Use and Utility of Open Source ICS/IIoT Simulators – ALIoTT Technical Report

There is a striking increase in the number of Open Source simulators. Their use for simulating functionalities such as security in the industrial domain is also increasing. This can be attributed to constraints attached to using commercial simulators that are making them unattractive, especially for research purposes. Since simulation is critical for effective security in the industrial domain, Open Source …

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 …

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 …