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2nd EAI International Conference on Interoperability in IoT

October 26–27, 2016 | Paris, France

Manfred Hauswirth

KeyNote Speaker: Manfred Hauswirth


Key Note Speech: Linking Everything


Until recently the virtual world of information and activities in the real world have always been separated. It is clear that information accessible on the Internet (the virtual world) may influence activities in the real world and vice versa, but these influences were usually indirect and not immediate or existed only in special implementations (specialized cyber-physical systems). Now, the data side, for example, represented by Linked Data, the sensing and actuating side, represented by the Internet of Things, and Clouds, to store and analyze the very large amounts of data in this new global information space, are converging. General-purpose means to interconnect and link all this information in a meaningful and simple way are being developed very actively. In this general context, geo-spatial information has attained specific importance and is being used in a large number of contexts and applications. These contexts and the general convergence pose a number of new requirements to storage and management of any information together with the need for large-scale, general-purpose platforms and standards (interoperability and API). In this talk, I will review the current landscape and how all areas influence each other and where I see trends for future research and applications.



  • Linked Data streams
  • Semantic sensor networks
  • Sensor networks middleware
  • Large-scale semantics-enabled distributed information systems and applications
  • Peer-to-peer systems
  • Internet of things
  • Self-organization and self-management
  • Service-oriented architectures
  • Distributed systems security


Manfred Hauswirth is the managing director of Fraunhofer FOKUS and a full professor for Open Distributed Systems at the Technical University of Berlin. Before that he was the Vice-Director of the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), Galway, Ireland and a professor at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) for 8 years and a stream leader in INSIGHT, the national Irish data analytics centre. Prior research positions include Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL, 2002-2006) and Technical University of Vienna (1999-2002). His research interests are on Internet-of-Everything, domain-specific Big Data and analytics, linked data streams, semantic sensor networks, sensor networks middleware, large-scale semantics-enabled distributed information systems and applications, peer-to-peer systems, service-oriented architectures and distributed systems security. He has published over 170 papers in these domains, he has co-authored a book on distributed software architectures and several book chapters on data management and semantics. He has a long track record of working with industry specifically in the IoT, business process, telecoms, networking and data integration domains. He is an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing and has served in over 190 program committees of international scientific conferences and was program co-chair of the Seventh IEEE International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing (IEEE P2P) in 2007, general chair of the Fifth European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC) in 2008, program co-chair of the 12th International Conference on Web Information System Engineering (WISE) in 2011, and program co-chair of the 10th International Conference on Ontologies, DataBases, and Applications of Semantics (ODBASE) in 2011. He is a member of IEEE and ACM and was on the board of WISEN, the Irish Wireless Sensors Enterprise Led Network, the scientific board of the Corporate Semantic Web research center at FU Berlin, and the Scientific Advisory Board of the Center for Sensor Web Technologies (CLARITY) in Dublin, Ireland.