Towards Emergent Configurations in the Internet of Things | Fahed Alkhabbas defends his licentiate thesis

On December 21 at 13:15–15:00, IOTAP’s Fahed Alkhabbas defends his licentiate thesis entitled Towards Emergent Configurations in the Internet of Things. » Download the comprehensive summary of this licentiate thesis Location: Niagara, lecture hall B1, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Malmö The event is open to the public. Senior lecturer Jesper Andersson, Linnæus University, is the opponent. ABSTRACT | The Internet of Things (IoT) is a fast-spreading technology that enables new types of services in several domains, such as transportation, health, and building automation. To exploit the potential of the IoT effectively, several challenges have to be tackled including the following ones. First, the[…] Continue reading

Platform Design | David Cuartielles defends his doctoral thesis

On October 18 at 13:15–15:00, IOTAP’s David Cuartielles defends his doctoral thesis entitled Platform Design: Creating Meaningful Toolboxes When People Meet. » Download the thesis (see abstract at the bottom of this post) Location: Gäddan G8:125, Citadellsvägen 7, Malmö The event is open to the public. Opponent: Teemu Leinonen, Associate Professor in New Media and Design, Aalto University * * * The Arduino exhibition You should also take the opportunity to experience the Arduino exhibition, which revisits some of the projects presented in Cuartielles’ dissertation. With photographs and reflections, it explores a 15 year long timeline made of hardware prototypes, products,[…] Continue reading

Weak risk awareness of our connected homes

In a new licentiate thesis about the connected home’s risks and challenges, Joseph Bugeja asks for increased consumer awareness and greater responsibility among manufacturers. Music systems, surveillance cameras, phones, computers, refrigerators and fitness apps. Our homes are increasingly being equipped with gadgets that are connected to the internet. The consumer’s knowledge about the possible risks this entails is, however, not enough. The same goes for the quality of the connected devices. This is what Joseph Bugeja argues in the licentiate thesis Smart Connected Homes: Concepts, Risks and Challenges, in which he describes the “smart home” ecosystem and its features. In[…] Continue reading

Integrating ‘Things’ into Pervasive Computing: Research Challenges and Issues | IOTAP Keynote

On September 4, Dr. Mohan Kumar gave the lecture Integrating ‘Things’ into Pervasive Computing: Research Challenges and Issues. View Mohan Kumar’s lecture in the video player embedded above, or on YouTube. Tuesday September 4 at 15:15–17 NI:A0513 (floor 5), Niagara, Malmö University Everyone is welcome! ABSTRACT | Pervasive computing and communication resources in a given environment have been utilized to facilitate the deployment of applications, with a goal to improve quality of lives of people, for almost 20 years. In the future, sustaining natural resources, improving environmental quality, public health and sustainable communities will be focus areas. In this context, it[…] Continue reading

Smart Connected Homes | Joseph Bugeja defends his licentiate thesis

On September 3 at 15:15–16:30, IOTAP’s Joseph Bugeja defends his licentiate thesis entitled Smart Connected Homes: Concepts, Risks, and Challenges. » Download the comprehensive summary of this licentiate thesis Location: Storm, Gäddan, Citadellsvägen 7, Malmö The event is open to the public. Professor Mohan Kumar at Rochester Institute of Technology, USA, is the opponent. ABSTRACT | The growth and presence of heterogeneous connected devices inside the home have the potential to provide increased efficiency and quality of life to the residents. Simultaneously, these devices tend to be Internet-connected and continuously monitor, collect, and transmit data about the residents and their daily[…] Continue reading

Three Postdoc Positions in IoT

Three postdoc positions in Computer Science with focus on Internet of Things have been announced. The positions mainly concern software architecture, information security and privacy, and machine learning. Last date for applications is 24 June 2018. » Software Architecture for the Internet of Things (REK 2.2.1-2018/124) » Information Security and Privacy for the Internet of Things (REK 2.2.1-2018/125) » Machine Learning for the Internet of Things (REK 2.2.1-2018/126) The positions are part of the Internet of Things and People (IOTAP) research profile, a seven-year project which is a collaboration between the IOTAP research center at Malmö University and ten industrial[…] Continue reading

Data-Driven Systems: New graduate school strengthens cooperation between industry and Malmö University

The industrial graduate school Data-Driven Systems is awarded about SEK 11 million by the Knowledge Foundation. The aim is to increase the research competence in the companies that are involved, but also to strengthen cooperation between academia and industry. “Rather than doing traditional contract research, this is about co-production in that academia and industry together create new knowledge,” says Paul Davidsson, professor of computer science and director of the Internet of Things and People research center at Malmö University. Work and studies in parallel The graduate school has an overall budget of about SEK 30 million, it runs for three[…] Continue reading

Workshop invitation | A Smart Health Check Up: Current State and Potential Futures

The healthcare of the future is heavily dependent on digital and connected technologies. How will this impact care providers, practitioners, and patients? We invite you – as policymaker, healthcare practitioner, patient, researcher or technology developer – who have ideas or experience in how technology can support and advance healthcare. Together, we will do a health check up on the current state and the futures of smart health, identifying new and interesting research opportunities.

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Making IoT data actionable

IoT devices create and deliver massive amounts of data that humans are ill-equipped to deal with. What is needed is highly contextualized and personalized information. DocFactory IoT is a platform that makes the data from IoT devices actionable. Continue reading