“The elusive nature of privacy” | Reflections from PerLS 2017

PerLS 2017 was the first international workshop on pervasive smart living spaces. Here’s a reflection by IOTAP PhD candidate Joseph Bugeja, whose main research interest is to identify and manage risks in smart environments.

By Joseph Bugeja

Pervasive technologies such as smart homes, smart office buildings and smart cities are changing the landscape of today’s living spaces. These technologies provide a way to tap into the daily routines of their users with the ultimate goal to improve our ways and quality of life and human experience. PerLS 2017 was the first international workshop on pervasive smart living spaces. It was organized […] Continue reading

Shahram Jalaliniya wants to create new possibilities using technology

While some people are still amazed that we can carry a computer in our pocket, Shahram Jalaliniya is looking for the next step in wearable technology. As a postdoc researcher at the Internet of Things and People research center, he wants to find new ways for us to work with computers, and for computers to work with us.

“My research explores eye-based interaction with smart objects, a totally different design space from the classical human-computer interaction.”

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During his recent PhD studies at IT University of Copenhagen, Shahram designed a wearable system for surgeons in […] Continue reading

Two open PhD positions

Two PhD student positions in computer science with focus on “internet of things and people” have been announced. Both positions concern participation in projects of the Internet of Things and People research center in collaboration with a number of industrial partners.

Last date for applications is December 11, 2016.

» The first position is within embedded intelligence and interaction technology, and relates to data mining, adaptive and learning systems, with a particular focus on context-awareness to create engaging user experiences and meaningful designs. The research will be carried out in application areas that are of interest for the industrial partners, e.g. user-activity and self-tracking […] Continue reading

Pilot projects on smart public environments

The Internet of Things and People research center at Malmö University participates in a Vinnova-funded project on smart solutions in public environments.

The research project Smart Public Environments—which also includes Lund University, Lund Municipality and the City of Malmö—will carry out two sub-projects. The first, which focuses on the outdoor environment, will by means of different types of sensors map the flow of vehicles and cargo at Lund Central Station. The second sub-project deals with the indoor environment:

“People have different lighting needs. We will look at how to make lighting more flexible based on how people use a room […] Continue reading

Open event on the Internet, things and people

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On November 15, the Internet of Things and People (IOTAP) research center at Malmö University hosted an open event. The center’s application areas were presented and the visitors could then try prototypes and discuss with the researchers. The event attracted more than one hundred visitors including current and future collaboration partners, students, and researchers.

“An increasing number of physical products are today connected to the Internet. This development, known as the Internet of Things, can […] 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