Internet of Things (IoT) largely contributes to the Internet technology evolution and its usage. Our world is constantly growing in complexity as well as urban population, that are and become more and more dependent on the Internet. Just to mention a simple example, the IoT will allow a better monitoring of the world safety, limit the loss of natural resources, provide helpful smart objects to users within health or financial services, etc.
Like developed countries, developing countries (DCs) like some African countries should own and control all the processes of such technologies of which we just mentioned advantages above. One of the challenges consists of deploying IoT-based technologies and easing its human usages. The challenges are naturally more significant in DCs due to the weaknesses or the lack of modern infrastructure.
Nevertheless, IoT has some properties that made it a good evolving path. The first is that smart objects are becoming increasingly numerous and varied, they become cheaper as well. The second is the use of wireless communication that allows an easy deployment in a city, building, factory, etc.
Our work in the IoT4D associated team is to create research activities around IoT
Principal Investigators :
Thomas Ndié Djioto, ENSP/University of Yaounde I, Cameroon ;
Emmanuel Nataf, Inria Nancy-Grand Est, Inria associate-team MADYNES
Research objectives :
Foster Internet of Things research in the context of developing countries (DCs)
Scientific achievements :
Implementation of fuzzy logic processing inside the Contiki OS
– P.O.Kamgueu, E.Nataf, T.Djotio, O.Festor, “Energy-Based Metric for the Routing Protocol in Low power and lossy network”, In proceeding of SENSORNETS, Barcelone, Feb 2013.
– P.O.Kamgueu, E.Nataf, T.Djotio, O.Festor, “Fuzzy-based routing metrics combination for RPL”, Doctoral Colloquium SENSORNETS, Lisboa, Jan 2014.
– P.O.Kamgueu, E.Nataf, T.Djotio, “On Design and Deployment of Fuzzy-based Metric for Routing in Low-Power and Lossy Networks”, IEEE SenseApp 2015, Clearwater-Beach, USA, Oct 2015.
More about IoT4D: http://www.inria.fr/en/associate-team/iot4d
Visit report of Emmanuel Nataf at the University of Yaounde 1, Cameroon – 22 to 30 of August 2016