Keynote: Payam Barnaghi
SENSEI: An Architecture for the Real World Internet
The Internet is facing an evolution in its applications and architecture. The drivers for this evolution are a combination of several players with diverse and potentially changing interests, be its users, operators, manufacturers, service and content providers, together with advances in technologies that have become available over the years. Besides its applications, the infrastructure of the Internet is also evolving, extending its reach to mobile users and end-devices with the inclusion of next generation mobile networks. This evolution of the Internet has lead to emerging concepts and applications that are now telling the tale and are requiring a rethink of the fundamental pillars of the Internet Architecture.
This talk will focus on an architecture for a real world Internet, which has been developed as part of the European ICT-FP7 SENSEI project (http://www.ict-sensei.org/). Recent research efforts within the SENSEI project have tackled the challenges of enabling a Real World (aware) Internet at global scale. SENSEI has developed an architecture and corresponding technological building blocks serving as key enablers for the envisioned future smart environments. Building on top of the communication service layers of the current or future Internet, SENSEI architecture weaves heterogeneous Sensor and Actuator Networks and processing resources into a homogeneous real world resource fabric, enabling an open marketspace for real world context and interaction.
Payam Barnaghi is a researcher at the Centre for Communication and Systems Research (CCSR), the University of Surrey. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science from University of Malaya in 2007. He received an MSc in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics from Azad University of Tehran in 1998, and a BSc in Computer Hardware Engineering from Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran in 1996. He is currently involved in EU FP7 SENSEI and mCiudad projects. He is also participating in W3C Incubator group on Semantic Sensor Networks. He is a member of IEEE and IEEE Computer Society. His research interests include Ontologies, Machine Learning, Semantic Sensor Networks, Semantic Web Services, Context-aware Service Platforms, Internet of Things, Information Search and Retrieval, Self-organization, Applications of Graph Theory in Computer Science and Networks, Distributed Computing and Programming.