Scenarios of Internet of Things

Tullio Vardanega,
Dept of Mathematics

Andrea Zanella
Dept. of Electronic Engineering

The Internet of Things extends digital connectivity to physical entities and real-world situations, giving rise to extraordinary opportunities to conceive, realize, and deliver value-added services including cognitive and life-support aid, smart appliances, remote monitoring, guidance and control systems.
PhD students in the BMCS program should be familiar with the IoT concept, its foundations for vision and architecture, and its use prospects.

The course will have two parts of 8 hours each, plus a public, collaborative and interactive exam session that will be included in the total hour count. The first part, delivered by prof. Vardanega, will illustrate the origin of the IoT concept, and the relation that it has to the Internet that we know.  The second part, delivered by prof. Zanella, will present use scenarios of IoT services and applications, focusing on some key use-cases (Smart Cities, Industry 4.0, e-health) and bringing forward lessons learned in their realization. More specifically:
- Overview and taxonomy of of Smart Cities services and requirements
- IoT in e-Health
- IoT in industry 4.0
- Open discussion about specific Smart City problems (security, ethics, user interfaces)

Course requirements 
The course intentionally places no restrictions on the background knowledge of participants.

Exam modality
The students will be requested to work in pairs (or at most in groups of three members), with different curricular background. The instructors will suggest a number of recent scientific publications that expand on scenarios of use of IoT. Each student group will study a publication of their interest and will deliver a public presentation that illustrates the contribution of that work and discusses its merit and limitations. All student groups shall also actively participate in the presentation of others, by offering comments, observations, and opinions on the objects of discussion.

Course material, enrollment and last minute notifications
Made available by the teacher at this Moodle address

24 June, 10:30-12:30 (Prof Vardanega)
25 June, 10:30-12:30 (Prof Vardanega)
26 June, 10:30-12:30 (Prof Vardanega)
27 June, 10:30-12:30 (Prof Vardanega)
2 July, 9:30-11:30 (Prof Zanella)
3 July, 9:30-11:30 (Prof Zanella)
4 July, 9:30-11:30 (Prof Zanella)
5 July, 9:30-11:30 (Prof Zanella)
+4 hrs for the examination on a day to be agreed upon with the students

Meeting Room HIT research centre - via Luzzatti 4

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