This talk presents an intelligent middleware forInternet-of-Things (IoT) systems on Smart City applications. A large portion of IoT projects has focused on low-level algorithms such as routing, MAC layers, and data aggregation. At a higher level, various IoT applications with specific target environments have been developed and deployed. Most applications are built directly on top of a small OS, which is notoriously hard to work with, and results in applications that are fragile and cannot be ported to other platforms. The gap between the low level algorithms and the application development process has received significantly less attention. Our interest is to fill that gap by developing intelligent middleware for building IoT applications. The goal for our research is to produce a “zero-cost” deployment capability where an IoT application does not need to be constrained on what and where sensors are deployed. An intelligent WSN middleware can automatically perform optimal sensor node configuration, bandwidth allocation, fault management, and re-configuration in response to new missions and new devices available. Specifically, we will use Smart City as a use scenario on how to build a Smart City application with manageable coding.
Starting from Feb. 1, 2004, Dr.Chi-Sheng Shih has joined the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering at National Taiwan University. He currently serves as an Associate Professor. He received the B.S. in Engineering Science and M.S. in Computer Science from National Cheng Kung University in 1993 and 1995, respectively. In 2003, he received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His main research interests include embedded systems, hardware/software codesign, real-time systems, and database systems. Specifically, his main research interests focus on real-time operating systems, real-time scheduling theory, embedded software, and software/hardware co-design for system-on-a-chip. His research results won several awards including the Best Paper Award, 2011 ACM Research in Applied Computation Symposium (RACS 2011), the Best Paper Award, IEEE RTCSA 2005, and the Best Student Paper Award, IEEE RTSS 2004. He is one of the co-founders of WuKong project.