Workshop "Innovating beyond IoT"

With intelligent home thermostats, smart meters, various fitness trackers and other wearables, the Internet of Things has arrived to many people and is becoming a reality now.

In the coming years, the IoT will spread to many other areas, for example transportation or energy grids. On the other hand, a high level of interdisciplinary research is already attained in the domain of Smart Cities and the Internet of Things, and these domains will certainly profit from developments in other research areas.

The SMART-ACTION project focuses on three of these areas and explores cross-fertilization between them and IoT: nanotechnology, biotechnology and cognitive science. The mix of all these sciences can make IoT’s future even more innovative and brilliant.

In this workshop, experts in these areas will present current developments and how they could shape the future of IoT. In open and panel discussions, ideas, problems and solutions will be further elaborated to open a 360° view.

The workshop is co-located with the scientific conferences of the IoT-360 summit and is free of charge thanks to the sponsorship of SMART-ACTION. We kindly ask you to register below to help our planning.

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(as of 06.10.2014)

Workshop date: 28th October, 2014

13:00 - 13:30  Opening, roadmap and vision of IoT futures
13:30 - 14:15Nanotechnology and IoT
Speaker: Marco Falzetti, Centro Sviluppo Materiali, Italy
14:15 - 15:30Biotechnology and IoT
Speakers: Klas Tybrandt, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Donatella Mattia, Fondazione Santa Lucia, Italy
15:30 - 15:45Coffee break
15:45 - 16:30Cognitive sciences and IoT
Speaker: Shyam Sundar, Pennsylvania State University, USA
16:30 - 17:00Panel discussion (with all speakers)


NH Hotel Roma Leonardo Da Vinci
Via dei Gracchi, 324
00192 Rome


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