IoT in Action: System Design and Real-life Implementations

As regular objects and devices evolve to connected network elements their remote control becomes a reality. They can be accessed over longer distances and can be used to gather data related to their application and physical locations. With this objective, the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm is proposed, where objects can communicate with one another.

Within the scope of IoT, physical devices can be programmed through the use of software, sensors and network connections. These devices can be used to collect, report and communicate data on vehicles, buildings, farmers’ fields, hospitals and many other places, enabling a wide diversity of applications.

Without a doubt, the main strength of IoT paradigm relies on the possibility of making the end-user’s life easier, and the potential to change user behaviours. Even though the current IoT applications are in their infancy stage, their usage is constantly increasing through the use of embedded systems, smart building, smart transportation and smart energy management systems. In a near-future, the IoT will have a larger impact on our Daily lives due to their hybrid usage with RFID, WiFi and cellular networks. The limit of the offerings by IoT applications that enable smart device designs is merely bounded by the creativity of the system designers.

In this special session, system design and real-life implementations will be considered, focusing on novel design approaches. The difficulties encountered during realizing the target design and the solution proposals will be focused on.

Session Organizers

S. Berna Örs
Istanbul Technical University
Faculty of Electrical-Electronics Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering
34469, Maslak, Istanbul, TURKEY
e-mail: siddika.ors@itu.edu.tr

Güneş Karabulut Kurt
Istanbul Technical University
Faculty of Electrical-Electronics Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering
34469, Maslak, Istanbul, TURKEY
e-mail: gkurt@itu.edu.tr