Plenary talk network-embedded sensing and control: Applications and application requirements

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The first part of my talk will cover some recent commercially successful applications of networked and embedded sensing and control solutions. These include applications in the process industries, home health care, and building management systems. In these products and solutions, technological advances in sensors, wireless, networks, and knowledge services have enabled new ways of solving outstanding societal and industry problems. Yet in many ways the current state-of-the-practice has just scratched the surface of technological possibility. Realizing the visions that many of us harbor for distributed sensor networks, however, will require mapping technical benefits to economic value; the second part of the presentation discusses some of the complexities that arise in this process. Finally, I will present some recent research results in networked sensing for a military application–urban surveillance with networked UAVs. This research is still just that, but by discussing it in the context of key application requirements I hope to illustrate that an intimate connection between the two can be achieved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNetworked Embedded Sensing and Control - Workshop NESC'05, Proceedings
EditorsPanos J. Antsaklis, Paulo Tabuada
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9783540327943
StatePublished - 2005
EventWorkshop on Networked Embedded Sensing and Control, NESC 2005 - Notre Dame, United States
Duration: Oct 17 2005Oct 18 2005

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences
ISSN (Print)0170-8643


OtherWorkshop on Networked Embedded Sensing and Control, NESC 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNotre Dame

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Dr. Samad is a Fellow of the IEEE and the recipient of an IEEE Third Millennium Medal and of a Distinguished Member Award from the IEEE Control Systems Society. He received a B.S. degree in Engineering and Applied Science from Yale University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Publisher Copyright:
© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006.


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