Fraunhofer IoT Innovation and Networking Days – Speakers

Markus Eisenhauer, Fraunhofer FIT

Division Manager User Centered Computing and Head of Ubiquitous Computing, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology - Markus Eisenhauer studied Psychology and Informatics at the University of Trier in Germany and received a PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the same University. Since 2001 he works at the Fraunhofer Institut for applied Information Technology (FIT) and is leading the Research Department on User Centered Computing, focusing on Ubiquitous Computing, Internet of Things, embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems, as well on M2M and HM-Interaction, Usability and Web-Compliance. Dr. Eisenhauer is the coordinator of several big European Projects and has participated in a multitude of large-scale national funded and European projects (German Industrie 4.0 and European IoT). He works as a Program Chair of international Conferences, Editor of scientific Journals and as Expert for the European Commission.

Large Scale IoT Pilots in Smart Cities – The MONICA Project
(Day 2, 11.50h)


Large Scale IoT Pilots in Smart Cities - The MONICA Project
Large Scale IoT Pilots in Smart Cities - The MONICA Project

Claudio Pastrone, ISMB

Claudio Pastrone received the M.Sc. degree in telecommunications engineering from the Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy, in 2002. He won an annual research grant from CNIT to study mobility and security issues in wireless networks in 2003. In 2004, he joined the Electronics Department, Politecnico di Torino, where he pursued his previous activity. In February 2005, he joined the Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, Turin, Italy where he is currently heading the Pervasive Technologies (PerT) research area focused on IoT enabling technologies. His research interests include cognitive IoT networks based on short-range wireless communications technologies, network management and e-security mechanisms. He has been active with both technical and management roles in a number of European projects including NEWCOM++ (FP7 Network of Excellence), ebbits and BUTLER (FP7 IP), GreenCom, ALMANAC, DIMMER, SEEMPubS (FP7 STREP), BEMO-COFRA and IMPRESS (FP7 STREPs for EU-Brazil collaboration), SatisFactory, MONICA (IA H2020), UNIFY-IoT (CSA on IoT-ICT30 H2020). He is currently coordinating two H2020 Research and Innovation Action projects i.e., MONSOON (focused on sustainable and process industries) and CPSwarm (focused on design of cyber physical system). He worked in several projects co-funded by the Piedmont Region also coordinating different ISMB research areas in a large-scale 16M€ regional project. He also managed and was actively involved in several industrial collaborations with large companies such as Telecom Italia, STMicroelectronics, SKF, COMAU and small-medium enterprises from Piedmont region. Claudio Pastrone has also contributed to EU level coordination activities such as the ones in the Internet of Things European Research Cluster (IERC) and within the Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). Finally, he has also been member of the Technical Program Committee of International IEEE Conferences.

Resource and Energy Efficiency in Sustainable Process Industries – The MONSOON Project (Day 1, 13.00h)

Process industries are characterized by intense use of raw resources and energy, thus providing a context where even small optimizations can lead to high absolute savings both in terms of economic and environmental costs. In this context, MONSOON vision is to provide process industries with an overarching monitoring and control infrastructure as well as dependable tools enabling the targeted improvements. MONSOON is a 36-month, 5 million € Research and Innovation action funded by the European Commission under the H2020 framework.

MONSOON aims at establishing a data-driven methodology supporting the exploitation of optimization potentials by applying multi-scale model based predictive controls in production processes. MONSOON features harmonized site-wide dynamic models and builds upon the concept of the cross-sectorial data lab, a collaborative environment where high amounts of data from multiple sites are collected and processed in a scalable way. The data lab enables multidisciplinary collaboration of experts allowing teams to jointly model, develop and evaluate distributed controls in rapid and cost-effective way. Hybrid simulation and seamless integration techniques are adopted for rapid prototyping and deployment in real conditions.

This talk will give an overview of the project goals, methodology and expected outcomes.

