2-4 February 2015

Talks

James Weaver

Presentation: Creating Our Robot Overlords: Autonomous Drone Development

James Weaver, Oracle

Who wants a mindless drone? Teach it to "think", and it can do so much more. But how do you take it from Toy Story to Terminator? This session's speaker discusses a new open source library, Autonomous4j, for autonomous drone development. Combining this library and some components from their mad science toolkit, they demonstrate how to get your Internet of Things off the ground and do some real cloud computing. In the session, you'll learn how to write an autonomous drone program with Java 8; deploy it to the drone's "positronic brain," an onboard Raspberry Pi; have the Pi guide an AR.Drone to accomplish a task; monitor it via a JavaFX console; and create your own robot overlord. Demos are included: you've been warned!

Benjamin Cabé

Presentation: End-to-end IoT solutions with Java and Eclipse IoT technology

Benjamin Cabé, Eclipse Foundation

The Internet of Things market is poised for exponential growth, but there are still lots of barriers that prevent building a real open Internet of Things. Over the last few years, Eclipse has been growing an ecosystem of open source projects for the Internet of Things that are used in real-world solutions, from smart gateways bridging sensors to the cloud to device management infrastructures or home automation systems. Java is a key enabler for the Internet of Things, and this session provides you with a concrete example of how to build an end-to-end solutions with the Eclipse IoT Java stack and projects such as Kura, Paho (MQTT), Californium (CoAP) and Concierge (lightweight OSGi implementation).

Zach Shelby

Keynote: IoT Opening Keynote

Zach Shelby, ARM

Opening keynote

Paul Bakker

Presentation: Provisioning the IoT

Paul Bakker, Luminis Technologies Sander Mak, Luminis Technologies

How do we get our software out on the Internet of Things? Many assumptions in current deployment practices don't hold up. Devices can be occasionally connected, through low-bandwidth networks and are generally outside of direct control. Manually shuffling around binaries is not an option. Apache ACE is an open-source Java provisioning tool tackling such challenges.You can manage Java apps and configs in a modular fashion. The foundations of ACE are OSGi, semantic versioning and reliable communication. Pushing out incremental updates and managing numerous devices becomes possible. We'll show an example where a fictional car-entertainment system is updated and extended using ACE. Although the talk focusses on IoT, the mechanisms demonstrated applies to environments like the cloud too.

Kai Kreuzer

Presentation: Smart Home Development Made Easy

Kai Kreuzer, Deutsche Telekom AG

Despite the buzz around the Internet of Things (IoT) there are still many devices, systems and protocols for home automation that cannot be directly hooked up to your wifi and used through IP. To enable smartphone apps to access them and to integrate them with other devices, a home gateway is required. Eclipse SmartHome is a flexible software framework for such home gateways. It was initiated by the popular open-source project openHAB, which connects to a multitude of different systems and comes with powerful automation rules and nice UIs. Its modular architecture guarantees simple extensibility. This session includes live hacking and you will of course see a smart home live demo that goes way beyond the standard use cases.

James McGivern

Presentation: The House That Skynet Built

James McGivern, Cisco Cloud Web Security

We are rapidly entering a world of agents: microservices, internet enabled devices (IoT), bots, and robotics. However, even when acting on simple rules, unexpected, and sometimes disastrous, behaviours can occur. By looking at examples such as the algorithmic trading on stock markets and SmartHomes we will seek to understand "emergent behaviour", how complexity and choas theory can predict the behaviour of these systems, and the practical and pragmatic ways of preventing and limiting the negative effects. The aim is to get developers thinking in a "multi-agent" paradigm, which in a way is the next abstraction level up from multi-threaded design considerations, whether the system comprises fully autonomous or semi-autonomous agents, controlled by a "central AI", or a hybrid of all of these.

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