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Tuesday, June 25 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Pre-Conference Symposium 5: Role of Sensors in Building IoT Systems & Industry 4.0 Applications

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Sensors are the key factors for assisting any IoT application and are one of the major hardware components needed to form IoT systems. Gartner reports that “The sensor market will evolve continuously through 2023. New sensors will enable a wider range of situations and events to be detected, current sensors will fall in price to become more affordable or will be packaged in new ways to support new applications, and new algorithms will emerge to deduce more information from current sensor technologies”. According to research from Business Insider, more than 24 billion internet-connected devices will be installed around the world by 2020.

Industry 4.0 is growing at a rapid pace; the economy is on the threshold of the fourth industrial revolution.
Manufacturing industry must address new challenges to data set produced by several sensors in real time. This Pre-Conference Symposium examines how the sensor designer, manufacturers, and vendors can gear up to meet fast and efficient changeover of production processes. Fraunhofer USA will discuss a few use cases an industry consortium is developing open source middleware that allows manufacturers to network and integrate existing sensors, machines, and production processes so that Industry 4.0 applications can be easily implemented and allow for quick, efficient reconfiguration of manufacturing. This Pre-Conference Symposium introduces BaSys 4.0, a German research project focusing on how manufacturing system would be architected in order to reap the benefits of I4.0 as well as an open source software platform that addresses many of the technical challenges related it I4.0 and which can be used to build your I4.0 manufacturing system upon. Industry consortium members include ABB Ltd, Robert Bosch GmbH, Kuka Roboter GmbH, PSI Automotive & Industry GmbH, among others.

This Pre-Conference Symposium provides teaches attendees IoT fundamentals, building blocks, and discover how the sensors can be programmed to interface with IoT hardware cloud platforms and operating systems such as BaSys 4.0 designed by Fraunhofer. It provides the marketing and design aspects needed in integrating smart sensors into IoT framework(s). The agenda is structured to be useful for BD, marketing, designers, architect, hardware engineers and software developers and covers lab sessions to provide demo of a few IoT applications such as home automation, environmental, Agriculture, health care and Industrial 4.0 domains.

As an added benefit, this Pre-Conference Symposium will be certified by Sonoma State University, and each registered attendee will receive certification for attendance.

Click here to register for this Pre-Conference Symposium today.
Track Chair: Shivakumar Mathapathi, Sonoma State University

9:00AM-10:15AM | Session 1
  • Introduction to Sensor Technologies, IoT Platforms & Market Trends
  • Scope of Sensors Across Various IoT Industries
10:15AM-10:30AM | Morning Coffee Break
10:30AM-12:00PM | Session 2
  • Overview of Industrial IoT 4.0
  • Open Source Operating Systems for Industrial IoT
  • The BaSys 4.0 Platform from Fraunhofer
12:00PM-1:00PM | Lunch
1:00PM-2:15PM | Session 3
  • IoT Protocols & Standards
  • Overview of IoT Cloud Platforms & Hardware Solutions
  • Programming Languages for IoT Systems
2:15PM-2:30PM | Afternoon Break
2:30PM-3:45PM | Session 4
  • Building Block of IoT Systems
3:45PM-5:00PM | Session 5 - Lab /Demo Sessions
  • Constructing IoT Projects: Sensors, Microcontroller Unit, Wireless Networking & Cloud Components
  • Programming Sensors
  • Cloud Connectivity & Coding
  • Use Cases from Fraunhofer - BaSys 4.0
  • Use Cases – Home Automation, Smart Cites & Environmental Monitoring Systems
  • Q&A Wrap Up

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Farid Farahmand

Chair of the Engineering Science Department, Sonoma State University
Farid Farahmand received his PhD in 2005 and is currently the Chair of the Engineering Science Department (Electrical Engineering) at Sonoma State University in California, U.S.A. He is also the director of Advanced Internet Technology in the Interests of Society Laboratory. Prior... Read More →
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Dr. Mikael Lindvall

Technology Director, Fraunhofer USA, Inc.
Dr. Mikael Lindvall is the Technology Director at Fraunhofer USA, Inc., Center for Experimental Software Engineering, which is located in College Park, MD. Since 1999, Dr. Lindvall has led the Center’s development of analysis methods and tools and has worked with industry and government... Read More →
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Shivakumar Mathapathi

Adjunct Professor & International Collaboration Coordinator, Sonoma State University
Shiva has over 25 years of experience in Engineering, R&D, and faculty. His main research area is Internet of things (IoT) enabled smart city projects. He is the team lead for global city team challenge hosted by NIST. Shiva is the co-founder and CTO of Dew Mobility. He also teaches... Read More →

Tuesday June 25, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm PDT
Meeting Room 212AB