[Talks][DB Seminar] Prof. Pedro José Marrón: CONET, the Cooperating Objects Network of Excellence

Prof. Pedro José Marrón
University of Bonn and Fraunhofer IAIS

Monday November 10, 2008
1:00 pm (Refreshments/meet the speaker at 12:30 pm), 5317 Sennott Square

Our group is pleased to welcome Professor Pedro José Marrón of the University of Bonn to our Department as part of our Joint Database Seminar series with CMU, as well as part of our Department's Colloquim series. This talk is hosted by Professor Panos Chrysanthis and begins at 1pm in Sennott Square 5317. Refreshments will be served at 12:30pm.

CONET, the Cooperating Objects Network of Excellence

Abstract: Latest advances in the miniaturization of devices, new display technologies, new communication paradigms, etc. are augmenting the possibilities of implementing the vision that Mark Weiser formulated in the 1990s of a world full of invisible embedded devices that act in the background to make our life easier. Starting with his visionary ideas and almost two decades of research later, we have reached a point where technologies such as sensor networks, embedded systems and pervasive systems are ready to converge.

In my talk, I will give an overview of this convergent area of research from the point of view of CONET, the Cooperating Objects Network of Excellence that started in June 2008 and I have the pleasure to coordinate. Then I will discuss some of the scientific achievements of my group and put them in the perspective of the 10-15 year roadmap that CONET is developing. These achievements involve, for example, new routing algorithms for sensor networks, efficient deployment mechanisms, role-based configuration of pervasive systems and border recognition protocols.

Bio: Dr. Pedro José Marrón is a professor at the Institute for Computer Science at the University of Bohn, Germany, where he is heading the Sensor Networks and Pervasive Computing work group. The main research field of the Sensor Networks and Pervasive Computing group is the research area of Cooperating Objects. Cooperating Objects is a term that has been coined initially by the Embedded WiSeNts Coordination Action in FP6.