IoT/CPS with sensors and robots: Actuation and coordination challenges

Wednesday, 19th December 2012, 10:00 am (LT 10, North Spine)
Speaker: Dr. Ivan Stojmenovic (Professor of University of Ottawa, IEEE Fellow, Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems)
Title: IoT/CPS with sensors and robots: Actuation and coordination challenges

This talk discusses actuation as one of important tools in the future applications of Internet of Things and Cyber Physical Systems architectures. Various existing models for wireless sensor and actuator networks are elaborated. It then concentrates on the network layer issues in wireless sensor and sensor-actuator networks. Coordination between sensors and robots, and robot to robot coordination are then covered with some concrete problem formulations. These include
robot dispersion, communication aspects of robot coordination, robot task allocation, and sensor placement and relocation to improve sensing area coverage.

During this talk, Prof. Stojmenovic will also share with us the editorial process of the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS). He will also provide suggestions and advices on how to conduct high-quality research, write well-presented papers, and increase the chance of getting you work to appear in TPDS.


Ivan Stojmenovic received his Ph.D. degree in mathematics. He is Full Professor at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He held regular and visiting positions in Serbia, Japan, USA, Canada, France, Mexico, Spain, UK (as Chair in Applied Computing at the University of Birmingham), Hong Kong, Brazil, Taiwan, China and Australia. He published over 300 different papers, and edited seven books on wireless, ad hoc, sensor and actuator networks and applied algorithms with Wiley. He is editor of over dozen journals (including IEEE Network), editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (2010-3), and founder and editor-in-chief of three journals (MVLSC, IJPEDS and AHSWN). Stojmenovic is one of about 250 computer science researchers with h-index at least 50, has top h-index in Canada for mathematics and statistics, and has >12000 citations. He received four best paper awards and the Fast Breaking Paper for October 2003, by Thomson ISI ESI. He is recipient of the Royal Society Research Merit Award, UK. He is Tsinghua 1000 Plan Distinguished Professor (2012-5). He is Fellow of the IEEE (Communications Society, class 2008), and Canadian Academy of Engineering (since 2012). He was IEEE CS Distinguished Visitor 2010-11 and received 2012 Distinguished Service award from IEEE ComSoc Communications Software TC. He received Excellence in Research Award of the University of Ottawa 2009. Stojmenovic chaired and/or organized >60 workshops and conferences, and served in >200 program committees. He was program co-chair at IEEE PIMRC 2008, IEEE AINA-07, IEEE MASS-04&07, founded several workshop series, and is/was Workshop Chair at IEEE ICDCS 2013, IEEE INFOCOM 2011, IEEE MASS-09, ACM Mobihoc-07&08.