Networking for Autonomic Sensing: A Connectivity Perspective
Speaker: Dr. Nancy Panousopoulou SPL, FORTH-ICS
Date: 02 August 2013 Time: 11:00-12:30
Location: "Stelios Orphanoudakis" Seminar Room, FORTH, Heraklion, Crete
Host: Panagiotis Tsakalides


Current trends in sensing call for continuous, pervasive and unobtrusive operation under constrained and highly complex environments. Autonomic sensing addresses many of the related practical requirements, empowering both the ability to minimize human intervention as well as to achieve resilient data delivery. Driven by the necessity for distributed operation, in this talk we will explore network techniques that benefit the practical realization of autonomic sensing. Serving as the cornerstone of the network backbone, our emphasis will be given on connectivity issues, examined by two different, yet complementary, aspects: (a) the topology control that enables guarantees for end-to-end connectivity, (b) the topology reconfiguration against varying operational spaces. The common characteristic of the presented approaches is the reliance on the information that each node can capture, process and interpret, without the need to generate overhead or obtain an overall perspective of the global network conditions. Rigorous simulation is coupled to experimental results for examining the efficacy of the proposed approaches, whilst future directions that enable a tighter alignment to on-node processing are open for discussion.


Nancy Panousopoulou received her Diploma and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece in 2004 and 2009 respectively. During the period 2004-2013, Nancy worked as a principal researcher for large and small scale European-, Hellenic- and UK-funded Programmes and as an R&D engineer for the private Hellenic sector. Currently she is a post-doctoral Researcher with the Signal Processing Laboratory, Institute of Computer Science, Foundation of Research and Technology Hellas.

Her main research interests include Ad-Hoc and Wireless Sensor Networks, Autonomic Networking and Reconfiguration techniques for Distributed Sensor / Actuator Systems, Optimization and Algorithms.

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