The relationship between SMART and the University of Toulouse continues to go from strength to strength with the visit this month of computer science expert, Professor Thierry Monteil.

Professor Monteil is working on the project to revolutionise building management using open-source OM2M software.

He will be talking about his work, together with collaborator Fabian Ho, a fourth-year student also from INSA (National Institut of Applied Sciences) in Toulouse, France, in a seminar on Friday, August 24 in Room 209 at SMART at 10.30am.

Both are working with SMART Associate Research Fellow, Dr Nicolas Verstaevel on the smart sensing virtual reality model of the SMART building that allows virtual control of the building.

Professor Monteil has already worked on similar systems. His software, OM2M will be used for the city of Bordeaux, in France, but is excited by what is happening at the University of Wollongong.

“We are also developing smart buildings in Toulouse with this software and companies are using it in Bordeaux to enable a single supervision point of access to several systems of the city’s parking systems and lighting” he said.

“Although I am returning to France at the end of the month, I am hoping to return next year to organise a workshop.

“The goal is to have long-term co-operation with SMART because we are working in a similar area.

“SMART is fortunate to have a strong link with the city council, because that is far harder to create in France.”

Professor Monteil is also a researcher at LAAS-CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research).

He works on parallel computing, Cloud resources management, autonomic middleware, machine-to-machine and Internet of Things architecture.

The SMART Seminar Series presentation next week will discuss work-in-progress to use Fog computing architecture based on avatars and semantic autonomic management approach for service oriented systems.

The aim is to support building and managing highly dynamic new value added services for IoT.

The proposed approach relies on a semantic based model to characterise the system properties and enable semantic reasoning and graph grammars to enable its management and evolution.