Category: Web of Things (WoTs)

  • Search Engines for Web of Things (WoT)

    Millions of objects are being connected to provide different services via the Web. This trend has led the paradigm of Web of Things (WoT), that can be searched and leveraged by uses (i.e., human or other systems/machines). One of the key enabling technologies for materialising the WoT vision are search engines, which need to be…

  • An Approach to Designing and Evaluating Web of Things (WoT) Systems

    Internet of Things (IoT) have emerged a popular technology that underpinning several innovative products and services. Internet of Everything (IoE) or Web of Things (WoT) are real or virtual networks of things (or services) that can be meaningfully quarried or combined in order to build and provide different types of services. Recently, we have a…

  • Article on Smart Cities: Best of 2016 Australian Quarterly

    I’m very glad to share that Australian Quarterly has included my article on Smart Cities in the special edition of the best articles published in 2016. Apart from an endorsement of the ┬ápotential value of the article on an important topic like Smart Cities, the best part of this news is that the special edition…

  • German-Australia Chamber’s Smart Energy Management Seminar

    Energy monitoring and management systems play a vital role in helping achieve the strategic as well as operational goals for Smart Cities/Smart Buildings. Whilst sustainability friendly mans of generating energy can go a long way of making a country/city/region carbon neutral, which is an agenda of any smart city initiative, energy monitoring and management systems…

  • Workshop on Smart Cities Research Collaboration With Councils/Government

    We have entered in an exciting phase of our smart cities research and development initiative. We have been having a series of very productive and fruitful workshops with internal and external stakeholders to gather ideas, suggestions, and proposals from a wide variety of colleagues and partners (current and potential) for firming up the foundations and…

  • Adelaide Smart City’s Project Budelaide Launched

    Our continuous and increasing collaboration with the Adelaide Smart City Studio was clearly visible and acknowledge during the launch of the Smart City Lego Model, also called Budadelaide project. This project is a great demonstration of multi parties collaboration of contributing to the Adelaide Smart City initiative with which I have been involved as an…

  • Systemization of Knowledge about Architecting Cloud-Based Systems

    We have been expanding our research on engineering systems with/for Cloud based infrastructures. One of the key challenges of engineering cloud-based systems is designing and evaluating appropriate architectures. Being a relatively new area, knowledge about designing and evaluating cloud-based systems is scarce and but growing. We observed the need of systematically identifying and synthesizing the…

  • Envisioning Bowden Development as a Smart City

    Smart City initiatives in different parts of the world are gaining momentum and such initiatives are inspiring governments, councils, private sectors, and citizens everywhere – As the Lord Mayor of Amsterdam once said that Smart Cities are just like “Football teams” that every city wants to have one its own. Since starting our Smart Cities…

  • Smart Campuses – Experimental Platforms for Smart Cities

    Smart Cities initiatives are gaining popularity in almost every corner of the World – increasing urbanisation and myriad of socio-economic challenges are forcing governments and public sector organisations to leverage Information Communication Technologies (ICT) for conceiving and materialising innovative solutions for socio-economic challenges under a broad umbrella of Smart Cities. Since Smart Cities initiatives present…

  • Reference Architecture for Cloud-Based Tools as a Service Workspace Completed

    A few years ago we started an exciting and challenging project to design and implement a reference architecture for providing Tools as a Service (TaaS). That project was aimed at developing and evaluating an infrastructure that can host and provision tools for supporting engineering efforts in general and software engineering in particular. There is no…