TSSG at the 41st IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN)

Pic. Kriti Bhargava, TSSG

Recently, Kriti Bhargava, a PhD student from TSSG, WIT, attended the 41st edition of the IEEE LCN held in Dubai, UAE, from the 7th to 10th of November. IEEE LCN is the premier conference on theoretical and practical aspects of computer networking. It is highly interactive to enable an effective interchange of results and ideas among researchers, users, and product developers. The conference covers varied themes from high-speed networks to the global Internet to specialized sensor networks.

On day 1, LCN hosted parallel sessions for three workshops: SenseApp, WNM and CloudNA. Kriti participated in SenseApp, the Eleventh IEEE International Workshop on Practical Issues in Building Sensor Network Applications. She presented their paper titled ‘Using Edge Analytics to Improve Data Collection in Precision Dairy Farming’. The paper addresses the data collection and communication issues associated with the implementation of WSN in rural dairy farms and evaluates the performance of Edge Mining, a Fog Computing technique, to analyse and reduce raw data on sensor devices within the farm. The approach aims at improving the responsiveness of the sensor system by enabling real-time event detection, while optimizing the use of in-network resources and operational time of WSN.Kriti also participated in the Networking Networking Women (N2Women) meeting held at the LCN conference. N2Women is a discipline-specific community for researchers in the communications and networking research. The main goal of N2 Women is to foster connections among the under-represented women in computer networking and related research fields. The meeting was chaired by Prof. Soumaya Cherkaoui who talked about “Empowering Research in Networking – The Real Deal and Challenges Ahead” followed by an interactive session and panel discussion.

The remainder of the conference consisted of a series of keynote speeches and presentation sessions in the area of IoT and Sensor Networks, Vehicular Networks, SDN and Network Management. A demo session was also held on day two of the conference to showcase some work-in-progress in the area of wireless communication. Alongside, posters in the above field of research were showcased during the coffee breaks. LCN also included 4 social events in the program including a Welcome Reception, Dhow River and Dinner Cruise, Banquet Dinner and Desert Safari and Dinner.

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