Research Seminar: Designing Quantified Workplace Systems (February 11)

Our understanding of Internet o Things systems in the Quantified Workplace is in its infancy. Welcome to a research seminar, led by guest professor Nancy Russo, where the discussion will focus on the “VALUES” framework – a framework comprised of a preliminary set of issues that may be used to guide research and development of Quantified Workplace systems. Continue reading

Two open positions at IOTAP

One post-doc and one Ph.D. student position have been announced. The Ph.D. position is in Computer Science and focuses on the research area embedded intelligence. The post-doc position is in Interaction Design and focuses on the research area interaction technology. Both positions concern participation in projects of the IOTAP research center in collaboration with a number of industrial partners. Continue reading

Smart solutions to save energy in new research project

Concept development, implementation and a customer perspective. The whole chain is represented when Malmö University, together with the companies Noda and Karlshamn Energi, starts a two-year research project. The aim is to create smart and energy-saving solutions for production and distribution of energy.

The project is a part of the national strategic innovation program within the Internet of Things, initiated by Vinnova, Formas and the Swedish Energy Agency.

“The main goal of the project is to make the IT systems of the energy supplier – for the production and distribution of district heating – collaborate with the connected equipment that […] Continue reading

Smart street lights save energy and increase traffic safety

What if every car, bike and pedestrian had their own sphere of light? Lights could be dimmed when nobody is around (saving energy) – lights could turn red when you are over the speed limit (increasing traffic safety).

Text: Jonas Löwgren

This demo, developed in the ECOS project, illustrates a scalable Internet of Things-style implementation where the lamp posts handle all the sensing and computation in a distributed fashion. The lamp posts are connected in a ring architecture and communicate only with their neighbors; there is no central server.

View demo in the video embedded below, or […] Continue reading

IOTAP seminar series and PhD course

PhD students studying computer science, interaction design, or other related area are now welcome to enroll in the Internet of Things and People PhD course.

The IOTAP seminar series will start on August 24, and then every other Monday. At each occasion, one IOTAP-related research article will be presented and discussed.

The seminars are open for everybody interested, and for PhD students it is possible to follow the seminar series in terms of a PhD course (5 credits).

» Read more about and enroll in this course

“När allt är uppkopplat — glöm inte bort användaren”

I KK-stiftelsens senaste årsberättelse ges IOTAP stort utrymme. Flera företagsrepresentanter berättar om vilken nyttan av att ingå i IOTAP är:

– Det som är bra med forskningsprofilen är att vi både får ny kunskap och en mötesplats där många företag är med, menar Per Gustafsson, affärsutvecklare på Eon.

– Det stora antalet forskare som knyts till forskningsprofilen är intressant, säger Magnus Svensson på Sony Mobile. Forskningsprofilens bredd blir ett viktigt komplement till den forskning vi själva bedriver. Vi får här en genomlysning från många olika håll.

» Läs hela texten: Profilerad forskning ger draghjälp till […] Continue reading

IOTAP takes part in study on co-production in research

IOTAP is one of the research environments that take part in a project that looks at how Malmö University can better support collaboration with partners from outside the university.

It is often argued that higher education and research should be carried out in co-production (in Swedish, ’samverkan’) with external stakeholders in order for it to have an effect on society. How to initiate and execute co-production projects is, however, very different between academic disciplines. It also varies according to what types of external actors that take part and what incentives various stakeholders have.

The ‘research and co-production’ project aims to get […] Continue reading