FBK-CREATE-NET | From IoT to Virtual Continuum: Enabling Servitization in the Large
Roberto Minerva, Research Fellow at Telecom Sud Paris, will give a speech focusing on large Internet of Things systems aiming at the definition of a viable architecture able to support the interoperability and the programmability of any Thing.
It will introduce the concept of Virtual Continuum as a means to create an entanglement between any physical object and its digital twin. The entanglement allows to operate on digital copies of objects. This yields to the possibility to augment the functionalities of the physical object by means of APIs and virtualization of its functions. A digital object can be used and can interact in very specialized domains but still it refers to main features states and capabilities of the physical object.
Digital objects can be represented in space and time (spime) in such a way to describe their past behaviour or to predict their future one. Digital objects can, then, be easily transformed into services (Servitization). The speech will describe how to apply this approach to the Cultural Heritage realm in order to build large infrastructures that could be used in order to better understand, “consume” and exploit Cultural Heritage artefacts.
He holds a Ph.D in Computer Science and Telecommunications from Telecom Sud Paris, France, and a Master Degree in Computer Science from Bari University, Italy. He was the Chairman of the IEEE IoT Initiative, an effort to nurture a technical community and to foster research in IoT. Roberto has been for several years in TIMLab, involved in activities on SDN/NFV, 5G, Big Data, architectures for IoT. Now he is the technical Leader of the SoftFIRE project (NFV/SDN platform implementation), research engineer in Paris Sud Telecom and Chief Technologist in Bitify.it, a startup aiming to drive the digitalization of businesses in several industries. He is authors of several papers published in international conferences, books and magazines.