2023 AIoTwin Summer School Report
The AIoTwin Summer School was a 3-day event held at the historic St. John’s Fortress in Šibenik, Croatia, September 4-7, 2023. The event brought together participants from academia, both renowned experienced researchers and PhD students, to share ideas and learn about the latest advances at the intersection of AI and IoT.
The Summer School was organized by the AIoTwin consortium, a Horizon Europe project that aims to strengthen research and innovation excellence in AIoT in Croatia and other EU Member States. The project's four research domains are:
- Edge Computing and Orchestration
- Federated and Decentralised Machine Learning
- AI for Robust and Energy Efficient IoT
- Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) for IoT
The Summer School covered all four research domains, with a strong focus on the first two research domains. The event featured a mix of keynote addresses, talks, hands-on sessions and tutorials, delivered by leading experts from the academia.
On the first day of the Summer School, Petar Solic gave a keynote speech on alternative sensing, followed by tutorials on LPWA protocols, the IMUNES network emulator for performance evaluation of edge deployments, a workshop analysing the skills and the path to a successful PhD, and orchestration aspects in distributed computing continuum systems.
The second day of the Summer School began with a keynote address by Danh Le Phuoc on using knowledge graphs to build perceptual IoT systems, followed by hands-on workshops on federated learning for IoT edge devices and TUW SLO management framework. The day also included a PhD pitch session where PhD students presented their research on a variety of innovative topics.
The third and final day of the Summer School featured a keynote address by Thiemo Voigt on the journey towards in-body and battery-free IoT, followed by a keynote address by Alexander Artikis on complex event recognition. The day also included a tutorial on decentralized graph mining and a tutorial on proposal writing and the evaluation of collaborative Horizon Europe projects. The Summer School concluded with a boat trip to visit the stunning St. Nicholas Fortress, followed by a farewell dinner.
The Summer School was a great success, with participants praising the high quality of the speakers and the relevance of the topics covered. The event provided a valuable opportunity for participants to learn about the latest advances in the AIoT technology and to network with other experts in the field.
The programme overview with all presentations can be found here and a short description of all presentations is available here:
Outcomes of the Summer School
The AIoTwin Summer School achieved all of its set objectives, including:
- Providing participants with a comprehensive overview of the latest advances in AIoTwin technology.
- Promoting collaboration and networking between participants from academia and industry.
- Inspiring participants to pursue careers in AIoTwin research and development.
The Summer School also helped to raise awareness of the AIoTwin project and its goals.
The AIoTwin Summer School was a successful event that brought together participants from academia and industry to share ideas and learn about the latest advances in AIoTwin technology. The event provided a valuable opportunity for participants to network with other experts in the field and to be inspired to pursue careers in AIoTwin research and development.
The AIoTwin consortium is committed to organizing future Summer Schools and other events to promote research and innovation in AIoT.