Italy, Pisa

Enabling Technologies for the Internet of Things (IoT)

when 21 July 2016 - 29 July 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
fee EUR 250

The summer school will involve teachers, and visiting students, from the University of Kiel in Germany plus teachers from the Department of Information Engineering in the scientific areas of ICT engineering, Electronics, Applied Electromagnetism.
The summer school will be organized to offer 6 ECTS (60 hours) targeting an audience of students of Master degrees or PhD courses in Engineering and Computer Science. The summer school is open also to researchers from public/private research institutions or people from industry. Lessons will be offered with a tentative time schedule of 7.5 hours/day for 8 working days, including a final exam, from 21st to 29th of July in Pisa, Italy.
The summer school will provide theoretical and practical (hands-on CAD session) lessons about recent advances in enabling technologies (electronics and electromagnetics) for future wireless transceivers, systems and networks in scenarios such as Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber-Physical-Systems. Wireless systems and internet technology are becoming pervasive in many applications fields such as logistic (RF identification), vehicle industry (automotive radar, vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to infrastructure wireless communication), automation in industrial or domotic scenarios (wireless sensor and actuator networks). For a widespread success of such technologies new challenges have to be overcome such as Electromagnetic Compatibility/interference (EMC/EMI), miniaturization of components by integrating active and passive devices in the same chip (System on-Chip), ultra low-power consumption for extended battery life, high-bandwidth connections by exploiting mm-wave spectrum capability.
Lessons will be held at the School of Engineering- University of Pisa.
The official language will be English.
At the end of the course a final exam will be done and an official certification will be released by University of Pisa.

Course leader

Prof. Sergio Saponara
e-mail address: sergio.saponara@iet.unipi.it
Prof. Giuliano Manara
e-mail address: giuliano.manara@unipi.it

Target group

The summer school will be organized targeting an audience of students of Master degrees or PhD courses in Engineering and Computer Science. The summer school is open also to researchers from public/private research institutions or people from industry.

Course aim

SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM
July 21st – July 29th 2016
School of Engineering, University of Pisa
Dipartimento Ingegneria della Informazione, via G. Caruso 16, 56122, Pisa, Italy


6 ETCS (European Credit Transfer System, exam at the end of the course)
The maximum number of allowed students is 25.
Applications will be evaluated according to a “first-come first-served” rule in the period
1st March 2016 - 15th June 2016

PROGRAM
July 21st, Thursday
9-10 S. Saponara, G. Manara, “Introduction on Electronics and Electromagnetics for wireless transceivers, systems and networks in IoT applications”
10-13 G. Iannaccone, “Passive RFID systems and techniques for energy scavenging” Part I
13-14.30 lunch
14.30-17.30 G. Iannaccone, “Passive RFID systems and techniques for energy scavenging” Part II

July 22th, Friday
9-13 S. Genovesi, F. Costa, “Chipless RFID for tags and sensors design”
13-14.30 lunch
14.30-17.30 P. Nepa, G. Manara, “Location sensing with RFID transponders”

July 25th, Monday
9-13 S. Saponara, B. Neri “Integrated circuits and VLSI architectures for mm-wave/RF wireless transceivers in IoT applications (Wireless Sensor/Actuator Networks, Radars, ....) Part I
13-14.30 lunch
14.30-17.30 F. Baronti, B. Neri, hands-on lab session, “Computer Aided Design (CAD) and verification of mm-wave/RF wireless transceivers”, Part I

July 26th, Thursday
9-13 S. Saponara, B. Neri “Integrated circuits and VLSI architectures for mm-wave/RF wireless transceivers in IoT applications (Wireless Sensor/Actuator Networks, Radars, ..) Part II
13-14.30 lunch
14.30-17.30 F. Baronti, B. Neri, hands-on lab session, “Computer Aided Design (CAD) and verification of mm-wave/RF wireless transceivers”, Part II

July 27th, Wednesday
9-13 M. Macucci, “Ultra-low-power devices (e.g. tunnel FET), and application of new materials (e.g. graphene) to antennas above 100 GHz and RF&mm-Wave circuits”
13-14.30 lunch
14.30-17.30 L. Klinkenbusch, “Electromagnetic propagation and EMC/EMI issues for IoT” Part I

July 28th, Thursday
9-13 L. Klinkenbusch, “Electromagnetic propagation and EMC/EMI issues for IoT” Part II
13-14.30 lunch
14.30-17.30 G. Manara, P. Nepa, "Near-field focused antennas for short-range wireless systems optimized for identification, communication, power transfer, detection and sensing"

July 29th, Friday
9-13 S. Giordano, “Networking protocols and architectures for IoT and Cyber Physical Systems” Part I
13-14.30 lunch
14.30-16.30 S. Giordano, “Networking protocols and architectures for IoT and Cyber Physical Systems” Part II
16.30-18 S. Saponara, G. Manara, “Final course exam”

Fee info

EUR 250: 250 Euro Reduced registration fees for University students and PhD students
(the registration fee for non-students if 450 Euro).
For further information and to receive the application model please contact
Prof. Sergio Saponara, sergio.saponara@iet.unipi.it

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