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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 …

3D printed gnome, painted bright colours, within a glass case, in front of a graffiti art wall

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 …

News Letter: August

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

Voice Control for IoT Objects

As part of our project on House Training the Internet of Things which contributes to the acceptability and adoption stream of PETRAS we have been considering the use of voice interfaces as the medium through which users’ accesses Internet of Things devices.  In particular, we are interested in a range of scenarios in which conversations with objects might occur these …

Photo from SENTH workshop.

Securing Health IoT: PETRAS IoT Research Hub Workshop

On Thursday, 29th June 2017, the Security and New Threats in Healthcare (SeNTH) project hosted a second security workshop on Internet-of-Things (IoT) for healthcare. The event took place at Imperial College London’s South Kensington campus. Researchers from academia, industry, and the National Health Service (NHS) presented their findings at the full day workshop. The workshop provided opportunities for the different …

Picture of attendees at IoT Observatory workshop

IoT Observatory Workshop on Technical and Ethical Challenges of Secure Data Sharing

On July 24, 2017, the IoT Observatory based at University of Southampton and the CRACS project based at Oxford e-Research Centre hosted a day long workshop on technical and ethical challenges for IoT data sharing at the Oxford e-Research Centre. The purpose of the workshop was to understand perspectives of PETRAS user-partners, policy, standards and governance stream, privacy and trust …