Joint ICTP-IAEA School on LoRa Enabled Radiation and Environmental Monitoring Sensors

ICTP, Trieste - Italy

April 23 - May 11, 2018

Venue

The workshop will be held at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy. The Scientific Fabrication Laboratory (SciFabLab) is housed in the Fermi Building on the ICTP campus.

IoT and LoRa

LoRa is a long range, low power networking solution recently developed for the Internet of Things (IoT). In the workshop we will learn about the underlying technology and protocols and we will develop scientific instrumentation with LoRa chips. The power of the technology to rely on long distance, low power (battery or rechargeable/ renewable) technologies is of considerable interest to the environmental monitoring of cities and agricultural environments.

Hands-on

Learners grasp new ideas and principles better when they are presented “here and now.” Many new concepts can be explained through concrete examples and hands-on experience. The combination of “learning-by-doing” and problem-based learning is an extremely potent method.


A little about IoT


Today computers—and, therefore, the Internet—are almost wholly dependent on human beings to input information. If we had computers that knew everything needed about things—using data they gathered without any help from us—we would be able to track and count everything, and greatly reduce waste, loss and cost. We would know when things required replacing, repairing or recalling, and whether they were fresh or past their best. This new technology is called Internet of Things (IoT) and has the potential to change the world, just as the Internet did. Maybe even more so.

Applications of Internet of Things can greatly benefit populations in Developing Countries: food safety can be checked, water quality can be monitored, landslides can be detected and mosquitoes can be counted in cities in real time. Our workshop will provide a complete introduction to the Internet of Things with a special focus on applications that are relevant to Developing Countries, adopting a problem-solving methodology.

WORKSHOP'S SCHEDULE


To achieve real change, we have to expand boundaries.
This is why we will mix academic rigor with hands-on experimentation.



Monday April 23rd



Morning session

8:30-10:30 Registration, Administrative and Financial formalities.
All financially supported participants lodging at ICTP Guesthouses should reach the Operations and Travel Unit at the Enrico Fermi Building in order to fulfill all financial procedures. Please bring with you passport and travel receipts.
Registration at SciFabLab: only for participants lodging outside ICTP premises and faculty.

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-11:00 Welcome to the Workshop
Iain Darby (IAEA), Maria Liz Crespo (ICTP) and Marco Zennaro (ICTP)

11:00-11:30 Welcome to the FabLab
Enrique Canessa and Carlo Fonda, ICTP

11:30-12:30 Introduction to IoT
Marco Zennaro, ICTP

12:30-14:00 Lunch

Afternoon Session

14:00-16:00 Introduction to Python
Jacopo Rigosa, SISSA

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-18:00 Python Lab
Jacopo Rigosa, SISSA

Tuesday April 24th



Morning session

9:00-10:00 Introduction to Radiation Monitoring
Iain Darby, IAEA

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-11:30 Introduction to Radiation Monitoring
Iain Darby, IAEA

11:30-12:30 Python Lab
Jacopo Rigosa,SISSA

12:30-14:00 Lunch

Afternoon Session

14:00-16:00 Particles and Detectors
Fulvio Tessarotto, INFN

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-18:00 Python Lab
Jacopo Rigosa, SISSA

Wednesday April 25th



Morning session

9:00-10:00 Characterization of Radiation sensors
Iain Darby, IAEA

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-12:30 Introduction to Telecommunications
Ermanno Pietrosemoli, ICTP

12:30-14:00 Lunch

Afternoon Session

14:00-16:00 Python Lab
Jacopo Rigosa,SISSA

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-18:00 Python Lab
Jacopo Rigosa,SISSA

Thursday April 26th



Morning session

9:00-10:30 PCB prototyping with KiCad EDA tools
Julio Daniel Dondo Gazzano, UCLM

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-12:30 Schematic, Printed Circuit Board and PCB footprint editors
Julio Daniel Dondo Gazzano, UCLM

12:30-14:00 Lunch

Afternoon Session

14:00-16:00 Examples, schematic generation, footprint edition and PCB creation
Julio Daniel Dondo Gazzano, UCLM

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-18:00 FreeRouting and Netbean tools installation, uses and examples
Julio Daniel Dondo Gazzano, UCLM

Friday April 27th



Morning session

9:00-10:00 Radio Link Planning
Marco Zennaro, ICTP

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-12:30 Security, Privacy and Ethics of IoT
Robin Wilton, ISOC

12:30-14:00 Lunch

Afternoon Session

14:00-16:00 Intro to 3D printing and its role in IoT
Carlo Fonda, ICTP

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-17:30 Summary of the week
Marco Zennaro, ICTP

Monday April 30th



Morning session

9:00-10:00 Introduction to LoRaWAN
Jerome Demay, Semtech

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-11:30 Introduction to LoRaWAN
Jerome Demay, Semtech

