Time-Aware Systems and the Internet of Things (IoT)

‌‌IT Research Seminar

Time-Aware Systems and the Internet of Things (IoT)

Dr. Marc Weiss

Formerly NIST Colorado US

Friday 31st October 2014, 1pm-2pm, Room IT207 (IT Building)

Trillions of Euro in growth are forecast over the next decade as the Internet becomes Industrialized. Companies like GE, AT&T, Cisco, IBM Intel and others are investing in an "Industrial Internet." A Public Working Group with co-chairs from NIST, NUIG, and National Instruments is developing a Framework and Reference Architecture for Cyber-Physical Systems: networked systems that sense, compute and control. A new initiative has begun called Time-Aware Applications, Computers and Communications Systems (TAACCS). The U.S. National Science Foundation has funded research on Timing in the IoT called the Roseline Project. With computing and networking optimally developed to disconnect from the physical layer, optimal timing, which comes as a physical signal, is at odds with modern data systems. Yet, improved timing methods will be critical for this massive growth predicted. This seminar discusses the current state-of-the-art in timing systems, and a way forward to further develop Time-Awareness in crucial elements to make timing a first-class citizen in the IoT.

Dr. Marc Weiss has worked at NIST (the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology--formerly NBS, the National Bureau of Standards) since 1979, specializing in time transfer techniques. Specific work has included: developing GPS since 1980, Relativity problems applied to clocks, optimal statistics for clocks, creating and leading a workshop on synchronization in telecom, and more recently focusing on sync and control systems in other networks. He received his Ph.D. in Mathematical-Physics from the University of Colorado in 1981.

See Figure 1 From http://www.ge.com/docs/chapters/Industrial_Internet.pdf