Future of Internet of Things

Future, will be more connected with devices, sensors which will introduce new market, new methods, new concepts to us. IoT will be the most important part of future technology. Recently, designing electronic circuits complexity mostly eliminated by projects like arduino, mbed … etc. However, this complexity will be completely hidden in near future. There will be more generic programble devices. Everyone will be able to buy these devices easily and develop their own apps, even they will be distribute these apps via online markets. Not only, device part but also, cloud part of this process will be easy to connect, log, analyze and take necessary actions on devices. Already some companies started to build their solutions and they are triggering this process these days. Electric Imp is an example company provides device and cloud solutions to bring internet everything.

In my opinion, any kind of investments (knowledge, technology, resource … etc.) on IoT will more logical in the near future.

Connecting Things to Internet

Internet of Things (IoT) is happening, things we use in our everyday life connecting to the Internet. Electronic devices are getting more accurate sensors, batter power and communication interfaces with affordable costs. And this leads tiny devices to attached to our lifes, sensing environment and logging data. Future technology and technology companies will be mostly in either developing small devices or analyzing data generated by this components.

I’m always interested in interactions things, people and nature. It’s all about understanding the place where we live. Since, I have a computer engineering background, my interests are focused on wireless communications (WSN, NFC, Cognitive Radio) and how future devices will be in our lives. As a researcher I study cognitive radio and its applications. But, in my free times I play with electronic devices to built my own IoT. Recent, I got my Arduino Uno and Ethernet Shield and spending my free time for hacking this little devices. I need a wireless component but waiting for Bluetooth Low Energy (4.0) extensions.

Cleaning Macbook Pro Superdrive

My Macbook Pro’s superdrive was death, it was ejecting every cd/dvd when I insert it. Since new macbook’s unibody is not easy to dissemble every time to to clean something.So, easiest way to clean it, Philips Lazer Lens Cleaner which works very well. I wasn’t expected to get my drive back.

Simulating Wireless Sensor Network with OMNet++ on Mac OS X Lion

There are several network simulators available which are design for different purposes. Quick google will result survey papers discussing these simulator both advantages, disadvantages and usage areas. After deep diving into these simulator environments, OMNeT++ is the best logical option for simulating WSN (Wireless Sensor Networks). OMNeT++ is available as commercial and academic uses and actively developed.

Also, OMNeT++ provides infrastructure to develop components top off on it and WSN is available as 3rd party component. OMNeT++ models are available in its website. Mixim is a modeling framework for mobility and fixed networks which is necessary simulating wireless networks with OMNeT++.

OMNeT++ 4.2.1 and MiXiM 2.2.1 is greatly integrated and works well under Mac OS X Lion. After installing OMNeT++ MiXiM is imported into workspace and compiled under OMNeT++. To be able to compile and build tools latest XCode version is needed.

Status Update

I’m still getting Semantic Web topic suggestions emails from MS/PhD students however, I’m not working on Semantic Web directly, for some reasons I changed my main focus to Computer Networks and Networking related topics.

Currently, carrying out an NFC (Near Field Communication) R&D project supported by Minister of Science, Industry and Technology. My PhD thesis supposed to be on NFC related subject, I have some ideas on Health Care Systems and NFC but not finalized yet.

Also, trying to finish a paper for ICNFI 2012.