Cyber Physical Systems: Architectures, Protocols and Applications helps you understand the basic principles and key supporting standards of CPS. It analyzes different CPS applications from the bottom up, extracting the common characters that form a vertical structure. It presents mobile sensing platforms and their applications toward interrelated paradigms, highlighting and briefly discussing different types of mobile sensing platforms and the functionalities they offer. It then looks at the naming, addressing, and profile services of CPS and proposes a middleware component to meet the requirements of dynamic applications and sensors/actuators deployment/configurations across different platforms.
The middle chapters of the book present a context-aware sensor search, selection, and ranking model which addresses the challenge of efficiently selecting a subset of relevant sensors out of a large set of sensors with similar functionality and capabilities. The authors consider various topics in the energy management of CPS and propose a novel energy-efficient framework. They also present the fundamental networking technologies of CPS and focus on machine-to-machine communications for CPS, specifically the open technologies such as IPv6-based solutions that can be integrated into IoT and enable wireless sensor communications.
In the book's final chapters, the authors bring you up to date on mobile cloud computing (MCC) research activities that enhance the capabilities of resource-constrained smart devices in CPS sensory environments. They also present a few representative CPS applications, including connected healthcare, gaming in public transport crowds, and a series of MCC-enabled emerging CPS applications. You will find that these application fields fully demonstrate the great potential of applying CPS in public life.
Table of Contents
Background. CPS ARCHITECTURE. Overall Architecture for CPS. Mobile Sensing Devices and Platforms for CPS. Naming, Addressing, and Profile Services for CPS. Device Search and Selection for CPS. Energy Management for CPS. ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES FOR CPS. Networking Technologies for CPS. Machine-to-Machine Communications for CPS. Mobile Cloud Computing for CPS. CPS APPLICATIONS. Connected Healthcare for CPS. Multi-Player Gaming for Public Transport Crowd. Mobile Cloud Computing Enabled Emerging CPS Applications. Conclusion.
Chi (Harold) Liu is a Full Professor and Assistant Dean at the School of Software, Beijing Institute of Technology, China. Before that, he was a staff researcher and project manager of wireless and internet of things (IoT) at IBM Research - China. He holds a PhD degree from Imperial College, UK, and a B.Eng. degree from Tsinghua University, China. Before joining IBM Research, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Deutsche Telekom AG in Berlin, Germany, and a visiting researcher at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, NY.
Yan Zhang received his PhD degree from the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and is employed by Simula Research Laboratory, Lysaker, Norway. He is on the editorial board of many international journals and currently serves as the "Wireless Networks and Mobile Communications" book series editor. He also is serving as co-editor for several books. His research interests include resource, mobility, energy, and security management in wireless networks and mobile computing. He is a member of IEEE and IEEE ComSoc.