The open source Elis platform is now released

A group of researchers and industry partners have for two years been working on a platform that enables you to integrate various technical systems used in buildings and homes. From ventilation and heating to home entertainment systems. This makes it easier for developers to create apps or other services. Malmö University researchers have been leading the work, and the platform is now released under an open-source license.

Integrating many systems into one ecosystem
Today, most buildings have technology that controls ventilation, heating and other systems that make a building energy efficient and comfortable to live in. Buildings, just like modern […] Continue reading

Five open positions at IOTAP

Update: thanks for your interest! Applications have now closed.

Two post-doc positions and three Ph.D. student positions in Interaction Design and Computer Science have been announced. The positions are part of the Internet of Things and People research profile, a seven-year project which is a collaboration between Malmö University and the following industrial partners: Axis Communications, CyberCom, Data Ductus, E.On, Sigma Connectivity, Sigma Technology, Sony Mobile, TerraNet, Verisure, Wireless Maingate and ÅF Technology.

Last date for applications is February 1, 2015.


Interaction Design – The research is oriented towards the design of tangible interaction and the design of products and […] Continue reading

Grant approved for project on IoT-based consumer products

Vinnova has approved a grant of 1,000,000 SEK for a pre-study on consumer products and services based on the Internet of Things. During the spring of 2015, a series of interviews and surveys will be carried out.

The goal is to develop a deeper understanding of the conditions and opportunities for Swedish industry and research in this area, which will be described in the final report in September 2015. The project is led by the Royal Institute of Technology and will in addition to the IoTaP research center involve researchers from Stockholm University, Uppsala University, and thirteen companies.

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PhD thesis on intelligent goods

On November 21 at 1 PM, Åse Jevinger will defend her Ph.D. thesis Toward Intelligent Goods: Characteristics, Architectures and Applications. Intelligent goods is an application of the Internet of Things that is aimed to support logistic processes. For more information, see the abstract below.

The public defence will take place in the ground-floor auditorium of Ubåtshallen, Östra Varvsgatan 11A, Malmö.

The opponent is Prof. Jens Schumacher from Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, Austria.


Paul Davidsson

In the context of globalization, the requirements on transport logistics continuously rise. Often goods travel through many different countries, using several transport […] Continue reading

Successful kick-off launched the IOTAP research profile

About 40 people took part in the research profile kick-off on October 8, 2014.

– The day was valuable in several ways. The people that will be involved in the research profile was given the opportunity to get to know each other, but also to do some useful work in the afternoon sessions. I think both researchers and participants from the industry feel that this is just the start of something that can become very important, says Paul Davidsson, manager of the research profile.

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The research profile is a 7-year project with a total […] Continue reading

Internet of Things conference

Want to learn more about Internet of Things and meet some of the experts in the field? A one-day conference on the theme Internet of Things will be held in Malmö. The IOTAP research centre is co-organising the conference.

Examples of spekears are Oshua Corman, Chief Technology Officer for Sonatype, Clemens Vasters, Senior Program Manager at the Microsoft Connected Systems Division, and Henrik Ståhl, Vice President Product Management Java & Internet of Things.

Place: Slagthuset, Malmö
Date: November 3, 2014

Learn more on the conference website.

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Grand opening of Internet of Things and People research center

About seventy people attended the grand opening of Malmö University’s research centre the Internet of Things and People, which took place on June 5.

In the next few years, billions of devices will be connected to the Internet. Smart phones and other gadgets with built-in Internet connection, enabling a safer and more comfortable lifestyle. Businesses that collaborate with each other and users more involved in companies’ products, are just a few effects of the phenomenon. The opening of the Internet of Things and People gave visitors a chance to look into the conceivable future and get a picture of what […] Continue reading

Internet of Sports session

The Internet of Things and People Research Centre will organize a session at the 20th annual congress of the European College of Sport Science, ECSS. The congress will be arranged in Malmö on June 24-27, 2015.

The session theme is “Internet of Sports: Augmenting sports technology for performance and pleasure”, and it will host distinguished researchers such as Stina Nylander of the Swedish Institute of Computer Science and Joe Marshall of Mixed Reality Lab at the University of Nottingham.

It is expected that more than 3000 sports researchers and practitioners from all over the world will participate in the congress, which has a […] Continue reading

Malmö University awarded SEK 36 million for research into the Internet of Things

The Knowledge Foundation has awarded Malmö University SEK 36 million for the research project Internet of Things and People. According to the Foundation, “the application falls into a current and interesting area” and “it is considered to be highly relevant to industry and there is clear commitment by the companies”.

Vice-Chancellor Stefan Bengtsson is both pleased and proud at the funding approval.

“A fantastic decision. It demonstrates that our work within the Internet of Things is of a high academic standard and with strong links to industry. Approval of the profile application is a key component in the continued establishment […] Continue reading