Completed Projects

Domain Modelling Projects

Most of the projects I worked on whilst at the CSIR involved domain modelling of some kind. The work mostly involved aspects of moving enterprises to prepare for the fourth industrial revolution. Examples of the domain modelling work completed include:

  • The Internet of Things and WASH Project for the South African Water Research Commission (2017 – 2018): This project provided insights into the use of IoT in support of WASH services provision, monitoring and evaluation, regulation and enforcement. Specifically the report focused on framing the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) context (nationally and internationally), define the concept of IoT, extract current applications of IoT in WASH and define future opportunities for IoT application in the WASH sector. I was responsible for creating domain models for both the water and sanitation value chains, as illustrated below:
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Water Value Chain for South Africa
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Sanitation Value Chain for South Africa
  • The Smart City/Campus Project (2017): This project developed a concept for a ‘smart campus’ based on the concepts and principles borrowed from the smart city concept. The reasoning beyond this was that a campus is considered a small town, a contained microcosm of a city. A smart campus can act as a living lab to create opportunity for citizen innovation in a smart city. The concepts promoted for the development of a smart city can therefore be applied to a smart campus and assist in guidance for the optimal management of water, energy, etc., asset management, improvement of safety, and so forth.
  • The Data Privacy Framework for Cyber-physical Systems and Internet of Things Project (DAPRICI) (2017 – 2019): The main objective of the project was to propose, develop and evaluate a data privacy framework to assists professionals in the information technology fraternity, without any legal background, who work with technologies within the CPSs and IoT domains to comply with data privacy legislation in South Africa. The framework integrates legal, enterprise and technical aspects. The final model is illustrated below. Ntsako Baloyi’s PhD was based on the work in this project.
  • (Further projects to be added)