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SmartData for a Trustful Internet of (Cyber-Physical) Things

on 08-03-2018

... Antonio Augusto Frolich, Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianopolis, Brasil,

Thursday, March 8th, 11:00h
Faculdade de Engenharia of the University of Porto (FEUP), Porto, I 025

The SmartData API was developed by the Software/Hardware Integration Lab (LISHA) at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) to provide a full-stack framework for Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) connected to the Internet of Things (IoT). It includes communication, synchronization, security, strict timing, georeferencing, and Internet-integration. At the CPS level, it provides a simple and elegant interface to sensors and actuators focused on the data they use and produce. Such data, as well as the associated metadata, follow a precise semantic specification. At the IoT level, such semantic is preserved while the data flows into an IoT platform that features storage, machine learning, analytics, and visualization. This talk covers the main design aspects of the API, as well as case studies of the integration of CPS to the IoT using it.

Dr. Antonio Augusto Fröhlich is currently a Full Professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianopolis, Brasil, where leads the Software/Hardware Integration Lab (LISHA) since 2001. With a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin, he has coordinated several R&D projects on embedded systems, including the ALTATV Open, Free, Scalable Digital TV Platform, the CIA² research network on Smart Cities and the Internet of Things, and the Smart Campus project at UFSC. Significant contributions from these projects materialized within the Brazilian Digital Television System (SBTVD) and IoT technology for Energy Distribution, Smart Cities, and Precision Agriculture. Dr. Fröhlich is a senior member of ACM, IEEE, and SBC.
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Winter School on Beyond 5G Networks operating in the Millimetre Wavebands enabled by Joint Analogue-digital Signal Processing

on 05-03-2018

... The School on Beyond 5G Networks operating in the Millimetre Wavebands enabled by Joint Analogue-digital Signal Processing will be held at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, Instituto Superior Técnico (Alameda Campus) in the framework of VTS Portugal Chapter and COST CA15104 IRACON.
These 4.5 days training period will address recent advances in antennas, RF, signal and multi-antenna processing, making use of information theoretic concepts, and designing the necessary modulation and coding schemes as well as spectrum management strategies, to achieve implementable Massive Antenna Array Systems (MAAS) technologies at mmW frequencies, with the ultimate goal of providing mobile communication systems that approach 1 Tbit/s data rate on a per link basis.
Business aspects, cost/revenue trade-off, standardization, public policies for spectrum sharing, entrepreneurship and IPR protection will also be central parts of the training. The event also includes training on research, as it foresees a poster session that will allow the students to share their recent findings ideas with their colleagues and tutors, who will give feedback, suggestions. Academic vision will be complemented by industry/services experience and “hands-on” part of the training (simulation, programming). More Information..