The aim of the Ph.D. School is to address researchers to the forefront of research activity on Internet of Things & Smart Cities, by presenting state-of-the-art research
together with the current and future challenges in building Smart Cities in an efficient and sustainable way, in order to provide a thorough overview of the main topics
about IoT and Smart Cities and their envisioned integration. International speakers from academia and industry will give lectures tailoring their research field for an
interdisciplinary audience. This year's edition will focus on three keywords each tailoring a dedicated day in the technical program of the school.
CONNECT > "Connecting smart objects": provide an extensive overview of low-power communication technologies, with performance comparison which can be used to make choices for different application scenarios.
COLLECT > "Creating and transmitting data": analyze different communication paradigms (REST, Publish/Subscribe, etc…) application-layer protocols targeting IoT, such as CoAP, MQTT, and other options.
CONSUME > "Understanding and working with data": provide theoretical and practical concepts for storing, fetching, and analyzing data collected by IoT applications, with focus on Big Data analysis and Cloud for IoT.
The school will include "hands-on" sessions that students will attend in order to develop individual/group projects to put in practice what they learn and to actually build their own IoT application.
Along with the technical program, a 1-day Business event will be included in the school's program, in order to provide insights from industry and business, extend the vision of IoT and Smart Cities with concrete experiences, and give participants an opportunity to create new connections which might be an added value for their careers and activities. A dedicated discussion panel will focus on the interaction and the collaboration between academia and industry in order to depict the future vision of Smart Cities and IoT. One of the aims of this school is to allow young researchers to get in touch with Open Source/Hardware platforms in order to have the possibility during their careers to design and develop the next generation of IoT and Smart Cities frameworks and applications.
Two registration of participants are available:
- Full School Attendee will follow all the six days of the event and will be eligible if interested in gaining credits. (The school will involve a total of 40 hours plus an additional individual activity at the end of the school in order to gain credits)
- Business Day Auditor can only participate during the business day.
IoTSC 2014 - University Credits
The school consist of 48 hours of lectures and practical activities that will be certified at the end of the event through an individual certificate of participation. Additional credits could be obtained at the end of the school by preparing an individual report related to the hackathon's activities according to the requirements that will be presented at the school. In that case, after the evaluation of the reports by the school committee, a second certificate with the result of the final exam will be sent to the attendees after the end of the event.
Each University is responsible for the conversion of the total amount of hours in to credits. The University of Parma's guideline recognizes 1 Credit for each 25 hours of work (8 hours as lectures and 17 hours as individual activities). According to this rules, the University of Parma recognizes for its students 2 Credits for attending the Ph.D. School and 2 additional Credits after the evaluation of the final report.
Internet of Things and Smart Cities Ph.D. School Organization
Università degli Studi di Parma - Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione
Viale G.P. Usberti, 181/A
43124 Parma (PR) Italy
Tel: +39 0521 905741
Fax: +39 0521 905758
E-mail: iotsc.unipr [at] gmail.com