Tor-Morten Grønli is currently professor of the Department of Technology at Kristiania University College, Norway. He holds a PhD in computer science from College of Engineering Design and Physical Sciences, Department of Computer Science, Brunel University, London, United Kingdom in 2011 and his master of technology with distinction from Brunel University, London, United Kingdom in 2007. He is a visiting research scholar at department of Information Technology Management at Copenhagen Business School and a joint affiliate of the Center of Business Data Analytics (cbsDBA). His primary research focus is on context-awareness, mobile and pervasive computing and the Internet of things. He is the founder and director of the Mobile Technology Lab at Kristiania University College and he has (co)authored more than 70 papers in books, conferences and journals. He serves as co-organizer of several International Conference on Mobile Web and is general chair for Norwegian Conference on ICT. He serves as TPC member and regularly reviews for AINA, CompSac, SAC, HICSS, IEEE Big Data, COMPSAC, WoTBD, IEEE-WiMob, Percom, ICTC to name a few. He has also guest edited various special issues in international journals such as: Journal of Computers & Electrical Engineering; Journal of Future Generation Computer Systems; etc. He regularly serves as a reviewer for several high ranked journals and is on the editorial board of International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications, journal of Online Information Review and Computers & Electrical Engineering.
Cloud interoperability through Lightweight Architecture for Internet of Things
The past few years have marked a shift in web development as users have become accustomed to Web applications with dynamic content and enhanced user experiences. New emerging protocols and standards seek to provide increased flexibility by making available new models of interaction with Web applications. With the advent of cloud computing and the concept of immutable infrastructure, the scaling and deployment of applications have become a lot easier. This increases the possibility of configuration drift as operations manage this cluster of machines, both virtual and actual. A proposed view on configuration and architecture are proposed and introduce software deployed on a public or private cloud to be to the furthest possible extent immutable and source controlled. Exemplified with a lightweight architecture for the Web of Things, based on RESTful approaches, a proof of concept application shows how new technologies can be combined to support the proposed architecture and application development for the Web of Things. This research also lends itself naturally to interoperability between clouds, because of the infrastructure-agnostic nature of the approach.