ContextNet reaches out to the Internet of Things

Remote Control of a Smart Object through SDDL and a M-Hub

Despite its envisioned benefits and many potential applications, so far, there is no single, well accepted approach and technology for realizing the Internet-scale connectivity and interactions among sensors and actuators embedded into everyday smart appliances. In particular, very little research has been done towards the Internet of Mobile Things (IoMT), i.e. in which smart things can be moved - or autonomously move - in physical space, but nevertheless must be findable by, and reachable from any other device in the Internet.

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LAC+10 Workshop: 10th Anniversary of the laboratory

On October 26th, 2012, the 10th Anniversary of the Laboratory for Advanced Collaboration was celebrated with a small workshop where current and past researchers of the LAC presented their ongoing research. In the first presentation, Markus Endler gave a retrospective of the main phases of the lab, the major projects during the past 10 years, the developed software systems and their impact, milestones and all the people that contributed to the susscess of the lab.

SDDL successfully tested in a Wide Area Network setting

In order to evaluate the performance of the SDDL middleware in an environment with high latency connections (such as in WANs) and subject to intermittent connectivity and/or the occurrence of IP address changes, such as those experienced by mobile nodes connected by mobile network providers, we did the following experiments: we ran several performance tests using three Gateways and one PoA-Manager executing at LAC, and several thousand simulated mobile nodes launched in parallel on 4 to 5 machines in our homes, and served by wideband ISP internet connections.

Project ContextNet mentioned in Twin Oaks' Newsletter

The Laboratory for Advanced Collaboration (LAC) chose to utilize the Twin Oaks Computing CoreDX DDS University Licensing Program for an ongoing project: ContextNet. Project ContextNet aims at enabling communication services for large and wide scale exchanges, including on-line monitoring or coordination of mobile device activities, and information sharing through social networks. These entities may be users of portable devices (e.g. smartphones), vehicles, or moveable gadgets.
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