CEG Seminar - HEB: A Paradigm to Tackle IoT Ultra-Large-Scale Systems

Speaker Name: 
Rodolfo Milito
Speaker Organization: 
Cisco Systems Inc.
Start Time: 
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 12:00pm
End Time: 
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 1:30pm
CEG (Computer Engineering Graduates)

Damián Roca (a), Mario Nemirovsky (b), Rodolfo Milito (c)


IoT brings unprecedented interactions of the Internet with the physical, and a formidable scale of deployment in some verticals (Autonomous Vehicles, Smart Cities, Smart Grid).

In the first part of the talk we argue that tackling Ultra Large Scale Systems (ULSS) requires fresh design approaches, and propose Hierarchical Emergent Behavior (HEB), an architectural framework built on the principles of hierarchical organization, and emergent behavior.

We note in particular that key issues with self-driving cars lie not with the design of a single vehicle, but with the interaction of a large number of autonomous vehicles in complex environments. Our intent is to explore new research venues to handle these challenges. In this spirit, the second part of the talk illustrates the potential application of HEB to self-driven cars on the road.

a. Barcelona Supercomputing Center

b. ICREA at Barcelona Supercomputing Center

c. Cisco Systems Inc.