Forschungspraktikum - Developing IoT Use Cases and Prototypes

In this "Forschungspraktikum" (FP), students have the opportunity to conceptualize, design and develop an IoT use case, including the analysis of the business environment, developing a business case and design brief, selecting appropriate technologies as well as building the necessary smart devices and applications. In four interactive workshops, the students will learn the necessary skills, methods, technologies and approaches to develop their use case.
Information meeting: 25.07.2019 14:30 - 15:00 A119.

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FP: Overview 

The Internet of Things (IoT) is considered as a key driver facilitating the convergence of the digital and the physical world by enabling communication between anything, anywhere at any time. The seamless integration of smart devices, which are capable of sensing, computing, communicating and collaborating creates a new environment in which new ways of living, working and delivering products and services are possible. Domains leveraging these new business opportunities range from agriculture, manufacturing, healthcare and government. New products and services will rely on the global network of interconnected smart devices. It is estimated that by 2025, IoT will yield an annual economic impact of $2.6 trillion to $6.2 trillion. Leveraging the potential business value of this global network requires assessing and overcoming a plethora of technological, societal, economical, political and environmental challenges and issues related to IoT.

In this "Forschungspraktikum" (FP), students have the opportunity to conceptualize, design and develop an IoT use case, including the analysis of the business environment, developing a business case and design brief, selecting appropriate technologies as well as building the necessary smart devices and applications. In four interactive workshops, the students will learn the necessary skills, methods, technologies and approaches to develop their use case.

During the workshops and the FP students will have access to the EoT Lab´s facilities and technology, including lab access, a variety of prototype boards and sensors, a LoraWAN Network, server capacities as well as 3D printers. Since the development of such a use case requires a wide area of skills, we invite students from Computer Science, Computervisualistik, Wirtschaftsinformatik and Information Management to apply and ideally form interdisciplinary teams.

The result of this FP will be an innovative project in the area of IoT, which can potentially be further developed, e.g. in a master thesis.


The FP students will:

  1. Develop an IoT business case in a given IoT Domain.
  2. Develop a design brief for an IoT application that enables the business case.
  3. Develop prototype devices that provide the necessary data for the IoT application.
  4. Analyse the potential risks and future opportunities of the Iot in general and developed the IoT use case in particular.

 

How can I participate in the FP?

Information Meeting

Information Meeting date: 25.07.2019, 14:30-15:00, A119

In this information meeting, we will give a short introduction to the topic and research group as well as discuss general questions about the FP.

Kick-off meeting

Prior to the kick-off meeting, please form a group of 6 to 9 students.  Come to the kick-off meeting as a group. In order to prepare, start thinking about how you would organise your team and get familiar with the topic area.

In the kick-off meeting you will receive more detailed information on the project and related requirements

Kick-off meeting date: 23.10.2019, 13:00-14:00, A119.

More than one group may be invited to the kick-off meeting. Once finally accepted, you will be able register for the FP exam in KLIPS and start with your work.

Application

If you would like to participate in the FP, you must write a group application (6 to 9 students) to Mr. Patrick Nitschke (nitschke at uni-koblenz.de). Please include for each student i) the course name, ii) a brief paragraph explaining the interest in the topic, iii) transcript of records.

Application deadline: 25.10.2019, 17:00.

In order to prepare, start thinking about how you would organise your team and get familiar with the topic area.

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