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The Swarm at the Edge of the Cloud - the New Face of Wireless
Jan Rabaey

Citation
Jan Rabaey. "The Swarm at the Edge of the Cloud - the New Face of Wireless". Talk or presentation, 24, October, 2011.

Abstract
Mobile devices such as laptops, netbooks, tablets, smart phones and game consoles have become our de facto interface to the vast amount of information delivery and processing capabilities of the cloud. The move to mobility has been enabled by the dual forces of ubiquitous wireless connectivity combined with the increasing energy efficiency offered by Moore's law. Yet, a major component of the mobile remains largely untapped: the capability to interact with the world immediately around us. A third layer of information acquisition and processing devices - commonly called the sensory swarm - is emerging, enabled by even more pervasive wireless networking and the introduction of novel ultra-low power technologies. This gives rise to the true emergence of concepts such as cyber-physical and bio-cyber systems, immersive computing, and augmented reality. The functionality of the swarm arises from connections of devices, leading to a convergence between Moore’s and Metcalfe’s laws, in which scaling refers not any longer to the number of transistors per chip, but rather to the number of interconnected devices. Enabling this fascinating paradigm – which represents true wireless ubiquity – still requires major breakthroughs on a number of fronts. Providing the always-connected abstraction and the reliability needed for many of the intended applications requires a careful balancing of resources that are in high demand: spectrum and energy. The presentation will analyze those challenges, and propose some disruptive solutions that engage the complete stack – from circuit to system. Addressing these concerns is one of the main focus domains of the new EECS Swarm Lab, to be located on the 4th floor of Cory, and to be officially opened on December 6.

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    Jan Rabaey. <a
    href="http://chess.eecs.berkeley.edu/pubs/863.html"
    ><i>The Swarm at the Edge of the Cloud - the New
    Face of Wireless</i></a>, Talk or presentation, 
    24, October, 2011.
  • Plain text
    Jan Rabaey. "The Swarm at the Edge of the Cloud - the
    New Face of Wireless". Talk or presentation,  24,
    October, 2011.
  • BibTeX
    @presentation{Rabaey11_SwarmAtEdgeOfCloudNewFaceOfWireless,
        author = {Jan Rabaey},
        title = {The Swarm at the Edge of the Cloud - the New Face
                  of Wireless},
        day = {24},
        month = {October},
        year = {2011},
        abstract = {Mobile devices such as laptops, netbooks, tablets,
                  smart phones and game consoles have become our de
                  facto interface to the vast amount of information
                  delivery and processing capabilities of the cloud.
                  The move to mobility has been enabled by the dual
                  forces of ubiquitous wireless connectivity
                  combined with the increasing energy efficiency
                  offered by Moore's law. Yet, a major component of
                  the mobile remains largely untapped: the
                  capability to interact with the world immediately
                  around us. A third layer of information
                  acquisition and processing devices - commonly
                  called the sensory swarm - is emerging, enabled by
                  even more pervasive wireless networking and the
                  introduction of novel ultra-low power
                  technologies. This gives rise to the true
                  emergence of concepts such as cyber-physical and
                  bio-cyber systems, immersive computing, and
                  augmented reality. The functionality of the swarm
                  arises from connections of devices, leading to a
                  convergence between Mooreâs and Metcalfeâs
                  laws, in which scaling refers not any longer to
                  the number of transistors per chip, but rather to
                  the number of interconnected devices. Enabling
                  this fascinating paradigm â which represents
                  true wireless ubiquity â still requires major
                  breakthroughs on a number of fronts. Providing the
                  always-connected abstraction and the reliability
                  needed for many of the intended applications
                  requires a careful balancing of resources that are
                  in high demand: spectrum and energy. The
                  presentation will analyze those challenges, and
                  propose some disruptive solutions that engage the
                  complete stack â from circuit to system.
                  Addressing these concerns is one of the main focus
                  domains of the new EECS Swarm Lab, to be located
                  on the 4th floor of Cory, and to be officially
                  opened on December 6.},
        URL = {http://chess.eecs.berkeley.edu/pubs/863.html}
    }
    

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