Led by Christos Cassandras (Boston University), along with Azer Bestavros (Boston University), Robert X. Gao (University of Massachusetts-Amherst), Weibo Gong (University of Massachusetts-Amherst), and Ioannis Paschalidis (Boston University) and titled, “Event-Driven Sensing for Enterprise Reconfigurability and Optimization” (grant #0735974).
This project seeks a fundamental understanding of how an enterprise, which itself encompasses a number of processes, can be made not only flexible but also responsive to unexpected events. An enterprise here is defined as any organization created to fill a demand for services—an increasingly common type of enterprise in today’s knowledge-based, service economies. A city is an example of such an enterprise. The team will use as a testbed OpenAir Boston, a project to create a public wireless network ensuring wireless access throughout the city.