May 8-11, 2017

Event Details

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A Monitoring Case Study for Monasca: Smart City Infrastructure

Objects, that populate smart cities, are able to send real-time information. Users need to understand objects data in order to handle the city’s assets. This case study presents the city of Messina, Italy, where smart devices map environmental phenomena.

The University of Messina developed a framework for IoT, Stack4Things, to collect information from the devices. Stack4Things collects data in real-time. Using network virtualization, the framework provides IaaS-like services from a pool of IoT devices.

Monasca, the OpenStack Monitoring Service, analyses and presents the measured data. Monasca supervises the healthiness of the IoT nodes too.

Stack4Things and Monasca together help to collect, analyse and present the information to users who can decide the best course of action to improve the environment of the city.



What can I expect to learn?

Attendees will learn:

  • The integration of IoT and OpenStack Cloud
  • How the city of Messina uses the device information and how operators can access it from the management interface
  • The business case that Messina wants to solve and the impact of saving money using advanced technology
  • How to use the most suitable configuration for IoT and OpenStack
  • The best practices to get real-time data and to react fast to device information
Tuesday, May 9, 5:30pm-6:10pm (9:30pm - 10:10pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Beginner
FUJITSU Enabling Software Technology GmbH
Cristiano is an IT technology professional who is passionate about innovation. He contributes to OpenStack with new features, ideas and cross-project collaborations. He develops relationships within the OpenStack community, gathers feedback from users and brings it back to the community to create a better platform. He evangelises OpenStack to foster innovation, standardisation and efficiency.... FULL PROFILE
University of Messina, Italy, (Tenure-track) Assistant Professor
Giovanni Merlino earned his international PhD degree in Computer and Telecommunications Engineering from the Department of Engineering (DIEEI) at the University of Catania. He has been research fellow at University of Messina (UniMe) under the EU H2020 BEACON project, including leadership of testbed management activities, and is teaching assistant (courses in "Computer Networks"... FULL PROFILE
SUSE, Cloud Developer
Witek Bedyk is senior software developer at SUSE (Munich, Germany) and Project Team Lead of OpenStack Monitoring Service (Monasca). He holds an MSc in Computational Physics from the Lodz University of Technology. He has also studied Computer Science at FernUniversität Hagen. Prior to working with OpenStack he was a developer of GIS software. Witek has spoken about Monasca at OpenStack... FULL PROFILE