Professor John A. Stankovic from CS department at University of Virginia opened the technical track of the EWSN conference with an inspiring keynote on a real-time perspective for WSN design, this afternoon here in Cork, Ireland.
Despite many WSN applications deployed to date, we have rarely seen a rigorous statement of the real-time requirements and then a careful demonstration of how the system meets the real-time requirements. As this research field matures we can expect a more scientific approach to real-time constrains in relevant applications.
The talk addressed the main question “is it time for real-time technology in sensor nets?” This includes related issues such as “can we apply real-time technology to WSN given the noisy and error prone RF environments in which these systems exist?”
Slides for the presentation are available here.