2nd University of Edinburgh IoT Research Workshop

Date:Monday, 11 December 2017
Location: Infornatics Forum G07, School of Informatics, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB View map


Building on the success of the first Internet of Things Research Workshop last July, we are expanding our scope to embrace new disciplines such as electrical engineering, civil engineering and design informatics. This is giving us an exciting line-up of topics.

We are using a deliberately generous interpretation of “Internet of Things” in order to cast our net as wide as possible. As before, our goal is to bring together people from across the University whose research contributes to this complex picture, to facilitate new collaborations, and to identify new research opportunities. Not all of the talks in the programme will present solutions or explicitly address IoT issues — we are also covering areas which are promising targets for future IoT research and applications.


09:45Kevin CollinsOpening
10:00Session 1: University IoT Research & Innovation Service
Simon ChappleIntroduction to the Research & Innovation Service
Mark Strevens / Jimmy AngelakosDemo of the Iot Research & Innovation Service
10:30Session 2: Communications for IoT Applications
John ThompsonTheme Overview
Mahesh MarinaNetwork Slicing for 5G Wireless IoT
Tughrul ArslanAutomatic Crowd Sourcing of IoT and Sensor Big Data for Driving the Next Generation Location Based Services
Wasiu PopoolaOptical Wireless Communications for IoT
11:15Coffee break
11:30Session 3: Ethics and Governance for IoT
Ewa LugerTheme Overview
James StewartEthics and Governance for supporting the University IoT Research and Innovation Service
Renate GerzRena's 5 Top Tips for Data Protection
Michael RovatsosResponsible Algorithmic Governance in IoT systems
12:15Session 4: Infrastructure and Built Environment 1
Gordon MastertonTheme Overview
David RushFire Warning in Informal Settlements
Rory HaddenWildfire Sensing and Response
14:00Session 5: Infrastructure and Built Environment 2
Yuner HuangBig Data for Offshore Structures
Stefanos PapanicolopulosThe Internet of Grains: Tracking Granular Flows
Cristina NanArchitectural Robotics
Miguel ParedesCollective Sensing and Mapping for the Urban Environment
14:45Session 6: IoT and Blockchain
Chris SpeedTheme Overview
Aydin Kheirbakhsh AbadiApplications of Blockchain Technology and Smart Contracts in Charities
Andriana GkaniatsouBitcoin Wallets
Ella Tallyn & Larissa PschetzUsing a Technology Probe to Investigate the Effect of IoT Devices on Coffee Consumers
15:30Final discussion