Lisbon, Portugal

IoT and Blockchain for Smart Cities

when 3 February 2020 - 7 February 2020
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 150

This year, ISTAR – IUL hosts a Winter School, which focuses on “Internet of Things and Blockchain for Smart Cities” at ISCTE, Lisbon. While bringing together a multidisciplinary team (computer sciences, architecture and sociology), the Winter School offers the possibility to explore IoT in the context of smart cities and the emerging Distributed Ledger Technology.
The IoT has been a growing field of research as humans and equipment are connected and embedded with smart technology. Distributed Ledger Technology, which is a system to track billions of IoT connected devices and the transactions between them, has been gaining momentum in areas beyond its cryptocurrency origins. This decentralized movement prevents single points of failure and increases trust, hence allowing more reliable and resilient systems. Blockchain (BC) technology can bring transparent traceability to the IoT devices.

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Target group

Students and practitioner from computer sciences, architecture and sociology who are interested in IoT and BC

Course aim

The objective of this Winter School is to introduce participants to emergent computing paradigms, technologies, services and business models associated with Blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT) for Smart Cities.
It also provides an overview of future trends and ongoing research in these new and fast-growing areas:
_ Study the principles, research problems and applications of device, software and user mobility regarding IoT and Blockchains;
_ Acquire experience with IoT Blockchain technologies and operating systems;
_ Help participants to develop self-study skills so that they can keep up with the rapidly changing technologies, tools and techniques in this knowledge area

Credits info

Registration has two options: Registration without ECTS and Registration with ECTS

Fee info

EUR 150: Early Bird (There are different fees for students, ISCTE students and ALUMNI)
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EUR 250: Late (There are different fees for students, ISCTE students and ALUMNI)
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