Internet of Things Context and Challenges

Thursday 23 February 2017

12.30pm - 2.00pm

Room 1026, Old College Building, Bell Street, Dundee, DD1 1HG

Free to attend for BCS members and non-members. Buffet lunch will be provided, places are strictly limited to 25 so booking required.

Organised by BCS Tayside & Fife Branch, in association with the BCS Green IT Specialist Group


The BCS Green IT Specialist Group is taking forward an initiative to raise awareness of the Internet of Things and the issues this new technology raises. Last year it developed a demonstrator for the IoT using simple and cheap technologies including sensors and Arduino and Raspberry PI processors, typically available through retail outlets such as Maplin. We have now worked with a small team at Leeds Beckett University to produce a 45 min video of that demonstrator and to explore the wider context and challenges presented by the IoT.

The session will provide some background on IoT and then run the video and lead a discussion about IoT its impacts, opportunities and challenges. Also a summary will be provided of the government Digital Catapult study around the policy issues IoT raises for the UK eg privacy, dependency.

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