The Internet of Things (IoT) is moving towards pervasiveness and increasing end-user interactions. Beyond the purely technical improvement in the IoT technology, there is a need to better interact with the end-users in order to ensure a high level of acceptance and to leverage on their active use of the IoT. The workshop will explore the potential of new approaches and technologies to research and develop better interactions between end-users and IoT, including crowdsourcing approaches. In parallel, privacy and personal data protection is becoming a critical issue and will be one of the key factors of success for future IoT applications. The workshop will review recent developments in this domain. We encourage contributions describing innovative work on IoT-end-user interaction, including crowdsourcing, crowd-sensing and privacy protection. The topics of interest include but are not limited to:
We encourage submission of recent developments in the form of presentations as well as submissions reporting on more mature and completed work in the form of papers (up to 6 pages long) which will undergo regular peer review process. For further information, please contact the workshop co-chairs.
Sébastien Ziegler, Mandat International, Switzerland
Latif Ladid, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Srdjan Krco, Dunavnet, Serbia
Sotiris Nikoletseas, CTI, Patras, Greece
David Lund, HWC, UK
The IoTCP 2016 workshop is supported by IoT Lab and Privacy Flag European Research projects.
IoT Lab partners are gathering on 1st and 2nd of September during the SenZations Summer School in Belgrade for a technical meeting where the platform and mobile app will be tested.
At the same time the attendants of the Summer School will have an opportunity to participate in a crowd driven experiment.
The aim of the experiment is to start collecting crowd research ideas and to rank them based on the crowd voting. The objective is to collect over 100 ideas by the end of September and the Summer School SenZations is the right boot strapping place for this process.
The introduction to the IoT Lab project “IoT Lab tools for crowd sourced experimentation” was held by Sebastien Ziegler on Monday, August 31st.
Summer school SenZations is world's oldest summer school on IoT and applications that has a goal to combine interesting topics, great lecturers from academia and industry and amazing students, to work hard and enjoy even more while learning about the latest developments in the IoT world, creating new contacts and initiating new projects.
The IoT Lab project succesfully participated at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2015 hosted in Geneva by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). There, the concepts and objectives of IoT Lab were presented to the visitors of the expo along with a demo of our crowdsourcing platform.
The demo consisted of an experiment which illustrated an interaction between Smart Building automations and crowdsourced resources such as smartphones. Visitors had the ability to download the IoT Lab smartphone app, register their devices as resources and interact with the automations. Visitors demonstrated great interest in the idea of the general public contributing to research via crowdsourcing platforms.
Among the many visitors of our booth were the ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao and the Director of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau Malcolm Johnson.
The WSIS Forum 2015 event (25-29 May) is the world’s largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT4D’ community, and it is also the most unique platform for multi-stakeholder coordination of implementation of WSIS-related activities, projects, and initiatives that aims to define strategies and tactics to help countries and organizations more effectively harness the power of ICTs to meet new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This year's WSIS Forum welcomed largest-ever gathering of ‘ICT for development’ community with over 1,700 representatives from around 140 countries (over 120 government ministers, ambassadors and heads of agencies) that had the opportunity to meet up at 140 different sessions and to identify emerging trends, fresh priorities and innovations for advancing the ‘ICT for development’ agenda, while strengthening the impact of ICTs as an enabler of sustainable development.
In the week of January 13-17 the IoT Lab team met in Riederalp in Switzerland. During the meeting technical aspects, the architecture for the IoT ab “meta-testbed” as well as use-case requirements were discussed. One specific slot was dedicated to the crowdsourcing App and it´s key-features. Also IoT Lab business model definition, stakeholder analysis and the outreach strategy was topics in the agenda.
The Senzations summerschool is an annual event since 2006 for young researcher talents across Europe and other parts of the world. Topics covered are from wireless sensor networks to M2M to Internet of Things and their applications. This year IoT Lab was collocating its project meeting there and meet up with researchers to interexchange the potential of crowd driven research and to brainstorm on the potential use of the IoT Lab platform. Several ideas came up to use the IoT Lab platform for research and to address practical needs by combining IoT and crowd sourcing. Ideas encompassed domains such as emergency action, addressing the Ebola epidemia, dynamic Internet connectivity, environmental monitoring and others. Those innovative ideas will be submitted to the crowd as soon as the first iteration of the IoT Lab platform will be completed. Meanwhile, IoT Lab launched an online consultation and invites all to be engaged in the IoT Lab development by contributing to this questionnaire about Crowdsourcing.
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