Title: IoT/CPS: M2M communication, actuation and coordination challenges
Professor Ivan Stojmenovic IEEE Fellow
University of Ottawa
Abstract: Existing machine-to-machine (M2M) communications incorporate a central point for gathering information, making decision, and acting. Large scale cyber-physical systems (CPS) beyond M2M concept are envisioned with the distributed actuation and in-network processing. Machine-to-machine communication aspects include data dissemination, data aggregation, reporting mechanisms for monitoring, cooperative access. Other related issues that would be explored are modeling, inter-dependency and topology control, and security and privacy.
This lecture emphasizes actuation as one of important tools in the future applications of Internet of Things and Cyber Physical Systems architectures. Various existing models for wireless sensor and actuator networks are elaborated. It then concentrates on the network layer issues in wireless sensor and sensor-actuator networks. Coordination between sensors and robots, and robot to robot coordination are then covered with some concrete problem formulations. These include robot dispersion, communication aspects of robot coordination, robot task allocation, and sensor placement and relocation to improve sensing area coverage.
Biography: Ivan Stojmenovic received his Ph.D. degree in mathematics. He is Full Professor at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He held regular and visiting positions in Serbia, Japan, USA, Canada, France, Mexico, Spain, UK (as Chair in Applied Computing at the University of Birmingham), Hong Kong, Brazil, Taiwan, China and Australia. He published over 300 different papers, and edited seven books on wireless, ad hoc, sensor and actuator networks and applied algorithms with Wiley. He is editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (2010-3), and founder and editor-in-chief of three journals. He is Associate Editor-in-Chief of Tsinghua Journal of Science and Technology, steering committee member of IEEE Transactions on Emergent Topics in Computing, and editor of IEEE Network, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, IEEE Transactions on Computers, ACM Wireless Networks and some other journals. Stojmenovic is on Thomson Reuters list of Highly Cited Researchers (from 2013; <300 computer scientist), has h-index 59, top h-index in Canada for mathematics and statistics, and >13000 citations. He received five best paper awards and the Fast Breaking Paper for October 2003, by Thomson ISI ESI. He received the Royal Society Research Merit Award, UK (2006), and Humboldt Research Award, Germany (2012). He is Tsinghua 1000 Plan Distinguished Professor (2012-5). He is Fellow of the IEEE (Communications Society, class 2008), and Canadian Academy of Engineering (since 2012), and Member of the Academia Europaea (The Academy of Europe), from 2012 (section: Informatics). He was IEEE CS Distinguished Visitor 2010-11 and received 2012 Distinguished Service award from IEEE ComSoc Communications Software TC. He received Excellence in Research Award of the University of Ottawa 2009. Stojmenovic chaired and/or organized >60 workshops and conferences, and served in >200 program committees. He was program co-chair at IEEE PIMRC 2008, IEEE AINA-07, IEEE MASS-04&07, founded several workshop series, and is/was Workshop Chair at IEEE ICDCS 2013, IEEE INFOCOM 2011, IEEE MASS-09, ACM Mobihoc-07&08.