IEEE workshop on IoT: Sensor Technologies, Applications and Entrepreneurship

Day 1 - Tuesday, 17 October 2017


Technical Program

Time Event
08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:10 Welcome address by Prof. Ahmed Al-Shamma’a, Executive Dean, FET,
Liverpool John Moores Uuniversity (LJMU)
09:10 – 09:20 Sensor City overview, by Ms. Alison Mitchell, Executive Director, Sensor City
09:20 – 09:30 Introduction to the program – Dr. Princy Johnson
09:30 – 10:30 The IoT Landscape – Past, Present and Future, Soumya Kanti Datta, Future Tech Lab
10:30 – 11:00 Tea/Coffee break + Visit to exhibitors
11:00 – 12:00 Keynote by Roberto Minerva, Telecom Italia, Italy
Topic: 5G and its impact on IoT
12:00 – 13:00 Keynote by Luke Walsh, Managing Director, Brainboxes
Topic: IoT and connectivity and a project demonstration
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break + Visit to exhibitors
14:00 – 15:00 Keynote by Michael Walker, Projects Director, AIMES Grid Services Ltd.
Topic: Data Collection, Curation, & RoI
15:00 – 15:15 Tea/Coffee break + Visit to exhibitors
15:15 – 16:15 Short talks by:
  1. Liam Shore, Co-founder, Director, WorpCloud Ltd.
    Topic: Challenges and Joys of an Entrepreneur
  2. Faycal Bouhafs, Department of Computer Science, LJMU
    Topic: Addressing Spectrum congestion in Unlicensed Wireless IoT Networks
  3. Dr. Laura Kelly, Department of Allied Health, LJMU
    Topic: Creating an acceptable product for consumers
16:15 – 17:05 IoT Problem Statements and discussion panel
17:05 – 17:35 Presentation from IEEE (Dr. Keeley Crockett, MMU) /LCR 4.0
(Mr. Anthony Walker, LCR4, LJMU)
17:35 – 18:30 Networking

Day 2 - 18 October 2017

Session Chairs:

Soumya Kanti Dutta, Dr. Princy Johnson, Dr. Chitra Balakrishna, Gopi Garge

Time Event
09:00 – 09:10 Introduction to day two – Dr. Chitra Balakrishna
09:10 – 09:30 Problem Selection & Team Formation
09:30 – 10:30 Ideation, Concept formation and Theme selection
10:30 – 11:00 Tea/Coffee break + Visit to Exhibitors
11:00 – 13:00 Solution building, Discussion & Validation (debugging)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break + Visit to exhibitors
14:00 – 15:30 Packaging: Controls, Functions and Interfaces;
preparation for the pitch
15:30 – 15:45 Tea/coffee break + visit to exhibitors
15:45 – 16:25 Pitch and demo of the prototypes by the teams to the ‘Dragon’s den panel’
16:25 – 17:20 Feedback and experience sharing by individual teams
17:20 – 17:30 Concluding remarks and Vote of thanks