Angelos Papadopoulos, Kleemann Lifts

Mr. Aggelos Papadopoulos is an Electronic Engineer (BSc) of the Technological Education Institute of Crete, with vocational studies in Austria, Germany and Japan in industrial automation, production design and manufacturing and industrial and equipment maintenance. He currently holds the position of Technical Services Director at KLEEMANN HELLAS S.A. His areas of responsibility include the maintenance of equipment and facilities, the design of production machines, the management of ISO 14001, ISO 14006 (Eco product design) and OHSAS 18001 systems and the energy management of KLEEMANN Group. As a researcher, he has participated in several research projects in collaboration with research centres and industries of Greece and Europe, focusing on the development of collaborative relationships between the production process and maintenance services and the supply chain. Mr. Papadopoulos has extensive experience in managing industrial research projects, optimizing automation systems and managing product lifecycle.

Industry Use Case: Automation in Manufacturing 
(Day 1, 13.20h)

KLEEMANN is one of the major lift companies in the European and global market. The company’s policy is based on INNOVATION at 4 levels:

• Innovation1 Engineering
• Innovation2 Design
• Innovation3 Services
• Innovation4 Culture

With this in mind, the main parts of the presentation include:

•  Presentation of KLEEMANN Group with reference to the Group’s sales and the global presence regarding production-manufacturing facilities, subsidiaries and sales offices (corporate video).
• Presentation of the R&D&I department
• Presentation of the Research Projects department
• Presentation of the company's needs for research
• Presentation of 3 Use Cases of the “Composition” project

Marc Jentsch, Fraunhofer FIT

Dr. Marc Jentsch works as as senior researcher and project manager for the user-centered ubiquitous computing group at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology. He coordinates the Horizon 2020 Factories of the Future project COMPOSITION and the project PARADISE, which aims at enhancing privacy in the anti-doping control process and which is funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research. Before, he coordinated the EU-Brazil IoT project IMPReSS. Marc holds a doctoral degree of natural sciences from RWTH Aachen University, Germany and is specialized in ubiquitous computing and human computer interaction.

Challenges for Discrete Production Industry – The COMPOSITION Project (Day 1, 13.40h)

The Composition project tackles two mega-trends in Industry 4.0: optimizing production and optimizing collaboration. Firstly, production process optimization is based on the introduction of IoT technology into factories and the resulting tons of data output. The challenge is to make sense of this for being able to decide on how to optimize the process. This can be achieved with the help of big data analytics, simulation and forecasting tools. Secondly, there is an increased need for optimizing collaboration between companies since a complete production process is often not handled by a single company. Here, the challenge is to optimize data and service exchange between companies and at the same time guarantee confidentiality and security of company data. COMPOSITION is trying to build a technical ecosystem for this challenge, which also allows for establishing new business contacts in a marketplace approach. 

Zsolt Kemény, SZTAKI

Dr. Zsolt Kemény received both his MSc in computer science and PhD at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), in 1998 and 2004, respectively. He has extensive experience in ontologies and topic maps, identity-based tracking and tracing, respectively data interoperability and preservation. He is a full-time researcher with SZTAKI since 2003 (senior researcher since 2004), at the Laboratory of Engineering and Management Intelligence at the institute. He was involved in several EU-funded R&D projects in recent years, the most notable being TraSer (Identity Based Tracking and Web-Services for SMEs), ADVANCE (Advanced predictive-analysis-based decision-support engine for logistics), and RLW Navigator (Remote Laser Welding System Navigator for Eco & Resilient Automotive Factories). He also holds robotics courses and mechatronics lectures at BME.

EXCELL – fostering excellence in cyber-physical systems
(Day 1, 14.00h)

The increasing connectivity between the physical world and virtual systems is gaining momentum, and is expected to gradually change the face of the world in many areas, from industrial production to everyday life. This evolution depends on the simultaneous development of many different underlying technologies and scientific domains, and cross-links between previously isolated areas and their key stakeholders become increasingly important.

In Europe, much of this potential remains to be exploited and enhanced in member states that are lagging behind the leading innovators. One way of doing so is helping the inclusion of scientific and technical expert groups by exchange of expertise and best practices, or by leveraging their opportunities of presence in the scientific or industrial community or the general public.

Led by the Institute for Computer Science and Control of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the H2020 Twinning project EXCELL is pursuing this goal in collaboration of researchers from four European countries (Hungary, Germany, United Kingdom, Belgium), focusing on the field of Cyber-Physical Systems and Big Data applications serving production and logistics networks.

The presentation will give an overview of the goals and planned actions of the project, and of the skills and expertise areas in which the participants will mutually develop their knowledge.

