation & structuring the solution terms sheet for partnerships.

I have around 20+ years of experience and pride myself being a hands-on technologist. I do have extensive experience in taking to production many solution offerings and managing the operations in cloud.

My hands-on experience is in building solutions in the technology space include Developing Micro Services for Internet of Things, Identity management for Single Sign-On, License Key Management & DRM for Content Protection, Enterprise Solutions varied Industry verticals.

Talk Title: Data Exchange & Data Layer Standardization for Smart Cities

Peter Cocoran, Professor of Electrical Engineering, National University Ireland Galway

Peter Corcoran is an academic, entrepreneur, industry consultant, expert witness and prolific inventor. He has 30 years experiences as a Professor in Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the National University of Ireland Galway and was elevated to IEEE Fellow in 2010 for contributions to digital camera technology. He has more than 300 published research & technical articles with a Google Scholar h-index of 56. He was a co-founder of FotoNation (www.fotonation.com), now a key business division of Xperi corporation (www.xperi.com) and is a named inventor on more than 250 granted US patents. Currently he is director of the Center for Computational, Cognitive and Connected Imaging (C3I) and heads up a group of 15+ researchers in advanced AI and Computer Vision techniques for embedded systems. He also consults for industry as an expert witness and advisor on Intellectual Property development and strategy.

Brian Donnellan

Prof. Brian Donnellan is Vice-President of Engagement and Innovation in Maynooth University. He is also Professor of Management Information Systems and Academic Director of the Innovation Value Institute (IVI) in that university. He is Co-Principal Investigator in the Irish Software Research Centre (Lero), where he is leading research projects on Smart Cities and Business Model Innovation and is a Funded Investigator in several other Science Foundation Ireland research centres. Having facilitated the formation of the All Ireland Smart Cities Forum, Brian is now its' Chairman. Prior to becoming an academic, he spent 20 years working in the ICT industry where he was responsible for the provision of Engineering Information Systems to support New Product Development. Brian has been guest and associate editor of several leading academic journals and has published widely on IT Innovation.

Adam Drobot

Dr. Adam T. Drobot is a technologist with over forty years of experience in industry, the public sector, and in research. Today his activities include strategic consulting, start-ups, and participation in industry associations and government advisory bodies. He is the Chairman of the Board of OpenTechWorks, Inc. a company specializing in open source software. Previously he was the Managing Director and CTO of 2M Companies in Dallas, TX, from 2010-2012, and President of the Applied Research and Government Business Units at Telcordia Technologies and the company's CTO from 2002 to 2010. Prior to that, Adam managed the Advanced Technology Group at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He also served as the Senior Vice President for Science and Technology as part of his 27 years of service at SAIC from 1975 to 2002.

Adam has been the principal or key participant in the development of several large, scientific and engineering code systems and software for managing the design and production of complex platforms. He has published more than 100 journal articles, and is a frequent contributor to industry literature. He currently holds 26 patents. Adam is a member of Several Corporate Boards, and the FCC Technology Advisory Council. He is on the Board of the Telecommunications Industry Association where he has Chaired the TIA Technology Committee. He is the 2007 recipient of IEEE's Managerial Excellence Award. For the IEEE he has Chaired IEEE Employee Benefits and Compensation Committee, the IEEE Awards Recognition Council, served as a member of the IEEE Awards Board. During 2017 and 2018 he chaired the IEEE IoT Activities Board that oversees the multi-society IEEE IoT Initiative. He holds a BS in Engineering Physics from Cornell University and a PhD. in Plasma Physics from the University of Texas.

Arik Elberse, Global Director, Industry Principal for IoT Smart Cities Solutions, Cisco Systems (Ireland)

Arik Elberse is the Global Director and Industry Principal for Cisco's IoT Smart Cities Solutions. He is responsible for leading end-to-end, innovative and flexible Smart Cities and Connected Roadways solutions, by leveraging Cisco's market leading Intent-Based Networking, IoT Networking and the Cisco Kinetic for Cities platform, as well as a broad selection of eco-system partners.

Arik's previous Cisco responsibilities have included Director of Collaboration Systems and Solutions Engineering and Architecture and Director of Product Management for Video and Desktop Unified Communications. He has 25+ years' experience in ICT and prior to joining Cisco in early 2007 held a variety of senior positions, incl. CTO for Contact Center and Multimedia Applications with Nortel (now Avaya).

Talk Title: Multi-Service Networks for Smart Cities

Lindsay Frost, Chief Standardisation Engineer at NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH

Lindsay Frost is Chief Standardisation Engineer at NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH, chairman of the ETSI ISG CIM group for Context Information Management, Board member of ETSI, and ETSI delegate to the Sector Forum for Smart and Sustainable Cities and Communities as well as delegate to a sub-group of the Digitizing European Industry activity. His previous roles included board member of HGI, co-chairman of HGI Smart Home group, Chair of ETSI TISPAN WG5 Home Networks, Chair of WFA Mobile Convergence group. Lindsay Frost has a Ph.D in experimental physics, a strong interest in medical engineering and a passion for promoting better use of standards for Smart Cities and communities.

Aawatif Hayar

Prof. Aawatif Hayar is the Chair of the Casablanca IEEE Core Smart City project. As a Professor at University Hassan II Casablanca Morocco, she is currently leading GreenTIC-ENSEM, and is the co-founder of E-Madina, a smart city cluster effort. She was selected in 2015 by the African Innovation Foundation as one of the Top-10 innovative African women. She is currently leading R&D projects in smart cities fields with the City of Casablanca, CNRST, Lydec, GIZ and HBS Foundation.

Thomas Hermsdorfer

Thomas Hermsdorfer is Founder and CEO of SET Technology GmbH. He founded SET in 2007 and graduated in Business Administration. Thomas has had a long-standing career in business consulting, strategy development and technology consulting.

For 15 years, he served as a congressman for the Free State of Saxony and was involved in the State's technology strategy and infrastructure. He led the parliamentary committee for Science, Universities, Media and Art over a period of several years. As such, he was they core university liaison and responsible for science policy. Both fields are regulated on a state level in Germany.

As a member of the Committee for Economic Affairs and Labor a key focus was on the creation of new economic reality in Saxony, one of the new German federal states after reunification. During Thomas's political service, new business incubators were successfully established in Saxony as a link between R&D and the regional economy.

Starting in 1998, Thomas has established deep business relations with organizations at a number of key economic locations in the U.S. Together with the Economic Development Organization of Saxony, he created networks for market expansion, especially SMEs between 1998 and 2007. In collaboration with various Fraunhofer Institutes, Thomas has worked on several international programs in the U.S. and China. Fraunhofer Society is Europe's largest application-oriented research organization.

Alfie Jones, Head of Information Systems, Galway City Council

Alfie Jones has 25 years of ICT experience, working in the sectors of Retail, Financial Services, e-commerce, logistics, HealthCare and Local Government.

Stephen Kinsella

Stephen is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Limerick, Ireland and Senior Fellow at the Melbourne School of Government, University of Melbourne, Australia. Stephen is an award-winning weekly columnist for the Sunday Business Post. Stephen's research uses national accounting data to make better models, the economics of small open economies like Ireland under austerity.

Ernoe Kovacs

Head of IoT research at the NEC Laboratories Europe, Heidelberg, Germany. Working on advancing the Internet-of-Things into a programmable cloud-edge platform, adding moving objects like cars or drones, and creating new solutions for the Smart Cities of the Future. We are involved in public and private funded cooperative R&D projects in Europe as well as NEC-internal projects. We participate in IoT large scale pilots, for example for autonomous driving cars as well as for building reference zones for Smart Cities in Europe.

Talk Title: Context Broker Technology

Gráinne Lennon

Gráinne Lennon works a collaborations broker with InterTradeIreland. Her responsibilities include running the Horizon 2020 north/south support programme, secretariat for the US-Ireland R&D partnership and exploring new opportunities for all island collaboration/clusters that will result in mutual economic benefit for Ireland and Northern Ireland. Prior to this, she managed InterTradeIreland's Funding for Growth programme, which aims to assist companies become investor and funding ready. Gráinne has a wide range of experience gained from working in an executive capacity with a number of SME's across the island. Her skills stretch from business planning to raising finance and financial control. She has worked with early stage/start up businesses and more established ventures. Gráinne is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Mingming Liu

Dr. Mingming Liu is a data scientist within Innovation ExcMingming Liuhange, IBM Ireland. He has many years of experience in machine learning, data science, centralized & distributed control and optimization theories with strong links to electric, hybrid vehicles and IoT in the context of smart grids, intelligent transportation systems and smart cities. Prior to IBM, he was employed as a postdoctoral researcher then a senior postdoctoral researcher with the control and decision science research group at University College Dublin, Ireland, where he spent almost three years working on both EU and SFI funded projects, including Green Transportation and Networks (SFI) and Enable-S3 (H2020). He is currently involved in several EU H2020 funded projects at IBM, and his works mainly focus on leveraging the state-of-the-art machine learning, deep learning techniques, as well as advanced control & optimization solutions for practical and challenging problems arising in the industry.

Mingming received his B.Eng. degree with first class honours from the Dept. of Electronic Engineering at the National University of Ireland Maynooth in 2011, and then the PhD degree in Applied Mathematics from the Hamilton Institute at the Maynooth university in 2015 with his thesis entitled "Topics in Electromobility and Related Applications". He is an IEEE member and an active reviewer in the fields. He has published over 20 papers to date, including top-tier journals such as "IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid", "IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation System", "IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering", and "Automatica".

Christian Maitre

Christian graduated as a Computing & Telecom Engineer, and in the early 90s started working for a software company (Steria) to develop standard of interconnectivity between banks and large accounts. He moved to London to build the international projects for Young & Rubicam, a well-known Advertising company, and then onto New York at the WWHQ to develop the first corporate Intranet. Back in France we took the position as CIO of the Young & Rubicam group. Following this he became CIO for IBM software group/Lotus France, developing lots of new concepts with the rise of Internet.

In 2000 Christian joined a small French internet company as deputy general manager in charge of Operations, reshaping all their operations and supporting new innovation for business (one of the main multimedia service providers in France). The company was acquired by Orange in 2006, and he became VP for Operations for Orange Business Services (the enterprise branch of Orange). He then spent 7 years in the Orange group as Deputy CIO in charge of IT modernisation for the whole group. Now he is Director of the Global Operations Transformation for countries in the Orange group, working on new digital paradigms for network, service platform and IT contexts.

Christian is an expert in Smart Cities, with many awarded catalyst projects that standardise a city's digital journey.

Francesco Mazzola, CEO at T.net Italia Spa

Francesco Mazzola graduated in Electronic Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano in Italy and attended several postgraduate degree programs. He has performed his first experience as an expert in multidisciplinary engineering at Snamprogetti (ENI) of San Donato Milanese and then at Agip Petroli of the same group. CEO and CIO of T.net Italia since 2002 he has leaded T.net, a private held company, into ambitious projects, such as the Oncology Network of Eastern Sicily, whose project received in 2008 in Cernobbio (Italy) the award as an Excellence in Health Digital Information Systems while in 2014, an advanced Hybrid Cloud Project became an Emear Case Study of Cisco Systems. Since 2007 he has been working on cognitive computing, machine learning (Electronic Health Record in the Oncology Clinic, Pollution Air Modeling, Farming) and Software Defined Network development.

In 2015 he started the IOT Business Unit of T.net Italia and he is actually involved in building the Middleware Infrastructure and developing the Software Defined Radio to let IOT Sensors talking efficiently to ITS in Smart Road and Smart City context optimizing V2X Communications. He's also Tech Leader with the University of Catania (IT) in a Smart Farm (Precision Lifestock Farming) Internet of Things Solution and Application named "CowTech".

Keynoter in several Events, he is also Senior Member at IEEE and Leads the IEEE Architecture Committee of the Smart Cities Working Group in the IEEE IOT Consortium.

Talk Title: Smart Cities: IoT & the Digital Revolution

Naomh McElhatton, Founder of SMART Global (Ireland)

Highlighted as one of Northern Irelands most energetic entrepreneurs, Naomh has over fifteen years' experience working in the digital and creative industries sector. As Founder of SMART Global, she has created a bespoke series of events, digital transformation think-tanks and a platform for a diverse mix of industry sectors to network together to share their learnings and experiences.With a keen interest in Immersive Tech Naomh and her team have had great success working and supporting the Retail and Hospitality space. They also work with the Education, Recruitment, Government, Construction, Engineering and Manufacturing sectors and have formed strong relationships in the Healthcare sector, with a new AI product launching in 2019.

As a specialist in Digital Education Naomh works with organisations to identify unmet needs, define goals, create opportunities and pinpoint challenges throughout a company's digital transformation journey.

Naomh is a well-known guest speaker, mentor and events host, she was honoured to host the inaugural "Women in Tech" Conference in Northern Ireland. She is also the Curator of the She Said Club, an Associate Lecturer at Ulster University, a STEM Ambassador, board member of the Digital Catapult and is an official TEDx Speaker.

Sidhartha Mohanty, Director, Technology Office at Intel Corporation

I am a Results-Driven Senior-Level Executive with 20+ years of broad-based experience in technology. I have considerable experience developing and leading multi-million dollar businesses. I have expertise establishing and managing high performance teams, developing technical leaders, defining and investing in new technological areas of growth, establishing a new site, managing and growing the site. As a business executive, I have extensive experience in people and site management, identifying technology trends, managing research engagements, product definition and product marketing, strategic marketing, customer marketing, business development, project and resource planning, change management, strategic product planning, customer support and sales management.

I love working with customers and have been successful in penetrating key accounts worldwide. I have strong business skills gained through extensive interactions with customers worldwide. I have managed key customer accounts in North America, Europe, and APAC.

I have set up a complete site in India from scratch and have grown it to be a high-performance site that delivered world class solutions to customers around the world. I am able to work successfully across cross-functional teams located around the world. I have extensive experience delivering key solutions to major OEMs globally. I have been a consistent peak performer with strong relationship management for building and developing teams that deliver high quality results with less.

Talk Title:CDX: A Smart City Data Exchange Platform

Alan Murphy

Alan leads the Smart Dublin team which uses emerging technology to provide better public services in areas such as Mobility, Environment, Energy Efficiency, etc. He has extensive experience in developing new business models and delivering technology projects in the Energy, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Humanitarian sectors. He was the Design Authority on the Irish Smart Metering programme which sparked his interest in Smart Cities. He has previously worked for PwC, IBM and HCL Axon amongst others. Alan's qualifications include a Business Studies Degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Computing from the University of Limerick.

Kishor Narang, Mentor & Principal Design Architect, Narnix Technolabs

Kishor is currently leading the Smart Cities Standardization Globally as "Convener of Reference Architecture Work Group in IEC Systems Committee on Smart Cities" and Project Leader of IEC Standards - IEC TS 63188 ED1 - Smart Cities Reference Architecture Methodology & IEC 63205 ED1 - Smart Cities Reference Architecture; and also, as Co-editor of a few ISO Standards in ISO/IEC JTC1 Committees. At the National level, he is leading the Smart Cities Standardization work in ICT & Electrotechnology domains as the Chairman of LITD 28 - Sectional Committee on Smart Infrastructure at BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards), where the main focus is on Standards development for Unified & Secure ICT Architecture for Smart Cities/ Infrastructure.

Professionally, Kishor is Technology Consultant, Mentor & Design Architect in Electrical, Electronics & ICT with over 40 years of professional experience in education, research, design and consulting. Over 30 years of hardcore Research and Design Development Experience in Solutions, Systems, Products, Hardware, Software & Firmware (Embedded Software) in fields of Industrial, Power, IT, Telecom, Medical, Energy and Environment, and over 10 years of Consultancy Experience to different segments of business & industry. He has over 200 Research & Design Mentees in the Electronics, ICT & STI Ecosystems. Professionally, he is an Electronics Design Engineer practicing design & development of a wide spectrum of Products, Systems & Solutions as an Independent Design House - NARNIX since 1981.

Dirk Pesch

Dirk Pesch is a Professor in the School of Computer Science and Information Technology at University College Cork in Cork, Ireland. Dirk's research interests focus on architecture, design, algorithms, and performance evaluation of low power, dense and moving wireless/mobile networks and services for Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical System's applications and interoperability issues associated with IoT applications. He has over 25 years research and development experience in both industry and academia and has (co-)authored over 200 scientific articles. He is involved in a number of Irish national collaborative research centres, the CONNECT Centre for Future Networks and the CONFIRM Centre for Smart Manufacturing. He has also been active in many EU funded research projects, having coordinated the FP7 SCUBA and GENiC projects focused on smart building and data centre energy efficiency. Dirk is on the editorial board of Springer's Wireless Networks and the International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks and contributes to international conference organization in his area of expertise. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the ACM. Dirk received a Dipl.Ing. degree from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, and a PhD from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, both in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

Virginia Pilloni

Virginia Pilloni is an Assistant Professor at the University of Cagliari. Her main research interests are focused on Internet of Things and Wireless ad-hoc networks, with particular attention to the improvement of their performance through task allocation. She received her PhD in Electronic and Computer Engineering with Doctor Europaeus mention from the University of Cagliari in 2013. From November 2011 to April 2012 she was a visiting PhD student at the CCSR at the University of Surrey. She was awarded with the Master Degree in Telecommunication Engineering with full marks in 2009 at the University of Cagliari. She has been involved in several national and international research projects, among which DEMANES (EU - 7FP) and QoE-NET (EU - H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014). She is an Editor of Elsevier Computer Networks. She has served as conference chair and program committee member of several international conferences.

Talk Title: Efficient Task Allocation for Resource Management in IoT: Objects Cooperation from Mobile CrowdSensing to Smart Buildings

The Internet of Things (IoT) is characterized by heterogeneous objects that dynamically cooperate and make their resources available, with the aim of achieving a common objective. Thanks to the pervasive spread of smart objects, the IoT is expected to offer amazing improvements in collecting, processing and distributing information. With the aid of context awareness technologies, objects will gain the intelligence to provide information on their status and acquire data from other objects. This entails that devices will implement a certain level of logic to coordinate in the execution of collaborative actions so as to optimize the management of their available resources (e.g. lifetime, storage, processing capabilities) and improve the system reliability.

The objective of this talk is to analyze the opportunities and challenges related to efficient task allocation for optimal resource management in IoT scenarios. The talk will first introduce the technologies that can be used to address the IoT challenges that affect resource management. It will later focus on the main approaches proposed by the literature for the deployment of applications to IoT objects. The talk will discuss how the analyzed approaches address the problem of optimizing different resources, and which constraints are considered in order to satisfy quality requirements. Accordingly, the application of these approaches to some typical IoT scenarios, such as Mobile CrowdSourcing (MCS) and Smart Buildings, will be investigated.

Jeff Voas

Jeffrey Voas is an innovator. He is currently a computer scientist at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Before joining NIST, Voas was an entrepreneur and co-founded Cigital that is now part of Synopsys (Nasdaq: SNPS). He has served as the IEEE Reliability Society President (2003-2005, 2009-2010, 2017-2018), and served as an IEEE Director (2011-2012). Voas co-authored two John Wiley books (Software Assessment: Reliability, Safety, and Testability [1995] and Software Fault Injection: Inoculating Software Against Errors [1998]. Voas received his undergraduate degree in computer engineering from Tulane University (1985), and received his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from the College of William and Mary (1986, 1990 respectively). Voas is a Fellow of the IEEE, member of Eta Kappa Nu, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and member of the Washington Academy of Sciences (WAS).

Simon Wood

Simon is General Manager IoT within BT's Enterprise division. Simon is responsible for building the IoT B2B business, providing specialist sales support to the various channels and developing BT's strategic partner ecosystem for IoT. Simon has spent over 15 years in the telecoms industry in a variety of diverse commercial and leadership roles, before focusing more on digital transformation and monetisation of data. Most recently he led the business turnaround of two leading data providers to the legal profession helping them with agility and the challenge of falling market share to new digital disruptors.

Talk Title: TBA

The future of networks is evolving, as 5G networks and NB-IoT become a real thing, huge opportunities are on the horizon. The momentum around IoT adoption is building, the industry is becoming crowded and the competition is fierce.

Playing to win in this market requires a combination of network, applications, security and IoT solutions. What opportunities are being created from network technology advancements? What new markets will open? And how will partner ecosystems and commercial models develop? In this talk Simon will address all of these burning questions.

Eric Woods, Research director, Navigant

Eric Woods is a research director leading Navigant Research's smart cities and urban innovation services. In this role, he brings together his experience across the energy, mobility, buildings, and government technology sectors. As well as authoring a series of ground-breaking research reports on the smart cites market, Dr. Woods has led several major smart city consultancy projects with cities, suppliers, and utilities.

He has 25 years of experience as an analyst and consultant on new technology trends including in-depth research in the areas of IT infrastructure, data analytics, knowledge management, public sector IT, and cleantech innovation. He is frequent speaker at industry conferences and is quoted regularly in major publications. He has worked on consultancy assignments to a wide range of clients, including public and private sector technology users, utilities, and global IT players, as well as many small and growing technology companies.

Sébastien Ziegler

Dr. Sébastien Ziegler is a founder and the Director general of Mandat International. He serves as President of the IoT Forum and IoT Lab, as Chair of the EuroPrivacy international board of experts, as Vice Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Subcommittee on the IoT, and as Rapporteur on Emerging Technologies for the IoT and for smart cities at the ITU (SG20). Sébastien has a PhD in Management with a specialization in Information Systems at the Faculty of Economy and Management of the University of Geneva. He graduated in International Relations at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, followed by a Master in Environment, a MBA in international administration (HEC Geneva), and complementary executive courses at Harvard Business School in Boston, Stanford University, UC Berkeley and EPFL. He is an expert in data protection accredited for EuroPrivacy, EuroPriSe and ISO 27001 certifications. Sébastien founded several foundations, organizations and companies, and he initiated several international research projects in the area of ICT, with a focus on the Internet of Things, IPv6, and privacy. He is currently coordinating and associated to several ongoing European research projects and is co-directing the Master in Advanced Studies on the Internet of Things at the University of Geneva. With a multi-disciplinary academic profile, combining international law, science, and economics, he is a relentless promoter of research, innovation and international cooperation.

Tuesday, April 16 13:00 - 14:00

LN: Lunchgo to top

Tuesday, April 16 14:00 - 16:00

IF2: Fog Computing and Networking: Key Enablers for Emergent IoT Services and Applications in 5G/6G EnvironmentDetailsgo to top

Room: C1058

The Industry Panel shall cover both the Future Research Direction as well as Technology Commercialization for entrepreneurs leveraging Fog Computing and Networking. Panel members shall discuss road blocks and challenges with a view into mitigating strategies for 6G wireless in the future. Case studies on select next generation emerging IoT services shall be presented by notable invited speakers from both high-tech startups and academia from across Europe, Asia and US. The following topics shall be covered by the panel:

  • OmniEyes: A Fog-based AI Platform for Interconnected Mobile Cameras
  • Proximity-based Fog / Edge-based Intelligent Computing Platform
  • Fog Computing for Robotics and Industrial Automation
  • The Future Power-Edge Platform for the Smart Grid
  • Fog-enabled Intelligent IoT Services
  • Fog-based Machine Learning Platform for Video Analytics and Acoustic Monitoring Applications



Panelists:

Prof. Nicola Dragoni, Technology University of Denmark

Prof. Hong Wen, University of Electronic Science and Technology in China (UESTC)

Prof. Chunting Chou, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Dr. Piotr Szczechowiak, Zylia, Poland

Prof. Ming-Tuo Zhou, ShanghaiTech University, China


Organizers

T. Russell Hsing, Board Member of OpenFog Consortium and Professor of National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan

T. Russell Hsing is IEEE Life Fellow and Fellow for the British Computer Society and SPIE. He accumulated rich R&D experience of 40 years as technical staff, research director and executive director through affiliations with Burroughs, Xerox, GTE Labs, and Bellcore/Telcordia/Ericsson prior to March 2012. He is now Chair Professor with the National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan, and also has been a visiting / adjunct professor at numerous universities in US, Singapore, China, India, Hong Kong, and Korea since March 2012. He has been driving technology commercialization through joint business ventures and academic spinoffs. He is the advisory council member for the Harvard Business Review (HBR) and attended executive education programs from MIT Salon School and Stanford Business School. Currently he also serves as board member / board advisor / mentor for several academic spin-offs (such as Smartiply and Datami) and served as a board member at the Open Fog Consortium in 2016-2018. He has taught several popular courses such as "Technology Entrepreneurship: From IP to IPO" (since 2014) and "Internet Economics" (since 2017) and has been active as an IEEE ComSoc volunteer for over 30 years. He has served on many committees (including IEEE Fellow Evaluation Committee, IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award Committee, and IEEE Eric Sumner Committee). Most recently he led an Ad Hoc Committee to Review the IEEE Fellow Evaluation Criteria and Process since June 2015, and then made final recommendations to the Board of Governors for the IEEE ComSoc in December 2017.



Kaushik Pillalamarri, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Smartiply, Inc. (US)

Kaushik Pillalamarri is a versatile business and technology leader with 20+ years of global experience across Telecom, CPG, Airline, and Power industries. Previously, Kaushik was the Group CEO for Universal Industries, Ltd., Southern Africa, and the SVP of Data and Devices & Emerging Businesses at Reliance Communications, India. Kaushik has had a rewarding career at Verizon spanning 14 years. He is the Chairman, CEO, and Co-founder of Smartiply, Inc., an academic spin-off that creates innovative solutions for IoT industry, and that earned recognition from the CIOReview magazine for "20 Most Promising IoT Solution Providers 2018" and also won the 2018 Aegis Graham Bell Award for "Most innovative telecom product of the year." Kaushik has an MBA in Entrepreneurship from SMU, USA; BS & MS in Computer Science from KSU, USA, and Executive Education from Sloan & Wharton, USA.



Talk Title: Driving IoT Adoption Through Fog Computing and Networking Platform

Rapid growth in connected devices and video content consumption puts additional strain on the network and cloud resources, negatively impacting the customer experience. With an abundance of computing resources available at the network-edge, specifically the end-user edge devices, there is a significant opportunity for innovative cloud-dependent and cloud-less applications that can be enabled that have never been imagined before. Smartiply has developed and launched a platform to seize this opportunity and become a pioneer in this space.

SS1: Military Applications of IoTDetailsgo to top

Room: John Holland
Chair: Konrad Wrona (NATO Communications and Information Agency, The Netherlands)

Organizers:

Dr. Niranjan Suri, US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) & Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC), USA

Dr. Konrad Wrona, NATO Communications and Information Agency, The Netherlands

Prof. Zbigniew Zielinski, Military University of Technology, Poland

This special session on Military Applications of IoT will be the fourth such special session organized in conjunction with the IEEE World Forum on IoT. The focus of the special session will be to examine the potential application of IoT technologies within the military domain, as well as for civil-military cooperation (e.g., Humanitarian Assistance / Disaster Relief operation) in smart city environments. Topic areas will include architectural challenges, security challenges, scenarios, and interoperability. The organizers anticipate a half or full day session, depending on the number of accepted papers, with a potential panel discussion as part of the session, time permitting.

Speaker: Domenico Giustiniano

Dr. Domenico Giustiniano is Research Associate Professor (tenured) at IMDEA Networks Institute. Dr. Giustiniano is leader of the OpenVLC project, an open-source platform for research in visible light communication networks and co-founder of the non-profit Electrosense association, a crowd-sourcing initiative to collect and analyse spectrum data. Before joining IMDEA, he was a Senior Researcher and Lecturer at ETH Zurich. He also worked for a total of four years as Post-Doctoral Researcher in industrial research labs (Disney Research Zurich and Telefonica Research Barcelona). He holds a PhD in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Rome Tor Vergata (2008). His research interests are in the area of pervasive wireless systems.

Talk Title: SOCRATES: Large Scale Collaborative Detection and Location of Threats in the Electromagnetic Space

Monitoring the electromagnetic space is fundamental in the 21st century: the spectrum is a strategic, essential, invisible and limited resource of modern life. But nowadays the protection of this resource has become more difficult, as radio commodity technologies are easily available and within the budget of individual attackers, no longer restricted to governments, which results in more frequent and sophisticated threats and wreaks havoc, posing one of the most serious economic and international security challenges in our society. Protecting the spectrum means protecting the critical wireless infrastructures and people from attackers and maintaining economic opportunities. To counteract the threats in the electromagnetic space, the SOCRATES project aims to design novel, flexible and autonomous methods to protect the wireless infrastructures from cyber-attackers and develop novel architectures. In this presentation, we will review the architectural design choices in SOCRATES, and present the research findings of the project until now. The SOCRATES project will run until May 2021, and it is supported by NATO Science for Peace and Security programme.

SS1.1 14:00 Leveraging LoRaWAN to Support IoBT in Urban Environments
James Michaelis (US Army Research Laboratory (ARL), USA); Alessandro Morelli (Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition, USA); Adrienne Raglin and Deryck James (US Army Research Laboratory (ARL), USA); Niranjan Suri (US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) & Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC), USA)
Continued advances in IoT technology have prompted new investigation into usage of Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) technologies for military operations. Key to these efforts have been expanded empirical research on the coverage of IoT communication protocols in the presence of dense urban infrastructure. Through use of a supporting COTS IoT architecture, a LoRaWAN data collect was conducted in the city of Montreal aimed at testing device coverage over roadways in the downtown area. For this data collect, LoRa performance was compared for different data rate values on the North American Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) 915 MHz band. This work is seen as a key initial step in supporting expanded usage of civilian IoT communication protocols within tactical C2 systems for urban deployment.
pp. 207-212
SS1.2 14:30 Use of Blockchains for Secure Binding of Metadata in Military Applications of IoT
Konrad Wrona (NATO Communications and Information Agency, The Netherlands); Michał Jarosz (Military University of Technology, Poland)
Blockchains offer an interesting solution to some of the security challenges encountered in military applications. They are particularly attractive in the scenarios, where it is difficult or even impossible to establish a common root of trust, e.g., in the context of civil-military collaboration, where military organizations need to build trusted information exchange infrastructure with various types of civilian governmental and non-governmental organizations, local communities, commercial companies and private persons. In our work, we discuss how blockchain can be used to store metadata describing information collected from the IoT devices owned by the federation members as well as crowdsourced from sensors belonging to private users. We present a high level architecture for a metadata binding solution using blockchains compliant with STANAG 4774 and 4778. We also describe a concrete technical solution based on Hyperledger Fabric and some of the open issues.
pp. 213-218
SS1.3 15:00 Handheld Combat Support Tools Utilising IoT Technologies and Data Fusion Algorythms as Reconnaissance and Surveillance Platforms
Mariusz Chmielewski, Marcin Kukiełka, Paweł Pieczonka and Tomasz Gutowski (Military University of Technology, Poland)
This paper documents the idea and construction details of mobile support tools used for research in constructing innovative tools supporting selected range of reconnaissance and surveillance activities performed using handhelds and integrated or built-in sensors. In this research a mobile application such as SAME or mCOP serves as a communication and decision support node, exchanging and fusing data gathered from sensors (other handhelds), perimeter sensors, UAVs. The data gathering process is supplemented by the operator-soldier with additional information increasing data reliability. The task of recon data recognition, aggregation and deconfliction, in presented research, is performed by developed algorithms and operators. Introducing human-in-the-loop serves as complex-case solution and mechanisms for extending reconnaissance recognition features in the system, where an operator annotates gathered data and is able to aggregate, supplement, describe battlespace elements such as equipment, personnel, activities (tasks) and in result engaged units. The research contains also a mobile system architecture description, demonstrating proof-of-concept and implementation assumptions which led to deployment of highly specialised, service-based tactical support mobile application mCOP and its upgraded version SAME. Such applications serve as operational picture managers fusing data from command centre and available scenario participants. Both prototypes serve also as technology demonstrators for testing GIS-based decision support and augmented reality features indirectly supporting research on the efficiency of mobile tools introduction to support soldiers and low level commanders.
pp. 219-224
SS1.4 15:30 Generic Architecture for Edge Computing Based on SPF for Military HADR Operations
Manas Pradhan (Fraunhofer FKIE, Germany); Filippo Poltronieri and Mauro Tortonesi (University of Ferrara, Italy)
Internet-of-things (IoT) devices have led to ubiquitous, remote and autonomous computing at the edge of the networks. These devices offload sensing, actuation and processing tasks away from the core of the network. The concept of Smart Cities tries to leverage Edge Computing based on IoT technologies for remote and distributed computing. Sieve, Process and Forward (SPF) is a Value-of-Information (VoI) based Fog as a Service (FaaS) solution for dynamic IoT applications in Smart City scenarios. The military has been looking to utilize the SPF platform for Edge Computing to assist in Human Assistance and Disaster Recovery (HADR) operations. A recent NATO IST 147 RTG demonstration proved the validity of SPF, but also highlighted the need of extending the current architecture to support specific use-case scenarios for HADR systems. This paper tries to propose a generic architecture based on SPF to enable interoperability between military C2 (Command and Control) and core computing systems to support future HADR operations in Smart City environments.
pp. 225-230

TOP1-2: Artificial IntelligenceDetailsgo to top

Room: C1060
Track Description

Insights from data are essential to many IoT applications. Digitization and exploitation of data in products, services, and processes makes it possible to find important patterns and to perform complex analysis and optimization through computation. Artificial Intelligence approaches are revolutionizing the potential of the depths and value for these insights, as well as the scale at which the benefits can be derived automatically.

The approaches enable new and more powerful, time-series analysis; audio, image, and video analytics; and they open the way for self-learning controls and contextual reasoning to derive actionable insights. In combination with novel speech and gesture based user interfaces, AI can support users in a new, natural way in performing their tasks. The compact form of IoT devices and the added value of AI enable both novel applications and business models. This all makes Artificial Intelligence a quickly evolving area in IoT-related research and in industrial applications.

Within the session we will discuss the potential of novel technologies as well as feasible applications of AI for IoT use cases and the experiences from actual deployments.

The session will investigate topics on:

  • Automated Machine Learning
  • Machine Learning on the Edge
  • Semantic Modeling and Context Learning
  • Deep Learning for Control
  • Constraint Optimization
  • Ethics and Applications

Schedule

11:00-13:00Session 1: Deploying AI for IOT
Talk 1: Artificial Intelligence Supporting Interoperability in the Internet of ThingsDirk Pesch, University College Cork, Ireland
Talk 2: How AI Can Orchestrate IoT Devices in Industry 4.0Alexander Fay, Helmut-Schmidt-University in Hamburg, Germany
Talk 3: Industrial AI - From Prediction to PrescriptionShiva Sander-Tavallaey, ABB, Sweden
Panel Discussion
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-16:00Session 2: AI and IOT: Sensing and Augmented Reality
Talk 4: The Next Generation Human-Machine Interface in Medical ApplicationsPer Nohlert, M.Sc., VP Products, Neonode Inc.
Talk 5: Smart Sensing in the IoT Era: Machine Learning on Ultra Low Power MicrocontrollersMichele Magno, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Talk 6: Augmented Reality, Cyber-Physical Systems, and Feedback Control for Additive ManufacturingHugo Lhachemi, UCD, Ireland
Panel Discussion
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-18:00Session 3: AI and IOT in Public Contexts
Talk 7: AI on the Edge for Computer Vision Applications in Smart CitiesNoel O'Connor, Dublin City University, Ireland
Talk 8: AI, IoT and Public SafetyKen Brown, University College Cork, Ireland
Wrap-up and Summary

Track Co-Chairs

Joern Ploennigs, IBM

Joern Ploennigs is scientific researcher and manager at IBM Research - Ireland. He works on several aspects of enriching IoT by cognitive computing including machine learning, semantic reasoning, and natural interfaces to enable autonomous, highly scalable, and accessible IoT solutions for a sustainable future. Prior to joining IBM, he was heading the junior research group at Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany, as well as the data analytics group in the Irish strategic research cluster ITOBO as Feodor-Lynen fellow of the Humboldt-Foundation. He holds a master in electrical engineering for automation and control and a PhD in computer science from Technische Universitaet Dresden. He is chair of the IEEE IES TC BACM and board member of the IEEE IoT initiative as well as program committee member of several renowned international conferences and journals.



Barry O'Sullivan, University College Cork

Professor Barry O'Sullivan is an award-winning academic working in the field of artificial intelligence, data analytics, AI and data ethics, constraint programming, and operations research, for more than two decades. He holds the Chair of Constraint Programming in the Department of Computer Science at University College Cork. He served as Head of Department, Computer Science, from 2012-2015. He is the founding Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at UCC, and a Principal Investigator at the Confirm Centre for Smart Manufacturing which is based at the University of Limerick. He is an Adjunct Professor at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Professor O'Sullivan is a Fellow and current Deputy President of the European Artificial Intelligence Association (EurAI), one of the world's largest AI associations with over 4500 members in over 30 countries. Professor O'Sullivan was President of the International Association for Constraint Programming from 2007-2012. In 2013 he received a UCC Leadership Award and won the Association for Constraint Programming Distinguished Service Award in 2014. He was named Science Foundation Ireland Researcher of the Year for 2016, UCC Researcher of the Year in 2017, and elected to membership of the Royal Irish Academy in 2017, Ireland's highest academic accolade.

Professor O'Sullivan has been involved in winning over €200 million in research funding, of which approximately €30 million has directly supported his research activities at UCC. He runs his own AI consulting firm, AI Machina, and welcomes opportunities to engage in projects with governments, multi-nationals, public bodies, and SMEs, alike.


Track Speakers

Ken Brown

Ken Brown is a Professor in the School of Computer Science and Information Technology at University College Cork in Cork, Ireland. Ken's research focuses on applications of artificial intelligence, with a particular interest on applications in wireless networking and IoT in the built environment. He has over 30years research and development experience. He is a PI on Insight (centre for data analytics), a funded investigator on Confirm (smart manufacturing) and Connect (future networks), and an executive committee member of Enable (smart cities and communities). He is a PI on the EU ECSEL project SCOTT, on Secure Connected Trustable Things.



Talk Title: AI, IoT and Public Safety



Alexander Fay

Alexander Fay (IEEE Member'02, Senior Member '07) received the Diploma with honors and the Ph.D. with honors in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, in 1995 and 1999, respectively. He worked five years at the ABB Corporate Research laboratories in Heidelberg and Ladenburg in the position of Head of Mechatronics research group and Head of Engineering Methods research group, among others. Since 2004, he is Full Professor and Head of the Institute of Automation Technology at the Helmut-Schmidt-University in Hamburg, Germany.

In 2002, he was awarded one of "World's Top 100 Innovators under 35" by MIT Technology Review. Alexander Fay received the Ring of Honor of the Association of German Engineers (VDI) in 2009.

He is member of the scientific advisory board of the German Society for Measurement and Automation (GMA) and Head of its Engineering and Operation of automated Facilities department. He was a member of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Administration Committee 2009-2011. Since 2009, he serves as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics.

He is author of more than 100 reviewed national and international journal papers and of more than 150 reviewed national and international conference papers, and of 7 patents. Currently, he has 20 researchers at his institute and is supervisor of about 20 Ph.D. theses. Between 2011 and 2013, he served as the Dean of the Mechanical Engineering Faculty, and between 2013 and 2015 as the Dean of the Industrial Engineering Department of his university.

Since 2014, he is member of the Scientific Advisory Board and of the WG 2 "Research and Innovation" of the German "Industrie 4.0" initiative.

His main research interests are models and methods for the engineering of large automated systems, especially in the process and manufacturing industries, in buildings and transportation systems. Among other methods, he develops and employs knowledge-based methods, ontologies and other AI techniques. The aim of his team is to develop models, methods and tools to increase engineering efficiency and to assist in the engineering and operation of industrial plants. The research projects are mostly undertaken in close cooperation with industry, i.e. suppliers and/or users of automation technology. Current research topics are, among others:

  • agent based control of transportation systems (e.g. railway freight transport, baggage transport in airports, and work piece transport within production systems)
  • requirement engineering for production systems regarding flexibility, agility, robustness etc.
  • development of a reference framework for evaluating and comparing agent-based control algorithms in comparison to other decentralised and central control algorithms under varying degrees of disturbances
  • stability analysis of decentralised decision-making entities with time-delayed feedback
  • market-based multi-agent system for decentralized power and grid control
  • automatic code generation based on GRAFCET specifications
  • simulation-based virtual commissioning of production automation systems
  • knowledge-based automation of engineering tasks
  • automated reduction of alarm floods
  • methods for the systematic modernization of automation systems and adaption to "Industry 4.0" needs
  • robot-based manufacturing of lot-size-1-workpieces
  • real-time location and location-based services


Talk Title: How AI Can Orchestrate IoT Devices in Industry 4.0

The term "Industry 4.0" (or "Industrie 4.0" in German) refers to the fourth industrial revolution, a change in the organisation and management of the entire value chain throughout products' life cycles due to increased and ubiquitous information and communication technology. Industry 4.0 relies on all the relevant information being made available in real time through networking of all the different components that make up the value chain, as well as the ability to use this data to ascertain the optimal value stream at any given point in time. This networking of human beings, objects and systems enables the emergence of dynamic, real-time optimised and self-organising value chains involving several different companies and providing new business models. These value chains can be optimised based on a variety of criteria such as cost, availability and resource consumption.

The core technologies of Industry 4.0 are IoT on the one hand, as machines, transport systems and even work pieces are equipped with sensors and communication means, and AI on the other hand, as industrial production and transport need to be controlled in a decentral way, where software agents, semantic technologies, and other facets of AI turn out to be helpful.

To structure the field of Industry 4.0, the German Industrie 4.0 Initiative has developed a dozen "Application Scenarios", covering products, processes and production resources, from engineering to operation. These Application Scenarios help to structure existing and future use cases and application examples. Furthermore, they give guidance towards the need for AI technologies, both regarding functional and non-functional requirements.

Within this talk, the requirements and the successful application of AI technologies in selected Industry 4.0 Application Scenarios will be discussed, putting emphasis on how AI is employed to implement the ideas of IoT in the production and logistics domain.

The author is a member of the Working Group 2 of the German Industrie 4.0 initiative, which has elaborated these Application Scenarios and developed a research roadmap from this endeavor. Currently, the Application Scenarios are matched with similar approaches on an international level, e.g. with Italy, France, and Japan.



Hugo Lhachemi

Talk Title: Augmented Reality, Cyber-Physical Systems, and Feedback Control for Additive Manufacturing



Michele Magno

Michele Magno is currently a Senior Researcher and lecturer at ETH Zürich, Switzerland at the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (D-ITET) . He received his master and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 2004 and 2010, respectively. He was postdoctoral research at Tyndall Institute, Ireland and University College Cork, Ireland, and a visiting professor at University of Nice and ENSSAT University of Rennes, France. His current research interests include smart sensing, low power machine learning, wireless sensor networks, wearable devices, energy harvesting, low power management techniques, and extension of the lifetime of batteries-operating devices. He has authored more than 140 papers in international journals and conferences. Some of his publications were awarded as best papers in IEEE conferences such as IEEE International Conference on E-health Networking, Application & Services 2018, IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium (SAS) 2018, IEEE International Workshop on Advances in Sensors and Interfaces 2017 among others. He is a senior IEEE member and an ACM member.



Talk Title: Smart Sensing in the IoT Era: Machine Learning on Ultra Low Power Microcontrollers

Machine Learning (ML) and artificial intelligence are pervading the digital society. Today, even low power embedded systems are incorporating ML, becoming increasingly "smart." This talk gives an overview of ML methods and algorithms to process and extract useful near-sensor information in end-nodes of the "internet-of-things", using low-power microcontrollers ARMCortex-M; Bluetooth low energy SoC, and other low power microcontrollers. The main objective is to show how Machine Learning algorithms can be adapted to the performance constraints and limited resources of low-power microcontrollers. Finally, the talk will introduce an open source library based on Fast Artificial neural network, that allows easily to implement Artificial Neural Network on ARM Cortex-M Family.



Per Nohlert

Mr. Nohlert holds a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Linköping University, Sweden. Prior to joining Neonode, Mr Nohlert worked in the Aerospace and Marine industry at Rolls-Royce in different roles within product management, business development and manufacturing engineering. Mr. Nohlert is responsible for Neonode's product portfolio - setting the strategy, technology roadmap and product specifications to ensure the company's short- and long term relevance and competitive edge.



Talk Title: The Next Generation Human-Machine Interface in Medical Applications

Introduction to Neonode as a key player in creating the next generation's HMI solutions for the medical industry. Neonode's optical sensing technology is deployed in more than 67 million products around the globe, including 4 million cars and 63 million consumer devices. The strong legacy combined with many years of extensive R&D and a strong innovative spirit have resulted in the company's latest sensor platform - zForce AIR - which is an extremely versatile and powerful platform ideal for many HMI applications in multiple industries. With the new sensor platform, Neonode has recognized great interest from the medical industry as it can solve quite some problems that haven't been possible to solve in the past. Why the technology is disruptive for the medical industry will be explained and some hands-on explanations of various medical use cases and application concepts will be covered.



Noel O'Connor

Prof. Noel E. O'Connor is a Full Professor in the School of Electronic Engineering at Dublin City University (DCU) Ireland. He is a Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, Ireland's largest SFI-funded research centre. He was previously Academic Director of DCU's Research and Enterprise Hub on Information Technology and the Digital Society, with the responsibility of coordinating multi-disciplinary ICT-related research across the university. The focus of his research is in multimedia content analysis, computer vision, machine learning, information fusion and multi-modal analysis for applications in security/safety, autonomous vehicles, medical imaging, IoT and smart cities, multimedia content-based retrieval, and environmental monitoring. Since 1999 he has published over 400 peer-reviewed publications, made 11 standards submissions, and filed 7 patents. He is an Area Editor for Signal Processing: Image Communication (Elsevier) and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Image and Video Processing (Springer). He is a member of the ACM and IEEE.



Talk Title: AI on the Edge for Computer Vision Applications in Smart Cities



Dirk Pesch

Dirk Pesch is a Professor in the School of Computer Science and Information Technology at University College Cork in Cork, Ireland. Dirk's research interests focus on architecture, design, algorithms, and performance evaluation of low power, dense and moving wireless/mobile networks and services for Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical System's applications and interoperability issues associated with IoT applications. He has over 25 years research and development experience in both industry and academia and has (co-)authored over 200 scientific articles. He is involved in a number of Irish national collaborative research centres, the CONNECT Centre for Future Networks and the CONFIRM Centre for Smart Manufacturing. He has also been active in many EU funded research projects, having coordinated the FP7 SCUBA and GENiC projects focused on smart building and data centre energy efficiency. Dirk is on the editorial board of Springer's Wireless Networks and the International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks and contributes to international conference organization in his area of expertise. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the ACM. Dirk received a Dipl.Ing. degree from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, and a PhD from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, both in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.



Talk Title: Artificial Intelligence Supporting Interoperability in the Internet of Things



Shiva Sander-Tavallaey

Shiva Sander-Tavallaey received a MSc in Mechanical Engineering 1988 from Chalmers University of Technology (CTH) and a PhD in Sound and Vibration/ Technical Acoustics in 2000 from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden. After graduating as MSc, she started at Volvo Car AB as Senior designer, where she among the others initiated an R&D project in collaboration with Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) which in turn lead to her increased interest in the field of wave propagation in different media as well as signal processing. In January 2001 she joined ABB Corporate Research in Västerås, Sweden. After a specialist career within condition monitoring and diagnostics, culminating in an appointment to Principal Scientist in 2009, she started in a management position leading a team of 15-20 specialists in modeling and control of industrial automation applications. During this period, she continued working with different applications and projects applying state of the art approaches such as AI/ ML for anomaly detection, predictive and prescriptive maintenance. In 2015, she was appointed as Adjunct professor at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in the department of Vehicle Engineering, at Marcus Wallenberg Laboratory of sound and vibration. In February 2018 she stepped off the management team to follow the specialist career. She was appointed in May 2018 as Senior Principal Scientist in Applied Analytics. She is since March 2018 appointed as AI-Lead in Sweden coordinating the AI-related activities in ABB Sweden.



Talk Title: Industrial AI - From Prediction to Prescription

Industrial automation has progressed for more than one century. A factory/ an industrial plant is traditionally a physical location where things are made, row material evolves, and value is created, but the digitization of industry is transforming it into something much more: A collection of skills, abilities, and systems that get smarter over time, thereby enabling businesses to innovate what, how, who, and where manufacturing gets done. The automation systems, typically performing precisely defined instructions within a limited scope of operation, will now act "autonomously "[1] on a more complex level, encompassing also what is not known or foreseen. This requires that the automation system should have an overall approach covering the whole product lifecycle including supply chain as well as maintenance and after sales. This transition will unlock greater value by improving productivity and increasing efficiency.

The shift to Autonomous systems will happen over a period of time. The current automation systems will evolve and integrate more AI accompanying with exiting basic functionality (e.g. safety). Industrial AI has some requirements that are not fulfilled by today "mainstream" AI, such as durability and robustness. AI and automation need to seamlessly work together. As new AI techniques develop, more and more elements in product lifecycle will benefit by the progress. Service and maintenance have already been exploited and today we see great value created in service and maintenance. Having access to data, of rather high quality, not only indicating the traditional condition monitoring signals such as vibration and oil debris but also synchronized operational data, provide possibility to not only predict the estimated remaining useful life of the assets but also closing the loop and prolong the assets lifetime by modifying and optimizing the operational condition accordingly.

In this talk starting from describing the underlying drivers towards utilization of more advanced data-driven approaches such as AI/ML in industrial application we will present a particular example where a combination of domain knowledge and data-driven approaches can literarily prolong a critical asset's remaining useful life.

[1]- David P. Watson and David H. Scheidt, Autonomous Systems, Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest, Volume 26, Number 4, p. 368-376 (2005).



Robert Shorten

Professor of Control Engineering and Decision Science

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

University College Dublin

Prof. Robert Shorten graduated from UCD with a B.E. degree in EE in 1990 and a Ph.D. degree in 1996. Since then, he have worked in academia and industry and will continue to split time between both.

In industry, he has been employed by both Daimler-Benz Research and IBM Research, where he led the Control/Optimization activities at IBM Research Ireland in the area of Smart Cities, as well as being a consultant to industry.

Highlights of Robert's academic activities include time as a Professor at the Hamilton Institute, where he was a co-founder of the Hamilton; spending time as a Visiting Professor at TU Berlin in 2011-12, and a very formative period working with Professor Narendraat Yale University.

Robert is currently a Professor of Control Engineering and Decision Science at UCD and continues to act as a consultant to IBM Research.

TOP5-2: Green Technologies - Environment, Sustainability and the Circular EconomyDetailsgo to top

Room: C1061
Track Description

The engineering community of researchers, and innovators around the world are actively working on developing and applying solutions to the wide number of global environmental and sustainability problems that we face in the 21st century and beyond.

The World Forum provides us with an opportunity through an open forum to come together with a range of end users, academics, industry and the public sector to examine how the interconnection of objects via the Internet of Things is already playing a role in tackling these problems and to explore what future role it could or should play specifically in the environment, sustainability and circular economy spheres.

In tackling climate change, the development, adoption and deployment of large scale wind turbines, solar photovoltaic and solar thermal farms around the world are converting the wind and solar energy into electrical energy and displacing conventional electrical generation. The variability of these intermittent sources requires applying numerous IoT solutions to enable real-time responses in both the supply and demand of electricity to meet the current and projected load of electric grids while at the same time providing the grid customers highly reliable energy. This need will only grow as the penetration rate of renewable sources increase and our grids move from a relatively small number of synchronous generators to a relatively large number of asynchronous generators.

In addressing resource efficiency, the linear economy where we take, use and dispose of materials, many of which are now considered to be critical due to their economic importance and supply risk is forcing us to re-think how our business models operate. The circular economy, which aims to slow, close and narrow resource loops, is emerging as a natural response to this predicament and the Internet of Things can and will play a role in managing resource flow throughout the life cycle of the products we use in daily life. In providing location and usage data it can enable greater adoption of leasing or pay per use business models. Life consumption monitoring can help to optimise service cycles and prolong product lifetimes. Through auto-identification it can increase the reuse and recovery rates of products at end of life and promote greater recycling efficiency.

These are only some of examples of the tremendous impact that the Internet of Things can bring to the challenges facing the environment, sustainability and circular economy in the coming years. This track will contain a high calibre set of presentations from industry and academia to introduce the ground breaking work that they are conducting. Each session will also include a panel discussion to enable a full participation between the audience and our invited experts.



Schedule
11:00-13:00Session 1: IoT & Smart Energy
Talk 1: "IoT: Solution to the Challenges of Distributed Power Generation?"Dr. Paddy Finn, Electricity Exchange
Talk 2: "IoT in Energy Monitoring: Old Requirements and Emerging Trends"Liam Relihan, Resourcekraft
Talk 3: "Leveraging IoT & ICT in Reducing the Planets Carbon Footprint- Creating a Paradox"Kishor N. Narang
Panel Discussion
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-16:00Session 2: The Circular Economy & IoT
Talk 4: "Extracting Value from IoT Technologies in the Recycling and Waste Management Industry"Eamon Hynes, AMCS
Talk 5: "From Returns Management to Circular Models - Every Cycle Is a Business case on Its Own"Patrick Wiedeman, Reverse Logistics Group
Talk 6: "How Can IoT and Circular Business Model Innovation Lead to a Sustainable and Attractive Value Proposition?"Paul Dekker, Homie
Panel Discussion
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-18:30Session 3: IoT Enabling New Business Models in Green Tech
Talk 7: "IoT Applications for Honey Bee Colony Condition - what's the buzz all about?"Fiona Edwards Murphy, ApisProtect
Talk 8: "Pay-As-You-Cook Technology for LPG Accessibility"Oluwatobi Oyinlola, Affiliation
Talk 9: "Energy Efficiency in Smart Buildings: A User Centric Approach"Michele Nitti, Unica
Panel Discussion
Wrap-up and Summary

Track Co-Chairs

Fawzi Behmann, Power.org; President, TelNet Management Consulting, Inc.; Vice-Chair, IEEE NA Communications Society

Fawzi is a visionary, thought leader, author, and entrepreneur in technology positioning, advancing the adoption of technology in serving key markets.

Fawzi spent over 35 years in the industry and held various executive and leadership positions with Tier 1 companies in the areas of communications and networks spanning service provider, equipment vendor, and semiconductor in US and Canada. Core competencies include strategic planning, Telecom Network Management based on ITU TMN, multiservice edge product release, and strategic marketing for SoC Multi-core-Multi-engine product roadmap.

Being passionate about technology & automation, Fawzi founded TelNet Management Consulting Inc. in 2009 offering professional services in the areas of technology trends, IoT/AI/5G technology positioning, and smart networking solutions development for key markets such as healthcare, mobility, energy, public safety and smart cities.

Fawzi has been a keynote & distinguished speaker, at several domestic and international conferences. He has several publications including a recent book on "Collaborative Internet of Things for Future Smart Connected Life and Business" published by Wiley.

Fawzi has organized several domestic and international conferences and summits. The most recent GreenTech international conference of Smart City.

Fawzi is currently the vice-chair of IEEE ComSoc for NA, chair of IEEE Central Texas and Region 5 Conference Committee chair. He received several awards form Indsutry and IEEE. Most recently is 2017 IEEE Communications Society Chapter of the Year award and 2018 IEEE USA Regional Leadership Award.

Fawzi holds a Bachelor of Science with honors and distinction from Concordia University, Montreal; Masters in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, Ontario and Executive MBA from Queen's University, Ontario Canada.



Colin Fitzpatrick, University of Limerick

Dr. Colin Fitzpatrick is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering at the University of Limerick, Ireland where he is the course director for the BE/ME in Electronic & Computer Engineering. He teaches Energy Management, Electronics & the Environment, Analogue Circuit Design and Sustainable Life Cycle Engineering.

Colin's research interests cover a range of topics in the area of technology and sustainability including the Circular Economy, WEEE, Electricity Demand Management, Planned Obsolescence & Environmental Sensing and he has published widely in these areas.

He has been a member of the International Program Committee for Care Innovation in 2014 and in 2018 and for Electronics Goes Green in 2016. Colin was a member of the organizing committee for the International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology from 2012 to 2015 and he hosted the UNU E-Waste Academy for Scientists in Limerick in 2016. Colin is an active member of the Step (Solving the E-Waste Problem) Initiative and currently leads their work on E-Waste & Jobs. He has also served as a member of the Ethiopian E-Waste Management Advisory Group.

Colin chairs the National Standards Committee of Ireland Technical Committee 22 "Environmental Standardization for Electrical and Electronic Products and Systems" the national mirror committee for European and International Standardisation bodies in this area. Colin holds a BE in Electronic & Computer Engineering and a PhD in Sensor Design both from the University of Limerick.



