SIG Chair, Prof. Yi-Ping Hung
Our vision is that digital sensing, processing, and communication capabilities will be ubiquitous and embedded into everyday objects, making them a part of the "Internet of Things". In coming decades, billions of smart sensors and devices will be connected and able to interact with each other without human intervention. They will generate data at an unprecedented scale and allow people to obtain information and control things in their surroundings or remote physical environments. To demonstrate how M2M technologies can improve the way we live, work, and play, we will investigate at least four M2M applications: intelligent transportation systems, energy conservation, remote ecological monitoring, and mobile E-health, as shown in Figure 8. Through these applications, we intend to identify new M2M technologies to be developed by the other three SIGs for these applications, while focusing on smart data acquisition and consumption. In addition, we will study how these M2M interaction technologies can bring more context awareness to the systems, and to the end users when required. Furthermore, to pave the way for transforming technological innovation into entrepreneurship, professors from business schools will be invited to help the technical teams. The following research projects are being conducted:
We aim to develop M2M-based spatiotemporal sensing technologies where the states of moving objects outside the car and the states of people inside the car will be estimated probabilistically and concurrently. This involves three key M2M challenges: (1) highly uncertain data from heterogeneous sensors, (2) dynamic connectivity, and (3) actions under uncertain estimates and dynamic connectivity.
The goal of this project is to build a context-aware home energy saving system using existing M2M infrastructure that reduces power consumption in a home without compromising on user comfort, in a single- or multi-user environment.
The remote ecological monitoring group focuses on the development of a large-scale monitoring system for open-field orchards and automatic greenhouses. The intended purpose of the monitoring system is to reduce damage caused by insect pests and improve the agricultural productivity of orchards and greenhouses.
This project aims to facilitate technological innovation and entrepreneurship. The project will help in understanding how technological innovation proceeds and identify opportunities for new ventures. The project will also identify the potential applications and business opportunities developed through other technical projects.
Figure 8. Four applications being developed: intelligent transportation systems, energy conservation, environmental monitoring, and mobile E-health.