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EUNICE 2011: Sensing a Smarter Planet


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Energy-Aware Communications: 17th International Workshop, EUNICE 2011, Dresden, Germany, September 5-7, 2011 …

Energy-Aware Communications: 17th International Workshop, EUNICE 2011, Dresden, Germany, September 5-7, 2011

In the next couple of years, there are expected to be 2 billion people connected to the Internet. At the same time, the instrumentation and interconnection of the worlds human-made and natural systems is explodingwhich could mean that there soon will be more things connected to the Internet than there are people who are connected. This Internet of Things promises to give people a much better understanding of how complex systems work, so they can be tinkered with to make them work better. But it also opens up a whole new sphere of opportunity to mine the data to create anything from smarter traffic to smarter healthcare to smarter food supply chains.

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  • 1. A Sense of a Smarter PlanetDr. Matthias KaiserswerthDirector and Vice PresidentIBM Research - Zurich
  • 2. •Welcome to a smarter planet•Who gets it?•Wireless sensors made easy•Summary 2
  • 3. The world is smaller.The world is flatter.The world is about toget a whole lot smarter. Why? 3
  • 4. Our world is becomingINSTRUMENTEDOur world is becomingINTERCONNECTEDVirtually all things, processes and waysof working are becomingINTELLIGENT 4
  • 5. + + =An opportunity to think and act in new ways— economically, socially and technically. 5
  • 6. 1 billion transistors for each person on earth. 1 trillion WHY? things connected to the net.30 billion Using theRFID tags cloud toalready provisionembedded. computing resources. 6
  • 7. In one small 40-70% = business district in Estimated losses Los Angeles alone, of electrical energy cars burned 47,000 because grid gallons of gasoline systems are not just looking for smart. parking. Only 20–30% of reserves WHY? are extracted from the world’s existing oil wells.Weather-related In our healthcareevents inflicted systems, electronic$1 trillion in damage health records couldfrom 1980 to 2003. save 100,000 lives a year. 7
  • 8. Smarter energy Smarter traffic Smarter oil fields Smart oil fieldsSmarter water Smarter food supplymanagement WHY? BECAUSE IT NEEDS TO.Smarter banking Smarter buildings Smarter healthcare 8
  • 9. WHO GETS IT? 9
  • 10. MALTAReplacing 250,000 analogelectric meters withsmarter meters thatmonitor electricity usagenear real time, identifywater leaks and electricitylosses, set variable rates,and reward customerswho consume less power. 10
  • 11. DENMARKOn the island ofBornholm, IBM is helpingto develop smarttechnologies thatsynchronize the chargingof electric vehicles andhomes with the availabilityof wind energy in theelectric grid. 11
  • 13. WIRELESS SENSORNETWORKSSpatially distributedautonomous devices usingsensors and actuators tocooperatively monitor andreact to physical orenvironmental conditions. 13
  • 14. CHALLENGES•Potentially very limited resources - power, memory, energy•Not easy to use or program, even for computer scientists 14
  • 15. IntroducingIBM Mote Runner 15
  • 16. Open:Provide an open“standard” to sparkan ecosystem andfree for academiaDownload 16
  • 17. Power Efficient:Makes “best” use ofthe availableresources,8 bit processor,8 KB RAM,128 KB Flash 17
  • 18. Dynamic:Can bedynamicallyconfigured andreconfigured inthe field. 18
  • 19. Scalable andIntegrated:Can be deployedon a wide range ofmotes and is partof a largeinfrastructure. 19
  • 20. Accessible:Can beprogrammed in astate-of-the-art wayby computerscientists; can bedeployed and usedby domainspecialists 20
  • 21. On-Mote Architecture 21
  • 22. Mote Runner:Bird’s Eye View 22
  • 23. Mote Runner:Complier Tool Chain 23
  • 24. INTERNET OF THINGSARCHITECTUREEU project, using MoteRunner, to create an easy touse platform to connect anyobject with a sensor to theInternet. Pilot will includemonitoring vital patientstatistics in Spain. 24
  • 25. Summary• The technology is available• The opportunities are being forced upon all of us to act• Collaboration between academia, government and industry can make it happen• Try Mote Runner - 25
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