Track Speakers

Paul Dekker

Paul Dekker is an Amsterdam University economist with a corporate as well as an entrepreneurial background. He held executive and supervisory positions in various logistic services companies in Europe and Asia. As an entrepreneur, he pioneered the introduction of modular wastewater treatment systems in developing markets. Paul is keen on developments in the circular economy and matters related to the societal impact of technology and the energy transition.

At present Paul is involved in various start- and scale-ups introducing Products-as-a-Service, inevitably enabled by IoT technology. Within the ecosystem of The Hague Tech he fulfills the role of acceleration manager of two World Startup Factory protégés, focusing on the control of sensors within smart cities and setting up an investment platform for solar panels respectively.

For Homie Pay-Per-Use Paul fulfills the role of director partnerships, creating an impact group of like-minded partners, co-makers and influencers around the company. Homie wishes the global white goods sector to migrate towards a circular business system. Therefore, as a first step, a Pay-Per-Use service model has been successfully test-marketed and is now being upscaled in the Netherlands.



Talk Title: How Can IoT and Circular Business Model Innovation Lead to a Sustainable and Attractive Value Proposition?

Homie is a spin-off from TU Delft, pursuing a ‘Pay-Per-Use business model' as to create a circular and sustainable business. It is now in the phase of scaling up this model. Starting with washing machines Homie's offering aims to steer its customers towards sustainable water and energy consumption, to stimulate shared use of appliances and to encourage a circular model in which products/materials are reused, repaired and recycled. The model also challenges OEM's to make Total Costs of Ownership over the lifetime of appliances a prime parameter. This talk discusses the circular business model pursued, the role of IoT, some early ‘business experiments' and evidence on the positive environmental impact of the Pay-Per-Use business model.



Paddy Finn

Dr. Paddy Finn established Electricity Exchange DAC with his business partner, Duncan O'Toole and began trading in the Irish electricity market in 2014. Born in Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, Paddy studied Electronic Engineering at the University of Limerick and holds a Ph.D. in renewable energy.

Paddy is responsible for the strategic direction of Electricity Exchange, including the company's research and development activities, as well as the day to day running of the business. He is a prominent thought leader in the Smart Grid technology industry and works closely with relevant regulatory bodies as an elected industry representative.

Electricity Exchange has doubled in size year on year and will begin exporting its technologies in 2018. Paddy and Duncan pride themselves on pushing boundaries every day and whilst ensuring that their growing company remains an exceptionally happy and motivating workplace.

Paddy lives on the shores of Lough Derg in Ballina, Co. Tipperary, with his wife, Deborah. He is a qualified scuba diving instructor and when he's not working, he volunteers with the University of Limerick Sub Aqua Club and Killaloe/Ballina Search & Recovery Unit.



Talk Title: IoT: Solution to the Challenges of Distributed Power Generation?

For almost 100 years, electricity systems have been designed on the basis of large-scale, centrally controlled power generation. The growing prevalence of renewable generation in recent years has required grid operators to manage an increasing number of distributed assets in order to ensure the stable supply of electricity throughout the system. The emerging presence of ‘prosumers' connecting generation from micro-wind and photovoltaics is forcing grid operators to account for the variability of generation that is out of their control. We will look at the threat this poses to power systems and how this challenge can be turned into a solution.



Eamon Hynes

Dr. Eamon Hynes serves as Head of Product Management of Advanced Manufacturing Control Systems Ltd. Prior to joining AMCS, Dr. Hynes spent 20 years in the Electronics Industry where he held wide variety of Product Development, Engineering Management and Project Leadership roles in the United States, Ireland, Japan and Taiwan. Dr. Hynes holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Trinity College, Dublin along with an MS and PhD in Electronics and Sensor Technology, from University College Cork. Dr. Hynes is an inventor on 14 granted patents in the USA and Europe.



Fiona Edwards Murphy

Dr. Fiona Edwards Murphy is the CEO and co- founder of ApisProtect Limited. She completed her PhD in October 2017 with the School of Engineering, and the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at University College Cork in the area of Internet of Things applications for honey bee health.

Fiona is a 2013 graduate of the Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (BE) Honours at UCC. She was recently awarded the Women Mean Business Sodexo Newcomer of the Year Award 2018.

Founded by preeminent researchers in the use of sensors in beehives, ApisProtect provides real-time hive monitoring powered by satellite-enabled sensors that are retrofitted to existing beehives. Dr. Edwards Murphy's work on the topic of hive monitoring has received many national and international awards from the Irish Research Council, The IEEE, IBM, The Irish Laboratory Awards, Google, and the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Visit www.apisprotect.com.



Talk Title: IoT Applications for Honey Bee Colony Condition - What's the Buzz All About?

Contributing €153 billion worth of pollination to the agri-food industry annually, honey bees play an essential role in global food production. One third of all food that we eat depends on pollinators, and there are 91 million managed beehives worldwide. Founded by preeminent researchers in the use of sensors in beehives, ApisProtect provides an in-hive sensor network with long-range, cellular and satellite-powered communication to proactively monitor honey bee colonies, aiming to create a technology solution to improve the yield of commercial beekeeping. ApisProtect's first platform, the ApisMonitor uses machine learning and big data techniques to extract valuable information about hive condition, activities, and productivity levels for honey bee colonies. Smart alerts, with actionable insights, are provided to the beekeeper, allowing them to improve production and reduce losses.



Kishor N. Narang

Mentor & principal design architect, Narnix Technolabs

Kishor is currently leading the Smart Cities Standardization Globally as "Convener of Reference Architecture Work Group in IEC Systems Committee on Smart Cities" and Project Leader of IEC Standards - IEC TS 63188 ED1 - Smart Cities Reference Architecture Methodology & IEC 63205 ED1 - Smart Cities Reference Architecture; and also, as Co-editor of a few ISO Standards in ISO/IEC JTC1 Committees. At the National level, he is leading the Smart Cities Standardization work in ICT & Electrotechnology domains as the Chairman of LITD 28 - Sectional Committee on Smart Infrastructure at BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards), where the main focus is on Standards development for Unified & Secure ICT Architecture for Smart Cities/ Infrastructure.

Professionally, Kishor is Technology Consultant, Mentor & Design Architect in Electrical, Electronics & ICT with over 40 years of professional experience in education, research, design and consulting. Over 30 years of hardcore Research and Design Development Experience in Solutions, Systems, Products, Hardware, Software & Firmware (Embedded Software) in fields of Industrial, Power, IT, Telecom, Medical, Energy and Environment, and over 10 years of Consultancy Experience to different segments of business & industry. He has over 200 Research & Design Mentees in the Electronics, ICT & STI Ecosystems. Professionally, he is an Electronics Design Engineer practicing design & development of a wide spectrum of Products, Systems & Solutions as an Independent Design House - NARNIX since 1981.

Talk Title: Leveraging IoT & ICT in Reducing the Planets Carbon Footprint- Creating a Paradox

The initiatives to make buildings, cities and/or our planet earth - Green or Sustainable are extensively leveraging the IoT & ICT (Information & Communication Technologies) solutions to manage various aspects of O&M of any infrastructure and services. While, intervention of IoT & ICT tools can help achieve major optimization in the Energy Consumption and Environment Contamination including but not limiting to GHG Emission; the Carbon Footprint of the IoT/ICT Infrastructure itself needs to be kept in Check. In the gold rush of getting buildings and cities certified as Green/Sustainable, a plethora of SCADA, Automation and IoT systems are being added. In any Smart Building or Smart City, every service & utility is being automated and being re-enforced with IoT & ICT backbone to monitor and control its operation in a most optimized manner. While the attending benefits of IoT/ICT backbone for any service/utility are quite commendable, yet there is little focus to optimize the design of the IoT/ICT infrastructure itself. The talk deliberates this crucial aspect of the way IoT/ICT Infrastructure is being designed and deployed today, and advocates Systems Thinking Approach to bring comprehensive & Genuine Sustainability in leveraging the IoT & ICT Technologies. The talk proposes a green & sustainable Architecture for the IoT/ICT infrastructure along with a Low Carbon Footprint Material for the networking, which may alter the future of Smart Infrastructure design & deployments. It attempts to share a few mature approaches that INDIA is adopting to fulfill the imperatives of "smart (truly) Sustainable Deployments" for the IoT/ICT Infrastructure to support the global initiatives.



Michele Nitti

Michele Nitti is an Assistant Professor at the University of Cagliari, Italy since 2015. He received a M.Sc. degree in Telecommunication Engineering with full marks in 2009 and his Ph.D. in Electronic and Computer Engineering in 2014. In 2010 he worked for a year as a researcher at the National Interuniversity Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT) at Cagliari, on the development of models for network connectivity in mobile ad hoc network. In 2013, he has been a visited student at the Department of Management, Technology and Economics at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He has been technical program co-chair for the IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting 2017 and invited keynote speaker at the International Workshop of Trends and Challenges in Social Internet of Things (TC-SIoT'2018) at PIMRC 2018. Currently, he is a member of the editorial board for the Computer Networks Journal. His main research interests are in architecture and services for the Internet of Things (IoT), particularly in the creation of a network infrastructure to allow the objects to organize themselves according to a social structure.

Talk Title: Energy Efficiency in Smart Building: A User-Centric Approach

Efficient energy usage inside buildings is a critical problem, particularly for high loads such as the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems: over 30% of the global energy consumption resides in HVAC usage inside buildings. Usage awareness and efficient management of HVAC have the potential to significantly reduce related costs. Nevertheless, strict saving policies may contrast with users' comfort: people will accept changes in their habits only if these changes do not vary their comfort. We will look to a user-centric approach, which takes advantage of the Social Internet of Things (SIoT) paradigm to augment real world objects with a virtual counterpart that leverages social consciousness to interact with other objects. Accordingly, a building thermal profile is characterized to drive the selection of the most appropriate working times for the HVAC.



Oluwatobi Oyinlola

Oluwatobi Oyinlola is an Experience Embedded Systems Engineer, Inventor, IoT Evangelist. He is currently implementing Pay-As-You-Cook technology to promote use of affordable LPG in Africa. Intel Awarded him as "Intel Software Innovator" representing Africa in various spotlights of innovative solutions. A passionate member of IoT Europe where he was featured representing Africa on World IoT day explaining how he uses IoT to solve some critical Africa Challenges. Oluwatobi also represented Africa in a competition organized by Hackaday in San Francisco, USA where he built a Lightning Sensor which automatically check for Thunder strike and can be logged remotely.

Recently he has been working in the avionics sector with rLoop Incorporated (a company sharing the dream of realizing the fifth mode of transportation initiated by Elon Musk, i.e. the Hyperloop) applying some of his experience in Robotics. Oluwatobi was recognized as one of the Most Influential Young Nigerians Award.



Talk Title: Pay-As-You-Cook Technology for LPG Accessibility

The African population are still using charcoal and firewood to cook due to high cost of LPG, how about it if we make them pay as they cook? Yes LPG adoption has traditionally been difficult for customers who live in regions lacking modern energy infrastructure where cash flow is constrained. Because of this, most households make small, daily purchases of wood or charcoal for cooking. Through our SIM/GPS enabled Smart Meter, families can use their phones to pre-pay for gas as needed using mobile money, that is the power of Internet of Things. This transaction activates the valve to supply the purchased amount of gas, thus allowing customers to pay-as-you-cook with clean LPG with the flexibility of an incremental purchase. This compliments household earnings volatility common among low-income households, especially those who work in the informal sector. Constant monitoring of the data received by our team allows us to schedule the delivery of a new cylinder before the customer ever runs out, assuring a consistent supply of quality LPG gas.



Liam Relihan

Liam is the CEO and CTO of ResourceKraft, an Ireland-based provider of energy monitoring and management technology that has been an IoT leader in the energy space for over 10 years. He has worked in a series of senior roles with multinationals and startups. He has extensive experience in the development of complex technology projects, the management of intellectual property and international outsourcing. He continues to personally develop hardware and software products and his current interests include IoT security, fog computing and grid protection using networks of low-cost, secure, reliable devices. Liam has a MSc in Computer Systems from the University of Limerick.



Talk Title: IoT in Energy Monitoring: Old Requirements and Emerging Trends

ResourceKraft has deployed IoT-based energy monitoring systems for commercial and industrial customers for over 12 years - every day, many thousands of devices report to ResourceKraft's servers with data on energy usage, environmental factors and production. This has provided ResourceKraft with exposure to many of the key IoT trends and concerns such as narrowband wireless, IoT security standards, long term reliability of field devices. It has allowed ResourceKraft to observe changing attitudes amongst commercial and industrial customers to IoT security, big data and Total Cost of Ownership.



Patrick Wiedemann

Patrick Wiedemann is holding the position as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Reverse Logistics Group (RLG) since 1st January 2012. He counts responsible for the entire Group and its global subsidiaries, while being CEO both of Reverse Logistics GmbH and CCR Logistics Systems AG. The industrial engineering graduate joined RLG as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in June 2010. Within his time at RLG he has formed the Group into its present structure as a global player and innovative solution provider for reverse processes along the whole product lifecycle. Prior to his engagement at RLG, he was CFO at Data Modul AG for nearly 10 years, holding responsibility for all Finance, Controlling and Administrative related activities with additional responsibility for the international business. Before this he was active for 5 years with the Hilti Group at their subsidiaries in Germany, Lichtenstein and China, where he held various management positions in Finance and Controlling.



Talk Title: From Returns Management to Circular Models - Every cycle is a business case on its own

The talk will include: How After Market Returns build the base to smart data for Circular Business; Today's technology giving us the basis for smarter process management with better customer experience, more efficient product handling and higher value returns; Why next generation product Returns Management builds the basis for future Circular Models like Product as a Service in connection with IoT.

TP1-2: Power and Energy for IoTgo to top

Room: Jean Monnet
Chair: Nikos Kouvelas (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
TP1-2.1 14:00 Pushing the Boundaries of IoT: Building and Testing Self-Powered Battery-less Switch
Nikos Kouvelas (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands); Ajay Keshava Kanthila, Sujay Narayana and R Venkatesha Prasad (TU Delft, The Netherlands)
Battery operated systems are bulky, expensive and often adds unnecessary burden because of their maintenance. They are also harmful to the environment. However, the design and development of battery-less systems are highly challenging since the energy need to be harvested from user's activities or the environment. Further, the problems are compounded in using energy-harvested systems because of the requirement of minimum energy to be harvested, also there is no guarantee. The EH also varies with the activity, environment and other aspects. In this paper, we present a system employing an EH switch to power a low-power radio, which transmits data wirelessly in 2.4 GHz ISM band. We provide the details of the design of our system and modules. We evaluate our EH switch which we built in-house. With evaluations, we show that our system works well, and we demonstrate the transmission of 27 bytes at 200 kbps data rate. Further, by varying the transmission power between -10 dBm and 5 dBm, we transmit data packets of length between 27 and 19 bytes with a single press of the switch.
pp. 231-236
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TP1-2.2 14:30 Evolution-Based Deployment Scheme for Green Internet of Things
Aoun Hussain, Faraz Khan and Akhlaque Ahmad (Habib University, Pakistan)
In this generation, of advance technologies, where communication between physical devices like actuators and sensors is vital, Internet of Things(IoT) plays an important part in connecting the cyber and physical world. IoT is used in various applications such as agriculture, smart home and smart cities, through the deployment of Wireless Sensor Networks(WSNs). Although, in hostile environments, where human intervention is impossible, the life cycle of a deployed WSN is very critical. Conserving the energy consumed by wireless sensor network, is imperative, in prolonging it's life cycle. This paper addresses the challenging issue of minimizing the energy consumption of WSN's on a large scale. The contributions made by this paper are: Using the hierarchical system framework proposed by previous studies in proposing and modeling the optimization model of the framework. Verifying and contrasting the Genetic Algorithm(GA) approach with a Mixed Integer Linear programming(MILP) algorithm and setting a bench mark result for our optimization problem. The MILP and GA approach in solving the energy consumption problem, is flexible and efficient, and helps us to achieve our goal, i.e minimum energy consumption and maximum network lifetime of deployed sensor network.
pp. 237-242
TP1-2.3 15:00 Energy Harvesting Approaches for Wireless Sensor Nodes in High Voltage Direct Current Systems
Thomas Schlechter (University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria)
Power distribution systems are very complex. For this reason, they are quite prone to failures. Therefore, it is inevitable for the operators of such systems to monitor the health status of the system in real time. Wireless sensor nodes are important tools to support this demand. However, every node needs a certain amount of energy. To prevent costly maintenance, those nodes best should not depend on any battery inside. One approach to face this challenge is to equip the nodes with energy harvesters. While this is a well solved task in High Voltage (HV) alternating current (AC) installations, for HV direct current (DC) systems the problem is not quite solved. In this paper novel approaches towards efficient energy harvesting in HVDC are presented and challenges towards implementations are faced.
pp. 243-246
TP1-2.4 15:30 Design and Implementation of a Long-Range Low-Power Wake-Up Radio for IoT Devices
Anders Frøytlog, Magne Haglund and Linga Reddy Cenkeramaddi (University of Agder, Norway); Thomas Jordbru (Norway & University of Agder, Norway); Rolf Arne Kjellby and Baltasar Beferull-Lozano (University of Agder, Norway)
In this paper, we present the design and implementation of an on-demand wake-up radio (WuR) for long-range wireless IoT devices to reduce the power consumption and thereby increasing the life time of the devices. A custom narrow-band (NB) low noise amplifier is designed and implemented for WuR. The low-noise amplifier achieves a gain of 31dB at 1mA current consumption from a 6V power supply. The WuR achieves a sensivity of -80dBm by consuming just 1mA thereby optimizing the energy consumption of the battery powered long-range IoT devices, hence reducing the power consumption and overall costs when deployed in large scale.
pp. 247-250

TP2-2: IoT Application Oriented Technologiesgo to top

Room: FB-028
Chair: Vincent Naessens (KU Leuven, Belgium)
TP2-2.1 14:00 IMU-Based Walking Workouts Recognition
Fanuel Wahjudi and Fuchun Joseph Lin (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
To better accurately estimate the calories burnt during popular walking workouts, it is essential to detect the environment under which these workouts are conducted. To our best knowledge, no gait analysis studies have been done so far for such detection. This research addresses this problem by recognizing walking workouts under different environments based on the foot-mounted inertial sensor. Our objective is to recognize ten different workout activities including walking and brisk-walking under flat surface, ascending/descending staircase and upward/downward slope with no stairs. Our algorithm first identifies the extended foot-flat phase, then uses it as a boundary to extract key important features. Decision Tree, Random Forest and K-Nearest Neighbor machine learning algorithms are evaluated to decide which one works the best along with our algorithm.
pp. 251-256
TP2-2.2 14:30 WoT-AD: A Descriptive Language for Group of Things in Massive IoT
Le Kim Hung and Soumya Kanti Datta (EURECOM, France); Christian Bonnet (Institut Eurecom, France); Francois Hamon (GreenCityzen, France)
Recently, the massive Internet of Things (Massive IoT) and Web of Things (WoT) are remarkable research fields aiming to facilitate the connectivity, accessibility and control of the Things by Web standards and technologies for large-scale deployment. In such context, the user is capable of simply creating, mashing-up and presenting the multiple Things to gain high-level information. However, current researches much more pay attention to describe a single Thing. The modeling and building the application for the compound objects consisting of groups of Things namely "Asset" are still limited due to the lack of description and seamless integration mechanism. Moreover, the traditional IoT Device Description Language directly installed on device is highly restricted in Massive IoT scenario because of stringent requirements for power consumption and operation cost. In this paper, we introduce the WoT based Asset Description (WoT-AD), a descriptive language for the Asset aiming to mitigate such limitations. WoT-AD explicitly describes a group of Things as homogeneous object to enable mash-up, self-discovery, and simply access their resources, entities, and services. We also provide a lightweight framework that fully integrates with WoT-AD to enable WoT for Massive IoT scenario. Such integration not only effectively models the Asset but also simplifies the development of mash-up application to different-skilled users. Finally, we evaluate the performance of our proposal to demonstrate its effectiveness and scalability in real use-case.
pp. 257-262
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TP2-2.3 15:00 An Energy-efficient Predictive Model for Object Tracking Sensor Networks
Mohammad Hossein Anisi and Lorenzo Paris (University of Essex, United Kingdom (Great Britain))
Among different applications of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), Object Tracking Sensor Network (OTSN) is one of the most attractive applications. In WSN, power management plays a vital role in its overall performance. Hence, a reliable predicative method is proposed in this paper to reduce energy consumption of the nodes in OTSN. This strategy makes use of Machine Learning (ML) technique in order to predict future behaviours of a Mobile Object (MO) moving into a coverage range of WSN. Moreover, a simulator capable of reproducing the main features of a real MO in an OTSN is developed. Finally, several experiments have been carried out to evaluate the performance and reliability of the proposed methodology in terms of predictions accuracy and energy conservation.
pp. 263-268
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TP2-2.4 15:30 A Platform and Methodology Enabling Real-Time Motion Pattern Recognition on Low-Power Smart Devices
Omid Sarbishei (Motsai Research, Canada)
This article presents a low-power platform, i.e., Neblina system-on-module, with extensive hardware variants targeting Internet of Things applications. The base hardware utilizes a sensor fusion algorithm for 3D orientation tracking alongside a novel configurable framework for real-time Motion Pattern Recognition (MPR) on ARM Cortex M4F using inertial sensors. The MPR engine consists of configurable blocks performing shock-aware segmentation, histogram feature extraction, and classification using a single-hidden-layer Feedforward Neural Network. The framework can be used for human fitness/daily activity tracking or shock pattern recognition, e.g., in sports, such as tennis, golf, hockey, etc. Our platform can deliver multimodal user feedback as well. Experimental results have evaluated Neblina's MPR framework in terms of A) accuracy in human fitness activity recognition using a dataset with 17 subjects and 33 activities, B) memory usage and latency for real-time execution on Cortex M4F and C) low power consumption for a longer lasting battery.
pp. 269-272

TP3-2: Security and Privacy Enhancing Technologiesgo to top

Room: Charles Parsons
Chair: Sye Loong Keoh (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (Great Britain))
TP3-2.1 14:00 pySRUP - Simplifying Secure Communications for Command & Control in the Internet of Things
Andrew J Poulter, Steven Johnston and Simon Cox (University of Southampton, United Kingdom (Great Britain))
Devices connected as a part of the Internet of Things, and other connected devices, require secure mechanisms to facilitate the propagation of Command & Control messages to enable the remote management of the devices. The Secure Remote Update Protocol (SRUP) provides a mechanism to facilitate the formation of secure messages for transmission using common techniques. This paper describes the details of, and motivations behind, the creation of a Python wrapper for SRUP: and describes a worked example of usage. By using pySRUP a developer can integrate SRUP into their projects: with minimal additional effort, and requiring them to write less code than traditional unsecured alternatives.
pp. 273-277
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TP3-2.2 14:30 A Similarity Based Trust Model to Mitigate Badmouthing Attacks in Internet of Things (IoT)
Vijender Busi Reddy (University of Hyderabad & Advanced Data Processing Research Institute, India)
In Internet of Things (IoT) each object is address- able, trackable and accessible on the Internet. To be useful, objects in IoT co-operate and exchange information. IoT net- works are open, anonymous, dynamic in nature so, a malicious object may enter into the network and disrupt the network. Trust models have been proposed to identify malicious objects and to improve the reliability of the network. Recommendations in trust computation are the basis of trust models. Due to this, trust models are vulnerable to bad mouthing and collusion attacks. In this paper, we propose a similarity model to mitigate bad- mouthing and collusion attacks and show that proposed method efficiently removes the impact of malicious recommendations in trust computation.
pp. 278-282
TP3-2.3 15:00 Zero-Knowledge and Identity-Based Authentication and Key Exchange for Internet of Things
Irfan Simsek and Erwin P Rathgeb (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a dynamic and large-scale infrastructure of uniquely identifiable, potentially resource-constrained, and heterogenous things sensing and influencing their environment to provide services with or without direct human intervention. Moreover, the de facto method applied so far to provide communication confidentiality and integrity is cryptography. This requires an authentic key exchange between two communicating entities, which in turn needs a mutual authentication of the entities. In this paper, we introduce a novel approach supplying zero-knowledge and identity-based authentication with integrated key exchange while meeting the IoT challenges. Our approach is resistant to active man in the middle attacks and does not include any costly cryptographic operations. Also, it does not require any predistribution or pre-sharing with regard to authenticating entities. Additionally, our identity-based scheme allows that a thing can operate autonomously in a secure manner. Furthermore, this scheme provides application-independence without requiring additional components and procedures. After discussing our approach, this paper also presents our prototype implementation and its evaluation.
pp. 283-288
TP3-2.4 15:30 EDIMA: Early Detection of IoT Malware Network Activity Using Machine Learning Techniques
Ayush Kumar and Teng Joon Lim (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
The widespread adoption of Internet of Things has led to many security issues. Post the Mirai-based DDoS attack in 2016 which compromised IoT devices, a host of new malware using Mirai's leaked source code and targeting IoT devices have cropped up, e.g. Satori, Reaper, Amnesia, Masuta etc. These malware exploit software vulnerabilities to infect IoT devices instead of open TELNET ports (like Mirai) making them more difficult to block using existing solutions such as firewalls. In this research, we present EDIMA, a distributed malware fingerprinting solution which can be used towards the detection of IoT bots in large-scale networks (e.g. ISP, enterprise networks) during the scanning/infecting phase itself rather than during an attack. EDIMA uses machine learning algorithms for edge devices' traffic classification, a traffic feature vector database, a policy module and an optional packet sub-sampling module. We evaluate the classification performance of EDIMA and show that it achieves high detection rates with very low number of false positives.
pp. 289-294

VERT2-2: Automotive and TransportationDetailsgo to top

Room: C1062

At present, pollution, congestion and traffic related problems are becoming major societal problems globally. Consequently, new automotive solutions and more suitable transportation modes are urgently required in order to provide various benefits for citizens and road users living better in the cities, including enhanced traffic safety, reduced pollution and emissions, and better utilization of road networks and emergency social resources. Along this line, many innovations and technologies have been invented for making vehicles electric, connected, shared and autonomous in the new context of modern intelligent transportation systems.

One of the core ideas to make intelligent transportation systems work effectively is to deploy advanced communication, coordination and many IoT enabling technologies among vehicles, road infrastructure, as well as the cloud in a flexible and integrated environment. By adopting IoT, useful information from vehicles, drivers and vulnerable road users, e.g. pedestrians and cyclists, can be collected, processed and shared in an effective, secure and timely manner, making the overall transportation system more efficient and reliable. At this point, many new vehicular applications have been developed and implemented using the IoT based solution architecture, which heavily leverages novel algorithms, including machine and deep learning methods, loud/edge computing capabilities, and real-time V2X communication technologies.

Examples include, but not limited to:

  • Smart parking system
  • Remote vehicle diagnostic system
  • E-Call system
  • Collision prediction and avoidance system
  • Driving monitoring system (e.g. detecting driver fatigue and awareness)

The WF-IoT 2019 track on Automotive and Transportation System will explore the potential of IoT enabling technologies for real world automotive and transportation applications from both a global and Irish perspective. The session will mainly focus on the following topics:

  • IoT enabled congestion, pollution and emission control
  • IoT based monitoring and safety for vulnerable road users
  • IoT technologies for enhanced driving experience
  • Green transportation and E-Mobility
  • Connected and autonomous vehicles in intelligent transportation

Schedule

11:00-13:00Session 1: Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
Talk 1: Connected Autonomous Vehicles - Enabling the Digital Transformation of IrelandJohn Cormican, Jaguar Land Rover Vehicle Engineering, Shannon, Ireland
Talk 2: Connected and Autonomous Vehicles - Behind the SensorsEdward Jones, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Talk 3: Sensors for Autonomous Vehicles and Automotive Driver Assistance SystemsMike Keaveney, Analog Devices, Limerick, Ireland
Moderated Panel and Audience Discussion
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-16:00Session 2: Sensors and Sensor Systems for Vehicles
Talk 4: In-Cabin Driver Monitoring and Gesture Recognition Enabled by 145GHz RadarKathleen Philips, IMEC, Eindhoven, The Netherland
Talk 5 Optical Sensing and LIDAR for Automotive and IoT ApplicationsNim Cheung, AIphotonics Ltd., Hong Kong
Panel Discussion
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-18:30Session 3: Analytics and Computing for the Automotive Industry
Talk 6: Fog, Robotics, and the Future of the Automotive IndustryFlavio Bonomi, Nebiollo Technologies, Milpitas, CA USA
Talk 7: Connected Vehicles - Analytics and ApplicationsEmanuele Crisostomi, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Panel Discussion, Wrap-up and Summary

Track Co-Chairs

Javier Gozalvez, Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Spain

Javier Gozalvez received an electronics engineering degree from the French Engineering School ENSEIRB (Bordeaux, France), and a PhD in mobile communications from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K. He has been with Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche (UMH), Spain since October 2002, where he is currently an Associate Professor and served as Deputy Vice-Rector for International Relations (2011-2015). He is the Director of the UWICORElaboratory at UMH where he leads research activities in the areas of vehicular networks, device-centric wireless networks, heterogeneous wireless networks, and wireless industrial communications. He received the best research paper award from the Journal of Network and Computer Applications, the young researcher award from UMH, as well as several paper awards at international and national conferences.

He is an elected member to the Board of Governors (2011-2017) of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, and has been elected President of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society for 2016. He is a Distinguished Speaker for the IEEEVehicular Technology Society, and previously served as Distinguished Lecturer (2011-2015). He is also the Chair for the IEEE Connected Vehicles Initiative funded by VTS. He currently serves as Mobile Radio Senior Editor of IEEEVehicular Technology Magazine and on the Editorial Board of the Computer Networks journal. He was previously Associate Editor of the IEEE Communications Letters. He was the General Co-Chair for the IEEE VTC-Spring 2015 conference in Glasgow (UK), and General Co-Chair of the ACM VANET 2013, ACM VANET 2012, URSI's national conference in 2012, and 3rd ISWCS 2006. He also was TPC Co-Chair for 2011 IEEE VTC-Fall and 2009 IEEE VTC-Spring. He was the founder and General Co-Chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Vehicular communications (WiVeC) in its 2007, 2008, and 2010 editions.

Mingming Liu, IBM Ireland Lab - Innovation Exchange

Dr. Mingming Liu is a data scientist within Innovation Exchange, IBM Ireland. He has many years of experience in machine learning, data science, centralized & distributed control and optimization theories with strong links to electric, hybrid vehicles and IoT in the context of smart grids, intelligent transportation systems and smart cities. Prior to IBM, he was employed as a postdoctoral researcher then a senior postdoctoral researcher with the control and decision science research group at University College Dublin, Ireland, where he spent almost three years working on both EU and SFI funded projects, including Green Transportation and Networks (SFI) and Enable-S3 (H2020). He is currently involved in several EU H2020 funded projects at IBM, and his works mainly focus on leveraging the state-of-the-art machine learning, deep learning techniques, as well as advanced control & optimization solutions for practical and challenging problems arising in the industry.

Mingming received his B.Eng. degree with first class honours from the Dept. of Electronic Engineering at the National University of Ireland Maynooth in 2011, and then the PhD degree in Applied Mathematics from the Hamilton Institute at the Maynooth university in 2015 with his thesis entitled "Topics in Electromobility and Related Applications". He is an IEEE member and an active reviewer in the fields. He has published over 20 papers to date, including top-tier journals such as "IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid", "IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation System", "IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering", and "Automatica".

Diarmuid McSwiney, Teagasc

Diarmuid leads the Industrial IoT Solutions Group in Analog Devices. Based in the Analog Devices European R&D Centre in Ireland, Diarmuid and his team are responsible for creating and executing ADI's strategy focusing on digitising commercial buildings and infrastructure. Diarmuid started his career in Motorola and Freescale before moving to start-ups developing technology for cellular infrastructure and handset manufacturers. Diarmuid holds an MSc in Electronic Engineering from University College Cork, Ireland.


Track Speakers

Flavio Bonomi

Flavio Bonomi is the founder and the Chief Technology Officer at Nebbiolo Technologies, a startup active in the domain of the Internet of Things, with particular focus on Industrial Automation.

Previously, Flavio was a Cisco Fellow, Vice President, and the Head of the Advanced Architecture and Research Organization at Cisco Systems, in San Jose, California.

At Cisco, Flavio was co-leading the vision and technology direction for Cisco's Internet of Things initiative.

Before joining Cisco in 1999, Flavio Bonomi was at AT&T Bell Labs from 1985 and 1995, with architecture and research responsibilities, mostly relating to the evolution of the ATM technology, and then was Principal Architect at two Silicon Valley startups, ZeitNet and Stratum One.

He received an Electrical Engineering degree from Pavia University in Italy, and the Master's and PhD in Electrical Engineering degrees in 1981 and 1985, respectively, from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Talk Title: Fog Robotics and the Future of the Automotive Industry

The success of the Industrial Internet of Things will be predicated, to a large extent, on the evolution and deployment of a distributed computing, storage and services platform, supporting and enabling multiple vertical applications and use cases. This platform of orchestrated resources will manifest as Cloud, Fog, or Edge, and Endpoint resources.

This modern infrastructure will progressively bridge the Information Technologies (IT) and the Industrial Operational (OT) domains, thus enabling a new breed of applications and services, while securing, managing and consolidating the current deployed base of applications.

In this talk, we will focus on the impact of the Fog, or Edge Computing Paradigm on the Automotive sector, with emphasis on two main perspectives, evolving according to similar architectures: Automotive Robotics Manufacturing, as well as the future internal Automotive Architecture.

We will discuss the critical roles played in this powerful technology evolution by deterministic networking and computing, virtualization, data and application management, and analytics.

Nim Cheung

Dr. Nim Cheung is Managing Director of AIphotonics Limited, a start-up company in Hong Kong Science Park specialized in 3D photography, LIDAR, and artificial intelligence. He was formerly Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), a 600-member R&D organization in the information and communications area established by the Hong Kong SAR Government. Prior to joining ASTRI, Dr. Cheung has held different research and senior management positions at AT&T Bell Labs, Bellcore, and Telcordia Technologies. He is a Telcordia Fellow and a Fellow of IEEE. Dr. Cheung served as the 18th President of the IEEE Communications Society, a global professional organization with 45,000 members in 180 chapters around the world. He was Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Communications Magazine, and was appointed Chairman of the IEEE Fellow Committee in 2012-13.

Dr. Cheung is an Honorary Professor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and has served as Consulting Professor at Stanford University from 2004 to 2009. He was a Council Member of the Hong Kong Research Grants Council from 2009 to 2015, and received the University of Hong Kong Distinguished Alumni Award in 2010. Dr. Cheung obtained his B.Sc. degree from the University of Hong Kong, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the California Institute of Technology.

Talk Title: Optical Sensing and LIDAR for Automobile and IoT Applications

Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) is a remote sensing technique that uses the time or phase of an optical pulse to measure the range and/or velocity of an object. The difference in return time and phase of the optical pulses can then be used to construct the digital 3D representation of the scanned object. LIDAR is increasingly used in creating the "digital twin" of an object and found widespread applications in autonomous vehicles and Internet of Things. This talk provides a survey of the principles of different light sensing techniques, as well as major scanning and detection mechanisms used by present day commercial LIDARs. Examples of leading brands of LIDARs used in autonomous vehicles and IoT applications, and how the collected point clouds are used to create 3D models and digital twins will be discussed.

John Cormican

John Cormican is the General Manager of Jaguar Land Rover Ireland Vehicle Engineering, which he co-founded in May 2017. Based in Shannon, John and his team play an important role in realising the company's vision for Autonomous, Connected, Electrified vehicles and Shared Mobility services. Having started his career as a Software Engineer in Piercom and Tellabs, John moved to Intel where he held a number of roles over a 15 year period. Prior to his role with Jaguar Land Rover, John was a Senior Business Development Manager at Intel for over ten years and was responsible for automotive business development strategy in EMEA. John is a graduate of University of Limerick and obtained a BSc in Applied Mathematics and Computer Engineering.

Talk Title: Connected Autonomous Vehicles - Enabling the Digital Transformation of Ireland

Development Strategy for Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAV):

  • Discussion around strategy to drive the digital transformation of Ireland through Connect Autonomous Vehicles and how this relates to global test-bed infrastructure projects, leveraging a thriving technology eco-system in the Ireland mid-west region. Ireland is already a world leader in software development, data centre infrastructure and communications infrastructure development. A CAV test-bed would enable and dramatically grow all these key industries in Ireland, it just happens to be that automotive is the trigger point to make this happen.
  • This is the strategic intent of CAV Ireland, not about any one individual company or industry but a wider tech-industry initiative that demonstrates Ireland as a world leader in this area. Other key players include Cisco, General Motors, Analog Devices, IBM, Arup, Connect, Lero and others.
  • Includes a discussion around regulation and legislation (or licences) to allow for autonomous vehicles on public road networks, with the right safety procedures in place. This is a global trend as the entire automotive industry moves in this direction. The presentation talks about a reduced series of specific roads in Limerick/Galway/Clare as a starting point which can scale nationally.
  • The longer term vision is the development of a purpose built CAV proving ground (as part of a global collaborative network) where all invested tech companies, research bodies and universities/colleges can share in the opportunity to innovate for their relevant sector (e.g. data centre, communications/networking, education/research, software development, automotive, etc). The strategy is to align with other global test-bed projects (for example in Florida, Singapore and Hungary).

Emanuele Crisostomi

Emanuele Crisostomi received the B.Sc. degree in computer science engineering, the M.Sc. degree in automatic control, and the Ph.D. degree in automatics, robotics, and bioengineering from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 2002, 2005, and 2009, respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor of Electrotechnics at the Department of Energy, Systems, Territory, and Constructions Engineering, University of Pisa. He has authored more than 80 papers published on international journals and conference proceedings, and he is the author of the recent book on connected cars and plug-in vehicles "Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle Networks: Optimization and Control, CRC Press, 2017". He is currently completing an edited volume on Analytics for the Sharing Economy that will be published by Springer in 2019. His research interests include control and optimization of large-scale systems, with applications to smart grids and green mobility networks.

Talk Title: Connected Vehicles: Analytics and Applications

The ability of connected vehicles to exchange relevant information is attracting a valuable interest from many industrial and academic researchers to enable an increasing number of applications of interest for the transportation community, some of which are still in their nascent stage. In this talk we shall review a number of applications that involve both conventional and new types of plug-in vehicles; also, we shall review applications that may affect and influence the behaviour of vehicles both when they are driving and when they are parked. Such applications include cooperative positioning algorithms, and switching between different driving modes to meet environmental power generation constraints.

In this context, it is interesting to notice that many traffic-related applications have been recently conveniently designed and formulated as optimization problems. The challenging aspects of such optimization problems is that they should be conveniently solved in a distributed fashion, with little communication requirements, and taking into account the limited actuation capabilities of the vehicles. In addition, the obtained solutions should be fair, within the population of drivers who have their own preferences and constraints. Recent advances in the development of distributed algorithms that have the previous properties will be presented and discussed.

Edward Jones

Edward Jones is a Senior Lecturer in Electrical & Electronic Engineering at National University of Ireland, Galway, where he also served as Vice-Dean of the College of Engineering & Informatics from 2010-2016. He has a number of years of experience in senior R&D positions in industry, with both multinational and start-up companies. He has also been a visiting researcher at Columbia University, USA, and the University of New South Wales, Australia. His research interests are in the development and application of signal processing and related techniques in the fields of connected and autonomous vehicles, and biomedical engineering. He is a researcher in Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, and co-directs the Connaught Automotive Research (CAR) Group at NUI Galway.

Talk Title: Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: Behind the Sensors

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) are attracting much interest and development, driven by technological, societal and regulatory change, new business models, and ubiquitous connectivity. This is influencing personal mobility through e.g. passenger vehicles, as well as other markets such as industrial automation and logistics. A critical component in the development of CAV technology is the need for such systems to accurately sense and understand their environments. This requires a range of sensors that provide large quantities of data and associated complex algorithms, often implemented using embedded software, to extract useful information from these data for use by the vehicle to drive its actions. For example, an autonomous or semi-autonomous car must examine its environment to detect other vehicles, infrastructure and vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists, and uses this information to take action to e.g. avoid a pedestrian. While many advances have been made in sensors, signal processing and machine learning, challenges remain to be solved. Technological challenges include ensuring perception is robust in difficult conditions such as inclement weather and complex road environments, while societal challenges include the need to support reliability and transparency to foster trust and acceptance of the technology. This presentation will examine some of the issues involved, how signal processing and related technology is contributing to addressing some of these concerns, and what technical challenges remain.

Mike Keaveney

Mike Keaveney is the Technology Director for the Autonomous Transport & Safety Business Unit at Analog Devices Inc. (ADI), based in Limerick, Ireland. He is also an Analog Devices Fellow.

In his role as technology director, he has responsibility for technology roadmap and product architecture definition for ADI's solutions for autonomous transport and automotive driver assistance systems (ADAS). This includes Radar, Lidar and IMU sensor technology, sensor fusion and machine learning strategy for the Business Unit.

Prior to this, Mike was an Engineering Director at Analog Devices and led an engineering team that developed RF & Microwave integrated circuits for cellular communications infrastructure equipment as well as radars for industrial and automotive applications. He has numerous IEEE and IET publications, holds 19 U.S. patents, has served on the RF Technical Program Committee of the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) from 2009 to 2014 and is currently serving on TPC for the European Solid States Circuits conference (ESSCIRC).

Mike Keaveney received the B.E. degree in electrical engineering from University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, Ireland, in 1986, and the M.Eng. Degree in computer systems from the University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland, in 1992.

Kathleen Philips

Dr. Kathleen Philips is a director at imec, The Netherlands, leading R&D programs on next-generation IoT technologies for Cognitive Sensing. The research includes roadmaps on state-of-the-art IC design for RF-sensing and radar, as well as design of new electro-chemical sensors for environmental monitoring, all the way to analytics, AI and neuromorphic chip design. She is responsible for the roadmap definition, the multi-site and multi-region implementation, as well as the business aspects of the Cognitive Sensing R&D programs.

Kathleen has joined imec in 2007 and has held positions as director IoT, program director for Perceptive Systems, program manager for ULP Wireless and as a principal scientist. Before that time, she was a research scientist at the Philips Research Labs for over 12 years. She holds a Ph. D in electrical engineering, has authored and co-authored over 80 papers and holds various patents.

Talk Title: In-Cabin Driver Monitoring and Gesture Recognition Enabled by 145GHz Radar

Next-generation driver assistance needs new technologies to support driver alertness, or driver monitoring. The driver monitoring system checks the driver's level of vigilance via non-contact sensing. In this slot, we present the latest R&D on radar technology for in-cabin driver monitoring. The radar is used for non-contact and through-clothing detection of micro-skin movements like respiration, heart rate and heart rate variability. Additional use cases include detection of a baby-left-behind, or gesture recognition for non-contact dashboard control is presented.

It is a first-of-a-kind radar chip operating in the 145GHz unlicensed band, and supporting a bandwidth up to 10GHz. This results in an ultra-fine range resolution of 1.5cm, in combination with an unprecedented doppler resolution. The radar has an integrated antenna on the 28nm CMOS chip, relaxing the complexity of mm-wave product design, and, when integrated into a MIMO constellation, the total solution can be as small as a couple of square centimeters. In this talk, we will present the chip and algorithms in more detail and show results for non-contact vital signs detection and gesture recognition

The chip dissipates 500mW in continuous mode, with the option of a low-power, duty-cycled FM transmission mode (for close ranges) enabled via fast powering built into the transceiver.

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Room: Jonathan Swift

Track Description

A Smart City is a complex system, of interwoven ecosystems. Each ecosystem in a true smart city has an inter-dependency on other ecosystems, be it smart energy, traffic management, smart buildings, and so on, data and services need to be shared to make the citizen experience smooth and efficient, requiring a cross industry collaborative approach. At its core is the need to balance available resources and manage their best use in providing value for citizens, industry and commercial entities, institutions, government and other stakeholders. Furthermore, Smart Cities are people-centred ecosystems, striving for improvements in the quality of life of its inhabitants, their social well-being and stimulating local economies.

Economics and regulatory aspects are playing a major role in fostering the adoption and deployment of Technology. They are a key ingredient in the decision making that translates potential into reality.

Technology advances are continuously contributing to this system. In the background, the Internet of Things (IoT) is proving that data gathering, the sensing of processes, infrastructure, and city management is a basis for improvement and innovation. New IoT capabilities are enabling real-time monitoring of conditions and the performance of city functions, which are driving subsequent analyses. This leads to greater awareness of the state of a city, resulting in a cycle of better planning and the execution of actions that can steer its evolution, improving the use of resources and the well-being of its citizens.

This WF-IoT 2019 track on Smart Cities will explore both a global and Ireland-wide view of:

  • the current status of technology;
  • services and trends;
  • people-centred vision, strategies and case studies;
  • the role of open standards in the development of integrated & federated ecosystems.

Our aim is to provide an open platform, where global smart city leaders from government, technology, academia, and business can share their expertise and interact with the audience to discuss the future we wish to chart, and the paths forward, taking into account the many alternatives unlocked by the Internet of Things.

We will be highlighting within the Smart City vertical track a People-Centric Approach to Smart Cities as an underlying theme to all the sessions, bringing together international expert speakers from:

Canada - Denmark - France - Germany - Greece - Hong Kong - India - Ireland - Italy - Morocco - Switzerland - UK - USA

The sessions will be split into 3 days with 9 sessions, as follows:

Tuesday, 16 April 2019:
  • Technology and Services

Wednesday, 17 April 2019:

  • Goals, Vision and People
  • All Ireland

    Dedicated to insight and open discussion on Smart City strategies, research and projects for the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland (UK).

Thursday, 18 April 2019:

  • Trends
  • Concluding Panel Discussion

    A global discussion on Smart Cities and IoT, led by Adam Drobot (Co-Chair of the IEEE World Forum on IoT, Limerick 2019).

These sessions will be of interest to those involved in designing, building or deploying smart city solutions, from academic research, solution providers, suppliers, cities and government, where efficient service delivery, ease of doing business, quality of life and citizen engagement is critical to success.


Schedule

Tuesday, 16 April 2019
11:00-13:00Session 1: Technology & Services I
Session ChairRebecca Hammons, Center for Information and Communications Sciences, Ball State University (USA)
Talk 1Kishor Narang, Mentor & Principal Design Architect, Narnix Technolabs (India)
Talk 2: Privacy Challenges in Smart-Cities: Practical Approaches to Manage Ubiquitous Computer Vision in the CloudPeter Corcoran, Professor of Electrical Engineering, NUI Galway (Ireland)
Talk 3: Data Exchange & Data Layer Standardization for Smart CitiesSubramanian Chidambaram, Cloud & ML Architect, Intel Corporation (USA)
Panel Discussion
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-16:00Session 2: Technology & Services II
Session ChairJoann O'Brien, VP, Ecosystems & Labs, TM Forum (UK)
Talk 4Christian Maitre, Director of the Global Operations Transformation, Orange Group (France)
Talk 5: City as a Data PlatformMichael Mulquin, President, Smart Cities Association (UK)
Talk 6: A Minimal Common Ground: Towards Technical Underpinnings of a Global Market for Smart Cities and CommunitiesMartin Brynskov, Chair, OASC - Open & Agile Smart Cities (Denmark)
Panel Discussion
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-18:30Session 3: Technology & Services III
Session ChairJoel Myers, CEO, DOMILA (Ireland)
Talk 7: Smart Cities: IoT & the Digital RevolutionFrancesco Mazzola, CEO, T.net Italia (Italy)
Talk 8Eric Woods, Research Director, Navigant (USA)
Talk 9: Multi-Service Networks for Smart CitiesArik Elberse, Global Director & Industry Principal for IoT Smart Cities & Buildings, Cisco (Ireland)
Talk 10: Collaborative Approach to Choosing from the Open Standards MenuLindsay Frost, Board Member of ETSI and Chief Standardization Engineer, NEC (Germany)
Panel Discussion, Wrap-up and Summary
Wednesday, 17 April 2019
11:00-13:00Session 4: Goals, Vision and People
Session ChairJoel Myers, CEO, DOMILA (Ireland)
Talk 1Konstantinos Champidis, Chief Digital Officer, City of Athens (Greece)
Talk 2Aawatif Hayar, Chair, Casablanca IEEE Core Smart City (Morocco)
Talk 3: Sharing and Selling Information Between Different Silos: The NGSI-LD APILindsay Frost, Board Member of ETSI and Chief Standardization Engingeer, NEC (Germany)
Panel Discussion
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-16:00Session 5: All Ireland I
Session ChairMihai Bilauca, Head of Digital Strategy & EU Programmes, Limerick City & County Council (Ireland)
Talk 4: The All-Ireland Smart Cities ForumBrian Donnellan, Chairperson, All Ireland Smart Cities Forum (Ireland)
Talk 5Alfie Jones, Head of Information Systems, Galway City Council (Ireland)
Talk 6Naomh McElhatton, Founder, SMART Global (NI, UK)
Panel Discussion
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-18:30Session 6: All Ireland II
Session ChairJoann O'Brien, VP, Ecosystems & Labs, TM Forum (UK)
Talk 7: Building a Smarter City in CorkRuth Buckley, Deputy Chief Executive, Cork City Council (Ireland)
Talk 8Stephen Kinsella, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Limerick (Ireland)
Talk 9: Tackling Dublin's Urban ChallengesAlan Murphy, Lead, Smart Dublin (Ireland)
Talk 10: InterTradeIreland: Assisting with Trade and Innovation Across the Island and Seeking Opportunities for New Cross Border CollaborationGrainne Lennon, International Funding and Collaborations Broker, InterTradeIreland (UK/Ireland)
Panel Discussion, Wrap-up and Summary
Thursday, 18 April 2019
11:00-13:00Session 7: Trends I
Session ChairRebecca Hammons, Center for Information and Communications Sciences, Ball State University (USA)
Talk 1: Context Broker TechnologyErnoe Kovacs, Head of IoT Research, NEC Europe (Germany)
Talk 2: CDX: A Smart City Data Exchange PlatformSidhartha Mohanty, Director of Technology Office, Intel Corporation (USA)
Talk 3Simon Wood, GM of Sales for IoT, BT (UK)
Panel Discussion
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-16:00Session 8: Trends II
Session ChairJoel Myers, CEO, DOMILA (Ireland)
Talk 4: Efficient Task Allocation for Resource Management in IoT: Objects Cooperation from Mobile CrowdSensing to Smart BuildingsVirginia Piloni, Assistant Professor, University of Cagliari (Italy)
Talk 5Sébastien Ziegler, President, IoT Forum (Switzerland)
Talk 6Thomas Hermsdorfer, CEO, SET Technologies (Germany)
Panel Discussion
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-18:30Session 9: Concluding Panel Discussion
Panel LeaderAdam Drobot, Chairman of the Board, OpenWorkTech (USA)
Panelist 1Mingming Liu, IBM Ireland Lab - Innovation Exchange, IBM (Ireland)
Panelist 2Thomas Hermsdorfer, CEO, SET Technologies (Germany)
Panelist 3Yu-Hsing Wang, Professor (Associate Head), Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (Hong Kong)
Panelist 4Dirk Pesch, Professor, University College Cork (Ireland)
Panelist 5Jeffrey Voas, Computer Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology (USA)
Panelist 6Fawzi Behmann, Chairman, IEEE Communications & Signal Processing (USA)
Panelist 7Ernoe Kovacs, Head of IoT Research, NEC Europe (Germany)
Panelist 8Kishor Narang, Mentor & Principal Design Architect, Narnix Technolabs (India)

Track Co-Chairs

Mihai Bilauca, Limerick City & County Council

Dr. Mihai Bilauca is leading the development and implementation of Limerick's Digital Strategy which aims to lay the foundation for a Smart Limerick City Region. As a result of this strategic approach Limerick has become the first Lighthouse Smart City in Ireland. Having worked for Limerick for overs 17 years Mihai is now heading the Digital Strategy and EU Programmes departments in Limerick City & County Council. Mihai worked in various roles in the ICT Management for UPC Romania, and for Limerick City Council in senior roles or heading the ICT, Change Management (organisational transformation) or Customer Services departments. Mihai is involved in standardization work for Smart Cities & Communities with international standardization organisations (ISO, CEN/CENELEC, ETSI).

In his spare time Mihai continues his academic research in smart cities, mathematical programming and optimization modelling methods and publishes in ACM and other leading computing science journals and conferences. Mihai received a Master of Science (M.Sc.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from University of Limerick, Ireland and the software engineering degree from "Stefan cel Mare" University of Suceava, Romania.

Rebecca Lee Hammons, Ball State University

Dr. Rebecca Hammons is an associate professor in the Center for Information and Communication Sciences at Ball State University. She has extensive technology industry experience in establishing and leading software quality assurance, product development lifecycle services, and project management teams. Strengths include technical leadership, process improvement and automation, predictive analytics for software, and strategic planning.

Dr. Hammons has worked for Ontario Systems, Apple, Raytheon, Tivoli Systems and Wang, in addition to several niche software firms. She is a Certified Quality Manager and Certified Software Quality Engineer with the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and a Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Product Owner with Scrum Alliance. Dr. Hammons received her Ed.D. and M.A. from Ball State University and her B.A. from Michigan State University.

Her dissertation research was in self-directed learning for software quality practitioners. Current technology industry research interests include Slow Tech, Burnout Theory, Internet of Things/Smart Cities, and Gold-Collar Workers. Dr. Hammons thrives on leading organizational change initiatives and coaching individuals and teams to reach their full potential.

Joel Myers, DOMILA Limited (Dublin, Ireland)

Vice Chair of the IEEE Internet of Things (IoT) Consortium Smart Cities Working Group

Leading technologist specializing in the creation and development of innovation technology solutions in the communications and management of services in Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and since 2015 in Business Networking.

Over the past 30 years, he has worked with museums and archaeological worldwide, including the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Pompei in Italy, the Courtauld Institute in London, and The Frick Museum and Metropolitan Museum in New York. His projects in cultural heritage and tourism have covered solutions in digital photo-archiving, reconstructions of sites using 3D virtual reality, augmented reality, and audio-visual mobile applications. In 2008, Joel Myers led a team of developers in partnership with Google Inc. (Mountainview, California) and the Universities of Virginia and UCLA in the creation of Google Earth's first historical city layer, ancient Rome, launched with Michael Jones (CTO, Google Inc. in 2008) under the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism and hosted by On. Gianni Alemanno, the Mayor of the Municipality of Rome in 2008.

His company, HoozAround Corp. is currently commercialising a mobile application called HoozAroundTM. This App offers very close-proximity networking for users to carry out business and social networking based on profile matching needs or interests in real-time, indoors and outdoors. Its aim is to bring people together that would otherwise never meet, face-to-face, in order to create new and more efficient opportunities to grow personally, socially as a city-wide community and in developing business. The app was successfully piloted at the IFA Berlin consumer electronics trade fair in 2017 and at the IEEE World Forum on IoT in February 2018 (Singapore).

Over the past few years Joel Myers has been focusing on the redefinition of the "Internet of People" exploring the goals of the smart city industry movement juxtaposed with the need for humanity to remain connected as physical people on the following 3 themes:

  1. real face-to-face connectivity: people are a city's most important resource and by bringing them together in a more efficient and cohesive way, a city will grow exponentially, both socially and economically; physical connectivity also fights the growing issues of social isolation that are becoming more and more present in today's cities, by helping people to meet face-to-face we move away from virtual communities when smaller distances permit it, and create real relationships within cities that offer sharing and giving back social themes, resulting in a happier population;
  2. the social consequences of increased virtualisation and automation; and
  3. the impact of automation on employment and the economy.

Under HoozAround Corp., Joel Myers has also started working together on a new concept in social credits for Smart Cities that provides awards without the possibility of negative ratings, called HooziesTM. Awards given when people meet face-to-face and carry out positive social actions. The aim is to develop a happier city through technology that promotes human interaction, relationship-building, sharing and giving back to the community, on a local, national, and international level.

The work carried out by Joel Myers has been published in international newspapers and journals such as the BBC, New York Times, Hong Times, the Hindu Times, Wired, and Forbes Magazine.

Joann O'Brien, Vice President, Ecosystems & Labs of TM Forum

Joann is a transformative technology leader who recognized early the role of APIs and automation in achieving a true digital strategy. Joann has led the TM Forum's Open API initiative from concept to global success as an enabler to the zero integration economy. Joann has significant experience leading complex large scale transformation programs for a number of global organizations. She has a mixture of technical and management background, enjoying both equally, she has a BS in Information Technology majoring in Telecommunications from Dublin City University and MBA from Open University.


