The Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus cordially invites you to the Colloquium entitled:

Big Data meets Internet of Things


Speaker: Prof. Arkady Zaslavsky
Affiliation: CSIRO, Australia
Category: Colloquium
Location: Room 148, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences (FST-01), 1 University Avenue, 2109 Nicosia, Cyprus (directions)
Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015
Time: 18:00-19:00 EET
Host: Demetris Zeinalipour (

The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the major disruptive technologies and is on top of Gartner’s hype curve for 2014/2015. IoT will connect billions of "things", where things include computers, smartphones, sensors, objects from everyday life. IoT will be the main source of big data according to predictions of many experts. This talk focuses on challenges of the IoT and disruptively big data it generates. The talk will also showcase a CSIRO IoT technology which brings together sensing and cloud computing and is an efficient open platform for handling IoT data streams of high volume, velocity, value and variety. A case study built on the basis of the OpenIoT platform will also be presented.

Short Bio:
Dr Arkady Zaslavsky is a Senior Principal Research Scientist in Data61 @ CSIRO. He is leading the scientific area of IoT at Data61 and leads a number of projects and initiatives. He was one of the leaders of EU FP7 project OpenIoT and is now leading a WP4 in EU H-2020 project bIoTope. Before coming to CSIRO in July 2011, he held a position of a Chaired Professor in Pervasive and Mobile Computing at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden where he was involved in a number of European research projects, collaborative projects with Ericsson Research, PhD supervision and postgraduate education. He currently holds the titles of a Research Professor at LTU (Sweden), Adjunct-Professor at UNSW (Sydney), Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University (Melbourne), Visiting Professor at St. Petersburg University of ITMO. He chaired and organised many international workshops and conferences, including Mobile Data Management, Pervasive Services, Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia and others. Arkady made internationally recognised contribution in the area of disconnected transaction management and replication in mobile computing environments, context-awareness as well as in mobile agents and Internet of Things. He made significant internationally recognised contributions in the areas of data stream mining on mobile devices, adaptive mobile computing systems, ad-hoc mobile networks, efficiency and reliability of mobile computing systems, mobile agents and mobile file systems. Arkady Zaslavsky has published more than 400 research publications throughout his professional career and supervised to completion more than 35 PhD students. Dr Zaslavsky is a Senior Member of ACM and a Senior Member of IEEE Computer and Communications Societies.

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