Fernando Boavida

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Vortragender Fernando Boavida
Titel Adaptability Challenges for the new Internet of People
Zeit Dienstag 10.11.2015, 14:00 – 15:00 Uhr
Ort S3|19 Raum 5+6 (Cocoon-Räume)
Rundeturmstr. 12, 64283 Darmstadt
Technology now offers the possibility of delivering a vast range of low-cost people-centric services to citizens. Internet of Things (IoT) supporting technologies are becoming robust, viable and cheaper. Mobile phones are increasingly more powerful and disseminated. On the other hand, social networks and virtual worlds are experiencing an exploding popularity and have millions of users. These low-cost technologies can now be used to create an Internet of People (IoP), a dynamically configurable integration platform of connected smart objects that allows enhanced, people-centric applications. As opposed to things-centric ones, IoP combines the real, sensory world with the virtual world for the benefit of people while it also enables the development of sensing applications in contexts such as e-health, sustainable mobility, social networks enhancement or fulfilling people’s special needs. This talk identifies key enabling technologies, a possible approach, and the main adaptability challenges for a people-centric platform based on the Internet of Things.
Fernando Boavida received his PhD in Informatics Engineering in 1990, and he currently is Full Professor at the Department of Informatics Engineering (DEI) of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra. He is the founder of the Laboratory of Communications and Telematics (LCT) of DEI, the Director of the Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra (CISUC), and the Strategic Director for Communications and Information Technology of the University of Coimbra.