Nicolò Merendino

       Ritratto di Nicolò Merendino

Computer Science and Innovation for Societal Challenges, XXXVII series 

Grant sponsor
Officine On/Off, PON

Antonio Rodà



Project description
Due to the spread of Internet, to the availability of low budget microcontrollers, and to the diffusion of decentralized production infrastructures (Fablabs etc.), IoT has lately seen a big growth that, according to a recent report by Cisco, reaches over 5 billions of devices spread all over the world. Although a single device is usually designed to consume few resources (low power, small dimensions) this growth of IoT devices, when observed as a whole, carries an extremely heavy environmental footprint. The aims of the project are: 1 - To understand through meta-review what are the most unsustainable components of IoT systems (hardware, computational cost, data streaming, etc.). 2 - To propose sustainable alternatives to reduce the environmental impact of IoT systems (e.g. efficient algorithms, re-usable user interfaces, etc.) 3 - To evaluate how the user experience is affected by the proposed sustainable approach, by using as a case study the Internet of Musical Things.