Track Speakers

Fawzi Behmann, President, TelNet Management Consulting, Inc.

Vice-Chair, IEEE NA Communications Society

Fawzi is a visionary, thought leader, author, and entrepreneur in technology positioning, advancing the adoption of technology in serving key markets.

Fawzi spent over 35 years in the industry and held various executive and leadership positions with Tier 1 companies in the areas of communications and networks spanning service provider, equipment vendor, and semiconductor in US and Canada. Core competencies include strategic planning, Telecom Network Management based on ITU TMN, multiservice edge product release, and strategic marketing for SoC Multi-core-Multi-engine product roadmap.

Being passionate about technology & automation, Fawzi founded TelNet Management Consulting Inc. in 2009 offering professional services in the areas of technology trends, IoT/AI/5G technology positioning, and smart networking solutions development for key markets such as healthcare, mobility, energy, public safety and smart cities.

Fawzi has been a keynote & distinguished speaker, at several domestic and international conferences. He has several publications including a recent book on "Collaborative Internet of Things for Future Smart Connected Life and Business " published by Wiley.

Fawzi has organized several domestic and international conferences and summits. The most recent GreenTech international conference of Smart City.

Fawzi is currently the vice-chair of IEEE ComSoc for NA, chair of IEEE Central Texas and Region 5 Conference Committee chair. He received several awards form Indsutry and IEEE. Most recently is 2017 IEEE Communications Society Chapter of the Year award and 2018 IEEE USA Regional Leadership Award.

Fawzi holds a Bachelor of Science with honors and distinction from Concordia University, Montreal; Masters in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, Ontario and Executive MBA from Queen's University, Ontario Canada.

Martin Brynskov

Martin Brynskov is chair of the global Open & Agile Smart Cities initiative (OASC), which encompasses more than 100 cities from 24 countries. OASC is a non-profit association based in Brussels, Belgium, and it aims to develop so-called Minimal Interoperability Mechanisms (MIMs) for cities and communities. Dr Brynskov is vice-chair of the UN ITU-T Focus Group on Data Processing and Management to support IoT and Smart Cities & Communities (FG-DPM) and chair of the Working Group on Use Cases, Requirements and Applications/Services, and Chair of the Danish Standards Committee on Smart Cities and Communities (ISO TC 268 mirror committee). Dr Brynskov is associate professor, PhD, in Interaction Technologies at Aarhus University in Denmark, director of AU Smart Cities and DITCOM, Centre for Digital Transformation of Cities and Communities, founder and co-director of the Digital Living Research Commons, director of the Digital Design Lab, and fellow at the Center for Advanced Visualization and Interaction (CAVI). Dr Brynskov is coordinator of the European IoT Large Scale Pilot on Smart Cities "SynchroniCity", and the European project New Generation Internet of Things "NGIoT". He is a global expert, speaker and advisor on IoT and smart cities with a human-centric focus.

Talk Title: A Minimal Common Ground: Towards Technical Underpinnings of a Global Market for Smart Cities and Communities

Ruth Buckley

Ruth is currently Deputy Chief Executive and Head of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) and Business Services for Cork City council a large urban local authority in southern Ireland which serves a diverse population of 230,000 people. She has worked in a variety of change management and strategic leadership roles over a 30-year period in both the private and public sector.

Over the last 10 years Ruth has held a number of leadership roles in other organisations including, Vice president of the Major Cities of Europe, Chair of the Heads of Information Systems Liaison group, Director of I Wish and current as a founding member of the Cork Smart Gateway. The gateway is collaboration between Tyndall Research Institute, Nimbus and both Cork local authorities. www.corksmartgateway.ie, Ruth is also a founder member of the Water systems and services innovation centre based in Nimbus.

In 2015 Ruth co-founded the ‘I wish' not for profit organisation with two business women, Caroline O'Driscoll Partner with KPMG and Gillian Keating Partner with RDJ. See www.iwish.ie . This year over 4000 transition year students attended two events (Cork and Dublin) designed to introduce young girls to careers opportunities in Science Technology Engineering Maths (STEM) via an interactive exhibition featuring STEM employers and role models.

Talk Title: Building a Smarter City in Cork

Konstatinos Champidis

Konstatinos Champidis is responsible for the digital transformation of the city of Athens. After a distinguished initial career in engineering within the private sector, he spent two years as a special advisor to the Mayor of Athens, actively participating in the development of "Digital Agenda 2020" for Greece. From October 2014 until today, he has been the Executive Member of the Board of Directors of DAEM. From January 2015 to February 2017, he served as Administrator of the Mayor's "Project Management Tool" and advised him. Then, in February 2017, he became the first Chief Digital Officer of the City of Athens. Konstantinos, released the city's "Digital Roadmap" on January 2018, which includes all the digital initiatives for Athens. He enjoys cycling and listening to classical music. He is married and has a wonderful 6-year old daughter.

Subramanian Chidambaram, Cloud & ML Architect - Intel Corporation

I am a blend of technologist, entrepreneur, product architect and engineering manager, I lead the cloud platform & machine learning architecture group, provide inputs to strategic product planning and manage software vendors and SI's.

Deep domain expertise in creating API based products with innovative business models, building SaaS and big data analytics solution. Experience in taking solutions through privacy, legal & security life cycle milestones.

I actively track technology trends and provide strategic inputs in go-to-market strategies, investment opportunities, channel partner evaluation & structuring the solution terms sheet for partnerships.

I have around 20+ years of experience and pride myself being a hands-on technologist. I do have extensive experience in taking to production many solution offerings and managing the operations in cloud.

My hands-on experience is in building solutions in the technology space include Developing Micro Services for Internet of Things, Identity management for Single Sign-On, License Key Management & DRM for Content Protection, Enterprise Solutions varied Industry verticals.

Talk Title: Data Exchange & Data Layer Standardization for Smart Cities

Peter Cocoran, Professor of Electrical Engineering, National University Ireland Galway

Peter Corcoran is an academic, entrepreneur, industry consultant, expert witness and prolific inventor. He has 30 years experiences as a Professor in Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the National University of Ireland Galway and was elevated to IEEE Fellow in 2010 for contributions to digital camera technology. He has more than 300 published research & technical articles with a Google Scholar h-index of 56. He was a co-founder of FotoNation (www.fotonation.com), now a key business division of Xperi corporation (www.xperi.com) and is a named inventor on more than 250 granted US patents. Currently he is director of the Center for Computational, Cognitive and Connected Imaging (C3I) and heads up a group of 15+ researchers in advanced AI and Computer Vision techniques for embedded systems. He also consults for industry as an expert witness and advisor on Intellectual Property development and strategy.

Brian Donnellan

Prof. Brian Donnellan is Vice-President of Engagement and Innovation in Maynooth University. He is also Professor of Management Information Systems and Academic Director of the Innovation Value Institute (IVI) in that university. He is Co-Principal Investigator in the Irish Software Research Centre (Lero), where he is leading research projects on Smart Cities and Business Model Innovation and is a Funded Investigator in several other Science Foundation Ireland research centres. Having facilitated the formation of the All Ireland Smart Cities Forum, Brian is now its' Chairman. Prior to becoming an academic, he spent 20 years working in the ICT industry where he was responsible for the provision of Engineering Information Systems to support New Product Development. Brian has been guest and associate editor of several leading academic journals and has published widely on IT Innovation.

Adam Drobot

Dr. Adam T. Drobot is a technologist with over forty years of experience in industry, the public sector, and in research. Today his activities include strategic consulting, start-ups, and participation in industry associations and government advisory bodies. He is the Chairman of the Board of OpenTechWorks, Inc. a company specializing in open source software. Previously he was the Managing Director and CTO of 2M Companies in Dallas, TX, from 2010-2012, and President of the Applied Research and Government Business Units at Telcordia Technologies and the company's CTO from 2002 to 2010. Prior to that, Adam managed the Advanced Technology Group at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He also served as the Senior Vice President for Science and Technology as part of his 27 years of service at SAIC from 1975 to 2002.

Adam has been the principal or key participant in the development of several large, scientific and engineering code systems and software for managing the design and production of complex platforms. He has published more than 100 journal articles, and is a frequent contributor to industry literature. He currently holds 26 patents. Adam is a member of Several Corporate Boards, and the FCC Technology Advisory Council. He is on the Board of the Telecommunications Industry Association where he has Chaired the TIA Technology Committee. He is the 2007 recipient of IEEE's Managerial Excellence Award. For the IEEE he has Chaired IEEE Employee Benefits and Compensation Committee, the IEEE Awards Recognition Council, served as a member of the IEEE Awards Board. During 2017 and 2018 he chaired the IEEE IoT Activities Board that oversees the multi-society IEEE IoT Initiative. He holds a BS in Engineering Physics from Cornell University and a PhD. in Plasma Physics from the University of Texas.

Arik Elberse, Global Director, Industry Principal for IoT Smart Cities Solutions, Cisco Systems (Ireland)

Arik Elberse is the Global Director and Industry Principal for Cisco's IoT Smart Cities Solutions. He is responsible for leading end-to-end, innovative and flexible Smart Cities and Connected Roadways solutions, by leveraging Cisco's market leading Intent-Based Networking, IoT Networking and the Cisco Kinetic for Cities platform, as well as a broad selection of eco-system partners.

Arik's previous Cisco responsibilities have included Director of Collaboration Systems and Solutions Engineering and Architecture and Director of Product Management for Video and Desktop Unified Communications. He has 25+ years' experience in ICT and prior to joining Cisco in early 2007 held a variety of senior positions, incl. CTO for Contact Center and Multimedia Applications with Nortel (now Avaya).

Talk Title: Multi-Service Networks for Smart Cities

Lindsay Frost, Chief Standardisation Engineer at NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH

Lindsay Frost is Chief Standardisation Engineer at NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH, chairman of the ETSI ISG CIM group for Context Information Management, Board member of ETSI, and ETSI delegate to the Sector Forum for Smart and Sustainable Cities and Communities as well as delegate to a sub-group of the Digitizing European Industry activity. His previous roles included board member of HGI, co-chairman of HGI Smart Home group, Chair of ETSI TISPAN WG5 Home Networks, Chair of WFA Mobile Convergence group. Lindsay Frost has a Ph.D in experimental physics, a strong interest in medical engineering and a passion for promoting better use of standards for Smart Cities and communities.

Aawatif Hayar

Prof. Aawatif Hayar is the Chair of the Casablanca IEEE Core Smart City project. As a Professor at University Hassan II Casablanca Morocco, she is currently leading GreenTIC-ENSEM, and is the co-founder of E-Madina, a smart city cluster effort. She was selected in 2015 by the African Innovation Foundation as one of the Top-10 innovative African women. She is currently leading R&D projects in smart cities fields with the City of Casablanca, CNRST, Lydec, GIZ and HBS Foundation.

Thomas Hermsdorfer

Thomas Hermsdorfer is Founder and CEO of SET Technology GmbH. He founded SET in 2007 and graduated in Business Administration. Thomas has had a long-standing career in business consulting, strategy development and technology consulting.

For 15 years, he served as a congressman for the Free State of Saxony and was involved in the State's technology strategy and infrastructure. He led the parliamentary committee for Science, Universities, Media and Art over a period of several years. As such, he was they core university liaison and responsible for science policy. Both fields are regulated on a state level in Germany.

As a member of the Committee for Economic Affairs and Labor a key focus was on the creation of new economic reality in Saxony, one of the new German federal states after reunification. During Thomas's political service, new business incubators were successfully established in Saxony as a link between R&D and the regional economy.

Starting in 1998, Thomas has established deep business relations with organizations at a number of key economic locations in the U.S. Together with the Economic Development Organization of Saxony, he created networks for market expansion, especially SMEs between 1998 and 2007. In collaboration with various Fraunhofer Institutes, Thomas has worked on several international programs in the U.S. and China. Fraunhofer Society is Europe's largest application-oriented research organization.

Alfie Jones, Head of Information Systems, Galway City Council

Alfie Jones has 25 years of ICT experience, working in the sectors of Retail, Financial Services, e-commerce, logistics, HealthCare and Local Government.

Stephen Kinsella

Stephen is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Limerick, Ireland and Senior Fellow at the Melbourne School of Government, University of Melbourne, Australia. Stephen is an award-winning weekly columnist for the Sunday Business Post. Stephen's research uses national accounting data to make better models, the economics of small open economies like Ireland under austerity.

Ernoe Kovacs

Head of IoT research at the NEC Laboratories Europe, Heidelberg, Germany. Working on advancing the Internet-of-Things into a programmable cloud-edge platform, adding moving objects like cars or drones, and creating new solutions for the Smart Cities of the Future. We are involved in public and private funded cooperative R&D projects in Europe as well as NEC-internal projects. We participate in IoT large scale pilots, for example for autonomous driving cars as well as for building reference zones for Smart Cities in Europe.

Talk Title: Context Broker Technology

Gráinne Lennon

Gráinne Lennon works a collaborations broker with InterTradeIreland. Her responsibilities include running the Horizon 2020 north/south support programme, secretariat for the US-Ireland R&D partnership and exploring new opportunities for all island collaboration/clusters that will result in mutual economic benefit for Ireland and Northern Ireland. Prior to this, she managed InterTradeIreland's Funding for Growth programme, which aims to assist companies become investor and funding ready. Gráinne has a wide range of experience gained from working in an executive capacity with a number of SME's across the island. Her skills stretch from business planning to raising finance and financial control. She has worked with early stage/start up businesses and more established ventures. Gráinne is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Mingming Liu

Dr. Mingming Liu is a data scientist within Innovation ExcMingming Liuhange, IBM Ireland. He has many years of experience in machine learning, data science, centralized & distributed control and optimization theories with strong links to electric, hybrid vehicles and IoT in the context of smart grids, intelligent transportation systems and smart cities. Prior to IBM, he was employed as a postdoctoral researcher then a senior postdoctoral researcher with the control and decision science research group at University College Dublin, Ireland, where he spent almost three years working on both EU and SFI funded projects, including Green Transportation and Networks (SFI) and Enable-S3 (H2020). He is currently involved in several EU H2020 funded projects at IBM, and his works mainly focus on leveraging the state-of-the-art machine learning, deep learning techniques, as well as advanced control & optimization solutions for practical and challenging problems arising in the industry.

Mingming received his B.Eng. degree with first class honours from the Dept. of Electronic Engineering at the National University of Ireland Maynooth in 2011, and then the PhD degree in Applied Mathematics from the Hamilton Institute at the Maynooth university in 2015 with his thesis entitled "Topics in Electromobility and Related Applications". He is an IEEE member and an active reviewer in the fields. He has published over 20 papers to date, including top-tier journals such as "IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid", "IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation System", "IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering", and "Automatica".

Christian Maitre

Christian graduated as a Computing & Telecom Engineer, and in the early 90s started working for a software company (Steria) to develop standard of interconnectivity between banks and large accounts. He moved to London to build the international projects for Young & Rubicam, a well-known Advertising company, and then onto New York at the WWHQ to develop the first corporate Intranet. Back in France we took the position as CIO of the Young & Rubicam group. Following this he became CIO for IBM software group/Lotus France, developing lots of new concepts with the rise of Internet.

In 2000 Christian joined a small French internet company as deputy general manager in charge of Operations, reshaping all their operations and supporting new innovation for business (one of the main multimedia service providers in France). The company was acquired by Orange in 2006, and he became VP for Operations for Orange Business Services (the enterprise branch of Orange). He then spent 7 years in the Orange group as Deputy CIO in charge of IT modernisation for the whole group. Now he is Director of the Global Operations Transformation for countries in the Orange group, working on new digital paradigms for network, service platform and IT contexts.

Christian is an expert in Smart Cities, with many awarded catalyst projects that standardise a city's digital journey.

Francesco Mazzola, CEO at T.net Italia Spa

Francesco Mazzola graduated in Electronic Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano in Italy and attended several postgraduate degree programs. He has performed his first experience as an expert in multidisciplinary engineering at Snamprogetti (ENI) of San Donato Milanese and then at Agip Petroli of the same group. CEO and CIO of T.net Italia since 2002 he has leaded T.net, a private held company, into ambitious projects, such as the Oncology Network of Eastern Sicily, whose project received in 2008 in Cernobbio (Italy) the award as an Excellence in Health Digital Information Systems while in 2014, an advanced Hybrid Cloud Project became an Emear Case Study of Cisco Systems. Since 2007 he has been working on cognitive computing, machine learning (Electronic Health Record in the Oncology Clinic, Pollution Air Modeling, Farming) and Software Defined Network development.

In 2015 he started the IOT Business Unit of T.net Italia and he is actually involved in building the Middleware Infrastructure and developing the Software Defined Radio to let IOT Sensors talking efficiently to ITS in Smart Road and Smart City context optimizing V2X Communications. He's also Tech Leader with the University of Catania (IT) in a Smart Farm (Precision Lifestock Farming) Internet of Things Solution and Application named "CowTech".

Keynoter in several Events, he is also Senior Member at IEEE and Leads the IEEE Architecture Committee of the Smart Cities Working Group in the IEEE IOT Consortium.

Talk Title: Smart Cities: IoT & the Digital Revolution

Naomh McElhatton, Founder of SMART Global (Ireland)

Highlighted as one of Northern Irelands most energetic entrepreneurs, Naomh has over fifteen years' experience working in the digital and creative industries sector. As Founder of SMART Global, she has created a bespoke series of events, digital transformation think-tanks and a platform for a diverse mix of industry sectors to network together to share their learnings and experiences.With a keen interest in Immersive Tech Naomh and her team have had great success working and supporting the Retail and Hospitality space. They also work with the Education, Recruitment, Government, Construction, Engineering and Manufacturing sectors and have formed strong relationships in the Healthcare sector, with a new AI product launching in 2019.

As a specialist in Digital Education Naomh works with organisations to identify unmet needs, define goals, create opportunities and pinpoint challenges throughout a company's digital transformation journey.

Naomh is a well-known guest speaker, mentor and events host, she was honoured to host the inaugural "Women in Tech" Conference in Northern Ireland. She is also the Curator of the She Said Club, an Associate Lecturer at Ulster University, a STEM Ambassador, board member of the Digital Catapult and is an official TEDx Speaker.

Sidhartha Mohanty, Director, Technology Office at Intel Corporation

I am a Results-Driven Senior-Level Executive with 20+ years of broad-based experience in technology. I have considerable experience developing and leading multi-million dollar businesses. I have expertise establishing and managing high performance teams, developing technical leaders, defining and investing in new technological areas of growth, establishing a new site, managing and growing the site. As a business executive, I have extensive experience in people and site management, identifying technology trends, managing research engagements, product definition and product marketing, strategic marketing, customer marketing, business development, project and resource planning, change management, strategic product planning, customer support and sales management.

I love working with customers and have been successful in penetrating key accounts worldwide. I have strong business skills gained through extensive interactions with customers worldwide. I have managed key customer accounts in North America, Europe, and APAC.

I have set up a complete site in India from scratch and have grown it to be a high-performance site that delivered world class solutions to customers around the world. I am able to work successfully across cross-functional teams located around the world. I have extensive experience delivering key solutions to major OEMs globally. I have been a consistent peak performer with strong relationship management for building and developing teams that deliver high quality results with less.

Talk Title:CDX: A Smart City Data Exchange Platform

Alan Murphy

Alan leads the Smart Dublin team which uses emerging technology to provide better public services in areas such as Mobility, Environment, Energy Efficiency, etc. He has extensive experience in developing new business models and delivering technology projects in the Energy, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Humanitarian sectors. He was the Design Authority on the Irish Smart Metering programme which sparked his interest in Smart Cities. He has previously worked for PwC, IBM and HCL Axon amongst others. Alan's qualifications include a Business Studies Degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Computing from the University of Limerick.

Kishor Narang, Mentor & Principal Design Architect, Narnix Technolabs

Kishor is currently leading the Smart Cities Standardization Globally as "Convener of Reference Architecture Work Group in IEC Systems Committee on Smart Cities" and Project Leader of IEC Standards - IEC TS 63188 ED1 - Smart Cities Reference Architecture Methodology & IEC 63205 ED1 - Smart Cities Reference Architecture; and also, as Co-editor of a few ISO Standards in ISO/IEC JTC1 Committees. At the National level, he is leading the Smart Cities Standardization work in ICT & Electrotechnology domains as the Chairman of LITD 28 - Sectional Committee on Smart Infrastructure at BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards), where the main focus is on Standards development for Unified & Secure ICT Architecture for Smart Cities/ Infrastructure.

Professionally, Kishor is Technology Consultant, Mentor & Design Architect in Electrical, Electronics & ICT with over 40 years of professional experience in education, research, design and consulting. Over 30 years of hardcore Research and Design Development Experience in Solutions, Systems, Products, Hardware, Software & Firmware (Embedded Software) in fields of Industrial, Power, IT, Telecom, Medical, Energy and Environment, and over 10 years of Consultancy Experience to different segments of business & industry. He has over 200 Research & Design Mentees in the Electronics, ICT & STI Ecosystems. Professionally, he is an Electronics Design Engineer practicing design & development of a wide spectrum of Products, Systems & Solutions as an Independent Design House - NARNIX since 1981.

Dirk Pesch

Dirk Pesch is a Professor in the School of Computer Science and Information Technology at University College Cork in Cork, Ireland. Dirk's research interests focus on architecture, design, algorithms, and performance evaluation of low power, dense and moving wireless/mobile networks and services for Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical System's applications and interoperability issues associated with IoT applications. He has over 25 years research and development experience in both industry and academia and has (co-)authored over 200 scientific articles. He is involved in a number of Irish national collaborative research centres, the CONNECT Centre for Future Networks and the CONFIRM Centre for Smart Manufacturing. He has also been active in many EU funded research projects, having coordinated the FP7 SCUBA and GENiC projects focused on smart building and data centre energy efficiency. Dirk is on the editorial board of Springer's Wireless Networks and the International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks and contributes to international conference organization in his area of expertise. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the ACM. Dirk received a Dipl.Ing. degree from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, and a PhD from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, both in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

Virginia Pilloni

Virginia Pilloni is an Assistant Professor at the University of Cagliari. Her main research interests are focused on Internet of Things and Wireless ad-hoc networks, with particular attention to the improvement of their performance through task allocation. She received her PhD in Electronic and Computer Engineering with Doctor Europaeus mention from the University of Cagliari in 2013. From November 2011 to April 2012 she was a visiting PhD student at the CCSR at the University of Surrey. She was awarded with the Master Degree in Telecommunication Engineering with full marks in 2009 at the University of Cagliari. She has been involved in several national and international research projects, among which DEMANES (EU - 7FP) and QoE-NET (EU - H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014). She is an Editor of Elsevier Computer Networks. She has served as conference chair and program committee member of several international conferences.

Talk Title: Efficient Task Allocation for Resource Management in IoT: Objects Cooperation from Mobile CrowdSensing to Smart Buildings

The Internet of Things (IoT) is characterized by heterogeneous objects that dynamically cooperate and make their resources available, with the aim of achieving a common objective. Thanks to the pervasive spread of smart objects, the IoT is expected to offer amazing improvements in collecting, processing and distributing information. With the aid of context awareness technologies, objects will gain the intelligence to provide information on their status and acquire data from other objects. This entails that devices will implement a certain level of logic to coordinate in the execution of collaborative actions so as to optimize the management of their available resources (e.g. lifetime, storage, processing capabilities) and improve the system reliability.

The objective of this talk is to analyze the opportunities and challenges related to efficient task allocation for optimal resource management in IoT scenarios. The talk will first introduce the technologies that can be used to address the IoT challenges that affect resource management. It will later focus on the main approaches proposed by the literature for the deployment of applications to IoT objects. The talk will discuss how the analyzed approaches address the problem of optimizing different resources, and which constraints are considered in order to satisfy quality requirements. Accordingly, the application of these approaches to some typical IoT scenarios, such as Mobile CrowdSourcing (MCS) and Smart Buildings, will be investigated.

Jeff Voas

Jeffrey Voas is an innovator. He is currently a computer scientist at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Before joining NIST, Voas was an entrepreneur and co-founded Cigital that is now part of Synopsys (Nasdaq: SNPS). He has served as the IEEE Reliability Society President (2003-2005, 2009-2010, 2017-2018), and served as an IEEE Director (2011-2012). Voas co-authored two John Wiley books (Software Assessment: Reliability, Safety, and Testability [1995] and Software Fault Injection: Inoculating Software Against Errors [1998]. Voas received his undergraduate degree in computer engineering from Tulane University (1985), and received his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from the College of William and Mary (1986, 1990 respectively). Voas is a Fellow of the IEEE, member of Eta Kappa Nu, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and member of the Washington Academy of Sciences (WAS).

Simon Wood

Simon is General Manager IoT within BT's Enterprise division. Simon is responsible for building the IoT B2B business, providing specialist sales support to the various channels and developing BT's strategic partner ecosystem for IoT. Simon has spent over 15 years in the telecoms industry in a variety of diverse commercial and leadership roles, before focusing more on digital transformation and monetisation of data. Most recently he led the business turnaround of two leading data providers to the legal profession helping them with agility and the challenge of falling market share to new digital disruptors.

Talk Title: TBA

The future of networks is evolving, as 5G networks and NB-IoT become a real thing, huge opportunities are on the horizon. The momentum around IoT adoption is building, the industry is becoming crowded and the competition is fierce.

Playing to win in this market requires a combination of network, applications, security and IoT solutions. What opportunities are being created from network technology advancements? What new markets will open? And how will partner ecosystems and commercial models develop? In this talk Simon will address all of these burning questions.

Eric Woods, Research director, Navigant

Eric Woods is a research director leading Navigant Research's smart cities and urban innovation services. In this role, he brings together his experience across the energy, mobility, buildings, and government technology sectors. As well as authoring a series of ground-breaking research reports on the smart cites market, Dr. Woods has led several major smart city consultancy projects with cities, suppliers, and utilities.

He has 25 years of experience as an analyst and consultant on new technology trends including in-depth research in the areas of IT infrastructure, data analytics, knowledge management, public sector IT, and cleantech innovation. He is frequent speaker at industry conferences and is quoted regularly in major publications. He has worked on consultancy assignments to a wide range of clients, including public and private sector technology users, utilities, and global IT players, as well as many small and growing technology companies.

Sébastien Ziegler

Dr. Sébastien Ziegler is a founder and the Director general of Mandat International. He serves as President of the IoT Forum and IoT Lab, as Chair of the EuroPrivacy international board of experts, as Vice Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Subcommittee on the IoT, and as Rapporteur on Emerging Technologies for the IoT and for smart cities at the ITU (SG20). Sébastien has a PhD in Management with a specialization in Information Systems at the Faculty of Economy and Management of the University of Geneva. He graduated in International Relations at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, followed by a Master in Environment, a MBA in international administration (HEC Geneva), and complementary executive courses at Harvard Business School in Boston, Stanford University, UC Berkeley and EPFL. He is an expert in data protection accredited for EuroPrivacy, EuroPriSe and ISO 27001 certifications. Sébastien founded several foundations, organizations and companies, and he initiated several international research projects in the area of ICT, with a focus on the Internet of Things, IPv6, and privacy. He is currently coordinating and associated to several ongoing European research projects and is co-directing the Master in Advanced Studies on the Internet of Things at the University of Geneva. With a multi-disciplinary academic profile, combining international law, science, and economics, he is a relentless promoter of research, innovation and international cooperation.

YP-1: Young Professionals ProgramDetailsgo to top

Room: CSG-01

The Young Professionals Program at IEEE WF-IoT 2019 is aimed at postgraduate students, early career researchers and those who have graduated from their first professional degree within the past 15 years. Young Professionals have a significant role to play in the area of IoT, and to facilitate this, a number of activities are planned for during the conference. They are aimed at allowing Young Professionals to expand their global network, connect with peers, and at further developing their skillsets.

The IEEE WF-IoT 2019 Young Professionals Program will include:

Keynote SpeakerHelena Deane
Grant Proposal WritingDr. Martina Prendergast, University of Limerick
In this practical half-day workshop, participants will first learn some background on the different types of grants, navigating the call documentation, on forming your research idea, the funding landscape, and on choosing the appropriate funding instrument. Guidance on the different stages of proposal writing, practical tips and do's and don'ts, pitfalls, time management and proposal evaluation will be given and participants will get to review examples of good and bad writing. Participants will work in groups of three/four and write an abstract for a proposal for a fictitious funding agency.
Young Professionals BBQA unique opportunity to connect with your peers and build a global network in an informal and fun environment.

Who Can Participate?

Postgraduate students, early career researchers and those who have graduated from their first professional degree within the past 15 years, looking to expand their network and develop new skills.


Contact

Sinead O'Keeffe, University of Limerick


Keynote Speaker: Helena Deane

Helena Deane is an experienced Project Executive with over 20 years of international experience in a range of industries, currently focused on project management activities involving complex programming and activities coordination of trans-national and cross-border projects. Her educational background is in European Business and Strategic Management, having graduated in this filed from Universities in Cambridge and Berlin. For the past 9 years, Helena has been working with start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs in the area of business strategy, scaling, access to finance, internationalisation and technology transfer. Furthermore, Helena has been involved in design and implementation of several enterprise support programmes and actions in collaboration with a range of enterprise support agencies. She is also very active and engaged in the promotion and development of regional innovation eco-systems and furthering cross-sectoral collaboration, as well as knowledge and best practice replication. She is currently leading a number of European projects, co-funded by Horizon 2020, COSME and Interreg Europe on behalf of WestBIC (www.westbic.ie).

Dr. Martina Prendergast, Research Officer, University of Limerick

Dr. Martina Prendergast works in the Research Support Services division of Research Office in the University of Limerick (UL). The office provides assistance and intelligence to researchers on a range of funded research programmes supported by national and international agencies. Her role involves the provision of support to researchers, primarily in the development of research funding proposals, and the development and implementation of strategic initiatives to advance UL's research capability. She provides career development training to researchers by providing courses on grant proposal writing. Prior to this role (from 2010 - 2016) she was the Strategic Development Manager of the Ryan Institute for Environment, Marine and Energy research at National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway with responsibilities for the academic and technical development of the Institute. Her duties involved strategic planning and policy, securing research funding, research management, input to teaching and learning programmes, and outreach and communication. From 2002 - 2010 she held the position of Development Manager of the Environmental Change Institute at NUI Galway. Before that, she worked as a Health Research Board Postdoctoral Fellow and as a lecturer in the Department of Microbiology, NUI Galway. During her research career her research interests included the spread of infectious disease in contaminated food and water and vaccine development. She has authored over 20 international peer-reviewed articles, several book chapters, hundreds of academic reports, and contributed to Irish government-commissioned reports on the development of Environment-related policy. She obtained her PhD in Clinical Microbiology in 1999 from NUI Galway.

Tuesday, April 16 16:00 - 16:30

CB: Coffee Breakgo to top

Tuesday, April 16 16:30 - 18:30

DS3: Doctoral SymposiumDetailsgo to top

Room: C1059
Chair: Ai-Chun Pang (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

Organizer:

Ai-Chun Pang



The goal of the WF-IoT 2019 Doctoral Symposium is to provide a supportive setting in which PhD students can present and receive feedback on their work. Students at different stages in their research will be able to articulate and discuss their problem statement, goals, methods, and results. The symposium also aims to provide students with useful guidance on various aspects of their research from established researchers and the other student attendees. Finally, the symposium seeks to motivate students in the development of their scientific curiosity and facilitate their networking within the research community. The PhD symposium also aims to facilitate networking among researcher in the WF-IoT community and help students establish contacts for entering the job market. PhD Symposium attendance is open to all WF-IoT registrants.

Doctoral Program Co-Chairs

Vincenzo Piuri, University of Milan

Dave Cavalcanti, Intel

DS3.1 16:30 Monitoring Internet of Things Networks
Basma Mostafa (Laboratoire d'Informatique, de Robotique et de Microelectronique de Montpellier (LIRMM), 34090 Montpellier, France)
To ensure robustness, functionality and Quality of Service in wireless networks, monitoring the network state and functioning of nodes and links is crucial; especially for critical applications. This PhD thesis targets robustness in Internet of Things (IoT) networks. Devices are resource-constrained and connected via lossy links; therefore, fault prevention and rapid repair mechanisms are crucial. Meanwhile, monitoring should minimize the resulting energy and traffic overhead; to leave the network unconstrained during its normal operation. To tackle this problem, several integrated optimization models and efficient algorithms were proposed during the course of PhD. Our activities and results cover the monitor placement and scheduling problems. The topology is represented by a graph and several graph related optimization problems can be solved. We aim at realizing a polynomial-time solvable monitor placement algorithm. To minimize the monitoring overhead and maximize longevity, monitoring roles should be balanced and alternated amongst nodes; therefore, we target optimal monitor scheduling. We propose a Binary Integer Programming problem formulation. We present the exact solution as well as an efficient heuristic. Extensive experimentation was conducted using different network sizes and topologies. Results confirm effective monitoring with minimum energy consumption and network overhead while balancing the monitoring role between nodes.
pp. 295-298
DS3.2 17:00 Integration Strategy for Standalone Compliant Interactive Systems for Add-on IoT Based Electronics
Sherjeel M Khan (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia); Muhammad Hussain (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia)
I present the idea and inspiration behind the selection of my PhD topic and elaborate the work done until now with a brief look at the future work. My aim is to add the functionality of humans, plants, and things by enabling them with add-on low-cost standalone flexible system capable of integration with IoT based systems to make everything smart. For each subcategory, I chose a research problem under that domain to potentially find solutions. For humans, I am working on a foil based acoustic sensor optimized to monitor wheezing by designing its size. Matched filtering will then be used to identify a different kind of wheezing sounds. For the plant, I am working on a standalone flexible ultra-lightweight platform that monitors the microclimate along plants more accurately by placing it on the leaf instead of the soil. For things, I plan to install paper-based humidity and temperature sensors to monitor pill health. The challenge is to figure out an integration strategy for incorporating paper sensors in electronic systems as paper sensors are incompatible with soldering.
pp. 299-302
DS3.3 17:30 IoT Enabled Plant Sensing Systems for Small and Large Scale Automated Horticultural Monitoring
Sherjeel M Khan (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia); Muhammad Hussain (KAUST, Saudi Arabia)
We report small scale and large scale sensory systems that can monitor climatic conditions in greenhouses, laboratories, or crops that affect plant growth. An ultra-lightweight flexible sensory platform using bare die CMOS chips having a light, temperature, and humidity sensor on a flexible polymer substrate is demonstrated. It is made up of flexible and transparent materials and weighs merely 0.44 gram. Thus, the standalone multisensory platform can be seamlessly placed on a plant leaf without affecting its functions. Furthermore, a strain sensor using our unique fabrication strategy with 10 fold enhanced linear strain range (22%; conventional metal-based strain gauges have 2-5% linear range) is used to monitor physical plant growth over long time intervals. A framework is further provided for large-scale deployment of these sensors for remote monitoring of large cultivated areas of crops. The sensory platform is equipped with biodegradable paper wings to soften the landing during their deployment, dropped using a compact dropping mechanism. The sensors are equipped with IoT enabled electronics to allow real-time online data representation and monitoring.
pp. 303-308
DS3.4 18:00 Marine IoT: Non-Invasive Wearable Multisensory Platform for Oceanic Environment Monitoring
Sohail Shaikh (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia); Muhammad Hussain (KAUST, Saudi Arabia)
Progresses in the marine research heavily rely on gathering data about species physiology, mobility, and their habitat to understand the environmental changes and its effects using bulky biologgers and sensory networks that are invasive in nature. In this paper, we demonstrate an advanced lightweight compliant environmental monitoring system: "Marine-Skin" with enhanced sensing and logging capabilities, having soft-packaging and endurance up to a depth of 2 km in highly saline Red sea water for multiple weeks. Unlike invasive biologgers, we demonstrate a unique non-invasive attachment strategy by designing a wearable jacket from soft-polymers that can be adhered to any species irrespective of their skin type. We have successfully deployed the feather-light (<0.5g in air, 3g with jacket) wearable gadget on Wobbegong shark, Seabream, and common Goldfish to demonstrate the non-invasive and pragmatic attachment mechanism for different species of variable sizes without any hindrance to natural movement or behavior of animal tagged.
pp. 309-312

IF3: Fogonomics for the Next Generation IoT ServicesDetailsgo to top

Room: C1058

With the development of the Internet of Things technology, connected devices will generate an increasing amount of data every single day. It becomes a big challenge to analyze and create actionable information from the data. Fog computing, as a promising solution to extend the capability of Clouds, has attracted considerable attention. Fogs are lightweight distributed technology platforms. To improve efficiency and reduce the amount of data transported to the cloud for processing, analysis, and storage, it extends cloud computing and services to the edge of the network, bringing the advantages and power of the cloud closer to where data is created and acted upon. Fog computing aims to create a smart environment with networked devices, which distributes computing, storage, control, and networking functions in the most logical, efficient place between the data source and the cloud. To successfully build upon, integrate with, or create a fog environment requires an understanding of its common inner mechanics, architectural layers, and models, as well as an understanding of the business and economic factors that result from the adoption and real-world use of fog-based services. The panel shall focus on the business and economic aspects of fog computing and networking, also known as Fogonomics. The discussions, however, will be deeply rooted in the technology aspects of fog networks. We will talk about the roadblocks and challenges of designing effective and lightweight economic mechanisms and business models, for incentivizing distributed cooperation among fog-based devices and providing predictable fog-based services. Case studies will be presented by top researchers from leading academic institutions in Europe, Asia, and US. The following topics shall be covered by the panelists:

  • Pricing mechanisms for fog resource sharing
  • Auctions and contract design of fog resources
  • Bargaining-based fog resource sharing
  • Incentive schemes for energy-efficient fog computing
  • Benefits and challenges in collaborative fog analytics
  • Fog computing and machine learning applications: lessons from first experiments

Speakers:

Hanna Bogucka, Professor and Department Head, Department of Wireless Communication, Poznan University of Technology

George Iosifidis, Assistant Professor, School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

Rui Tan, Assistant Professor, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Organizers

Jianwei Huang, Presidential Chair Professor and Associate Dean, School of Science and Engineering, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen

Jianwei Huang is a Presidential Chair Professor and Associate Dean, School of Science and Engineering, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. He is an IEEE Fellow, a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communications Society, and a Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher in Computer Science. He is the co-author of 9 Best Paper Awards, including IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications in 2011. He has co-authored six books, including the textbook on "Wireless Network Pricing." He has served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications - Cognitive Radio Series, and IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking. He has served as an Editor of Wiley Information and Communication Technology Series, Springer Encyclopedia of Wireless Networks, and Springer Handbook of Cognitive Radio. He has served as the Chair of IEEE ComSoc Cognitive Network Technical Committee and Multimedia Communications Technical Committee. He is the recipient of IEEE ComSoc Multimedia Communications Technical Committee Distinguished Service Award in 2015 and IEEE GLOBECOM Outstanding Service Award in 2010.



Ai-Chun Pang, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University

Ai-Chun Pang is is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering and Associate Dean of the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the National Taiwan University (NTU). She was the director of Graduate Institute of Networking and Multimedia (INM) in 2013-2016. Her research interests include wireless and multimedia Networking, 5G communications, software defined networking, ultra-low latency communications for wireless networks, and fog/edge computing for next generation IoT services. She is a co-author of the book "Wireless and Mobile All-IP Networks" published by Wiley (2005). She is a Guest Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (TVT) Special Issue on "Fog/Edge Computing for Autonomous and Connected Cars", and is an Associate Editor of IEEE TVT, IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, and ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems. She is a senior member of IEEE, and a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS).



Speakers

Hanna Bogucka, Professor and Department Head, Department of Wireless Communication, Poznan University of Technology

Hanna Bogucka a full professor and the Wireless Communication Department Head at Poznan University of Technology. Prof. Bogucka is involved in the research in the area of radio communication: radio resource management, opportunistic radio access, flexible, adaptive and cognitive radio. She is the team leader implementing a number of projects funded by European Union, National Science Centre and by the industry. Prof. Bogucka is the author of 180 research papers. She has also published 3 handbooks in the area of radio communications and digital signal processing (in Polish) and 3 scientific monographs on flexible and cognitive radio. Prof. Bogucka has been the member of the IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award Committee in the term of 2012/13 and 2013/14, appointed IEEE Communications Society Director of the EAME Region (Europe, Africa, Middle East) and the Board of Governors member for 2014-2015 term, and elected IEEE Radio Communications Committee Chair for the term of 2015-2016. Currently, she is the member of IEEE Awards Board, Executive Editor of Wiley Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies and the member of the Polish Academy of Sciences.



George Iosifidis, Assistant Professor, School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

George Iosifidis received the Diploma degree in electronics and communications from the Greek Air Force Academy, Athens, in 2000; and the Ph.D. degree in 2012 from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Thessaly, Greece. He was a Post-Doctoral Researcher with CERTH-ITI, Greece, from 2012 to 2014, and a Post-Doctoral/Associate Research Scientist with Yale University from 2014 to 2017. He has worked also as an avionics and quality assurance engineer for 12 years. He is currently the Ussher Assistant Professor in Future Networks with the School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin, and a Funded Investigator with the SFI research center CONNECT. He was a co-recipient of the Best Paper Awards in WiOPT 2013 and the IEEE INFOCOM 2017 conferences, a guest editor for the IEEE JSAC Special Issue on Caching, and has received an SFI Career Development Award in 2018. His research interests lie in the broad area of network optimization and economics, with a recent focus on edge computing, sharing economy platforms, and the Internet of Things.



Rui Tan, Assistant Professor, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dr. Rui Tan is an Assistant Professor at School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University. Previously, he was a Senior Research Scientist at Advanced Digital Sciences Center, a Singapore-based research center of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a postdoctoral Research Associate at Michigan State University. He received PhD degree from City University of Hong Kong. His research interests include sensor networks, Internet of things, and cyberphysical systems. He is the recipients of IPSN'17 and CPSR-SG'17 Best Paper Awards, IPSN'14 and PerCom'13 Best Paper Award Runner-Ups, and CityU Outstanding Academic Performance Award. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

SS1-2: Military Applications of IoTDetailsgo to top

Room: John Holland

Organizers:

Dr. Niranjan Suri, US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) & Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC), USA

Dr. Konrad Wrona, NATO Communications and Information Agency, The Netherlands

Prof. Zbigniew Zielinski, Military University of Technology, Poland

This special session on Military Applications of IoT will be the fourth such special session organized in conjunction with the IEEE World Forum on IoT. The focus of the special session will be to examine the potential application of IoT technologies within the military domain, as well as for civil-military cooperation (e.g., Humanitarian Assistance / Disaster Relief operation) in smart city environments. Topic areas will include architectural challenges, security challenges, scenarios, and interoperability. The organizers anticipate a half or full day session, depending on the number of accepted papers, with a potential panel discussion as part of the session, time permitting.

Speaker: Domenico Giustiniano

Dr. Domenico Giustiniano is Research Associate Professor (tenured) at IMDEA Networks Institute. Dr. Giustiniano is leader of the OpenVLC project, an open-source platform for research in visible light communication networks and co-founder of the non-profit Electrosense association, a crowd-sourcing initiative to collect and analyse spectrum data. Before joining IMDEA, he was a Senior Researcher and Lecturer at ETH Zurich. He also worked for a total of four years as Post-Doctoral Researcher in industrial research labs (Disney Research Zurich and Telefonica Research Barcelona). He holds a PhD in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Rome Tor Vergata (2008). His research interests are in the area of pervasive wireless systems.

Talk Title: SOCRATES: Large Scale Collaborative Detection and Location of Threats in the Electromagnetic Space

Monitoring the electromagnetic space is fundamental in the 21st century: the spectrum is a strategic, essential, invisible and limited resource of modern life. But nowadays the protection of this resource has become more difficult, as radio commodity technologies are easily available and within the budget of individual attackers, no longer restricted to governments, which results in more frequent and sophisticated threats and wreaks havoc, posing one of the most serious economic and international security challenges in our society. Protecting the spectrum means protecting the critical wireless infrastructures and people from attackers and maintaining economic opportunities. To counteract the threats in the electromagnetic space, the SOCRATES project aims to design novel, flexible and autonomous methods to protect the wireless infrastructures from cyber-attackers and develop novel architectures. In this presentation, we will review the architectural design choices in SOCRATES, and present the research findings of the project until now. The SOCRATES project will run until May 2021, and it is supported by NATO Science for Peace and Security programme.

TOP1-3: Artificial IntelligenceDetailsgo to top

Room: C1060
Track Description

Insights from data are essential to many IoT applications. Digitization and exploitation of data in products, services, and processes makes it possible to find important patterns and to perform complex analysis and optimization through computation. Artificial Intelligence approaches are revolutionizing the potential of the depths and value for these insights, as well as the scale at which the benefits can be derived automatically.

The approaches enable new and more powerful, time-series analysis; audio, image, and video analytics; and they open the way for self-learning controls and contextual reasoning to derive actionable insights. In combination with novel speech and gesture based user interfaces, AI can support users in a new, natural way in performing their tasks. The compact form of IoT devices and the added value of AI enable both novel applications and business models. This all makes Artificial Intelligence a quickly evolving area in IoT-related research and in industrial applications.

Within the session we will discuss the potential of novel technologies as well as feasible applications of AI for IoT use cases and the experiences from actual deployments.

The session will investigate topics on:

  • Automated Machine Learning
  • Machine Learning on the Edge
  • Semantic Modeling and Context Learning
  • Deep Learning for Control
  • Constraint Optimization
  • Ethics and Applications

Schedule

11:00-13:00Session 1: Deploying AI for IOT
Talk 1: Artificial Intelligence Supporting Interoperability in the Internet of ThingsDirk Pesch, University College Cork, Ireland
Talk 2: How AI Can Orchestrate IoT Devices in Industry 4.0Alexander Fay, Helmut-Schmidt-University in Hamburg, Germany
Talk 3: Industrial AI - From Prediction to PrescriptionShiva Sander-Tavallaey, ABB, Sweden
Panel Discussion
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-16:00Session 2: AI and IOT: Sensing and Augmented Reality
Talk 4: The Next Generation Human-Machine Interface in Medical ApplicationsPer Nohlert, M.Sc., VP Products, Neonode Inc.
Talk 5: Smart Sensing in the IoT Era: Machine Learning on Ultra Low Power MicrocontrollersMichele Magno, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Talk 6: Augmented Reality, Cyber-Physical Systems, and Feedback Control for Additive ManufacturingHugo Lhachemi, UCD, Ireland
Panel Discussion
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-18:00Session 3: AI and IOT in Public Contexts
Talk 7: AI on the Edge for Computer Vision Applications in Smart CitiesNoel O'Connor, Dublin City University, Ireland
Talk 8: AI, IoT and Public SafetyKen Brown, University College Cork, Ireland
Wrap-up and Summary

Track Co-Chairs

Joern Ploennigs, IBM

Joern Ploennigs is scientific researcher and manager at IBM Research - Ireland. He works on several aspects of enriching IoT by cognitive computing including machine learning, semantic reasoning, and natural interfaces to enable autonomous, highly scalable, and accessible IoT solutions for a sustainable future. Prior to joining IBM, he was heading the junior research group at Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany, as well as the data analytics group in the Irish strategic research cluster ITOBO as Feodor-Lynen fellow of the Humboldt-Foundation. He holds a master in electrical engineering for automation and control and a PhD in computer science from Technische Universitaet Dresden. He is chair of the IEEE IES TC BACM and board member of the IEEE IoT initiative as well as program committee member of several renowned international conferences and journals.



Barry O'Sullivan, University College Cork

Professor Barry O'Sullivan is an award-winning academic working in the field of artificial intelligence, data analytics, AI and data ethics, constraint programming, and operations research, for more than two decades. He holds the Chair of Constraint Programming in the Department of Computer Science at University College Cork. He served as Head of Department, Computer Science, from 2012-2015. He is the founding Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at UCC, and a Principal Investigator at the Confirm Centre for Smart Manufacturing which is based at the University of Limerick. He is an Adjunct Professor at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Professor O'Sullivan is a Fellow and current Deputy President of the European Artificial Intelligence Association (EurAI), one of the world's largest AI associations with over 4500 members in over 30 countries. Professor O'Sullivan was President of the International Association for Constraint Programming from 2007-2012. In 2013 he received a UCC Leadership Award and won the Association for Constraint Programming Distinguished Service Award in 2014. He was named Science Foundation Ireland Researcher of the Year for 2016, UCC Researcher of the Year in 2017, and elected to membership of the Royal Irish Academy in 2017, Ireland's highest academic accolade.

Professor O'Sullivan has been involved in winning over €200 million in research funding, of which approximately €30 million has directly supported his research activities at UCC. He runs his own AI consulting firm, AI Machina, and welcomes opportunities to engage in projects with governments, multi-nationals, public bodies, and SMEs, alike.


Track Speakers

Ken Brown

Ken Brown is a Professor in the School of Computer Science and Information Technology at University College Cork in Cork, Ireland. Ken's research focuses on applications of artificial intelligence, with a particular interest on applications in wireless networking and IoT in the built environment. He has over 30years research and development experience. He is a PI on Insight (centre for data analytics), a funded investigator on Confirm (smart manufacturing) and Connect (future networks), and an executive committee member of Enable (smart cities and communities). He is a PI on the EU ECSEL project SCOTT, on Secure Connected Trustable Things.



Talk Title: AI, IoT and Public Safety



Alexander Fay

Alexander Fay (IEEE Member'02, Senior Member '07) received the Diploma with honors and the Ph.D. with honors in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, in 1995 and 1999, respectively. He worked five years at the ABB Corporate Research laboratories in Heidelberg and Ladenburg in the position of Head of Mechatronics research group and Head of Engineering Methods research group, among others. Since 2004, he is Full Professor and Head of the Institute of Automation Technology at the Helmut-Schmidt-University in Hamburg, Germany.

In 2002, he was awarded one of "World's Top 100 Innovators under 35" by MIT Technology Review. Alexander Fay received the Ring of Honor of the Association of German Engineers (VDI) in 2009.

He is member of the scientific advisory board of the German Society for Measurement and Automation (GMA) and Head of its Engineering and Operation of automated Facilities department. He was a member of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Administration Committee 2009-2011. Since 2009, he serves as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics.

He is author of more than 100 reviewed national and international journal papers and of more than 150 reviewed national and international conference papers, and of 7 patents. Currently, he has 20 researchers at his institute and is supervisor of about 20 Ph.D. theses. Between 2011 and 2013, he served as the Dean of the Mechanical Engineering Faculty, and between 2013 and 2015 as the Dean of the Industrial Engineering Department of his university.

Since 2014, he is member of the Scientific Advisory Board and of the WG 2 "Research and Innovation" of the German "Industrie 4.0" initiative.

His main research interests are models and methods for the engineering of large automated systems, especially in the process and manufacturing industries, in buildings and transportation systems. Among other methods, he develops and employs knowledge-based methods, ontologies and other AI techniques. The aim of his team is to develop models, methods and tools to increase engineering efficiency and to assist in the engineering and operation of industrial plants. The research projects are mostly undertaken in close cooperation with industry, i.e. suppliers and/or users of automation technology. Current research topics are, among others:

  • agent based control of transportation systems (e.g. railway freight transport, baggage transport in airports, and work piece transport within production systems)
  • requirement engineering for production systems regarding flexibility, agility, robustness etc.
  • development of a reference framework for evaluating and comparing agent-based control algorithms in comparison to other decentralised and central control algorithms under varying degrees of disturbances
  • stability analysis of decentralised decision-making entities with time-delayed feedback
  • market-based multi-agent system for decentralized power and grid control
  • automatic code generation based on GRAFCET specifications
  • simulation-based virtual commissioning of production automation systems
  • knowledge-based automation of engineering tasks
  • automated reduction of alarm floods
  • methods for the systematic modernization of automation systems and adaption to "Industry 4.0" needs
  • robot-based manufacturing of lot-size-1-workpieces
  • real-time location and location-based services


Talk Title: How AI Can Orchestrate IoT Devices in Industry 4.0

The term "Industry 4.0" (or "Industrie 4.0" in German) refers to the fourth industrial revolution, a change in the organisation and management of the entire value chain throughout products' life cycles due to increased and ubiquitous information and communication technology. Industry 4.0 relies on all the relevant information being made available in real time through networking of all the different components that make up the value chain, as well as the ability to use this data to ascertain the optimal value stream at any given point in time. This networking of human beings, objects and systems enables the emergence of dynamic, real-time optimised and self-organising value chains involving several different companies and providing new business models. These value chains can be optimised based on a variety of criteria such as cost, availability and resource consumption.

The core technologies of Industry 4.0 are IoT on the one hand, as machines, transport systems and even work pieces are equipped with sensors and communication means, and AI on the other hand, as industrial production and transport need to be controlled in a decentral way, where software agents, semantic technologies, and other facets of AI turn out to be helpful.

To structure the field of Industry 4.0, the German Industrie 4.0 Initiative has developed a dozen "Application Scenarios", covering products, processes and production resources, from engineering to operation. These Application Scenarios help to structure existing and future use cases and application examples. Furthermore, they give guidance towards the need for AI technologies, both regarding functional and non-functional requirements.

Within this talk, the requirements and the successful application of AI technologies in selected Industry 4.0 Application Scenarios will be discussed, putting emphasis on how AI is employed to implement the ideas of IoT in the production and logistics domain.

The author is a member of the Working Group 2 of the German Industrie 4.0 initiative, which has elaborated these Application Scenarios and developed a research roadmap from this endeavor. Currently, the Application Scenarios are matched with similar approaches on an international level, e.g. with Italy, France, and Japan.



Hugo Lhachemi

Talk Title: Augmented Reality, Cyber-Physical Systems, and Feedback Control for Additive Manufacturing



Michele Magno

Michele Magno is currently a Senior Researcher and lecturer at ETH Zürich, Switzerland at the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (D-ITET) . He received his master and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 2004 and 2010, respectively. He was postdoctoral research at Tyndall Institute, Ireland and University College Cork, Ireland, and a visiting professor at University of Nice and ENSSAT University of Rennes, France. His current research interests include smart sensing, low power machine learning, wireless sensor networks, wearable devices, energy harvesting, low power management techniques, and extension of the lifetime of batteries-operating devices. He has authored more than 140 papers in international journals and conferences. Some of his publications were awarded as best papers in IEEE conferences such as IEEE International Conference on E-health Networking, Application & Services 2018, IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium (SAS) 2018, IEEE International Workshop on Advances in Sensors and Interfaces 2017 among others. He is a senior IEEE member and an ACM member.



Talk Title: Smart Sensing in the IoT Era: Machine Learning on Ultra Low Power Microcontrollers

Machine Learning (ML) and artificial intelligence are pervading the digital society. Today, even low power embedded systems are incorporating ML, becoming increasingly "smart." This talk gives an overview of ML methods and algorithms to process and extract useful near-sensor information in end-nodes of the "internet-of-things", using low-power microcontrollers ARMCortex-M; Bluetooth low energy SoC, and other low power microcontrollers. The main objective is to show how Machine Learning algorithms can be adapted to the performance constraints and limited resources of low-power microcontrollers. Finally, the talk will introduce an open source library based on Fast Artificial neural network, that allows easily to implement Artificial Neural Network on ARM Cortex-M Family.



Per Nohlert

Mr. Nohlert holds a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Linköping University, Sweden. Prior to joining Neonode, Mr Nohlert worked in the Aerospace and Marine industry at Rolls-Royce in different roles within product management, business development and manufacturing engineering. Mr. Nohlert is responsible for Neonode's product portfolio - setting the strategy, technology roadmap and product specifications to ensure the company's short- and long term relevance and competitive edge.



Talk Title: The Next Generation Human-Machine Interface in Medical Applications

Introduction to Neonode as a key player in creating the next generation's HMI solutions for the medical industry. Neonode's optical sensing technology is deployed in more than 67 million products around the globe, including 4 million cars and 63 million consumer devices. The strong legacy combined with many years of extensive R&D and a strong innovative spirit have resulted in the company's latest sensor platform - zForce AIR - which is an extremely versatile and powerful platform ideal for many HMI applications in multiple industries. With the new sensor platform, Neonode has recognized great interest from the medical industry as it can solve quite some problems that haven't been possible to solve in the past. Why the technology is disruptive for the medical industry will be explained and some hands-on explanations of various medical use cases and application concepts will be covered.



