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Event Details

  • Monday, November 6, 2017
  • 11:30 - 12:00

Smart Infrastructure for Livable Communities

Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities with more than six devices per person connected to the Internet. This implies that billions of devices and systems are embedded in a city’s infrastructure. Smart city services rely on computation and communication resources and analysis of the tremendous data to enhance safety, efficiency, productivity and quality of life for its citizens. In this talk, we showcase our research towards the softwarization of networks and endowing them with intelligent services to manage their resources in support of smart city applications. We start by describing two new biologically inspired channel selection strategies for societies of secondary users in dynamic spectrum access networks. Such channel selection strategies can be utilized in support of a wide variety of applications including vehicular networks and the Internet of Things (IoT). Then we present our work on a versatile platform for the development of IoT applications that dynamically leases cloud resources to deliver services that maximize the revenue collected from the delivery process of sensory data to IoT application users given Quality of Service (QoS) guarantees. We finish our talk by summarizing our work on a smart white cane to enhance the safety and crossing abilities of pedestrians at wide and complex intersections. This system is composed of three subsystems, the veering adjustment system through RFID technology (D2I), vehicle alert system through D2D and the cloud (D2V & V2D), and the green time system where connection is established through WiFi with the signal controller (D2I).