The Internet of Things and Emergent Configurations: Challenges, Achievements, and Future Directions



Romina Spalazzese

The Internet of Things and Emergent Configurations: Challenges, Achievements, and Future Directions
Speaker:
Romina Spalazzese
Associate Professor in Computer Science at Malmö University, Sweden
Short Bio:
Romina Spalazzese is Associate Professor in Computer Science at Malmö University, Sweden. She is also Project Leader and Senior Researcher within the Internet of Things and People Research Center (http://iotap.mah.se/) and Software Center (https://www.software-center.se/). She received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of L’Aquila in 2011. Her research is primarily concerned with the engineering of complex distributed and self-adaptive systems by exploiting formal methods, e.g., architecting IoT systems for emergent properties and enabling interoperability through automated synthesis of self-adaptive connectors/mediators. She published a number of articles in international journals, conferences, and workshops on these topics. She is/was involved in the organization of several scientific events, e.g., Co-chair of Early Career Researchers Forum track at ICSA 2018, Publicity and Social Media Co-chair at MobileSoft 2018 at ICSE 2018, leading organizer of IoT-ASAP 2018-2017 at ICSA 2018-2017, Publicity Chair at SEAMS 2015. She served/es as PC member for several leading conferences e.g., ICSE 2018 Posters track, ICSE 2018 Demonstrations track, ICSA 2018, ICSA 2017, WICSA and CompArch 2016, and is reviewer for top journals in the software engineering area e.g., CACM 2018, JSS 2018-7, TSC 2017, IEEE Software 2017, IST 2016, SoSym 2016, TSE 2015-2014, TAAS 2015. Romina is principal investigator of three projects with industry, two about IoT systems engineering, one about interoperability. Her industrial collaborations include: Volvo Car Group, Volvo Group (Trucks Technology), Ericsson, Jeppesen-Boeing, Axis Communications, Verisure, Sigma Technology, Sigma Connectivity, Data Ductus, Terranet. More information can be found at www.rominaspalazzese.com
Abstract:
Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are developing fast and continuously. New IoT devices, services, and applications become available everyday to support users within areas such as, e.g., smart home, transportation, health, and industry, to mention some. To fully realize the IoT vision and benefit from all its advantages, a number of challenges have to be addressed while designing and realizing IoT systems including, for instance: heterogeneity and dynamicity of devices, services, and applications; uncertainty of the operational environment; and human in-the-loop. In this seminar, I will discuss about Emergent Configurations (EC) as a way to engineer IoT systems to cope with such challenges. An EC is a set of things, i.e., possibly smart connected objects and devices, that connect and cooperate temporarily to achieve a user goal. Additionally, I will report about an architectural approach to enable the automated formation and adaptation of ECs. ECs are adapted in response to (un)foreseen context changes e.g., changed availability of things or changed or evolved user goals. Finally, I will draw some future perspectives. The investigations about ECs are carried out as part of the ECOS project (http://iotap.mah.se/projects/ecos/) in close collaboration with companies within the Internet of Things and People (http://iotap.mah.se/) Research Center.
Date:
Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 - 14.00
Location:
DIBRIS Conference Room - Via Dodecaneso 35, Genova (III floor, room 326bis)

 

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