Dr. Christian K. Hansen, Eastern Washington University, USA

Plenary Speech II: The Role of Trust in the Future World of Internet of Things

Over the past two decades we have seen the internet evolve from being strictly a network of computers towards today’s and the future’s Internet of Things (IoT), involving a much broader range of connectivity involving both physical and virtual objects. In the next generation of internet, the IoT is expected to connect all of the five major categories of resources, namely time, money, physical, human and information resources. Through this evolution of connectivity, issues surrounding trust, including such aspects as reliability, security, privacy and safety have become sources of ever increasing concern in today’s societies. In this presentation we review some historical trends and challenges related to trust throughout this evolution of networking and connectivity and discuss areas of most likely research focus on this subject over the next decade. In particular, ongoing efforts and future directions for research of the IEEE and the IEEE Reliability Society will be presented.

Dr. Christian K. Hansen

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President, IEEE Reliability Society
Associate Dean and Head
School of Computing and Engineering Sciences
Eastern Washington University
138 Communications Building
Cheney, WA 99004-2408, USA