Scenarios of Internet of Things

Tullio Vardanega
Dept of Mathematics

Lorenzo Vangelista
Dept. of Electronic Engineering

The Internet of Things extends digital connectivity to physical entities and real-world situations, giving rise to extraordinary opportunities to conceive, realize, and deliver value-added services including cognitive and life-support aid, smart appliances, remote monitoring, guidance and control systems. Ph.D. students enrolled in the BMCS program should be familiar with the IoT concept, its foundations for vision and architecture, and its potential impact.

The course will have two parts of 8 hours each, plus a public, collaborative and interactive exam session that adds to the total hour count. The first part, delivered by prof. Vardanega, will illustrate the origin of the IoT concept, and its relation to the Internet that we know. The second part, delivered by prof. Vangelista, will present use scenarios of IoT services and applications, focusing on key use-cases (e.g., Smart Cities, Industry 4.0, e-health) and bringing forward lessons learned in their realization.
Introductory readings
• Brief History of the Internet, Barry M. Leiner, Vinton G. Cerf, David D. Clark, Robert E. Kahn, Leonard Kleinrock, Daniel C. Lynch, Jon Postel, Larry G. Roberts, Stephen Wolff,
• Newbie’s Guide to the IoT, Amanda Brown,

Course requirements 
The course intentionally places no restrictions on the background knowledge of participants.

Exam modality
The exam will take place as part of the lecture hours, as a culmination of the course program. In one of the last lectures, ahead of the exam, all students will be asked to single out examples of innovative applications of IoT technology that catch their interest. The students will then freely group in pairs (or threesomes as the numbers require) with different curricular background, and pick one of the proposed applications for further study of the relevant literature, the use scenarios, the technology requirements, the adoption challenges, and their social implications. At an agreed date, all groups will convene for the final exam, in a public session, and in turn present their findings and discuss them with the other groups and the instructors. The duration of the exam session will not exceed 4 hours and the individual groups' presentations and discussions will be sized to fit in that overall duration.

Course material, enrollment and last-minute notifications
Made available by the teacher at this Moodle address

8 Feb 2022, 10:30-12:30 (Prof Vardanega) (Room 1AD100)
9 Feb 2022, 10:30-12:30 (Prof Vardanega) (Room 1AD100)
10 Feb 2022, 10:30-12:30 (Prof Vardanega) (Room 1AD100)
11 Feb 2022, 10:30-12:30 (Prof Vardanega) (Room2BC60)
15 Feb 2022, 10:30-12:30 (Prof Vangelista) (Room1A150)
16 Feb 2022, 10:30-12:30 (Prof Vangelista)  (Room1A150)
17 Feb 2022, 10:30-12:30 (Prof Vangelista) (Room 1AD100)
18 Feb 2022, 10:30-12:30 (Prof Vangelista) (Room1A150)

Rooms listed in the schedule above, located at the Dept. of Mathematics, via Trieste 63 Padova

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