David Lund, HWComms

Dr David Lund joined HWC in 1997 and oversees all technical aspects of HWC’s Secure and Resilient communications team. More specifically David manages the Secure and Resilient communications team where HWC thrives on bringing core R&D through commercial R&D, product development and to the marketplace. Following work as a silicon test engineer for Texas Instruments, David joined HWC and obtained his PhD with respect to HWC’s R&D on Reconfigurable Digital Communication systems in 2001, with supervision from Lancaster University. For 18 years he has managed and overseen many R&D and product development projects. David’s key focus aims towards Secure and Resilient Communication, which covers many factors from the resilience of Critical infrastructures to the protection of information. David also acts with numerous roles: as board member of PSCE, an STF expert for ETSI TETRA standardisation, as the technical lead in FP7 project NI2S3, as an advisor to NATO on the topic of Cyber Defence.

Contextual Cyber Security for IoT 
(Day 1, 14.20h)

This presentation explores how Cyber Security should be considered surrounding the use of IoT within different applications and contexts of use. Application areas include consumer personal devices, Public Safety wearables and smart city sensors. Information is the key asset, and we explore the risks associated with gathering, processing and sharing of information both intentionality and maliciously.

Cyber Security in the IoT
Cyber Security in the IoT

Representative of the European Alliance of IoT (AIOTI)

Perspective of the European Alliance of IoT (AIOTI)
(Day 1, 17.10h)

Cyber Security in the IoT
Cyber Security in the IoT

Peter Lindgren, Arhus University

Professor PhD Peter Lindgren, Peter Lindgren holds a full Professorship in Multi business model and Technology innovation at Aarhus University, Denmark – Business development and technology innovation and has researched and worked with network based high speed innovation since 2000. He has been head of Studies for Master in Engineering – Business Development and Technology at Aarhus University from 2014 - 2016. He has been researcher at Politechnico di Milano in Italy (2002/03), Stanford University, USA (2010/11), University Tor Vergata, Italy (2016/2017) and has in the time period 2007 – 2011 been the founder and Center Manager of International Center for Innovation at Aalborg University, founder of the MBIT research group and lab and is cofounder of CTIF Global Capsule. He works today as researcher in many different multi business model and technology innovations projects and knowledge networks among others. He is author to several articles and books about business model innovation in networks and Emerging Business Models. He has an entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary approach to research. His research interests are multi business model and technology innovation in interdisciplinary networks, multi business model typologies, sensing and persuasive business models.

Advanced Multi Business Model Innovation and Technology
(Day 1, 17.30h)

The development and innovation of Business Models to a Future Teleinfrastructure for Multi-sensory Devices (FIND) - is a complex venture related to adaptability in especially for the business research and praxis community. As numerous types of sensor and wireless technologies are these days being embedded both external and internal human beings, things and business models the business community are challenge. Research shows that Business Model Innovation are different and when it becomes embedded with sensing and persuasive technologies. It requires advanced business model innovation approach, software and mindset.A conceptual outlook to advanced Business model innovation embedded with sensing and persuasive technologies is the aim of the speech.

Peter Rosengren, CNET Svenska

Peter Rosengren, MSc, Tech. Lic is the managing director of CNet Sweden and one of the founders of the company. He has a Master's degree and a degree of Licentiate of Technology in computer science from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. His current R&D interest is focused on product traceability, collaborative manufacturing, log-oriented architectures, blockchain technology, cloud-based technology and big data applications, and device connectivity in IoT and Cyber Physical Systems. He has served as technical coordinator for ebbits, enabling business-based Internet of Things, Services and People, in manufacturing and project manager of IoTBridge which focused on predictive maintenance of critical infrastructures. He is currently the Technical Manager of Composition, a H2020 project combining IoT technologies such as device connectivity middleware and big data with agent based market places and blockchain secured supply chain management. Since 2003 he has been contracted byt the EU commission as an independent expert to evaluate and review EU-financed research and development ICT-projects.

