3rd Internet of Things Day
At the Intersection of Technology and the Built Environment.

Rotterdam, April 9th 2014
About IoT Rotterdam

We believe the IoT should be upgraded/regarded as an IoP; linking objects and people with an emphasis on the human values and involvement.

We believe it is not (only) the technology that should drive further development of the smart city.

We believe that our (build) environment is an essential element in de development and acceptation of an IoP.

We believe it is the individual citizen who should have control and

We believe that only through a broad discussion sufficient acceptation can be achieved concerning a development that concerns everybody.

Our Speakers
Korrie Louwes
City of Rotterdam
Alderman, responsible for Innovation, Participation and Higher Education
Lara Schrijver
University of Antwerp
Professor - Faculty of Design Sciences
Ben van Lier
Director of Strategy
Usman Haque
Founder & CEO
Kas Oosterhuis
Hyperbody TU Delft
Director / Head of program
Frans Vogelaar
Hybrid Space Lab
Rob van Kranenburg
Wilfried van Aubel
Zero Point
Independent Researcher
Liam Bannon
Interaction Design Center - University of Limerick
Alexey Andrushevich
Main Stage

9.00 – Doors Open

9.30 – Welcome by Martin Spindler

9.35 – Opening Keynote - Korrie Louwes

10.00 – Introduction - Martin Pot

10.10 – Co-creating the Internet of Things as Cybersyn 2.0 - Rob van Kranenburg

10.30 – Internet of things. Questions concerning information and society - Ben van Lier

10.50 – Discussion

11.30 – IoT & Education - Alexey Andrushevich

11.45 – Hyperbody Lab Project - Kas Oosterhuis

12.00 – Human-Centred Design: Re-allocating the Smarts? - Liam Bannon

12.30 – Discussion

13.00 – Lunch

14.00 – Hybridnet and Industry 4.0 – Frans Vogelaar (livestream from Metropolitan Solutions, Hanover)

14.30 – IoT and I, or what's left of it? - Wilfried van Aubel

15.00 – Discussion

15.30 – Networked Environments - Lara Schrijver

16.00 – Smart City - Usman Haque

16.30 – Discussion

17.00 – Wrap-Up and Closing

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Hackday – Data of the Crowds

"Enrich the experience of the city in an application for a personal wearable device that contributes to and interact with (Rotterdam) Open Data."

For the last couple of years we've seen more and more devices pop up with the ability to connect to the Internet, either directly, or tethered via your phone such as the Pebble Watch or Google Glass. This connectivity, combined with a myriad of sensor technologies in our devices, allows us to gather and recombine data in new and exiting ways. Moreover, technologies such as Google Glass allow us to map this data on a 'layer' between the user and its environment.

Another recent development, also entangled in the complex networks of present day connectivity, is the emergence of open data. Data in the public domain virtually allows anyone to experiment with the data to gain new insights or develop new applications and services.

The developments in the Internet of Things and Open Data pave the way towards new semi-autonomous services, focussing on relevancy and realtime interactions within the user's context. Although most of the time, the data flows from the service to the user in order to provide relevant actions and information, another way of approaching the design of these services is by inverting a part of the traditional data flow. Imagine a personal wearable device which returns implicitly or explicitly gathered user data to the public data domain, through which we might gain additional insights into social or practical problems. Additionally, the service might be able to use this reciprocal exchange of data to further increase the relevancy of the service.

The challenge

In short, the challenge for this Hackathon consists of the development of a 'Personal API', where, instead of developing a service based on data in the open domain, the service adds data to the open domain. This Personal API can, in turn, be used in other applications and services. Think of it as a "data of the crowds".

For example, propellerhealth.com offers a small device which can be attached to an inhaler. When the inhaler is user the Propeller device sends time and location data to their servers. The service then determines the areas with an increased risk on asthma attacks, based on the data collected through the implicit use of an inhaler.

  • http://open.sen.se/
  • https://thingspeak.com
  • http://propellerhealth.com
  • http://senseable.mit.edu/livesingapore/index.html
  • http://senseable.mit.edu/copenhagenwheel/
  • http://smartcitizen.me/

Keywords: big data, contextual computing, internet of things, machine learning, open data, personal API, situational software, wearables.

Programme (not definite yet)

09.00 opening, short talks on cases, datasets and challenge
09.30 - 18.30 hacking
12.00 - 13.00 lunch is served
17.30 - 18.30 small meal is served
19.00 - 19.45 pitches
19.45 - 20.10 jury deliberations
20.10 - 20.20 prizegiving
20.20 - 20.30 wrap-up


Individuals and teams (max. 4 members) can register at the event page

The Hackday is organised by the University of Applied Arts Rotterdam and Labs.info.nl.

Our Partners
We are happy about our amazing partners, who believe in the vision of this event. If your organization wants to sponsor Internet of Things Day Rotterdam, please get in touch.
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