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Blockchain for IoT: Applications and Challenges


on 02-07-2024

... The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of physical devices and other objects embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity, which enables these objects to collect and exchange data. It is expected that 25 billion objects will be connected to the internet in 2025 through IoT-based solutions, which will generate a huge amount of data, around 4.4 trillion gigabytes, by 2025. The IoT-connected objects will interact with their delayed environments to sense, collect, and forward the measured data. it is very important to ensure IoT solutions are deployed in trusted distributed environments to provide features such as seamless authentication, data privacy, security, robustness against attacks, easy deployment, and self-maintenance. Blockchain is an emerging technology that will help to provide confidence in implementing the aforementioned characteristics for any IoT-based solution.

In this IEEE distinguished lecture, the keynote speaker Nader Nasser, will address the evolution of IoT in different fields, followed by real examples that present data growth. Then, he will present the connection between IoT & blockchain and the necessary components to develop an efficient framework.

This lecture will take place on July 1, 2024, at 11:15 am, at Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã (Amphitheatre 08.01, Faculty of Engineering, UBI). A second lecture will be on July 2, at 14:30, at INESC-TEC, Faculty of Engineering of Porto (Auditorium A).


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IT@Ciência Viva Labs 2024


on 01-07-2024

... Instituto de Telecomunicações participates in the 28th Edition of Ciência Viva Labs.

Building on the great success of previous editions, IT will be hosting three workshops in July 2024, designed specifically for young high school students (9º, 10º, 11º, and 12º).

This is a fantastic opportunity to explore cutting-edge technologies and gain knowledge in the fields of Antennas and Propagation, Telecommunications, and Biomedical Engineering.

Participants will be introduced to the fascinating world of ICT, including 5G technology, artificial intelligence, and biosignals. They will also have the chance to assemble basic electronics kits and participate in visits to labs, museums, start-ups, and the Data Center of Covilhã.

Lab ID 5126 - Introduction to Telecommunications (INTELE)
Promoted by Professor António Topa (IT - IST)

Lab ID 5124 - Introduction to Biosignals (INBIO)
Promoted by Professor Hugo Silva (IT - IST)

Lab ID 5123 - Introduction to Electronics and 5G Communications (IEC - 5G)
Promoted by Professor Fernando Velez (IT - UBI)


Discover more and register here (search "Instituto de Telecomunicações"): https://www.cienciaviva.pt/ciencia-viva-no-laboratorio/estagios/2024/index.php

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