Michel Diaz
Research Director, LAAS-CNRS
Talk title
Machine-to-Machine communication for the internet of things
Talk abstract
Future communications will have to deal with information coming from all things, objects and domains in all technologies and sciences, including in particular environment, life and energy. For over a few years now, novel and challenging multidisciplinary programs have been launched for interconnecting different domains. In particular, a transversal research and experimental project  for designing and validating the architectures and components of multidisciplinary systems of systems, ADREAM, has been started at LAAS-CNRS. The evaluation platform is a new innovative unique building that has been defined as an advanced environment for the design and validation of ubiquitous energy-aware systems and that rely on pervasive computing and distributed intelligence. The building integrates mobile and fixed autonomous devices, sensors, actuators and robots, and is powered by a massive photovoltaic production of 100 KWc. After its first 6 months of behavior, it appears that contextual environment acquisition and machine-to-machine communication are the first systems that are needed to master such complex architectures. This talk will present the global research framework, the ADREAM project, the experimental building, and the present and future solutions and requirements that are needed to design and deploy the next generation of communication supports in cyber-systems or systems of systems.
Michel DIAZ was member of the board of directors of LAAS-CNRS and director of the French research on Architecture, Networks, Systems and Parallelism. Expert for European and French programmes, he served in many Program Committees, is the editor of twelve books and more than 300 publications. He is working now on architectures and communications for systems of systems. He initiated and coordinates the ADREAM project. He received the Silver Core of the IFIP, is Senior Member of the IEEE, member of the New York Academy of Sciences and listed in the Who's Who in Science and Engineering.