News Letter : July

News Letter: July

For all the latest news and updates from the PETRAS hub check out our July news letter.

PETRAS talk at event in Hong Kong

PETRAS principal investigator Prof Jeremy Watson pictured with Chief Technology Officer of Hong Kong police after giving a talk at IET conference in Hong Kong.

From Research To Innovation – The Blockchain Era

On 6 June 2017, Michael Huth, the technical lead of the PETRAS stream Harnessing Economic Value, was invited to an event at the Press Club in Brussels that discussed the challenges and opportunities for research-led innovation in the blockchain era:   From Research To Innovation – The Blockchain Era Michael spoke about the research priorities for furthering adoption and acceptance …

House Training the IoT, Energy Temporality, and Wearable Healthbands

Two research papers conducted as part of the PETRAS House Training the Internet of Things project, hosted at Lancaster University’s Imagination Research Lab, were presented at the 2017 Designing Interactive Systems conference this week. Both projects employ Design Fiction to explore issues around the adoption of IoT technologies in domestic/home-based settings. “Will you need a permit to use your home-made health …

PETRAS IoT Hub represented at IoT Hearing in Brussels

The PETRAS IoT Hubs’ Standards, Governance and Policy research team was invited to a European Parliament hearing, organised by The Greens/EFA. The event with the title “#WannaCry: Lessons learned for Security and Liability in the Internet of Things” was convened by the Members of the European Parliament Jan Philipp Albrecht, Julia Reda and Reinhard Bütikofer. The hearing set out to identify the …

Someone Else’s Problem Fields and the IoT

PETRAS research conducted as part of the Adoption and Acceptability theme was recently presented at the Association for Computing Machinery’s Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. The paper, titled Implications for Adoption, discusses how technology researchers tend to regard integration of the technologies they research into everyday life as someone else’s problem. Whilst there are a large variety of …

Why The Internet of Things Needs Object Orientated Ontology

Last week Sapienza University of Rome played host to the 12th European Academy of Design Conference themed around Design for Next. PETRAS members Prof. Paul Coulton, Joseph Lindley and Rachel Cooper attended the conference to present a paper about PETRAS research based on the world’s first truly smart kettle – Polly. An output from PETRAS’s House Training the Internet of Things  project and feeding into the Adoption …

PETRAS IoT Hub is Growing

Richard Milton is a Research Associate in CASA working on the PETRAS IoT in the Park project. A computer scientist and software engineer, he first joined CASA in 2005 from UCL Computer Science. Prior to this, he worked for the UK Meteorological Office developing real-time weather display systems, before moving to the computer games company, Criterion Software. He is the …

PETRAS IoT Hub is growing

The PETRAS IoT Hub research team is continuing to grow. Dr. Hassan Chizari has joined the Safety and Security (S&S) Stream in February 2017, coming from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) where he worked as a Senior Lecturer. He will be working as part of the S&S stream and lined managed by Prof. Emil Lupu (Imperial College London) on security issues …