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IoT‐Based WSN: Softwarization and Virtualization Towards CPS Intelligence

Adnan Al‐Anbuky, PhD

AUT University,
Auckland, New Zealand


Progression of Internet of Things (IoT) and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) are leading into the more comprehensive and integrated organization of the Cyber Physical Systems (CPS). The area of CPS goes beyond the functions of sensor‐actuator systems where the system objective is the efficient data collection, transportation and delivery. It also goes beyond the IoT where physical things are remotely interacted with. Cyber‐physical systems (CPS) are “engineered systems that are built from, and depend upon, the seamless integration of computational algorithms and physical components. Their pervasive operation is governed by the key pillars relevant to wireless sensor‐actuator network, Internet of Things IoT, cloud and embedded computing, and intelligence enabling technologies. Timing and synchronization among the system components are of vital importance in coordinating the actions with the events of a highly complex and distributed system. Functional Verification is of another vital importance to ensure that the software behaves as required. Softwarization and virtualization of IoT based WSN systems plays important role in future of CPS design. The field is directly associated with wide range of applications such as transportation, farming, horticulture, health, manufacturing, to name few. The talk will discuss the generic conceptual architecture for Cyber Physical System with emphasis on the degree of freedom IoT based WSN offers for softwarization, edge computing and network functions virtualization. This will lead into discussing the layered architecture for defining the WSN‐SDN initiative. Examples on use‐cases relevant to vehicular network and shared spaces will also be discussed.

Short bio

adnanAdnan Al‐Anbuky http://sense.aut.ac.nz/SeNSe_Lab/adnan.php is a full professor at AUT and direct the SeNSe research lab. His current research area is around the dynamic interaction of the WSN with the physical phenomenon in capturing the critical events taking into consideration the IoT and cloud support. Recently, the involvement in projects like public space ambient intelligence PSAmI and traceability of food condition during logistics has encouraged the contribution towards the concepts of Cyber‐ Physical Systems and smart cities. They both involve federated sensor networks, IoT and Big‐Data management. Adnan is a member of the editorial board of number of international journals and scientific groups. He is actively contributing to the organization or operation of numerous local and international events and conferences. He has delivered number of keynote talks and has numerous conference and journal peer reviewed publications.