Challenges in the Design of Resource Constrained Cyber Physical Systems
Abstract: The increasing number of interactions between functionalities in embedded systems is challenging the way these systems are designed. Interactions cannot be viewed any longer as disturbance to be compensated, but rather they are a distinguishing feature of the system. For example, in today’s car the brakes are used by the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), and many other functionalities. Hence, it is needed an unambiguous way to brake if more functionalities request a different braking operation. This is just one of the challenges posed by design of Cyber Physical Systems (CPS): systems in which the interactions between physical, computing, and communication elements is so tight that design cannot be made in isolation. In this talk, some of the design challenges of CPS will be illustrated together with some benefits of new design techniques. Also, some possible future research direction will be described.
A Review of Some of the Challenges and Opportunities for Internet of Things (IoT)
Abstract: In this talk an overview of some of the major issues related to the Internet of Things (IoT) are discussed. First, it will be explained why IoT is so popular and what are some of the projected expectations for this technology. Next some of the key requirements and related enabling technologies will be presented. In particular, the focus will be on extreme low power technologies and some of the software issues related to real-time considerations of these devices as it pertains to industrial and consumer applications. Finally, there will be some concluding remarks about research and development challenges and opportunities that one can expect from this technology.