Seminar: Internet of Things

Tutor: Dr. Matteo Zella

Computing and communicating devices become smaller and smaller; they moved from desks to everybody’s pocket; ultimately, they become embedded in the environment that surrounds our everyday life. As this happens, we become capable of monitoring in real-time the evolution of complex physical phenomena, as well as observing and controlling composite industrial processes. We can also instrument objects and scenarios to understand the current situation and smartly react to it. In this way we can realise the vision of the Internet of Things (IoT).

In this seminar, we will learn about the technology on which the IoT is based and the main challenges involved in its adoption. The topics will be including, but not limited to, (a) applications and deployments, (b) programming abstractions and middleware, (c) communication protocols and standards, (d) security, (e) battery and battery-less operation, (f) hardware platforms. Participants can select their preferred topics from the set of available ones.

Based on the number of participants, the seminar will be organized as a set of scientific papers on selected topics, which are distributed by us. The topics are then selected and worked on by participants based on areas of interest. At the end of the seminar, each student writes a scientific survey as well as holds a presentation on the selected topic.

As long as places are still available, it is possible to join the seminar until the end of October. In order to join, it is necessary for the participants to send an email to Matteo Zella ( for the initial registration. You will then be added to the Moodle course, where the procedures and the seminar material will be made available.

This seminar is suitable for students at the bachelor’s level. The students attending this seminar can prepare their material in either English or German, depending on their language preference. Please also note that the maximum number of participants is limited. If you want to join the seminar or have questions, please contact Matteo Zella (