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The complexity of modern software systems is continuously growing together with the communication capabilities and computational power of pervasive technology, embodied by a wide range of interacting heterogeneous smart devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) world.
IoT is exploding with outstanding projection for the future: by 2020 the expected number of connected objects will reach 200 billion, approximately 26 smart devices for every human being in the world. This scenario offers many new business opportunities and chances to improve the quality of our life, but poses serious challenges to technology and software architectures and development. 

IoT is already heavily employed to increase productivity, save costs and lives in manufacturing, health care, retail, security, transportation, and many other domains. One of the main issues of IoT systems is scalability, which can be seriously hindered by several reasons, including data consistency, partitioning and availability, device discovery, centric architectures, inefficient use of band-with, and continuous technology innovation.

MAIN AIMS
APPLICATION DOMAINS
FOS and DIBRIS have started the join laboratory DRUIDLAB devoted to research and development of innovative solutions for IoT technology and platforms.

The main expected outcomes of such a collaboration are the following ones:
  • the study and design of innovative IoT systems with the development of demos and prototypes, to increase the expertise in the field;
  • the application to calls for national and European R&D projects.

In particular, the joint R&D activity is expected to be focused on the use of specific systems, and on the implementation of solutions that can be adopted also by third-parties, with emphasis on the following research topics:
  • design and implementation of IoT middle-ware;
  • validation techniques for the developed middle-ware components.
The R&D activity of DRUIDLAB is particularly focused on IoT solutions for the following application domains:

  • Energy efficiency;
  • Environmental monitoring;
  • Industry 4.0;
  • Health-care.
DRUIDLAB MEMBERS
Gruppo FOS
Gruppo-FOS_Giorgio-Allasia_Operation-Manager

Operation Manager

Gruppo-FOS_Federico-Boero_Project Engineer

Project Engineer

Gruppo-FOS_Andrea-Sansalone_Project Engineer

Project Engineer

DIBRIS
Dibris_Davide-Ancona_Professor

Professor

Dibris_Giorgio-Delzanno_Professor

Professor

STUDENTS
DRUIDLAB promotes the following activities and initiatives addressed to students:

  • development of master theses;
  • activation of scholarships, internships or trainee-ships for undergraduate and graduate students;
  • funding of research doctorates;
  • organization of courses, seminars and national or international workshops on specific topics of common interest.

Contacts

 

FOS SpA

Via Milano, 166 N/r

16126 Genova (Italy)

Tel. +39 010 8906000

Mail: direzione@fos.it

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