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SEP 2020
Poster@Ubicomp2020
   Luke Jones (BSc Stundet) presented his poster paper titled "PizzaBox: Studying Physical Object Manipulation based Fast Food Ordering" at Ubicomp 2020. Our paper presents the designing and evaluation of PizzaBox, a 3D printed, tangible food ordering system that aims to differ from conventional food ordering systems and provide an unique experience when ordering a pizza by incorporating underlying technologies that support ubiquitous computing. We utilised this artefact to conduct an user study at an independent pizzeria to uncover potential opportunities. We found that our approach could potentially utilise towards promoting a healthier lifestyle as well as an educational tool.
 
JUN 2020
EPSRC Workshop
   Charith Perera attended the EPSRC workshop on Identifying challenges for a Sustainable Digital Society. The objectives of the workshop were to: (1) Establish the main research challenges and opportunities within the EPSRC "Sustainable Digital Society" priority area, (2) Discuss the current capabilities in the UK to create a Sustainable Digital Society and pinpoint any gaps, (3) Produce a list of priorities and sub-priorities for research that will be used to develop a targeted call, (4) Generate output that will inform future Research Council strategy.  
MAY 2020
Shared Spaces Workshop@Ubicomp2021
   We (Charith Perera, Jason Wiese, Jacky Bourgeois, Gerd Kortuem) are organising a workshop titled "Building a Research Agenda for Shared Smart Spaces" at ACM Ubicomp 2021. This workshop explores how to leveragethe Internet of Things technologies and data-driven approaches todesign interactions specifically for shared smart spaces. We will use design jams as a key activity to explore and build up potentialdesign guidelines and methodology for shared smart spaces, and toidentify open research questions relating to shared smart spaces. Please consider attending. Look forward to meeting you in Cancun, Mexico.   ACM Ubicomp 2021
APR 2020
New Starter
   Welcome to new PhD student Naeima Hamed (supervised by Charith Perera, Omer Rana, Pablo Orozco Ter Wengel, and Benoit Goossens) who will be working on Semantic Data Integration for Forest Observatory based Early Warning System Towards Poaching Activities Piction project.   PhD Project
APR 2020
PMC Workshop@ICDM2020
   We (Mahmoud Barhamgi, Xiangliang Zhang, Charith Perera, Chia-Mu Yu) are organising a workshop titled "Privacy Management in the Cyberspace" at IEEE ICDM 2020. The goal of this workshop is to collect recent advances, innovations and practices in data and knowledge engineering for building security and privacy protection systems, techniques and solutions that provide effective data and privacy protection for users and contribute to increase their trust in the cyberspace. Please consider submiting a paper.   IEEE ICDM 2020
MAR 2020
ACM TOIT Special Issue
   We (Mahmoud Barhamgi, Michael N. Huhns, Pınar Yolum, Charith Perera) are organising an special issue titled "Human-Centered Security, Privacy, and Trust in the Internet of Things" in ACM TOIT. Please consider submitting a paper.   Submit Now
FEB 2020
InnovateUK CoCoRE
   Connected Communities in the Rural Economy (CoCoRE) is a collaborative project to be delivered by experts at Cardiff University is aiming to unlock the potential of 5G technology in rural Wales. The project will assess how state-of-the-art technology can improve various aspects of life, from tackling rural isolation, to improving farm security and bolstering the tourism industry.   InnovateUK  PETRAS2  CoCoRE Project
JAN 2020
New Starter
   Welcome to new PhD student Hakan Kayan (supervised by Charith Perera and Omer Rana) who will be working on Context Aware Security for cyber Physical Edge Resources for industrial control systems (CASPER) project.   PhD Project
JAN 2020
New Starter
   Welcome to new PhD student Asma Irfan (supervised by Charith Perera and Omer Rana) who will be working on Interactive AI Technologies for Perceived-Value-driven Behaviour-Based Energy uction in Office Buildings project.   PhD Project

