Will distributed computing revolutionize peace? the emergence of battlefield IoT

Tarek Abdelzaher, Nora Ayanian, Tamer Basar, Suhas Diggavi, Jana Diesner, Deepak Ganesan, Ramesh Govindan, Susmit Jha, Tancrede Lepoint, Ben Marlin, Klara Nahrstedt, David Nicol, Raj Rajkumar, Stephen Russell, Sanjit Seshia, Fei Sha, Prashant Shenoy, Mani Srivastava, Gaurav Sukhatme, Ananthram SwamiPaulo Tabuada, Don Towsley, Nitin Vaidya, Venu Veeravalli

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Abstract

An upcoming frontier for distributed computing might literally save lives in future military operations. In civilian scenarios, significant efficiencies were gained from interconnecting devices into networked services and applications that automate much of everyday life from smart homes to intelligent transportation. The ecosystem of such applications and services is collectively called the Internet of Things (IoT). Can similar benefits be gained in a military context by developing an IoT for the battlefield? This paper describes unique challenges in such a context as well as potential risks, mitigation strategies, and benefits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE 38th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1129-1138
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781538668719
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 19 2018
Event38th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 2018 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Jul 2 2018Jul 5 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems
Volume2018-July

Other

Other38th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 2018
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period7/2/187/5/18

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Keywords

  • Battlefield Services
  • Cyber physical Systems
  • Internet of Things

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Abdelzaher, T., Ayanian, N., Basar, T., Diggavi, S., Diesner, J., Ganesan, D., Govindan, R., Jha, S., Lepoint, T., Marlin, B., Nahrstedt, K., Nicol, D., Rajkumar, R., Russell, S., Seshia, S., Sha, F., Shenoy, P., Srivastava, M., Sukhatme, G., ... Veeravalli, V. (2018). Will distributed computing revolutionize peace? the emergence of battlefield IoT. In Proceedings - 2018 IEEE 38th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 2018 (pp. 1129-1138). (Proceedings - International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems; Vol. 2018-July). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICDCS.2018.00112