Blockchain in Collaborative Manufacturing and Supply Chains
(Day 1, 17.50h)

Blockchain technology enables IoT developers to create a new range of innovative applications that allows a set of independent actors to share data and execute business transactions in a trusted environment without having to use proprietary networks and centralised trusted third parties. The blockchain represent a distributed ledger of transactions that all parties can share and trust. Potential applications range from financial transactions, food traceability to distributed electronic patient records, In the COMPOSITION project we are researching, developing and evaluating blockchain solutions for supply change management and trusted product traceability to support factories of the future. Blockchains are also used to establish a trusted agent-based market place for automated tendering and negotiation supporting trading

Cyber Security in the IoT
Cyber Security in the IoT

Michael Hayes, Tyndall

Mike Hayes (M.Eng.Sc., UCC) worked for almost 20 years at Artesyn Technologies in various roles, initially in design engineering and project management before joining Artesyn’s senior management team as Custom Engineering Manager in 1999. In 2008 Mike joined Tyndall as a Program Manager, coordinating activities across several ‘Wireless Sensor Network’ (WSN) energy management projects. In 2012 his remit was expanded to cover 'ICT for energy efficiency' (ICT4EE) solutions, also incorporating power electronics. Activities include the design & deployment of WSN embedded solutions incorporating energy harvesting, power management, sensing, actuation and control circuits for retrofit in existing smart building and for micro-grid systems. Business models & conditional monitoring to improve device and system efficiency is integral to many projects. Mike builds relationships with partners to secure funding for new projects as well as help Irish industry partners grow and develop new core skills. Since 2008 Mike has secured almost €5M in funding and helped create over 20 jobs. He has been actively involved in the set up and co-ordination of IERC ( scoping and project studies. He is active in several EU-FP7 & H2020 projects including work package leader on ME3Gas, MOSYCOUSIS and GreenCom and co-ordinator on the IERC ROWBUST project & Enterprise Ireland funded MISCHIEF project (multi-source energy harvesting IC).

Energy Harvesting: A Key Enabler for IoT Sensor Devices for Smart Factories, Smart Grids and Large Scale Deployments (Day 1, 18.10h)

IoT devices such as WSN (wireless sensor network) nodes can be easily retrofitted on, in or near equipment, people and infrastructure to gather and share additional sensory data and to enable better context based monitoring and control. For factories this can include factory flow, asset tracking, heating and lighting. It can also assist with scenario investigations for production planning as well as conditional monitoring, detecting anomalous behavior enabling predictive maintenance. IoT sensors have multiple other uses such as smart grids, wearables, smart mobility and smart cities.
However one of the biggest impediments to the large scale adoption of WSN (e.g. for activities such as MONICA) is the need for battery replacement. It is impractical & uneconomical & also impacts system reliability & data integrity.
For IoT devices to be ‘deploy and forget’ and maintenance free we need to leverage from energy harvesting, a key technology that is being developed at Tyndall at device and system level (hardware and simulation models).
The presentation will cover
• What type of functions IoT sensors can undertake and their value in various applications (mainly focusing on smart factories)
• Use cases from various past and present Tyndall smart grid and smart factory projects (several in collaboration with FIT*) including GreenCom*, ME3Gas*, COMPOSITION*, MOSYCOUSIS, MOEEBIUS & ROWBUST outlining the value add of WSN and energy harvesting activities undertaken.

Mihaela Albu, University of Bukarest

Mihaela M. Albu graduated from Politehnica University of Bucharest (UPB) in 1987 and holds the Ph.D. degree (1998) from the same university. Since 2002 she is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at UPB. She is the founder of MicroDERLab group at UPB and coordinates several research teams working in projects funded by national and international grants, with results published in more than 100 papers in journals and conference proceedings. Prof. Albu serves as member of the UNI-SET Steering Committee and has been part of the FP7 - project IDE4L Advisory board, the Intellicis COST Action and several standardization initiatives. Since 2016 she is nominated Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE-Instrumentation and Measurement Society. Dr. Albu is a member of CIGRE since 2009 (including WG B3.44: Substation servicing and supervision using mobile devices and smart sensing, 2015-) VDE since 2010, IEEE (M’98, SM’08) TC39 Measurements in Power Systems and acts as the IEEE IMS liaison for IEEE SmartGrid. Since 2017 she is a member of the IEC /CENELEC group on frequency measurement TC8X/WG7 and of the newly launched ETIP SNET.

Embedding Intelligence in Future Grids: Conflicting Visions, Common Perspective (Day 2, 9.10h)

Emerging power systems require significant changes on all layers - planning, operation, markets. Modern control algorithms need to process information acquired from distributed, synchronized measurement systems, and embedded in data streams with high degree of correlation.