11:30-12:30 LoRaWAN Academy
Jerome Demay, Semtech

12:30-14:00 Lunch

Afternoon Session

14:00-16:00 Why microPython?
Marco Zennaro, ICTP

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-18:00 Setting up the environment for Pycom devices
Marco Zennaro, ICTP

Tuesday May 1st



Morning session

9:00-10:00 Wireless options for IoT
Ermanno Pietrosemoli, ICTP

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-12:30 microPython Lab
Marco Zennaro, ICTP

12:30-14:00 Lunch

Afternoon Session

14:00-16:00 microPython Lab
Marco Zennaro, ICTP

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-18:00 microPython Lab
Marco Zennaro, ICTP

Wednesday May 2nd



Morning session

9:00-10:00 microPython Lab
Marco Zennaro, ICTP

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-11:30 microPython Lab
Marco Zennaro, ICTP

11:30-12:30 FPGA-based IoT
Maria Liz Crespo, ICTP

12:30-14:00 Lunch

Afternoon Session

14:00-16:00 microPython Lab
Marco Zennaro, ICTP

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-18:00 microPython Lab
Marco Zennaro, ICTP

Thursday May 3rd



Morning session

9:00-10:00 Intro to REST and MQTT
Pietro Manzoni, Universitat Politècnica De Valéncia

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-11:30 Intro to REST and MQTT
Pietro Manzoni, Universitat Politècnica De Valéncia

11:30-12:30 microPython Lab
Marco Zennaro, ICTP

12:30-14:00 Lunch

Afternoon Session

14:00-16:00 Introduction to TheThingsNetwork
Luka Mustafa, IRNAS

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-18:00 Setting up a TTN Gateway
Luka Mustafa, IRNAS

Friday May 4th



Morning session

9:00-10:00 Environmental monitoring and LoRaWAN
Luka Mustafa, IRNAS

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-12:30 MQTT Lab
Pietro Manzoni, Universitat Politècnica De Valéncia

12:30-14:00 Lunch

Afternoon Session

14:00-16:00 Measuring LoRaWAN coverage with Drones and on foot
Luka Mustafa, IRNAS

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-17:30 Summary of the week
Marco Zennaro, ICTP

Monday May 7th



Morning session

9:00-10:00 Using INFLUX for IoT projects
David Simmons, INFLUX

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-11:30 Using INFLUX for IoT projects
David Simmons, INFLUX

11:30-12:30 Designing the IAEA Radiation Shield
Nikola Jovalekic, University of Belgrade and ICTP-IAEA Step Student

12:30-14:00 Lunch

Afternoon Session

14:00-16:00 IAEA Radiation Shield deployment
Nikola Jovalekic, University of Belgrade and ICTP-IAEA Step Student

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-18:00 IAEA Radiation Shield deployment
Nikola Jovalekic, University of Belgrade and ICTP-IAEA Step Student

Tuesday May 8th



Morning session

9:00-10:00 Introduction to Data Analytics
Franck Albinet

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-11:30 Introduction to Data Analytics
Franck Albinet

11:30-12:30 Powering and Solar Energy
Ermanno Pietrosemoli, ICTP

12:30-14:00 Lunch

Afternoon Session

14:00-16:00 Data Analytics with Python Lab
Franck Albinet

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-18:00 Data Analytics with Python Lab
Franck Albinet

Wednesday May 9th



Morning session

9:00-10:00 From Atoms to Bits: intro to sensors
Ahmet Onat, Sabanci University

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-11:30 From Atoms to Bits: intro to sensors
Ahmet Onat, Sabanci University

11:30-12:30 INFLUX Demo
David Simmons, INFLUX

12:30-14:00 Lunch

Afternoon Session

14:00-15:00 IoT projects at Inveneo
Bob Marsh, Inveneo

15:00-16:00 Case studies presentations

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-18:00 Case studies presentations

Thursday May 10th



Morning session

9:00-10:00 Secure communication over MQTT
Ahmet Onat, Sabanci University

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-12:30 Data mapping and visualization
Franck Albinet

12:30-14:00 Lunch

Afternoon Session

14:00-16:00 Case studies presentations

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-18:00 Case studies presentations

Friday May 11th



Morning session: IoT and Capacity Building

9:00-10:00 ITU-D Activities in IoT
Mike Nxele, ITU (TBC)

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-11:30 TBC
TBC

11:30-12:30 Group Discussion

Afternoon Session

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30 Closing Ceremony and Diplomas

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

Pictures and List of Participants



Pictures taken during the workshop are on Google Photos.

The Group Photo can be downloaded here.

The List of Participants can be downloaded here.