Noel O'Connor

Prof. Noel E. O'Connor is a Full Professor in the School of Electronic Engineering at Dublin City University (DCU) Ireland. He is a Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, Ireland's largest SFI-funded research centre. He was previously Academic Director of DCU's Research and Enterprise Hub on Information Technology and the Digital Society, with the responsibility of coordinating multi-disciplinary ICT-related research across the university. The focus of his research is in multimedia content analysis, computer vision, machine learning, information fusion and multi-modal analysis for applications in security/safety, autonomous vehicles, medical imaging, IoT and smart cities, multimedia content-based retrieval, and environmental monitoring. Since 1999 he has published over 400 peer-reviewed publications, made 11 standards submissions, and filed 7 patents. He is an Area Editor for Signal Processing: Image Communication (Elsevier) and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Image and Video Processing (Springer). He is a member of the ACM and IEEE.



Talk Title: AI on the Edge for Computer Vision Applications in Smart Cities



Dirk Pesch

Dirk Pesch is a Professor in the School of Computer Science and Information Technology at University College Cork in Cork, Ireland. Dirk's research interests focus on architecture, design, algorithms, and performance evaluation of low power, dense and moving wireless/mobile networks and services for Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical System's applications and interoperability issues associated with IoT applications. He has over 25 years research and development experience in both industry and academia and has (co-)authored over 200 scientific articles. He is involved in a number of Irish national collaborative research centres, the CONNECT Centre for Future Networks and the CONFIRM Centre for Smart Manufacturing. He has also been active in many EU funded research projects, having coordinated the FP7 SCUBA and GENiC projects focused on smart building and data centre energy efficiency. Dirk is on the editorial board of Springer's Wireless Networks and the International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks and contributes to international conference organization in his area of expertise. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the ACM. Dirk received a Dipl.Ing. degree from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, and a PhD from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, both in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.



Talk Title: Artificial Intelligence Supporting Interoperability in the Internet of Things



Shiva Sander-Tavallaey

Shiva Sander-Tavallaey received a MSc in Mechanical Engineering 1988 from Chalmers University of Technology (CTH) and a PhD in Sound and Vibration/ Technical Acoustics in 2000 from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden. After graduating as MSc, she started at Volvo Car AB as Senior designer, where she among the others initiated an R&D project in collaboration with Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) which in turn lead to her increased interest in the field of wave propagation in different media as well as signal processing. In January 2001 she joined ABB Corporate Research in Västerås, Sweden. After a specialist career within condition monitoring and diagnostics, culminating in an appointment to Principal Scientist in 2009, she started in a management position leading a team of 15-20 specialists in modeling and control of industrial automation applications. During this period, she continued working with different applications and projects applying state of the art approaches such as AI/ ML for anomaly detection, predictive and prescriptive maintenance. In 2015, she was appointed as Adjunct professor at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in the department of Vehicle Engineering, at Marcus Wallenberg Laboratory of sound and vibration. In February 2018 she stepped off the management team to follow the specialist career. She was appointed in May 2018 as Senior Principal Scientist in Applied Analytics. She is since March 2018 appointed as AI-Lead in Sweden coordinating the AI-related activities in ABB Sweden.



Talk Title: Industrial AI - From Prediction to Prescription

Industrial automation has progressed for more than one century. A factory/ an industrial plant is traditionally a physical location where things are made, row material evolves, and value is created, but the digitization of industry is transforming it into something much more: A collection of skills, abilities, and systems that get smarter over time, thereby enabling businesses to innovate what, how, who, and where manufacturing gets done. The automation systems, typically performing precisely defined instructions within a limited scope of operation, will now act "autonomously "[1] on a more complex level, encompassing also what is not known or foreseen. This requires that the automation system should have an overall approach covering the whole product lifecycle including supply chain as well as maintenance and after sales. This transition will unlock greater value by improving productivity and increasing efficiency.

The shift to Autonomous systems will happen over a period of time. The current automation systems will evolve and integrate more AI accompanying with exiting basic functionality (e.g. safety). Industrial AI has some requirements that are not fulfilled by today "mainstream" AI, such as durability and robustness. AI and automation need to seamlessly work together. As new AI techniques develop, more and more elements in product lifecycle will benefit by the progress. Service and maintenance have already been exploited and today we see great value created in service and maintenance. Having access to data, of rather high quality, not only indicating the traditional condition monitoring signals such as vibration and oil debris but also synchronized operational data, provide possibility to not only predict the estimated remaining useful life of the assets but also closing the loop and prolong the assets lifetime by modifying and optimizing the operational condition accordingly.

In this talk starting from describing the underlying drivers towards utilization of more advanced data-driven approaches such as AI/ML in industrial application we will present a particular example where a combination of domain knowledge and data-driven approaches can literarily prolong a critical asset's remaining useful life.

[1]- David P. Watson and David H. Scheidt, Autonomous Systems, Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest, Volume 26, Number 4, p. 368-376 (2005).



Robert Shorten

Professor of Control Engineering and Decision Science

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

University College Dublin

Prof. Robert Shorten graduated from UCD with a B.E. degree in EE in 1990 and a Ph.D. degree in 1996. Since then, he have worked in academia and industry and will continue to split time between both.

In industry, he has been employed by both Daimler-Benz Research and IBM Research, where he led the Control/Optimization activities at IBM Research Ireland in the area of Smart Cities, as well as being a consultant to industry.

Highlights of Robert's academic activities include time as a Professor at the Hamilton Institute, where he was a co-founder of the Hamilton; spending time as a Visiting Professor at TU Berlin in 2011-12, and a very formative period working with Professor Narendraat Yale University.

Robert is currently a Professor of Control Engineering and Decision Science at UCD and continues to act as a consultant to IBM Research.

TOP5-3: Green Technologies - Environment, Sustainability and the Circular EconomyDetailsgo to top

Room: C1061
Track Description

The engineering community of researchers, and innovators around the world are actively working on developing and applying solutions to the wide number of global environmental and sustainability problems that we face in the 21st century and beyond.

The World Forum provides us with an opportunity through an open forum to come together with a range of end users, academics, industry and the public sector to examine how the interconnection of objects via the Internet of Things is already playing a role in tackling these problems and to explore what future role it could or should play specifically in the environment, sustainability and circular economy spheres.

In tackling climate change, the development, adoption and deployment of large scale wind turbines, solar photovoltaic and solar thermal farms around the world are converting the wind and solar energy into electrical energy and displacing conventional electrical generation. The variability of these intermittent sources requires applying numerous IoT solutions to enable real-time responses in both the supply and demand of electricity to meet the current and projected load of electric grids while at the same time providing the grid customers highly reliable energy. This need will only grow as the penetration rate of renewable sources increase and our grids move from a relatively small number of synchronous generators to a relatively large number of asynchronous generators.

In addressing resource efficiency, the linear economy where we take, use and dispose of materials, many of which are now considered to be critical due to their economic importance and supply risk is forcing us to re-think how our business models operate. The circular economy, which aims to slow, close and narrow resource loops, is emerging as a natural response to this predicament and the Internet of Things can and will play a role in managing resource flow throughout the life cycle of the products we use in daily life. In providing location and usage data it can enable greater adoption of leasing or pay per use business models. Life consumption monitoring can help to optimise service cycles and prolong product lifetimes. Through auto-identification it can increase the reuse and recovery rates of products at end of life and promote greater recycling efficiency.

These are only some of examples of the tremendous impact that the Internet of Things can bring to the challenges facing the environment, sustainability and circular economy in the coming years. This track will contain a high calibre set of presentations from industry and academia to introduce the ground breaking work that they are conducting. Each session will also include a panel discussion to enable a full participation between the audience and our invited experts.



Schedule
11:00-13:00Session 1: IoT & Smart Energy
Talk 1: "IoT: Solution to the Challenges of Distributed Power Generation?"Dr. Paddy Finn, Electricity Exchange
Talk 2: "IoT in Energy Monitoring: Old Requirements and Emerging Trends"Liam Relihan, Resourcekraft
Talk 3: "Leveraging IoT & ICT in Reducing the Planets Carbon Footprint- Creating a Paradox"Kishor N. Narang
Panel Discussion
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-16:00Session 2: The Circular Economy & IoT
Talk 4: "Extracting Value from IoT Technologies in the Recycling and Waste Management Industry"Eamon Hynes, AMCS
Talk 5: "From Returns Management to Circular Models - Every Cycle Is a Business case on Its Own"Patrick Wiedeman, Reverse Logistics Group
Talk 6: "How Can IoT and Circular Business Model Innovation Lead to a Sustainable and Attractive Value Proposition?"Paul Dekker, Homie
Panel Discussion
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-18:30Session 3: IoT Enabling New Business Models in Green Tech
Talk 7: "IoT Applications for Honey Bee Colony Condition - what's the buzz all about?"Fiona Edwards Murphy, ApisProtect
Talk 8: "Pay-As-You-Cook Technology for LPG Accessibility"Oluwatobi Oyinlola, Affiliation
Talk 9: "Energy Efficiency in Smart Buildings: A User Centric Approach"Michele Nitti, Unica
Panel Discussion
Wrap-up and Summary

Track Co-Chairs

Fawzi Behmann, Power.org; President, TelNet Management Consulting, Inc.; Vice-Chair, IEEE NA Communications Society

Fawzi is a visionary, thought leader, author, and entrepreneur in technology positioning, advancing the adoption of technology in serving key markets.

Fawzi spent over 35 years in the industry and held various executive and leadership positions with Tier 1 companies in the areas of communications and networks spanning service provider, equipment vendor, and semiconductor in US and Canada. Core competencies include strategic planning, Telecom Network Management based on ITU TMN, multiservice edge product release, and strategic marketing for SoC Multi-core-Multi-engine product roadmap.

Being passionate about technology & automation, Fawzi founded TelNet Management Consulting Inc. in 2009 offering professional services in the areas of technology trends, IoT/AI/5G technology positioning, and smart networking solutions development for key markets such as healthcare, mobility, energy, public safety and smart cities.

Fawzi has been a keynote & distinguished speaker, at several domestic and international conferences. He has several publications including a recent book on "Collaborative Internet of Things for Future Smart Connected Life and Business" published by Wiley.

Fawzi has organized several domestic and international conferences and summits. The most recent GreenTech international conference of Smart City.

Fawzi is currently the vice-chair of IEEE ComSoc for NA, chair of IEEE Central Texas and Region 5 Conference Committee chair. He received several awards form Indsutry and IEEE. Most recently is 2017 IEEE Communications Society Chapter of the Year award and 2018 IEEE USA Regional Leadership Award.

Fawzi holds a Bachelor of Science with honors and distinction from Concordia University, Montreal; Masters in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, Ontario and Executive MBA from Queen's University, Ontario Canada.



Colin Fitzpatrick, University of Limerick

Dr. Colin Fitzpatrick is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering at the University of Limerick, Ireland where he is the course director for the BE/ME in Electronic & Computer Engineering. He teaches Energy Management, Electronics & the Environment, Analogue Circuit Design and Sustainable Life Cycle Engineering.

Colin's research interests cover a range of topics in the area of technology and sustainability including the Circular Economy, WEEE, Electricity Demand Management, Planned Obsolescence & Environmental Sensing and he has published widely in these areas.

He has been a member of the International Program Committee for Care Innovation in 2014 and in 2018 and for Electronics Goes Green in 2016. Colin was a member of the organizing committee for the International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology from 2012 to 2015 and he hosted the UNU E-Waste Academy for Scientists in Limerick in 2016. Colin is an active member of the Step (Solving the E-Waste Problem) Initiative and currently leads their work on E-Waste & Jobs. He has also served as a member of the Ethiopian E-Waste Management Advisory Group.

Colin chairs the National Standards Committee of Ireland Technical Committee 22 "Environmental Standardization for Electrical and Electronic Products and Systems" the national mirror committee for European and International Standardisation bodies in this area. Colin holds a BE in Electronic & Computer Engineering and a PhD in Sensor Design both from the University of Limerick.



Track Speakers

Paul Dekker

Paul Dekker is an Amsterdam University economist with a corporate as well as an entrepreneurial background. He held executive and supervisory positions in various logistic services companies in Europe and Asia. As an entrepreneur, he pioneered the introduction of modular wastewater treatment systems in developing markets. Paul is keen on developments in the circular economy and matters related to the societal impact of technology and the energy transition.

At present Paul is involved in various start- and scale-ups introducing Products-as-a-Service, inevitably enabled by IoT technology. Within the ecosystem of The Hague Tech he fulfills the role of acceleration manager of two World Startup Factory protégés, focusing on the control of sensors within smart cities and setting up an investment platform for solar panels respectively.

For Homie Pay-Per-Use Paul fulfills the role of director partnerships, creating an impact group of like-minded partners, co-makers and influencers around the company. Homie wishes the global white goods sector to migrate towards a circular business system. Therefore, as a first step, a Pay-Per-Use service model has been successfully test-marketed and is now being upscaled in the Netherlands.



Talk Title: How Can IoT and Circular Business Model Innovation Lead to a Sustainable and Attractive Value Proposition?

Homie is a spin-off from TU Delft, pursuing a ‘Pay-Per-Use business model' as to create a circular and sustainable business. It is now in the phase of scaling up this model. Starting with washing machines Homie's offering aims to steer its customers towards sustainable water and energy consumption, to stimulate shared use of appliances and to encourage a circular model in which products/materials are reused, repaired and recycled. The model also challenges OEM's to make Total Costs of Ownership over the lifetime of appliances a prime parameter. This talk discusses the circular business model pursued, the role of IoT, some early ‘business experiments' and evidence on the positive environmental impact of the Pay-Per-Use business model.



Paddy Finn

Dr. Paddy Finn established Electricity Exchange DAC with his business partner, Duncan O'Toole and began trading in the Irish electricity market in 2014. Born in Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, Paddy studied Electronic Engineering at the University of Limerick and holds a Ph.D. in renewable energy.

Paddy is responsible for the strategic direction of Electricity Exchange, including the company's research and development activities, as well as the day to day running of the business. He is a prominent thought leader in the Smart Grid technology industry and works closely with relevant regulatory bodies as an elected industry representative.

Electricity Exchange has doubled in size year on year and will begin exporting its technologies in 2018. Paddy and Duncan pride themselves on pushing boundaries every day and whilst ensuring that their growing company remains an exceptionally happy and motivating workplace.

Paddy lives on the shores of Lough Derg in Ballina, Co. Tipperary, with his wife, Deborah. He is a qualified scuba diving instructor and when he's not working, he volunteers with the University of Limerick Sub Aqua Club and Killaloe/Ballina Search & Recovery Unit.



Talk Title: IoT: Solution to the Challenges of Distributed Power Generation?

For almost 100 years, electricity systems have been designed on the basis of large-scale, centrally controlled power generation. The growing prevalence of renewable generation in recent years has required grid operators to manage an increasing number of distributed assets in order to ensure the stable supply of electricity throughout the system. The emerging presence of ‘prosumers' connecting generation from micro-wind and photovoltaics is forcing grid operators to account for the variability of generation that is out of their control. We will look at the threat this poses to power systems and how this challenge can be turned into a solution.



Eamon Hynes

Dr. Eamon Hynes serves as Head of Product Management of Advanced Manufacturing Control Systems Ltd. Prior to joining AMCS, Dr. Hynes spent 20 years in the Electronics Industry where he held wide variety of Product Development, Engineering Management and Project Leadership roles in the United States, Ireland, Japan and Taiwan. Dr. Hynes holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Trinity College, Dublin along with an MS and PhD in Electronics and Sensor Technology, from University College Cork. Dr. Hynes is an inventor on 14 granted patents in the USA and Europe.



Fiona Edwards Murphy

Dr. Fiona Edwards Murphy is the CEO and co- founder of ApisProtect Limited. She completed her PhD in October 2017 with the School of Engineering, and the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at University College Cork in the area of Internet of Things applications for honey bee health.

Fiona is a 2013 graduate of the Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (BE) Honours at UCC. She was recently awarded the Women Mean Business Sodexo Newcomer of the Year Award 2018.

Founded by preeminent researchers in the use of sensors in beehives, ApisProtect provides real-time hive monitoring powered by satellite-enabled sensors that are retrofitted to existing beehives. Dr. Edwards Murphy's work on the topic of hive monitoring has received many national and international awards from the Irish Research Council, The IEEE, IBM, The Irish Laboratory Awards, Google, and the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Visit www.apisprotect.com.



Talk Title: IoT Applications for Honey Bee Colony Condition - What's the Buzz All About?

Contributing €153 billion worth of pollination to the agri-food industry annually, honey bees play an essential role in global food production. One third of all food that we eat depends on pollinators, and there are 91 million managed beehives worldwide. Founded by preeminent researchers in the use of sensors in beehives, ApisProtect provides an in-hive sensor network with long-range, cellular and satellite-powered communication to proactively monitor honey bee colonies, aiming to create a technology solution to improve the yield of commercial beekeeping. ApisProtect's first platform, the ApisMonitor uses machine learning and big data techniques to extract valuable information about hive condition, activities, and productivity levels for honey bee colonies. Smart alerts, with actionable insights, are provided to the beekeeper, allowing them to improve production and reduce losses.



Kishor N. Narang

Mentor & principal design architect, Narnix Technolabs

Kishor is currently leading the Smart Cities Standardization Globally as "Convener of Reference Architecture Work Group in IEC Systems Committee on Smart Cities" and Project Leader of IEC Standards - IEC TS 63188 ED1 - Smart Cities Reference Architecture Methodology & IEC 63205 ED1 - Smart Cities Reference Architecture; and also, as Co-editor of a few ISO Standards in ISO/IEC JTC1 Committees. At the National level, he is leading the Smart Cities Standardization work in ICT & Electrotechnology domains as the Chairman of LITD 28 - Sectional Committee on Smart Infrastructure at BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards), where the main focus is on Standards development for Unified & Secure ICT Architecture for Smart Cities/ Infrastructure.

Professionally, Kishor is Technology Consultant, Mentor & Design Architect in Electrical, Electronics & ICT with over 40 years of professional experience in education, research, design and consulting. Over 30 years of hardcore Research and Design Development Experience in Solutions, Systems, Products, Hardware, Software & Firmware (Embedded Software) in fields of Industrial, Power, IT, Telecom, Medical, Energy and Environment, and over 10 years of Consultancy Experience to different segments of business & industry. He has over 200 Research & Design Mentees in the Electronics, ICT & STI Ecosystems. Professionally, he is an Electronics Design Engineer practicing design & development of a wide spectrum of Products, Systems & Solutions as an Independent Design House - NARNIX since 1981.

Talk Title: Leveraging IoT & ICT in Reducing the Planets Carbon Footprint- Creating a Paradox

The initiatives to make buildings, cities and/or our planet earth - Green or Sustainable are extensively leveraging the IoT & ICT (Information & Communication Technologies) solutions to manage various aspects of O&M of any infrastructure and services. While, intervention of IoT & ICT tools can help achieve major optimization in the Energy Consumption and Environment Contamination including but not limiting to GHG Emission; the Carbon Footprint of the IoT/ICT Infrastructure itself needs to be kept in Check. In the gold rush of getting buildings and cities certified as Green/Sustainable, a plethora of SCADA, Automation and IoT systems are being added. In any Smart Building or Smart City, every service & utility is being automated and being re-enforced with IoT & ICT backbone to monitor and control its operation in a most optimized manner. While the attending benefits of IoT/ICT backbone for any service/utility are quite commendable, yet there is little focus to optimize the design of the IoT/ICT infrastructure itself. The talk deliberates this crucial aspect of the way IoT/ICT Infrastructure is being designed and deployed today, and advocates Systems Thinking Approach to bring comprehensive & Genuine Sustainability in leveraging the IoT & ICT Technologies. The talk proposes a green & sustainable Architecture for the IoT/ICT infrastructure along with a Low Carbon Footprint Material for the networking, which may alter the future of Smart Infrastructure design & deployments. It attempts to share a few mature approaches that INDIA is adopting to fulfill the imperatives of "smart (truly) Sustainable Deployments" for the IoT/ICT Infrastructure to support the global initiatives.



Michele Nitti

Michele Nitti is an Assistant Professor at the University of Cagliari, Italy since 2015. He received a M.Sc. degree in Telecommunication Engineering with full marks in 2009 and his Ph.D. in Electronic and Computer Engineering in 2014. In 2010 he worked for a year as a researcher at the National Interuniversity Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT) at Cagliari, on the development of models for network connectivity in mobile ad hoc network. In 2013, he has been a visited student at the Department of Management, Technology and Economics at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He has been technical program co-chair for the IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting 2017 and invited keynote speaker at the International Workshop of Trends and Challenges in Social Internet of Things (TC-SIoT'2018) at PIMRC 2018. Currently, he is a member of the editorial board for the Computer Networks Journal. His main research interests are in architecture and services for the Internet of Things (IoT), particularly in the creation of a network infrastructure to allow the objects to organize themselves according to a social structure.

Talk Title: Energy Efficiency in Smart Building: A User-Centric Approach

Efficient energy usage inside buildings is a critical problem, particularly for high loads such as the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems: over 30% of the global energy consumption resides in HVAC usage inside buildings. Usage awareness and efficient management of HVAC have the potential to significantly reduce related costs. Nevertheless, strict saving policies may contrast with users' comfort: people will accept changes in their habits only if these changes do not vary their comfort. We will look to a user-centric approach, which takes advantage of the Social Internet of Things (SIoT) paradigm to augment real world objects with a virtual counterpart that leverages social consciousness to interact with other objects. Accordingly, a building thermal profile is characterized to drive the selection of the most appropriate working times for the HVAC.



Oluwatobi Oyinlola

Oluwatobi Oyinlola is an Experience Embedded Systems Engineer, Inventor, IoT Evangelist. He is currently implementing Pay-As-You-Cook technology to promote use of affordable LPG in Africa. Intel Awarded him as "Intel Software Innovator" representing Africa in various spotlights of innovative solutions. A passionate member of IoT Europe where he was featured representing Africa on World IoT day explaining how he uses IoT to solve some critical Africa Challenges. Oluwatobi also represented Africa in a competition organized by Hackaday in San Francisco, USA where he built a Lightning Sensor which automatically check for Thunder strike and can be logged remotely.

Recently he has been working in the avionics sector with rLoop Incorporated (a company sharing the dream of realizing the fifth mode of transportation initiated by Elon Musk, i.e. the Hyperloop) applying some of his experience in Robotics. Oluwatobi was recognized as one of the Most Influential Young Nigerians Award.



Talk Title: Pay-As-You-Cook Technology for LPG Accessibility

The African population are still using charcoal and firewood to cook due to high cost of LPG, how about it if we make them pay as they cook? Yes LPG adoption has traditionally been difficult for customers who live in regions lacking modern energy infrastructure where cash flow is constrained. Because of this, most households make small, daily purchases of wood or charcoal for cooking. Through our SIM/GPS enabled Smart Meter, families can use their phones to pre-pay for gas as needed using mobile money, that is the power of Internet of Things. This transaction activates the valve to supply the purchased amount of gas, thus allowing customers to pay-as-you-cook with clean LPG with the flexibility of an incremental purchase. This compliments household earnings volatility common among low-income households, especially those who work in the informal sector. Constant monitoring of the data received by our team allows us to schedule the delivery of a new cylinder before the customer ever runs out, assuring a consistent supply of quality LPG gas.



Liam Relihan

Liam is the CEO and CTO of ResourceKraft, an Ireland-based provider of energy monitoring and management technology that has been an IoT leader in the energy space for over 10 years. He has worked in a series of senior roles with multinationals and startups. He has extensive experience in the development of complex technology projects, the management of intellectual property and international outsourcing. He continues to personally develop hardware and software products and his current interests include IoT security, fog computing and grid protection using networks of low-cost, secure, reliable devices. Liam has a MSc in Computer Systems from the University of Limerick.



Talk Title: IoT in Energy Monitoring: Old Requirements and Emerging Trends

ResourceKraft has deployed IoT-based energy monitoring systems for commercial and industrial customers for over 12 years - every day, many thousands of devices report to ResourceKraft's servers with data on energy usage, environmental factors and production. This has provided ResourceKraft with exposure to many of the key IoT trends and concerns such as narrowband wireless, IoT security standards, long term reliability of field devices. It has allowed ResourceKraft to observe changing attitudes amongst commercial and industrial customers to IoT security, big data and Total Cost of Ownership.



Patrick Wiedemann

Patrick Wiedemann is holding the position as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Reverse Logistics Group (RLG) since 1st January 2012. He counts responsible for the entire Group and its global subsidiaries, while being CEO both of Reverse Logistics GmbH and CCR Logistics Systems AG. The industrial engineering graduate joined RLG as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in June 2010. Within his time at RLG he has formed the Group into its present structure as a global player and innovative solution provider for reverse processes along the whole product lifecycle. Prior to his engagement at RLG, he was CFO at Data Modul AG for nearly 10 years, holding responsibility for all Finance, Controlling and Administrative related activities with additional responsibility for the international business. Before this he was active for 5 years with the Hilti Group at their subsidiaries in Germany, Lichtenstein and China, where he held various management positions in Finance and Controlling.



Talk Title: From Returns Management to Circular Models - Every cycle is a business case on its own

The talk will include: How After Market Returns build the base to smart data for Circular Business; Today's technology giving us the basis for smarter process management with better customer experience, more efficient product handling and higher value returns; Why next generation product Returns Management builds the basis for future Circular Models like Product as a Service in connection with IoT.

TP1-3: IoT Experimental Results and Deployment Scenariosgo to top

Room: Jean Monnet
Chair: Stefano Savazzi (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche CNR, Italy)
TP1-3.1 16:30 The Integration of LwM2M and OPC UA: An Interoperability Approach for Industrial IoT
Abdulkadir Karaagac and Niels Verbeeck (University of Ghent, Belgium); Jeroen Hoebeke (Ghent University - imec, Belgium)
Over the past years, Internet of Things (IoT) has been emerging with connected and smart things that can communicate with each other and exchange information. Similarly, with the emergence of Industry 4.0, the industrial world is also undergoing a strong evolution by connecting devices, sensors and machines to the Internet. In this paper, we investigate the integration of these two domains and examine the interconnection of two of the promising interoperability standards in these domains, namely OPC Unified Architecture and Lightweight Machine-to-Machine (LwM2M) protocol. For this purpose, we introduce an efficient and scalable approach, based on Docker Containers, for the cross-domain integration and interoperation. Besides, we also demonstrate and validate our interoperability approach by means of real world implementations and also theoretical and practical analysis.
pp. 313-318
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TP1-3.2 17:00 The Deployment of an IoT Network Infrastructure as a Localised Regional Service
John Fox, Andrew Donnellan and Liam Doumen (Technological University Dublin, Ireland)
The Internet of things (IoT) is fast evolving with a wide range of technologies being designated specifically as IoT solutions. Studies on such solutions generally reference the specific communication medium while negating the complete architecture of the IoT system. From a system perspective, a complete IoT solution can be separated into three categories, the data collector, the communication method and the cloud platform service. The data collector relates to the embedded system device (or the 'things' element) at the source of the application, the communication method relates to the network protocol used to send or receive the data and the cloud platform service relates to the facility used to store and process the data collected. LoRaWan and LoRa are 'Long Range' technologies, which define the communication method for such IoT applied systems. LoRa defines the modulation technique, that allows for long range communication, whereas LoRaWan defines the communication and system architecture. This paper presents the design architecture and methodology of a fully functioning LoRaWan based IoT system. Such a system can be provided as a service to a given local region, by utilizing an End Device in conjunction with a LoRa transceiver, a LoRaWan Gateway and a defined cloud platform. The presented IoT system currently serves the region of Tallaght (Dublin, Ireland) and its wider area. As a service, the system has been shown to be capable of supporting a wide range of IoT based applications.
pp. 319-324
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TP1-3.3 17:30 Fab-IoT-Lab: Technological Expertise Guidance and Prototyping Skills in a Single Place
François Roland (University of Mons, Belgium); Enrico Filippi (FabLab Mons & University of Mons, Belgium); Véronique Moeyaert (Université de Mons (UMONS) & Faculté Polytechnique, Belgium); Sébastien Bette (University of Mons - Faculty of Engineering, Belgium)
Designing connected objects or introducing them in industry processes is complex because it requires many skills. These skills can be found in different places. Research labs are studying advanced topics and can provide focused expertise. Some projects offer a shared infrastructure to elaborate and test new products and algorithms. Some organizations provide guidance and technological advice. The Fab-IoT-Lab project brings all these skills and competencies in a single place so that entrepreneurs and industries can benefit from the strengths of these existing structures without sacrificing the high-level, multi-disciplinary point of view.
pp. 325-328
TP1-3.4 18:00 MIMSY: The Micro Inertial Measurement System for the Internet of Things
Craig Schindler, Daniel Drew, Brian Kilberg and Felipe Campos (University of California, Berkeley, USA); Soichiro Yanase (Azbil North America Research & Development, Inc., USA); Kris Pister (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
The Micro Inertial Measurement System (MIMSY) is an open-source wireless sensor node for Internet of Things applications, specifically designed for a small system volume while maintaining functionality and extensibility. MIMSY is a 16mm x 16mm node with an Arm Cortex-M3 microprocessor, 802.15.4 wireless transceiver, and a 9-axis IMU. The system is fully compatible with the OpenWSN wireless sensor networking stack, which enables the straightforward implementation of standards-compliant 6TiSCH mesh networks using MIMSY motes. While the application space of MIMSY is quite vast, we present three sample implementations showcasing the opportunities afforded by a small and relatively low-cost mote with mesh networking and inertial measurement capabilities, including: high granularity areal sensing for sleep monitoring with motes embedded in a foam mattress; high reliability, low latency communication for industrial process automation and control; and long lifetime physical event detection and activity monitoring with minimal setup time.
pp. 329-334

TP2-3: IoT Application Oriented Technologiesgo to top

Room: FB-028
Chair: Bala Krishna Maddali (USICT, Guru Gobind Singh Indrasprastha University, New Delhi, India)
TP2-3.1 16:30 Anomalous Occupancy Sensor Behavior Detection in Connected Indoor Lighting Systems
Giulia Violatto and Ashish Pandharipande (Signify, The Netherlands); Shuai Li (Signify Research, The Netherlands); Luca Schenato (University of Padova, Italy)
We consider the problem of detecting anomalous occupancy sensor behavior in connected indoor lighting systems. Anomalous occupancy sensor behavior may occur in the form of either a high number of false alarms (type-1 anomalies) or missed detections (type-2 anomalies). We consider a supervised machine learning approach to determine whether the detection signal of an occupancy sensor is normal, or exhibits type-1 or type-2 anomalies. We devise occupancy signal features in the time and frequency domains and employ a random forest classifier to perform 3-class classification. The proposed method is evaluated using motion sensor data from an office building, and is shown to have higher true positive rate and a lower false positive rate in comparison to an unsupervised k-means method and a random forest classifier with a single signal energy feature.
pp. 335-339
TP2-3.2 16:54 Indoor Localisation of IoT Devices by Dynamic Radio Environment Mapping
Tim D Farnham (Toshiba Research Europe Ltd., United Kingdom (Great Britain))
Radiolocation within indoor environments is a challenge due to the dynamic variations caused by movement of objects and the complex multipath radio propagation. Therefore techniques that are suitable for indoor scenarios need to be robust to the multipath effects, which leads to additional power consumption and complexity. For instance, Ultra-wideband transmission can overcome multipath impact at the expense of requiring at least three access points in range with high bandwidth transmission. Such approaches are not feasible in commodity and low power IoT device tracking using legacy transmitter devices, such as WiFi. Therefore, the proposed approach to address this problem is to selectively use AoA capabilities in access points, with the need for only two, to adaptively take measurements as compatible devices move around the environment in order to update radio maps used for optimising this process. In doing so important inferences about the dynamic environment can be exploited to adapt the measurement intervals to reduce the measurements and processing required and conserve power.
pp. 340-345
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TP2-3.3 17:18 Pulse-Net: Dynamic Compression of Convolutional Neural Networks
David Browne (University College Cork & United Technologies Research Centre, Ireland)
Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) are used in a range of computer vision tasks, with state-of-the-art CNNs such as AlexNet and VGG16 constructed using a large number of parameter and multiply-add operations (MACs). These tasks require high computational power and high energy requirements to run the CNNs, making them unsuitable for deployment on Internet of Things devices. To overcome this issue and facilitate the use of CNNs on these resource-constrained devices, compression technology through pruning research has gained momentum and is an important tool for improving performance during inference. Our work focuses on pruning unwanted filters and nodes in all layers of a network. The network is pruned iteratively during training via a novel approach we call Pulse-Net, and a significant number of filters/nodes are removed while ensuring any loss in accuracy is within a predetermined range. The unpruned network can be extracted from the original structure for the inference stage. This novel method has an easy-to-set parameter to control the trade-off between accuracy and compression. Pulse-Net gives greater compression, while maintaining competitive accuracy loss, than other reported methods like, efficient convnets, ThiNet and Cross-Entropy Pruning. It also has better robustness against adversarial attacks than other compression and pruning techniques.
pp. 346-351
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TP2-3.4 17:42 Reinforcement Learning Based Orchestration for Elastic Services
Mauricio L. Fadel Argerich (NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany); Bin Cheng (NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH, Germany); Jonathan Fürst (NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany)
Due to the highly variable execution context in which edge services run, adapting their behavior to the execution context is crucial to comply with their requirements. However, adapting service behavior is a challenging task because it is hard to anticipate the execution contexts in which it will be deployed, as well as assessing the impact that each behavior change will produce. In order to provide this adaptation efficiently, we propose a Reinforcement Learning (RL) based Orchestration for Elastic Services. We implement and evaluate this approach by adapting an elastic service in different simulated execution contexts and comparing its performance to a Heuristics based approach. We show that elastic services achieve high precision and requirement satisfaction rates while creating an overhead of less than 0.5% to the overall service. In particular, the RL approach proves to be more efficient than its rule-based counterpart; yielding a 10 to 25% higher precision while being 25% less computationally expensive.
pp. 352-357
TP2-3.5 18:06 Simulation-Based Deployment Configuration of Smart Indoor Spaces
Shadan Golestan, Alexandr Petcovici, Ioanis Nikolaidis and Eleni Stroulia (University of Alberta, Canada)
Evaluating Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) deployment scenarios for sensor-driven applications is a tedious and labour-intensive task. To mitigate the cost involved with comparatively evaluating alternative deployments, we present an integrated methodology that enables the modeling, simulation, and evaluation of alternative candidate WSN deployments, as well as, the fine-tuning of the corresponding sensor--driven applications. Based on our previous experience on indoor occupant localization and activity recognition, we illustrate our methodology by applying it to the task of deploying an ambient-intelligence application. We explain how our methodology models the real-world environment and the candidate WSN deployment, simulates the occupants' activities and the WSN run-time behavior, and evaluates, through a variety of metrics, the effectiveness of the application under different deployment configurations. We demonstrate our methodology on two real-world localization application scenarios corresponding to two, drastically different, spaces.
pp. 358-363

TP3-3: Security and Privacy Enhancing Technologiesgo to top

Room: Charles Parsons
Chair: Vijender Busi Reddy (University of Hyderabad & Advanced Data Processing Research Institute, India)
TP3-3.1 16:30 OAuth 2.0 Meets Blockchain for Authorization in Constrained IoT Environments
Vasilios A. Siris and Dimitrios Dimopoulos (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece); Nikos Fotiou (Mobile Multimedia Lab, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece); Spyros Voulgaris and George C. Polyzos (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)
We present models for utilizing blockchain and smart contract technology with the widely used OAuth 2.0 open authorization framework to provide delegated authorization for constrained IoT devices. The models involve different tradeoffs in terms of privacy, delay, and cost, while exploiting key advantages of blockchains and smart contracts. These include linking payments to authorization grants, immutably recording authorization information and policies in smart contracts, and offering resilience through the execution of smart contract code on all blockchain nodes.
pp. 364-367
TP3-3.2 17:00 Authentication and Authorization for IoT Devices in Disadvantaged Environments
Grace A. Lewis, Sebastián Echeverría and Dan Klinedinst (Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute, USA); Ludwig Seitz (RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Sweden)
Internet of Things (IoT) devices are increasingly being used to support operations in disadvantaged environments, such as those experienced by first responders, military, medics, and other field personnel. However, current IoT security efforts are mainly targeted at stable and connected environments such as home and industry. This paper presents an implementation for authentication and authorization of IoT devices in disadvantaged environments, based on an IETF proposal for authentication and authorization in resource-constrained environments (ACE). It includes capabilities for bootstrapping of credentials and token revocation to account for high-priority threats of node impersonation and theft, as well as limited connectivity.
pp. 368-373
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TP3-3.3 17:30 Link Layer Key Revocation and Rekeying for the Adaptive Key Establishment Scheme
Benedikt Bock (University of Potsdam & Hasso-Plattner-Institute, Germany); Jan-Tobias Matysik and Konrad-Felix Krentz (Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany); Christoph Meinel (Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Germany)
While the IEEE 802.15.4 radio standard has many features that meet the requirements of Internet of things (IoT) applications, IEEE 802.15.4 leaves the whole issue of key management unstandardized. To address this gap, Krentz et al. proposed the Adaptive Key Establishment Scheme (AKES), which establishes session keys for use in IEEE 802.15.4 security. Yet, AKES does not cover all aspects of key management. In particular, AKES comprises no means for key revocation and rekeying. Moreover, existing protocols for key revocation and rekeying seem limited in various ways. In this paper, we hence propose a key revocation and rekeying protocol, which is designed to overcome various limitations of current protocols for key revocation and rekeying. For example, our protocol seems unique in that it routes around IEEE 802.15.4 nodes whose keys are being revoked. We succesfully implemented and evaluated our protocol using the Contiki-NG operating system and aiocoap.
pp. 374-379
PowerPoint 2007
TP3-3.4 18:00 Learning a Switching Bayesian Model for Jammer Detection in the Cognitive-Radio-Based Internet of Things
Muhammad Farrukh Shahid and Ali Krayani (University of Genova, Italy); Mohamad Baydoun (University of Genova); Lucio Marcenaro (Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy); Yue Gao (Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Carlo S Regazzoni (University of Genoa, Italy)
The proliferation of interconnected objects in the IoT can be benefit from integration of cognitive radio (CR) technologies at the network level. IoT networks equipped with cognitive capabilities can help to effectively alleviate the problem of spectrum scarcity. However, the IoT network can suffer from jammer attacks that interfere with user transmissions and disrupt communications. In this paper, we consider a CR-IoT network based on Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) modulation scheme and a reactive jammer is hypothesized to be present in the network. A jammer detection method is proposed that is based on learning a switching Dynamic Bayesian Network (DBN) from normal OFDM data transmissions that is capable to detect abnormal situations. The proposed model is shown to be capable to detect and locate multiple jammers. The comparison with a conventional energy detection shows the validity of the proposed approach
pp. 380-385
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VERT2-3: Automotive and TransportationDetailsgo to top

Room: C1062

At present, pollution, congestion and traffic related problems are becoming major societal problems globally. Consequently, new automotive solutions and more suitable transportation modes are urgently required in order to provide various benefits for citizens and road users living better in the cities, including enhanced traffic safety, reduced pollution and emissions, and better utilization of road networks and emergency social resources. Along this line, many innovations and technologies have been invented for making vehicles electric, connected, shared and autonomous in the new context of modern intelligent transportation systems.

One of the core ideas to make intelligent transportation systems work effectively is to deploy advanced communication, coordination and many IoT enabling technologies among vehicles, road infrastructure, as well as the cloud in a flexible and integrated environment. By adopting IoT, useful information from vehicles, drivers and vulnerable road users, e.g. pedestrians and cyclists, can be collected, processed and shared in an effective, secure and timely manner, making the overall transportation system more efficient and reliable. At this point, many new vehicular applications have been developed and implemented using the IoT based solution architecture, which heavily leverages novel algorithms, including machine and deep learning methods, loud/edge computing capabilities, and real-time V2X communication technologies.

Examples include, but not limited to:

  • Smart parking system
  • Remote vehicle diagnostic system
  • E-Call system
  • Collision prediction and avoidance system
  • Driving monitoring system (e.g. detecting driver fatigue and awareness)

The WF-IoT 2019 track on Automotive and Transportation System will explore the potential of IoT enabling technologies for real world automotive and transportation applications from both a global and Irish perspective. The session will mainly focus on the following topics:

  • IoT enabled congestion, pollution and emission control
  • IoT based monitoring and safety for vulnerable road users
  • IoT technologies for enhanced driving experience
  • Green transportation and E-Mobility
  • Connected and autonomous vehicles in intelligent transportation

Schedule

11:00-13:00Session 1: Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
Talk 1: Connected Autonomous Vehicles - Enabling the Digital Transformation of IrelandJohn Cormican, Jaguar Land Rover Vehicle Engineering, Shannon, Ireland
Talk 2: Connected and Autonomous Vehicles - Behind the SensorsEdward Jones, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Talk 3: Sensors for Autonomous Vehicles and Automotive Driver Assistance SystemsMike Keaveney, Analog Devices, Limerick, Ireland
Moderated Panel and Audience Discussion
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-16:00Session 2: Sensors and Sensor Systems for Vehicles
Talk 4: In-Cabin Driver Monitoring and Gesture Recognition Enabled by 145GHz RadarKathleen Philips, IMEC, Eindhoven, The Netherland
Talk 5 Optical Sensing and LIDAR for Automotive and IoT ApplicationsNim Cheung, AIphotonics Ltd., Hong Kong
Panel Discussion
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-18:30Session 3: Analytics and Computing for the Automotive Industry
Talk 6: Fog, Robotics, and the Future of the Automotive IndustryFlavio Bonomi, Nebiollo Technologies, Milpitas, CA USA
Talk 7: Connected Vehicles - Analytics and ApplicationsEmanuele Crisostomi, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Panel Discussion, Wrap-up and Summary

Track Co-Chairs

Javier Gozalvez, Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Spain

Javier Gozalvez received an electronics engineering degree from the French Engineering School ENSEIRB (Bordeaux, France), and a PhD in mobile communications from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K. He has been with Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche (UMH), Spain since October 2002, where he is currently an Associate Professor and served as Deputy Vice-Rector for International Relations (2011-2015). He is the Director of the UWICORElaboratory at UMH where he leads research activities in the areas of vehicular networks, device-centric wireless networks, heterogeneous wireless networks, and wireless industrial communications. He received the best research paper award from the Journal of Network and Computer Applications, the young researcher award from UMH, as well as several paper awards at international and national conferences.

He is an elected member to the Board of Governors (2011-2017) of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, and has been elected President of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society for 2016. He is a Distinguished Speaker for the IEEEVehicular Technology Society, and previously served as Distinguished Lecturer (2011-2015). He is also the Chair for the IEEE Connected Vehicles Initiative funded by VTS. He currently serves as Mobile Radio Senior Editor of IEEEVehicular Technology Magazine and on the Editorial Board of the Computer Networks journal. He was previously Associate Editor of the IEEE Communications Letters. He was the General Co-Chair for the IEEE VTC-Spring 2015 conference in Glasgow (UK), and General Co-Chair of the ACM VANET 2013, ACM VANET 2012, URSI's national conference in 2012, and 3rd ISWCS 2006. He also was TPC Co-Chair for 2011 IEEE VTC-Fall and 2009 IEEE VTC-Spring. He was the founder and General Co-Chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Vehicular communications (WiVeC) in its 2007, 2008, and 2010 editions.

Mingming Liu, IBM Ireland Lab - Innovation Exchange

Dr. Mingming Liu is a data scientist within Innovation Exchange, IBM Ireland. He has many years of experience in machine learning, data science, centralized & distributed control and optimization theories with strong links to electric, hybrid vehicles and IoT in the context of smart grids, intelligent transportation systems and smart cities. Prior to IBM, he was employed as a postdoctoral researcher then a senior postdoctoral researcher with the control and decision science research group at University College Dublin, Ireland, where he spent almost three years working on both EU and SFI funded projects, including Green Transportation and Networks (SFI) and Enable-S3 (H2020). He is currently involved in several EU H2020 funded projects at IBM, and his works mainly focus on leveraging the state-of-the-art machine learning, deep learning techniques, as well as advanced control & optimization solutions for practical and challenging problems arising in the industry.

Mingming received his B.Eng. degree with first class honours from the Dept. of Electronic Engineering at the National University of Ireland Maynooth in 2011, and then the PhD degree in Applied Mathematics from the Hamilton Institute at the Maynooth university in 2015 with his thesis entitled "Topics in Electromobility and Related Applications". He is an IEEE member and an active reviewer in the fields. He has published over 20 papers to date, including top-tier journals such as "IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid", "IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation System", "IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering", and "Automatica".

Diarmuid McSwiney, Teagasc

Diarmuid leads the Industrial IoT Solutions Group in Analog Devices. Based in the Analog Devices European R&D Centre in Ireland, Diarmuid and his team are responsible for creating and executing ADI's strategy focusing on digitising commercial buildings and infrastructure. Diarmuid started his career in Motorola and Freescale before moving to start-ups developing technology for cellular infrastructure and handset manufacturers. Diarmuid holds an MSc in Electronic Engineering from University College Cork, Ireland.


Track Speakers

Flavio Bonomi

Flavio Bonomi is the founder and the Chief Technology Officer at Nebbiolo Technologies, a startup active in the domain of the Internet of Things, with particular focus on Industrial Automation.

Previously, Flavio was a Cisco Fellow, Vice President, and the Head of the Advanced Architecture and Research Organization at Cisco Systems, in San Jose, California.

At Cisco, Flavio was co-leading the vision and technology direction for Cisco's Internet of Things initiative.

Before joining Cisco in 1999, Flavio Bonomi was at AT&T Bell Labs from 1985 and 1995, with architecture and research responsibilities, mostly relating to the evolution of the ATM technology, and then was Principal Architect at two Silicon Valley startups, ZeitNet and Stratum One.

He received an Electrical Engineering degree from Pavia University in Italy, and the Master's and PhD in Electrical Engineering degrees in 1981 and 1985, respectively, from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Talk Title: Fog Robotics and the Future of the Automotive Industry

The success of the Industrial Internet of Things will be predicated, to a large extent, on the evolution and deployment of a distributed computing, storage and services platform, supporting and enabling multiple vertical applications and use cases. This platform of orchestrated resources will manifest as Cloud, Fog, or Edge, and Endpoint resources.

This modern infrastructure will progressively bridge the Information Technologies (IT) and the Industrial Operational (OT) domains, thus enabling a new breed of applications and services, while securing, managing and consolidating the current deployed base of applications.

In this talk, we will focus on the impact of the Fog, or Edge Computing Paradigm on the Automotive sector, with emphasis on two main perspectives, evolving according to similar architectures: Automotive Robotics Manufacturing, as well as the future internal Automotive Architecture.

We will discuss the critical roles played in this powerful technology evolution by deterministic networking and computing, virtualization, data and application management, and analytics.

Nim Cheung

Dr. Nim Cheung is Managing Director of AIphotonics Limited, a start-up company in Hong Kong Science Park specialized in 3D photography, LIDAR, and artificial intelligence. He was formerly Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), a 600-member R&D organization in the information and communications area established by the Hong Kong SAR Government. Prior to joining ASTRI, Dr. Cheung has held different research and senior management positions at AT&T Bell Labs, Bellcore, and Telcordia Technologies. He is a Telcordia Fellow and a Fellow of IEEE. Dr. Cheung served as the 18th President of the IEEE Communications Society, a global professional organization with 45,000 members in 180 chapters around the world. He was Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Communications Magazine, and was appointed Chairman of the IEEE Fellow Committee in 2012-13.

Dr. Cheung is an Honorary Professor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and has served as Consulting Professor at Stanford University from 2004 to 2009. He was a Council Member of the Hong Kong Research Grants Council from 2009 to 2015, and received the University of Hong Kong Distinguished Alumni Award in 2010. Dr. Cheung obtained his B.Sc. degree from the University of Hong Kong, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the California Institute of Technology.

Talk Title: Optical Sensing and LIDAR for Automobile and IoT Applications

Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) is a remote sensing technique that uses the time or phase of an optical pulse to measure the range and/or velocity of an object. The difference in return time and phase of the optical pulses can then be used to construct the digital 3D representation of the scanned object. LIDAR is increasingly used in creating the "digital twin" of an object and found widespread applications in autonomous vehicles and Internet of Things. This talk provides a survey of the principles of different light sensing techniques, as well as major scanning and detection mechanisms used by present day commercial LIDARs. Examples of leading brands of LIDARs used in autonomous vehicles and IoT applications, and how the collected point clouds are used to create 3D models and digital twins will be discussed.

John Cormican

John Cormican is the General Manager of Jaguar Land Rover Ireland Vehicle Engineering, which he co-founded in May 2017. Based in Shannon, John and his team play an important role in realising the company's vision for Autonomous, Connected, Electrified vehicles and Shared Mobility services. Having started his career as a Software Engineer in Piercom and Tellabs, John moved to Intel where he held a number of roles over a 15 year period. Prior to his role with Jaguar Land Rover, John was a Senior Business Development Manager at Intel for over ten years and was responsible for automotive business development strategy in EMEA. John is a graduate of University of Limerick and obtained a BSc in Applied Mathematics and Computer Engineering.

Talk Title: Connected Autonomous Vehicles - Enabling the Digital Transformation of Ireland

Development Strategy for Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAV):

  • Discussion around strategy to drive the digital transformation of Ireland through Connect Autonomous Vehicles and how this relates to global test-bed infrastructure projects, leveraging a thriving technology eco-system in the Ireland mid-west region. Ireland is already a world leader in software development, data centre infrastructure and communications infrastructure development. A CAV test-bed would enable and dramatically grow all these key industries in Ireland, it just happens to be that automotive is the trigger point to make this happen.
  • This is the strategic intent of CAV Ireland, not about any one individual company or industry but a wider tech-industry initiative that demonstrates Ireland as a world leader in this area. Other key players include Cisco, General Motors, Analog Devices, IBM, Arup, Connect, Lero and others.
  • Includes a discussion around regulation and legislation (or licences) to allow for autonomous vehicles on public road networks, with the right safety procedures in place. This is a global trend as the entire automotive industry moves in this direction. The presentation talks about a reduced series of specific roads in Limerick/Galway/Clare as a starting point which can scale nationally.
  • The longer term vision is the development of a purpose built CAV proving ground (as part of a global collaborative network) where all invested tech companies, research bodies and universities/colleges can share in the opportunity to innovate for their relevant sector (e.g. data centre, communications/networking, education/research, software development, automotive, etc). The strategy is to align with other global test-bed projects (for example in Florida, Singapore and Hungary).

Emanuele Crisostomi

Emanuele Crisostomi received the B.Sc. degree in computer science engineering, the M.Sc. degree in automatic control, and the Ph.D. degree in automatics, robotics, and bioengineering from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 2002, 2005, and 2009, respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor of Electrotechnics at the Department of Energy, Systems, Territory, and Constructions Engineering, University of Pisa. He has authored more than 80 papers published on international journals and conference proceedings, and he is the author of the recent book on connected cars and plug-in vehicles "Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle Networks: Optimization and Control, CRC Press, 2017". He is currently completing an edited volume on Analytics for the Sharing Economy that will be published by Springer in 2019. His research interests include control and optimization of large-scale systems, with applications to smart grids and green mobility networks.

Talk Title: Connected Vehicles: Analytics and Applications

The ability of connected vehicles to exchange relevant information is attracting a valuable interest from many industrial and academic researchers to enable an increasing number of applications of interest for the transportation community, some of which are still in their nascent stage. In this talk we shall review a number of applications that involve both conventional and new types of plug-in vehicles; also, we shall review applications that may affect and influence the behaviour of vehicles both when they are driving and when they are parked. Such applications include cooperative positioning algorithms, and switching between different driving modes to meet environmental power generation constraints.

In this context, it is interesting to notice that many traffic-related applications have been recently conveniently designed and formulated as optimization problems. The challenging aspects of such optimization problems is that they should be conveniently solved in a distributed fashion, with little communication requirements, and taking into account the limited actuation capabilities of the vehicles. In addition, the obtained solutions should be fair, within the population of drivers who have their own preferences and constraints. Recent advances in the development of distributed algorithms that have the previous properties will be presented and discussed.

Edward Jones

Edward Jones is a Senior Lecturer in Electrical & Electronic Engineering at National University of Ireland, Galway, where he also served as Vice-Dean of the College of Engineering & Informatics from 2010-2016. He has a number of years of experience in senior R&D positions in industry, with both multinational and start-up companies. He has also been a visiting researcher at Columbia University, USA, and the University of New South Wales, Australia. His research interests are in the development and application of signal processing and related techniques in the fields of connected and autonomous vehicles, and biomedical engineering. He is a researcher in Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, and co-directs the Connaught Automotive Research (CAR) Group at NUI Galway.

Talk Title: Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: Behind the Sensors

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) are attracting much interest and development, driven by technological, societal and regulatory change, new business models, and ubiquitous connectivity. This is influencing personal mobility through e.g. passenger vehicles, as well as other markets such as industrial automation and logistics. A critical component in the development of CAV technology is the need for such systems to accurately sense and understand their environments. This requires a range of sensors that provide large quantities of data and associated complex algorithms, often implemented using embedded software, to extract useful information from these data for use by the vehicle to drive its actions. For example, an autonomous or semi-autonomous car must examine its environment to detect other vehicles, infrastructure and vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists, and uses this information to take action to e.g. avoid a pedestrian. While many advances have been made in sensors, signal processing and machine learning, challenges remain to be solved. Technological challenges include ensuring perception is robust in difficult conditions such as inclement weather and complex road environments, while societal challenges include the need to support reliability and transparency to foster trust and acceptance of the technology. This presentation will examine some of the issues involved, how signal processing and related technology is contributing to addressing some of these concerns, and what technical challenges remain.

Mike Keaveney

Mike Keaveney is the Technology Director for the Autonomous Transport & Safety Business Unit at Analog Devices Inc. (ADI), based in Limerick, Ireland. He is also an Analog Devices Fellow.

In his role as technology director, he has responsibility for technology roadmap and product architecture definition for ADI's solutions for autonomous transport and automotive driver assistance systems (ADAS). This includes Radar, Lidar and IMU sensor technology, sensor fusion and machine learning strategy for the Business Unit.

Prior to this, Mike was an Engineering Director at Analog Devices and led an engineering team that developed RF & Microwave integrated circuits for cellular communications infrastructure equipment as well as radars for industrial and automotive applications. He has numerous IEEE and IET publications, holds 19 U.S. patents, has served on the RF Technical Program Committee of the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) from 2009 to 2014 and is currently serving on TPC for the European Solid States Circuits conference (ESSCIRC).

Mike Keaveney received the B.E. degree in electrical engineering from University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, Ireland, in 1986, and the M.Eng. Degree in computer systems from the University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland, in 1992.

Kathleen Philips

Dr. Kathleen Philips is a director at imec, The Netherlands, leading R&D programs on next-generation IoT technologies for Cognitive Sensing. The research includes roadmaps on state-of-the-art IC design for RF-sensing and radar, as well as design of new electro-chemical sensors for environmental monitoring, all the way to analytics, AI and neuromorphic chip design. She is responsible for the roadmap definition, the multi-site and multi-region implementation, as well as the business aspects of the Cognitive Sensing R&D programs.

Kathleen has joined imec in 2007 and has held positions as director IoT, program director for Perceptive Systems, program manager for ULP Wireless and as a principal scientist. Before that time, she was a research scientist at the Philips Research Labs for over 12 years. She holds a Ph. D in electrical engineering, has authored and co-authored over 80 papers and holds various patents.

Talk Title: In-Cabin Driver Monitoring and Gesture Recognition Enabled by 145GHz Radar

Next-generation driver assistance needs new technologies to support driver alertness, or driver monitoring. The driver monitoring system checks the driver's level of vigilance via non-contact sensing. In this slot, we present the latest R&D on radar technology for in-cabin driver monitoring. The radar is used for non-contact and through-clothing detection of micro-skin movements like respiration, heart rate and heart rate variability. Additional use cases include detection of a baby-left-behind, or gesture recognition for non-contact dashboard control is presented.

It is a first-of-a-kind radar chip operating in the 145GHz unlicensed band, and supporting a bandwidth up to 10GHz. This results in an ultra-fine range resolution of 1.5cm, in combination with an unprecedented doppler resolution. The radar has an integrated antenna on the 28nm CMOS chip, relaxing the complexity of mm-wave product design, and, when integrated into a MIMO constellation, the total solution can be as small as a couple of square centimeters. In this talk, we will present the chip and algorithms in more detail and show results for non-contact vital signs detection and gesture recognition

The chip dissipates 500mW in continuous mode, with the option of a low-power, duty-cycled FM transmission mode (for close ranges) enabled via fast powering built into the transceiver.

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Room: Jonathan Swift

Track Description

A Smart City is a complex system, of interwoven ecosystems. Each ecosystem in a true smart city has an inter-dependency on other ecosystems, be it smart energy, traffic management, smart buildings, and so on, data and services need to be shared to make the citizen experience smooth and efficient, requiring a cross industry collaborative approach. At its core is the need to balance available resources and manage their best use in providing value for citizens, industry and commercial entities, institutions, government and other stakeholders. Furthermore, Smart Cities are people-centred ecosystems, striving for improvements in the quality of life of its inhabitants, their social well-being and stimulating local economies.

