IEEE Workshop Nano-Enabled IoT 2019

CeNSE, IISc Bangalore | 11 – 12 March 2019

We live in a dynamic and ever-changing world. The pace at which things are moving around us is at an all-time high. Having a better sense of our environment can help us understand it better and respond to it more efficiently. The IoT revolution is driven by the idea of an immensely wide network of “sensors”, much like our sense organs, which can sense and communicate information, analyse this information and act on it. Thousands of temperature and pressure sensors spread across the world can enable us to monitor and analyse weather conditions at a global scale, and help us better prepare for adverse events. Sensors placed in large buildings and complexes can help optimise heating and cooling systems for better utilisation of energy and other resources.

Each modern car contains hundreds of sensors, continuously monitoring the state of the engine and the vehicle to make real-time decisions to maximize efficiency, maintain stability and maximise control of the vehicle. Anti-lock braking systems (ABS), cruise control, traction control, airbags, electronic stability program (ESP), among many others, rely on a network of sensors spread across the car continuously communicating with various small “brains” which command actuators on the brakes, the throttle, the wheels, the airbags and the steering wheel to control the car and ensure the safety of the passengers. Self-driving cars today are not only aware of the vehicle, but also its environment. These are just a few examples of how sensors and actuators are used today. Join us at the state-of-the-art Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE) at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore for a two-day workshop on the IoT revolution which aims to introduce one to the world of the Internet of Things (IoT). We have lectures by esteemed faculty, talks by industry experts and demonstrations of some IoT devices developed at the Institute. The workshop also includes hands-on sessions where the participant builds a simple IoT device. Participants also get a tour of the National Nanofabrication Centre (NNFC) and the Micro Nano Characterization Facility (MNCF) which are two of the most advanced laboratories in the nation.