MobiSys 2005 Workshop on End-to-End, Sense-and-Respond Systems, Applications, and Services
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9:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.  
Opening Remarks
Program Co-Chairs: Ron Ambrosio and Chatschik Bisdikian, IBM Research, USA
9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.  
Keynote Address
The GridWise Project
Robert G. Pratt, GridWise Program Manager, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy

GridWise is a common vision for the future of the power grid, shared by a new U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program initiative and an industry alliance.  It holds that information technology will profoundly transform the planning and operation of the power grid from central generation down to customer appliances and equipment.  The grid's transformation into a collaborative network filled with information and a myriad of market-based opportunities will enable distributed, real-time markets and control to integrate the traditional elements of supply and demand, transmission and distribution with new technologies such as distributed generation, and customer load management.  Distributed, autonomous control is a central tenant of GridWise.  Two key technologies that highlight this are:
  1. Grid Friendly™ Appliances that sense frequency disturbances indicative of grid instability and shut of appliances momentarily to relive stress on the grid
  2. Transactive controls for buildings and power grid operations that inherently reorganize control actions in response to real-time price signals.
Both will be described during his presentation, along with an overview of GridWise and its potential benefits.

Rob Pratt leads Department of Energy Pacific Northwest National Lab's internal investment in the Energy Systems Transformation Initiative, focusing on simulation and analysis of the combined engineering and economic networks comprising the current and future energy grid. Rob has a detailed understanding of utility planning processes gained from an assignment with the Northwest Power Planning Council and has specialized expertise in the application of metered load and end-use data to the analysis of energy systems planning and performance.

10:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m.   Break  
10:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.  
Paper Session I: Sense 'n' Respond Technologies
Session Chair: Chatschik Bisdikian, IBM Research

A File System Abstraction for Sense and Respond Systems
Sameer Tilak, State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton; Bhanu Pisupati, Indiana University; Kenneth Chiu, State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton; Geoffrey Brown, Indiana University; Nael Abu-Ghazaleh, State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton

Transversal Issues in Real-Time Sense-and-Respond Systems
Ahmad T. Al-Hammouri, Vincenzo Liberatore, and Huthaifa A. Al-Omari, Case Western Reserve University; Stephen M. Phillips, Arizona State University

M-ECho: A Middleware for Morphable Data-Streaming in Pervasive Systems
Himanshu Raj, Karsten Schwan, and Ripal Nathuji, Georgia Institute of Technology

The Abstract Task Graph: A Methodology for Architecture-Independent Programming of Networked Sensor Systems
Amol Bakshi and Viktor K. Prasanna, University of Southern California; Jim Reich and Daniel Larner, Palo Alto Research Center

12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.   Workshop Luncheon  
2:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m.  
Paper Session II: Sense 'n Respond Solutions
Session Chair: Malena Mesarina, HR Labs

A Sensor-based, Web Service-enabled, Emergency Medical Response System
Nada Hashmi and Dan Myung, 10Blade, Inc.; Mark Gaynor and Steve Moulton, Boston University

A Rule-based System for Sense-and-Respond Telematics Services
Jonathan Munson, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center; Sang Woo Lee and DaeRyung Lee, IBM Ubiquitous Computing Laboratory, Korea; David Wood, Gerry Thompson, and Alan Cole, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

Meteorological Command and Control: An End-to-end Architecture for a Hazardous Weather Detection Sensor Network
Michael Zink, David Westbrook, Sherief Abdallah, Bryan Horling, Vijay Lakamraju, Eric Lyons, Victoria Manfredi, and Jim Kurose, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Kurt Hondl, National Severe Storms Laboratory

Reducing Business Surprises through Proactive, Real-Time Sensing and Alert Management
Mitch Cohen, Jakka Sairamesh, and Mao Chen, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

3:45 p.m.–4:00 p.m.   Break  
4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.  
Panel Session
Research Challenges of End-to-end Sense 'n Respond Solutions

Panel Chair: Dr. Dritan Kaleshi, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Bristol

Ron Ambrosio, Manager, Internet-scale Control Systems, IBM Research
Ron Ambrosio's research areas include embedded systems, distributed application environments, event-based systems, and automation, with particular emphasis on "Internet-scale Control Systems" or the integration of traditional control system environments with large-scale distributed Information Technology and e-Business on Demand environments. He is also deeply involved with the electric utility industry, and serves as a member of the Dept. of Energy GridWise Architecture Council.

Malena Mesarina, Project Manager, Sensors Systems Group, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories

Malena Mesarina's research focuses on technologies for enabling the seamless integration of heterogeneous sensor networks, with emphasis in sensor network overlay protocols, middleware infrastructure and event-programming languages. She received her B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Boston University and M.S. in Computer Science from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

Vincenzo Liberatore, Division of Computer Science, Case Western Reserve University
Prof. Vincenzo Liberatore is the Schroeder Assistant Professor in Computer Engineering and Networking in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at Case Western Reserve University. He holds a Laurea degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rutgers University. His previous appointments include a visiting position at Bell Labs and a research associate position at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has extensive publications in networking, theoretical computer science, compilers, and security. His current research interests are in the area of networked control systems and their applications to Internet robotics and to distributed simulations.

Feng Zhao, Senior Researcher and Manager of the Networked Embedded, Computing Group, Microsoft Research

Feng Zhao is a Senior Researcher and manages the Networked Embedded Computing Group at Microsoft Research. He has been working on wireless sensor networks and applications since 1997. Prior to Microsoft, Dr. Zhao directed Xerox PARC's sensor network program. His recent book, Wireless Sensor Networks: an information processing perspective, is published by Morgan Kaufmann.

5:30 p.m.–5:45 p.m.  
Concluding Remarks
Program Co-Chairs: Ron Ambrosio and Chatschik Bisdikian, IBM Research, USA

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