Biographies & Abstracts




Klaus Moessner

IoT based services


Services that involve actuation, or rely on the availability of information and data obtained from sensors or from connected devices in general are often rather volatile. The reliability of connected devices is mostly sub-optimal, and such devices, especially if unsupervised, may have been tempered with. The communication links are mostly over the air and therefore may suffer from the various types of wireless communications problems.
IoT based services will need to have built in means to overcome these obstacles; this speech will discuss a range of the issues that lead to problems in Service provision, highlight the need for automated testing measures to test IoT based Services, and will present techniques currently investigated that may help to overcome such problems.

Bio   Klaus Moessner is a Professor in the Institute for Communication Systems, at the University of Surrey. Klaus was involved in many projects in the Cognitive Communications, Service provision and IoT areas. He was responsible for the work on cognitive decision making mechanisms in the CR project ORACLE, and led the work on radio awareness in the ICT FP7 project QoSMOS and is now leading the H2020 Speed5G project. In the past, Klaus was the founding chair of the IEEE DYSPAN Working Group (WG6) on Sensing Interfaces for future and cognitive communication systems. He was involved in the definition and evaluation of cooperation management between autonomous entities, in the UniverSelf project, and was technical manager of the iCore project and has the same role in the H2020 project CPaaS.io; he was project leader of IoT.est, SocIoTal, and at current leads the iKaaS and Speed-5G projects. His research interests include cognitive networks, IoT deployments and sensor data based knowledge generation.



Dr. Omar Elloumi

The role of interoperability in building a profitable IoT: the case of oneM2M


Nearly 40% of IoT-related economic impact requires interoperability between IoT systems, according to a market research study from McKinsey. oneM2M partnership project developed a software framework that allows interoperability within and across IoT systems. It can be considered as an “Android” for the Internet of Things but it sits both on the field devices/gateways and cloud servers, and it is a voluntary standard that is influenced by oneM2M members at large. The keynote highlights the problem statement of interoperability for IoT as well as the value proposition of a standards-based approach to IoT interoperability: avoiding lock-in to vendors or cloud providers. The role of complementary open source approaches and interoperability events in improving the quality of the specifications and achieving time-to-market with interoperable products will also be addressed.

Bio   Dr. Omar Elloumi leads oneM2M technical plenary, a partnership project chartered to advance interoperability standards for consumer, enterprise and industrial IoT. He joined Nokia in 1999 and held several positions including research, strategy and system architecture. He is currently with Nokia Bell-Labs and CTO group where he is responsible for standards and system architectures for IoT. Dr Elloumi is coeditor of books on M2M communications and Internet of Things published by Wiley and ETSI. He is also involved in program committees of several international conferences and magazines on M2M and IoT. He is a recognized IoT industry thought leader and is regularly invited as a panelist or keynote speaker at IoT industry events.