Stochastic Operations Research (SOR)

Wireless Sensor Networks for Smart Environments: Theory and Practice

The workshop provides a bridge between practical/experimental research on sensor networks (in particular in the residential environment) and on mathematical research. It presents results from the IOP GenCom projects Go-Green (Context aware smart energy systems for green houses) and RRR (Realization of Reliable and Secure Residential Sensor Platforms). The Go-Green project aims to develop methodologies and techniques to enable energy neutral "green" houses by combining energy efficiency and user comfort. The RRR project focuses on techniques which enable the introduction of a generic and scalable sensor services platform. The workshop ends with the PhD defense of Mihaela Mitici, who completed her PhD research in the context of RRR, with the thesis: ”Performance Analysis of Data Retrieval in Wireless Sensor Networks”.

Date: 18 November 2015
Location: University of Twente (directions, campus map)

  • Symposium in Carré 2H ( Building #15 on campus map)
  • Thesis Defense in Waaier 4, Prof. dr. G. Berkhoff room (Building #12 on campus map)

Registration: Closed.
Registration fee: Free, lunch will be provided
Registration deadline: 15 November 2015


9:00 – 9:30

Welcome and coffee (Carre 2H)

9:30 – 9:45

Maurits de Graaf (Thales Netherland B.V., University of Twente)

Introduction to RRR and GoGreen Projects

9:45 – 10:10

Paul Havinga (University of Twente)

Moving hype - Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN,) Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, what next?

10:10 – 10:35

George Boersma (Munisense)

Practical Applications of Sensor Networks

10:35 – 11:00

Martijn Onderwater (CWI)

Saturation throughput of 802.15.4 MAC protocol for sensor networks

11:00 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 – 11:40

Etto Salomons (Saxion)

Training Wireless Sensor Nodes for Context Awareness using Sound

11:40 – 12:05

Phil Whiting (Macquarie University, Australia)

Generalized Vandermonde Matrices for Field Estimation Using Wireless Sensor Networks

12:05 – 12:30

Rob Kooij (Delft University of Technology, TNO)

Assessing network availability: theory and practice

12:30 – 13:15


13:15 – 13:35

Judith Timmer (University of Twente)

Data-analysis in a sensor network

13:35 – 13:40

Maurits de Graaf

Concluding Remarks

14:30 – 16:00

Public Thesis Defense of Mihaela Mitici (Waaier Room 4)

16:00 – 17:30

Reception (Waaier)