Personal Data and the IoT at Mydata 2017

Research conducted at Lancaster University as part of PETRAS’s Adoption & Acceptability stream and House Training the Internet of Things project was presented recently at the academic track of the Mydata 2017 conference. Mydata is an international get together that aims to foster positive and human-centric innovation around the personal data. Presented to assembled lawyers, entrepreneurs, activists, and academics, the …

UK/Japan Workshop on IoT

I recently represented PETRAS at a workshop organised to form links between UK and Japanese academics working on the Internet of Things held at the British Embassy in Tokyo 708th Sept 2015. There were approximately 12 academics from both countries who presented their work around the Internet of Things from a wide range of perspectives. One on my main observations …

PETRAS IoT Hub @ MWC Americas

The Standards, Governance and Policy Research team of PETRAS was represented at this year’s first GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC) Americas in San Francisco. The Congress was a premier mobile operators event, with representation from North, Central and South America. MWC Americas showcased how mobile is creating the connected life and highlighted core mobile technologies, consumer and industrial applications in …

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BitBarista on the BBC

The PETRAS coffee machine, BitBarista, was this week featured on the BBC World Service radio show Click. Described by the BBC as ‘A coffee machine with a life of its own, dispensing coffee to punters with an ethical preference’ the BitBarista was created to explore smart transaction in the IoT. BBC reporter Roland Pease met with Ella Tallyn, PETRAS researcher, to discuss the …

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News Letter: September

For all the latest news and updates from the PETRAS hub check out our September newsletter

PETRAS conference invites abstract submissions

The PETRAS Research Hub, IoTUK and The IET are seeking abstract submissions for the Living in the Internet of Things conference and exhibition which is taking place at IET London: Savoy Place on 28-29 March 2018. The conference scope focuses on cybersecurity of the Internet of Things and is distinctively concerned with a range of sociotechnical issues across all industry sectors …

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UCL Brings Talking Digital Creatures to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

This week sees the launch of Tales of the Park: a new digital experience developed by UCL’s Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) in partnership with Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Taking the form of a host of 3D-printed creatures – bats, bees, otters, and garden gnomes – that you can chat to on your smartphone, Tales of the Park is …

Chatbot ethnographer gathers data at the Royal Highland Show

The collection of ethnographic data to inform design and development of IoT is becoming increasingly challenging as interactions are woven seamlessly into the fabric of our lives and are often intermittent and on the go. As part of an ongoing collaboration with the Royal Bank of Scotland, the STiPS project has created a chatbot ethnographer or “Ethnobot” to assist with …

Research Fellow (RAII) vacancy – Network Security for 5G

The Institute for Communication Systems (ICS), the home for the 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) at the University of Surrey, is the world’s first research institute dedicated to the next generation of mobile network technology and has attracted over £70M of support to date. ICS is seeking to recruit one full time research fellow (RAII) to work on network security research …