Economics and regulatory aspects are playing a major role in fostering the adoption and deployment of Technology. They are a key ingredient in the decision making that translates potential into reality.

Technology advances are continuously contributing to this system. In the background, the Internet of Things (IoT) is proving that data gathering, the sensing of processes, infrastructure, and city management is a basis for improvement and innovation. New IoT capabilities are enabling real-time monitoring of conditions and the performance of city functions, which are driving subsequent analyses. This leads to greater awareness of the state of a city, resulting in a cycle of better planning and the execution of actions that can steer its evolution, improving the use of resources and the well-being of its citizens.

This WF-IoT 2019 track on Smart Cities will explore both a global and Ireland-wide view of:

  • the current status of technology;
  • services and trends;
  • people-centred vision, strategies and case studies;
  • the role of open standards in the development of integrated & federated ecosystems.

Our aim is to provide an open platform, where global smart city leaders from government, technology, academia, and business can share their expertise and interact with the audience to discuss the future we wish to chart, and the paths forward, taking into account the many alternatives unlocked by the Internet of Things.

We will be highlighting within the Smart City vertical track a People-Centric Approach to Smart Cities as an underlying theme to all the sessions, bringing together international expert speakers from:

Canada - Denmark - France - Germany - Greece - Hong Kong - India - Ireland - Italy - Morocco - Switzerland - UK - USA

The sessions will be split into 3 days with 9 sessions, as follows:

Tuesday, 16 April 2019:
  • Technology and Services

Wednesday, 17 April 2019:

  • Goals, Vision and People
  • All Ireland

    Dedicated to insight and open discussion on Smart City strategies, research and projects for the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland (UK).

Thursday, 18 April 2019:

  • Trends
  • Concluding Panel Discussion

    A global discussion on Smart Cities and IoT, led by Adam Drobot (Co-Chair of the IEEE World Forum on IoT, Limerick 2019).

These sessions will be of interest to those involved in designing, building or deploying smart city solutions, from academic research, solution providers, suppliers, cities and government, where efficient service delivery, ease of doing business, quality of life and citizen engagement is critical to success.


Schedule

Tuesday, 16 April 2019
11:00-13:00Session 1: Technology & Services I
Session ChairRebecca Hammons, Center for Information and Communications Sciences, Ball State University (USA)
Talk 1Kishor Narang, Mentor & Principal Design Architect, Narnix Technolabs (India)
Talk 2: Privacy Challenges in Smart-Cities: Practical Approaches to Manage Ubiquitous Computer Vision in the CloudPeter Corcoran, Professor of Electrical Engineering, NUI Galway (Ireland)
Talk 3: Data Exchange & Data Layer Standardization for Smart CitiesSubramanian Chidambaram, Cloud & ML Architect, Intel Corporation (USA)
Panel Discussion
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-16:00Session 2: Technology & Services II
Session ChairJoann O'Brien, VP, Ecosystems & Labs, TM Forum (UK)
Talk 4Christian Maitre, Director of the Global Operations Transformation, Orange Group (France)
Talk 5: City as a Data PlatformMichael Mulquin, President, Smart Cities Association (UK)
Talk 6: A Minimal Common Ground: Towards Technical Underpinnings of a Global Market for Smart Cities and CommunitiesMartin Brynskov, Chair, OASC - Open & Agile Smart Cities (Denmark)
Panel Discussion
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-18:30Session 3: Technology & Services III
Session ChairJoel Myers, CEO, DOMILA (Ireland)
Talk 7: Smart Cities: IoT & the Digital RevolutionFrancesco Mazzola, CEO, T.net Italia (Italy)
Talk 8Eric Woods, Research Director, Navigant (USA)
Talk 9: Multi-Service Networks for Smart CitiesArik Elberse, Global Director & Industry Principal for IoT Smart Cities & Buildings, Cisco (Ireland)
Talk 10: Collaborative Approach to Choosing from the Open Standards MenuLindsay Frost, Board Member of ETSI and Chief Standardization Engineer, NEC (Germany)
Panel Discussion, Wrap-up and Summary
Wednesday, 17 April 2019
11:00-13:00Session 4: Goals, Vision and People
Session ChairJoel Myers, CEO, DOMILA (Ireland)
Talk 1Konstantinos Champidis, Chief Digital Officer, City of Athens (Greece)
Talk 2Aawatif Hayar, Chair, Casablanca IEEE Core Smart City (Morocco)
Talk 3: Sharing and Selling Information Between Different Silos: The NGSI-LD APILindsay Frost, Board Member of ETSI and Chief Standardization Engingeer, NEC (Germany)
Panel Discussion
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-16:00Session 5: All Ireland I
Session ChairMihai Bilauca, Head of Digital Strategy & EU Programmes, Limerick City & County Council (Ireland)
Talk 4: The All-Ireland Smart Cities ForumBrian Donnellan, Chairperson, All Ireland Smart Cities Forum (Ireland)
Talk 5Alfie Jones, Head of Information Systems, Galway City Council (Ireland)
Talk 6Naomh McElhatton, Founder, SMART Global (NI, UK)
Panel Discussion
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-18:30Session 6: All Ireland II
Session ChairJoann O'Brien, VP, Ecosystems & Labs, TM Forum (UK)
Talk 7: Building a Smarter City in CorkRuth Buckley, Deputy Chief Executive, Cork City Council (Ireland)
Talk 8Stephen Kinsella, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Limerick (Ireland)
Talk 9: Tackling Dublin's Urban ChallengesAlan Murphy, Lead, Smart Dublin (Ireland)
Talk 10: InterTradeIreland: Assisting with Trade and Innovation Across the Island and Seeking Opportunities for New Cross Border CollaborationGrainne Lennon, International Funding and Collaborations Broker, InterTradeIreland (UK/Ireland)
Panel Discussion, Wrap-up and Summary
Thursday, 18 April 2019
11:00-13:00Session 7: Trends I
Session ChairRebecca Hammons, Center for Information and Communications Sciences, Ball State University (USA)
Talk 1: Context Broker TechnologyErnoe Kovacs, Head of IoT Research, NEC Europe (Germany)
Talk 2: CDX: A Smart City Data Exchange PlatformSidhartha Mohanty, Director of Technology Office, Intel Corporation (USA)
Talk 3Simon Wood, GM of Sales for IoT, BT (UK)
Panel Discussion
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-16:00Session 8: Trends II
Session ChairJoel Myers, CEO, DOMILA (Ireland)
Talk 4: Efficient Task Allocation for Resource Management in IoT: Objects Cooperation from Mobile CrowdSensing to Smart BuildingsVirginia Piloni, Assistant Professor, University of Cagliari (Italy)
Talk 5Sébastien Ziegler, President, IoT Forum (Switzerland)
Talk 6Thomas Hermsdorfer, CEO, SET Technologies (Germany)
Panel Discussion
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-18:30Session 9: Concluding Panel Discussion
Panel LeaderAdam Drobot, Chairman of the Board, OpenWorkTech (USA)
Panelist 1Mingming Liu, IBM Ireland Lab - Innovation Exchange, IBM (Ireland)
Panelist 2Thomas Hermsdorfer, CEO, SET Technologies (Germany)
Panelist 3Yu-Hsing Wang, Professor (Associate Head), Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (Hong Kong)
Panelist 4Dirk Pesch, Professor, University College Cork (Ireland)
Panelist 5Jeffrey Voas, Computer Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology (USA)
Panelist 6Fawzi Behmann, Chairman, IEEE Communications & Signal Processing (USA)
Panelist 7Ernoe Kovacs, Head of IoT Research, NEC Europe (Germany)
Panelist 8Kishor Narang, Mentor & Principal Design Architect, Narnix Technolabs (India)

Track Co-Chairs

Mihai Bilauca, Limerick City & County Council

Dr. Mihai Bilauca is leading the development and implementation of Limerick's Digital Strategy which aims to lay the foundation for a Smart Limerick City Region. As a result of this strategic approach Limerick has become the first Lighthouse Smart City in Ireland. Having worked for Limerick for overs 17 years Mihai is now heading the Digital Strategy and EU Programmes departments in Limerick City & County Council. Mihai worked in various roles in the ICT Management for UPC Romania, and for Limerick City Council in senior roles or heading the ICT, Change Management (organisational transformation) or Customer Services departments. Mihai is involved in standardization work for Smart Cities & Communities with international standardization organisations (ISO, CEN/CENELEC, ETSI).

In his spare time Mihai continues his academic research in smart cities, mathematical programming and optimization modelling methods and publishes in ACM and other leading computing science journals and conferences. Mihai received a Master of Science (M.Sc.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from University of Limerick, Ireland and the software engineering degree from "Stefan cel Mare" University of Suceava, Romania.

Rebecca Lee Hammons, Ball State University

Dr. Rebecca Hammons is an associate professor in the Center for Information and Communication Sciences at Ball State University. She has extensive technology industry experience in establishing and leading software quality assurance, product development lifecycle services, and project management teams. Strengths include technical leadership, process improvement and automation, predictive analytics for software, and strategic planning.

Dr. Hammons has worked for Ontario Systems, Apple, Raytheon, Tivoli Systems and Wang, in addition to several niche software firms. She is a Certified Quality Manager and Certified Software Quality Engineer with the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and a Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Product Owner with Scrum Alliance. Dr. Hammons received her Ed.D. and M.A. from Ball State University and her B.A. from Michigan State University.

Her dissertation research was in self-directed learning for software quality practitioners. Current technology industry research interests include Slow Tech, Burnout Theory, Internet of Things/Smart Cities, and Gold-Collar Workers. Dr. Hammons thrives on leading organizational change initiatives and coaching individuals and teams to reach their full potential.

Joel Myers, DOMILA Limited (Dublin, Ireland)

Vice Chair of the IEEE Internet of Things (IoT) Consortium Smart Cities Working Group

Leading technologist specializing in the creation and development of innovation technology solutions in the communications and management of services in Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and since 2015 in Business Networking.

Over the past 30 years, he has worked with museums and archaeological worldwide, including the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Pompei in Italy, the Courtauld Institute in London, and The Frick Museum and Metropolitan Museum in New York. His projects in cultural heritage and tourism have covered solutions in digital photo-archiving, reconstructions of sites using 3D virtual reality, augmented reality, and audio-visual mobile applications. In 2008, Joel Myers led a team of developers in partnership with Google Inc. (Mountainview, California) and the Universities of Virginia and UCLA in the creation of Google Earth's first historical city layer, ancient Rome, launched with Michael Jones (CTO, Google Inc. in 2008) under the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism and hosted by On. Gianni Alemanno, the Mayor of the Municipality of Rome in 2008.

His company, HoozAround Corp. is currently commercialising a mobile application called HoozAroundTM. This App offers very close-proximity networking for users to carry out business and social networking based on profile matching needs or interests in real-time, indoors and outdoors. Its aim is to bring people together that would otherwise never meet, face-to-face, in order to create new and more efficient opportunities to grow personally, socially as a city-wide community and in developing business. The app was successfully piloted at the IFA Berlin consumer electronics trade fair in 2017 and at the IEEE World Forum on IoT in February 2018 (Singapore).

Over the past few years Joel Myers has been focusing on the redefinition of the "Internet of People" exploring the goals of the smart city industry movement juxtaposed with the need for humanity to remain connected as physical people on the following 3 themes:

  1. real face-to-face connectivity: people are a city's most important resource and by bringing them together in a more efficient and cohesive way, a city will grow exponentially, both socially and economically; physical connectivity also fights the growing issues of social isolation that are becoming more and more present in today's cities, by helping people to meet face-to-face we move away from virtual communities when smaller distances permit it, and create real relationships within cities that offer sharing and giving back social themes, resulting in a happier population;
  2. the social consequences of increased virtualisation and automation; and
  3. the impact of automation on employment and the economy.

Under HoozAround Corp., Joel Myers has also started working together on a new concept in social credits for Smart Cities that provides awards without the possibility of negative ratings, called HooziesTM. Awards given when people meet face-to-face and carry out positive social actions. The aim is to develop a happier city through technology that promotes human interaction, relationship-building, sharing and giving back to the community, on a local, national, and international level.

The work carried out by Joel Myers has been published in international newspapers and journals such as the BBC, New York Times, Hong Times, the Hindu Times, Wired, and Forbes Magazine.

Joann O'Brien, Vice President, Ecosystems & Labs of TM Forum

Joann is a transformative technology leader who recognized early the role of APIs and automation in achieving a true digital strategy. Joann has led the TM Forum's Open API initiative from concept to global success as an enabler to the zero integration economy. Joann has significant experience leading complex large scale transformation programs for a number of global organizations. She has a mixture of technical and management background, enjoying both equally, she has a BS in Information Technology majoring in Telecommunications from Dublin City University and MBA from Open University.


Track Speakers

Fawzi Behmann, President, TelNet Management Consulting, Inc.

Vice-Chair, IEEE NA Communications Society

Fawzi is a visionary, thought leader, author, and entrepreneur in technology positioning, advancing the adoption of technology in serving key markets.

Fawzi spent over 35 years in the industry and held various executive and leadership positions with Tier 1 companies in the areas of communications and networks spanning service provider, equipment vendor, and semiconductor in US and Canada. Core competencies include strategic planning, Telecom Network Management based on ITU TMN, multiservice edge product release, and strategic marketing for SoC Multi-core-Multi-engine product roadmap.

Being passionate about technology & automation, Fawzi founded TelNet Management Consulting Inc. in 2009 offering professional services in the areas of technology trends, IoT/AI/5G technology positioning, and smart networking solutions development for key markets such as healthcare, mobility, energy, public safety and smart cities.

Fawzi has been a keynote & distinguished speaker, at several domestic and international conferences. He has several publications including a recent book on "Collaborative Internet of Things for Future Smart Connected Life and Business " published by Wiley.

Fawzi has organized several domestic and international conferences and summits. The most recent GreenTech international conference of Smart City.

Fawzi is currently the vice-chair of IEEE ComSoc for NA, chair of IEEE Central Texas and Region 5 Conference Committee chair. He received several awards form Indsutry and IEEE. Most recently is 2017 IEEE Communications Society Chapter of the Year award and 2018 IEEE USA Regional Leadership Award.

Fawzi holds a Bachelor of Science with honors and distinction from Concordia University, Montreal; Masters in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, Ontario and Executive MBA from Queen's University, Ontario Canada.

Martin Brynskov

Martin Brynskov is chair of the global Open & Agile Smart Cities initiative (OASC), which encompasses more than 100 cities from 24 countries. OASC is a non-profit association based in Brussels, Belgium, and it aims to develop so-called Minimal Interoperability Mechanisms (MIMs) for cities and communities. Dr Brynskov is vice-chair of the UN ITU-T Focus Group on Data Processing and Management to support IoT and Smart Cities & Communities (FG-DPM) and chair of the Working Group on Use Cases, Requirements and Applications/Services, and Chair of the Danish Standards Committee on Smart Cities and Communities (ISO TC 268 mirror committee). Dr Brynskov is associate professor, PhD, in Interaction Technologies at Aarhus University in Denmark, director of AU Smart Cities and DITCOM, Centre for Digital Transformation of Cities and Communities, founder and co-director of the Digital Living Research Commons, director of the Digital Design Lab, and fellow at the Center for Advanced Visualization and Interaction (CAVI). Dr Brynskov is coordinator of the European IoT Large Scale Pilot on Smart Cities "SynchroniCity", and the European project New Generation Internet of Things "NGIoT". He is a global expert, speaker and advisor on IoT and smart cities with a human-centric focus.

Talk Title: A Minimal Common Ground: Towards Technical Underpinnings of a Global Market for Smart Cities and Communities

Ruth Buckley

Ruth is currently Deputy Chief Executive and Head of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) and Business Services for Cork City council a large urban local authority in southern Ireland which serves a diverse population of 230,000 people. She has worked in a variety of change management and strategic leadership roles over a 30-year period in both the private and public sector.

Over the last 10 years Ruth has held a number of leadership roles in other organisations including, Vice president of the Major Cities of Europe, Chair of the Heads of Information Systems Liaison group, Director of I Wish and current as a founding member of the Cork Smart Gateway. The gateway is collaboration between Tyndall Research Institute, Nimbus and both Cork local authorities. www.corksmartgateway.ie, Ruth is also a founder member of the Water systems and services innovation centre based in Nimbus.

In 2015 Ruth co-founded the ‘I wish' not for profit organisation with two business women, Caroline O'Driscoll Partner with KPMG and Gillian Keating Partner with RDJ. See www.iwish.ie . This year over 4000 transition year students attended two events (Cork and Dublin) designed to introduce young girls to careers opportunities in Science Technology Engineering Maths (STEM) via an interactive exhibition featuring STEM employers and role models.

Talk Title: Building a Smarter City in Cork

Konstatinos Champidis

Konstatinos Champidis is responsible for the digital transformation of the city of Athens. After a distinguished initial career in engineering within the private sector, he spent two years as a special advisor to the Mayor of Athens, actively participating in the development of "Digital Agenda 2020" for Greece. From October 2014 until today, he has been the Executive Member of the Board of Directors of DAEM. From January 2015 to February 2017, he served as Administrator of the Mayor's "Project Management Tool" and advised him. Then, in February 2017, he became the first Chief Digital Officer of the City of Athens. Konstantinos, released the city's "Digital Roadmap" on January 2018, which includes all the digital initiatives for Athens. He enjoys cycling and listening to classical music. He is married and has a wonderful 6-year old daughter.

Subramanian Chidambaram, Cloud & ML Architect - Intel Corporation

I am a blend of technologist, entrepreneur, product architect and engineering manager, I lead the cloud platform & machine learning architecture group, provide inputs to strategic product planning and manage software vendors and SI's.

Deep domain expertise in creating API based products with innovative business models, building SaaS and big data analytics solution. Experience in taking solutions through privacy, legal & security life cycle milestones.

I actively track technology trends and provide strategic inputs in go-to-market strategies, investment opportunities, channel partner evaluation & structuring the solution terms sheet for partnerships.

I have around 20+ years of experience and pride myself being a hands-on technologist. I do have extensive experience in taking to production many solution offerings and managing the operations in cloud.

My hands-on experience is in building solutions in the technology space include Developing Micro Services for Internet of Things, Identity management for Single Sign-On, License Key Management & DRM for Content Protection, Enterprise Solutions varied Industry verticals.

Talk Title: Data Exchange & Data Layer Standardization for Smart Cities

Peter Cocoran, Professor of Electrical Engineering, National University Ireland Galway

Peter Corcoran is an academic, entrepreneur, industry consultant, expert witness and prolific inventor. He has 30 years experiences as a Professor in Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the National University of Ireland Galway and was elevated to IEEE Fellow in 2010 for contributions to digital camera technology. He has more than 300 published research & technical articles with a Google Scholar h-index of 56. He was a co-founder of FotoNation (www.fotonation.com), now a key business division of Xperi corporation (www.xperi.com) and is a named inventor on more than 250 granted US patents. Currently he is director of the Center for Computational, Cognitive and Connected Imaging (C3I) and heads up a group of 15+ researchers in advanced AI and Computer Vision techniques for embedded systems. He also consults for industry as an expert witness and advisor on Intellectual Property development and strategy.

Brian Donnellan

Prof. Brian Donnellan is Vice-President of Engagement and Innovation in Maynooth University. He is also Professor of Management Information Systems and Academic Director of the Innovation Value Institute (IVI) in that university. He is Co-Principal Investigator in the Irish Software Research Centre (Lero), where he is leading research projects on Smart Cities and Business Model Innovation and is a Funded Investigator in several other Science Foundation Ireland research centres. Having facilitated the formation of the All Ireland Smart Cities Forum, Brian is now its' Chairman. Prior to becoming an academic, he spent 20 years working in the ICT industry where he was responsible for the provision of Engineering Information Systems to support New Product Development. Brian has been guest and associate editor of several leading academic journals and has published widely on IT Innovation.

Adam Drobot

Dr. Adam T. Drobot is a technologist with over forty years of experience in industry, the public sector, and in research. Today his activities include strategic consulting, start-ups, and participation in industry associations and government advisory bodies. He is the Chairman of the Board of OpenTechWorks, Inc. a company specializing in open source software. Previously he was the Managing Director and CTO of 2M Companies in Dallas, TX, from 2010-2012, and President of the Applied Research and Government Business Units at Telcordia Technologies and the company's CTO from 2002 to 2010. Prior to that, Adam managed the Advanced Technology Group at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He also served as the Senior Vice President for Science and Technology as part of his 27 years of service at SAIC from 1975 to 2002.

Adam has been the principal or key participant in the development of several large, scientific and engineering code systems and software for managing the design and production of complex platforms. He has published more than 100 journal articles, and is a frequent contributor to industry literature. He currently holds 26 patents. Adam is a member of Several Corporate Boards, and the FCC Technology Advisory Council. He is on the Board of the Telecommunications Industry Association where he has Chaired the TIA Technology Committee. He is the 2007 recipient of IEEE's Managerial Excellence Award. For the IEEE he has Chaired IEEE Employee Benefits and Compensation Committee, the IEEE Awards Recognition Council, served as a member of the IEEE Awards Board. During 2017 and 2018 he chaired the IEEE IoT Activities Board that oversees the multi-society IEEE IoT Initiative. He holds a BS in Engineering Physics from Cornell University and a PhD. in Plasma Physics from the University of Texas.

Arik Elberse, Global Director, Industry Principal for IoT Smart Cities Solutions, Cisco Systems (Ireland)

Arik Elberse is the Global Director and Industry Principal for Cisco's IoT Smart Cities Solutions. He is responsible for leading end-to-end, innovative and flexible Smart Cities and Connected Roadways solutions, by leveraging Cisco's market leading Intent-Based Networking, IoT Networking and the Cisco Kinetic for Cities platform, as well as a broad selection of eco-system partners.

Arik's previous Cisco responsibilities have included Director of Collaboration Systems and Solutions Engineering and Architecture and Director of Product Management for Video and Desktop Unified Communications. He has 25+ years' experience in ICT and prior to joining Cisco in early 2007 held a variety of senior positions, incl. CTO for Contact Center and Multimedia Applications with Nortel (now Avaya).

Talk Title: Multi-Service Networks for Smart Cities

Lindsay Frost, Chief Standardisation Engineer at NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH

Lindsay Frost is Chief Standardisation Engineer at NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH, chairman of the ETSI ISG CIM group for Context Information Management, Board member of ETSI, and ETSI delegate to the Sector Forum for Smart and Sustainable Cities and Communities as well as delegate to a sub-group of the Digitizing European Industry activity. His previous roles included board member of HGI, co-chairman of HGI Smart Home group, Chair of ETSI TISPAN WG5 Home Networks, Chair of WFA Mobile Convergence group. Lindsay Frost has a Ph.D in experimental physics, a strong interest in medical engineering and a passion for promoting better use of standards for Smart Cities and communities.

Aawatif Hayar

Prof. Aawatif Hayar is the Chair of the Casablanca IEEE Core Smart City project. As a Professor at University Hassan II Casablanca Morocco, she is currently leading GreenTIC-ENSEM, and is the co-founder of E-Madina, a smart city cluster effort. She was selected in 2015 by the African Innovation Foundation as one of the Top-10 innovative African women. She is currently leading R&D projects in smart cities fields with the City of Casablanca, CNRST, Lydec, GIZ and HBS Foundation.

Thomas Hermsdorfer

Thomas Hermsdorfer is Founder and CEO of SET Technology GmbH. He founded SET in 2007 and graduated in Business Administration. Thomas has had a long-standing career in business consulting, strategy development and technology consulting.

For 15 years, he served as a congressman for the Free State of Saxony and was involved in the State's technology strategy and infrastructure. He led the parliamentary committee for Science, Universities, Media and Art over a period of several years. As such, he was they core university liaison and responsible for science policy. Both fields are regulated on a state level in Germany.

As a member of the Committee for Economic Affairs and Labor a key focus was on the creation of new economic reality in Saxony, one of the new German federal states after reunification. During Thomas's political service, new business incubators were successfully established in Saxony as a link between R&D and the regional economy.

Starting in 1998, Thomas has established deep business relations with organizations at a number of key economic locations in the U.S. Together with the Economic Development Organization of Saxony, he created networks for market expansion, especially SMEs between 1998 and 2007. In collaboration with various Fraunhofer Institutes, Thomas has worked on several international programs in the U.S. and China. Fraunhofer Society is Europe's largest application-oriented research organization.

Alfie Jones, Head of Information Systems, Galway City Council

Alfie Jones has 25 years of ICT experience, working in the sectors of Retail, Financial Services, e-commerce, logistics, HealthCare and Local Government.

Stephen Kinsella

Stephen is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Limerick, Ireland and Senior Fellow at the Melbourne School of Government, University of Melbourne, Australia. Stephen is an award-winning weekly columnist for the Sunday Business Post. Stephen's research uses national accounting data to make better models, the economics of small open economies like Ireland under austerity.

Ernoe Kovacs

Head of IoT research at the NEC Laboratories Europe, Heidelberg, Germany. Working on advancing the Internet-of-Things into a programmable cloud-edge platform, adding moving objects like cars or drones, and creating new solutions for the Smart Cities of the Future. We are involved in public and private funded cooperative R&D projects in Europe as well as NEC-internal projects. We participate in IoT large scale pilots, for example for autonomous driving cars as well as for building reference zones for Smart Cities in Europe.

Talk Title: Context Broker Technology

Gráinne Lennon

Gráinne Lennon works a collaborations broker with InterTradeIreland. Her responsibilities include running the Horizon 2020 north/south support programme, secretariat for the US-Ireland R&D partnership and exploring new opportunities for all island collaboration/clusters that will result in mutual economic benefit for Ireland and Northern Ireland. Prior to this, she managed InterTradeIreland's Funding for Growth programme, which aims to assist companies become investor and funding ready. Gráinne has a wide range of experience gained from working in an executive capacity with a number of SME's across the island. Her skills stretch from business planning to raising finance and financial control. She has worked with early stage/start up businesses and more established ventures. Gráinne is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Mingming Liu

Dr. Mingming Liu is a data scientist within Innovation ExcMingming Liuhange, IBM Ireland. He has many years of experience in machine learning, data science, centralized & distributed control and optimization theories with strong links to electric, hybrid vehicles and IoT in the context of smart grids, intelligent transportation systems and smart cities. Prior to IBM, he was employed as a postdoctoral researcher then a senior postdoctoral researcher with the control and decision science research group at University College Dublin, Ireland, where he spent almost three years working on both EU and SFI funded projects, including Green Transportation and Networks (SFI) and Enable-S3 (H2020). He is currently involved in several EU H2020 funded projects at IBM, and his works mainly focus on leveraging the state-of-the-art machine learning, deep learning techniques, as well as advanced control & optimization solutions for practical and challenging problems arising in the industry.

Mingming received his B.Eng. degree with first class honours from the Dept. of Electronic Engineering at the National University of Ireland Maynooth in 2011, and then the PhD degree in Applied Mathematics from the Hamilton Institute at the Maynooth university in 2015 with his thesis entitled "Topics in Electromobility and Related Applications". He is an IEEE member and an active reviewer in the fields. He has published over 20 papers to date, including top-tier journals such as "IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid", "IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation System", "IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering", and "Automatica".

Christian Maitre

Christian graduated as a Computing & Telecom Engineer, and in the early 90s started working for a software company (Steria) to develop standard of interconnectivity between banks and large accounts. He moved to London to build the international projects for Young & Rubicam, a well-known Advertising company, and then onto New York at the WWHQ to develop the first corporate Intranet. Back in France we took the position as CIO of the Young & Rubicam group. Following this he became CIO for IBM software group/Lotus France, developing lots of new concepts with the rise of Internet.

In 2000 Christian joined a small French internet company as deputy general manager in charge of Operations, reshaping all their operations and supporting new innovation for business (one of the main multimedia service providers in France). The company was acquired by Orange in 2006, and he became VP for Operations for Orange Business Services (the enterprise branch of Orange). He then spent 7 years in the Orange group as Deputy CIO in charge of IT modernisation for the whole group. Now he is Director of the Global Operations Transformation for countries in the Orange group, working on new digital paradigms for network, service platform and IT contexts.

Christian is an expert in Smart Cities, with many awarded catalyst projects that standardise a city's digital journey.

Francesco Mazzola, CEO at T.net Italia Spa

Francesco Mazzola graduated in Electronic Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano in Italy and attended several postgraduate degree programs. He has performed his first experience as an expert in multidisciplinary engineering at Snamprogetti (ENI) of San Donato Milanese and then at Agip Petroli of the same group. CEO and CIO of T.net Italia since 2002 he has leaded T.net, a private held company, into ambitious projects, such as the Oncology Network of Eastern Sicily, whose project received in 2008 in Cernobbio (Italy) the award as an Excellence in Health Digital Information Systems while in 2014, an advanced Hybrid Cloud Project became an Emear Case Study of Cisco Systems. Since 2007 he has been working on cognitive computing, machine learning (Electronic Health Record in the Oncology Clinic, Pollution Air Modeling, Farming) and Software Defined Network development.

In 2015 he started the IOT Business Unit of T.net Italia and he is actually involved in building the Middleware Infrastructure and developing the Software Defined Radio to let IOT Sensors talking efficiently to ITS in Smart Road and Smart City context optimizing V2X Communications. He's also Tech Leader with the University of Catania (IT) in a Smart Farm (Precision Lifestock Farming) Internet of Things Solution and Application named "CowTech".

Keynoter in several Events, he is also Senior Member at IEEE and Leads the IEEE Architecture Committee of the Smart Cities Working Group in the IEEE IOT Consortium.

Talk Title: Smart Cities: IoT & the Digital Revolution

Naomh McElhatton, Founder of SMART Global (Ireland)

Highlighted as one of Northern Irelands most energetic entrepreneurs, Naomh has over fifteen years' experience working in the digital and creative industries sector. As Founder of SMART Global, she has created a bespoke series of events, digital transformation think-tanks and a platform for a diverse mix of industry sectors to network together to share their learnings and experiences.With a keen interest in Immersive Tech Naomh and her team have had great success working and supporting the Retail and Hospitality space. They also work with the Education, Recruitment, Government, Construction, Engineering and Manufacturing sectors and have formed strong relationships in the Healthcare sector, with a new AI product launching in 2019.

As a specialist in Digital Education Naomh works with organisations to identify unmet needs, define goals, create opportunities and pinpoint challenges throughout a company's digital transformation journey.

Naomh is a well-known guest speaker, mentor and events host, she was honoured to host the inaugural "Women in Tech" Conference in Northern Ireland. She is also the Curator of the She Said Club, an Associate Lecturer at Ulster University, a STEM Ambassador, board member of the Digital Catapult and is an official TEDx Speaker.

Sidhartha Mohanty, Director, Technology Office at Intel Corporation

I am a Results-Driven Senior-Level Executive with 20+ years of broad-based experience in technology. I have considerable experience developing and leading multi-million dollar businesses. I have expertise establishing and managing high performance teams, developing technical leaders, defining and investing in new technological areas of growth, establishing a new site, managing and growing the site. As a business executive, I have extensive experience in people and site management, identifying technology trends, managing research engagements, product definition and product marketing, strategic marketing, customer marketing, business development, project and resource planning, change management, strategic product planning, customer support and sales management.

I love working with customers and have been successful in penetrating key accounts worldwide. I have strong business skills gained through extensive interactions with customers worldwide. I have managed key customer accounts in North America, Europe, and APAC.

I have set up a complete site in India from scratch and have grown it to be a high-performance site that delivered world class solutions to customers around the world. I am able to work successfully across cross-functional teams located around the world. I have extensive experience delivering key solutions to major OEMs globally. I have been a consistent peak performer with strong relationship management for building and developing teams that deliver high quality results with less.

Talk Title:CDX: A Smart City Data Exchange Platform

Alan Murphy

Alan leads the Smart Dublin team which uses emerging technology to provide better public services in areas such as Mobility, Environment, Energy Efficiency, etc. He has extensive experience in developing new business models and delivering technology projects in the Energy, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Humanitarian sectors. He was the Design Authority on the Irish Smart Metering programme which sparked his interest in Smart Cities. He has previously worked for PwC, IBM and HCL Axon amongst others. Alan's qualifications include a Business Studies Degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Computing from the University of Limerick.

Kishor Narang, Mentor & Principal Design Architect, Narnix Technolabs

Kishor is currently leading the Smart Cities Standardization Globally as "Convener of Reference Architecture Work Group in IEC Systems Committee on Smart Cities" and Project Leader of IEC Standards - IEC TS 63188 ED1 - Smart Cities Reference Architecture Methodology & IEC 63205 ED1 - Smart Cities Reference Architecture; and also, as Co-editor of a few ISO Standards in ISO/IEC JTC1 Committees. At the National level, he is leading the Smart Cities Standardization work in ICT & Electrotechnology domains as the Chairman of LITD 28 - Sectional Committee on Smart Infrastructure at BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards), where the main focus is on Standards development for Unified & Secure ICT Architecture for Smart Cities/ Infrastructure.

Professionally, Kishor is Technology Consultant, Mentor & Design Architect in Electrical, Electronics & ICT with over 40 years of professional experience in education, research, design and consulting. Over 30 years of hardcore Research and Design Development Experience in Solutions, Systems, Products, Hardware, Software & Firmware (Embedded Software) in fields of Industrial, Power, IT, Telecom, Medical, Energy and Environment, and over 10 years of Consultancy Experience to different segments of business & industry. He has over 200 Research & Design Mentees in the Electronics, ICT & STI Ecosystems. Professionally, he is an Electronics Design Engineer practicing design & development of a wide spectrum of Products, Systems & Solutions as an Independent Design House - NARNIX since 1981.

Dirk Pesch

Dirk Pesch is a Professor in the School of Computer Science and Information Technology at University College Cork in Cork, Ireland. Dirk's research interests focus on architecture, design, algorithms, and performance evaluation of low power, dense and moving wireless/mobile networks and services for Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical System's applications and interoperability issues associated with IoT applications. He has over 25 years research and development experience in both industry and academia and has (co-)authored over 200 scientific articles. He is involved in a number of Irish national collaborative research centres, the CONNECT Centre for Future Networks and the CONFIRM Centre for Smart Manufacturing. He has also been active in many EU funded research projects, having coordinated the FP7 SCUBA and GENiC projects focused on smart building and data centre energy efficiency. Dirk is on the editorial board of Springer's Wireless Networks and the International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks and contributes to international conference organization in his area of expertise. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the ACM. Dirk received a Dipl.Ing. degree from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, and a PhD from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, both in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

Virginia Pilloni

Virginia Pilloni is an Assistant Professor at the University of Cagliari. Her main research interests are focused on Internet of Things and Wireless ad-hoc networks, with particular attention to the improvement of their performance through task allocation. She received her PhD in Electronic and Computer Engineering with Doctor Europaeus mention from the University of Cagliari in 2013. From November 2011 to April 2012 she was a visiting PhD student at the CCSR at the University of Surrey. She was awarded with the Master Degree in Telecommunication Engineering with full marks in 2009 at the University of Cagliari. She has been involved in several national and international research projects, among which DEMANES (EU - 7FP) and QoE-NET (EU - H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014). She is an Editor of Elsevier Computer Networks. She has served as conference chair and program committee member of several international conferences.

Talk Title: Efficient Task Allocation for Resource Management in IoT: Objects Cooperation from Mobile CrowdSensing to Smart Buildings

The Internet of Things (IoT) is characterized by heterogeneous objects that dynamically cooperate and make their resources available, with the aim of achieving a common objective. Thanks to the pervasive spread of smart objects, the IoT is expected to offer amazing improvements in collecting, processing and distributing information. With the aid of context awareness technologies, objects will gain the intelligence to provide information on their status and acquire data from other objects. This entails that devices will implement a certain level of logic to coordinate in the execution of collaborative actions so as to optimize the management of their available resources (e.g. lifetime, storage, processing capabilities) and improve the system reliability.

The objective of this talk is to analyze the opportunities and challenges related to efficient task allocation for optimal resource management in IoT scenarios. The talk will first introduce the technologies that can be used to address the IoT challenges that affect resource management. It will later focus on the main approaches proposed by the literature for the deployment of applications to IoT objects. The talk will discuss how the analyzed approaches address the problem of optimizing different resources, and which constraints are considered in order to satisfy quality requirements. Accordingly, the application of these approaches to some typical IoT scenarios, such as Mobile CrowdSourcing (MCS) and Smart Buildings, will be investigated.

Jeff Voas

Jeffrey Voas is an innovator. He is currently a computer scientist at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Before joining NIST, Voas was an entrepreneur and co-founded Cigital that is now part of Synopsys (Nasdaq: SNPS). He has served as the IEEE Reliability Society President (2003-2005, 2009-2010, 2017-2018), and served as an IEEE Director (2011-2012). Voas co-authored two John Wiley books (Software Assessment: Reliability, Safety, and Testability [1995] and Software Fault Injection: Inoculating Software Against Errors [1998]. Voas received his undergraduate degree in computer engineering from Tulane University (1985), and received his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from the College of William and Mary (1986, 1990 respectively). Voas is a Fellow of the IEEE, member of Eta Kappa Nu, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and member of the Washington Academy of Sciences (WAS).

Simon Wood

Simon is General Manager IoT within BT's Enterprise division. Simon is responsible for building the IoT B2B business, providing specialist sales support to the various channels and developing BT's strategic partner ecosystem for IoT. Simon has spent over 15 years in the telecoms industry in a variety of diverse commercial and leadership roles, before focusing more on digital transformation and monetisation of data. Most recently he led the business turnaround of two leading data providers to the legal profession helping them with agility and the challenge of falling market share to new digital disruptors.

Talk Title: TBA

The future of networks is evolving, as 5G networks and NB-IoT become a real thing, huge opportunities are on the horizon. The momentum around IoT adoption is building, the industry is becoming crowded and the competition is fierce.

Playing to win in this market requires a combination of network, applications, security and IoT solutions. What opportunities are being created from network technology advancements? What new markets will open? And how will partner ecosystems and commercial models develop? In this talk Simon will address all of these burning questions.

Eric Woods, Research director, Navigant

Eric Woods is a research director leading Navigant Research's smart cities and urban innovation services. In this role, he brings together his experience across the energy, mobility, buildings, and government technology sectors. As well as authoring a series of ground-breaking research reports on the smart cites market, Dr. Woods has led several major smart city consultancy projects with cities, suppliers, and utilities.

He has 25 years of experience as an analyst and consultant on new technology trends including in-depth research in the areas of IT infrastructure, data analytics, knowledge management, public sector IT, and cleantech innovation. He is frequent speaker at industry conferences and is quoted regularly in major publications. He has worked on consultancy assignments to a wide range of clients, including public and private sector technology users, utilities, and global IT players, as well as many small and growing technology companies.

Sébastien Ziegler

Dr. Sébastien Ziegler is a founder and the Director general of Mandat International. He serves as President of the IoT Forum and IoT Lab, as Chair of the EuroPrivacy international board of experts, as Vice Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Subcommittee on the IoT, and as Rapporteur on Emerging Technologies for the IoT and for smart cities at the ITU (SG20). Sébastien has a PhD in Management with a specialization in Information Systems at the Faculty of Economy and Management of the University of Geneva. He graduated in International Relations at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, followed by a Master in Environment, a MBA in international administration (HEC Geneva), and complementary executive courses at Harvard Business School in Boston, Stanford University, UC Berkeley and EPFL. He is an expert in data protection accredited for EuroPrivacy, EuroPriSe and ISO 27001 certifications. Sébastien founded several foundations, organizations and companies, and he initiated several international research projects in the area of ICT, with a focus on the Internet of Things, IPv6, and privacy. He is currently coordinating and associated to several ongoing European research projects and is co-directing the Master in Advanced Studies on the Internet of Things at the University of Geneva. With a multi-disciplinary academic profile, combining international law, science, and economics, he is a relentless promoter of research, innovation and international cooperation.

YP-2: Young Professionals ProgramDetailsgo to top

Room: CSG-01

The Young Professionals Program at IEEE WF-IoT 2019 is aimed at postgraduate students, early career researchers and those who have graduated from their first professional degree within the past 15 years. Young Professionals have a significant role to play in the area of IoT, and to facilitate this, a number of activities are planned for during the conference. They are aimed at allowing Young Professionals to expand their global network, connect with peers, and at further developing their skillsets.

The IEEE WF-IoT 2019 Young Professionals Program will include:

Keynote SpeakerHelena Deane
Grant Proposal WritingDr. Martina Prendergast, University of Limerick
In this practical half-day workshop, participants will first learn some background on the different types of grants, navigating the call documentation, on forming your research idea, the funding landscape, and on choosing the appropriate funding instrument. Guidance on the different stages of proposal writing, practical tips and do's and don'ts, pitfalls, time management and proposal evaluation will be given and participants will get to review examples of good and bad writing. Participants will work in groups of three/four and write an abstract for a proposal for a fictitious funding agency.
Young Professionals BBQA unique opportunity to connect with your peers and build a global network in an informal and fun environment.

Who Can Participate?

Postgraduate students, early career researchers and those who have graduated from their first professional degree within the past 15 years, looking to expand their network and develop new skills.


Contact

Sinead O'Keeffe, University of Limerick


Keynote Speaker: Helena Deane

Helena Deane is an experienced Project Executive with over 20 years of international experience in a range of industries, currently focused on project management activities involving complex programming and activities coordination of trans-national and cross-border projects. Her educational background is in European Business and Strategic Management, having graduated in this filed from Universities in Cambridge and Berlin. For the past 9 years, Helena has been working with start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs in the area of business strategy, scaling, access to finance, internationalisation and technology transfer. Furthermore, Helena has been involved in design and implementation of several enterprise support programmes and actions in collaboration with a range of enterprise support agencies. She is also very active and engaged in the promotion and development of regional innovation eco-systems and furthering cross-sectoral collaboration, as well as knowledge and best practice replication. She is currently leading a number of European projects, co-funded by Horizon 2020, COSME and Interreg Europe on behalf of WestBIC (www.westbic.ie).

Dr. Martina Prendergast, Research Officer, University of Limerick

Dr. Martina Prendergast works in the Research Support Services division of Research Office in the University of Limerick (UL). The office provides assistance and intelligence to researchers on a range of funded research programmes supported by national and international agencies. Her role involves the provision of support to researchers, primarily in the development of research funding proposals, and the development and implementation of strategic initiatives to advance UL's research capability. She provides career development training to researchers by providing courses on grant proposal writing. Prior to this role (from 2010 - 2016) she was the Strategic Development Manager of the Ryan Institute for Environment, Marine and Energy research at National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway with responsibilities for the academic and technical development of the Institute. Her duties involved strategic planning and policy, securing research funding, research management, input to teaching and learning programmes, and outreach and communication. From 2002 - 2010 she held the position of Development Manager of the Environmental Change Institute at NUI Galway. Before that, she worked as a Health Research Board Postdoctoral Fellow and as a lecturer in the Department of Microbiology, NUI Galway. During her research career her research interests included the spread of infectious disease in contaminated food and water and vaccine development. She has authored over 20 international peer-reviewed articles, several book chapters, hundreds of academic reports, and contributed to Irish government-commissioned reports on the development of Environment-related policy. She obtained her PhD in Clinical Microbiology in 1999 from NUI Galway.

Tuesday, April 16 18:30 - 20:30

YP: Young Professionals DinnerDetailsgo to top

Room: CSG-01

The Young Professionals Program at IEEE WF-IoT 2019 is aimed at postgraduate students, early career researchers and those who have graduated from their first professional degree within the past 15 years. Young Professionals have a significant role to play in the area of IoT, and to facilitate this, a number of activities are planned for during the conference. They are aimed at allowing Young Professionals to expand their global network, connect with peers, and at further developing their skillsets.

The IEEE WF-IoT 2019 Young Professionals Program will include:

Keynote SpeakerHelena Deane
Grant Proposal WritingDr. Martina Prendergast, University of Limerick
In this practical half-day workshop, participants will first learn some background on the different types of grants, navigating the call documentation, on forming your research idea, the funding landscape, and on choosing the appropriate funding instrument. Guidance on the different stages of proposal writing, practical tips and do's and don'ts, pitfalls, time management and proposal evaluation will be given and participants will get to review examples of good and bad writing. Participants will work in groups of three/four and write an abstract for a proposal for a fictitious funding agency.
Young Professionals BBQA unique opportunity to connect with your peers and build a global network in an informal and fun environment.

Who Can Participate?

Postgraduate students, early career researchers and those who have graduated from their first professional degree within the past 15 years, looking to expand their network and develop new skills.


Contact

Sinead O'Keeffe, University of Limerick


Keynote Speaker: Helena Deane

Helena Deane is an experienced Project Executive with over 20 years of international experience in a range of industries, currently focused on project management activities involving complex programming and activities coordination of trans-national and cross-border projects. Her educational background is in European Business and Strategic Management, having graduated in this filed from Universities in Cambridge and Berlin. For the past 9 years, Helena has been working with start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs in the area of business strategy, scaling, access to finance, internationalisation and technology transfer. Furthermore, Helena has been involved in design and implementation of several enterprise support programmes and actions in collaboration with a range of enterprise support agencies. She is also very active and engaged in the promotion and development of regional innovation eco-systems and furthering cross-sectoral collaboration, as well as knowledge and best practice replication. She is currently leading a number of European projects, co-funded by Horizon 2020, COSME and Interreg Europe on behalf of WestBIC (www.westbic.ie).

Dr. Martina Prendergast, Research Officer, University of Limerick

Dr. Martina Prendergast works in the Research Support Services division of Research Office in the University of Limerick (UL). The office provides assistance and intelligence to researchers on a range of funded research programmes supported by national and international agencies. Her role involves the provision of support to researchers, primarily in the development of research funding proposals, and the development and implementation of strategic initiatives to advance UL's research capability. She provides career development training to researchers by providing courses on grant proposal writing. Prior to this role (from 2010 - 2016) she was the Strategic Development Manager of the Ryan Institute for Environment, Marine and Energy research at National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway with responsibilities for the academic and technical development of the Institute. Her duties involved strategic planning and policy, securing research funding, research management, input to teaching and learning programmes, and outreach and communication. From 2002 - 2010 she held the position of Development Manager of the Environmental Change Institute at NUI Galway. Before that, she worked as a Health Research Board Postdoctoral Fellow and as a lecturer in the Department of Microbiology, NUI Galway. During her research career her research interests included the spread of infectious disease in contaminated food and water and vaccine development. She has authored over 20 international peer-reviewed articles, several book chapters, hundreds of academic reports, and contributed to Irish government-commissioned reports on the development of Environment-related policy. She obtained her PhD in Clinical Microbiology in 1999 from NUI Galway.

Wednesday, April 17

Wednesday, April 17 8:30 - 10:30

PLEN: Plenary SessionDetailsgo to top

Room: UCH Main Hall

Moderator: Adam Drobot

Speakers:

Christopher O'Connor, Persistent Systems

Patricia Florissi, Dell

Yusuf Jamal, Analog Devices, Inc.

Ravi Kapoor, Collins Aerospace


Christopher O'Connor

Chris O'Connor is the CEO of Persistent Systems. In previous roles he was General Manager, Internet of Things for IBM, focused on growth of this area for clients and IBM. Chris was responsible for the product strategy and engineering of the IBM Tivoli Software Division in IBM and similarly for the Industry Solutions Software division around Smart Commerce and Smart Cities. His roles have involved successive responsibilities around arranging patterns of software for industry as well as IT data center value. Chris is an active member of the IBM Growth and Transformation Team and has served on the IBM Technology Team. This role reports directly to IBM's CEO and senior leaders. He has been active in the IT Industry for the past 25 years both within IBM and at other industry software providers.

Talk Title: IoT Takes the World!

We are all here because IoT is everywhere, its viral, its caustic, its exciting, and its challenging and changing every thing we do. We will explore for a few minutes the implications of this shift, the pressures it will create on us as individuals and on the industries that are swimming in all the new information they have. Examples of today's clients, their aspirations, and highlights will center this presentation on the world today and propose some of where it will be very soon.

Patricia Florissi

Patricia Florissi is VP, Global CTO for Sales at Dell EMC. She defines mid and long term technology strategy, representing the needs of the broader Dell EMC ecosystem in strategic initiatives. She has a PhD in Computer Science from Columbia University, an MBA from Stern Business School in NY University, and a Master's & Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, in Brazil.

Talk Title: The Impact of IoT in the Digital Universe

The dawn of the Digital Era invites us to embrace the multi-verse theory, in which humans live parallel lives at the same time. Every day, we seem to live a life in this physical universe and a life in the digital universe, through a collection of devices, where technology enhances everything we experience. The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the major technology forces at play in the digital universe.

On one hand, the IoT technology force provides much of the data which is a major source of energy in the digital universe. On the other hand, the IoT force can bring a tremendous amount of complexity as it scales to unprecedented degrees, posing challenges in how an IoT chaos can be tamed. This presentation discusses some constructive effects that the IoT technology force may leave in the digital universe, and raises awareness to some effects that must be understood and controlled.

Yusuf Jamal

As senior vice president of the Industrial, Healthcare, Consumer, and IoT Solutions and Security Group, Mr. Jamal is responsible for growing ADI's leadership position in those markets. Mr. Jamal ensures that ADI's technology strategy is tightly aligned to our markets' and customers' most pressing engineering and business challenges. He oversees the ongoing development of ADI's technology capabilities including emergent applications of high performance sensing and Industrial IoT technologies. Prior to his current role, Mr. Jamal served as vice president of ADI's Consumer and Healthcare business units where he built a differentiated, sustainable business for ADI that more than doubled in size under his leadership.

Mr. Jamal has nearly two decades of experience in the semiconductor industry. He joined ADI as a Field Applications Engineer in 2002 and has held multiple technology, business, and leadership positions at the company. Prior to joining ADI, Mr. Jamal worked on creating a flexible design methodology for developing scalable DSP architectures for a startup in Stockholm, Sweden.

Mr. Jamal earned a bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering (with Honors) from AMU, India and his master's degree in Digital Signal Processing from the Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur).

Talk Title: The IoT is Not a Value Chain. It's a Value Circle.

The things that we as humans care about fall into the areas of mobility, entertainment, how we communicate, our safety and security, how productive we are in what we do, and our health and wellness.

The IoT is increasing migration and sharing across these areas. The emergence of autonomous driving is bringing communication and mobility closer together. Health and wellness is moving from clinical settings into homes, cars, and other places. As the boundaries between these areas continue to be traversed, the value of data is bringing the need for near ubiquitous sensing, data collection, and artificial intelligence-in the cloud and at the edge-into virtually every area of our customers' lives.

The IoT is trying to solve problems across those segments, and that is driving a change in how players in the IoT space need to think and operate. The traditional paradigm of suppliers adding and passing value along a linear path to the end user will not work.

Solutions in the IoT space will not come from a single provider, but from an ecosystem of providers formed around the needs of customers. As a result, creating value in the IoT will come not from a chain, but from a circle.

This presentation will use examples from a variety of ADI businesses to illustrate how industry megatrends are driving providers to move from solving customer problems through a series of steps to engaging with each other in an ongoing exchange of information and insights. It will provide an examination of how this value circle is requiring providers to broaden their understanding of each other's businesses, work toward establishing industry standards, and adopt different business models to provide value to customers and generate growth and success for themselves.

Ravi Kapoor

Ravi KapoorRavi Kapoor brings more than two decades of information and digital technology experience across a variety of disciplines in the aerospace industry. Born and raised in India, he holds a bachelor's degree in Avionics Engineering and a master's degree in Business Management.

Ravi has led digital teams in enterprise applications, web and mobile development, enterprise resource planning systems, change management, collaboration technologies, enterprise architecture, infrastructure, cloud, and networking. In today's data-driven world, his focus is on analytics and artificial intelligence - using the data that smart technologies provide to drive machine learning and intelligent solutions for Collins Aerospace. Ravi is an avid golfer and enjoys traveling with his family.

Talk Title: Beyond Takeoff and Landing: How AI Powers IoT

We know that IoT connects everyday objects and devices to our world, providing access to more information than ever before. But how do we leverage this data to make smart objects even smarter? Join Ravi Kapoor, Executive Director, Data, Analytics & Platforms for Collins Aerospace, as he discusses the power of AI beyond takeoff and landing. He'll dive into the complementary nature of AI and IoT - the immense value of data collected lies in the analysis and learning AI can provide. You won't want to miss this connection!

Wednesday, April 17 10:30 - 11:00

CB: Coffee Breakgo to top

Wednesday, April 17 11:00 - 13:00

IF4: Analytics and AI for Industrial IoTDetailsgo to top

Room: C1058

It is said that AI is in the third wave now because of the rapid increase of data by IoT and the Deep Learning technology. IoT technology helps collecting the data from sensors, production machinery, and even human activity in Industrial IoT (IIoT), processing the collected data to visualize what's happening in the real world (Digital Twin / Digital Transformation). And lastly, analyzing the data to provide insights to the stakeholders is the part AI works. However, the customers' excessive expectation toward AI that "AI can solve so much problems" causes their easy and innocent request saying, "We have data and we just want you to improve our business by using AI!" This kind of unsatisfied expectation could ruin the AI's potential. We all need the right understanding of Analytics and AI for IIoT and its challenges, in from fundamental to advanced level. In this panel, panelists will introduce and discuss the challenges and interest viewpoints many stakeholders face to build AI solutions on IIoT domain. Topics includes AI engine's right and obligation, AI's uncertainty, the challenges for open AI/IoT system, well used AI use cases, etc.



Panelists:

Javier Diaz, CTO, Aingura IIoT

Hans Peter Graf, Head of Machine Learning Research Department, NEC Laboratories America

Thomas Hahn, Chief Software Expert, Siemens AG

John Kennedy, Principal Investigator, Orchestration and Control Research Lab, Intel Labs Europe


Organizer

Ken Hatano, Toshiba

Ken Hatano is Chief Specialist in. He started his career on embedded system firmware development, including Web DVD player, ADSL WiFi Router. He studied information networking in the US. After developing BIOS on Toshiba's laptop PC in Japan, he lived in Seattle to work with Microsoft for more than 3 years. Back to Japan again, started working on cloud and AI solution. Now, he focuses on strategic alliances by exploring partnerships to better leverage Toshiba's AI/IoT solutions. He works as use case lead of the OpenFog Consortium. He has extensive ICT (information and communications technology), software development, cloud and AI experience. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, a master's degree in computational intelligence and systems science from Tokyo Institute of Technology, along with a master's degree in information networking from Carnegie Mellon University.



Panelists

Javier Diaz, CTO, Aingura IIoT

Javier Diaz is CTO in Aingura IIoT, where he leads the different departments of engineering, software, hardware and data analytics to ensure the correct functioning of IIoT technology, from the origin of the data to its conversion into added value. He is also the main representative for the company at the Industrial Internet Consortium where is the co-lead for the Testbed "Smart Factory Machine Learning for Predictive Maintenance". Javier has more than 15 years of industrial experience working in different positions related to research and development. As project manager in Ikergune (R&D Unit of the Etxe-Tar Group), he led the development line of IIoT, which has allowed to generate the company Aingura IIoT. Javier obtained an M.Eng. degree in Mechanical Engineering and a M.Sc. degree in Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems Management from UMIST at UK. He is currently a PhD candidate in Artificial Intelligence at the Technical University of Madrid.



Hans Peter Graf, Head of Machine Learning Research Department, NEC Laboratories America

Hans Peter Graf is head of the machine learning research department at NEC Laboratories America in Princeton. The department develops machine learning algorithms, as well as a range of applications in semantic text analysis, cognitive video interpretation and bio-medical analysis. His responsibilities include technology transfer to business units and the commercialization of research results. An example is the recently released e-Pathologist, a system assisting pathologists with the interpretation of histological samples, which contains key algorithms developed by the department. Before joining NEC Laboratories, Hans Peter was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories and AT&T Laboratories where he developed neural net models and machine learning applications. Massively parallel neural net processors of his design were key parts in high-speed address readers and check processing systems. Hans Peter received a Diploma and a PhD, both in physics, from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland. He is author or coauthor of over 100 reviewed articles and some 40 issued patents. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of the American Physical Society.



