Internet of Things project workshop for industry and government partners

Internet of Things project workshop for industry and government partners

Centre Director Professor David De Roure gave a talk this week at an event in London for the PETRAS project (Privacy, Ethics, Trust, Reliability, Acceptability and Security for the Internet of Things).

The EPSRC-funded project, announced in January, aims to improve understanding of how safety, trust and privacy factors influence the adoption of the Internet of Things, via an integrated social science and engineering approach. Project members aim to influence standards that facilitate interoperability and opening to new market entrants and inform policy options that are responsive to technological change whilst balancing potential benefits and harms. The PETRAS consortium of nine leading universities, led by UCL, will work together over the next three years to explore these critical issues - Oxford and Warwick universities will be leading on privacy and trust.

The PETRAS Hub's User and Research Workshop on 12 May at The IET London: Savoy Place was attended by a range of industry partners and government stakeholders. Professor De Roure presented on Cyber Risk Assessment for Coupled Systems, and Mariarosaria Taddeo of the Internet Institute gave talks addressing ethics, trust, and privacy.