IEEE workshop on IoT: Sensor Technologies, Applications and Entrepreneurship

17-18 October, 2017 | Liverpool, UK

Introduction
The IoT workshop, a joint initiative of Liverpool John Moores University, Edge Hill University and the IEEE Region 8, is a two-day workshop at a world-class venue, Sensor City, providing information on IoT technologies, applications and entrepreneurship. This workshop is held in conjunction with the IEEE Members Open Day events held in October.

Workshop Context
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a pervasive set of technologies that finds application essentially in almost every industry segment, homes, agriculture, healthcare, supply chain, Inventory & asset management, and other application domains. All current efforts are focused on architecture and protocols for efficient interconnection of heterogeneous things and creation of value added services. The success of these technologies depends on the adoption of products and services by the consumers. There is a need for a larger, concerted involvement in understanding the technologies, accelerate solution design and application development.

The objective of the workshop is to provide the participants with the context and background of IoT landscape in our society, and give them an opportunity to visualise potential solutions for a specific problem by working in groups. The participants will be provided with a few problem statements from participating industries and taken through the process of ideation, solution selection and solution prototyping. Any potential for fabrication as part of the solution can be catered for by the 3D printing facilities available at the venue.

Workshop Organization

An organising team comprising works with the organising committee to organise the workshop. The logistics and support for the workshop are provided by LCR 4.0 and Sensor City. LCR 4.0, partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), helps SMEs explore the potential of Industry 4.0 technologies by providing support ranging from R&D, knowledge transfer and acceleration of ideas from concept through to commercialisation. Sensor City is a technical innovation centre and University Enterprise Zone, engaged in fostering the creation, development, production and promotion of cutting edge sensor technologies.

Important Dates

  • Registration is free but mandatory
  • Registration deadline - 15 October 2017
  • Workshop Dates - 17-18 Oct 2017

Workshop Program
The program spans across two days and includes keynotes, and interactive sessions on ideation and hands-on sessions of rapid prototyping of applications. Day one focuses on knowledge and perspectives on the IoT landscape to provide an overall awareness. Day two follows up with a complete process of building a prototype solution for a current industry problem. The prototyping experience will enable the participants to build real solutions in their domains with a potential for implementing the solutions within a short time to the market.

Who Should Attend?
The workshop is designed to provide a functional exposure to IoT solutions prototyping. Industry sectors intending to develop an IoT skill base, SMEs, students, researchers and academics, and IoT enthusiasts will benefit substantially from this workshop.

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