Thomas Hahn, Chief Software Expert, Siemens AG

Thomas Hahn was born in 1960, has been Chief Software Expert at Siemens AG since 2011. After studying computer science at Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen he joined the company in 1986 and worked as a product developer in the field of industrial networks in Erlangen. In 1993 he moved to Nuremberg, where he worked in product management for SIMATIC and as a project manager responsible for development of SIMATIC STEP 7. From 1997 he worked as Head of Development at Traffic Control Systems in Munich for two years. In 1999 he returned to Nuremberg, where he was Head of Software Development for Industrial Automation Systems. He held this post until 2011. In addition to his function as Chief Software Expert, he was Head of the Business Analytics and Monitoring technology field from 2011 to August 2013. Beyond his activities at Siemens, Thomas Hahn is a member or board member of various bodies, including the OPC Foundation, Big Data Value Association, Openlab CERN and Platform Industrie 4.0.



John Kennedy, Principal Investigator, Orchestration and Control Research Lab, Intel Labs Europe

John Kennedy is a principal investigator in the Orchestration and Control Research Lab of Intel Labs Europe. Focusing on dependable cyber-physical systems, John directs research towards self-tuning edge systems and systems-of-systems in the industrial domain. John joined Intel in 1997 as an automation engineer and before his current focus on edge systems was responsible for research in cloud orchestration, manageability, interoperability and dependability. He has been active in many collaborative research initiatives in bilateral, national and European consortia tackling challenges such as machine-readable SLAs, virtualized I/O, full-stack telemetry and systems manageability. He has also represented Intel in cloud standards organisations and initiatives including ISO IEC/JTC1 SC38 Cloud Computing and Distributed Platforms, and ETSI CSC Cloud Standards Coordination. John has a B. Eng. (hons) in Electronic Engineering and M. Sc. in Computing.

POS1-1: Poster Session 1-1go to top

Room: UCH Basement
Chair: Thomas Newe (University of Limerick, Ireland)
POS1-1.1 New Electric Infrastructure Requirements Positions Power Industry for Dramatic Innovation Post-2019
Mark Siira (ComRent International & ComRent International, USA)
The electric power infrastructure is transforming from a system of power interconnections to a diverse, interconnected, interdependent, and adaptive system. As the smart grid develops, the interconnection standards will evolve to help enable interoperability, interconnection and integration of disparate systems, information technology (IT) and communications. This presentation will review a Summary of Standards changes and Regulations and how they will affect Solar PV and microgrid project testing and commissioning in 2018-2019. - How Utility Interactive Inverters can benefit Utility distribution networks - Interconnection Standards revision - major changes to testing required for all interconnections to utility distribution networks o Microgrids, No Size limits - How new rules can prevent large scale disruptions attributed to inverters - Smart Grid Interoperability, Smart Cities and Cyber Security Changes in standards These changes have defined the interfaces and functions for a true smart grid that is expected to unleash dramatic innovation throughout the entire industry. Results: These changes will increase the competitiveness of all distributed energy resources and create significant opportunities for new applications and new markets that derive value from increased functionality. We will highlight several specific examples on how added value can be generated by new functionality.
POS1-1.2 A Low-Cost Remote Solar Energy Monitoring System for a Buoyed IoT Ocean Observation Platform
Aoife Hegarty (University of Limerick, Ireland); Guy Westbrook (Marine Institute, Ireland); Damien Glynn and Declan Murray (P & O Maritime, Ireland); Edin Omerdic (Unuversity of Limerick, Ireland); Daniel Toal (University of Limerick, Ireland)
This paper describes the design, construction and testing of a low-cost Energy Monitoring System used to remotely monitor the condition of autonomous power generators (i.e. solar panels) for Marine IoT applications. The purpose of the device is to expedite remote troubleshooting, highlight potential problems and identify the need for service/recovery. It consists of a Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) camera, an 8 megapixel video/stills camera, Raspberry pi Mini-PC, two VE.Direct® to USB interfaces, UHF transceiver, GPS and a power supply. Its method of non-invasive testing involves the transmission of GPS position and time stamped images, as well as infrared images of the Photovoltaic (PV) panels ashore by Slow Scan TV (SSTV). The image is modulated on a UHF carrier wave and received at an internet gateway using a Software Defined Radio (SDR) receiver on a parent buoy. It is then transmitted ashore for demodulation via TCP link across a subsea Ethernet cable. Invasive monitoring is carried out by attaching a USB interface to the Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) Solar Charge Controllers on the buoy. A Linux shell script run on the Mini-PC logs values such as PV Voltage, Battery Voltage, Charge State and Daily Energy Yield from the PV panels.
pp. 386-391
POS1-1.3 Powering Wireless Sensor Nodes for Industrial IoT Applications Using Vibration Energy Harvesting
Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Valeria Nico and Jeff Punch (University of Limerick, Ireland)
Electromagnetic Vibration Energy Harvesting (EM-VEH) is an attractive alternative to batteries as power source for wireless sensor nodes within the Internet of Things (IoT) in industrial environments. Indeed, there is often an abundance of available kinetic energy, in the form of machinery vibrations, that can be converted into electrical power through energy harvesting techniques. Ambient vibrations are generally broadband and multi-modal configurations can be exploited to improve the mechanical-to-electrical energy conversion. However, the additional challenge of energy conditioning (AC-to-DC conversion) brings into question what specific type of performance is to be expected in a real industrial application. This paper reports the operation of two practical IoT sensor nodes, continuously powered by the vibrations of a standard industrial compressor, using a multi-modal EM-VEH device, integrated with customised power management. The results show that the device and the power management circuit provides enough energy to receive and transmit data at minimum intervals of less than one minute. Descriptions of the system, test-bench, and the measured outcomes are presented.
pp. 392-397
POS1-1.4 Urban Underground Infrastructure Monitoring IoT: The Path Loss Analysis
Abdul Salam (Purdue University, USA); Syed Shah (Prudential Financial, USA)
The extra quantities of wastewater entering the pipes can cause backups that result in sanitary sewer overflows. Urban underground infrastructure monitoring is important for controlling the flow of extraneous water into the pipelines. By combining the wireless underground communications and sensor solutions, the urban underground IoT applications such as real time wastewater and storm water overflow monitoring can be developed. In this paper, the path loss analysis of wireless underground communications in urban underground IoT for wastewater monitoring has been presented. It has been shown that the communication range of up to 4 kilometers can be achieved from an underground transmitter when communicating through 10cm thick asphalt layer.
pp. 398-401
POS1-1.5 A Distributed Ledger-Enabled Interworking Model for the Wireless Air Interface
Steven Platt and Miquel Oliver (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
While direct allocation of spectrum and evolved medium access protocols provide a base for ubiquitous wireless connectivity, the existing TCP/IP and OSI models were designed for wired networks and do not address open interconnection of air interfaces. Without an interconnection model for the air interface, existing network designs continue to tie wireless medium access to that of the backhaul provider for ownership of access and identity trust, resulting in limitations on functionality and coverage. In this paper, we propose a novel solution to access ownership and identity trust by extending the TCP network standard, under a new model we propose, named TCP-Air which integrates distributed ledger technologies directly at the air interface. Further, we present two use cases of the TCP-Air model, demonstrating applications not feasible under existing permissioned-access network designs.
pp. 402-407
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POS1-1.6 Software Based Reconfiguration Method for IoT Node Devices
Raguvaran K and Rajasekaran Chinnappan (K. S. Rangasamy College of Technology, India)
Reconfigurable computing is one of the promising technology of current hardware development. Reconfigurable devices generally consist of a microcontroller or a processor and configurable logic blocks similar to FPGA. It enables hardware level reconfiguration of the devices. In the implementation of IoT, microcontrollers are most preferred in end node level because of the cost and reduced development time. In node level microcontrollers, changes in parameters of the field application require to upgrade new firmware. The field parameters may change based on time or user requirement. Upgrading new firmware every time in a huge set of nodes is a critical process. This research work proposes a software-based reconfiguration in microcontrollers that helps to avoid entire firmware update for parameter changes.
POS1-1.7 Automating Legal Compliance Documentation for IoT Devices on the Network
Tania Quill (LYIT Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Ireland); Ruth G. Lennon (Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Ireland)
Auditing of compliance with laws and regulations takes up much of security administrator's time. With the increasing number of IoT devices in a company network verification may go unchecked. This paper describes stage one of a research project to automate the generation of compliance documentation for Irish Laws in a large industry. Initial findings from the implementation and configuration of the tool indicate that the process is still significantly labor intensive.
pp. 408-412
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POS1-1.8 Protecting the Internet of Things with Security-by-Contract and Fog Computing
Alberto Giaretta (Örebro University, Sweden); Nicola Dragoni (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark); Fabio Massacci (University of Trento, Italy)
Nowadays, the Internet of Things (IoT) is a consolidated reality. Smart homes are equipped with a growing number of IoT devices that capture more and more information about human beings lives. However, manufacturers paid little or no attention to security, so that various challenges are still in place. In this paper, we propose a novel approach to secure IoT systems that combines the concept of Security-by-Contract (SxC) with the Fog computing distributed paradigm. We define the pillars of our approach, namely the notions of IoT device contract, Fog node policy and contract-policy matching, the respective life-cycles, and the resulting SxC workflow. To better understand all the concepts of the SxC framework, and highlight its practical feasibility, we use a running case study based on a context-aware system deployed in a real smart home.
pp. 413-418
POS1-1.9 Energy Harvesting Meets IoT: Fuelling Adoption of Transient Computing in Embedded Systems
Domenico Balsamo (University of Southampton, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Michele Magno (ETH Zurich, Switzerland); Kacper Kubara, Bogdan Lazarescu and Geoff V Merrett (University of Southampton, United Kingdom (Great Britain))
The emerging class of transient computing systems enables computation to be sustained despite power outages due to the variable nature of energy harvesting. However, existing approaches are largely designed for specific architectures, and hence are not broadly applicable across different IoT devices. Emerging platforms based on portable, hardware-independent software should rely on lightweight operating systems (OSs) designed specifically for embedded IoT applications, such as Arm mbed OS and Contiki OS. To enable the widespread use of transient computing, transient approaches need to be integrated into these operating systems. In this paper, we discuss the challenges of providing software primitives for transient computing to facilitate hardware-independent implementation using standard OS APIs, and present the integration of a state-of-art transient approach, Hibernus into mbed OS. This OS is chosen due to the large community of developers and the open-source IoT code availability. Transient computing is offered through a modular and layered structure that uses the available mbed OS APIs, including different strategies for retaining the system state designed for different types of flash memory. To illustrate the applicability of the proposed design, we implemented Hibernus on two mbed platforms with different flash memories, which respectively requires 4.7mF and 4.9mF of additional storage.
pp. 419-423
POS1-1.10 Low-Cost System for Early Detection and Deployment of Countermeasures Against Wild Fires
Miguel Antunes, Luís Miguel Ferreira, Carlos Viegas, António Coimbra and Aníbal T de Almeida (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
This article introduces a novel low-cost smart system of networked nodes, based of narrow beam Far Infrared (FIR) sensors, which can detect and locate strong heat sources, such as fire, in real-time. This system is able to detect approaching wildfires, and can be used in combination with active fire protection mechanisms, such as water sprinklers, in order to attempt to sustain the advance of the flame front. The prime objective of this work was to develop a solution to proactively protect human settlements and infrastructures. Tests conducted with real fire validated the proposed solution.
pp. 424-429

SS2: Standardization Framework for IoT - Birds of a FeatherDetailsgo to top

Room: ERB-001
Chair: N. Kishor Narang (Narnix Technolabs Pvt. Ltd., India)

Organizer:

Narnix Kishor, Mentor and Principal Design Architect, Narnix Technolabs Pvt. Ltd., India



The IoT value chain is perhaps the most diverse and complicated value chain of any industry or consortium that exists in the world. In fact, the gold rush to IoT is so pervasive that if you combine much of the value chain of most industry trade associations, standards bodies, the ecosystem partners of trade associations and standards bodies, and then add in the different technology providers feeding those industries, you get close to understanding the scope of the task. In this absolutely heterogeneous scenario, coming up with common harmonized standards is a major hurdle.

Hence, in spite of so much hype and even genuine potential, the IoT paradigm has not proliferated in a true sense to its desired potential. Bringing the "Internet of Things" to life requires a comprehensive systems approach, inclusive of intelligent processing and sensing technology, connectivity, software and services, along with a leading ecosystem of partners. We need to see acceleration and a maturing of common standards, more cross-sector collaboration and creative approaches to business models.

Another school of thought feels that Standards are important but not the driving factor in IoT deployment. In their opinion, a 20% CAGR for IoT (as most analysts like IDC project) that's a faster adoption rate than the growth of any economy means that things are not broken. They feel, IoT is also so broad a concept that one size approaches using monolithic standards are not likely to succeed. Major organizations such as The Industrial Internet Consortium and OneM2M have stepped back from that and are focusing on specific Verticals for Standards development.

However, it is high time we try to bring some semblance into this chaotic paradigm by bringing the systems approach to resolve this complex problem. There is still ample scope to harmonize quite a many aspects and bring interoperability amongst multiple competing and/or conflicting standards be it in the Syntactic & Semantic aspects, or at different layers' Protocols like Network Layer & application Layer Protocols.

‘IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things', where all the global Technology & Standards Experts and Researchers in the IoT domain congregate every year, is the most appropriate platform to deliberate and brainstorm the current trends, initiatives and challenges being faced by the stakeholders to evolve some comprehensive strategies to bring Harmonization in this highly heterogeneous & fragmented ecosystem.

The Special Session is intended to be an Informal meetup on Harmonization Imperatives of Standards in the IoT Paradigm with following session flow:

  • Opening Remarks & Setting the Context - N. Kishor Narang
  • Keynote Talk on the Theme - Dorothy Stanley
  • Invited Talks on Diverse Aspects and Perspectives - Adrian Scrase, William Miller, Malcom Clarke, John Callahan, and David Rogers
  • Panel Discussion to Discuss and Develop the Way Forward & Immediate Next Steps - Adam Drobot, Lindsay Frost, Thomas Coughlin, David Law, Sri Chandrasekaran, and Soumya Kanti Dutta
  • Open House
  • Conclusion & Vote of Thanks - Sri Chandrasekaran and N. Kishor Narang
SS2.1 11:00 Standards - Birds of a Feather
N. Kishor Narang (Narnix Technolabs Pvt. Ltd., India)
The IoT value chain is perhaps the most diverse and complicated value chain of any industry or consortium that exists in the world. In fact, the gold rush to IoT is so pervasive that if you combine much of the value chain of most industry trade associations, standards bodies, the ecosystem partners of trade associations and standards bodies, and then add in the different technology providers feeding those industries, you get close to understanding the scope of the task. In this absolutely heterogeneous scenario, coming up with common harmonized standards is a major hurdle.
pp. 430-432

TOP2-1: Communications, Connectivity and 5G TechnologiesDetailsgo to top

Room: John Holland

Track Description

The Internet of Things will be absolutely reliant on fast, efficient and reliable connectivity and communications. While developing new applications that offer consumers and organizations novel possibilities, it is important to ensure that the connectivity required for the application exists and is fit for purpose. For this reason the involvement of the community and industry working in the area of Advanced Communications and Connectivity is vital to ensure that the IoT succeeds.

This track will tackle the broad range of different environments and application settings for the Internet of Things, as one connectivity solution will not work across all application use cases. For this reason, the topics this track will cover will include:

  • Satellite for broad area coverage and applications in thinly populated areas that do not offer other communication solutions
  • Very low-power wireless solutions for short-range applications such as LPWAN, LoRa, SigFox
  • Present (LTE) and future (5G) mobile network solutions
  • Wired and optical fibre connections
  • The interconnections and interoperability which are evolving between these different networks

Schedule

Wednesday, 17 April 2019
11:00-13:00Session 1
Talk 1Ernoe Kovacs, Head IoT ResearchNEC Laboratories, Heidelberg, Germany
Talk 2: 5G - A Door Opener for 6G?Gerhard Fettweis, Vodafone Chair Professor, TU Dresden
Talk 3: Dynamic Deployment of Resources in Response to User Mobility Patterns in a Mobile Edge Computing ContextThas A Nirmalathas, Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia
Panel Discussion
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-16:00Session 2
Talk 4:European 5G Research Status and FutureColin Wilcock, Head of Radio Network Standardization, Nokia
Talk 5: RIOT: Inter-Networking the IoTCenk Gundogan, Internet Technologies Research Group, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
Talk 6: Round and Round They Go: Enabling IoT Use Cases Through SatellitesGirish Chandran, VP & CTO, Viasat
Panel Discussion
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-18:30Session 3
Talk 7: IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Copper and Optical Support for IoTDavid Law, Distinguished Technologist, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Talk 8: IEEE 802.11 Technologies: Enabling IoT Innovation from Sensors to Cars, Dorothy StanleyHead Standards Strategy, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Talk 9: Commercial IoT Applications Using 5G and LPWAN Technologies, Man Cheuk NgCTO, Suga International Holdings
Wrap-up and Summary
Thursday, 18 April 2019
11:00-13:00Session 4
Talk 1: How BT is Realising the Potential of IoT for EnterpriseSimon Wood, General Manager IoT, BT
Talk 2: How are NB-IOT and LTE-M Progressing as a TechnologyShane Rooney, Executive Director IoT Programme, GSMA
Talk 3: Autonomous Systems in IndustryMarco Ulrich, ABB Corporate Research Centre, Germany
Talk 4: Multitier Cloud RAN for Efficient Data Management in HetNets: A 5G PerspectiveBala Krishna Maddali, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India
Panel Discussion
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-16:00Session 5
Talk 5: Coherent Massive MIMO: Fundamental Advantages and Implementation ChallengesMihai Banu, VP R&D and CTO, Blue Danube Systems
Talk 6: Cooperative IoT Edge Analytics: Benefits and Trade-OffsGeorgios Iosifidis, Ussher Assistant Professor in Future Networks, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Panel Discussion
Wrap-up and Summary
16:00-16:30Coffee Break

Track Co-Chairs

Xavier Costa-Pérez, NEC Laboratories Europe

Xavier Costa-Pérez is Head of 5G Networks R&D and Deputy General Manager of the Security & Networking R&D Division at NEC Laboratories Europe. His team contributes to products roadmap evolution as well as to European Commission R&D collaborative projects and received several awards for successful technology transfers. In addition, the team contributes to related standardization bodies: 3GPP, ETSI NFV, ETSI MEC, IETF and OPNFV. Xavier is a 5GPPP Technology Board member and the Technical Manager of the 5G-Transformer project. He has served on the Program Committees of several conferences (including IEEE Greencom, WCNC, and INFOCOM), published at top research venues and holds several patents. He received both his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Telecommunications from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) in Barcelona and was the recipient of a national award for his Ph.D. thesis.

Jacqueline Walker, University of Limerick

Dr. Jacqueline Walker is a lecturer in the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Limerick, Ireland where she teaches Cloud Computing, and Mobile Wireless Communications. Dr Walker gained her BE degree from with first class honours from The University of Western Australia and her PhD degree from Curtin University of Technology where she made significant contributions to time transfer and synchronization in communications networks. She has also published in biomedical, speech and music signal processing and is currently pursuing research in software radio satellite modems for time transfer over geostationary satellite.


Track Speakers

Mihai Banu

Dr. Banu received a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University in 1984. He was with Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ from 1980 to 2001 as Summer Intern, MTS, Dpt. Head and R&D Director and with Agere Systems, a Lucent spinoff, from 2001 to 2004 as R&D Director. His Bell Labs/Agere contributions include seminal research in analog and RF integrated circuits and leading advanced development in IC Technology and RF Systems for wireless. In 2005 Dr. Banu started MHI Consulting LLC and from 2005 to 2013 provided consulting services and conducted radio-system research with NSF funding. He founded Blue Danube Systems Inc. to apply his research results to the development of a new low-cost Coherent Massive MIMO product for 4G and 5G. In 2013, Blue Danube Systems received funding from venture capital. Dr. Banu is an IEEE Fellow, received several IEEE and Lucent awards and is author of many publications and patents.

Talk Title: Coherent Massive MIMO: Fundamental Advantages and Implementation Challenges

The classical Massive MIMO concept aims to achieve multi-layers transmissions over common spectrum by exploiting the wireless channel reciprocity in TDD. The usual method includes attaching a digital radio chain to every antenna element and performing complex digital signal processing. The key assumptions are the HW reciprocity between the transmitter and the receiver in each radio chain and the correct estimation of many processed wireless channels, which are sounded with pilots. No precise match between the radio chains is required because the radio chains are automatically included in the sounded channels. However, this classical approach has fundamental shortcomings. These include extremely challenging application to FDD, difficult inter-cell interference management and high sensitivity to practical imperfections such as channel estimation errors and HW reciprocity errors, which rapidly degrade the system performance. These fundamental limitations are reduced significantly if the Massive MIMO system is designed to be RF coherent, i.e. if all radio chains have almost identical electrical characteristics to a high degree of precision. Application to FDD becomes natural, the inter-cell interference can be easily reduced from the cloud and the system becomes robust against practical imperfections. Furthermore, RF coherency allows a significant reduction in the number of radio chains lowering cost and power dissipation and has other benefits such as easy formation of narrow vertical beams for illuminating high rises. We call the resulting system Coherent Massive MIMO, which is another name for classical phased arrays applied to commercial wireless communications. The age-old challenge in fabricating phased arrays has been their very high cost but recently this challenge was overcome. In this talk we present our low cost Coherent Massive MIMO for mid-bands and we comment on the importance of this type of system for current and future wireless systems.

Girish Chandran

Girish Chandran, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, VIASAT. Girish joined Viasat in October 2007 as a Principal Engineer. In September 2013, he was appointed Chief Technology Officer - Commercial Networks and in May 2017, he assumed his current position as Vice President and Chief Technical Officer.

Girish has extensive experience building multimedia networks. Prior to joining Viasat, from 2001 to 2007, Girish served as Vice President of Engineering at Newtec America Inc., a satellite communications equipment provider. From 1995 to 2001, he held several roles, including Vice President of Systems Engineering, at Tiernan Communications Inc. (acquired by Radyne Comstream Inc.), a provider of video compression and transmission solutions.

Girish earned a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego, an M.S. degree in Electrical Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science and a BSc. degree in Physics from the University of Kerala.

Talk Title: Round and Round They Go: Enabling IoT Use Cases Through Satellites

Satellites have long been used for connecting people and things in hard to reach places. It complements terrestrial connectivity. However, traditionally satellite connectivity has been fairly expensive. Recently, a number of small satellites have been launched to serve the IoT market. We will examine the techno-economics of satellites and the economics of IoT and the use cases where wide area connectivity provided by satellites can make a meaningful difference.

Gerhard Fettweis

Gerhard Fettweis earned his Ph.D. under H. Meyr's supervision from RWTH Aachen in 1990. After one year at IBM Research in San Jose, CA he moved to TCSI Inc., Berkeley, CA. Since 1994 he is Vodafone Chair Professor at TU Dresden, Germany, with currently 20 companies from Asia/Europe/US sponsoring his research on wireless transmission and chip design. He coordinates 2 DFG centers at TU Dresden, cfAED and HAEC. Gerhard is IEEE Fellow, member of acatech, has an honorary doctorate from TU Tampere, and has received multiple awards. In Dresden he has spun-out ten startups, and setup funded projects of more than EUR 1/3 billion volume. He has helped organizing IEEE conferences, most notably as TPC Chair of IEEE ICC 2009, IEEE TTM 2012, and General Chair of VTC Spring 2013. He remains active within IEEE.

Talk Title: 5G - A Door Opener for 6G?

As we see 5G unfold, expectations on the economic and societal impact are very high. Many new opportunities shall emerge for new business opportunities. Besides Gb/s data rates, the Tactile Internet being the most highlighted promise of 5G, enabling remote control applications over cellular. We shall review opportunities and their technical requirements. This helps to build an understanding to detect missing pieces.

1G was a great step creating the vision of ubiquitous voice telephony, but we needed 2G to deliver (like international roaming). 3G was a great step towards ubiquitous cellular data, but we needed 4G to fix the challenges. 5G will be an infliction point in bringing cellular to new applications. However, do we need to use the 5G system to understand what is really needed, and have to wait for 6G as a fix? And is this fix required to make the Tactile Internet a reality?

Cenk Gündoğan

Cenk Gündoğan is a research assistant in the Internet Technologies (INET) research group at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW) and received his M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the Freie Universität Berlin in 2016. He currently pursues a Ph.D. degree in the German research project I3 (Information-centric Networking (ICN) for the Industrial Internet) and investigates ICN benefits for challenged IoT deployments.

Cenk joined the RIOT open source project in 2014 and became a core developer and maintainer. Since then, he contributes to the RIOT IPv6 network stack, develops and maintains a Routing Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks (RPL) implementation, and designs new networking protocols that seamlessly integrate ICN into the IoT.

Talk Title: RIOT: Inter-Networking the IoT

RIOT is a free, open source operating system developed by a grassroots community gathering companies, academia, and hobbyists, distributed all around the world. As an OS for the IoT, RIOT runs on most microcontroller architectures (8-bit, 16-bit, 32-bit) and implements relevant open standard protocols supporting an Internet of Things that is connected, secure, durable, and privacy-friendly. RIOT allows for an application programming that either uses cross-platform compiling with C / C++ for developing efficient firmwares, or JavaScript / Lua for rapid prototyping and providing a beginner-friendly entry to IoT development.

This talk introduces the RIOT networking infrastructure, which brings together open standards and open source efforts to provide a healthy IoT. RIOT supports various low-power radio technologies that encompass close-range wireless personal area network (WPAN) radios, such as IEEE 802.15.4 and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), as well as long-range and cellular radios, such as LoRa and NB-IoT. RIOT closely follows and implements the IETF envisioned IoT network stack, but also supports alternative approaches, including Thread, LoRaWAN, and Named-Data Networking. This talk further highlights the RIOT abstraction layers that (i) enable an easy development of networked applications, and (ii) allow for portability across varying hardware and software platforms.

George Iosifidis

George Iosifidis is the Ussher Assistant Professor in Future Networks, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He obtained his M.Sc. (2007) and Ph.D. (2012) degrees from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Thessaly, Greece, and holds an engineering diploma in avionics and quality control. He worked as a Post-doctoral researcher at CERTH, Greece, and Yale university, for 2 years respectively, as an associate research scientist at Yale for 1 year, and as an aircraft engineer from 2001 to 2012. His research interests lie in the area of network optimisation and network economics with applications to wireless networks and edge computing. He is co-recipient of the Best Paper Awards in IEEE WiOpt 2013 and IEEE INFOCOM 2017, a Guest Editor for IEEE JSAC Special Issue in Caching, and has received a Career Development Award from Science Foundation Ireland in 2018.

Talk Title: Cooperative IoT Edge Analytics: Benefits and Trade-offs

IoT networks are increasingly used for edge data analytics, i.e., collecting and analyzing data at the network edge. However, the IoT devices are typically resource constrained and cannot support the fast and accurate execution of such tasks, while the involvement of distant cloud servers is often impractical and entails huge communication overheads. To address this problem, we propose an experimentally-validated optimization framework for enabling IoT devices to collaboratively execute their tasks, exploiting their proximity and resource complementary. We will present theoretical and experimental evidence that such synergistic modes of operation improve significantly the analytics performance and reduce resource cost, even for intricate analytic tasks such as object recognition in images.

Ernoe Kovacs

Head of IoT research at the NEC Laboratories Europe, Heidelberg, Germany. Working on advancing the Internet-of-Things into a programmable cloud-edge platform, adding moving objects like cars or drones, and creating new solutions for the Smart Cities of the Future. We are involved in public and private funded cooperative R&D projects in Europe as well as NEC-internal projects. We participate in IoT large scale pilots, for example for autonomous driving cars as well as for building reference zones for Smart Cities in Europe.

David Law

David Law, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Distinguished Technologist.

David has worked on the specification and development of Ethernet products since 1989 including the development of Ethernet adapter cards, the first stackable Ethernet repeaters, stackable Ethernet switches, as well as being the technical lead on ASIC development teams for stackable repeaters and switching chipsets. Throughout this time David has been a member of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group.

David currently serves as IEEE 802.3 Chair, having served as IEEE 802.3 Vice Chair from 1996 to March 2008. David currently also serves as a member of the IEEE-Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Standards Board and has served in a number of other IEEE-SA governance positions include chair of the IEEE-SA Review Committee (RevCom) from 2008 to 2012 and member of the IEEE-SA Standards Board from 2005 to 2014.

David has received the IEEE-SA Standards Medallion, the IEEE-SA Standards Board Distinguished Service Award, the IEEE-SA International Award, the 2016 IEEE Computer Society Karlsson Award, and the 2017 IEEE Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award. David earned his BEng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, and is based in Scotland.

Talk Title: IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Copper and Optical Support for IoT

The IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standard continues on a steady path of enabling higher speeds for existing application areas such as Enterprise and Subscriber Access, as well as enabling the use of Ethernet in new application areas such as Industrial Control. This talk will provide an overview of the recent additions to the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standard, such as 2.5GBASE-T, 5GBASE-T and 4-Pair Power over Ethernet, that will enable IoT through their support for IEEE 802.11 Wireless Access Points (WAPs), and review the drivers and the direction of the current IEEE 802.3 Ethernet projects to support IoT devices directly, such as IEEE P802.3cg 10 Mb/s Single Pair Ethernet, and 5G such as IEEE P802.3cp Bidirectional 10Gb/s, 25 Gb/s, and 50 Gb/s Optical Access PHYs.

Bala Krishna Maddali

Bala Krishna Maddali (M. Bala Krishna) received Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) Degree in Computer Engineering from Delhi Institute of Technology (presently Netaji Subhas University of Technology and formerly Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology), University of Delhi, Delhi, India and Master of Technology (M.Tech.) Degree in Information Technology from University School of Information Technology (presently University School of Information and Communication Technology), Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi, India. He received Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree in Computer Engineering from JMI Central University, New Delhi, India. He had worked as Senior Research Associate and Project Associate with the Indian Institute Technology, Delhi, India. He worked as Research Associate with the University School of Information Technology, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi, India. He is presently working as Assistant Professor in University School of Information and Communication Technology, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India. His areas of interest include computer networks, wireless networks, advances in mobile computing and communications, and the Internet of Things. He has publications in International Journals, Conferences, and Book Chapters. He is IEEE Senior Member. He has served as the Workshop Co-Chair and Tutorial Chair/Co-Chair for IEEE Conferences. He has organized the IEEE and ACM Workshops. He is Technical Program Committee (TPC) member for IEEE Conferences.

Talk Title: Multitier Cloud RAN for Efficient Data Management in HetNets: A 5G Perspective

5G C-RAN aims at high-speed data rates based on services and varying contexts in the network. The multitier architecture of C-RAN explores the data obtained from small-cell database, macrocell database, and internetwork server database. The context-aware services built at the user level refers to resource sharing, optimal connectivity and coordination across the devices in the network. Multitier CRAN enhances the data management in HetNets. IoT based architectures depend on the cyber-physical, context-aware, social networking and smart environment techniques to improve the human-to-machine, machine-to-machine and device-to-device communications. Social group relations enhance the interaction rates among users of diverging fields.

Magnus Madfors

Senior director with more than 25 years of experience and a record of superior results in a variety of challenging international and multicultural environments. Unique blend of leadership and executive business savvy with competencies to develop strategic planning, establish priorities and delegate tasks, motivating teams to reach for their best, and following through to ensure success. Excellent negotiating and problem solving skills and a proven ability to manage and complete projects to the highest standard.

Excellent experience in research and innovation, motivation and team building, leadership that inspires high-performing teams, general and technical project management, negotiation, and mediation.

Examples are the establishment of one of Europe's first knowledge and innovation community bridging pan-European education, research an innovation programs; The large-scale European Public-Private Partnership in communication technologies "5G"; and the development and implementation of the Long-Term Strategy of a world-leading standards organization.

Internationally established leader with high-level board positions in areas of research, standardization and procurement, public affairs, representing industry in government fora, industry associations and business strategy groups.

Man Cheuk Ng

Dr. Man Cheuk NG, Alfred is an executive director and the Chief Technology Officer of SUGA International Holdings Limited, a leading electronics manufacturer listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange (SEHK:912). He is setting the research and development strategies of the group according to the upcoming technology and market trends. Dr. Ng holds Bachelor of Engineering (1st Hon.) degree in Computing from Imperial College London, Master of Science (S.M.) and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research focuses on modular hardware design methodologies that can greatly reduce hardware development time. During his time at MIT, he had collaborated with IBM, Nokia and Qualcomm in various research projects. Prior to joining the Group, Dr. NG has worked at Qualcomm's New Jersey Research Center. Dr. NG is a member of 87th Hong Kong Trade Development Council Electronics/Electrical Appliances Industries Advisory Committee (2018/2019). He is also a member of City University of Hong Kong's Electronic Engineering Departmental Advisory Committee.

Talk Title: Commercial IoT Applications using 5G and LPWAN Technologies

During the past decade, it has long been predicted Internet of Things (IoT) will bring disruptive changes to many industries in near future. However, IoT deployments have been slower than expected due to limitations of traditional communication standards such as 4G, WiFi, Bluetooth in regard to cost, coverage, speed, latency and power. With technology advancements in emerging standards from 5G and Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN), the situation will dramatically improve. In this talk, I will present the recent market trends we observed as an electronics manufacturer. We will discuss how these new technologies facilitate various IoT applications in asset management, agriculture, consumer electronics and industrial IoTs. Finally, I will conclude with some future predictions.

Thas A Nirmalathas

Thas Nirmalathas is a Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Melbourne, Australia. He is also the Director of Melbourne Networked Society Institute - an interdisciplinary research institute focusing on challenges and opportunities arising from the society's transition towards a networked society.

Prof. Nirmalathas obtained his BEng and PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Melbourne in 1993 and 1998 respectively. Between 2000 and 2004, he was the Director of Photonics Research Laboratory (Melbourne Node of Australian Photonics CRC) and also the Program Leader of Telecommunications Technologies Program. From 2004 to 2006, he was the Program Leader for the Network Technologies Research Program in NICTA. He was also the acting Lab Director of VRL in 2007. Between 2006 and 2008, He was the Research Group Manager of the Networked Systems Group of Victoria Research Laboratory (VRL) at the National ICT Australia (NICTA), a premier Australian research centre of excellence in ICT. Between 2010 and 2013, he was the Head of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Between 2013 and 2014, He was the associate Director for the Institute for Broadband-Enabled Society. In 2012, he co-founded the Melbourne Accelerator Program (Australia's first university based startup accelerator). He was its Director between 2012-2015 and provided the academic leadership between 2015 and 2017.

He has written more than 400 technical articles and currently hold 3 active international patents. His current research interests include energy efficient telecommunications, access networks, optical-wireless network integration and broadband systems and devices. 

 He has held many editorial roles with the IEICE Transactions in Communications, IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology and Photonics and Networks SPIE Journal. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, a member of Optical Society of America and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia.

Talk Title: Dynamic Deployment of Resources in Response to User Mobility Patterns in a Mobile Edge Computing Context

Mobile edge computing has emerged as a powerful computing context to support the enormous growth of diverse mobile applications that require high computational power, low latency, and high bandwidth. The user experience can be enhanced beyond the constrained resources limited by the user equipment by offloading computation-intensive tasks to the mobile edge hosts. In this talk, a mobile edge computing framework with suitable optimization strategies to address the resource distribution problem of mobile hosts in future networks with dynamic user mobility patterns will be discussed. Our findings will contribute to the development of a real-time network management and monitoring system in the ME system to detect changes in MEC resource requirements and optimize MEC resource orchestration based on the predicted user mobility and services' usage demands.

Shane Rooney

Dr. Shane Rooney is an Executive Director at the GSMA on the IoT Programme. Bringing together strategies and synergies across the M2M verticals and the wider IoT ecosystems. Shane had previously led the GSMA's initiative in developing mobile solutions in Smart Cities and collaborating with cities like Barcelona, Dubai and Shanghai. His team has developed a wider range of Smart City Indicators, Case Studies and Business Cases demonstrating the importance of mobile technology. His team also have developed enablers in IoT Security and embedded SIM. He has led the launch of Cellular LPWA Networks Technology (NB-IOT & LTE-M) initiative globally and now promoting Cellular V2X technology. Previously he has been a Group Vice President with Etisalat , developing solutions for Energy, Security and Transport IoT solutions for Middle East, Africa and Asia. Before that he has worked with other Mobile Operators, Vodafone, Hutchison and 3 UK as well as launching and divesting of his own M2M company. Shane pioneered early telematics and connected car solutions for Ford Motor Company in the USA and Europe. He has extensive Global experience. He holds a PhD in Communications Systems specialising in Location Based Services and studied Business Marketing at IMD Switzerland.

Talk Title: How are NB-IOT and LTE-M Progressing as a Technology

Dorothy Stanley

Dorothy Stanley, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Head Standards Strategy.

Dorothy has been involved in wireless LAN product strategy and standards activities since 2000, leading and participating in IEEE 802.11, Wi-Fi Alliance, Wireless Broadband Alliance and Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standards developments.

She currently serves as IEEE 802.11 Chair, having served as 802.11 Vice Chair from 2014- March 2018. She is also chair of Task Group TGmd (Maintenance) and has served as chair of the IEEE 802.11v (IEEE Std 802.11v™ -2011), IEEE 802.11 TGmb (IEEE Std 802.11™-2012) and IEEE 802.11 TGmc (IEEE Std 802.11™-2016) task groups.

Dorothy has led and contributed to numerous Wi-Fi Alliance Task Groups, has received Outstanding Contribution Awards from the WFA and now holds leadership roles in the WFA Location Marketing and Security Marketing groups. She is a member of the IEEE Standards Association.

Talk Title: IEEE 802.11 technologies: Enabling IoT Innovation from Sensors to Cars

IoT applications are continuing to expand, using a plethora of communication technologies. This talk highlights some of the IoT applications deployed today using IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN technologies, and introduces the IEEE Std 802.11ah™-2016 Sub 1GHz standard, which enables low power and longer range IoT solutions. Existing Vehicle-to-Vehicle solutions and work under development in the recently approved project P802.11bd, Enhancements for Next Generation V2X, are also described. The IEEE 802.11 standard continues to be enhanced to provide lower power, high and low throughput solutions to enable Wireless LAN IoT applications.

Marco Ulrich

ABB Corporate Research Center Germany.

Talk Title: Autonomous Systems in Industry

Progress in IT and communication technologies are the main driver for the digital transformation in domains such as industrial automation and power industries. Devices, things and people are more and more connected in the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) and a vast amount of data becomes available. New emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and advanced data analytics will impact the new digital industries in a strong way: old and established business models will fade out and new opportunities will appear. This will be the basis for autonomous systems in industry.

In this talk, an industrial view on this new eco-system will be provided and discussed: how do IoT technologies play together with artificial intelligence and data analytics and how will this lead to autonomous systems in industry? Finally, some concrete examples from an industrial ABB perspective will be provided. The focus will lie on industrial automation and electro-mobility use-cases.

Colin Wilcock

Colin Willcock graduated from the University of Sheffield, UK, with a B.Sc in Phyiscs in 1986, an MSc. In Astronomical Technology from the University of Edinburgh in 1987 and a Ph.D. in Parallel Computation from the University of Kent at Canterbury in 1992. Dr. Willcock joined Nokia in 1999, and is currently Head of Radio Network Standardization. He has participated extensively in standardization activities at ETSI, ITU-T and 3GPP, and also has extensive experience of European research having led a number of European projects. In March Colin was elected as the new board chairman for the 5G Infrastructure Association.

Talk Title: European 5G Research Status and Future

This talk will review the current status of 5G research and trials in Europe focusing on 5GPPP. Moreover an overview of related standardization and network infrastructure research in FP9 and smart networks will be provided.

Simon Wood

Simon is General Manager IoT within BT's Enterprise division. Simon is responsible for building the IoT B2B business, providing specialist sales support to the various channels and developing BT's strategic partner ecosystem for IoT. Simon has spent over 15 years in the telecoms industry in a variety of diverse commercial and leadership roles, before focusing more on digital transformation and monetisation of data. Most recently he led the business turnaround of two leading data providers to the legal profession helping them with agility and the challenge of falling market share to new digital disruptors.

Talk Title: How BT is Realising the Potential of IoT for Enterprise

The future of networks is evolving, as 5G networks and NB-IoT become a real thing, huge opportunities are on the horizon. The momentum around IoT adoption is building, the industry is becoming crowded and the competition is fierce.

Playing to win in this market requires a combination of network, applications, security and IoT solutions. What opportunities are being created from network technology advancements? What new markets will open? And how will partner ecosystems and commercial models develop? In this talk Simon will address all of these burning questions.

TOP3-1: Cybersecurity, Data Security, and PrivacyDetailsgo to top

Room: FG-042
Track Description

IoT applications and prospective solutions mandate consideration of a broad set of security and privacy requirements. The explosion in the number of connected devices poses a significant challenge, as does the diversity of end uses. The World Forum will address the component and platform implications for IoT in the context of the full life cycle for security and privacy regimes. It will also address the many security architectures and approaches that have emerged from Government organizations around the world, from the Commercial Market space, and from the Research Community. Across the wide spectrum of use cases there is a need to appropriately balance security and privacy, and it is useful to think of classifications that distinguish the levels required. As an example, these may be thought of as:

  • Highly security-centric "life-and-death" applications such as: critical infrastructure; control systems for connected automobiles, railroads, or aircraft; emergency healthcare
  • Intermediate security uses that include: smart home; routine monitoring of facilities; sports and physical exercise activities that involve tracking such as geolocation
  • Casual uses such as: games, entertainment, public virtual reality applications, and aspects of social media and general information services

The topics that the Presentations, Panels, and Working Group discussions, for the Track on "Security and Privacy Regimes for IoT" will cover include:

  • Achieving secure compose-ability of individually secure devices and components
  • Scalability (for massive number of devices, and as contributors to- and consumers of- big data)
  • Device-associated robustness levels that also deal with the high variations in heterogeneity (such as stationary and mobile infrastructure, smart phones and user terminals, wearables, the wide range of possible sensors and actuator types, and embedded IoT devices)
  • Device ownership and component control (accounting for interoperability, regulatory compliance, governance, audit-ability and risk management)
  • Remediation for the reigning confusion caused by the proliferation of standards and certification, and the realization that IoT will create new experiences and a vulnerability surface that is not accounted for
  • Testing approaches and procedures that overcome the lack of efficacious and accepted practices - These include: interfacing with and leveraging legacy devices and services; containment against expansion of compromise to other units, systems or networks; effective crypto-agility; defense against advanced threats such as quantum-computing attacks. These also include testing approaches for the differing device lifetimes, and lifecycle support of IoT solutions such as over-the-air firmware and software upgrades

One of the objectives of the Track is to launch future actions and activities that continue beyond the World Forum as part of the IoT Initiative Working Group on "IoT Security and Privacy".


Schedule

Tuesday, 16 April 2019
14:00-16:00Session 7: Cyber Ireland
Talk 1: IoT Kill Chain and Symbiotic RelationshipsEoin Carroll, Senior Vulnerability Researcher, McAfee Advanced Threat Research
Talk 2: IoT Benefits and Security ChallengesDr. Andrew Byrne, Dell EMC Research Europe
Talk 3: How can Ireland Position Itself as a Global Cyber Security Leader?Dr. Eoin Byrne, Cyber Ireland
Talk 4: A Model for Detecting Malicious Activities in Cyber Physical SystemsDr. Satyanarayana Vuppala, United Technologies Research Center, Ireland
Wednesday, 17 April 2019
11:00-13:00Session 1: Standards for IoT Security
Talk 1: Challenges and Opportunities for System SecurityBruce Hecht, Analog Devices and Dermot O'Keeffe, ADI
Talk 2: Global Leadership on IoT Security in Standards and ImplementationDavid Rogers, Copper Horse Ltd.
Talk 3: What the GSMA is Doing on IoT Security? What are the GSMAs Guidelines, Self Assessment Scheme and Privacy Policies?Shane Rooney, GSMA
Open Discussion
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-16:00Session 2: Trust and Protection
Talk 4: The Role of Trust in Internet of Things Ecosystems: State-of-the-Art and Research ChallengesGiancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria
Talk 5Sebastian Ziegler, Mandat International
Talk 6: IoT Security: Evolving the FoundationWouter van der Beek, Cisco
Talk 7: Secure Passive Keyless Entry with Bluetooth DevicesKathleen Philips, IMEC
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-18:30Session 3: PUFs and Beyond
Talk 8: Using Physically Unclonable Functions (PUFs) as a Root of Trust in the IoT Network EdgeMikko Kiviharju, FDF
Talk 9: Lightweight Security Solutions for IoT Using Physical Unclonable FunctionsTolga Arul, CASED
Talk 10: Data Privacy and Protection for Storage and Memory in the Internet of ThingsThomas Coughlin, Coughlin Associates
Open Discussion
Thursday, 18 April 2019
11:00-13:00Session 4: Protecting Platforms
Talk 1: Automatic Security Analysis of the IoT App EcosystemAlessandro Armando, University of Genova
Talk 2: Mitigating IoT Risks throughout the Software Development Lifecycle by Reducing Attack VectorsJoe Jarzombek, Synopsys
Talk 3: IoT Penetration Testing for Security AssuranceShiuhpyng Shieh, NCTU
Open Discussion
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-16:00Session 5: From Access Control to Privacy
Talk 4: The Pervasive Role of Identification in IoT Risk AssessmentJohn Callahan, Veridium
Talk 5: IOT Security and Disease ControlJart Armin, Cyberdefcon NL
Talk 6: Challenges and Solutions for GDPR Compliance in Cyber Threat Intelligence SharingBrian Lee, AIT
Open Discussion
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-18:30Session 6: Security for Hot Topics
Talk 7: Towards a Data-Driven Society. Challenges and Research Perspectives for a Next Generation Internet Integrating Networking, Data Management and ComputingRoberto Minerva, Telecom Sud Paris
Talk 8: Buzzword Bingo: Blockchain, IoT, and SCRMCelia Paulsen, NIST
Talk 9: Cyber Security of Intelligent Connected Electric VehiclesHsiao-Ying Lin, Huawei
Closing Remarks

Track Co-Chairs

Jeff Voas, NIST

Jeffrey Voas is an innovator. He is currently a computer scientist at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Before joining NIST, Voas was an entrepreneur and co-founded Cigital that is now part of Synopsys (Nasdaq: SNPS). He has served as the IEEE Reliability Society President (2003-2005, 2009-2010, 2017-2018), and served as an IEEE Director (2011-2012). Voas co-authored two John Wiley books (Software Assessment: Reliability, Safety, and Testability [1995] and Software Fault Injection: Inoculating Software Against Errors [1998]. Voas received his undergraduate degree in computer engineering from Tulane University (1985), and received his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from the College of William and Mary (1986, 1990 respectively). Voas is a Fellow of the IEEE, member of Eta Kappa Nu, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and member of the Washington Academy of Sciences (WAS).



Konrad Wrona, NATO

Konrad Wrona currently holds a Visiting Professor position at the Military University of Technology in Warsaw, Poland. He is also a Principal Scientist at the NATO Communications and Information Agency in The Hague, The Netherlands. Konrad Wrona has over 20 years of work experience in an industrial (Ericsson Research and SAP Research) and in an academic (RWTH Aachen University, Media Lab Europe, and Rutgers University) research and development environment. He has received his M.Eng. in Telecommunications from Warsaw University of Technology, Poland in 1998, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from RWTH Aachen University, Germany in 2005. He is an author and a co-author of over sixty publications, as well as a co-inventor of several patents. The areas of his professional interests include broad range of security issues - in communication networks, wireless and mobile applications, distributed systems, and Internet of Things. Konrad Wrona is a Senior Member of the IEEE, Senior Member of the ACM and a member of IACR.


Keynote Speaker

Giancarlo Fortino

Giancarlo Fortino (SM'12) is Full Professor of Computer Engineering at the Dept. of Informatics, Modeling, Electronics and Systems (DIMES) of the University of Calabria (Unical), Rende (CS), Italy. He has a Ph. D. degree and Laurea (MSc+BSc) degree in Computer Engineering from Unical. He is High-end Foreign Expert of China (term 2015-2018), Guest Professor at the Wuhan University of Technology (China), High-end Expert of HUST (China), and Senior Research Fellow at the Italian National Research Council - ICAR Institute. He has been also Visiting Researcher and Professor at the International Computer Science Institute (Berkeley, USA) and at the Queensland University of Technology (Australia), respectively. He is in the list of Top Italian Scientists (TIS) by VIA-academy, with h-index=37 and 5000+ citations according to GS. He is the director of the SPEME (Smart, Pervasive and Mobile Systems Engineering) Lab at DIMES, Unical and co-director of two joint-labs on IoT technologies established with Wuhan University of Technology and Shanghai Maritime University, respectively. His main research interests include Internet of Things computing and technology, agent-based computing, body area networks, wireless sensor networks, pervasive and cloud computing, multimedia networks, and mobile health systems. He participated to many local, national and international research projects and currently is the deputy coordinator and scientific & technical project manager of the EU-funded H2020 INTER-IoT project. He authored over 375 publications in journals, conferences and books. He chaired more the 90 Int'l conferences/workshops as co-chair, organized more than 40 special issues in well-known ISI-impacted Int'l Journals, and participated in the TPC of over 450 conferences. He is the founding editor of the Springer Book Series on "Internet of Things: Technology, Communications and Computing", and currently serves (as associate editor) in the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, IEEE IoT Journal, Sensors Journal, IEEE Access, Journal of Networks and Computer Applications, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Information Fusion. He is the recipient of the 2014 Andrew P. Sage SMC Transactions Paper award. He is co-founder and CEO of SenSysCal S.r.l., a spin-off of Unical, developing innovative IoT-based systems for e-health and domotics. He is the Chair of the IEEE SMC Italian Chapter, Member-at-large of the IEEE SMCS BoG, Member of the IEEE Press Board of Directors, and founding chair of the IEEE SMC Technical Committee on "Interactive and Wearable Computing and Devices".



Talk Title: The Role of Trust in Internet of Things Ecosystems: State-of-the-Art and Research Challenges

In this talk, we will introduce fundamental concepts related to trust, such as trustworthiness and reputation, and connect them to security and privacy. The importance of trust in real world will be explained and how it could be established. A classification and explanation of trust models will be presented. Then, the talk will specifically focus on the IoT world where state-of-the-art related to Trust and IoT is presented through a taxonomy. A novel multi-agent-systems-oriented model based on reputation capital concept and implemented through blockchain to form trusted dynamic groups of IoT interacting entities is proposed. Finally, some research challenges are delineated.


Track Speakers

Alessandro Armando

Prof. Alessandro Armando received his M.Eng. and his PhD in Computer Engineering at the Univeristy of Genova. His appointments include a position as research fellow at the University of Edinburgh and one at INRIA-Lorraine (France). He is Full Professor at the University of Genova where he teaches Computer Security and has founded and coordinated a Master in Cybersecurity and Data Protection. In 2011 he founded (and led until 2016) the Security & Trust Research Unit of the Bruno Kessler Foundation in Trento. He has been coordinator and/or team leader in several national and EU research projects, including the AVISPA, AVANTSSAR, SpaCIoS and SECENTIS projects. He contributed to the discovery of an authentication flaw in the SAML 2.0 Web-browser SSO Profile and of a serious man-in-the-middle attack on the SAML-based SSO for Google Apps. He is currently serving as vice director of the CINI National Cybersecurity Laboratory.

Talk Title: Automatic Security Analysis of the IoT App Ecosystem



Jart Armin

Jart Armin is a leading activist, analyst, and researcher of hacker intrusion, and advances in cybercrime mechanisms and assessment. Jart gained notoriety for exposing cyber attacks on Georgia as well as cybercriminal hosts such as RBN (Russian Business Network) McColo, Atrivo, Spetsenergo, and others. More recently, Jart has been at the forefront of quantification of cybersecurity and cyber attacks, as well as advances in CTI (cyber threat intelligence), botnet, automated threat tracking, and attribution. Jart is a member of NATO's "National Cyber Security Framework" and a member of the ENISA Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group.



Talk Title: IOT Security and Disease Control

It is a simple axiom, all cybercrime, cyber-attacks, malware, and Internet badness is hosted and trafficked, from somewhere, by someone. In tangent, all the data gained from data breaches, intrusion, malicious scanning, are trafficked and stored somewhere, again by someone and used by others for malicious purposes. It is not magic!

Noting that the recent metric shows that the minority of all Internet traffic is now human, 52% is automated, with 23% of all traffic is malicious in the form of automated threats. This is the most serious threat to the deployment and use of an estimated 20.4 billion IoT devices by 2020. Ironically many of these automated threats have been around for 5 to 10 years.

Rather than spend the estimated $134 billion annually by 2022 just on defensive cybersecurity for IoT devices. We have to start to think and act in terms of digital epidemiology (disease control). We have to find and dismantle the sources of the digital disease, allied to removing the digital garbage, that creates the environment for the disease in the first place. This is achievable, threat removal is cheaper and more effective in the long term.



Tolga Arul

Tolga Arul received his Ph.D. degree on channel switching-triggered charging for Pay-TV over IPTV in computer science from Technical University Darmstadt, Germany. He joined the Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt (CASED), Germany, as a research associate in the field of cyber-physical systems security in 2009. Since March 2017 he is a postdoctoral researcher in the Security Engineering Group at the Technical University Darmstadt. His current research interests include trusted computing and embedded security applied to IoT, transportation, and broadcasting environments.



Talk Title: Lightweight Security Solutions for IoT Using Physical Unclonable Functions

IoT is entering into almost every aspect of daily life and is becoming, besides all its opportunities and advantages, a ubiquitous source for cyber security threats. Fueled by the attention IoT technology has garnered, the necessity for security concepts has already been recognized. However, many IoT devices are not designed to accommodate for adequate security measures, due the conception of the devices that comprise IoT. In particular, IoT consists of everyday devices and objects that have not been connected to the Internet so far. These devices feature a lightweight nature, flexible type of use, and a limited cost framework. In this talk, we introduce applications of Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs), which can be used to provide practical, flexible, lightweight and cost-efficient security primitives. Furthermore, we discuss the working principles of current state-of-the-art memory-based PUFs and motivate their operation in different challenging use cases that can be encountered in various topical and vertical areas.



Andrew Byrne

Andrew Byrne is a principal research scientist with Dell EMC Research Europe. His primary research areas include cyber security, key management, cryptography, access control and legal/regulatory issues for data privacy. In this role he has led Dell EMC's role in several FP7 and H2020 EU projects. Andrew has also worked with Intel Security as a senior developer on their drive and file encryption products, and served as an adjunct lecturer in Cloud security at CIT. He received his PhD in Hardware Implementations of Cryptographic Algorithms from UCC in 2010.



Talk Title: IoT Benefits and Security Challenges

Emerging technologies in IoT, big data, and 5G promise to transform how many industries operate today. However, these new distributed, remote architectures present a variety of new security challenges that need to be understood in order to develop a practical roadmap to successful adoption.



Eoin Byrne

Dr. Eoin Byrne is Cluster Manager at Cyber Ireland, an initiative to establish a national cyber security cluster in Ireland, supported by IDA Ireland and hosted at Cork Institute of Technology. Eoin is also co-founder of the V-LINC Research Group at Cork Institute of Technology. His research has examined regional economic development and industry clusters across a diverse range of sectors from agri-food to ICT, in Ireland and internationally. He also has experience working with industry on innovative technology projects at the Nimbus Research Centre, Ireland's Leading Research Centre in Cyber-Physical Systems & Internet of Things.



Talk Title: How Can Ireland Position Itself as a Global Cyber Security Leader?

Cyber Security is a key priority for many aspects of industry and society, with the capability of impacting every business size. How can Ireland build on its strengths to position itself as a global cyber security leader, through collaboration? Cyber Ireland brings together Industry, Academia and Government to represent the needs of the Cyber Security Ecosystem in Ireland. It aims to enhance the innovation, growth and competitiveness of the companies and organisations which are part of the cluster and will address key challenges including: skills needs, research and innovation, promotion of Ireland's cyber security industry and cross-industry collaboration.



John Callahan

Dr. John Callahan is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Veridium, a leading biometric authentication company. Dr. Callahan recently served as the Associate Director for Information Dominance at the US Navy's Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG) London UK office from 2010-2014 via an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHUAPL) in Laurel, Maryland USA. From 2000-2006, Dr. Callahan served as VP of Engineering and CTO of BDMetrics, Inc. and Sphere.com where he managed social networking systems for the world's largest trade shows such as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), PackExpo, and National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). Prior to 2001, he was a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at West Virginia University (WVU) in Morgantown, WV USA and research director at the NASA Independent verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility in Fairmont, WV USA. He completed his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park USA. Dr. Callahan has worked for Xerox Corporation in Palo Alto, CA USA, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD USA, and IBM Corporation.



