Tuesday, 13 June, 9:30-10:30

Keynote: John A. Stankovic

Title: Research Challenges and Solutions for IOT/CPS


As the Internet of Things (IoT) matures and supports increasingly sophisticated applications, the research needs for IoT also expand considerably. This talk discusses major research challenges for the future IoT where billions or even trillions of devices are connected to the Internet. A brief discussion on the relationship of IoT, to Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) is presented. Research topics covered include systems of systems, massive scaling, and humans in the loop. Examples of system of system issues from smart cities are presented. Scaling problems that require runtime validation are discussed. Realisms that must be addressed due to humans in the loop are highlighted in the context of the Internet of Healthcare Things. The list of topics is not meant to be comprehensive, but does address some of the main research issues. For some of the research problems, ideas for solutions and for promising research directions are also presented.

Professor John A. Stankovic is the BP America Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Virginia. He served as Chair of the department for 8 years. He is a Fellow of both the IEEE and the ACM. He has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of York. He won the IEEE Real-Time Systems Technical Committee's Award for Outstanding Technical Contributions and Leadership.  He also won the IEEE Technical Committee on Distributed Processing's Distinguished Achievement Award (inaugural winner). He has seven Best Paper awards, including one for ACM SenSys 2006. He also has four Best Paper Runner Up Awards, including one for IPSN 2013. Stankovic has an h-index of 112 and over 47,900 citations. In 2015 he was awarded the Univ. of Virginia Distinguished Scientist Award, and in 2010 the School of Engineering’s Distinguished Faculty Award. He also received a Distinguished Faculty Award from the University of Massachusetts. He has given more than 40 Keynote talks at conferences and many Distinguished Lectures at major Universities. Currently, he serves on the National Academy’s Computer Science Telecommunications Board. He was the Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Distributed and Parallel Systems and was founder and co-editor-in-chief for the Real-Time Systems Journal. His research interests are in real-time systems, wireless sensor networks, smart and connected health, cyber physical systems, and the Internet of Things. Prof. Stankovic received his PhD from Brown University.