Smart grids operation, including control of the energy flow in active distribution grids (and microgrids) adds more challenges to the control layer. Moreover, multiple measurement approaches are used: on one side, the inherited time-aggregation based measurements offered by currently deployed IEDs (SCADA framework), smart meters and other emerging units; while on the other side, large data streams reported by the high-resolution waveform-based monitoring devices like PMUs with fault-recorder functionality.

For example, presently the state estimator constitutes the cornerstone of SCADA since it provides the power system operating situation in consecutive time intervals. The sources of errors that deteriorate the accuracy of a state estimator, beyond the inherent measurement uncertainty, are the limited knowledge of the network model and the energy transfer simplified paradigm in a.c. grids. To cope with these errors is a difficult task: one has firstly to recognize the limits of the approximations, in use for decades and strongly embedded in the standards and regulations, and then to adopt technology already available in the presently ICT-immersed societies.
The presentation will make a short journey on the path of re-thinking the future grids.

Riccardo Tomasi, ISMB

Riccardo Tomasi holds a PhD in Electronics and Communications Engineering at Politecnico di Torino and a double MSc degree in Telecommunications Engineering at Politecnico di Torino and at Département Télécom (ENSIMAG/ENSERG) of Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG). Since 2006 he has been working as researcher in the Pervasive Technologies (PerT) Research Area, where he collaborates to a number of industrial and public-funded R&D projects on enabling technologies for the IoT and more specifically on middleware for large-scale IoT environments and development-support tools. Since 2011, he leads the Internet of Things Service Management (IoT-SM) research unit. He has also been involved with leadership roles in several industrial collaborations with large and medium companies from the Piedmont region. He has been active in European projects including ebbits and BUTLER (FP7 IP), SEEMPubS, GreenCom and ALMANAC (FP7 STREP) providing technical contributions, acting as WP leader and supporting analysis, requirement definitions and design activities. Since 2014, Riccardo serves as chair of the ―Demonstration and Reference Implementation‖ working group of the Energy@home association, acting as lead developer for the JEMMA open source project.

The Storage4Grid Project
(Day 2, 9.30h)

Future energy systems will be characterized by growing shares of intermittent power generation from Renewable Energy Sources (RES) while facing increasing diffusion of Electrical Vehicles (EVs). Such scenarios are creating new challenges for efficient management and grid stability. Energy Storage Systems (ESS) will provide a valuable solutions to such challenges. Storage4Grid is a 36-month, 3,6 million € Research and Innovation action funded by the European Commission under the H2020 framework.

The Storage4Grid vision is to foster the uptake of ESS, by providing utilities and end-users with new tools for optimal grid planning, use and evaluation of storage technologies. Storage4Grid pre-designs new storage control models and interfaces built upon existing standards and suitable to support scalable and cost-efficient coordination of heterogeneous ESS.

Storage4Grid will consider three scenarios, each associated to a different test site and focusing on:  “Advanced Cooperative ESS”, “ESS Coordination”and “Cooperative EV Charging”.
This talk will give an overview of the project goals, methodology and expected outcomes.

Svetlina Ilieva, Trimet AG

Svetlina Ilieva was born in Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria. After her study of Industrial Engineering and Management at Dortmund University of Technology with major studies on European Energy Management in 2015 she started as Product Manager Energy Affairs at TRIMET Aluminium SE. There Svetlina focuses her efforts on research and development topics concerning demand side management and demand response for energy Intensive Industries. On her way to TRIMET Aluminium SE, she passed the RheinEnergie AG and was management board member at the Institute of Energy Systems, Energy Efficiency and Energy Economics i3 of Dortmund University of Technology.

The Virtual Battery – A Chance for the Energy Transition?
(Day 2, 9.50h)

Within the scope of the energy transition (Energiewende) in Germany till 2050 80 % of the electrical energy has to be supplied by renewable energy technologies. For an energy intensive industry, like the aluminum production, with a continuous load profile this means that one of the most important resources for production-electrical power- depending on the weather will be available in volatile quality only. TRIMET Aluminium SE developed a technology, which enables an aluminum smelter to be operated in a flexible way.
This means the consumption of electrical energy could be increased in times of surplus in the grid and decreased in times of deficit. From the grid side of view it works like an electrical storage. Due to this fact TRIMET calls the project “Virtual Battery”.

