A Cognitive Management Approach for the Internet of Things

Septimiu-Cosmin Nechifor,

Siemens Corporate Research and Technologies Romania

Date: 11 Oct 2011 (Tuesday)
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Venue: MB565

The talk will start with an overview of research activities at Siemens Corporate Research and Technologies, and then introduce a new management framework for the Internet of Things (IoT) and the cognition-like set of techniques underpinning its operation. A cognitive system has the ability to dynamically select its behaviour through self-management/awareness functionality, taking into account information and knowledge on the context of the operations as well as policies, and including the generation of the context itself. The framework is based on the principle that any real-world or digital object that is available, accessible, observable or controllable can have a virtual representation in the virtual space - this is termed a Virtual Object (VO). Basic VOs can be composed in sophisticated ways to form Composite VOs (CVOs), which provide services to high-level applications and end-users. The paradigm is applied to "smart" applications scenarios: smart home, smart office, smart city and smart business.