Talk Title: The Pervasive Role of Identification in IoT Risk Assessment

Proper identification of devices and users is essential in the IoT landscape for secure access and user privacy. Devices can carry unique identifiers via mechanisms like Physically Unclonable Functions (PUFs) and W3C Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) but users themselves and their mobile devices can provide a "context of use" during sessions when they are in proximity. For example, an automated teller machine (ATM) can provide cardless services to users across networks using strong authentication on user mobile devices. But an issuer needs contextual information regarding the authentication session to make a proper assessment regarding authorization of financial transactions relative to their risk and compliance policies. New standards like RFC 8485 (Vectors of Trust) and X9.117 can be used to encode authentication session context in machine-readable a format to inform the issuer regarding the mechanisms used during authentication including biometric modalities, location and other threat measures.



Eoin Carroll

Eoin Carroll is a Senior Vulnerability Researcher on the McAfee Advanced Threat Research team, focused on finding new vulnerabilities in both software and hardware. For the first decade of his career he worked as an Electronic Engineer in both the semiconductor and medical device industries, gaining a wealth of engineering and risk experience. Prior to joining McAfee ATR team he has also worked as a Software Security Engineer, Product Security Architect, Penetration Tester and Incident Responder, developing both defensive and offensive perspectives. During this time he has created and lead security teams as well as mentored many security engineers. He is very passionate about protecting Autonomous Vehicles and Smart Cities by combining his engineering, security and researcher experience. His work experience includes Threat Modeling and Risk, Secure Platform Design and Mitigations, Memory Forensics, Operating System Internals and Reverse Engineering.



Talk Title: IoT Kill Chain and Symbiotic Relationships

Eoin will elaborate why a security researcher, security architect and vendor symbiotic relationship is vital to securing IoT. The talk will conclude with a comparison of Desktop and Mobile security evolution, the current IoT Security trajectory and how we can engineer secure IoT devices at scale.



Tom Coughlin

Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates is a digital storage analyst as well as a business and technology consultant. He has over 37 years in the data storage industry with engineering and management positions at several companies.

Dr. Coughlin has many publications and six patents to his credit. Tom is also the author of Digital Storage in Consumer Electronics: The Essential Guide, which is now in its second edition with Springer. Coughlin Associates provides market and technology analysis as well as Data Storage Technical and Business Consulting services. Tom publishes the Digital Storage Technology Newsletter, the Media and Entertainment Storage Report, the Emerging Non-Volatile Memory Report and other industry reports. Tom is also a regular contributor on digital storage for Forbes.com and other blogs.

Tom is active with SMPTE (Journal article writer and Conference Program Committee), SNIA (including a founder of the SNIA SSSI), the IEEE, (he is past Chair of the IEEE Public Visibility Committee, Past Director for IEEE Region 6, President of IEEE USA and active in the Consumer Electronics Society) and other professional organizations. Tom was the founder and organizer of the Storage Visions Conference (www.storagevisions.com) as well as the Creative Storage Conference (www.creativestorage.org). He was the general chairman of the annual Flash Memory Summit for 10 years. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of the Consultants Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV). For more information on Tom Coughlin and his publications and activities go to www.tomcoughlin.com.



Talk Title: Data Privacy and Protection for Storage and Memory in the Internet of Things

Although local sensors and other connected devices are generating more and more digital content, IoT data is often stuck in isolated storage silos, often in order to protect personal privacy, and thus not used to its greatest advantage. To make this data more useful we must develop ways to share and use it while protecting individual privacy and creating aggregated anonymous data. This talk will address the evolution of digital storage for IoT applications, at the endpoints, on the edge and in data centers. Recent developments of inference engines in embedded AI devices are using high performance non-volatile memories to replace traditional volatile memory. This brings up new issues in data protection and security. Thus, this presentation will address ways to protect personal privacy and ensure data protection while providing effective sharing and storage of data, including ways to insure privacy protection where persistent memory (such as MRAM, RRAM, PCM, etc.) replaces volatile memory (such as DRAM and SRAM) in future IoT applications.



Bruce Hecht

Bruce Hecht is with Analog Devices Global Operations & Technology focused on the intersection of design, learning, and leadership. He has over 25 years' experience in successfully growing new product portfolios in instrumentation and industrial products, healthcare devices and systems, and automotive applications. Originally from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Bruce studied at the University of Waterloo, earning his BASc/MASc focused on EE, Math, Design & Systems. He holds a Certified Achievement in Alliance Management from the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals and a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt through the American Society for Quality. Bruce is a member of the Corporate Advisory Board for INCOSE and serves on several working groups including Product Line Engineering, Systems Security Engineering, and Systems Science. He has served in many conference roles, including the launch of the IEEE Future Leaders Forum, and serving as the Technical Program Committee Chair and General Chair of local and international conferences, including Bipolar/BiCMOS Technical Meeting (BCTM) in Boston and Bordeaux. Bruce was the guest editor for the Journal of Solid-State Circuits special issue on BCTM, and since 2014 he serves as the SSCS steering committee rep for the IEEE Design & Test Magazine. He is on the AdCom boards for the IEEE EMBS, SSCS, Biometrics Council, and the IEEE Sensors Council. In 2017, Bruce achieved the Executive Certificate in Management & Leadership in the Greater Boston Leadership Program at MIT. He is a mentor and advisor for participants in the MIT Systems Design and Management program connecting systems engineering, systems architecture, and methodology for safety and security engineering. This year, Bruce is working towards becoming an Associate Certified Coach through the Brown University / ACT program in Coaching for Leadership and Performance. He shares curiosity-driven design with his family and 3 children in Brookline, Massachusetts and at opportunities to learn around the globe.



Talk Title: Challenges and Opportunities for System Security



Joe Jarzombek

Joe Jarzombek is Director for Government, Aerospace & Defense Programs in Synopsys, Inc. He guides efforts to focus Synopsys' global leadership in electronic design automation (EDA), silicon IP, and software security and quality solutions in addressing needs of the public sector and aerospace and defense communities. Jarzombek has over 30 years focused on software security, safety and quality in embedded and networked systems and enterprise IT. He participates in industry consortia; test and certification organizations, standards bodies, and public sector collaboration forums to address software assurance and supply chain challenges and to assist in accelerating technology adoption. Jarzombek is a US Air Force retired Lt Colonel and a Department of Homeland Security retired civilian having led the software assurance and supply chain risk management programs. He is a Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) and project management professional with an MS in Computer Information Systems, a BA in Computer Science and a BBA in Data Processing and Analysis.



Talk Title: Mitigating IoT Risks throughout the Software Development Lifecycle by Reducing Attack Vectors

As the cyber threat landscape evolves and external dependencies grow more complex, managing risks to enterprises and connected embedded systems requires more than reactive measures. Many organizations are proactively reducing their attack surfaces both in their cyber supply chain and IoT assets being targeted for exploitation. IoT asset management should leverage automated means for detecting weaknesses and vulnerabilities in software. Addressing cyber supply chain dependencies enables enterprises to harden their attack surface by: comprehensively identifying exploit targets; understanding how assets are attacked, and providing more responsive mitigations. Security automation tools and services, testing and certification programs now provide means for organizations to reduce risk exposures attributable to exploitable software. This presentation addresses means for using information to prioritize mitigation efforts focused on reducing exploitable attack vectors; thus enabling organizations to proactively harden their attack surface and become more resilient in the face of growing threats and asymmetric attacks.



Mikko Kiviharju

Dr. Mikko Kiviharju works as a principal scientist and cryptographer in the Finnish Defence Research Agency (FDRA). He has wide background in cyber defence lasting some 15 years now, and ranging from tactical principles in cyber operations to hardware security and theoretical cryptography. He is involved in both national and international governmental cryptographic standardization efforts. Currently, his research interests involve quantum-resistant cryptography, and cryptographic solutions intended for sparsely connected, heterogenous networks in high-risk environments.

Kiviharju holds an MSc in computer science and a PhD in cryptology. His dissertation on cryptology addressed access control models enforced with next-generation public-key cryptography. This line of work can also be used for a concept called data-centric security, which is one proposed solution to tackle IoT security.



Talk Title: Using Physically Unclonable Functions (PUFs) as a Root of Trust in the IoT Network Edge

Typical problems in enforcing IoT security are connected to sensor node and network edge communications security. One of the key concepts here is remote attestation, which - while possible - may require expensive high-end solutions such as Trusted Platform Modules (TPMs). This talk will focus on the feasibility and applicability of using Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs) in IoT end node and network edge security. PUFs are a type of "hardware fingerprint", whose main ability is to be able to produce unpredictable challenge-response-behavior from minor physical deviations inherently present in some types of standard manufacturing processes of ICT hardware. Independent research of PUFs, both in implementations and applications, has increased ten-fold in the past decade, and a solid theory of using PUFs in cryptography is beginning to emerge. Many PUFs are cheap to produce and use (measured with a variety of resource types), which makes them an ideal candidate to use in IoT environments. Good PUF implementations would, for example, naturally solve the remote attestation problem for a wider application space than is currently possible or feasible with TPMs.



Brian Lee

Dr. Brian Lee is the Director of the Software Research Institute in Athlone Institute of Technology where he conducts research in network security, programmable networking and network management. Dr. Lee has also worked in the networking industry for many years in a variety of technical, managerial and research roles. Currently he is a Funded Investigator in cybersecurity at the SFI funded Smart Manufacturing centre , CONFIRM, hosted by the University of Limerick. He is also coordinator of the H2020 security project PROTECTIVE - Proactive Risk Management through Improved Cyber Situational Awareness.



Talk Title: Challenges and Solutions for GDPR Compliance in Cyber Threat Intelligence Sharing

After the Mirai DDoS event enterprise security postures will never be quite the same again for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. In this post-Mirai era of increasing growth in IoT cyber attacks, sharing high-quality cyber threat intelligence becomes ever more important for CSIRTS in their battle to counter threats and improve situational awareness. However, sharing threat intelligence raises its own challenges to ensure that personal data is protected and that cyber threat sharing stays compliant with measures such as GDPR. This talk examines the approach taken to this challenge in the context of the H2020 project PROTECTIVE - Proactive Risk Management through Improved Cyber Situational Awareness.



Hsiao-Ying Lin

Hsiao-Ying Lin, a senior researcher in Shield Lab, conducts connected car security research in Huawei International, a firm aiming at building a better connected world. Her research interests include embedded system security, applied cryptography and security issues in automotive areas. Before devoting her work fulltime to Huawei International, Hsiao-Ying served as a senior engineer focusing on smartphone platform security in MediaTek Inc. (a fabless semiconductor company), and an assistant research fellow in Intelligent Information and Communications Research Center in National Chiao Tung University. She received the MS and PhD degrees in computer science from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, in 2005 and 2010, respectively.



Talk Title: Cyber Security of Intelligent Connected Electric Vehicles

Electrification, intelligentization, connectivity and sharing are four major trends reshaping car industry for providing a more comfortable and safe driving environment. Connectivity of cars is the essential technology for accelerating intelligentization and car sharing services. It also brings notable cyber security requirements into car industry. As more communication technologies are deployed in vehicles to provide various connectivity, more external interfaces expose vehicles in publicly accessible networks. Those interfaces include various sensors, Bluetooth, DSRC (dedicated short-range communications), 3/4G and OBD (on-board diagnostics) interfaces. As a result, there are multiple potential ways for attackers remotely getting access into vehicles to take control over them. Designing and deploying security mechanisms for connected vehicles is critical for not only security but also safety reasons. This talk will introduce the attack surface of intelligent connected electric vehicles, challenges and potential mitigations.



Roberto Minerva

Roberto holds a Ph.D in Computer Science and Telecommunications from Telecom Sud Paris, France, and a Master Degree in Computer Science from Bari University, Italy. He is Maitre de Conference at Institut Mine-Telecom, Telecom Sud Paris. His research topics are: edge computing and 5G, virtualization and SDN, Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. He was the Chairman of the IEEE IoT Initiative, an effort to nurture a technical community and to foster research in IoT. Roberto has been for several years in TIMLab, involved in activities on SDN/NFV, 5G, Big Data, architectures for IoT. He is authors of several papers published in international conferences, books and magazines.



Talk Title: Towards a Data-Driven Society: Challenges and Research Perspectives for Next Generation Internet Integrating Networking, Data Management and Computing

Data are becoming more and more important for the digital world and the plethora of services and applications. The networks and especially the upcoming Next Generation Internet need to fully support the communication needs and flowing of data.

The speech will focus on some of the technical challenges that will be posed by the increased usage of data over the network such as:

  • predicting the IoT flood, but really how much data will be transported
  • different interaction paradigms beyond Client-Server and the role of network services
  • the NGI network will be transactional for providing security, privacy and data usage fairness
  • the edge computing will cooperate or will compete with the cloud? How much edge processing?

These challenges have also important business and social impacts that may determine whether a new fairer Internet capable of being an open environment will be built.



Dermot O'Keeffe

Dermot O'Keeffe graduated for University College Cork Ireland in 1998 with a BE in Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering. Joining ADI on graduation Dermot worked in the communications Business group. He subsequently spent 8 years with Motorola Freescale where we worked in a variety of roles in radio handset transceiver development. For the past 10 years Dermot is with ADI in Cork and Limerick. Dermot is currently a design manager with the Industrial Platforms and Networking group. Dermot graduated a certificate in System Design and Management at MIT in 2016-17. Dermot's interests are in system design, architecture and cybersecurity.



Talk Title: Challenges and Opportunities for System Security



Celia Paulsen

Celia Paulsen is a cybersecurity researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Her current research focuses on cyber-supply chain risk management and the intersection with tools such as blockchain and additive manufacturing. She has researched and written many documents related to supply chain risk management, metrics and measures for security, cybersecurity-related definitions, password usability, cybersecurity for small businesses, and related topics. In addition, she has served on and provided expertise to projects such as the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education where she was the acting industry coordinator. Prior to joining NIST, Celia was an analyst for the National Security Agency in the US Army. She has an MBA in information security from California State University, San Bernardino, and bachelor's degrees in information technology and business management.



Talk Title: Buzzword Bingo: Blockchain, IoT, and SCRM



Kathleen Philips

Dr. Kathleen Philips is a director at imec, The Netherlands, leading R&D programs on next-generation IoT technologies for Cognitive Sensing. The research includes roadmaps on state-of-the-art IC design for RF-sensing and radar, as well as design of new electro-chemical sensors for environmental monitoring, all the way to analytics, AI and neuromorphic chip design. She is responsible for the roadmap definition, the multi-site and multi-region implementation, as well as the business aspects of the Cognitive Sensing R&D programs.

Kathleen has joined imec in 2007 and has held positions as director IoT, program director for Perceptive Systems, program manager for ULP Wireless and as a principal scientist. Before that time, she was a research scientist at the Philips Research Labs for over 12 years. She holds a Ph. D in electrical engineering, has authored and co-authored over 80 papers and holds various patents.



Talk Title: Secure Passive Keyless Entry with Bluetooth Devices

High-end vehicles are mostly equipped with a Passive Keyless Entry (and start) (PKE) system. These PKE systems allow to unlock and start the vehicle based on the physical proximity of a paired key fob; no user interaction is required. The PKE system relies on an accurate calculation of the key proximity, using RF transceivers. Today's systems typically suffer from poor distance accuracy, and even poorer security.

New ultra-wideband systems are being developed to improve on these aspects, but have limited market supply and add significant infrastructure cost.

In this slot, we present world's first secure passive keyless entry solution on standard Bluetooth parts. It uses a combination of phase-based distance estimation, and advanced algorithmic approaches to combat multi-path effects. Moreover, security features have been co-designed into the physical layer to create a secure distance measurement between two Bluetooth-enabled communication devices. The technology is compliant with standard Bluetooth parts, as already being deployed in the car for control, audio and tyre pressure monitoring, and therefore can leverage on the available Bluetooth infrastructure.

This technology enables a seamless car access experience where a BLE device, such as a mobile phone, acts as a digital car key. Apart from the lifestyle aspect, the concept of digital keys, with the ability of key distribution over the internet, simplifies car sharing and opens the road to a massive sharing economy.



David Rogers, Founder & CEO, Copper Horse and Mobile Technology, Cyber Security & Standards Adviser, Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), UK

David is an adviser to DCMS in the UK on a number of technology and cyber security topics. He is the founder and CEO of Copper Horse Ltd, a software and security company based in Windsor, UK. His company is currently focusing on security and privacy research for the Internet of Things. David chairs the Fraud & Security Group at the GSM Association and sits on the Executive Board of the Internet of Things Security Foundation. He is a Visiting Professor in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics at York St John University and teaches Mobile Systems Security at the University of Oxford. He has worked in the mobile industry for 20 years in security and engineering roles. Prior to this he worked in the semiconductor industry. Most recently he authored the UK's ‘Code of Practice for Security in Consumer IoT Products and Associated Services', in collaboration with DCMS, NCSC, ICO and industry colleagues. David holds an MSc in Software Engineering from the University of Oxford and a HND in Mechatronics from the University of Teesside. He blogs from https://mobilephonesecurity.org and tweets https://twitter.com/drogersuk @drogersuk



Talk Title: Global Leadership on IoT Security in Standards and Implementation

The UK has become a hub for expertise in IoT security. In October 2018, the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) published the Code of Practice for Consumer IoT Security. This work was subsequently promoted up to a European standard with the publication of ETSI Technical Specification 103 645, ‘Cyber Security for Consumer Internet of Things' in February 2019.

The Secure by Design initiative covers many different areas of improving IoT security from manufacturers, through to retailers. As the lead author, David Rogers explains the Code of Practice, its associated work and explains the next steps for government and industry.



Shane Rooney

Dr. Shane Rooney is an Executive Director at the GSMA on the IoT Programme. Bringing together strategies and synergies across the M2M verticals and the wider IoT ecosystems. Shane had previously led the GSMA's initiative in developing mobile solutions in Smart Cities and collaborating with cities like Barcelona, Dubai and Shanghai. His team has developed a wider range of Smart City Indicators, Case Studies and Business Cases demonstrating the importance of mobile technology. His team also have developed enablers in IoT Security and embedded SIM. He has led the launch of Cellular LPWA Networks Technology (NB-IOT & LTE-M) initiative globally and now promoting Cellular V2X technology. Previously he has been a Group Vice President with Etisalat , developing solutions for Energy, Security and Transport IoT solutions for Middle East, Africa and Asia. Before that he has worked with other Mobile Operators, Vodafone, Hutchison and 3 UK as well as launching and divesting of his own M2M company. Shane pioneered early telematics and connected car solutions for Ford Motor Company in the USA and Europe. He has extensive Global experience. He holds a PhD in Communications Systems specialising in Location Based Services and studied Business Marketing at IMD Switzerland.



Talk Title: What the GSMA is Doing on IoT Security? What are the GSMAs Guidelines, Self Assessment Scheme and Privacy Policies?



Shiuhpyng Winston Shieh

Shiuhpyng Winston Shieh is currently a University Chair Professor of Computer Science Department and the Director of Taiwan Information Security Center at National Chiao Tung University (NCTU). Being actively involved in IEEE, he has served as Reliability Society VP, Editor of IEEE Trans. on Reliability, IEEE Trans. on Dependable and Secure Computing, Steering Committee member of IEEE IoT Magazine, and Associate Editor of ACM Trans on Information and System Security. He has been on the organizing committees of many conferences, such as the founding Steering Committee Chair and Program Chair of ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security (AsiaCCS), Founding Steering Committee Chair of IEEE Conference on Dependable and Secure Computing, Program Chair of IEEE Conference on Security and Reliability. Along with Virgil Gligor of Carnegie Mellon University, he invented the first US patent in the intrusion detection field, and has published over 200 technical papers, patents, and books. Dr. Shieh is an IEEE Fellow, and ACM Distinguished Scientist. His research interests include network security, intrusion detection, penetration test, and malware behavior analysis. Contact him at ssp@cs.nctu.edu.tw.



Talk Title: IoT Penetration Testing for Security Assurance

With fast growth of IoT technology, ubiquitous devices and services gradually take part in our daily life. These devices bring us not only convenience but also new security threats. An IoT ecosystem is composed of IoT devices, gateways, on-line services running on the cloud, and the network infrastructure connecting them. In the ecosystem, an IoT device are often connected to the cloud through a gateway, and they may be all under cyber attacks. In contrast to a conventional cloud where attacks are mainly from the Internet, the IoT cloud may be also exposed to both compromised IoT devices and apps it serves. In addition to defensive mechanisms used to protect the ecosystem, penetration testing has been widely used to offensively discover its vulnerabilities. Due to the complexity and heterogeneity of IoT environments, new penetration test techniques are desirable to cope with three types of penetration tests: interface test, transportation test, and system test. In this talk, we introduce the challenges and opportunities of IoT penetration testing. Case studies for penetration testing against the ecosystem will be also given. Our experiments and analysis showed that offensive methods like penetration testing can complement, not replace, defensive mechanisms in the life cycle of system development for security assurance.



Wouter van der Beek

Wouter is a senior architect at the IOT office of the CTO at Cisco Systems.

He is working on various standards related to IOT, for example Open Connectivity Foundation, Fairhair and Thread Group. The CTO group evaluates future trends, emerging standards, technologies, and architectures that drive and influence Cisco's market portfolio relating to IoT.

Wouter has more than 25 years of experience and the last 15 years heavily involved in various standards. These standards include : CEA, DLNA, DVB, HbbTV, OIPF oneM2M and UPnP. In OCF he is chairing the technical steering commitee, alliging specification, implemenation and certification work. His many and various contributions in OCF are now standardized in releases of the OCF (ISO/IEC 30118-1:2018) standards.

Prior joining the IOT group in Cisco Wouter was a software architect in Cisco's Service Provider Video Software and Solutions group. In that role was responisible for the connectivy in the home between set top boxes (STB) and their controlling applications. In that role he represented Cisco in the UPnP forum and OIC. In the UPnP forum he acted as amont other roles as UPnP Board Member, UPnP (Certification) Compliance Chair and UPnP AV vice chair. Wouter was also instrumental in merging the UPnP forum into OIC.

Wouter started his career in Philips at the Physics Labs, where he worked on simulation applications for cathode ray tubes. Later he migrated to Applied Technologies, also a department of Royal Philips Electronics. Among one of the many topics that he tackled, he worked on are Super Audio CD, standardizing the DSD file format and home network connectivity (UPnP/DLNA). Later he moved to the Television department where he functioned as technology leader in home connectivity.



Talk Title: IoT Security: Evolving the Foundation

IoT has been one of the most anticipated technology waves for the past decade. The forecasts call for over 100 Billion devices or more by 2025. This growth calls for security across all the components of the IoT spectrum- from thing to cloud. It also calls for a more scalable way to handle the large amount devices connecting to the Internet per second in 2025.

Also IOT Security is needed to avoid DDoS and ransomware attacks. These attacks are the top concern of IT professionals as they consider their investment in IoT. The reality is that both the variety and volume of devices that will be part of the IoT storm have a wide diversity when it comes to manufacturers, SW/FW/HW capabilities, vertical specific needs, as well as other factors.

The main question is: how do we get to a secure, scalable Internet of Things? First, security is not just the thing-makers problem to solve. Everyone in the eco-system has a play in securing the IoT Devices. The key is to focus on a core set of baseline capabilities that go across all devices, verticals and are common, standards based or "open" based. This talk will focus on four foundational pillars of IoT: secure by design, device/network intent capability, secure/scalable onboarding, and lifecycle management. The industry is collaborating with a number of standards and government bodies to set common baselines. This talk will address the evolving IoT security capabilities and how they will provide the basis to secure the IoT.



Satyanarayana Vuppala

Dr. Satyanarayana Vuppala (M. Tech, Ph.D, MIEEE) is currently Senior Research Scientist at United Technologies Research Center, Ireland. Prior joining at UTRC, he held various positions at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust, University of Luxembourg, University of Edinburgh and Jacobs University. He received the Bachelor of Technology degree with distinction in Computer Science and Engineering from JNTU Kakinada, India, in 2009, and the Master of Technology degree in Information Security from the National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India, in 2011. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Jacobs University Bremen, Germany in Jan, 2015. He has authored more than 60 publications in refereed international journals and conferences. His research interests are on cyber physical security, internet of things, content delivery networks, wireless communications with particular focus on 5G. He also works on physical, access, and network layer aspects of wireless security.



Talk Title: A Model for Detecting Malicious Activities in Cyber Physical Systems

Advances in computing, communications, sensors, and cloud computing has resulted in the proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) which forms a foundation for Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). Cyber-physical attacks can cause tangible effects in the physical world. The attacker's goal is to disrupt the normal operations of the CPS for example: equipment overstress, safety limits violation, damage to the product quality, safety compliance violation etc. The continued rise of cyber-attacks together with the evolving skills of the attackers, and the inefficiency of the traditional security algorithms to defend against advanced and sophisticated attacks such as Distributed Denial of service (DDoS), slow DoS and zero-day, necessitate the development of novel defense and resilient detection techniques compared to traditional approaches like signature and behavior-based methods. To deal with this, in this talk, a novel approach for learning detection model that includes operational, system, and network data to detect advanced attacks is discussed. More precisely, this approach is able to learn a relational network that connects events at different system layers so that attacks can be identified with higher confidence level. Specifically, a behavioral detection model by learning a set of constraints/relations from the data that conjunctively defines the normal operation of a CPS is proposed.



Sébastien Ziegler

Dr. Sébastien Ziegler is a founder and the Director general of Mandat International. He serves as President of the IoT Forum and IoT Lab, as Chair of the EuroPrivacy international board of experts, as Vice Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Subcommittee on the IoT, and as Rapporteur on Emerging Technologies for the IoT and for smart cities at the ITU (SG20). Sébastien has a PhD in Management with a specialization in Information Systems at the Faculty of Economy and Management of the University of Geneva. He graduated in International Relations at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, followed by a Master in Environment, a MBA in international administration (HEC Geneva), and complementary executive courses at Harvard Business School in Boston, Stanford University, UC Berkeley and EPFL. He is an expert in data protection accredited for EuroPrivacy, EuroPriSe and ISO 27001 certifications. Sébastien founded several foundations, organizations and companies, and he initiated several international research projects in the area of ICT, with a focus on the Internet of Things, IPv6, and privacy. He is currently coordinating and associated to several ongoing European research projects and is co-directing the Master in Advanced Studies on the Internet of Things at the University of Geneva. With a multi-disciplinary academic profile, combining international law, science, and economics, he is a relentless promoter of research, innovation and international cooperation.

TOP4-1: Data and The Internet of ThingsDetailsgo to top

Room: C1059

Track Description

The functionality of sensors and other IoT technologies have significantly improved and costs have dropped dramatically. Widely available infrastructure has made it possible to access powerful services that were available to few organizations just a short time ago. Consequently, we see the deployment of IoT applications, services, and processes in all settings. These include aspects of our daily life, the services provided in the public sector, and the management of processes in an industrial and commercial setting. In these developments, the use and exploitation of "Data" plays a central role.

At the heart of value and benefits of IoT is the analysis and exploitation of data in decision-making, and in the execution, of subsequent actions. The creation of "Data" in digital form and the fusion of "Data" from disparate sources enables fact-based analysis that is capable of dealing with the essential complexities of products, services, and processes. The typical use of "Data" can be characterized by three attributes: Volume, Velocity, and Variability. Each of these creates unique challenges that affect the feasibility and scalability of IoT solutions. While we benefit from digitalization, there are also many challenges that we must face in achieving acceptance in deployment and proliferation of practical IoT solutions.

In this track we will focus on the requirements for "Data" in typical applications, actual experiences with "Data" use in IoT deployments, and the opportunities and challenges that come from the collection of "Data" from IoT devices and other relevant sources. Topics we will address include but are not limited to:

  • Data-driven business models (pay-per-use, etc.)
  • From raw data to meaningful information, including AI and ML methodologies
  • Advances in predictive and prescriptive analytics based on IoT data
  • Edge and Cloud IoT data processing
  • Data quality and data trustworthiness (Provenance)
  • Lifecycle curation of Data
  • Legal and regulatory aspects, e.g. "who owns the data?"
  • IoT-related challenges in data privacy and security

Schedule

11:00-13:00Session 1The Power of Data
Talk 1: Revolutionize Sports Data Through AIHelen Sun, STATS
Talk 2: From Industry 4.0 to Data EconomySebastian Steinbuß, International Data Space Association
Talk 3: Unleash the Power of Data Sharing & AI - Telekom Data Intelligence HubSven Löffler, T-Systems
Panel Discussion
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-16:00Session 2Non-functional Requirements
Talk 4: Legal and Regulatory Aspects, e.g. Data Sovereignty and Liability IssuesAlexander Duisberg, Bird & Bird
Talk 5: IoT and Data QualityMunir Cochinwala, New Jersey Innovation Institute
Talk 6: Data and Control in the Industrial InternetStephen Mellor, Industrial Internet Consortium
Panel Discussion
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-18:30Session 3IoT Data in Action
Talk 7: Big Data Architectural Patterns and Best Practices for Energy Utility Monitoring"David Boland, Analog Devices
Talk 8: AI and the Smart FactoryChristian Görg
Talk 9: Autonomous Systems in IndustryMarco Ulrich, ABB
Wrap-up and Summary

Track Co-Chairs

Thomas Hermsdorfer, SET Technologies

Thomas Hermsdorfer is Founder and CEO of SET Technology GmbH. He founded SET in 2007 and graduated in Business Administration. Thomas has had a long-standing career in business consulting, strategy development and technology consulting.

For 15 years, he served as a congressman for the Free State of Saxony and was involved in the State's technology strategy and infrastructure. He led the parliamentary committee for Science, Universities, Media and Art over a period of several years. As such, he was they core university liaison and responsible for science policy. Both fields are regulated on a state level in Germany.

As a member of the Committee for Economic Affairs and Labor a key focus was on the creation of new economic reality in Saxony, one of the new German federal states after reunification. During Thomas's political service, new business incubators were successfully established in Saxony as a link between R&D and the regional economy.

Starting in 1998, Thomas has established deep business relations with organizations at a number of key economic locations in the U.S. Together with the Economic Development Organization of Saxony, he created networks for market expansion, especially SMEs between 1998 and 2007. In collaboration with various Fraunhofer Institutes, Thomas has worked on several international programs in the U.S. and China. Fraunhofer Society is Europe's largest application-oriented research organization.

Uwe Kubach, SAP SE

Dr. Uwe Kubach works as Vice President Digital Supply Chain (DSC) Enablement in SAP's Products and Innovation board area. In this role he is responsible for explaining SAP's DSC strategy to customers, partners, associations, and analysts as well as understanding their requirements and playing them back into SAP's product management organizations.

In former roles at SAP he has been responsible for the global development of the IoT extensions within SAP's technology platform and the launch of the SAP Research Center in Dresden, Germany, which he grew to one of the largest research centers within SAP.

He regularly acts as an industrial consultant to organizations like the European Commission, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, and Industrie 4.0 Platform. He earned a doctorate title in computer science from the University of Stuttgart and an MBA from the Mannheim Business School and ESSEC Paris. He has been granted honorary professor from the University of Dresden.


Track Speakers

David Boland

David Boland is the Cloud Solutions Principal Architect for the Automation and Energy Group at Analog Devices. He is responsible for realising and enabling cloud solutions across all of Analog Devices and has experience bringing healthcare, industrial, energy, agriculture and enterprise services to the cloud.

David has worked for Analog Devices for over 20 years and has extensive experience with all facets of software development and services, from lowly device drivers to large scale distributed software solutions.

David graduated from the University of Limerick in 1999 and holds a BSc in Computer Systems.

Talk Title: Big Data Architectural Patterns and Best Practices for Energy Utility Monitoring

Smart meters containing Analog Devices mSure technology enables energy companies to gain valuable insights into the health and utilization of their networks. By providing extensive usage and forecasting patterns companies can optimize network maintenance costs and increase revenue protection. These capabilities are derived from mSure reports that are securely transmitted along with regular energy metrology data to the network head-end system. A typical mSure enabled energy network will generate vast amounts of data that scale to volumes that are on par with other Big Data domains. Research and testing of early prototypes revealed that although the Big Data characteristics of value, velocity, veracity and variety are all favourable, it is nonetheless a significant challenge to process this volume of data in a cost effective manner. The major obstacles to a successful solution include compute costs and timely insight generation. The lessons gained through the continuous development, deployment, and testing of prototypes and subsequent minimum viable products resulted in several key learnings. These learnings and best practices ultimately enabled the development of our Analog Devices Energy Analytical Studio service that can scale to process millions of meters across wide geographical regions and provide our customers with valuable health and revenue protection insights. During the presentation we will outline the architecture of the Energy Analytical Studio service, discuss the key learnings that enable this architecture and detail the genesis behind those key learnings.

Munir Cochinwala

Munir Cochinwala is CTO for NJIT, College of Computing as well as Executive Director and Chief Scientist for data analytics at New Jersey Innovation Institute. He has previously worked at Applied Communication Sciences (ACS), previously known as Telcordia and Bellcore, where he was an AVP and Chief Scientist/Executive Director for the Information and Computer Sciences Research Lab.

He has over twenty-five years of experience and is knowledge in all aspects of computer science with a focus on large-scale and mission-critical systems. He has deep expertise in data science, big data solutions and large scale systems with a strategic mindset and a passion for building out new capabilities.

He has been Principal Investigator for several research and deployment efforts funded by government and commercial customers such as IARPA & AT&T. He has over thirty publications in journals and holds nine patents.

Talk Title: IoT and Data Quality

Alexander Duisberg

Alexander Duisberg is a partner of Bird & Bird in Munich. His practice covers a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters of technology law, including agile development, Big Data, cloud migration, transactional data protection and cyber security, digital transformation projects, Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and technology disputes. His client base comprises suppliers and customers in a range of industries, in particular within the automotive, tech, mechanical engineering and insurance sectors.

Alexander has been invited to the Federal Government think-tanks "Trusted Cloud", "Smart Data" and "Plattform Industrie 4.0", and is member of the Steering Group of the Industrial Data Spaces Association.

Alexander is an appointed panelist to the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre, and has deep experience in domestic and international arbitration on technology disputes.

Talk Title: Legal and Regulatory Aspects: Data Sovereignty and Liability Issues

As data is becoming the first and foremost driver and key asset of digital transformation, industry and stakeholders need to find their way of dealing with more complex legal issues. The common question of "who owns the data" has moved into a new perspective, on how to establish and manage data sovereignty in complex, networked ecosystems. Data access and fair contracting terms, consortium solutions for sharing raw and processed machine data stand next to the issue of protecting industrial know how in light of the EU Trade Secrets Directive. Where data from human-machine interfaces are at stake, the privacy implications of the GDPR are imminent. These challenges are inevitably complimented by the factual and regulatory demands of dealing with cyber security threats and related liability. The presentation discusses the legal framework from a European perspective, and sheds light on possible legal solutions in a dynamically evolving environment.

Christian Görg

Christian Görg has a master's degree in electrical engineering with the focus on intelligent networking systems. He is System Architect for Enabling Technologies at TRUMPF's Research & Development. He is responsible for various development and research projects and is also an expert for the entire range of IOT for production systems. Christian gained experience at TRUMPF at topics like mobile applications for machines, marketplace concepts, blockchain technology and security.

Talk Title: AI and the Smart Factory

Thomas Hermsdorfer, SET Technologies

Thomas Hermsdorfer is Founder and CEO of SET Technology GmbH. He founded SET in 2007 and graduated in Business Administration. Thomas has had a long-standing career in business consulting, strategy development and technology consulting.

For 15 years, he served as a congressman for the Free State of Saxony and was involved in the State's technology strategy and infrastructure. He led the parliamentary committee for Science, Universities, Media and Art over a period of several years. As such, he was they core university liaison and responsible for science policy. Both fields are regulated on a state level in Germany.

As a member of the Committee for Economic Affairs and Labor a key focus was on the creation of new economic reality in Saxony, one of the new German federal states after reunification. During Thomas's political service, new business incubators were successfully established in Saxony as a link between R&D and the regional economy.

Starting in 1998, Thomas has established deep business relations with organizations at a number of key economic locations in the U.S. Together with the Economic Development Organization of Saxony, he created networks for market expansion, especially SMEs between 1998 and 2007. In collaboration with various Fraunhofer Institutes, Thomas has worked on several international programs in the U.S. and China. Fraunhofer Society is Europe's largest application-oriented research organization.

Sven Löffler

Sven Löffler, Business Development Executive for Big Data & Data-Driven Business. In his role and global responsibility within T - System is he responsible for identification and development of Big Data & Data-Driven solutions. In his previous roles he was responsible as an Executive IT Specialist (OpenGroup certified) and Business Development Leader for IBM Watson & Big Data solutions. In his previous positions over the last 20 years he collected experience in various sales support positions in Germany and Europe. He has proven and extensive experience in the business intelligence, performance management and Big Data market and support services, technical sales and marketing at the Go to Market Strategy.

Talk Title: Unleash the Power of Data Sharing & AI - Telekom Data Intelligence Hub

Stephen Mellor

Stephen Mellor is the Chief Technical Officer for the Industrial Internet Consortium, where he directs the standards requirements and technology & security priorities for the Industrial Internet. In that role, he coordinates the activities of the several engineering, architecture, security and testbed working groups and teams.

Sebastian Steinbuß

Sebastian Steinbuß worked for nine years at the Fraunhofer-Institute for Software and Systems Engineering as Scientist in the context of Cloud Computing, Big Data and IoT. Here, he gathered experiences regarding Digitization in Logistics and Service Industries. Since 2017 he is the Lead Architect of the International Data Spces Association. Here he is responsible for the technical development of the IDS.

Talk Title: From Industry 4.0 to Data Economy

Helen Sun

Dr. Helen Sun is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at STATS, overseeing STATS' product, engineering, artificial intelligence and data production teams.

Dr. Sun joins STATS from JPMorgan Chase, most recently serving as Chief Technology Officer of the Commercial Banking division. For over 22 years, Sun has a proven record as a technology strategist and thought leader in previous roles as Vice President of Cloud Computing, Information Management, and Architecture at Motorola Solutions; Senior Director of Global Enterprise Architecture at Salesforce; and Director of Enterprise Architecture at Oracle.

Dr. Sun is a leader in transforming businesses through innovative solutions, and has published 3 books on the topics of big data and advanced analytics.

Sun earned a Ph.D. in Education Technology and Information Systems from The University of Toledo prior to her extensive leadership experience across multiple financial and software organizations. She has been recognized by the Chicago Business Journal as "Business Woman of the Year" and as a featured speaker at the University of Chicago's "Women in Analytics" symposium. On July 16, 2018, Dr. Sun was recognized in Crain's Tech 50 of 2018.

Talk Title: Revolutionize Sports Data Through AI

Marco Ulrich

Dr. Marco Ulrich is heading the department "Software Technologies and Applications" at the ABB Corporate Research Center Germany. Research areas range from IoT and communication topics to software architectures and cloud computing up to Artificial Intelligence, data analytics and operation management technologies.

He received his diploma degree in physics from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany in 2004 with the main focus on solid state optics and electron-spin resonance. In 2007 he received his PhD degree in Physics from University of Heidelberg in co-operation with the German Cancer Research Center on medical NMR spectroscopy.

Talk Title: Autonomous Systems in Industry

Progress in IT and communication technologies are the main driver for the digital transformation in domains such as industrial automation and power industries. Devices, things and people are more and more connected in the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) and a vast amount of data becomes available. New emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and advanced data analytics will impact the new digital industries in a strong way: old and established business models will fade out and new opportunities will appear. This will be the basis for autonomous systems in industry.

In this talk, an industrial view on this new eco-system will be provided and discussed: how do IoT technologies play together with artificial intelligence and data analytics and how will this lead to autonomous systems in industry? Finally, some concrete examples from an industrial ABB perspective will be provided. The focus will lie on industrial automation and electro-mobility use-cases.

TP1-4: Connectivity for IoTgo to top

Room: Jean Monnet
Chair: Bala Krishna Maddali (USICT, Guru Gobind Singh Indrasprastha University, New Delhi, India)
TP1-4.1 11:00 Security for the Industrial IoT: The Case for Information-Centric Networking
Peter Kietzmann (Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany); Michael Frey (Safety IO GmbH, Germany); Cenk Gündogan (Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany); Martine Lenders and Hauke Petersen (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany); Thomas C. Schmidt (Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany); Felix Shzu-Juraschek (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany); Matthias Wählisch (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)
Industrial production plants traditionally include sensors for monitoring or documenting processes, and actuators for enabling corrective actions in cases of misconfigurations, failures, or dangerous events. With the advent of the IoT, embedded controllers link these 'things' to local networks that often are of low power wireless kind, and are interconnected via gateways to some cloud from the global Internet. Inter-networked sensors and actuators in the industrial IoT form a critical subsystem while frequently operating under harsh conditions. It is currently under debate how to approach inter-networking of critical industrial components in a safe and secure manner. In this paper, we analyze the potentials of ICN for providing a secure and robust networking solution for constrained controllers in industrial safety systems. We showcase hazardous gas sensing in widespread industrial environments, such as refineries, and compare with IP-based approaches such as CoAP and MQTT. Our findings indicate that the content-centric security model, as well as enhanced DoS resistance are important arguments for deploying Information Centric Networking in a safety-critical industrial IoT. Evaluation of the crypto efforts on the RIOT operating system for content security reveal its feasibility for common deployment scenarios.
pp. 433-438
TP1-4.2 11:30 Using SCHC for an Optimized Protocol Stack in Multimodal LPWAN Solutions
Bart Moons and Abdulkadir Karaagac (University of Ghent, Belgium); Jetmir Haxhibeqiri (IDLab, Ghent University - imec, Belgium); Eli De Poorter (Ghent University & Imec, Belgium); Jeroen Hoebeke (Ghent University - imec, Belgium)
Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWANs) are formed out of cheap, small, interconnected devices which operate in the sub-GHz domain. The last couple of years, many communication technologies arose in this domain, each with its own characteristics. In order to satisfy more diverse requirements, devices are now equipped with multiple LPWAN radio technologies, which requires the use of a unified protocol stack independent of the underlying LPWAN technology. With its 2^128 addresses available and its ability to operate over different link layer technologies, the IPv6 protocol stack would be the ideal candidate. However, many LPWAN configurations do not allow standardized IP/UDP communication, sometimes acquiring more header overhead than there is room for the actual payload. Recently, a new initiative to directly connect constrained devices over IP was initiated by the LPWAN working group of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). This work resulted in the Static Context Header Compression or SCHC mechanism. This header compression mechanism is able to compress the overhead of these internet protocols up to 95%. In order to comply with the IPv6 MTU of 1280 bytes, a fragmentation mechanism is also included. In this work, we validate the benefits of using SCHC for multimodal LPWAN solutions and show its implementation feasibility on such constrained devices.
pp. 439-444
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TP1-4.3 12:00 Towards a Scaled IoT Pub/Sub Architecture for 5G Networks: The Case of Multiaccess Edge Computing
Alessandro E. C. Redondi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy); Andres Arcia-Moret (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Pietro Manzoni (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)
The vision of the Internet of Thing is becoming a reality and novel communications technologies such as the upcoming 5G network architecture are designed to support its full deployment. In this scenario, we discuss the benefits that a publish/subscribe protocol such as MQTT or its recently proposed enhancement MQTT+ could bring into the picture. However, deploying pub/sub brokers with advanced caching and aggregation functionalities in a distributed fashion is not trivial. In this paper, we identify the main research challenges and possible solutions to scale up a pub/sub architecture for upcoming IoT applications in 5G networks, and we present our perspective on systems design, optimisation, and working implementations.
pp. 445-450
TP1-4.4 12:30 RPL Based Named Data Routing Protocol for Low Power and Lossy Wide Area Networks
Lijun Dong (Huawei, USA); Richard Li (Huawei USA, USA)
The low-power and lossy wide-area networks (LLNs) has their unique characteristics compared to the fixed networks. The Named Data Networking (NDN) is well suited in such scenario for content request. OSPFN and NLSR have been designed for routing in NDN. Since they are extended from OSPF routing protocol, they do not function well in LLNs. This paper proposes the Named-data Routing Protocol for LLNs (NRPL), which extends the newly developed IPv6 Routing Protocol for LLNs (RPL) by IETF. The new messages are presented to publish content both upstream and downstream in the LLNs. The storing and non-storing modes, as well as the multipath routing and security are supported in the proposed NRPL. The performance evaluation compares the control message overhead with different routing topologies and shows the performance improvement on the content request latency.
pp. 451-456

TP2-4: Computing for IoTgo to top

Room: FB-028
Chair: Stefano Savazzi (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche CNR, Italy)
TP2-4.1 11:00 Motion Discrimination by Ambient Cellular Signals: Machine Learning and Computing Tools
Stefano Savazzi (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche CNR, Italy); Rolando Brondolin (Politecnico di Milano, Italy); Vittorio Rampa (IEIIT - CNR, Italy); Marco D Santambrogio (Politecnico di Milano & MIT, Italy); Umberto Spagnolini (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
In this paper, we evaluate the capability of built-in cellular radio modems available in several IoT modules to track body motions in their close surroundings, by exploiting the real-time analysis of the omnipresent ambient (or stray) cellular signals. In fact, cellular-based IoT devices constantly monitor and report the received signal quality of the camped and neighbor cells for communication functionality imposed by the cellular standards. These quality signals are extracted and processed here to detect changes in the area nearby. A JSON-REST platform and computing infrastructure have been designed to efficiently store and manipulate in real-time these data samples. Experiments and system validation results are presented for a specific case study where two cellular-enabled devices are converted into sensors, while the cellular signal quality is tracked continuously for classifying body motions.
pp. 457-462
TP2-4.2 11:30 Building Stakeholder Trust in Internet of Things (IoT) Data Services Using Information Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
Cathryn Peoples (Ulster University, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Mike Fisher (British Telecom, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Mamun Abu-Tair (University of Ulster, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Bin Wang, Kashif Rabbani, Philip J. Morrow and Joseph Rafferty (Ulster University, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Adrian Moore and Sally McClean (University of Ulster, United Kingdom (Great Britain))
A Service Level Agreement (SLA) defines a contract between network service providers and consumers, specifying the terms of a service which providers will make available and the conditions which consumers will accept. To date, SLAs have been specified using basic terms, such as availability and network performance, with a consumer being compensated in the event that the service provided does not meet the terms agreed. Given changes in the ways which network services are now made available, however, SLA terms are changing to capture both the differences in service provision and, additionally, in the responsibilities of the parties involved. It is this aspect of information SLAs which we respond to in this work, and we propose a SLA model which accommodates the requirements of these new relationships. We also propose a set of metrics, a selection of which are presented in this paper to demonstrate our concept, and recommend that a selection can be adapted by consumers. Finally, due to the intricate relationships between data consumers and data providers in the IoT environment and the fact that metric adaptation may lead to SLA violation, we discuss SLA conflict resolution through prioritizing non-functional metrics on a per-customer basis.
pp. 463-468
TP2-4.3 12:00 A Framework for Efficient and Scalable Service Offloading in the Mist
Eugenio Rubio-Drosdov, Daniel Díaz-Sánchez and Florina Almenares (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain); Andrés Marín López (University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain)
Mist computing puts computing on the very edge of the network. With mist computing, the computation is performed in users' devices (smartphones, laptops, etc.) sensors or wearables (something fairly common in the context of the Internet of Things). Devices which are near may be part of a mist where each of these devices contributes to computation tasks. Each of them has computation capabilities which can be used in order to run tasks from other devices. However, devices in the network must be aware of available features in order to execute tasks within a device with the necessary hardware requirements. There is a compatibility problem between tasks and devices: not all devices satisfy all tasks needs. This article proposes a mist computing framework in order to tackle this compatibility problem.
pp. 469-472
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TP2-4.4 12:30 Mapping QoE with Resource Estimation in IoT
Mohammad Aazam (Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar); Khaled A. Harras (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Applications of Internet of Things (IoT) are rapidly becoming a reality. A large number of IoT services will be related to multimedia such as in video on demand (VoD), vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs), healthcare/telemedicine, and Tactile Internet and so on. Multimedia services are bound to meet certain quality of service (QoS) requirements and it becomes a challenge in the case of resource-constrained devices, especially in the case of mobile nodes. Therefore, it becomes imperative to dynamically allocate the resources incorporating the quality of experience (QoE). In this paper, we provide a methodology of incorporating QoE in different ways such as overall QoE and the QoE provided by the current customer. QoE is determined through net promoter score (NPS). Our mathematical model determines the ratio with which the resources need to be scaled to meet the desired QoS. We have implemented our model using Java and tested its impact using CloudSim simulation. The results show the affect of QoE ratio that is determined by our proposed model.
pp. 473-476

TP3-4: IoT Application Domainsgo to top

Room: Charles Parsons
Chair: Sye Loong Keoh (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (Great Britain))
TP3-4.1 11:00 Evaluation of CoAP Implementations for Live Streaming Using CoAP-Observe
Arne Wall, Hannes Raddatz, Bala Vikram Reddy Gopu and Dirk Timmermann (University of Rostock, Germany)
CoAP (Constrained Application Protocol) enables embedded devices to offer RESTful Web Services and exchange small binary message headers. Next to the transmission of sensor data and control information between smart home devices, there is an application field of streaming data using CoAP. There are CoAP implementations available in Java, that allow an execution on heterogeneous devices and operating systems due to the Java Virtual Machine and Java Runtime Environment. Because of the timing demands of live streaming applications in terms of low latency communication at application layer, we evaluate two different CoAP Java implementations. We compare the timing fluctuations of the packet processing with a CoAP C implementation. As a conclusion we identify the Java Garbage Collector to cause large fluctuations of the packet processing, which results in bad suitability for a live streaming scenario. Furthermore, we recommend the usage of native code applications because of better timing results.
pp. 477-482
TP3-4.2 11:30 Natural Language for an Interoperable Internet of Simple Things
Thierry Grenot (Le Peuple Habile, France); Zoraida Callejas (University of Granada, Spain); David Griol (Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain); Michael McTear (Ulster University, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Debopam Bandyopadhyay (Alumnus Software, India)
The universal deployment of the Internet of Things requires interoperability among people, devices and applications. On the other hand, most devices are actually fairly simple things, able to provide only a few specialized pieces of data or to carry out limited actions. We explore here the opportunity and conditions to use natural language as a simple and straightforward vehicle to achieve an interoperability scheme that is universal, support very long lifecycles, break silos and embrace people, devices and applications all together. We identify and compare the different characteristics of natural language processing applied to human-to-machine and to machine-to-machine situations. Finally we demonstrate that a quite simple implementation could match the identified criteria and deliver interoperability in a simple things environment.
pp. 483-488
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TP3-4.3 12:00 A Smart Mobility Platform for Electric Vehicles with Event Processing
Müge Kural, Fatih Tuncer, Deniz Memiş and Naci Dai (Eteration, Turkey)
Electric Vehicles (EV) are increasingly becoming the mainstream for the automotive industry. EV drives research in many diverse areas such as charging, battery performance, and autonomous driving. The volume, velocity and variety of data and events generated by a typical EV is very large. In this paper, we describe a hybrid architecture that consists of embedded and cloud-based modules to monitor and process EV event in near real-time, which is developed as a part of ITEA2 Smart M2M Grids Project [1]. The platform has a custom designed event processing hardware with network connectivity and module adapters to receive/transmit real time data such as those coming from the automotive Control Area Network (CAN) Bus. The platform includes software to apply rules and policies on real-time events. In this paper, we demonstrate its use with a simulation to detect abnormalities in batteries of EV with car data simulators and observe the performance results.
pp. 489-493
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TP3-4.4 12:30 Integration of Human Actors in IoT and CPS Landscape
Doruk Sahinel (Technische Universität Berlin & GT-ARC, Germany); Cem Akpolat (GT-ARC gGmbH, Germany); Orhan Can Görür (DAI-Labor, TU Berlin, Germany); Fikret Sivrikaya (GT-ARC gGmbH & Technische Universität Berlin, Germany)
The Internet of Things (IoT) is envisioned to facilitate rich interactions among heterogeneous entities, ranging from simple sensing devices to complex robotic devices and from autonomous service agents to human actors. The complexity and multimodality of human actors require specific interfaces for their integration with IoT frameworks that provide suitable software architectures, data models, protocols, message types, and applications. This study focuses on the requirements and design approaches for integrating human actors in a Cyber-Physical System (CPS) within the application domain of Industry 4.0. After a systematic review and taxonomy of the related research literature, the design and implementation of a comprehensive human-integration framework is presented as part of a multi-agent IoT middleware called CHARIOT. Example applications that are developed to exploit the human integration capabilities of CHARIOT middleware are then presented, which extract data from human activities, enable multimodal interaction between humans and other IoT entities, and assist different human roles in a smart factory environment to satisfy the human-CPS integration requirements.
pp. 494-499
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VERT4-1: Industrial Internet of ThingsDetailsgo to top

Room: C1060

Track Description

The digitization and automation of industrial enterprises, processes and infrastructures is creating a disruptive change for the industrial sector. This is affecting manufacturing processes, building management, environmental processes, and transportation and logistic systems in a profound manner. The digitization and automation is driven largely by Internet of Things technologies.

IoT and automation is leading to mass customization in manufacturing. In particular the concept of the digital twin allows new products to be developed and tested before any physical process is started but once design is fixed, the manufacturing processes are then automatically configured and controlled to manufacture the specific design. The flexible deployment, allocation and orchestration of sensing and actuation, communication and computing resources and services are a key enabler.

At the same time, IoT is not only transforming the actual manufacturing processes but affecting the whole lifecycle of production and delivery of new products from raw materials to manufacturing to the delivery to end users, to the product's use and its recycling or reuse, thus enabling a circular economy. Next generation mobile/wireless networks will play a key role in this such as 5G and low power wide area networks.

This vertical track will feature invited speakers from industry and academia and special papers that address forward looking topics in IoT technologies for the industrial space and discuss how the advancement of industrial IoT is transforming industry. Topics that will be addressed include:

  • Dependable networks for automation systems
  • The Internet of Things and the digital twin
  • Virtualization of manufacturing networks
  • 5G and low power wide area networks for industrial IoT
  • Cyber-physical manufacturing systems
  • Edge and mobile cloud computing in industrial IoT
  • Industrial IoT Cybersecurity
  • Robust and Reliable IoT
  • Intelligent Industrial IoT systems

Schedule

11:00-13:00Session 1
Talk 1: Pathways to Digitalisation of ManufacturingChris Decubber, EFFRA
Talk 2: Industrial IoT - Challenges and Use CasesChristopher Ganz, ABB
Talk 3: Future Factory - From IoT Enabled Digital Twins to Smart Business ModelsConor McCarthy, University of Limerick
Panel Discussion
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-16:00Session 2
Talk 4: Challenges in Industrial IoTStephen Mellor, Industrial Internet Consortium
Talk 5: Industrial IoT - Are We Meeting Expectations?Eleni Pratsini, Accenture Technology
Talk 6Liam Quinn, Dell EMC
Panel Discussion
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-18:30Session 3
Talk 7: Robust Networking with RIOT - A Path to Adaptive Industrial CommunicationThomas Schmidt, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
Talk 8: Systems Engineering for Strategic Value in Industrial WorkplacesBruce Hecht, Analog Devices
Talk 9: Don't Forget the WiresDavid Law, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Panel Discussion
Wrap-up and Summary

Track Co-Chairs

Dirk Pesch, University College Cork

Dirk Pesch is a Professor in the School of Computer Science and Information Technology at University College Cork in Cork, Ireland. Dirk's research interests focus on architecture, design, algorithms, and performance evaluation of low power, dense and moving wireless/mobile networks and services for Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical System's applications and interoperability issues associated with IoT applications. He has over 25 years research and development experience in both industry and academia and has (co-)authored over 200 scientific articles. He is involved in a number of Irish national collaborative research centres, the CONNECT Centre for Future Networks and the CONFIRM Centre for Smart Manufacturing. He has also been active in many EU funded research projects, having coordinated the FP7 SCUBA and GENiC projects focused on smart building and data centre energy efficiency. Dirk is on the editorial board of Springer's Wireless Networks and the International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks and contributes to international conference organization in his area of expertise. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the ACM. Dirk received a Dipl.Ing. degree from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, and a PhD from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, both in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

Theocharis (Theo) Theocharides, University of Cyprus

Theocharis (Theo) Theocharides is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at the University of Cyprus. Theocharis received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Penn State University, working in the areas of low-power computer architectures and reliable system design. Theocharis was honored with the Robert M. Owens Memorial Scholarship in May 2005. He has been with the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the University of Cyprus since 2006, where he directs the Embedded and Application-Specific Systems-on-Chip Laboratory. His research focuses on the design, development, implementation and deployment of low-power and reliable on-chip application-specific architectures, low-power VLSI design, real-time embedded systems design and exploration of energy-reliability trade-offs for Systems on Chip and Embedded Systems. His focus lies on acceleration of computer vision and artificial intelligence algorithms in hardware, geared towards edge computing, and in utilizing reconfigurable hardware towards self-aware, evolvable edge computing systems. He serves on several organizing and technical program committees of various conferences, is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a member of the ACM, and an Associate Editor for IEEE Consumer Electronics magazine and the ETRI journal. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of IEEE Design & Test magazine, and ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems.


