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Wednesday, May 4 • 4:30pm - 4:45pm
Going Bezirk: Things Plus Cloud Do Not Equal IoT

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Like many organizations, Bosch is finding its way toward the Internet of Things (IoT). One obvious challenge is the lack of interoperability standards for the IoT. Are we designing the IoT by default? Will the resulting systems have technical, business, and social properties that we can be proud of? Cloud-centric architectures for IoT applications have drawbacks concerning responsiveness, multi-vendor fragmentation, and rampant threats to consumer privacy. We claim that similar levels of service, or higher, can be achieved with a system-of-systems approach.

Bezirk is an architectural framework for the consumer-space IoT being developed at Bosch. By building on a brokerless publish–subscribe middleware and promoting open, decentralized systems, the framework places greater emphasis on interoperability protocols, such as for context awareness and personalization, than on the features of “central” or “indispensable” components. By enforcing a user-centric privacy model at the middleware level, it shifts the power to control data exchanges from companies and application developers to end users.

This talk motivates and describes the framework and showcases applications under development. If your smart home is spying on you, go Bezirk.

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Cory Henson

Robert Bosch LLC
Cory Henson is a senior research scientist at the Bosch Research and Technology Center. He leads the design and development of protocols and data models for Bezirk, an open IoT platform utilized in a variety of cross-domain IoT solutions. Cory also holds an Adjunct Faculty position... Read More →
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João de Sousa

Robert Bosch LLC
João de Sousa founded Bezirk after working as a senior expert on IoT consumer applications at Bosch. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor with the Institute for Software Research at Carnegie Mellon University. He obtained a PhD in Computer Science from CMU in 2005 and became... Read More →

Wednesday May 4, 2016 4:30pm - 4:45pm PDT
Bel Aire Ballroom