“The Human Face of the Data-Driven Society”—Topic of the first IOTAP seminar

SEMINAR AUG 24 – The first article to be presented and discussed in the IOTAP seminar series is Human-Data Interaction: The Human Face of the Data-Driven Society.

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ABSTRACT – The increasing generation and collection of personal data has created a complex ecosystem, often collaborative but sometimes combative, around companies and individuals engaging in the use of these data. We propose that the interactions between these agents warrants a new topic of study: Human-Data Interaction (HDI). In this paper we discuss how HDI sits at the intersection of various disciplines, including computer science, statistics, […] Continue reading

Mobile services for more sustainable energy consumption

The website energinyheter.se writes about the recently completed Elis project:

“Both housing companies as well as energy companies have an interest in mobile services that could contribute to more sustainable energy consumption. A project in Malmö demonstrates that it is possible to implement such solutions into existing buildings. But, to develop more advanced services has other requirements.”

» Read the full article (in Swedish).

The article is based on an interview with Ulrik Eklund (IOTAP, Malmö University), following his presentation at an IoT conference in Lund. See Eklund’s presentation in the video player below, or on Vimeo.

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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

User-centered development in IoT — New PhD candidate at IOTAP

Malmö University’s focus on society was one of the reasons why Brian Katumba applied for a PhD at IOTAP. Starting in May, Katumba will focus on adapting user-centered development methods to IoT product development.

Brian, what is your research interest?

I am interested in the holistic view of software and systems engineering research. I am specifically interested in product development methods, product requirements, and how users and other stakeholders can be involved in the different development phases of a product. Academia in collaboration with industrial research and development is something I treasure!

Why is this research important?

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“To develop information systems is more an art than science”

For more than two decades, Prof. Nancy L Russo has been researching how computing technologies can improve organizational processes and practices. Her expertise is in information system development, an area whose methods are changing with the advent of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. In the fall of 2015, Nancy Russo will team up with IOTAP.

Russo’s field of interest is Information Systems, which is about using information and computing technologies to improve the processes and practices of any organization. The distinction between individual and organizational use of technology, however, is nowadays less than clear given that we bring individual technologies […] Continue reading

“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.

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Post-doc with interest in smart grids and artificial intelligence

IoT research that focuses on people brought Radu-Casian Mihailescu to Malmö. In April, he joined IOTAP as post-doc in computer science. His main research interest is at the intersection of artificial intelligence and so-called smart grids.

Radu, why is there such a strong interest in IoT?

There is no doubt in my mind that the proliferation of intelligent objects in our surrounding environment will bring about fundamental changes to society. This poses a wide variety of challenges, but also opportunities for innovation.

First, I see huge opportunities for people and businesses to make more timely and better informed decisions based on a […] 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

On security and privacy in IoT environments

IoT systems generate massive volumes of data from a multitude of applications and sensors. Among the top barriers for realising the vision of IoT is enforcing security and guarding privacy in these systems.

Andreas Jacobsson’s conference talk from Øredev’s IoT Conference 2014 outlines some of the major challenges and opportunities related to privacy and security in IoT-based ecosystems. See video embedded below, or here on Vimeo.

The talk in short
Enforcing security and guarding privacy in cyber-physical systems that generate massive volumes of diverse, heterogeneous, complex, and distributed data […] Continue reading