Bedir Tekinerdogan

@ Wageningen University

Short Bio:

Bedir Tekinerdogan received his MSc degree and a PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Twente in The Netherlands. Until 2008 he was a faculty member at University of Twente, after which he joined Bilkent University (Turkey) until the end of 2014. At Bilkent University he has founded and led the Bilkent Software Engineering Group. Currently he is full professor and chairholder of the Information Technology group at Wageningen University in The Netherlands.

He graduated around 50 MSc students, supervised around 20 PhD students and developed around 20 academic computer science courses. He has also been very active in scientific conferences and organized more than 50 conferences/workshops on important software engineering and computer science research topics.

He has 25 years of experience in software engineering and information technology research and education. He is the author of more than 200 peer reviewed scientific articles. He has been active in many national and international research and consultancy projects with various large software companies. His current research at Wageningen University concerns smart system of systems engineering, with an emphasis on software engineering and information technology.

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The Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm has provided a new momentum for developing smart systems to provide cost-effective solutions in many different application domains. Various application domains impose different requirements and constraints for the design of the systems and usually a one-size-fits-all solution is not a feasible option. Given the current broad range of solution techniques and herewith the many possible design decisions in IoT, indeed various systems can be configured. However, usually it is not trivial to derive the proper IoT system that meets the required functional and quality concerns and likewise a systematic approach with the corresponding design abstractions and tools are needed that support the overall design and evaluation of IoT systems.

In this context, the architecture of a system forms one of the key artifacts in the entire IoT system development life cycle since it embodies the earliest design decisions and has a systemic impact on the subsequent analysis, design, implementation, testing and operation phases. Without a proper design of the IoT architecture, it is hard to communicate the design decisions among the stakeholders, analyze the system, guide the development process and derive an IoT system that meets the expected functional and quality concerns of the various stakeholders.

In this presentation, I will focus on the architecture design of IoT based systems. I will discuss the key concepts related to IoT architecture modeling and design, present the key challenges for architecting IoT systems, and discuss possible solution directions.