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6th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems (INS)
Sat, Apr 22, 2017, 9:00 AM – Mon, Apr 24, 2017, 6:00 PM WEST
The purpose of the 6th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems (SMARTGREENS) is to bring together researchers, designers, developers and practitioners interested in the advances and applications in the field of Smart Cities, Green Information and Communication Technologies, Sustainability, Energy Aware Systems and Technologies.
1 . Energy-Aware Systems and Technologies
2 . Sustainable Computing and Communications
3 . Smart Cities
Brian Donnellan, Maynooth University, Ireland
How IoT can learn from IT’s experience in providing a secure environment for business innovation
A leading technologist with over 25-years industry experience, Jeff is a director with responsibility for the Dell EMC Internet of Things (IoT) labs in Limerick, Ireland and Dubai, UAE.
A post-graduate of the University of Limerick and the University of Ulster, Jeff has advanced experience in IT data centre support, IT engineering and project management with a personal interest in IoT security and IT forensic analysis.
The goals of the lab in Limerick are built on Dell EMC's commitment to continue building an industry-wide IoT ecosystem: The IoT lab is currently focused on two main areas, these are:
• For end-user customers, the lab team is responsible for assisting with the design and testing of solutions suitable for specific business requirements
• For partners, through the Dell EMC IoT Partner programme, the lab provides access to a reliable product portfolio, including purpose-built, intelligent-edge gateways, security and manageability tools, data centre and cloud infrastructure with the goal of building market ready solutions
In addition to his role as a director of the IoT Labs, Jeff mentors Irish start-up companies as part of the Dell Entrepreneur in Residence programme. Outside of Dell, Jeff is vice chairman for the IBEC IoT Working Group, enabling Irish companies to benefit from the Internet of Things, and developing an eco-system of IoT solutions across Ireland and abroad. In the past, Jeff has also served on the Boards of ISSA and ISACA Irish chapters in a variety of roles.
Jeff’s specialised areas of research include smart cities and fog computing, and is currently working on a number of projects in both the construction and manufacturing industries.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been defined as a network of internet connected objects able to collect and exchange data using sensors. This has resulted in new technologies enabling the measurement and analysis of temperature, vibration, humidity monitoring in buildings, providing preventative maintenance of machines in manufacturing facilities, and the use of IP enabled cameras for surveillance and retail marketing to name but a few. In short, IoT has created a new dimension in business with sensor technology providing data to enable new business insights, opportunities, cost savings and new streams of revenue generation. The successful merger of Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) is crucial for success in this ever connected, always-on world. However, IT is often perceived as a barrier rather than an enabler to rapid deployment of IoT solutions. Perceived roadblocks to IoT solutions have included IT due diligence, security testing, management and process reviews. This issue has led to the use of unregulated 'Shadow’ IT environments, such as ad-hoc networks, 3G SIMs and unmanaged WIFI networks bypassing established and secure IT practices. In late 2016, the first significant IOT malware, called Mirai, attacked default username and passwords on IOT devices. Information Technologies prior experience of exploits such as Code Red, NIMDA & FunLove have forged processes and procedures providing excellent blueprints for a secure, reliable business infrastructure. It is evident that standard IT practises including strong passwords, removal of default passwords and vulnerability testing would have protected the IoT devices from the damage inflicted by Mirai attacks. This paper looks at key IT processes and procedures to provide secure stable and manageable IOT solutions that minimise the risk of future IOT malware attacks in the business and industry.
Towards 100% renewable energy supply
University of Twente
Gerard J.M. Smit received his MSc degree in electrical engineering from the University of Twente. After graduation, he worked for four years at the Research laboratory of Océ, Venlo, the Netherlands. In 1994 he received his PhD degree. He currently is a Full Professor with the faculty of EEMCS, University of Twente, leading the CAES chair, where he is responsible for a number of research projects sponsored by the EU, industry and Dutch government in the field of low-power embedded systems and energy management for Smart Grids. He is PI or co-PI of a number of National and international projects. He published more than 200 research papers. The CAES group has an excellent track record in start-up companies: e.g. Recore Systems, IPSUM, StructWeb and Qbay Logic.
In most North-Western European countries, approximately 40% of the total energy consumption of buildings is related to heat demand for space heating and domestic hot water. Today the Netherlands mostly relies on combustion of natural gas to supply the heat demand. The Dutch ministry of economic affairs recently announced a shift of paradigm: initiatives towards integration of renewable energy in the heating sector will be encouraged in order to phase-out the use of natural gas completely by 2060.
A modeling framework is needed to analyze options for 100% renewable urban districts which self-consume local generated renewable energy as much as possible and import (or export) energy from (or to) external grids as little as possible.
Methods are needed to model thermal energy demand, renewable energy production and energy storage. Energy scheduling algorithms need to be developed to control energy generation and storage in order to prioritize demand and maximize self-consumption of local renewable energy. In this presentation the modeling framework is applied to a case study in which three renewable energy system concepts are evaluated against the case reference. Optimal capacities are determined for minimal operational costs and carbon dioxide production. The most attractive transition routes towards 100% renewable energy supplied districts are identified and discussed in relation to a collective or individual heating approach.
Towards Future Mobility with Mesh Connected Vehicles
João Barros Founder and CEO of Veniam
An award-winning wireless engineer, academic leader and passionate entrepreneur, João loves to turn complex theorems and algorithms into products and services that can make a real difference in people's lives. After more than a decade developing new wireless networking technologies at Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Universidade do Porto, MIT, and Carnegie Mellon, João founded two venture-backed startups, Streambolico and Veniam, where he serves as board director and CEO respectively. His work has led to 160 science and technology papers, as well as feature articles by NPR, BBC, MIT Technology Review, The Atlantic, and TechCrunch.
João Barros has received several awards, including the 2010 IEEE Communications Society Young Researcher Award for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, the 2011 IEEE ComSoC and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award, the 2012 BES National Innovation Award, the 2013 Building Global Innovators Grand Prize (ISCTE-IUL and MIT) and a state-wide best teaching award by the Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences, Research and the Arts.
João Barros has a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (Germany), his undergraduate education in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Universidade do Porto, Portugal and Universitaet Karlsruhe, Germany, and a performing arts degree in flute from the Music Conservatory of Porto, Portugal.
The most cost-effective solution to acquire massive amounts of actionable urban data and expand wireless coverage for everyone in the city may be to rapidly connect as many vehicles moving around the city as possible. In fact, vehicles are everywhere, have large batteries, come with dozens of sensors and benefit from a dedicated frequency band (DSRC 5.9 GHz). Once we turn vehicles into mobile Wi-Fi hotspots, they can connect to many other things – inside and outside of the vehicle – serving as the perfect data couriers for the Internet of Things. Last but not last, they can easily connect with each other over high-speed wireless links, building mesh networks that can span an entire city.
After our company Veniam connected hundreds vehicles with multi-purpose, multi-network onboard units in September 2014, this real-world mesh has served more than 5 million Internet sessions and has since proven to be a real asset as Porto strives to overcome the digital divide, increase safety, reduce pollution, and control traffic. Singapore and New York City are now following suit.
Since roughly 26% of the world’s 1.2 billion vehicles belong to enterprise fleets that generally travel many miles every day, starting with commercial vehicles like buses, taxis and shared vehicles appears to be the best strategy to scale the number of connected vehicles. Add to that the current trend towards mobility as an on-demand service – which will probably be provided in the near future by fleets of shared autonomous vehicles. Soon this strategy may actually be the only one we need to create vibrant connected cities with exciting new mobility services worldwide.
Paper Submission: December 15, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification: February 9, 2017 (expired)
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