Networks of ‘Things’ – Demystifying IoT

Jeff Voas (National Institute of Standards and Technology)

System primitives allow formalisms, reasoning, simulations, and reliability and security risk-tradeoffs to be formulated and argued. In this work, five core primitives belonging to most distributed systems are presented. These primitives apply well to systems with large amounts of data, scalability concerns, heterogeneity concerns, temporal concerns, and elements of unknown pedigree with possible nefarious intent.  These primitives form the basic building blocks for a Network of ‘Things’ (NoT), including the Internet of Things (IoT).  This talk discusses the underlying and foundational science of IoT. To our knowledge, the ideas and the manner in which the science underlying IoT is presented here is unique.

About Jeffrey Voas
Jeffrey Voas is a computer scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, MD. Before joining NIST, Voas was an entrepreneur and co-founded Cigital (1992). After 13 years at Cigital, Voas accepted a director position at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and was named an SAIC Technical Fellow (2005-2009). He has served as the IEEE Reliability Society President (2003-2005, 2009-2010), and serves as the IEEE Computer Society’s Second VP (2010). Voas is IEEE Division VI’s Director-Elect (2010).