The operation of a production cell as “Virtual Battery” proves to be a challenge for the aluminum production process. The technical implications of flexible operation therefore will be one main focus of this presentation.   

Overcoming these hurdles the capabilities of such “Virtual Battery“ could provide important system services, demand side contributions or can be offered can to the energy only market (EOM 2.0) in the future.  A very exciting subject in this context is the profitability and the ROI of the project.

Gitte Wad Thybo, Eniig

Gitte Wad Thybo (Project Manager) is holder of M.Sc. Mechanical engineering from Engineering College of Aarhus in 1993 and her Current position is Project Manager at Eniig running several projects including: 1- The ambitious business development project Innovation Fur‘ which vision is to create a demonstration of future society with digital welfare benefits and sustainability. 2- GreenCom: Energy Efficient and Interoperable Smart Energy Systems for Local Communities. Pilot site for the project is the Island of Fur. 3- Project NetVind‘ aims at the green transition in Denmark, by rethinking the way of using wind power plants in distribution systems. NetVind analyses and demonstrates in a large experimental facility, which technical and financial potentials exist to improve the operation of distribution systems by using wind power plants support control capabilities. She is head of energy consultancy and quality at former EnergiMidt in 5 years. Responsible for the development of energy consultancy, construction, sales and marketing, and validation.

Future Smart Grids: the DSO Perspective
(Day 2, 10.30h)

Status on the green transition in Denmark and the challenges to come.

How do we as a DSO expect the future challenges to be in the grid and how do we overcome them?

Presentation of results from projects focusing on issues in the low voltage grid. Smart home, heat-pumps, PV-systems and batteries in private households. 

Tobias Gawron-Deutsch, Siemens AG Österreich

(Day 2, 10.50h)

Gianluca Lipari, Eon Research Center RWTH Aachen University

Gianluca Lipari was born in Reggio Calabria, Italy, in 1986. He received the B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering from the University of Reggio Calabria, Italy, in 2009, 2012 and 2016, respectively. In 2015, he joined the Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems, E.ON Energy Research Center, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, where he is currently a postdoctoral research associate. His current research interests include cloud applications for distribution networks monitoring and automation, with a special focus on cybersecurity aspects, and measurement systems applied to electric distribution grids.

Cybersecurity for Next Generation Utilities – The SUCCESS Project
(Day 2, 11.10h)

Modern critical infrastructures are becoming increasingly complex, turning into Cyber-Physical Infrastructures because of the growing in importance of ICT in infrastructure management.

The SUCCESS project will develop an overarching approach to threat and countermeasure analysis with special focus on the vulnerabilities introduced by Smart Meters. SUCCESS will achieve this objective by encapsulating the key challenges of Security, Resilience, Survivability and Privacy in 3 use cases, which will focus the Research, Implementation and Evaluation concepts of the project.

SUCCESS will provide a Next Generation Open Real Time Smart Meter (NORM), security countermeasures, Security Monitoring Centers at DSO and Pan-European levels, secure communications solutions using Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and 5G mobile communication technologies. This work will be complemented by data privacy studies to ensure the acceptability of the results by consumers.

Antonio Murciano, City of Torino

After graduating as Bachelor of Psychology and the MA in Management Antonio Murciano became active in the field of human machine interaction. He founded a software development startup with main focus on computer vision and big data and has approached the topic of neural networks. For Newbiquity, a mobile app for remote support through Computer Vision and Augmented Reality, Murciano is the Lead R&D. His main research interests are related to Smart Cities, Computer Vision, Smart Factories, Big Data, Deep Learning, IoT and User Experience.

Smart City Torino
(Day 2, 12.10h)

In the past years, a new model of Smart City has started to appear: a model focused on co-creation with citizens. This model arrives after a tech-centered model and a tech-enabled model. Boyd Cohen believes that some cities go through all phases over time and that some other cities start and possibly stay in one of the three models. Torino tries to locate itself in a co-creation model of Smart City. Torino expects to generate a model through which the IoT can support the adoption of socially responsible behaviour of citizens with a great impact on Social ROI and quality of life. Having evidence and information on the impacts of citizens’ behaviour it is possible to make them more conscious and socially responsible. The project Monica goes in this direction.

