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Networks for Smart and Connected Communities

Time 10/18/17 09:00AM-09:50AM

Room Seacliff B

Session Abstract

Talk 1: Florence Hudson, Internet2 - Smart Campuses and Cities – The Network and the People
Smart and connected communities are building and flourishing around the world as the deployment of sensor based technologies, often called the “Internet of Things”, increases. The networking of devices, systems and people in a smart and connected community, campus or city, provides an opportunity to leverage the information captured from the devices and people to make “smarter” decisions. Benefits can include improved operations, system efficiencies, safety and security, while improving the citizen and student experience. We will discuss the opportunities and challenges in smart and connected communities, and how we can help researchers, students and community leaders in the pursuit of the benefits while mitigating the risks.

Talk 2: Chris Sedore, NYSERNet - Regional Networks and IoT Connectivity
NYSERNet has a long history of supporting research and for much of that time, that focus has been on providing ever faster networks to support larger and larger data sets. While there are many things happening with faster networks, some of the recent connectivity developments are lower bandwidth wireless technologies for supporting IoT — this wireless connectivity may open doors for researchers wishing to use IoT technologies for instrumentation/data gathering. Join NYSERNet’s President, Chris Sedore, for a brief presentation on the deployment of a LoRaWAN gateway in Syracuse, NY and a sense of how these technologies may be applicable for researchers.

Talk 3: Malathi Veeraraghavan, University of Virginia, and Dan Kilper, University of Arizona - Secure Affordable Sustainable Edge Clouds (SASEC) for Smart Cities and Enterprises
This talk will describe a novel architecture called Secure Affordable Sustainable Edge Clouds (SASEC) for smart cities and enterprises such as university campuses. This architecture consolidates computers into an edge cloud, and requires only inexpensive I/O devices, such as Keyboard, Video, Mouse (KVM) terminals and audio input/output devices, in user homes, and in enterprise offices. The term Dumb Connected Devices (DCDs) is used to describe the user-owned/operated systems. SASEC offers a strong cybersecurity advantage by vastly reducing the attack surface since users' DCDs have no processor and no operating system, and hence cannot be compromised and recruited into botnets. The challenge lies in designing a high-speed network to interconnect the Edge-Cloud (EC) to the DCDs. Initial experiments show that with compression, 50 Mbps is required for 1080p HDTV video. If the EC-DCD network needs to support 100 simultaneous web-browsing sessions with video, then Gb/s wireless solutions are required. An FPGA based hardware design is proposed to support the protocol, video compression, and encryption needs to transport the video signals (HDMI, DVI, VGA, USB, DisplayPort) from the EC to the DCDs and keyboard and monitor input from the DCDs to the EC via WiFi/Ethernet intra-campus networks.

Speakers

Speaker Florence Hudson Internet2

Speaker Malathi Veeraraghavan University of Virginia

Speaker Christopher Sedore NYSERNet, Inc.

Presentation Media

Primary track Applications for Research

Secondary tracks Advanced Networking

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