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Thesis Presentations Group 4

Title: Defining Quality of Experience in Industrial Internet of Things
Author: Zhohov, Roman
Supervisor(s): Professor Karl Andersson; Per Johansson
Hosting Institution: InfoVista AB; Lulea University of Technology
Abstract: The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is one of the key technologies of Industry 4.0 that will be an integral part of future smart and sustainable production. The current constituted models for estimating Quality of Experience (QoE) are mainly targeting the multimedia systems, such as voice and streaming applications. Present models for evaluating QoE, specifically leveraged by the expensive subjective tests, are not applicable for IIoT applications. This creates the necessity for redefining the concept behind assessing the user’s satisfaction in IIoT service. This work triggers the discussion on redefining the QoE domain for Industrial IoT services and applications; proposes a layered-QoE model which combines various metrics for QoE provisioning in IIoT use-cases. The legacy QoE prediction methods in a form of MOS are avoided, and instead industry-specific KPIs are defined and evaluated to assure QoE by linking business and technology domains. Tele-remote mining machines are considered as a case study for developing the QoE model by considering industry-specific metrics and key challenges in QoE domain.
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Title: Green Software Defined Distributed Data Center Model
Author: Iqbal, Syed Asif
Supervisor(s): Professor Colin Pattinson; Dr. Ah Lian Kor
Hosting Institution: Leeds Beckett University
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Title: Ontology-driven Open Standard-based wrapper generation for Urban Air Monitoring
Author: Kouros, Kristian
Supervisor(s): Professor Arkady Zaslavsky; Dr. Prem Prakash Jayaraman; Professor Sylvain Kubler
Hosting Institution: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
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Title: New multimedia services in SDN considering energy consumption of the network
Author: Gofurov, Furkat
Supervisor(s): Professor Eric Rondeau; Dr. Jean-Philippe Georges
Hosting Institution: University of Lorraine
Abstract: Multimedia services getting more popular day by day, especially increasing demand for video streaming services resulting in huge amounts of data to be transferred every day. To handle such gigantic volumes of data, Content Delivery Network (CDN) plays a crucial role by geographically distributing servers in multiple locations. Edge computing is a new paradigm, promising to enable low latency and real-time communication and guaranteeing an adequate Quality of Experience (QoE) for end users by taking storage and computational resources near to user at the network edge. Such complex architectures require centralized approach with programmability, where Software-Defined Networking (SDN) addresses required capabilities. However, Quality in Sustainability (QiS) metrics, such as energy consumption and carbon emission of video streaming services using CDN and edge/fog computing technologies integrated with SDN are not considered in most of the prior works in the area. Therefore, in this paper, we propose new green services to manage and optimize an energy consumption as well as reduce carbon emission using server placement optimization. We performed set of experiments using various architectures based on Mininet network simulator and SDN controller to prove the efficiency of the solution. Moreover, we perform an evaluation of such green energy management services, present achieved high sustainability gains and present research challenges.
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Title: Successful Patterns in CSR in IT
Author: Deroche, Germain
Supervisor(s): Dr Birgit Penzenstadler
Hosting Institution: California State University of Long Beach
Abstract: For more than 60 years now, companies struggled with their impacts towards society. This has been formalized into a concept called Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), normalized by ISO 26000. So, in order to show their compliance with sustainable development, companies try to report their “sustainable initiatives” into their CSR reports. However, from small companies to multinational, it is hard to see the real benefits of sustainable strategies implementation. This, since there are no general patterns defined which can ensure high impacts on sustainability. Moreover, there are no common metrics to assess the efficiency of a sustainable strategy as well as way of assessment. Therefore, in this paper, we decided to provide a pattern approach to implement sustainability in a company. To do that, we decided to do an analysis of the 25 CSR reports from the 25 best companies in the IT sector in order to extract sustainability patterns which can then be refrenced into an online catalog. First, to give first tracks to companies which would like to start sustainability initiatives and don’t really know where to start, second, to give a comparison element to companies to see what they might lack in their own strategies.
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