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Advances and Standardization of IoT in Europe – Smart Cities and Smart Building Applications

September 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location:5345 Herzberg Laboratories
Key Contact:Jena Lynde-Smith


Smart Cities are complex ecosystems of IoT enabled smart services making possible to monitor and control what is happening in the city and how the city is evolving involving different business domains such as Energy, Transport, and Environment. However, the highly fragmentation of current IoT domains puts the whole vison of Smart Cities under strain. Only a globally agreed standards-based architecture with open interfaces can help address such challenge and move to a more horizontal approach. The oneM2M standard is a promising solution to ensure IoT cross-domain interoperability in terms of communication and semantic. It provides a common service layer supporting any-to-any communications paving the way to mass-scale deployment in Smart Cities. By decoupling vendor-specific device technologies from high-level business applications, oneM2M enables smart cities architects to plan for future scalability, integrate as yet unknown technologies while being interoperable with legacy installations. This talk presents a survey of the main standards and achievements in these directions including local, national and international initiatives.


Mahdi BEN ALAYA, PhD, is an international expert in IoT and M2M architectures. He is the Founder and CEO of Sensinov. He obtained a Ph.D in Networks, Telecommunications, Systems and Architectures from the Federal University of Toulouse and the LAAS-CNRS laboratory in France. He serves as Vice Chairman of the oneM2M Testing Group. He is co-founder and technical manager of the open source project OM2M at the Eclipse foundation. He presented IoT tutorials in summer schools and universities worldwide including France, Taiwan, and Korea. He initiated and managed several R&D projects at LAAS-CNRS and Sensinov including ITEA2-USENET, ITEA2-A2NETS, H2020-LSP5-AUTOPILOT, ETSI-OSM, and ETSI-SAREF. He has authored more than 20 refereed publications in international journals and conferences, as well as more than 50 contributions to IoT standards

Khalil DRIRA, PhD, is Research Director, a full-time research position at CNRS. His research interests include formal design, implementation, and provisioning of distributed communicating systems and cooperative networked services. His research activity addresses different topics in this field focusing on model-based analysis and design of correctness properties including robustness, adaptability and reconfiguration. He is or has been involved in different European and French R&D projects (FP6, FP7, ITEA, H2020, PIA, ANR,…) in the field of distributed system engineering, collaborative activities, distributed systems, IoT/M2M and software architecture. He served as a PC chair or member of a number of international conferences and as a member of the editorial board of different international journals. More information is available on his home page:


This seminar is free and open to all. Complimentary coffee, tea and light snacks will be provided. We hope you can join us!

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The Institute for Data Science would like to thank the French Embassy in Ottawa for their generous support in the organization of this event.