Jonas Brunskog, DTU

Jonas Brunskog has a M.Sc. in Civil Engineering and a Ph.D. in Engineering Acoustics (industrial PhD with Skanska), both from Lund University, Sweden. His current position is Associate Professor. Brunskog’s main expertise and interests are in architectural-, room- and environmental acoustics. This includes sound field modeling, subjective testing (psycoacoustics), model updating and inversion, auditoria acoustics, and scattering and absorption. He has extensive experience as partner and project leader in a number of scientific projects, including PI in international collaboration in two AFA projects (4.5 and 4 milj. SEK) on vocal health research, and MC member in COST action FP0702, as well as industrial PhD collaborations (with Ecophon and Oticon). He has supervised 11 PhD students and around 60 MSc students. He has 33 peer reviewed journal papers, and 81 peer reviewed conference proceeding papers.

Liveable Cities: Sound vs. Noise at Inner City Cultural Events 
(Day 2, 12.30h)

Exposure to excessive noise levels is known to have a negative impact on quality of life. With rising housing costs in inner cities, residents are expecting to be able to live with minimal disturbances from noise. One important noise source is outdoor amplified concerts in urban areas. We aims, as part of the MONICA project, at developing and implement novel sound field control schemes for outdoor concerts. Using an array of secondary loudspeakers the aim is to improve both the sound quality and coverage in the audience area and to reduce the sound levels in the surrounding areas, the latter in order to prevent community annoyance and noise-related health issues. A challenge in doing so is the variable weather conditions outdoor, i.e. wind, temperature and humidity, which add complexity to the propagation of sound. The propagation model thus needs to be updated during the concert. The data used for model updating will come from various IoT devices - microphones, wind and temperature sensors, video cameras.

Steffen Ring, Ring Advocacy

Steffen Ring holds a Master of Science (EE) Degree from the Danish Technical University (DTU).After heading up the European Radio Systems Development Branch at General Electric Inc., he came to Motorola A/S in Denmark 1986, responsible for the type approval in Europe of USA specified Land Mobile Radio systems from Motorola Inc. in Chicago, Il. In 1989 he transferred to a similar position with the Motorola acquired Mobile Data International Inc., Vancouver, BC, CAN and worked close with the CEPT and the EU Commission to ensure regulatory compliance for the new Wireless Data products to be entered into the European market. In that year he played a focal role in the inauguration of ETSI in Sophia Antipolis, France, where he was appointed chairman in the EP TETRA standards development. In 1990 Ring transferred back to a position with the Motorola Global Government Affairs section, Washington D.C., with the responsibility for the global standards and spectrum regulatory affairs in CEPT and ITU-R. Ring left this position in 2015 to form Ring Advocacy LLC, giving advice to industrial clients in radio system subsectors for Public Safety, RPAS (Drones), M2M and IoT, Short Range Devices and Nano Satellites. He is registered in the EU TRANSREG system and has an expert seat in the Danish Gov’t delegations to CEPT and ITU-R World Radio Conferences. Served as first Chairman of ETSI Project TETRA, WG4, and authored the relevant TETRA standards. TETRA is now a global standard for Mobile Emergency Telecommunication Services. Conceptualized and served as first Chairman (2001) of the international Partnership Project MESA (Mobility of Emergency and Safety Applications), between the TIA of the US and ETSI of Europe (EEA). MESA is now closed. Besides his professional career, Steffen has also a career as jazz and rock musician (saxophone) and has published several records.

Spectrum and Standards in IoT
(Day 2, 12.50h)

The concepts of “Internet of Things” (IoT) are increasingly seen as enablers of a still wider range of communication services all the way from simple wireless meter reading to the overall SMART CITY vision.

If however the stakeholders in this promising industry cannot agree on a set of candidate spectrum bands and a corresponding suite of technical standards for IoT, then the vision could end up in a chaos of poor spectrum utilisation and component incompatibilities with a fragmented/nationally oriented market as a result. Poor competition and therefore expensive devices.

Fortunately the excellent cooperation between ETSI (Standards) , CEPT (Spectrum Regulation) and the EU Commission (EU legal provisions) seems to be bringing good results for IoT, as was/is the case for GSM (Cellular Telephony), TETRA (Mission Critical Emergency Communications and LTE (Mobile Broadband).