OSGi Community Event 2013 (http://www.osgi.org/CommunityEvent2013/Schedule)
OSGi is gaining popularity as enabling technology for building embedded systems in residential, automotive and M2M markets. In all these contexts it is often necessary to communicate with IP and non-IP devices by using various protocols such as Zigbee, ZWave, KNX, EnOcean, etc. In order to provide a convenient programming model suitable for the realization of end-to-end services it is very important to apply an abstraction layer which unifies the work with devices supporting different protocols. A specification work covering this topic has been already started by OSGi Alliance in cooperation with organizations such as HGI, ETSI M2M, BBF and OneM2M.
This presentation comments the existing approaches for the realization of device abstraction in OSGi. Special attention is paid to the requirements making such an abstraction suitable for interactions with cloud based applications and services. A reference architecture based on the experience gained from numerous commercial projects is presented and explained.
Dr. Dimitar Valtchev is Chief Technology Officer of ProSyst Software. His main technical interests are in the fields of embedded systems, device management and distributed computing.
Recently Dimitar has been involved in numerous residential and automotive projects using the OSGi technology. He believes in the power of open systems/architectures and actively participates in the work of organizations such as HGI and OSGi Alliance.
Dimitar is a senior member of IEEE and holds MS in Electronics, MS in Computer Science and PhD in Electrical Engineers degrees from the Technical University of Sofia.