Talk Title: Self adaptive software systems are essential for the Internet of Things
Abstract: The Internet of Things is composed of tiny computers equipped with sensors, actuators and low power radios that are embedded in our physical environment. The number of Internet of Things devices is growing dramatically. Gartner predicts that by 2020 there will be over 20 billion deployed internet of things devices. By bridging the physical and digital worlds, the Internet of Things will enable radical efficiency gains across a wide range of industries. This talk will argue that self-adaptive software is essential to achieving the IoT vision. My talk will be illustrated throughout by real-world examples of the demand for self-adaptation in the Internet of Things, as drawn from my experiences as the Chief Technical Officer of VersaSense, an industrial Internet of Things company and spin-off of KU Leuven.
About the Speaker
Prof. Danny Hughes is the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of VersaSense, the creators of the world's first true plug-and-play Internet of Things platform. He is also a Professor with the Department of Computer Science at KU Leuven (Belgium), where he leads the Networked Embedded Software task force. Danny holds a PhD from Lancaster University (UK) and has since worked at the University of California at Berkeley (USA), the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) and at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (China). His research focuses on developing and securing the complete Internet of Things (IoT) software stack.
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About the Speaker
Prof. Marie-Francine Moens heads the Language Intelligence and Information Retrieval research group at the Department of Computer Science of KU Leuven, Belgium. Her research expertise includes: content recognition in text, information extraction, discourse understanding, text mining, knowledge acquisition, machine reading of text, processing of noisy text such as user-generated content and speech transcripts, information retrieval, search models, and machine learning for natural language processing. She is author of more than 300 international peer-reviewed publications and of several books. She is involved in the organization or program committee (as program chair, area chair or reviewer) of major conferences on computational linguistics, information retrieval and machine learning. In 2011 and 2012 she was appointed as chair of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL) and was a member of the executive board of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). From 2010 until 2014 she was a member of the Research Council of KU Leuven and is currently a member of the Council of the Industrial Research Fund of KU Leuven. She is the scientific manager of the EU COST action iV&L (The European Network on Integrating Vision and Language). She was appointed as Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) Distinguished Visiting Fellow in 2014.