IT-Tage 2018 - Experiences of an Enterprise Developer with IoT

In December ‘18, I was happy to have a slot as a speaker at the IT-Tage 2018, presenting my topic “With swarm intelligence on Burglar Hunt” (“Internet of Things: Experiences of an Enterprise Developer”).

IT-Tage 2018

From December 10, 2018 till December 13 the IT-Tage 2018 took place in Frankfurt this year. I attended as speaker regarding the field of IoT: “With swarm intelligence on Burglar Hunt” (“Internet of Things: Experiences of an Enterprise Developer”).

In this talk, we’ll look at a meshed network of things that, in the spirit of a swarming intelligence, are dedicated to a common task and have to team up to agree upon a common solution. This scenario presents developers with exciting challenges, as the Internet of Things is, after all, subject to different rules than classic software development. From application architecture to deployment, alternatives to server-based solutions are needed. The craft of software engineering is thus gaining in importance and opening up new possibilities. These possibilities are considered in the case study “iWUFF, the Burglar Hunter”, such as the elimination of heavy-weight layer architectures in favor of a reactive model, which allows great flexibility with strong decoupling thanks to the event-based approach.

“… Die Zellen eines zellulären Automaten, die auf ihre jeweilige Umgebung reagieren, verhalten sich Mainzer1 zufolge wie eine Schwarmintelligenz …”2 (“… According to Mainzer, the cells of a cellular automaton that react to their respective environment behave like a swarming intelligence …”)3

For the demo application used in the speech, please refer to the article Fun with cellular automatons, BoulderDash and the Watchdog! which introduces the swarm intelligence implemented by a cellular automatons.

  1. See Klaus Mainzer at Wikipedia (de), 2019 

  2. See Zelluläre Automaten und Maschine 4.0 by Achim Szepanski, 2018 

  3. See Die Berechnung der Welt. Von der Weltformel zu Big Data (page 161) by Klaus Mainzer, 2014