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Successful IEEE World Forum on IoT Conference for Bristol

16 December 2015

CSN strong presence at IEEE World Forum on Internet on Things

The IEEE World Forum on Internet on Things (WF-IoT) is the premier IEEE conference solely dedicated to this very active area of research and applications. Internet of Things (aka Industrial Internet, Internet of Everything, Industry 4.0) envisages a future where most objects and humans are interconnected into a massive intelligent system which is of benefit to our society.

The conference was held in Milan on 14-16 December 2015 and gathered some 500 researchers, industrialists and policy makers from around the world. The conference showcased key critical innovation in networking, security, data analytics, digital healthcare, smart cities, autonomous and connected vehicles. The conference featured keynotes from the most influential academic and industrial leaders, workshops, tutorials, industrial panels, winter schools and a hackathon for students.

Researchers from the CSN group presented 8 technical papers at the conference. Prof Ian Craddock delivered a keynote on future of healthcare which will heavily rely on IoT technology. Dr Robert Piechocki organised and hosted one of three special sessions: Dependable IoTs for eHealth and Management of Chronic Conditions. The conference was a great success for Bristol presenting more papers than any other University at the conference.                       

Technical contributions presented by researchers from Communications Systems and Networks at the IEEE WF-IoT:  

  •  “Near you, on you and inside you - IoT for future health” Keynote, Ian Craddock.
  • “Dependable IoTs for eHealth and Management of Chronic Conditions” Invited Special Session, Robert J. Piechocki.
  • “Low Throughput Networks for the IoT: Lessons Learned From Industrial Implementations” G. Margelis, R. J. Piechocki, D. Kaleshi, P. Thomas.
  • “Mitigating packet loss in connectionless Bluetooth Low Energy” E. Tsimbalo, X. Fafoutis, E. Mellios, M. Haghighi, B. Tan, G. S. Hilton, R.J. Piechocki, and I.J. Craddock.
  • “An RSSI-based wall prediction model for residential floor map construction” X. Fafoutis, E. Mellios, N. Twomey, T. Diethe, G. S. Hilton, and R. J. Piechocki.
  • “Fix It, Don't Bin It! - CRC Error Correction in Bluetooth Low Energy”, E. Tsimbalo, X. Fafoutis and R. J. Piechocki.  
  • "Wi-Fi Based Passive Human Motion Sensing for In-Home Healthcare Applications" B. Tan, A. Burrows, R. J. Piechocki, I. Craddock, Q. Chen, K. Woodbridge, K. Chetty. 
  • "Agent-based Decentralised Data-acquisition and Time-synchronisation in Critical Healthcare Applications" M. Haghighi, P. Woznowski, N. Zhu, E. Tsimbalo, S. Hannuna, A. Burrows, B. Tan, L. Tao, R.  Piechocki.
  • “Flexible On-Body Coils for Inductive Power Transfer to IoT Garments”, P. Worgan, O. Pappas, T. Omirou, M. Collett.
  • “Game Theoretic Approach Towards Optimal Multi-tasking and Data-distribution”, M. Haghighi K. Maraslis, T. Tryfonas, G. Oikonomou, A. Burrows, P. Woznowski, R. J. Piechocki.

Further information

The Communication Systems and Networks Research Group was formed in 1985 to address the research demands of the fixed and wireless communications sectors.  It combines fundamental academic research with a strong level of industrial application. The Group has well-equipped laboratories with state-of-the-art test and measurement equipment and first-class computational facilities. The Group is particularly well known for its pioneering work in antennas & propagation (multi-element channel sounders and ray-based propagation models). Current research addresses topics such as the Internet of Things (IoT), TV White Space, small-cell mmWave communications (backhaul & access), software-defined networks and the wireless/optical interface. These technologies are critical in the development of efficient and cost-effective 5G networks. Researchers of the CSN Research Group are members of the Smart Internet Lab. This is a new initiative aiming at building on strategic and applied research on key communications and digital technologies at Bristol, to create and permanently support, a hub for Internet Research with long lasting benefits for society and economy.

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