FM Backscatter: Enabling connected cities and smart fabrics

FM Backscatter: Enabling connected cities and smart fabrics Wang et al., NSDI'17 If we want to connect all the things, then we need a means of sending and/or receiving information at each thing. These transmissions require power, and no-one wants to have to plug in chargers or keep swapping batteries for endless everyday objects. So … Continue reading FM Backscatter: Enabling connected cities and smart fabrics

ViewMap: Sharing private in-vehicle dashcam videos

ViewMap: Sharing private in-vehicle dashcam videos Kim et al., NSDI'17 In the world of sensor-laden connected cars that we're rushing towards, ViewMap addresses an interesting question: how can we use the information collected by those cars for common good, without significant invasion of privacy? It raises deeper questions too about the limits of state surveillance … Continue reading ViewMap: Sharing private in-vehicle dashcam videos

FarmBeats: An IoT platform for data-driven agriculture

FarmBeats: An IoT platform for data-driven agriculture Vasisht et al., NSDI '17 Today we have another pragmatic, low cost, IoT system case study. And it's addressing a problem almost as important as cricket: how can we help to meet the burgeoning demand for food across the globe by increasing farm productivity? [Just in case British … Continue reading FarmBeats: An IoT platform for data-driven agriculture

SGXIO: Generic trusted I/O path for Intel SGX

SGXIO: Generic trusted I/O path for Intel SGX Weiser & Werner, CODASPY '17 Intel's SGX provides hardware-secured enclaves for trusted execution of applications in an untrusted environment. Previously we've looked at Haven, which uses SGX in the context of cloud infrastructure, SCONE which shows how to run docker containers under SGX, and Panoply¬†which looks at … Continue reading SGXIO: Generic trusted I/O path for Intel SGX