CE40 - Mathématiques, informatique théorique, automatique et traitement du signal

Enabling Technologies for IoT – ELIOT

ELIOT - Enabling Technologies for IoT

Communication networks of interconnected devices lie at the core of many key future technologies such as distributed control systems for autonomous vehicles, sensor networks for structural health monitoring and for smart cities. In addition to reliability, all these applications come with strict requirements in terms of: energy efficiency, security, latency and self-optimization capabilities, and demand for innovative enabling technologies.

Main objectives

ELIOT focuses on the following key objectives to IoT applications: <br /><br />OBJ 1. Energy efficient transceiver design and allocation policies: development of advanced low-energy transmit and receive techniques, including channel estimation for transceivers with coarse quantization (1-3 bits), and to exploit energy harvesting capabilities to mitigate interference and increase the device's lifespan; <br /><br />OBJ 2. Long-term security solutions: design of novel cross-layer security protocols based on software defined networking and physical layer security, avoiding the incremental application of existing security technologies; <br /><br />OBJ 3. Distributed learning, detection and resource allocation/management: development of new distributed and efficient algorithms tailored to the IoT environment and underlying network infrastructure that take into account the device mobility, their limited energy and computational power; <br /><br />OBJ 4. Improving the energy efficiency vs. latency tradeoff by channel coding: short-length error-correction coding schemes together with their derivatives and decoding algorithms will be designed for low-energy and low-latency IoT applications.

Tackling the above objectives require a wide interdisciplinary palette of expertise ranging from signal processing, wireless communications, information theory and coding, security, and cryptography, distributed and online optimization, game theory and learning.

The project is organized in five work paskages one for each objective and a final one concerning a demonstrator..

- 14 international journal papers, one book chapter, and 24 international conferences available on the project website

Communication networks of interconnected devices lie at the core of many key future technologies such as distributed control systems for autonomous vehicles, sensor networks for structural health monitoring and for smart cities. In addition to reliability, all these applications come with
strict requirements in terms of: energy efficiency, security, latency and self-optimization capabilities, and demand for innovative enabling technologies. The
emerging Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm, projected to connect billions of wireless "things" (wireless sensors, wearables, biochip
transponders, etc.) in a vast network with drastically different characteristics among its components, has moved
from being a futuristic vision to an increasing reality over the recent years. The ELIOT project is perfectly timed to address the main challenges above. Specifically, we will focus on the following key objectives to IoT applications:

1) Energy efficient transceiver design and allocation policies: development of advanced low-energy transmit and receive techniques, including channel estimation for transceivers with coarse quantization (1-3 bits), and to exploit energy harvesting capabilities to mitigate interference and increase the device's lifespan;

2) Long-term security solutions: design of novel cross-layer security protocols based on software defined networking and physical layer security,
avoiding the incremental application of existing security technologies;

3) Distributed learning, detection and resource allocation/management: development of new distributed and efficient algorithms tailored to the IoT environment and underlying network infrastructure that take into account the device mobility, their limited energy and computational power;

4) Improving the energy efficiency vs. latency tradeoff by channel coding: short-length error-correction coding schemes together with their derivatives and decoding algorithms will be designed for low-energy and low-latency IoT applications.

Tackling these objectives will require a wide interdisciplinary palette of expertise ranging from signal processing, wireless
communications, information theory and coding, security and cryptography, distributed and online optimization, game theory and learning. The diverse and complementary expertise of the project's team places ELIOT in an ideal position to decisively contribute to the expansion of future generations of IoT ecosystems.

Project coordination

Elena Veronica BELMEGA (Equipes de Traitement du Signal et des Images)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.

Partner

ETIS Equipes de Traitement du Signal et des Images
Université de Sao Paulo
PUC-Rio Université pontificale catholique de Rio de Janeiro

Help of the ANR 390,420 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: April 2019 - 48 Months

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