Fair Data: Responsible use of personal data

We generate more personal data than ever before. But because of privacy concerns, we only reluctantly share it. Companies and public organizations on the other hand are very interested in using this data to provide better services and products. This conflict between privacy and opportunity is what the Fair Data project investigates. Continue reading

Kroppsburna datorsystem som påverkar vårt undermedvetna

I mitten av april presenterade IOTAPs Thomas Pederson sin forskning på En akademisk kvart. I videon nedan berättar Thomas Pederson om hur dagens mobila enheter ofta avbryter oss när vi sysslar med annat – och vad vi kan göra åt saken.

Hur ska vi människor kunna hantera information som plötsligt dyker upp från ingenstans? Det vi kan göra är att designa teknologi och system som tar hänsyn till det sammanhang vi just nu befinner oss i, så kallade kontext-känsliga system. Vi kan alltså göra våra enheter smartare så att de inte pockar på vår uppmärksamhet när den behövs på annat […] Continue reading

Engineer and run IoT-based systems through emergent configurations | New PhD student at IOTAP

A strong connection between research and industry. That is one of the reasons why Fahed Alkhabbas, PhD student in computer science, came to Malmö University. At IOTAP, Alkhabbas will focus on emergent configurations—that is, how “things” temporarily connect and cooperate to achieve some kind of goal. Continue reading

Join the IOTAP seminar series this fall

The IOTAP seminar series is a chance for you to learn more about the IoT field. Every other week, a PhD student presents an IoT-related research paper. First to present this semester is our new PhD student Fahed Alkhabbas who will present the paper “SIoT: Giving a Social Structure to the Internet of Things.”

Time and place: September 5 at 10:15–12:00 at Malmö University, building Niagara, room C0626

» Learn more about the IOTAP seminar series (incl. documentation from previous seminars)

» Download the paper “SIoT: Giving a Social Structure to the Internet of Things

Security and privacy in IoT—New post-doc at IOTAP

Ahmed Elmesiry recently started his post-doc at IOTAP and he will focus on privacy and security within Internet of Things applications, such as smart homes.

Ahmed, what is your research interest?

My research interests lie at the intersection of three main areas: machine learning, applied cryptography, and distributed systems. My work has broadly combined principles of the design, analysis, and implementation of security and privacy for real-world systems and future services. Over the past years, my interests have evolved to include topics in intrusion detection systems, secure e-payment systems, secure mobile agent systems, pervasive computing, and privacy enhancing technologies in a […] Continue reading

Building “Folkhemmet” with the Internet of Things

A drone that tends your garden; a bed canopy that prevents data network signals from getting through; a mattress that adjusts itself based on your body temperature – these are all “things” that can be purchased in a fictive Ikea Catalogue in, perhaps, 10–20 years.

This future-looking catalogue is part of the report “Building Folkhemmet with the Internet of Things”, which explores how Swedish standards, values and participatory design models could help make Sweden an innovation hub for IoT.

In order to get there, many obstacles need to be overcome. The authors argue, for example, that we need interfaces that […] Continue reading