Towards a Software-Defined Network Operating System for the IoT

Speaker : Giacomo Morabito
Univ. of Catania
Date: 16/09/2015
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: LINCS Meeting Room 40


Abstract: The heterogeneity characterizing the Internet of Things (IoT) landscape can be addressed by leveraging network operating systems (NOS)s. Current NOS solutions have been developed for traditional infrastructured networks: they do not take the specific features of fundamental IoT components such as wireless sensor and actor networks into account. In this talk an innovative integrated network operating system for the IoT which is obtained as the evolution of theOpen Network Operating System (ONOS) will be presented. This has been appropriately extended to enhance the recently proposed SDN-WISE platform for supporting SDN in wireless sensor networks and let it interact with standard OpenFlow (OF) switches. The proposed integrated system has been prototyped and tested.
Biography: Giacomo Morabito was born in Messina, Sicily (Italy) on March 16, 1972. He received the laurea degree in Electrical Engineering and the PhD inElectrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering from the Istituto di Informatica e Telecomunicazioni, University of Catania , Catania (Italy), in 1996 and 2000, respectively. From November 1999 to April 2001, he was with the Broadband and Wireless Networking Laboratory of the Georgia Institute of Technology as a Research Engineer. Since April 2001 he is with the Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica e delle Telecomunicazioni of the University of Catania where he is currently Associate Professor. His research interests focus on analysis and solutions for wireless networks.