The IOTSWC 2017 congress presents some keys on the adoption of sensors in the field of Internet of Things.

 

The Internet of Things (IoT) is driving the development of advanced services that help process information in real time >, which implies that it is necessary to have large volumes of storage, as well as enjoy greater computing power and more intelligent and autonomous sensors .

Since the IoT Solutions World Congress, IoTSWC 2017 , they have identified some of the reference keys in the adoption of these new sensors , which merge with microprocessors and will contribute to achieving a huge qualitative leap in the short term within the IoT ecosystem.

Scientists Jesús Pacheco and Salim Hariri, members of the National Science Foundation Center for Cloud and Autonomic Computing of the University of Arizona (USA), state that “in all applications developed for IoT, the sensors constitute the indispensable element for moving the physical world to the digital world , a process that benefits from the integration of fog computing. ”

They also indicate that a fog and cloud-based IoT circuit is also capable of building a new ecosystem of accessible and cost-effective services .

Similarly, both scientists warn of the security risks arising from the proliferation of sensor networks for constituting elements vulnerable to certain attacks that are increasingly occurring in internet infrastructure of things.

US IoT security expert Roopak Venkatakrishnan advocates the use of redundant mechanisms on sensors to detect anomalous security-related responses , as he believes that They are more robust and effective when faced with sophisticated cyber attacks.

Venkatakrishnan states that “the reliability and security of applications, sensors and IoT elements can be improved only to a certain extent, before system deployment. The reasons are varied and may come from restrictions related to electricity consumption, the complexity of the infrastructure itself, an inadequate IoT design or a lack of planning. ”

Majeed Ahmad, author of ‘IoT and the Evolution of Smart Sensors,’ highlights that a door is opened for optimizing processing efficiency and collecting data on IoT infrastructures with the arrival of MCU, which would become the symbiosis between a sensor and a microprocessor, performing autonomous calibration and diagnostic functions.

The Indian expert comments that an intelligent sensor can use local computing power to process and interpret data in isolation; make decisions based on measurable physical parameters; and establish the relevant communication.

In addition, he explains that smart sensors add a higher level of sophistication in the efficiency of IoT communication processes and, as Ahmad admits, they have the ability to transform many industrial sectors and everyday areas.

Meanwhile, Vice President and partner of Gartner Research consultancy, David Cearley, highlights artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) — which includes deep learning technologies, neural networks and language processing natural -, like the elements that will accompany the most advanced platforms.

In his opinion, “systems can learn and change their future behavior, leading to the creation of smarter devices and programs . In parallel, the combination of computational power, advanced algorithms and data sets that arrive massively to feed these algorithms are giving rise to the birth of a new era.”.

known as The “father of sensors”, Janus Bryzek, argues that the acceleration of the mass adoption of the ecosystem of IoT is due to different causes.

In that sense, it indicates that “the new IPv6 internet protocol will allow you to connect a virtually unlimited number of devices and sensors linked in a network.”

Another decisive reason is the fact large IT-providers such as Cisco, IBM, GE and Amazon have decided to offer support IoT, “applying modifications to their networks, adding technology fog, and probably also technology Swarm, thus reducing the complexity and lowering costs of connectivity of the networks.”

Bryzek expected, “taking into account the estimates of GE, speaking of a internet industrial with a potential added 15 quintillones of dollars to the global gross domestic product in the next 20 years (and Cisco who rises to 19 quintillones of dollars predicting the value that will be the internet of all things (IoE) in the year 2020), the ecosystem of IoT will experience growth are more relevant than has never the history of mankind”.

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