Research Area:  Internet of Things
The smart city concept initially emerged as an umbrella term for the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in cities with the goal of delivering additional services to their citizens and generally becoming more efficient in terms of resource utilization. Traditionally, these resources were mainly limited to energy and mobility systems.
In this thesis we present a set of novel approaches that allow for efficient operation and management of IoT applications in a smart city ecosystem. We first introduce a methodology that makes IoT devices first class citizens in the design, development, and operation of IoT applications, which allows for leveraging the available capabilities of these resources to build more resilient and performant applications.
Finally, to ensure the efficient execution of IoT applications, we present an approach for analyzing monitored infrastructure data to optimize the overall IoT application deployment. By using a set of illustrative scenarios, we extensively evaluate the resultsof our investigations and show that our contributions support the efficient delivery of robust and flexible IoT applications by allowing them to fully utilize the complete range of infrastructure resources available in a smart city ecosystem.
Name of the Researcher:  Michael Vogler
Name of the Supervisor(s):  Schahram Dustdar
Year of Completion:  2016
University:  Wein University
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