Centro de Congressos ISEP, Sala de Reuniões E

10 de Setembro 2010 | 9:30

The paradigm of social sensing has recently emerged, fueled by the proliferation of embedded sensing devices with communication capabilities in the possession of a wide segment of population, including smart phones, GPS devices, health and fitness sensors, smart power meters, and sensor-equipped game consoles. The increased availability of embedded sensing modalities to the common user opens the door for exciting new social and cyber-physical applications, built on top of data pools collected and shared by a community of self-selected individuals. Supporting such novel applications brings about several challenges pertaining to privacy of shared data in social cyber-physical systems and paradigms for physical data collection and modeling. This talk will describe experiences with infrastructure development to support social sensing applications, research challenges involved, analytical foundations to address these challenges, and some early results.

Prof. Tarek Abdelzaher (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

Tarek Abdelzaher received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, in 1990 and 1994 respectively. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1999 on Quality of Service Adaptation in Real-Time Systems. He has been an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia, where he founded the Software Predictability Group until 2005. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He has authored/coauthored more than 150 refereed publications in real-time computing, distributed systems, sensor networks, and control. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Real-Time Systems, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, the ACM Transaction on Sensor Networks, and the Ad Hoc Networks Journal. He was Program Chair of RTAS 2004, RTSS 2006, IPSN 2010, and ICDCS 2010, and General Chair of RTAS 2005, IPSN 2007, RTSS 2007, DCoSS 2008 and Sensys 2008. Abdelzaher´s research interests lie broadly in understanding and controlling the temporal properties of software systems in the face of increasing complexity, distribution, and degree of embedding in an external physical environment. Tarek Abdelzaher is a member of IEEE and ACM.