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

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

Mesh Presenter: Making presentations more collaborative

The Mesh Presenter is a mobile application that makes meeting presentations more collaborative. The system was developed by interaction design student Felipe Erias Morandeira in collaboration with IOTAP partner Terranet.

How Mesh Presenter works
At the beginning of a meeting, people join the mesh network by tapping their phones together. They can now use their own devices to share images with the person in charge of the meeting, who decides if the new slide should appear on all devices, including the projector. By using mesh technology, the application can be used without having access to WiFi or 3G/4G/LTE.

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IoT demos at opening of Niagara

Smart street lights and food with sensors – these are a few of the demos that IOTAP will showcase at the inauguration of Niagara on October 16.

Put your legs to work and climb the stairs to floor number five. This is where IOTAP will exhibit demos and host a panel discussion with prominent guests like Bengt-Arne Molin (Sony Mobile) and Dan Olofsson (entrepreneur and philanthropist). The topic of the panel discussion is what implications Internet of Things could have for the citizens and the development of our region.

When and where?
October 16 at 1–2 PM in Niagara, […] 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