Wireless Sensor Networks

Date : 15-19 December 2014
Time : 08:30 -18:00
*with mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks, as well as a break for lunch.
Course Fee :    Standard  : 45,000THB
  Early Bird  : 35,000THB
  THNIC Members  : 35,000THB
    ( Early-bird registration fees must be paid before
  or on 15 November 2014 where as Standard registration
  fees must be paid before or on 15 December 2014
  by cheque or wire transfer payment. )

Venue : intERLab, AIT

Jonathan Brewer, NSRC
Sebastian Büttrich, NSRC
Marco Zennaro, ICTP
Apinun Tunpan, intERLab AIT

Course Duration : 5 days

Course Agenda : https://nsrc.org/workshops/2014/ictp-ait-nsrc-wsn/wiki/Agenda

Maximum Class Size: : 30

Introduction & Motivations:

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) can be used to monitor environmental conditions. WSN can provide sensor datum which are valuable for decision making, resource management, pollution control and much more. Recent developments allow us to build and customize WSN for specific monitoring purposes with selected communication technologies. WSN can be useful in many scientific and research disciplines. Examples include, but are not limited to, climate change, air pollution, water, soil, health care, disaster prevention and mitigation. WSN can contribute to Big Data science and to the development of smarter cities. WSN will soon evolve to become the Internet of Things (IoT) in which sensors, controls, automations, machines, and beyond are inter-networked together to provide more useful features and advantages than those found in typical isolated systems.

This workshop is a hands on look into Wireless Sensor Networks and into the Arduino platform in particular. It will give participants the opportunity to build their own WSN by sending data using different wireless technologies and by storing measurements in a database.

Workshop Goals:
  • Introduction to WSN architectures
  • Building a WSN using the open Arduino platform
  • Wireless communication options for WSN
  • Establishing a middleware to store measurements using open source tools
  • Analyzing existing deployments and learning how to plan a successful one

Target Audience:
  • System Builders / System Engineers
  • Scientists and researchers from various fields.
  • Industry/domain-specific experts who wish to use WSN in their work

Biography of instructor

Jonathan Brewer, began his Internet career working for an ISP in Lawrence, Kansas in 1995. He installed his first 802.11 hotspot in 1998, and has been hooked on wireless ever since.

After moving to New Zealand in 2003, founded and built an open access wireless carrier used by fourteen retail ISPs and telecommunications carriers. He gained experience in radio engineering, rural telecommunications infrastructure, carrier Ethernet services, and end-to-end performance monitoring while building and managing a network of 400+ links. He installed New Zealand's first gigabit capacity radio links, in the 23, 60, and 80GHz frequency bands.

Since 2011 Jonathan has been a consulting engineer to a wide variety of businesses, carriers, government, and nonprofit organisations in New Zealand. He has also researched and written about dynamic spectrum and TV Whitespace, Internet of Things technologies, and Internet Affordability. He joined NSRC as a trainer in July 2013 and has already worked with NSRC staff and collaborators at several Pacific Network Operator group (PACNOG) meetings and workshops, with staff from the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy on TV White Spaces training and with NSRC staff and collaborators on wireless sensor networks.

Sebastian Büttrich is Research Lab Manager at the IT University of Copenhagen, works with embedded/pervasive systems, wireless technology, open source / free software and solar energy to build networks, systems, skills and capacity - as a manager, developer, architect, consultant and teacher.

This work is part based at the IT University of Copenhagen, part focused on developing countries and communities, especially in Asia and Africa. One current focus in his work for the NSRC is to help develop campus networks for research and education, with emphasis on global integration and sustainability. In teaching and implementing, he specializes in wireless networks, network monitoring and management, free and open software (mostly GNU/linux based) , solar power for IT, environmental science, wireless sensor networks, embedded systems

Marco Zennaro is a researcher at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy, where he coordinates the Telecommunications/ICT4D Laboratory. He received his PhD from the KTH-Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, and his MSc degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Trieste. His research interest is in ICT4D, the use of ICT for Development, and in particular he investigates the use of wireless sensor networks in developing countries. Dr. Zennaro is one of the authors of "Wireless Networking in the Developing World," which has been translated in six languages.

Apinun Tunpan is a Senior Researcher at the intERLab in the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) located in Bangkok. He is currently working on the development in Internet of Vehicles, Disaster Emergency Multimedia Communication Networks, Rural School & Community Wireless Mesh Network. Apinun previous roles included working experiences in the private sector as well as in the public sector. His areas of expertise includes ICT development policies, network security and ICT services/product development. Apinun is a computer engineer by training and has a Doctoral degree in Computer Sciences from the University of Maryland, U.S.

Certificate of paticipation, training materials, lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Please note that the places are limited and the registration will be on a "first come - first served" basis. If you have any further queries, please contact Ms. Sweet Mae Montelclaro email: training at interlab.ait.ac.th.

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