Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems
Internet of Things
Internet of Things as a network of physical objects is containing e+mbedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states or the external environment. The confluence of efficient wireless protocols, improved sensors, cheaper processors, requires to use the synergies generated by the convergence of consumer, business and industrial internet. The convergence creates an open, global network connecting people, data, and things. It leverages the cloud to connect intelligent things that sense and transmit a broad array of data, helping creating services that would not be obvious without this level of connectivity and analytical intelligence. The use of platforms is being driven by transformative technologies such as cloud, things, and mobile.
Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) represent the next generation embedded intelligent ICT systems that are interconnected, interdependent, collaborative, autonomous and provide computing and communication, monitoring/control of physical components/processes in various applications. Future CPS need to be scalable, distributed, decentralized allowing interaction with humans, environment and machines while being connected to Internet or to other networks. Adaptability, reactivity, optimality and security are features to be embedded in such systems, as the CPS are now forming an invisible 'neural network' of the society.
The activities in the Communications Systems field leverage the exploitation of IoT and CPS technology development capabilities in embedded system's context. These activities allows for the developing new and innovative concepts combining various sensing/actuating/communication/processing system functions including smart systems integration and system of systems convergence by addressing a large scale of applications such as ccyber physical industrial Internet that creates the interaction among humans and machines to provide new services and solutions.
The Communication Systems' activities in the area of Internet of Things and Cyber Physical Systems are applied in the different industrial sectors such as energy, buildings, mobility, health, cities in order to innovative implement the novel hardware/software, algorithms, functionalities and features in applications such as Internet of Energy (IoE), Energy Cloud, Energy Storage Cloud, Internet of Lighting (IoL), Internet of Buildings (IoB) Internet of Vehicles (IoV) and Vehicle Cloud in the future "systems of systems" environments.
The aim is to create user centric ecosystems of state-of-the-art, viable, technologies which apply the IoT, CPS innovative solutions in order to increase the efficiency by enabling unobtrusive, adaptable and highly usable services at the network-edge, gateway and cloud levels.
Addressing research, innovation, development and prototype deployment in the area of Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS).