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Two COOJA plugins and manuals have been published to integrate the TWIST testbed in COOJA and to take checkpoints and perform rollbacks both in TWIST and COOJA.
The 4th International Workshop on Networks of Cooperating Objects for Smart Cities 2013 (CONET/UBICITEC 2013), colocated with CPSWeek 2013, accepts submissions until January 28th, 2013.
The 19th CONET newsletter has been published. You can read on Virtual Organizations for Multi-Model Based Embedded Systems and on the UvA Bird Tracking System.
Delft University of Technology (TUD), Netherlands
Delft University of Technology (TUD) is the oldest university of technology in The Netherlands, and performs research, and offers a wide range of bachelor's and master's programmes, in the technical sciences, such as mechanical engineering, civil engineering, physics, and computer science. The Computer Science department is part of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science, and the number of CS students is about 850. Among others, it has a strong research group in Parallel and Distributed Systems (PDS). The PDS Group of TUD focuses on four subjects: grid computing (resource management and the structure and performance of grid schedulers), embedded systems (the efficient mapping of real-time applications to multiprocessors), sensor networks (power awareness), and P2P systems (social-based P2P systems, and P2P systems for the distribution live and recorded TV).
In the area of sensor networks, TU Delft has been active in Medium Access Control (MAC) protocols and distributed Localisation taking an experimental approach by doing extensive simulations, testbed evaluations, and even real-life, pilot deployments. In particular, we have 1) developed two energy efficient MAC protocols (T-MAC and Crankshaft), 2) developed the Positif simulation framework for evaluating localisation algorithms, 3) developed a unique 24-node testbed that can perform real-life power measurements, and 3) engaged in the first large-scale (100+) outdoor pilot in precision agriculture monitoring the microclimate in a potato field as part of the LOFAR-agro project. The experience gained from building testbeds and deploying prototypes will provide a solid basis for the work of TUD in work package WP3 (common testbed). Also the ongoing activities in advancing our simulation tools (the MiXiM project in collaboration TU Berlin and Univ. Paderborn) will benefit from attracting a broader audience within the CONET consortium.
Koen Langendoen is an associate professor of computer science with the Parallel and Distributed Systems group at Delft University of Technology. He received an M.Sc. in computer science from the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam in 1988 and a Ph.D. in computer science from the Universiteit van Amsterdam in 1993. Subsequently, he participated as a post-doctorate researcher in two large projects: 1) the ORCA project (1993-1997) targeting parallel computing on large workstation clusters, and 2) the Ubicom project (1998-2002), a multidisciplinary research program specifying and developing wearable systems for mobile multimedia communications. Currently he leads a research group in Wireless Sensor Networks, working on localization algorithms, MAC protocols, and various pilot applications. Koen Langendoen is a member of the IEEE, serves on numerous program committees, organized EWSN 2007 (the premiere European conference on sensor networks), and has regularly published in high-ranked journals and top conferences (MobiCom, SenSys, EWSN, etc.).