"What's NExT? Sensor + Cloud!?" (Presentation)
Tan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Today, we are witnessing a number of interesting phenomena. First,
there is an increasing adoption of sensing technologies (e.g., RFID,
cameras, mobile phones) in many industries. Second, the internet has
become a source of real-time information (e.g., through blogs, social
networks, live forums) for events happening around us. In fact, we can
consider these sources as "sensors". Finally, Cloud computing has
emerged as an attractive solution for dealing with the "Big Data"
evolution. By combining data obtained from sensors with that from the
internet, we can potentially create a demand for resources that can be
appropriately met by the cloud. This talk will discuss some application
scenarios, challenges and opportunties for the communities. Our goal is
to exploit these technolgies for smart living.
Tan is a Professor of Computer Science at the School of Computing,
National University of Singapore (NUS). He received his Ph.D. in
computer science in 1994 from NUS. His current research interests
include multimedia information retrieval, query processing and
optimization in multiprocessor and distributed systems, database
performance, and database security. He has published numerous papers in
conferences such as SIGMOD, VLDB, ICDE and EDBT, and journals such as
TODS, TKDE, and VLDBJ. Kian-Le is a member of ACM.