Faculty Development Programme on Internet of Things

28th January 2017

A Faculty Development Programme on the ‘Internet of Things’ was organised by the Department of Information Technology on 28th January 2017.  The event was conducted by Shri Syam Madanapalli, Global Head, IoT Delivery , Dell, Bangalore

The programme aimed at providing an opportunity for participants to enrich their knowledge and skills in developing various solutions for engineering problems in society. The FDP served as a platform for research scholars, faculty, engineers and students to interact on cutting edge technologies in IoT.

The Internet of Things (IoT) has evolved from the convergence of wireless technologies, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and the Internet. By connecting ‘things’ in the real world, such as cars, buildings, and industrial equipment, IoT promises to revolutionise how we live and work. The IoT market is likely to experience around 28% year-on-year growth, rising to 5.4 billion connections across the globe by 2020, counting cellular, fixed line, satellite and short range wireless connections, up from 1.2 billion devices in the year 2014.

The FDP was conducted in four sessions.

Session 1: Introduction to Internet of Things
Session 2: Technology for IoT
Session 3: Architecture, Cellular Networks and Security  for IoT
Session 4: New IEEE Roof Computing standard, the IEEE P1931.1 for IoT

The session started on Introduction to Internet of Things where the speaker discussed about the working of IoT.  He also explained the technologies used in the IoT – CoAP and MQTT.     He briefed about the TCP/IP architecture and protocol stack for IoT during the third session.  He enlightened the audience with the IEEE standard 802.15.4 6LowPAN. 

The speaker explained the cellular networks for the IoT – LPWAN and NBIoT.  He discussed about IoT Security and new IEEE Roof Computing standard, the IEEE P1931.1 for IoT. Roof is a federated networking and computational paradigm for the Internet of Things (IoT) that is always available for real time onsite operations facilitation including next-hop connectivity for the Things, realtime context building and decision triggers, providing efficient data connectivity to the Cloud/Service providers, and always-on security. The Roof will be implemented as a software platform on various devices that proxy the Things and their IoT services to the rest of the world including but not limited to mobile phones, home routers, gateways, personal computers, servers and other computing platforms as appropriate.