Milan, Italy

IoT and Digital Interactive Smart Spaces

when 10 July 2023 - 21 July 2023
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 1150

Thanks to the advances of Internet of Things (IoT), the increasingly low cost of sensors and actuators, the improved network connectivity, the availability of software components and tools to support application development, our environment is increasingly enriched with digital devices that waive themselves into the fabric of our physical space and objects.

Forecasts suggest that by 2030 around 50 billions of IoT devices will be in use around the world, creating a massive web of interconnected 'things' that are making our spaces 'smart', i.e., responsive and adaptive to the user’s behavior and to the change of environmental properties, enabling new interactive applications that exploit multiple paradigms of interaction and empower users and the quality of their life in many different domains, from health/wellbeing to education, work, entertainment, and tourism/cultural heritage.

Target group

The Summer School is open to young professionals as well as Bachelor, Master or PhD students, who want to deep-dive in emerging digital technologies and learn how to turn these technologies into business. This will enable them to become innovators in the field of Digital Interactive Smart Spaces, as designers/developers/project managers in start-ups or larger companies.

As the programme has a focus on business innovation and entrepreneurship, there is no need to have specific technical backgrounds or any coding knowledge to join our Summer School.

Course aim

This Summer School addresses the challenges of this scenario from a technological, methodological, societal, and business perspective. It provides a comprehensive view of all aspects related to Smart Spaces: technologies for Smart Spaces development (hardware devices, middlewares, communication architectures, software frameworks); interaction paradigms (e.g., gestures, touch, eye gaze, voice, tangible manipulation), and UX evaluation methods; application domains (e.g., home/work automation, automotive, culture, health, and well-being, education, entertainment); business challenges and entrepreneurship opportunities; ethical, sociological and psychological aspects of Smart Spaces.

Credits info

4 EC
Acceptance of transfer credit is always a decision of receiving institutions.

Fee info

EUR 1150: The Early Bird fee is available until April 15.
EUR 1350: Standard fee