MEET OUR AWESOME TEAM





Marco Zennaro

Marco is a Research Officer at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics. His research interest is in the use of WSN for Development. He holds a PhD from KTH-The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.


Iain Darby

Iain is the Head of the Nuclear Science and Instrumentation Laboratory (NSIL) at IAEA Seibersdorf Laboratories in Vienna. He holds a PhD in Nuclear Physics from University of Liverpool.


Maria Liz Crespo

Maria Liz is a Research Officer at the ICTP. Her research interest is in reconfigurable instrumentation based on programmable SoC for particle detectors and related applications. She completed her PhD at the ICTP-INFN MLAB working in the development of a DSP-FPGA based data acquisition and processing system for the 83000-channel RICH detector of COMPASS experiment at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.


Franck Albinet

Franck is a Geographical Information System and Data analyst who has been providing for the last decade support to emergency responses in various areas including Humanitarian and Nuclear Emergency.


Ermanno Pietrosemoli

A graduate from Stanford, Ermanno has been a professor in Telecommunications at University de Los Andes in Venezuela. He is now a researcher at ICTP. He holds the world record for the longest WiFi Link: 383 km.


Pietro Manzoni

Pietro Manzoni is a Professor of Computer Networks at the “Universitat Politècnica de València”, Spain. His research activity is related to Networking and Mobile Systems and applied to Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), Opportunistic Networking for Smart Cities and the Internet of Things, and Community Networks. He is a senior member of the IEEE.


Jerome Demay

Jerome is senior RF (radio-frequency) Application Engineer at Semtech Corporation, for RF transceivers and connected object makers in Europe, Middle East and Africa. He has an experience of 20 years in RF/Analog/Digital wireless systems design within top-notch semiconductor companies (Texas Instruments, Broadcom) as well as mobile phone companies (Nokia, Sagem,…). He holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Polytech'Nantes, France.


Marco Rainone

Marco has been a collaborator of the ICTP Wireless Lab since 2014. He is a freelance technical consultant since 2003, in the areas of embedded and mobile systems, integration of embedded systems in industrial automations and test systems, remote monitoring of systems for maintenance management, development of communication drivers for specialized hardware equipment.
He developed the software used in the TVWS Analyzer which has spectrum data from 30 different countries.


Luka Mustafa

Luka is Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow and working full-time on KORUZA development as well as pursuing a PhD at University College London (UCL) in the EE ONG group. He actively pursuits the development of new and efficient systems by re-purposing mass-produced components and equipment and contributes to several open-hardware and electronics projects worldwide.


Sebastian Büttrich

Sebastian is a Research Lab Manager at the IT University of Copenhagen, Network Developer and Trainer for the Network Startup Resource Center NSRC, works with data from sensor to backend, embedded/pervasive systems, wireless technology, open source / free software and solar energy to build networks, systems, skills and capacity.


Julio Dondo Gazzano

Julio is a Professor at the “Escuela Superior de Informática- Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha”, Spain and researcher in the Computers Architecture and Networks group (ARCO-UCLM). His research activity is related to Reconfigurable Hardware, Embedded Systems and applied to design of complex heterogeneous (hardware-software) systems. He holds a Ph.D Degree from University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.


Robin Wilton

Robin is Technical Outreach Director for Identity and Privacy at the Internet Society. His work on trust, privacy and ethical data handling explores the intersection of technology, policy and user agency. Robin is also a board member of the Kantara Initiative, an identity assurance scheme operator and incubator of trust solutions. He has published papers on ethical data handling in the Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society (JICES) and Springer-Nature.


Carlo Fonda

Carlo works for the ICTP-SDU. His interests include, among others, computer programming, rich-media and webcasting for science, use of mobile devices for education, and also 3D printing. He is co-founder of the ICTP SciFabLab.


Nikola Jovalekic

Nikola is an electronics hardware design engineer with 10-year industrial experience. He has been involved in a number of projects in different areas: high-speed digital design, mixed-signal design, RF hardware design and power supply design. Currently, he is pursuing his PhD in LoRa based wireless systems


Jacopo Rigosa

Jacopo is a post-doc at the International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA). His background focus on signal processing and data analysis applied to system neuroscience and neural prosthetics. He holds a Ph.D. in neural engineering from Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (SSSA)


Alberto Sartori

Alberto is a post-doc at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA). His research interest is the development of numerical techniques related to High Performance Computing. He holds a PhD in Energy and Nuclear Science and Technology from Politecnico di Milano, Italy.


Ahmet Onat

Ahmet is a faculty member at Sabanci University in Istanbul. Current areas of research are reinforcement learning of dynamic systems, design of linear motors and real-time systems. He has been working on embedded systems hardware and firmware since designing and building his first computer in 1989, and these days is working on hardware development of IoT nodes.



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