Paremus CTO Tim Ward made a presentation at the OSGi Community Event 2018 about the Brain-IoT project. The presentation titled “Turtles all the way up – From OSGi bundles to Fog Computing” began with an outline of the Brain-IoT project objectives, and a description of the two primary use cases; a smart water utility infrastructure and autonomous robots operating in a smart factory. After this came an analysis of the current industry state-of-the-art, focussing on existing smart device architectures, which concluded that the currently deployed implementations are not sufficient to address Brain-IoT’s use cases. Finally the presentation outlined the Brain-IoT architecture for device discovery, and for the use of distributed smart behaviours to provide a combination of fast, low-level control as well as high-level management of the complete system.
Brain-IoT is built upon the foundations derived from the Paremus Service Fabric and Eclipse sensiNact project, both of which utilise OSGi technology. This meant that the OSGi Community Event, which is an annual outreach event held by the OSGi Alliance, co-located with the EclipseCon Europe, was an ideal conference to present the project. The feedback for the presentation was extremely positive and there were a number of insightful questions from the audience. The slides from the presentation are available from here.