Software Engineering for Smart Cities @ Masdar Institute
Our research group recently participated in a workshop on software engineering for smart cities that was hosted at the Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. With participants from the UK (Open University), Ireland (Lero), Japan (NII), Qatar (QU), Abu Dhabi (Masdar) and Argentina (UBA), the workshop covered a variety of topics from adaptive systems, security and privacy, to smart cities and human behaviour.
It was an interesting couple of days where I picked up a number of interesting ideas, including how theoretical models of fairness could be used to compute the equitable distribution of work amongst a number of collaborating agents. This would seem quite useful in our work on collaborative security where we want multiple software intensive components to work together to satisfy security requirements.