Edinburgh IoT Initiative – iot.ed.ac.uk

Event Report

University of Edinburgh IoT Research Workshop

Connecting things, connecting people


The Internet of Things potentially embraces a huge space of research topics and application areas. We can categorise the space in numerous ways: in terms of the different technologies; different aspects of the “data value constellation”; different use-cases; and different cross-cutting issues such as data provenance and privacy.

We held our first Internet of Things Research Workshop on 3rd July 2017, in the Informatics Forum. Our goal was to bring together people from across the University of Edinburgh whose research contributes to this complex picture, to facilitate new collaborations, and to identify new research opportunities. The final talk provided the perspective of ARM, a major industrial player in the area.


09:45Introduction and Welcome
 Ewan Klein – IoT Research Perspective
10:00Session 1: Ubiquitous and secure computing
 Paul Patras – From Ubiquitous Computing to Internet of Everything
 Jane Hillston – IoT: the case for quantitative analysis
 Kami Vaniea – Usability Security, Privacy and Trust in the IoT
 Pramod Bhatotia – PrivApprox: Privacy-Preserving Stream Analytics
11:00Session 2: Medical Applications
 Colin Simpson – IoT: Medical Applications
 Thanasis Tsanas – Objective characterisation of activity, sleep and circadian rhythm patterns using wearables
 Riinu Ots – TWIST: Tracking Wound Infection with Smartphone Technology
 Hilary Pinnock – Technological support for self-management
11:45Session 3: Argyle House Monitoring Project
 Ewan Klein – Project overview
 Cat Magill – Perceptions of IoT and Possibilities for Engaging ‘Users’
 Benjamin Bach – Visualizing Spatio-Temporal Data
12:15Session 4: ARM — Research Challenges
 Hannes Tschofenig – Iot Security: A journey through standardisation
 John Goodenough – ARM IoT Research Challenges