Best Practices for involving communities in European IoT projects


One of the crucial points for the success of European Projects is the adoption of technologies and frameworks. While there are dedicated resources for dissemination activities (including mostly participation in exhibitions, conferences and workshops, as well as the deployment of diverse Pilots), it is quite often that Projects fail to create a sustainable community of stakeholders (end users, businesses, entrepreneurs, etc.) that uses, maintains and improves the outcomes of the Projects.
On the other hand, communities and IoT are two notions tightly bound to each other. Thanks to open source hardware and software and the communities of makers and DIYers we have seen the biggest exploitation of IoT technologies in building both open source and commercial projects in the domains of home automation, eHealth and the QuantifiedSelf and the Smart Cities.
This session aims into bringing together community building and dissemination experts of IoT Projects for discussing the best strategies in actively involving communities in the evaluation and adoption of European Projects.

You are kindly invited to express your input about the community participation in IoT projects using the following form.


Victoria Moreno Cano, Universidad de Murcia (confirmed)

Suzana Nascimento, IPSC | JRC-EC (confirmed)

Francesca Bria, Nesta (confirmed)

Main Speaker:

Charalampos Doukas

Charalampos Doukas is a senior researcher in CREATE-NET, Trento, Italy and works on IoT projects as well as on promoting IoT technologies to communities of makers and developers. His main research interests include wireless sensors and data transmission over heterogeneous networks, pervasive computing, multimedia transmission, data classification and applications for the Internet of Things. He has published more than 50 research papers in international scientific conferences, 17 journal papers and 7 book chapters. He is also the author of "Building the Internet of Things with the Arduino".
He is an associate member of IEEE, member of IEEE EMBS Society and peer reviewer in scientific journals like the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (former Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine) and IEEE Transactions in Medical Imaging. His research work has been cited over 150 times (h index = 8) in the scientific literature and in the past he has participated in a number of National and European Research Projects. He joined CREATE-NET in March 2013 as a member of FraME research area and technical manager of COMPOSE EU Project.


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