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1st International Symposium on Sensing and Instrumentation in IoT Era – ISSI 2018

on 06-09-2018

... ISSI 2018
Shanghai, China, 6-7 September

Paper Submission Deadline: June 01, 2018

Coming September 6-7, the Shanghai Maritime University in cooperate with the IEEE Instrumentation Measurement Society, Shanghai Computer Society, Instituto Universitário deLisboa and Instituto de Telecomunicações will be co-organizing the 1st International Symposium on Sensing and Instrumentation in IoT Era – ISSI 2018.
The meeting is highly technical aiming to provide a place of presentation of sound engineering and imaginative research considering the key role sensors and instrumentation are playing for Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.
The main topics will cover issues such as the sensors networks, smart instrumentation, energy harvestings, remote monitoring, asset management, interoperability, M2M communication, bandwidth communication, gateway architectures, block chains technologies, cloud and edge computing, data analytics, security track, open source IoT technologies, IoT technologies evaluation.
This scientific event provides networking opportunities and information sharing for deployment and implementation of best practice and standards for IoT technologies for transportation, logistic, farming, healthcare, industry 4.0.
The symposium allows presentation of new and original research related IoT and promotes the developments of smart and intelligent systems for smart city, smart ports, smart transportation, and smart healthcare.
The event will be held at the Shanghai Grand Trust Purple Mountain Hotel, located in the Lujiazui Financial and Trade zone in Shanghai, China.
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Seeing earthquakes and distributing entanglement on the international telecoms network

on 17-07-2018

... André Xuereb, University of Malta

Date & Time: Thursday, July 17, 15:00
Location: Room P9, Mathematics Building, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon


Detecting ocean-floor seismic activity is crucial for our understanding of the interior structure and dynamic behaviour of the Earth. However, 70% of the planet’s surface is covered by water and seismometers coverage is limited to a handful of permanent ocean bottom stations.

In the first part of this talk I discuss our recent results [1], where we showed that existing telecommunication optical fibre cables can detect seismic events when combined with state-of-the-art frequency metrology techniques by using the fibre itself as the sensing element. We detected earthquakes over terrestrial and submarine links with length ranging from 75 to 535 km and a geographical distance from the earthquake's epicentre ranging from 25 to 18,500 km. Implementing a global seismic network for real-time detection of underwater earthquakes requires applying the proposed technique to the existing extensive submarine optical fibre network.

In the second part of the talk I will discuss briefly how we distributed entanglement between Malta and Sicily [2] over the telecommunications network using polarisation-entangled photon pairs.

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