Tutorial: IP routing in smart object networks / Internet of Things

When:Wednesday, 23 February 2011 at 16:00 (UTC+8)
Where:HKCEC S226+S227
Presenter:Jeff Apcar [bio]

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is a pervasive and ubiquitous network which enables the monitoring and control of our physical environment by collecting, processing, and analyzing the data generated by Smart-Objects. A Smart-Object (SO) is a physical object (eg., light bulb, smart power meters, garden sprinklers) with an embedded sensor (or actuator) which is able to communicate. Smart Objects usually operate in a highly constrained environment in terms of physical size, available memory, CPU power and battery life in addition to communicating over wireless low power lossy networks. This environment throws up quite a number of routing challenges that traditional routing protocols cannot satisfy. This presentation covers enhancements and innovations that were necessary to allow Smart Objects to route information over IPv6 in the Internet Of Things. In particular, carrying IPv6 over low power networks (6LowPAN) and the RPL the new routing protocol for Smart Objects will be discussed.

About the Presenter

Jeff Apcar

Jeff Apcar is a Distinguished Services Engineer in Cisco Advanced Services. He has been with Cisco for 12 years and has over 30 years of experience in IP networking and data communications. He has worked with nearly every major service provider in the Asiapac region in designing and building IP, MPLS, Multicast and Carrier Ethernet networks. He was responsible for the design the first world's first IP+ATM network.

Today, Jeff provides design consultancy, training, chalk talks and workshops in many areas of networking including MPLS, Traffic Engineering, Quality-of-Service, Multicast, Routing Protocols, Fast Convergence, IPv6, Carrier Ethernet, Smart Object Networks and Mobile IP. This responsibility includes producing highly detailed design documents (Low Level Designs).

Jeff is well known for his knowledge in MPLS and is a co-author of the Cisco Press publication MPLS and VPN Architectures Volume II. He has also contributed to the Cisco Press publications Internetworking Technologies handbook, MPLS Security, Service Provider QoS and holds several patents in MPLS and Traffic Engineering.