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BUILDING THE INTERNET OF THINGS: from vision to business opportunities
Module designed and coordinated by Carlo Maria Medaglia, Professor, University of Rome "Sapienza" Italy).

Dates & Location:
2 days - September 22-23, 2009, Sophia-Antipolis (French Riviera)

Who should attend?
Engineers, Project managers, Technical managers of System Integrators, Service Providers, Telecoms Operators... as well as Security, RFID, Standardization Experts.

What will you learn?
This module will deal with the following topics: key technologies and standards, architecture and developments, applications & services, market issues and forecasts, overview of major IoT deployments, future IoT challenges.
By participating in this training you will acquire in-depth knowledge on the challenges and latest advances of the IoT as an operational network infrastructure, with the final aim to leverage successfully the IoT in your activity.

Key topics:
Communicating objects - RFID - standards - architectures - industrial overview


The Internet of things becomes reality!
Its integration and its mastering will soon be an essential competitiveness and differentiating factor for companies and organizations. Our work will defi ne the key characteristics of the IoT as a global network infrastructure, linking physical and virtual objects through the exploitation of data capture and communications capabilities. This infrastructure includes existing and evolving Internet and network developments.
It will offer specifi c object-identifi cation, sensor and connection capability as the basis for the development of independent federated services and applications. These will be characterized by a high degree of autonomous data capture, event transfer, network connectivity and interoperability.


DAY 1: September 22nd, 2009

9.30 am - 12.30 am
Strategic vision on IoT Key features and services of the future integrating communicating objects (RFID, captors/sensors...) - Part I: Features and architecture
Carlo Maria Medaglia, Professor, University of Rome "Sapienza"
(KeyNote Speaker Peter Friess - European Commission) to be confirmed (tbc)

2.00 pm - 3.30 pm

Strategic vision on IoT Key features and services of the future integrating communicating objects (RFID, captors/sensors...) - Part II: Services and technological issues/ enablers
Alessandro Serbanati, IOT Project Manager,  RFID Lab, University of Rome "Sapienza"

4.00 pm - 5.30 pm
The IOT as a New Business Opportunity: The WideTAG Case Study
Leandro Agro, Co - Founder, WideTAG

DAY 2: September 23rd, 2009

9.00 am - 10.30 am
Patrick Guillemin, Strategy & New Initiatives Director/Cluster of European Research Projects on IoT Coordinator, ETSI (tbc)

11.00 am - 12.30 am

Technology Challenges (miniaturization, nanotechnologies, numbering naming addressing spectrum energy communication protocols standards...)
Componets Challenges (smart products-appliances, wireless sensor networks, intelligent devices, ambient intelligence)
Alessandro Bassi, Researcher, Hitachi Europe SAS

2.00 pm - 3.30 pm

Governance Challenges (scalability, (de-)centralisation, privacy, security and data protection, EMF, )
Michael Hutter, Professor, TU GRAZ

4.00 pm - 5.30 pm

System Challenges (system of systems, interoperability, mobility and nomadic support, self properties, pervasiveness, accessibility…)
Business Challenges (market analysis, stakeholders, customers, value proposition, business models...)
Marco Sgroi, Berkeley WSN Lab

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