PETRAS research hub announces IoT conference to be held in March 2018

PETRAS research hub announces IoT conference to be held in March 2018

The PETRAS research hub will join forces with IET and IoTUK to hold a conference and exhibition in London on 28th-29th March 2018.

'Living in the Internet of Things: Cybersecurity of the IoT - A PETRAS, IoTUK & IET Event' will take place at IET London: Savoy Place. This inaugural conference will provide insight into how society can benefit from the power of interconnected devices (the IoT) while remaining safe, secure and resilient.

The PETRAS IoT Hub is led by UCL and includes Imperial College London, Lancaster University, University of Oxford, University of Warwick, Cardiff University, University of Edinburgh, University of Southampton, and University of Surrey.

In his Chairman's welcome to the event, the Centre's Professor of e-Research David De Roure said "We are already living in a world of interconnected devices, and as the "Second Digital Revolution" proceeds apace we see exciting opportunities and new challenges. This timely event will provide insight into how society can benefit from the power of IoT while remaining safe, secure and resilient. The conference is distinctive in its sociotechnical scope. With its focus on living in the Internet of Things, it embraces technical disciplines together with the social sciences, to explore critical issues in privacy, ethics, trust, reliability, acceptability, and security".

The event programme will incorporate technical paper presentations as well as exhibition, workshops, seminars and demonstrations.The conference especially welcomes abstracts which reflect experience and emerging practice (deadline 10th November 2017).

Other PETRAS projects are well under way. In July, Professor de Roure chaired a day long workshop on technical and ethical challenges for IoT data sharing at the Centre, with the IoT Observatory (University of Southampton) and the CRACS project (Oxford e-Research Centre and Department of Computer Science). The CRACS project (Cyber Risk Assessment for Coupled Systems) has taken significant steps over the last quarter in identifying the new risks in IoT Coupled Systems.

The purpose of the workshop was to understand perspectives of PETRAS user-partners, policy, standards and governance stream, privacy and trust stream on technical, ethical and policy challenges for data sharing and re-use in the IoT ecosystems.