Defence of Mohan Liyanage’s PhD thesis

On June 7 at 15.00 Mohan Liyanage will defend her thesis on „A Framework for Mobile Web of Things" for obtaining the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (in computer science). The event will take place at J. Liivi 2-405.

Mohan Liyanage's supervisors are research professor Satish Srirama (Institute of Computer Science, UT) and researcher Chii Chang (Institute of Computer Science, UT). Opponents prof Jussi Kangasharju (University of Helsinki, Finland).

Summary of the Thesis
The Internet has evolved, over the years, from just being the Internet to become the Internet of Things (IoT), the next step in its evolution. IoT is not a single technology and it enables about everything from computers, mobile phones, cars, appliances, animals, virtual sensors, etc. that connect and interact with each other over the Internet to function free from human interaction. Mobile devices like the Smartphone and tablet PC have now become essential to everyday life and with extended capabilities have motivated research related to the mobile Internet of Things. Although, the recently developed Smartphones enjoy the high performance and high speed 3G/4G mobile Internet data transmission services, such high speed performances quickly drain the battery power of the mobile device. This thesis presents an energy efficient lightweight mobile Web service provisioning framework for mobile sensing utilizing the protocols that were designed for the constrained IoT environment. Lightweight protocols provide an energy efficient way of communication. Finally, this thesis highlights the energy conservation of the mobile Web service provisioning, the developed framework, extensively. Several case studies with the use of the proposed framework were implemented on real devices and has been thoroughly tested as a proof-of-concept.

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