IEEE Global Communications Conference
4–8 December 2023 // Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


IoT and Artificial Intelligence Experimental Testbeds: Filling the Gap

Internet of Things (IoT) is a widely discussed topic, as it encompasses embedded devices, smart objects, and smart users that are interconnected through a communication infrastructure. It is gaining significant attention and popularity. This leads to the emergence of several paradigms, including smart cities, smart homes, smart transportation systems, Industrial applications, smart grids, and smart logistics, to name just a few. Data processing through IoT smart devices is more significant compared to information processing capacity. Data becomes humongous, even coming from a single source. Besides, unstructured data from production reports or external sources must also be integrated to analyze and optimize the production process. Therefore, when data emanates from all heterogeneous sources, its magnitude makes it harder to process up-to a needed scale. IoT testbeds are sophisticated platforms that enable extensive experimentation, debugging, and deployment of IoT applications on a large scale. Testbeds offer researchers and developers a platform to test and improve new technologies, making it easier to adopt and commercialize them. This tutorial begins with an introduction to IoT, followed by a comprehensive examination of the latest applications of IoT. Next, we will present a comprehensive overview of the requirements and features that IoT testbeds offer. We will explore the different experimental facilities currently available to the research community. In this discussion, we will explore the various capabilities and services offered by each testbed, with a particular emphasis on its AI-related features.

Dr. Abdellah Chehri is an Associate Professor at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC), Kingston, Ontario. Before joining the RMC, he was an associate professor at the University of Quebec (UQAC). He has an affiliate professor at the University of Quebec UQO, UQAT and an adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa. From 2009-2012, he worked as a research fellow at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Chehri completed his Ph.D. at University Laval (Canada) and his Master's studies at University Nice-Sophia Antipolis-Eurecom (France). He has served as guest/associate editor for several well-reputed journals. Dr. Chehri is a Senior Member of IEEE, a member of the IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc), IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS), IEEE Photonics Society, IEEE Public Safety Transportation Committee Co-Chair, and IEEE Canadian Humanitarian Initiatives Committee.

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