Artificial Intelligence

1312 Submissions

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Device Search and Selection

Authors: Charith Perera, Chi Harold Liu, Peter Christen
Comments: 42 Pages. Book Chapter abstract for public reference. In Book the Cyber-Physical Systems: Architectures, Protocols and Applications, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, USA, 2014

Cyber-physical systems (CPS) represent the expansion in computerized interconnectivity. This phenomenon is also moving towards the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm. Searching functionality plays a vital role in this domain. Many different types of search capabilities are required to build a comprehensive CPS architecture. In CPS, users may want to search smart devices and services. In this chapter, we discuss concepts and techniques related to device search and selection. We briefly discuss different types of device searching approaches where each has its own objectives and applications. One such device searching technique is context-aware searching. In this chapter, we present context-aware sensor search, selection and ranking model called CASSARAM in detail. This model addresses the challenge of efficiently selecting a subset of relevant sensors out of a large set of sensors with similar functionality and capabilities. CASSARAM takes into account user preferences and considers a broad range of sensor characteristics, such as reliability, accuracy, location, battery life, and many more. Later in the chapter, we discuss three different techniques that can be used to improve the efficiently of CASSARAM. We implemented the proof of concept software using Java. Testing and performance evaluation results are also discussed. We also highlight open research challenges and opportunities in order to support future research directions.
Category: Artificial Intelligence

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Mobile Sensing Devices and Platforms

Authors: Charith Perera, Prem Prakash Jayaraman, Srimal Jayawardena, Chi Harold Liu, Peter Christen
Comments: 41 Pages. Book Chapter abstract for public reference. In Book the Cyber-Physical Systems: Architectures, Protocols and Applications, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, USA, 2014

A cyber-physical system (CPS) is a system of collaborating computational elements con- trolling physical entities. CPS represents the next stage on the road to the creation of smart cities through the creation of an Internet of Things, data and services. Mobility is one of the major characteristic of both CPS and IoT. In this Chapter, we discuss mobile sensing platforms and their applications towards dierent but interrelated paradigms such as IoT, sensing as a service, and smart cities. We highlight and brie y discuss dierent types of mobile sensing platforms and functionalities they oer. Mobile sensing platforms are more oftenly integrated with smart phones and tablet devices. The resource constrained nature of the mobile devices requires dierent types of designs and architectural implementations. We proposed a software-based mobile sensing platform called Mobile Sensor Data Engine (MOSDEN). It is a plug-in-based scalable and extendible IoT middleware for mobile devices that provide an easy way to collect sensor data from both internal and external sensors. MOSDEN act as intermediary device that collects data from external sensors and upload to the cloud in real-time or on demand. We evaluate MOSDEN in both stand-alone and collaborative environments. The proof of concept is developed on Android platform.
Category: Artificial Intelligence

[2] viXra:1312.0069 [pdf] submitted on 2013-12-10 14:57:20

War Crimes Avoidance & Detection: Battlefield Management Systems

Authors: Nyagudi Musandu Nyagudi
Comments: 20 pages

In today's world, almost any armed conflict involving national military forces or non-state actors,results in allegations of war crimes and calls for investigations and prosecutions. As continuedpenetration of the Internet in the society leads to ever more thorough scrutiny of military operations,the world's military forces are in a continuous struggle for situational awareness via their own networkcentric Battlefield Management Systems(BMS). But in many publications on the subject matter, little attention is paid as pertains to improving the humanitarian conditions in the Battle-space. The focus for the moment seems to be geared towards the attainment of tactical military objectives, by conducting military operations against, seemingly virtual adversaries. Pragmatically speaking 'claiming that a war can be conducted without atrocities, is akin to claiming that a market can be free from fraud'.
Category: Artificial Intelligence

[1] viXra:1312.0067 [pdf] submitted on 2013-12-10 11:49:55

Revolution in Military Affairs : An Intuitive Informatics Model for Evaluating a Commander's Proficiency

Authors: Nyagudi Musandu Nyagudi
Comments: 10 pages

The Informatics of Selecting Military Commanders
Category: Artificial Intelligence