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IoT applications with and for sustainability




Sustainability in the Internet of Things requires addressing two concerns.

  • the sustainability of the IoT infrastructure itself, in terms of its choices of materials, durabilty and longevity, lifecycle and recycling, energy harvesting and consumption, environmental impact, and other considerations related to the principle “first, do no harm.”
  • the use of IoT capabilities to support wider sustainability goals by providing environmental monitoring, supporting smart cities, improving manufacturing efficiency, facilitating preventative maintenance, reducing “truck rolls”, accelerating disaster recovery, and other scenarios where fine-grained sensing and actuation can reduce our collective ecological footprint.

Entwine researchers focus on the software, hardware and protocols required for the Internet of Things to deliver on these goals.

Selected Publications

•  R. Bolla, R. Bruschi, F. Davoli, L. Di Gregorio, P. Donadio, L. Fialho, M. Collier, A. Lombardo, D. Recupero and T. Szemethy, "The green abstraction layer: A standard power-management interface for next-generation network devices", IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 17, pp. 82-86, no. 2, 2013.
•  P. Liu, S. Chaudhry, T. Huang, X. Wang and M. Collier, "Multi-factorial energy aware resource management in edge networks", IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, vol. 3, pp. 45-56, no. 1, 2018.
•  P. Liu, S. Chaudhry, X. Wang and M. Collier, "PROGRES: A programmable green router with controlled service rate", IEEE Access, vol. 7, pp. 143792-143804, 2019.
•  R. Bolla, R. Bruschi, F. Davoli, P. Donadio, L. Fialho, M. Collier, A. Lombardo, D. Reforgiato, V. Riccobene and T. Szemethy, "A northbound interface for power management in next generation network devices", IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 52, pp. 149-157, no. 1, 2014.