Scott Hansen's Posts (24)

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Prof Kary Främling from Aalto University and the Coordinator for the bIoTope addressed key IoT security challenges with a presentation "Secure Trust and Information Access for the Internet of Things" at the Architectiong the Digital Enterprise Conference in Amsterdam on 23 October 2017.

Synopsis: In the Internet of Things context, trust will need to be established in more direct ways, even by recognizing a friend or a family member and trust their information, or the information provided by their devices. Such "friend-based" authentication can be used for instance in smart homes and extensions of it. In the future, trust might be established based on several authentication mechanisms that mix the classical PKI approach with "friend network" and blockchain-based technologies. Authorization and access control will need to be supported on a much more fine-grained level than before in the Internet of Things, where different users will have different access rights in different contexts and depending on their roles. The presentation showed how these concepts can be implemented in different "smart" settings, notably smart homes and smart cities.

Key takeaways from his presentation:

  • Insight into the forefront on IoT security concepts
  • New ways of dealing with ad hoc trust relationships in IoT
  • How to information model standards such as Open Data Format (O-DF) for specifying access control


The presentation was made in collaboration with ControlThings and The Open Group, who are also partners in the bIoTope project, and can be downloaded here.

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Open Call Published

The bIoTope project has published the first Open Call inviting organisations from outside of the consortium to join the project and contribute to the evolution of the bIoTope ecosystems.

The goals of the open call are to:

  • Expand the bIoTope ecosystems
  • Validate the bIoTope techniques in real-world scenarios
  • Support the development of innovative IoT solutions using technologies and services provided by the bIoTope project


Funding is provided to successful applicants to support smart city pilots in Brussels, Helsinki and Lyon. Total amount of funding available is 420,000€.

The submission deadline is 22 August 2017. For more information click the Open Call 1 tab at the top of the page.

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Aalto University researchers Anssi Smedlund, Petra Turkama and Heini Ikävalko presented a paper: Framework for Firm Strategies in Open Internet of Things Ecosystems at the World Open Innovation Conference in Barcelona, 9-10 December 2016.

The paper presents the framework for companies' IoT ecosystem strategies developed in the bIoTope project, with mini case studies of bIoTope companies.
 
The World Open Innovation Conference was organized for the first time ever in Europe, in collaboration with ESADE in Barcelona and University of California - Berkeley. It featured several esteemed key note speakers, like Henry Chesbrough, as well as representatives from leading universities and companies.

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bIoTope completes first EC Technical Review

The bIoTope project undertook a detailed Technical Review with the European Commission (EC) representatives hosted by Siemens in Vienna. External experts were organised by the EC to provide guidance and recommendations concerning the project development work and planned smart city pilots and ecosystems.

All of the research and development workpackages were presented and a first set of deliverables have been published. Click the Results tab above to download the first project reports.

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