Projektpraktikum - Creating Smart Spaces & Workplaces

This PP allows students to create a real world smart space within the iDLab. This includes identifying processes and augmenting these processes with Internet of Things (IoT) devices. This PP is a hands-on experience and requires some coding as well as creativity!
Kick-off meeting: 18.10.2017 13:00-14:00 A119.

Projektpraktikum (PP) Creating Smart Spaces & Workplaces

In Winter Semester 2017-18 we are offering a Projektpraktikum.


Kick-off meeting date: 05th July 2017 12:00 - 13:00, SS2017, A119

Second Kick-off meeting date: 18th October 2017 13:00 - 14:00, A119

If you would like to participate in the PP please email Mr Patrick Nitschke (nitschke at to register your interest. Please include in your email i) your course name and ii) a brief paragraph explaining your interest in this topic.


PP: Overview

IoT Smart Spaces
Vector Sets by Colourbox | tele52

The PP, named Creating Smart Spaces & Workplaces, aims to augment the IDLab of the EIM Research Group with various IoT devices to create a smart space or workplace. After analysing which workflows and processes are carried out in the lab, the participants of the PP can use the IoT equipment of the Enterprise of Things Lab (EoT) and implement the previously identified workflows (E.g. the beamer activates when a specific number of people are in the room, tracking who is using the room and what he is doing there to “learn” their behaviour and augment specific tasks). The PP will be a “Hands-On” experience and the participants will be able to creatively explore and built a smart space.


The tasks to be performed of the PP are as follows:

  1. Identify suitable workflows in the iDLab, which can be augmented by IoT devices and visualise them using a suitable diagramming or scenario method.
  2. Implement the previously identified workflows and augmentation. That is for each workflow/scenario:
    1. develop a demonstrator prototype to show proof of concept
    2. evaluate the prototypes to assess their viability and capability to support everyday work in the iDLab
    3. Prepare a report on the project, both as a WordPress blog and as a written project report.



EoT Lab available IoT devices
Some of the IoT devices available for the PP.