Track Speakers

Chris Decubber

After obtaining his master of electro-mechanical engineering at the University of Leuven, Chris got involved fairly quickly in European research and innovation programmes.

At EFFRA, Chris Decubber aims at generating consensus on research and innovation priorities among the industrial and research community for the ‘Factories of the Future' PPP. Chris coordinates the monitoring of the outcome and progress of the ‘Factories of the Future' PPP and works on knowledge transfer mechanisms that enhance the impact of the FoF PPP. Chris also initiated the ConnectedFactories Coordination Action which focuses on the developing pathways to the digitalisation of manufacturing.

EFFRA - The European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA) is an industry-driven association promoting the development of new and innovative production technologies. It is the official representative of the private side in the ‘Factories of the Future' public-private partnership under Horizon 2020. The partnership aims at bringing together private and public resources in an industry-led research and innovation programme that generates and demonstrates technologies for a wide range of manufacturing sectors.

Talk Title: Pathways to Digitalisation of Manufacturing

Pathways to digitalisation of manufacturing reflect how digitalisation and eventually the deployment of digital platforms can bring value within different kinds of manufacturing perspectives, such as factory automation, value networks or product-service development. The pathways enhance the awareness among different stakeholders about the actual and future use of digital technologies in manufacturing and facilitate the migration from legacy situations towards innovative approaches.

Christopher Ganz

Dr. Christopher Ganz is Group Vice President for Service and Digital Research & Development, responsible for improving service aspects in research and development and for cross-division projects in the area of service and digital technologies, including remote services, internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives. Having joined ABB in 1995, he was involved in developing the company's digital strategy and is a valued member of the group technology management team. Christopher is also an associate member of the Industrial Internet Consortium steering committee.

Christopher began his professional career at ABB, holding positions of increasing responsibility in research and development. Prior to his current role, Christopher was a Research Program Manager leading a corporate research program in control and optimization. Before that he was Manager Research & Development and Product Manager in ABB's power plant control unit.

Christopher holds a doctoral degree from ETH Zurich with a focus on Automatic Control and an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the same institute. His academic and professional credentials have made him a renowned speaker on digital technology topics worldwide.

Talk Title: Industrial IoT - Challenges and Use Cases

Some of the most cited trends in industry today are the Industrial Internet (of Things), and Industrie 4.0. They both propagate the use of new technologies to connect devices, collect data, and analyze data from different sources to gain insight into industrial operations. However, if no actions are initiated to resolve the discovered issues, there is no gain in productivity, and hence no customer benefit. Closing the loop is essential to achieve continuous improvement in industry. In the past, this was typically solved using automation and production optimization systems on site. Cloud-based applications provide higher computing power and the capability to analyze more data from globally distributed sources.

However, unlike in consumer IoT, where a device directly connects to a cloud, the existing infrastructure in a plant cannot be ignored. The seamless interaction between on-site automation systems and cloud-based analytics is essential for the optimal implementation of an industrial IoT solution. An end-to-end architecture that combines device-level control, plant-level automation, and enterprise level optimization with cross-organizational use of data analytics in the cloud offers the required flexibility to implement customer's requirements in the most efficient way.

By combining domain knowledge from the industrial application, the insight into the functions and requirements of an automation system, and the expertise to implement advanced data science and AI algorithms in the cloud, automation can be brought to the next level, making industrial systems more autonomous.

Bruce Hecht

Bruce Hecht is with Analog Devices Global Operations & Technology where he applies over 25 years' experience in the development of New Products and New Technologies in hardware, software, and systems engineering. Bruce's focus is on the intersection of design, learning, and leadership and has successfully grown new product portfolios in instrumentation and industrial products, healthcare devices and systems, and automotive applications.

From Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Bruce studied at the University of Waterloo, earning his BASc/MASc focused on EE, Math, Design & Systems Engineering. He holds a Certified Achievement in Alliance Management from the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals and a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt through the American Society for Quality. Bruce is a member of the Corporate Advisory Board for INCOSE and serves on several working groups including Product Line Engineering, Systems Security Engineering, and Systems Science.

Bruce is an IEEE Senior Member and has served as guest editor for the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits. He is currently a member of the steering committee for the IEEE Design & Test Magazine. He has served in many conference roles, including the launch of the IEEE Future Leaders Forum, and serving as the Technical Program Committee Chair and General Chair of local and international conferences, including Bipolar/BiCMOS Technical Meeting (BCTM) in Boston and Bordeaux. He is on the AdCom boards for the IEEE EMBS, SSCS, Biometrics Council, and the IEEE Sensors Council.

In 2017, Bruce achieved the Executive Certificate in Management & Leadership in the Greater Boston Leadership Program at MIT and has been an MIT Advanced Study Program Fellow in 2014-2016. He is a mentor and advisor for participants in the MIT Systems Design and Management program connecting systems engineering, systems, architecture, and methodology for safety and security engineering.

This year, Bruce is building on this work through coaching executive leaders and technical professionals through the Brown University / ACT program in Coaching for Leadership and Performance, and how these skills are being used to enhance systems engineering knowledge and capacity.

Together with educator and innovation champion, John Werner, Bruce co-founded the educational startup Ideas in Action, producing over 800 TEDxBeaconStreet talks. He shares curiosity-driven design with his family and 3 children in Brookline, Massachusetts and at opportunities to learn around the globe.

David Law

Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Distinguished Technologist.

David has worked on the specification and development of Ethernet products since 1989 including the development of Ethernet adapter cards, the first stackable Ethernet repeaters, stackable Ethernet switches, as well as being the technical lead on ASIC development teams for stackable repeaters and switching chipsets. Throughout this time David has been a member of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group.

David currently serves as IEEE 802.3 Chair, having served as IEEE 802.3 Vice Chair from 1996 to March 2008. David currently also serves as a member of the IEEE-Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Standards Board and has served in a number of other IEEE-SA governance positions include chair of the IEEE-SA Review Committee (RevCom) from 2008 to 2012 and member of the IEEE-SA Standards Board from 2005 to 2014.

David has received the IEEE-SA Standards Medallion, the IEEE-SA Standards Board Distinguished Service Award, the IEEE-SA International Award, the 2016 IEEE Computer Society Karlsson Award, and the 2017 IEEE Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award. David earned his BEng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, and is based in Scotland.

Talk Title: Don't Forget the Wires

The IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standard continues on a steady path of enabling higher speeds for existing application areas, as well as enabling the use of Ethernet in new application areas such as Industrial Control. This talk will examine the IEEE P802.3cg 10 Mb/s Single Pair Ethernet project. Automation industries have begun the transition from legacy networks to Ethernet. As a result, there is a growing need for a 10 Mb/s Ethernet intrasystem control solution that operates over a single balanced pair of conductors. The IEEE P802.3cg project addresses this application space, and also includes associated provision of power over the data lines common in industrial control applications. Because IEEE 802.3 does not currently support 10 Mb/s over a single balanced pair of conductors, a reduction in the number of pairs of conductors and interface components required for 10 Mb/s Ethernet will provide a basis for an optimized solution in these applications.

Conor McCarthy

Prof. Conor McCarthy is the Centre Director for Confirm - Smart Manufacturing, a Science Foundation Ireland funded research centre looking at future digital manufacturing technologies and cyber-physical manufacturing systems. Confirm is funded at €47M over 6 years and has over 40 industry partners. The centre is headquartered at the University of Limerick, with dedicated digital manufacturing facilities, and has 7 academic partners. Prof. McCarthy is Chair of Lightweight Structures at the University of Limerick, with research interests in digital twin technology for high performance design, development, manufacturing and testing of structural joints. He has published over 150 articles in leading Journals and at International conferences, and citations to his works exceed 2350. Prof. McCarthy is a Science Foundation Ireland Principle Investigator and leads major research programmes in Engineering Science. His other research interests include bolted, bonded and thermally joined composites, multi-scale damage mechanics and non-linear finite element analysis and he currently leads a large research group looking at novel joining methods (see www.falcom.ie). Prof. McCarthy has supervised 12 PhD and 2 research masters students to completion, who have gone on to leading academic and research and development positions in companies such as Nokia, Airbus, Stryker, Wood Group and others.

Stephen Mellor

Stephen Mellor is the Chief Technical Officer for the Industrial Internet Consortium, where he directs the standards requirements and technology & security priorities for the Industrial Internet. In that role, he coordinates the activities of the several engineering, architecture, security and testbed working groups and teams.

Talk Title: Challenges in Industrial IIoT

The technology drivers behind consumer IoT and industrial IoT are broadly the same-ubiquitous connectivity, big data, cheap sensors and computing power-but the business drivers are different. Security for your wearable is obviously important, but security (or, more generally, trustworthiness) for manufacturing, healthcare and transportation needs to be rather more robust: the requirements are "industrial strength". Moreover, price is king in the consumer market, while return on investment is key in industry.

IIoT has the potential to change economies and societies drastically, but that won't happen by itself. We need to test new technologies and new business models; we need common frameworks; we need standards suitable for industry. The Industrial Internet Consortium was founded five years ago to build an ecosystem to accelerate global adoption of the industrial internet.

This presentation will outline the challenges, progress so far, what we are doing now and plan for the future.

Eleni Pratsini

Eleni Pratsini is Managing Director at Accenture Technology, leading the growth of AI applications in business in Europe. Prior to joining Accenture in January 2018, Eleni spent 14 years at IBM Research, leading research teams in Advanced Analytics and AI. In her most recent roles, she was Director of Cognitive IoT Solutions and Lab Director of IBM Research - Dublin, Smarter Cities Technology Centre. Before joining IBM, she had a successful career in academia, first in the US as associate professor at Miami University, and then in Europe at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ). Her work was recognized by a number of industrial and academic awards and research grants.

Eleni has a PhD in Quantitative Analysis and Industrial Engineering (U. of Cincinnati, USA), an MBA in Finance (UCLA, USA) and a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering (U. of Birmingham, U.K.).

Talk Title: Industrial IoT - Are We Meeting Expectations?

The Internet of Things is changing the way we interact with our surroundings. It is estimated that the number of connected devices will grow to 21 billion by 2020. The IoT is generating an explosion of sensor data, most of it is unstructured and multi-modal, requiring sophisticated techniques to analyze and interpret. We can only keep up with the complexity and unpredictability of this information through the use of intelligent computing systems that self-learn, reason and automatically adjust to the surroundings. The enterprise that can analyze the data on the fly and generate transformational decisions to constantly adapt to the changing environment will be a leader in its field. The rapid growth of technology and the resulting increase in expectations, bring up challenges both on the technical as well as the human side; both types of challenges need to be addressed for a successful implementation. In this presentation we will use industrial applications to motivate some of the advanced technologies, point out the practical and technical challenges, and highlight the business benefit from these technologies.

Liam Quinn

Liam Quinn has been with Dell since 1997 and currently leads the Pan-Dell Technologies 5G strategy. Key areas of focus and research include, Converged mobility, Digital & Workforce Transformation, security & Manageability, IoT and xR with specific applications of augmented and virtual reality in areas of remote maintenance, gaming and 3D applications. Mr. Quinn holds has over 120 granted and pending US patents, and is a published Author on Networking. He was named Dell Inventor of the year in 2005, 2007 and 2014. He was an Associate Professor of Engineering at the Dublin Institute of Technology, the University of Texas Austin, and Texas State University. He is a frequent speaker at Wi-Fi and Networking Forums and also represents Dell on the boards of the Wi-Fi Alliance, and The Open Fog Consortium. Mr. Quinn has designed network systems and wireless solutions and has managed Engineering teams in systems architecture and product development. Mr. Quinn serves on the Engineering Advisory Board of the University of Texas Cockrell School of Engineering and the Texas State Ingram School of Engineering. Mr. Quinn hold undergraduate and graduate Degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering.

Thomas Schmidt

Thomas C. Schmidt is professor of Computer Networks and Internet Technologies at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW), where he heads the Internet Technologies research group (iNET). Prior to moving to Hamburg, he was director of a scientific computer centre in Berlin. He studied mathematics, physics and German literature at Freie Universitaet Berlin and University of Maryland, and received his Ph.D. from FU Berlin in 1993. Since then he has continuously conducted numerous national and international research projects. He was the principal investigator in a number of EU, nationally funded and industrial projects as well as visiting professor at the University of Reading, U.K.. His continued interests lie in the development, measurement, and analysis of large-scale distributed systems like the Internet or its offsprings. He serves as co-editor and technical expert in many occasions and is actively involved in the work of IETF and IRTF, where he co-chaired the SAM RG. Thomas is a co-founder and coordinator of the open source community developing the RIOT operating system - the friendly OS for the Internet of Things.

Talk Title: Robust Networking with RIOT - A Path to Adaptive Industrial Communication

The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly evolving from large numbers of embedded devices that gradually connect to the Internet. Such nodes are often (very) constrained and limited to battery-powered low power lossy radio links. RIOT, the friendly operating system for the IoT, is an open source initiative for fueling an IoT ecosystem that is not locked in with vendors or service operators, but gives rise to an interoperable world of heterogeneous devices for various stakeholders.

This talk introduces the networking principles and architectures that turn the IoT into a robust and resilient distributed system while at the same time adapting to the specific needs and constraints of industrial use cases. It showcases security- and safety-critical applications from the forefront of robust and resilient low-power wireless communication with RIOT. RIOT networking offers (i) a modular architecture with generic interfaces for plugging in drivers, protocols, or entire stacks, (ii) support for multiple heterogeneous interfaces and stacks that can concurrently operate, and (iii) GNRC, its cleanly layered, recursively composed default network stack. Focusing on deployability, we discuss and analyse the latest IoT networking approaches including 6Low and Information Centric Networking with a special focus on reliability for industrial applications.

VERT5-1: Maritime Internet of ThingsDetailsgo to top

Room: C1062

The Internet of Things, among its many uses, is a general approach for exploiting integration of sensor observations for situational awareness, aiding decisions, and taking action. This encompasses the range from the proper functioning of the of system of observations, to the connectivity and extrication of data from the object under observation, to the analysis of data from sensors fused with that from other relevant sources, and to the actions that are taken within an application. Almost, every science discipline and technology vertical are experimenting with and using this concept. However, in practical applications, the manifestations of IoT solutions can vary significantly. This can be traced back to the following factors:

  • Need addressed
  • Benefits expected
  • Implementation feasibility
  • Acceptance and adoption

The planned Track on "The Maritime Internet of Things" shall provide an overview of the unique requirements for IoT in a Maritime setting, ideas and solutions for current and future applications in this field. As the scope is broad, the need for having a strong involvement of different stakeholders from industry, end-users, the public sector, and academia and specific topics for discussions have been identified. The Track consists of three sessions and shall be structured according to:

  • What is available and used today in Maritime IoT applications
  • How can the communities learn from each other to come up with new technical solutions and shared infrastructure that is characteristic of IoT
  • What is needed in the future to generate major breakthroughs for IoT in the Maritime domain

Lead representatives in the development and application of IoT in the Maritime domain will provide vivid examples of their work. We expect to address an overview of the needs within the Maritime domain, ranging from environmental research, to fishing and aquaculture, to shipping and transportation, and to extraction of natural resources, among others. We look forward to your participation!

Drafted by Christoph Waldmann, MARUM


Schedule

11:00-13:00Session 1: Maritime Environments - IoT for Maintenance and Operations
Talk 1: Measurement & Management of Network Latency in Remote Presence ApplicationsEdin Omerdic, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Talk 2: Introduction of Digital Sensors in Marine Engines to Prepare IoT Systems for Preventive MaintenanceBernard Clary, CMR Group, Marseille, France
Talk 3: The Experience and Challenges Associated with Deploying and Maintaining Network Technologies and Equipment in A Harsh and Remote Maritime EnvironmentJohn Burke, Irish Lights, Dublin, Ireland
Panel Discussion
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-16:00Session 2: IoT in Action - Maritime Ports and Facilities - IoT as a path to Industry 4.0
Talk 4: The Port of Rotterdam's IoT-Roadmap Toward its ‘Digital Twin'Erwin Rademaker, Port of Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Talk 5: The Building of IoT Solutions - Experiences from the Field"Hein Dekkers, Cisco Systems, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Panel Discussion, Wrap-up and Summary

Track Co-Chairs

Christoph Waldmann, University of Bremen

Senior Member IEEE

Member of IEEE Sensor Council

Education

10/1975-12/1981: Studying Physics in Munich and Kiel, Germany

12/1981-06/1985: Diploma in Physics at the University of Kiel, Germany

06/1985: PhD (Dr. rer. Nat.) University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany

Professional Career

07/1985-12/1989: DFG- Postdoc Fellow at Kiel University and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA

12/1989-12/1992: Postdoc at the Alfred- Wegener- Institute of Polar- and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany

01/1993- 09/1996: Associate Scientist at the University of Kiel, Institute of Applied Physics, Germany

Since 10/1996: Senior Scientist at the University of Bremen, MARUM

Studies abroad

03/1987-02/1988: Guest investigator at the WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION, USA

12/2006-05/2007: Doherty Visiting Professor at the Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Fl, USA

Daniel Toal, University of Limerick

Born in Dublin, Dan is a chartered engineer in Electrical and Systems Engineering: (Hons Dip Elec Eng, Dublin Institute of Technology; BSc (eng) University of Dublin (TCD) 1984; MSc - Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Cranfield University, UK, 1986; PhD Marine Robotics, University of Limerick (UL) 2004). He has worked in the Electrical Power and High Voltage sector with GEC in Britain. He has worked in Automation Research and Systems Engineering including major systems engineering reorganization projects in the UK and Ireland and has worked in AMT consultancy in the electronics industry sector. Daniel is currently an Associate Professor at UL and has taught: Automation, Robotics, Instrumentation, Avionics, Sensors and Electrical Machines. His research interests include: field robotics for challenging environments (land-based, marine, airborne / ROVs, AUVs, UAVs). Successes in research are the result of hard work driven by the vision that the Marine Technology, Ocean Environment; Renewable Energy Sectors will grow in crucial importance. Daniel is the founder and director of the Mobile & Marine Robotics Research Centre at the University of Limerick and is Co PI of the SFI Centre MaREI - Marine & Renewable Energy Ireland www.marei.ie. With the MMRRC research team, Dan has led the design/build of ROV Latis - a 1,000m depth rated ‘smart' vehicle along with many other platforms. On-going research addresses unique challenges of operating in 'high energy' wind, wave and tidal regimes of marine renewable and airborne wind energy. Research also addresses robotic platform development for response in offshore marine incidents, search and rescue (SAR) and marine salvage. Dan is collaborating with research and industrial partners in Ireland, across Europe and North America. He has been chief scientist for numerous off shore research surveys on Celtic Explorer, Celtic Voyager, INS LÉ Eithne, and other vessels. He has numerous Journals, book/book chapters, conference proceedings, invention disclosures, granted and pending patents in sonar technology and renewable energy (see publications tab). He has been awarded the Denny Medal - best journal paper award 2007/2008 - Journal of Marine Engineering. Technology. He has given numerous Plenary talks in Brazil, Korea, and elsewhere.


Track Speakers

John Burke

Director of Information and Communication Technology, Irish Lights

Talk Title: The Experience and Challenges Associated with Deploying and Maintaining Network Technologies and Equipment In A Harsh and Remote Maritime Environment

Irish Lights are a maritime organisation delivering an essential safety service, protecting the marine environment, and supporting the marine industry and coastal communities. Irish Lights have statutory responsibility for the provision and maintenance of marine aids to navigation around the coast of Ireland. John joined the Commissioners of Irish Lights as Head of Information Systems in 2000 and was appointed Director of Technology and Data Services in 2012 and Director of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in 2019. The ICT team is responsible for developing and implementing new technologies as well as supporting existing systems and services for the benefit of both Irish Lights employees and stakeholders. The ICT team manage the communications networks that allow Irish Lights to provide the most cost effective mix of traditional and electronic aids to navigation for the mariner. These networks and systems provide the backbone for the delivery of the Differential GPS service and the monitoring and remote control of both Irish Lights and third party aids to navigation and infrastructure. The ICT department has two divisions, namely, Infrastructure & Operations and Business Solutions.

Bernard Clary

Bernard Clary is R&D and lab manager at CMR Group. He defines new product development and associated new technology strategy to create smart instrumentation and automation systems for a cleaner environment in energy, industry and marine. Bernard is graduated Master's & Bachelor's Degree in electronic, instrumentation, sensors and bus communications from the University of Aix Marseille, and a has got an MBA , Master of Business Administration in Switzerland. He operated about 6 years in CMR Group on smart sensors, monitoring and IOT and most of his 20 years carrier in the car industry as engineer, project leader , design office manager, then program Director on real time software, car ECU's (engine control unit ) and associated diagnostic tools (Parma - Italian location).

Talk Title: Introduction of Digital Sensor in Marine Engine to Prepare IOT System and Predictive Maintenance

Hein Dekkers

With 20 years of experience in IT, Hein Dekkers currently serves as Technical Officer for Global IoT Sales at Cisco. In this role today he is technically responsible to push innovation and digitization for Cisco's IoT architectures, with a primary focus on creating replicability. Especially where mobility finds strength across nation borders there is a need for digitization that covers both technical capabilities as well as (data) governance, security and auditability and where they go hand in hand. For this reason, Hein Dekkers is Cisco globally technical responsible for the orchestration of road-/ and harbor digitization.

Hein has a rich background as a specialist in data extraction and delivery services. In that capacity, he has managed a portfolio of roads, Floating Car Data organizations and harbor projects where these are combined with the vision of SMART mobility. Hein has coordinated the implementation of innovative programs that address the ways we work, live, play and learn within the context of transport and logistic efficiency.

Typical innovation delivery and projects being worked on include Floating Car Data(FCD), Block chain technology, Smart Mobility Solutions, Road Digitization and Smart Ports. Where high-end broadband deployment as well as the hyper-distributed application architectures and service delivery models, that will help drive the digitization of society at large, are what is keeping Hein busy on a daily basis.

Edin Omerdic

Edin Omerdic received the Dipl. Eng. and M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Zagreb, Croatia, in 1997 and 2001, respectively. In 2001 he joined the Mechatronics Research Centre, University of Wales, Newport, UK and took part in the EPSRC funded IMPROVES project. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wales in 2004, with the thesis titled "Thruster Fault diagnosis and Accommodation for Overactuated Open-frame Underwater Vehicles".

Edin is currently employed by the University of Limerick as a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering. He is engaged in numerous research projects funded by the Higher Education Authority and the Marine Institute in the area of submersible robotics; he is also the main developer & designer of OceanRINGS concept & software suite, including the design of state-of-the-art control architecture for ROV LATIS, MRE ROV and I-ROV. Edin's research interests include: Modelling & Simulation of Dynamic Systems, Real-Time Simulators & Real-Time Embedded Control Systems, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Simulated Reality, Multi-Modal Human Machine Interface for Cyber-Physic Systems based on AI techniques (VR headsets, speech recognition, hand gesture recognition), Machine Learning, Application of AI Techniques (Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic) in Intelligent Systems, Guidance, Navigation and Control System for Marine Platforms, Nonlinear Control Systems, Underwater Robotics, Fault-Tolerant Systems, Internet of Things and Network Security.

Talk Title: Measurement & Management of Network Latency in Remote Presence Applications

Remote Presence technology, developed by researchers at CRIS, UL, enables real-time control of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) from a remote control centre via the Internet. Extension of Remote Presence to enable measurement of network delay (latency), including video latency in real-time video streaming applications, is the main topic described in this presentation. The overall idea is to have a remote robotic system permanently deployed offshore, capable of delivering IRM, while the operator/pilot can control the system over the Internet from anywhere in the world. Both ends are synchronised to the same reference clock via Stratum 1 GPS-enabled NTP servers. The requirements, which are imposed on the network link, must comply with the constraints for near-real-time control of a marine ROV system used as a remote tool for Inspection, Repair and Maintenance (IRM) operations on offshore oil & gas subsea structures. Various communication protocols are used to measure network latency and its influence on overall performance. The presentation will also include the application of Remote Presence in a real-world environment.

Erwin Rademaker

Since 2002, Erwin Rademaker works with the Port of Rotterdam. He is an international award winning programme manager and currently responsible for Smart Infrastructure, enabling the Internet of Things at and the Digital Twin of the Port of Rotterdam. https://www.linkedin.com/in/erwinrademaker

Talk Title: Port of Rotterdam's IoT-Roadmap Towards Its ‘Digital Twin'

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Track Description

A Smart City is a complex system, of interwoven ecosystems. Each ecosystem in a true smart city has an inter-dependency on other ecosystems, be it smart energy, traffic management, smart buildings, and so on, data and services need to be shared to make the citizen experience smooth and efficient, requiring a cross industry collaborative approach. At its core is the need to balance available resources and manage their best use in providing value for citizens, industry and commercial entities, institutions, government and other stakeholders. Furthermore, Smart Cities are people-centred ecosystems, striving for improvements in the quality of life of its inhabitants, their social well-being and stimulating local economies.

Economics and regulatory aspects are playing a major role in fostering the adoption and deployment of Technology. They are a key ingredient in the decision making that translates potential into reality.

Technology advances are continuously contributing to this system. In the background, the Internet of Things (IoT) is proving that data gathering, the sensing of processes, infrastructure, and city management is a basis for improvement and innovation. New IoT capabilities are enabling real-time monitoring of conditions and the performance of city functions, which are driving subsequent analyses. This leads to greater awareness of the state of a city, resulting in a cycle of better planning and the execution of actions that can steer its evolution, improving the use of resources and the well-being of its citizens.

This WF-IoT 2019 track on Smart Cities will explore both a global and Ireland-wide view of:

  • the current status of technology;
  • services and trends;
  • people-centred vision, strategies and case studies;
  • the role of open standards in the development of integrated & federated ecosystems.

Our aim is to provide an open platform, where global smart city leaders from government, technology, academia, and business can share their expertise and interact with the audience to discuss the future we wish to chart, and the paths forward, taking into account the many alternatives unlocked by the Internet of Things.

We will be highlighting within the Smart City vertical track a People-Centric Approach to Smart Cities as an underlying theme to all the sessions, bringing together international expert speakers from:

Canada - Denmark - France - Germany - Greece - Hong Kong - India - Ireland - Italy - Morocco - Switzerland - UK - USA

The sessions will be split into 3 days with 9 sessions, as follows:

Tuesday, 16 April 2019:
  • Technology and Services

Wednesday, 17 April 2019:

  • Goals, Vision and People
  • All Ireland

    Dedicated to insight and open discussion on Smart City strategies, research and projects for the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland (UK).

Thursday, 18 April 2019:

  • Trends
  • Concluding Panel Discussion

    A global discussion on Smart Cities and IoT, led by Adam Drobot (Co-Chair of the IEEE World Forum on IoT, Limerick 2019).

These sessions will be of interest to those involved in designing, building or deploying smart city solutions, from academic research, solution providers, suppliers, cities and government, where efficient service delivery, ease of doing business, quality of life and citizen engagement is critical to success.


Schedule

Tuesday, 16 April 2019
11:00-13:00Session 1: Technology & Services I
Session ChairRebecca Hammons, Center for Information and Communications Sciences, Ball State University (USA)
Talk 1Kishor Narang, Mentor & Principal Design Architect, Narnix Technolabs (India)
Talk 2: Privacy Challenges in Smart-Cities: Practical Approaches to Manage Ubiquitous Computer Vision in the CloudPeter Corcoran, Professor of Electrical Engineering, NUI Galway (Ireland)
Talk 3: Data Exchange & Data Layer Standardization for Smart CitiesSubramanian Chidambaram, Cloud & ML Architect, Intel Corporation (USA)
Panel Discussion
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-16:00Session 2: Technology & Services II
Session ChairJoann O'Brien, VP, Ecosystems & Labs, TM Forum (UK)
Talk 4Christian Maitre, Director of the Global Operations Transformation, Orange Group (France)
Talk 5: City as a Data PlatformMichael Mulquin, President, Smart Cities Association (UK)
Talk 6: A Minimal Common Ground: Towards Technical Underpinnings of a Global Market for Smart Cities and CommunitiesMartin Brynskov, Chair, OASC - Open & Agile Smart Cities (Denmark)
Panel Discussion
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-18:30Session 3: Technology & Services III
Session ChairJoel Myers, CEO, DOMILA (Ireland)
Talk 7: Smart Cities: IoT & the Digital RevolutionFrancesco Mazzola, CEO, T.net Italia (Italy)
Talk 8Eric Woods, Research Director, Navigant (USA)
Talk 9: Multi-Service Networks for Smart CitiesArik Elberse, Global Director & Industry Principal for IoT Smart Cities & Buildings, Cisco (Ireland)
Talk 10: Collaborative Approach to Choosing from the Open Standards MenuLindsay Frost, Board Member of ETSI and Chief Standardization Engineer, NEC (Germany)
Panel Discussion, Wrap-up and Summary
Wednesday, 17 April 2019
11:00-13:00Session 4: Goals, Vision and People
Session ChairJoel Myers, CEO, DOMILA (Ireland)
Talk 1Konstantinos Champidis, Chief Digital Officer, City of Athens (Greece)
Talk 2Aawatif Hayar, Chair, Casablanca IEEE Core Smart City (Morocco)
Talk 3: Sharing and Selling Information Between Different Silos: The NGSI-LD APILindsay Frost, Board Member of ETSI and Chief Standardization Engingeer, NEC (Germany)
Panel Discussion
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-16:00Session 5: All Ireland I
Session ChairMihai Bilauca, Head of Digital Strategy & EU Programmes, Limerick City & County Council (Ireland)
Talk 4: The All-Ireland Smart Cities ForumBrian Donnellan, Chairperson, All Ireland Smart Cities Forum (Ireland)
Talk 5Alfie Jones, Head of Information Systems, Galway City Council (Ireland)
Talk 6Naomh McElhatton, Founder, SMART Global (NI, UK)
Panel Discussion
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-18:30Session 6: All Ireland II
Session ChairJoann O'Brien, VP, Ecosystems & Labs, TM Forum (UK)
Talk 7: Building a Smarter City in CorkRuth Buckley, Deputy Chief Executive, Cork City Council (Ireland)
Talk 8Stephen Kinsella, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Limerick (Ireland)
Talk 9: Tackling Dublin's Urban ChallengesAlan Murphy, Lead, Smart Dublin (Ireland)
Talk 10: InterTradeIreland: Assisting with Trade and Innovation Across the Island and Seeking Opportunities for New Cross Border CollaborationGrainne Lennon, International Funding and Collaborations Broker, InterTradeIreland (UK/Ireland)
Panel Discussion, Wrap-up and Summary
Thursday, 18 April 2019
11:00-13:00Session 7: Trends I
Session ChairRebecca Hammons, Center for Information and Communications Sciences, Ball State University (USA)
Talk 1: Context Broker TechnologyErnoe Kovacs, Head of IoT Research, NEC Europe (Germany)
Talk 2: CDX: A Smart City Data Exchange PlatformSidhartha Mohanty, Director of Technology Office, Intel Corporation (USA)
Talk 3Simon Wood, GM of Sales for IoT, BT (UK)
Panel Discussion
13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-16:00Session 8: Trends II
Session ChairJoel Myers, CEO, DOMILA (Ireland)
Talk 4: Efficient Task Allocation for Resource Management in IoT: Objects Cooperation from Mobile CrowdSensing to Smart BuildingsVirginia Piloni, Assistant Professor, University of Cagliari (Italy)
Talk 5Sébastien Ziegler, President, IoT Forum (Switzerland)
Talk 6Thomas Hermsdorfer, CEO, SET Technologies (Germany)
Panel Discussion
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-18:30Session 9: Concluding Panel Discussion
Panel LeaderAdam Drobot, Chairman of the Board, OpenWorkTech (USA)
Panelist 1Mingming Liu, IBM Ireland Lab - Innovation Exchange, IBM (Ireland)
Panelist 2Thomas Hermsdorfer, CEO, SET Technologies (Germany)
Panelist 3Yu-Hsing Wang, Professor (Associate Head), Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (Hong Kong)
Panelist 4Dirk Pesch, Professor, University College Cork (Ireland)
Panelist 5Jeffrey Voas, Computer Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology (USA)
Panelist 6Fawzi Behmann, Chairman, IEEE Communications & Signal Processing (USA)
Panelist 7Ernoe Kovacs, Head of IoT Research, NEC Europe (Germany)
Panelist 8Kishor Narang, Mentor & Principal Design Architect, Narnix Technolabs (India)

Track Co-Chairs

Mihai Bilauca, Limerick City & County Council

Dr. Mihai Bilauca is leading the development and implementation of Limerick's Digital Strategy which aims to lay the foundation for a Smart Limerick City Region. As a result of this strategic approach Limerick has become the first Lighthouse Smart City in Ireland. Having worked for Limerick for overs 17 years Mihai is now heading the Digital Strategy and EU Programmes departments in Limerick City & County Council. Mihai worked in various roles in the ICT Management for UPC Romania, and for Limerick City Council in senior roles or heading the ICT, Change Management (organisational transformation) or Customer Services departments. Mihai is involved in standardization work for Smart Cities & Communities with international standardization organisations (ISO, CEN/CENELEC, ETSI).

In his spare time Mihai continues his academic research in smart cities, mathematical programming and optimization modelling methods and publishes in ACM and other leading computing science journals and conferences. Mihai received a Master of Science (M.Sc.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from University of Limerick, Ireland and the software engineering degree from "Stefan cel Mare" University of Suceava, Romania.

Rebecca Lee Hammons, Ball State University

Dr. Rebecca Hammons is an associate professor in the Center for Information and Communication Sciences at Ball State University. She has extensive technology industry experience in establishing and leading software quality assurance, product development lifecycle services, and project management teams. Strengths include technical leadership, process improvement and automation, predictive analytics for software, and strategic planning.

Dr. Hammons has worked for Ontario Systems, Apple, Raytheon, Tivoli Systems and Wang, in addition to several niche software firms. She is a Certified Quality Manager and Certified Software Quality Engineer with the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and a Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Product Owner with Scrum Alliance. Dr. Hammons received her Ed.D. and M.A. from Ball State University and her B.A. from Michigan State University.

Her dissertation research was in self-directed learning for software quality practitioners. Current technology industry research interests include Slow Tech, Burnout Theory, Internet of Things/Smart Cities, and Gold-Collar Workers. Dr. Hammons thrives on leading organizational change initiatives and coaching individuals and teams to reach their full potential.

Joel Myers, DOMILA Limited (Dublin, Ireland)

Vice Chair of the IEEE Internet of Things (IoT) Consortium Smart Cities Working Group

Leading technologist specializing in the creation and development of innovation technology solutions in the communications and management of services in Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and since 2015 in Business Networking.

Over the past 30 years, he has worked with museums and archaeological worldwide, including the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Pompei in Italy, the Courtauld Institute in London, and The Frick Museum and Metropolitan Museum in New York. His projects in cultural heritage and tourism have covered solutions in digital photo-archiving, reconstructions of sites using 3D virtual reality, augmented reality, and audio-visual mobile applications. In 2008, Joel Myers led a team of developers in partnership with Google Inc. (Mountainview, California) and the Universities of Virginia and UCLA in the creation of Google Earth's first historical city layer, ancient Rome, launched with Michael Jones (CTO, Google Inc. in 2008) under the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism and hosted by On. Gianni Alemanno, the Mayor of the Municipality of Rome in 2008.

His company, HoozAround Corp. is currently commercialising a mobile application called HoozAroundTM. This App offers very close-proximity networking for users to carry out business and social networking based on profile matching needs or interests in real-time, indoors and outdoors. Its aim is to bring people together that would otherwise never meet, face-to-face, in order to create new and more efficient opportunities to grow personally, socially as a city-wide community and in developing business. The app was successfully piloted at the IFA Berlin consumer electronics trade fair in 2017 and at the IEEE World Forum on IoT in February 2018 (Singapore).

Over the past few years Joel Myers has been focusing on the redefinition of the "Internet of People" exploring the goals of the smart city industry movement juxtaposed with the need for humanity to remain connected as physical people on the following 3 themes:

  1. real face-to-face connectivity: people are a city's most important resource and by bringing them together in a more efficient and cohesive way, a city will grow exponentially, both socially and economically; physical connectivity also fights the growing issues of social isolation that are becoming more and more present in today's cities, by helping people to meet face-to-face we move away from virtual communities when smaller distances permit it, and create real relationships within cities that offer sharing and giving back social themes, resulting in a happier population;
  2. the social consequences of increased virtualisation and automation; and
  3. the impact of automation on employment and the economy.

Under HoozAround Corp., Joel Myers has also started working together on a new concept in social credits for Smart Cities that provides awards without the possibility of negative ratings, called HooziesTM. Awards given when people meet face-to-face and carry out positive social actions. The aim is to develop a happier city through technology that promotes human interaction, relationship-building, sharing and giving back to the community, on a local, national, and international level.

The work carried out by Joel Myers has been published in international newspapers and journals such as the BBC, New York Times, Hong Times, the Hindu Times, Wired, and Forbes Magazine.

Joann O'Brien, Vice President, Ecosystems & Labs of TM Forum

Joann is a transformative technology leader who recognized early the role of APIs and automation in achieving a true digital strategy. Joann has led the TM Forum's Open API initiative from concept to global success as an enabler to the zero integration economy. Joann has significant experience leading complex large scale transformation programs for a number of global organizations. She has a mixture of technical and management background, enjoying both equally, she has a BS in Information Technology majoring in Telecommunications from Dublin City University and MBA from Open University.


Track Speakers

Fawzi Behmann, President, TelNet Management Consulting, Inc.

Vice-Chair, IEEE NA Communications Society

Fawzi is a visionary, thought leader, author, and entrepreneur in technology positioning, advancing the adoption of technology in serving key markets.

Fawzi spent over 35 years in the industry and held various executive and leadership positions with Tier 1 companies in the areas of communications and networks spanning service provider, equipment vendor, and semiconductor in US and Canada. Core competencies include strategic planning, Telecom Network Management based on ITU TMN, multiservice edge product release, and strategic marketing for SoC Multi-core-Multi-engine product roadmap.

Being passionate about technology & automation, Fawzi founded TelNet Management Consulting Inc. in 2009 offering professional services in the areas of technology trends, IoT/AI/5G technology positioning, and smart networking solutions development for key markets such as healthcare, mobility, energy, public safety and smart cities.

Fawzi has been a keynote & distinguished speaker, at several domestic and international conferences. He has several publications including a recent book on "Collaborative Internet of Things for Future Smart Connected Life and Business " published by Wiley.

Fawzi has organized several domestic and international conferences and summits. The most recent GreenTech international conference of Smart City.

Fawzi is currently the vice-chair of IEEE ComSoc for NA, chair of IEEE Central Texas and Region 5 Conference Committee chair. He received several awards form Indsutry and IEEE. Most recently is 2017 IEEE Communications Society Chapter of the Year award and 2018 IEEE USA Regional Leadership Award.

Fawzi holds a Bachelor of Science with honors and distinction from Concordia University, Montreal; Masters in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, Ontario and Executive MBA from Queen's University, Ontario Canada.

Martin Brynskov

Martin Brynskov is chair of the global Open & Agile Smart Cities initiative (OASC), which encompasses more than 100 cities from 24 countries. OASC is a non-profit association based in Brussels, Belgium, and it aims to develop so-called Minimal Interoperability Mechanisms (MIMs) for cities and communities. Dr Brynskov is vice-chair of the UN ITU-T Focus Group on Data Processing and Management to support IoT and Smart Cities & Communities (FG-DPM) and chair of the Working Group on Use Cases, Requirements and Applications/Services, and Chair of the Danish Standards Committee on Smart Cities and Communities (ISO TC 268 mirror committee). Dr Brynskov is associate professor, PhD, in Interaction Technologies at Aarhus University in Denmark, director of AU Smart Cities and DITCOM, Centre for Digital Transformation of Cities and Communities, founder and co-director of the Digital Living Research Commons, director of the Digital Design Lab, and fellow at the Center for Advanced Visualization and Interaction (CAVI). Dr Brynskov is coordinator of the European IoT Large Scale Pilot on Smart Cities "SynchroniCity", and the European project New Generation Internet of Things "NGIoT". He is a global expert, speaker and advisor on IoT and smart cities with a human-centric focus.

Talk Title: A Minimal Common Ground: Towards Technical Underpinnings of a Global Market for Smart Cities and Communities

Ruth Buckley

Ruth is currently Deputy Chief Executive and Head of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) and Business Services for Cork City council a large urban local authority in southern Ireland which serves a diverse population of 230,000 people. She has worked in a variety of change management and strategic leadership roles over a 30-year period in both the private and public sector.

Over the last 10 years Ruth has held a number of leadership roles in other organisations including, Vice president of the Major Cities of Europe, Chair of the Heads of Information Systems Liaison group, Director of I Wish and current as a founding member of the Cork Smart Gateway. The gateway is collaboration between Tyndall Research Institute, Nimbus and both Cork local authorities. www.corksmartgateway.ie, Ruth is also a founder member of the Water systems and services innovation centre based in Nimbus.

In 2015 Ruth co-founded the ‘I wish' not for profit organisation with two business women, Caroline O'Driscoll Partner with KPMG and Gillian Keating Partner with RDJ. See www.iwish.ie . This year over 4000 transition year students attended two events (Cork and Dublin) designed to introduce young girls to careers opportunities in Science Technology Engineering Maths (STEM) via an interactive exhibition featuring STEM employers and role models.

Talk Title: Building a Smarter City in Cork

Konstatinos Champidis

Konstatinos Champidis is responsible for the digital transformation of the city of Athens. After a distinguished initial career in engineering within the private sector, he spent two years as a special advisor to the Mayor of Athens, actively participating in the development of "Digital Agenda 2020" for Greece. From October 2014 until today, he has been the Executive Member of the Board of Directors of DAEM. From January 2015 to February 2017, he served as Administrator of the Mayor's "Project Management Tool" and advised him. Then, in February 2017, he became the first Chief Digital Officer of the City of Athens. Konstantinos, released the city's "Digital Roadmap" on January 2018, which includes all the digital initiatives for Athens. He enjoys cycling and listening to classical music. He is married and has a wonderful 6-year old daughter.

Subramanian Chidambaram, Cloud & ML Architect - Intel Corporation

I am a blend of technologist, entrepreneur, product architect and engineering manager, I lead the cloud platform & machine learning architecture group, provide inputs to strategic product planning and manage software vendors and SI's.

Deep domain expertise in creating API based products with innovative business models, building SaaS and big data analytics solution. Experience in taking solutions through privacy, legal & security life cycle milestones.

I actively track technology trends and provide strategic inputs in go-to-market strategies, investment opportunities, channel partner evaluation & structuring the solution terms sheet for partnerships.

I have around 20+ years of experience and pride myself being a hands-on technologist. I do have extensive experience in taking to production many solution offerings and managing the operations in cloud.

My hands-on experience is in building solutions in the technology space include Developing Micro Services for Internet of Things, Identity management for Single Sign-On, License Key Management & DRM for Content Protection, Enterprise Solutions varied Industry verticals.

Talk Title: Data Exchange & Data Layer Standardization for Smart Cities

Peter Cocoran, Professor of Electrical Engineering, National University Ireland Galway

Peter Corcoran is an academic, entrepreneur, industry consultant, expert witness and prolific inventor. He has 30 years experiences as a Professor in Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the National University of Ireland Galway and was elevated to IEEE Fellow in 2010 for contributions to digital camera technology. He has more than 300 published research & technical articles with a Google Scholar h-index of 56. He was a co-founder of FotoNation (www.fotonation.com), now a key business division of Xperi corporation (www.xperi.com) and is a named inventor on more than 250 granted US patents. Currently he is director of the Center for Computational, Cognitive and Connected Imaging (C3I) and heads up a group of 15+ researchers in advanced AI and Computer Vision techniques for embedded systems. He also consults for industry as an expert witness and advisor on Intellectual Property development and strategy.

Brian Donnellan

Prof. Brian Donnellan is Vice-President of Engagement and Innovation in Maynooth University. He is also Professor of Management Information Systems and Academic Director of the Innovation Value Institute (IVI) in that university. He is Co-Principal Investigator in the Irish Software Research Centre (Lero), where he is leading research projects on Smart Cities and Business Model Innovation and is a Funded Investigator in several other Science Foundation Ireland research centres. Having facilitated the formation of the All Ireland Smart Cities Forum, Brian is now its' Chairman. Prior to becoming an academic, he spent 20 years working in the ICT industry where he was responsible for the provision of Engineering Information Systems to support New Product Development. Brian has been guest and associate editor of several leading academic journals and has published widely on IT Innovation.

Adam Drobot

Dr. Adam T. Drobot is a technologist with over forty years of experience in industry, the public sector, and in research. Today his activities include strategic consulting, start-ups, and participation in industry associations and government advisory bodies. He is the Chairman of the Board of OpenTechWorks, Inc. a company specializing in open source software. Previously he was the Managing Director and CTO of 2M Companies in Dallas, TX, from 2010-2012, and President of the Applied Research and Government Business Units at Telcordia Technologies and the company's CTO from 2002 to 2010. Prior to that, Adam managed the Advanced Technology Group at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He also served as the Senior Vice President for Science and Technology as part of his 27 years of service at SAIC from 1975 to 2002.

Adam has been the principal or key participant in the development of several large, scientific and engineering code systems and software for managing the design and production of complex platforms. He has published more than 100 journal articles, and is a frequent contributor to industry literature. He currently holds 26 patents. Adam is a member of Several Corporate Boards, and the FCC Technology Advisory Council. He is on the Board of the Telecommunications Industry Association where he has Chaired the TIA Technology Committee. He is the 2007 recipient of IEEE's Managerial Excellence Award. For the IEEE he has Chaired IEEE Employee Benefits and Compensation Committee, the IEEE Awards Recognition Council, served as a member of the IEEE Awards Board. During 2017 and 2018 he chaired the IEEE IoT Activities Board that oversees the multi-society IEEE IoT Initiative. He holds a BS in Engineering Physics from Cornell University and a PhD. in Plasma Physics from the University of Texas.

Arik Elberse, Global Director, Industry Principal for IoT Smart Cities Solutions, Cisco Systems (Ireland)

Arik Elberse is the Global Director and Industry Principal for Cisco's IoT Smart Cities Solutions. He is responsible for leading end-to-end, innovative and flexible Smart Cities and Connected Roadways solutions, by leveraging Cisco's market leading Intent-Based Networking, IoT Networking and the Cisco Kinetic for Cities platform, as well as a broad selection of eco-system partners.

Arik's previous Cisco responsibilities have included Director of Collaboration Systems and Solutions Engineering and Architecture and Director of Product Management for Video and Desktop Unified Communications. He has 25+ years' experience in ICT and prior to joining Cisco in early 2007 held a variety of senior positions, incl. CTO for Contact Center and Multimedia Applications with Nortel (now Avaya).

Talk Title: Multi-Service Networks for Smart Cities

Lindsay Frost, Chief Standardisation Engineer at NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH

Lindsay Frost is Chief Standardisation Engineer at NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH, chairman of the ETSI ISG CIM group for Context Information Management, Board member of ETSI, and ETSI delegate to the Sector Forum for Smart and Sustainable Cities and Communities as well as delegate to a sub-group of the Digitizing European Industry activity. His previous roles included board member of HGI, co-chairman of HGI Smart Home group, Chair of ETSI TISPAN WG5 Home Networks, Chair of WFA Mobile Convergence group. Lindsay Frost has a Ph.D in experimental physics, a strong interest in medical engineering and a passion for promoting better use of standards for Smart Cities and communities.

Aawatif Hayar

Prof. Aawatif Hayar is the Chair of the Casablanca IEEE Core Smart City project. As a Professor at University Hassan II Casablanca Morocco, she is currently leading GreenTIC-ENSEM, and is the co-founder of E-Madina, a smart city cluster effort. She was selected in 2015 by the African Innovation Foundation as one of the Top-10 innovative African women. She is currently leading R&D projects in smart cities fields with the City of Casablanca, CNRST, Lydec, GIZ and HBS Foundation.

Thomas Hermsdorfer

Thomas Hermsdorfer is Founder and CEO of SET Technology GmbH. He founded SET in 2007 and graduated in Business Administration. Thomas has had a long-standing career in business consulting, strategy development and technology consulting.

For 15 years, he served as a congressman for the Free State of Saxony and was involved in the State's technology strategy and infrastructure. He led the parliamentary committee for Science, Universities, Media and Art over a period of several years. As such, he was they core university liaison and responsible for science policy. Both fields are regulated on a state level in Germany.

As a member of the Committee for Economic Affairs and Labor a key focus was on the creation of new economic reality in Saxony, one of the new German federal states after reunification. During Thomas's political service, new business incubators were successfully established in Saxony as a link between R&D and the regional economy.

Starting in 1998, Thomas has established deep business relations with organizations at a number of key economic locations in the U.S. Together with the Economic Development Organization of Saxony, he created networks for market expansion, especially SMEs between 1998 and 2007. In collaboration with various Fraunhofer Institutes, Thomas has worked on several international programs in the U.S. and China. Fraunhofer Society is Europe's largest application-oriented research organization.

Alfie Jones, Head of Information Systems, Galway City Council

Alfie Jones has 25 years of ICT experience, working in the sectors of Retail, Financial Services, e-commerce, logistics, HealthCare and Local Government.

Stephen Kinsella

Stephen is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Limerick, Ireland and Senior Fellow at the Melbourne School of Government, University of Melbourne, Australia. Stephen is an award-winning weekly columnist for the Sunday Business Post. Stephen's research uses national accounting data to make better models, the economics of small open economies like Ireland under austerity.

Ernoe Kovacs

Head of IoT research at the NEC Laboratories Europe, Heidelberg, Germany. Working on advancing the Internet-of-Things into a programmable cloud-edge platform, adding moving objects like cars or drones, and creating new solutions for the Smart Cities of the Future. We are involved in public and private funded cooperative R&D projects in Europe as well as NEC-internal projects. We participate in IoT large scale pilots, for example for autonomous driving cars as well as for building reference zones for Smart Cities in Europe.

Talk Title: Context Broker Technology

Gráinne Lennon

Gráinne Lennon works a collaborations broker with InterTradeIreland. Her responsibilities include running the Horizon 2020 north/south support programme, secretariat for the US-Ireland R&D partnership and exploring new opportunities for all island collaboration/clusters that will result in mutual economic benefit for Ireland and Northern Ireland. Prior to this, she managed InterTradeIreland's Funding for Growth programme, which aims to assist companies become investor and funding ready. Gráinne has a wide range of experience gained from working in an executive capacity with a number of SME's across the island. Her skills stretch from business planning to raising finance and financial control. She has worked with early stage/start up businesses and more established ventures. Gráinne is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Mingming Liu

Dr. Mingming Liu is a data scientist within Innovation ExcMingming Liuhange, IBM Ireland. He has many years of experience in machine learning, data science, centralized & distributed control and optimization theories with strong links to electric, hybrid vehicles and IoT in the context of smart grids, intelligent transportation systems and smart cities. Prior to IBM, he was employed as a postdoctoral researcher then a senior postdoctoral researcher with the control and decision science research group at University College Dublin, Ireland, where he spent almost three years working on both EU and SFI funded projects, including Green Transportation and Networks (SFI) and Enable-S3 (H2020). He is currently involved in several EU H2020 funded projects at IBM, and his works mainly focus on leveraging the state-of-the-art machine learning, deep learning techniques, as well as advanced control & optimization solutions for practical and challenging problems arising in the industry.

Mingming received his B.Eng. degree with first class honours from the Dept. of Electronic Engineering at the National University of Ireland Maynooth in 2011, and then the PhD degree in Applied Mathematics from the Hamilton Institute at the Maynooth university in 2015 with his thesis entitled "Topics in Electromobility and Related Applications". He is an IEEE member and an active reviewer in the fields. He has published over 20 papers to date, including top-tier journals such as "IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid", "IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation System", "IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering", and "Automatica".

Christian Maitre

Christian graduated as a Computing & Telecom Engineer, and in the early 90s started working for a software company (Steria) to develop standard of interconnectivity between banks and large accounts. He moved to London to build the international projects for Young & Rubicam, a well-known Advertising company, and then onto New York at the WWHQ to develop the first corporate Intranet. Back in France we took the position as CIO of the Young & Rubicam group. Following this he became CIO for IBM software group/Lotus France, developing lots of new concepts with the rise of Internet.

In 2000 Christian joined a small French internet company as deputy general manager in charge of Operations, reshaping all their operations and supporting new innovation for business (one of the main multimedia service providers in France). The company was acquired by Orange in 2006, and he became VP for Operations for Orange Business Services (the enterprise branch of Orange). He then spent 7 years in the Orange group as Deputy CIO in charge of IT modernisation for the whole group. Now he is Director of the Global Operations Transformation for countries in the Orange group, working on new digital paradigms for network, service platform and IT contexts.

Christian is an expert in Smart Cities, with many awarded catalyst projects that standardise a city's digital journey.

Francesco Mazzola, CEO at T.net Italia Spa

Francesco Mazzola graduated in Electronic Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano in Italy and attended several postgraduate degree programs. He has performed his first experience as an expert in multidisciplinary engineering at Snamprogetti (ENI) of San Donato Milanese and then at Agip Petroli of the same group. CEO and CIO of T.net Italia since 2002 he has leaded T.net, a private held company, into ambitious projects, such as the Oncology Network of Eastern Sicily, whose project received in 2008 in Cernobbio (Italy) the award as an Excellence in Health Digital Information Systems while in 2014, an advanced Hybrid Cloud Project became an Emear Case Study of Cisco Systems. Since 2007 he has been working on cognitive computing, machine learning (Electronic Health Record in the Oncology Clinic, Pollution Air Modeling, Farming) and Software Defined Network development.

In 2015 he started the IOT Business Unit of T.net Italia and he is actually involved in building the Middleware Infrastructure and developing the Software Defined Radio to let IOT Sensors talking efficiently to ITS in Smart Road and Smart City context optimizing V2X Communications. He's also Tech Leader with the University of Catania (IT) in a Smart Farm (Precision Lifestock Farming) Internet of Things Solution and Application named "CowTech".

Keynoter in several Events, he is also Senior Member at IEEE and Leads the IEEE Architecture Committee of the Smart Cities Working Group in the IEEE IOT Consortium.

Talk Title: Smart Cities: IoT & the Digital Revolution

Naomh McElhatton, Founder of SMART Global (Ireland)

Highlighted as one of Northern Irelands most energetic entrepreneurs, Naomh has over fifteen years' experience working in the digital and creative industries sector. As Founder of SMART Global, she has created a bespoke series of events, digital transformation think-tanks and a platform for a diverse mix of industry sectors to network together to share their learnings and experiences.With a keen interest in Immersive Tech Naomh and her team have had great success working and supporting the Retail and Hospitality space. They also work with the Education, Recruitment, Government, Construction, Engineering and Manufacturing sectors and have formed strong relationships in the Healthcare sector, with a new AI product launching in 2019.

As a specialist in Digital Education Naomh works with organisations to identify unmet needs, define goals, create opportunities and pinpoint challenges throughout a company's digital transformation journey.

Naomh is a well-known guest speaker, mentor and events host, she was honoured to host the inaugural "Women in Tech" Conference in Northern Ireland. She is also the Curator of the She Said Club, an Associate Lecturer at Ulster University, a STEM Ambassador, board member of the Digital Catapult and is an official TEDx Speaker.

Sidhartha Mohanty, Director, Technology Office at Intel Corporation

I am a Results-Driven Senior-Level Executive with 20+ years of broad-based experience in technology. I have considerable experience developing and leading multi-million dollar businesses. I have expertise establishing and managing high performance teams, developing technical leaders, defining and investing in new technological areas of growth, establishing a new site, managing and growing the site. As a business executive, I have extensive experience in people and site management, identifying technology trends, managing research engagements, product definition and product marketing, strategic marketing, customer marketing, business development, project and resource planning, change management, strategic product planning, customer support and sales management.

I love working with customers and have been successful in penetrating key accounts worldwide. I have strong business skills gained through extensive interactions with customers worldwide. I have managed key customer accounts in North America, Europe, and APAC.

I have set up a complete site in India from scratch and have grown it to be a high-performance site that delivered world class solutions to customers around the world. I am able to work successfully across cross-functional teams located around the world. I have extensive experience delivering key solutio