Xavier Vilajosana is an associate professor at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) in the area of computer networks and distributed systems. He is also Chief Innovations Officer and Co-Founder of Worlsensing. In early 2009 Xavier presented his PhD in Computer Sciences and he is currently a Fulbright Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. During the last years of research he acquired extensive experience in distributed systems, wireless ad hoc networks, delay-tolerant networks, and cloud computing. During 2008 he was a visiting researcher at France Telecom, Paris. Among others, today he is actively contributing to the IETF 6LowApp and DASH7 working groups and is a member of the editorial board of various prestigious journals and conferences. Xavier’s research interests include low-power communication protocols, routing, scheduling and optimization problems in distributed systems.
OpenWSN: A Standards-Based Low-Power Wireless Development Environment [BPN683]
The OpenWSN project is an open-source implementation of a fully standards-based protocol stack for capillary networks, rooted in the new IEEE802.15.4e Time Synchronized Channel Hopping standard. IEEE802.15.4e, coupled with Internet-of-Things standards, such as 6LoWPAN, RPL and CoAP, enables ultra-low power and highly reliable mesh networks which are fully integrated into the Internet. The resulting protocol stack will be cornerstone to the upcoming Machine-to-Machine revolution. OpenWSN is ported to numerous commercial available platforms from older 16-bit micro- controller to state-of-the-art 32-bit Cortex-M architectures. The tools developed around the low- power mesh networks include visualization and debugging software, a simulator to mimic OpenWSN networks on a PC, and the environment needed to connect those networks to the Internet. OpenWSN projects leads standardization efforts for ultra low power M2M networks while contributing with innovative protocols for scalable, distributed and energy efficient communications.