Seminar: INTER-IoT: Toward Global Interoperability of Internet of Things Ecosystems

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Prof. Giancarlo Fortino,

University of Calabria, Italy

Time: 10:00,Oct.8,2015

Place:Academic hall,2th Floor,the School of Logistics Engineering



INTER-IoT project is aiming at the design, implementation and experimentation of an open cross-layer framework, an associated methodology and tools to enable voluntary interoperability among heterogeneous Internet of Things (IoT) platforms . The proposal will allow effective and efficient development of adaptive, smart IoT applications and services, atop different heterogeneous IoT platforms, spanning single and/or multiple application domains.

Most current existing sensor networks and IoT device deployments work as independent entities of homogenous elements that serve a specific purpose, and are isolated from “the rest of the world”. In a few cases where heterogeneous elements are integrated, this is done either at device or network level, and focused mostly on unidirectional gathering of information. A multi-layered approach to integrating heterogeneous IoT devices, networks, platforms, services and applications will allow heterogeneous elements to cooperate seamlessly to share data, infrastructures and services as in a homogenous scenario.

Accordingly, the INTER-IoT systemic approach, which will be created within the project together with necessary software tools and end-user applications, will provide ways of overcoming interoperability problems between heterogeneous IoT systems across the communication/software stack, including: devices, networks, middleware, application services, data/semantics. Henceforth, reuse and integration of existing and future (even standard) IoT systems will be facilitated and made possible to obtain interoperable ecosystems of IoT platforms.

In this seminar, we provide an overview of the INTER-IoT project by highlighting the key objectives, the technical underpinnings, and the project phases.




 Giancarlo Fortino is currently Associate Professor of Computer Engineering (since 2006) 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 holds the Italian Scientific National Habilitation for Full Professorship and is High-end Foreign Expert of China and Adjunct Professor at the Wuhan University of Technology, China. 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. His main research interests include agent-based computing, wireless sensor networks, pervasive and cloud computing, multimedia networks and Internet of Things technology. He participated to many local, national and international research projects and currently is the co-technical coordinator of the EU-funded H2020 INTER-IoT project He authored over 250 publications in journals, conferences and books. He chaired more the 40 Int'l conferences/workshops as co-chair, organized more than 20 special issues in well-known Int'l Journals, and participated in the TPC of over 250 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, 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 sensor-based systems for e-health and domotics. He is IEEE Senior member and co-chair of the IEEE SMC Technical Committee on Interactive and Wearable Computing and Devices.