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Journal of Communication, Navigation, Sensing and Services (CONASENSE)

Editors-in-Chief: Ernestina Cianca, University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
Albena Mihovska, Aarhus University, Denmark


ISSN: 2246-2120 (Print Version),

ISSN: 2246-2139 (Online Version)
Vol: 1   Issue: 2

Published In:   May 2014

Publication Frequency: Continuous Article Publication


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Applications of Machine Learning and Service Oriented Architectures for the New Era of Smart Living

doi: 10.13052/jconasense2246-2120.124
Sofoklis Kyriazakos1, George Labropoulos1, Nikos Zonidis1, Magda Foti1 and Albena Mihovska2

1Converge ICT Solutions & Services S.A., 74, Panormou str., 11523 Athens, Greece
2CTIF, Aalborg University, Frederik Bajersvej 7C,9220 Aalborg, Denmark

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Abstract: In this paper we present a the application of advanced pattern matching algorithms and the utilization of a cloud-based Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) to offer a number of rich personalized applications for Ambient Living, through a novel Building Management System (BMS). The novelty presented in this paper is deriving from the evolution of a proprietary BMS product, namely Ecosystem, which is enhanced with the features presented in this paper, to address high demand for personalization and service adaptation in the new era of Information and Communication Technologies.

Keywords: novel Building Management System

Adaptive Monitoring and Control Architectures for Power Distribution Grids over Heterogeneous ICT Networks

doi: 10.13052/jconasense2246-2120.123
Rasmus L. Olsen1, Christian H¨agerling3, Fabian M. Kurtz3, Florin Iov2 and Christian Wietfeld3

1Department of Electronic Systems, Networking and Security, Aalborg University, Denmark
2Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark
3Communication Networks Institute, TU Dortmund University, Germany

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Abstract: The expected growth in distributed generation will significantly affect the operation and control of today’s distribution grids. Being confronted with short time power variations of distributed generations, the assurance of a reliable service (grid stability, avoidance of energy losses) and the quality of the power may become costly. In this light, Smart Grids may provide an answer towards a more active and efficient electrical network. The EU project SmartC2Net aims to enable smart grid operations over imperfect, heterogeneous general purpose networks which poses a significant challenge to the reliability due to the stochastic behaviour found in such networks. Therefore, key concepts are presented in this paper targeting the support of proper smart grid control in these network environments. An overview on the required Information and Communication Technology (ICT) architecture and its functionality is provided and a description of one of several use cases, the External Generation Site is detailed along its evaluation approach.

Keywords: Information and Communication Technology

Mediated Security Pairing for the Internet of Things

doi: 10.13052/jconasense2246-2120.122
Jani Suomalainen

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

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Abstract: The Internet of Things (IoT) – global connectivity between all kinds of embedded devices and servers – is opening new opportunities for everyday applications. Essential enablers for the IoT are the secure and authenticated connections between things and servers. However, existing solutions for setting up thing-to-server authentication, based e.g. on passwords, trusted certification authorities, or physical connection, are not feasible when servers are far away and things do not have interfaces for inputting passwords or secrets keys. This paper analyses challenges and approaches for security pairing these interface restricted globally distributed things. We explore how mediating devices, such as smartphones, can be used to establish security connections.

Particularly, we contribute by analysing how user-friendly security establishment approaches – out-of-band and unauthenticated location-based pairing – can be applied in situations where counte rparty is far away or has incompatible interfaces.

Keywords: (IoT) – global connectivity

A Framework for Quality of Service Support in Things-as-a-Service Oriented Architectures

doi: 10.13052/jconasense2246-2120.121
E. Mingozzi, G. Tanganelli, C. Vallati

Dip. Ingegneria dell’Informazione, University of Pisa, L.go L. Lazzarino 1, I-56122, Pisa, Italy

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Abstract: M2M applications allow the secure and dependable automation of tasks to improve industrial productivity and quality of life of citizens. Task automation is realized by a closed loop between data sensing and actuation, and implemented by means of a large number of smart objects pervasively deployed in the physical world, and control logic running at the core of the M2M application. In critical scenarios, however, such as public safety systems or personal health-care, the control is only effective if it is able to operate while meeting specific real-time requirements. In this work we present a general solution to support the broad range of QoS requirements that characterize heterogeneous M2M applications. The proposed solution is designed with particular attention to scalability and reliability in order to be integrated into large IoT deployments, and comprises a QoS model and a framework for QoS negotiation and resource allocation. The framework has been included in the runtime platform for M2M applications developed by the EU-FP7 project BETaaS: Building the Environment for the Things as a Service.

Keywords: BETaaS

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