Invited Talk - Prof. Kay Römer, Graz University of Technology, Austria


Dependable Internet of Things  - Tuesday, Jan 10, 11:00 - 12:00, ETZ E81

Title Dependable Internet of Things 

Speaker Prof. Kay Römer, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Date and Location Tuesday, Jan 10, 11:00 - 12:00, ETZ E81


Wireless networked embedded systems are increasingly used in safety-critical applications, where even under harsh environmental conditions reliability and availablity requirements must be met. We report on testbeds that support the generation of controlled environmental conditions and thereby help in assessing and optimizing the performance of wireless networked embedded systems in harsh environments. We also show how these testbeds have been used in developing mechanisms that improve the dependability of wireless networked embedded systems in harsh environments. 


Kay Römer is professor at and director of the Institute for Technical Informatics at Graz University of Technology, Austria. He obtained his Doctorate in computer science from ETH Zurich in 2005 with a thesis on Wireless Sensor Networks. As a senior researcher, he led the sensor network-related research activities of the Distributed Systems Group at ETH Zurich between 2005 and 2009. From 2009 to 2013 he held a professorship at University of Lübeck in Germany. Kay Römer is an internationally recognized expert on networked embedded systems. He has published numerous often-cited results at and regularly serves on the program committees of the leading conferences in his field. He delivered invited keynote talks at international conferences, served as program co-chair for conferences such as ACM SenSys 2011 and  ACM/IEEE IPSN 2013, and co-directed five international summer schools. Kay Römer served as an associate editor for leading journals such as IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing and IEEE Transactions on Computers. Kay Römer's research interests encompass wireless networking, fundamental services, operating systems, programming models, dependability, and deployment methodology of networked embedded systems, in particular Internet of Things, Cyber-Physical Systems, and Sensor Networks. His research has been funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, by the European Commission, through industry partners, by the German Science Foundation, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research, and Economy. He was the scientific coordinator of the EU FP7 FIRE project RELYonIT on dependable networking in the Internet of Things. He is currently the coordinator of the TU Graz Excellence Project "Dependable Internet of Things".  

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