2019
DEC 2019
Technical Report
   Our first annual report is out!. Internet of Things Research and Teaching: Vision and Mission Annual Report (2019). The research group is structured around five research themesrelated to the Internet of Things (IoT) with a significant emphasis on build-driven research method: (1) Design-Time Privacy and Security, (2) Run-Time Privacy and Security, (3) Data Marketplaces, (4) Sensing Infrastructure, (5) Learning Technology. Six PhD students have started working on these themes, including two affiliated PhD students. Three MSc students completed their dissertations. Five BSc students completed their final projects including two publications. A postdoctoral researcher started working on a PETRAS Catalyst project (Integrity Checking at the Edge). We hosted two Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (CUROP) summer students.   Annual Report
NOV 2019
New Starter
   Welcome to Matthew Nunes who will be joining us as new Research Associate to work on EPSRC PETRAS 2 Funded Catalyser Integrity Checking at the Edge (ICE) project. The two year ICE project will study the factories and water treatment systems of the future, undertaking composite vulnerability analysis of interactions between edge devices, cloud platforms and legacy systems. This vulnerability analysis will be complemented by the use of AI at the edge of such systems to create and improve methods to demonstrate transparent processes mapping of data flows to expected activity at the periphery of integrated systems with advanced visualisation methods, and provide security and resilience assurances for critical infrastructures of the future.   EPSRC  PETRAS2  ICE Project
OCT 2019
New Starter
   Welcome to new PhD student Bayan AlMuhander (supervised by Charith Perera and Omer Rana) who will be working on Interactive Privacy Preferences Management in Shared Spaces in Internet of Things project.   PhD Project
SEP 2019
NHS Expo Talk
   Charith Perera gave a talk at SETsquared Innovation Workshop at Health and Care Innovation Expo 2019 held at the Manchester Central Convention Complex. The NHS Expo is the biggest NHS-led event of the year attracting around 5,000 people from the NHS, social care, local government, the third sector and the commercial sector. The Innovation Workshops brought together 50 participants made up of businesses, academic researchers and NHS organisations, to explore and develop collaborations around Government’s Healthy Ageing Challenge.  
SEP 2019
Poster@Ubicomp2019
   Rhys Beckett (BSc Stundet) presented his poster paper titled "IoT Skullfort: exploring the impact of internet connected cosplay" at Ubicomp 2019. In this paper, we explore the potential impact of Internet ofThings (IoT) technology may have on the cosplay community.We developed a costume (an IoT Skullfort) and embeddedIoT technology to enhance its capabilities and user interactions.
 
AUD 2019
Summer Projects
   Two second year students completed their summer projects and research training funded by the Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (CUROP). Ruslan Levond worked on "Living Edge Laboratory" project, and Michal Malecki worked on "IoT Lab Book" project.   Living Edge Laboratory IoT Lab Book
JUL 2019
DGFC Visit
   Charith Perera visited Danau Girang Field Centre in Borneo to discuss and co-design sustainable Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure to augment the capabilities of bioscience researchers, wildlife officers, and law enforcement officers. During the 14 day visit, Charith travelled across Sabah, Malaysia, visiting Kota Kinabalu, Mountain Kinabalu, Sandakan before reaching Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary where DGFC is located.  
JUL 2019
Global Opportunities Fund
Global Mobility Field Visit
   Two of our final year undergraduate students (Jack Burkett and Karan Juj) visited Danau Girang Field Centre in Borneo for three weeks. During their visit, they worked hand-in-hand with both bioscience researchers and field centre staff to test the solutions they developed to address some of the challenges faced by wildlife researchers. As part of the final year project, Jack developed a Low-Cost SMS Driven Location Tracking System for Anti-Poaching Investigations. Karan developed a Low Cost SustaiExploring the Suitability of BLE Beacons to Track Poacher Vehicles in Harsh Jungle Terrains. They also interviewed a number of staff members and researcher at DGFC and produced a report by identifying the major challenges they face and outlining potential technical solutions and research directions. Tracking Poachers using BLE Beacons Project Tracking Poachers using GPS/SMS Project  
JUN 2019
GCRF Facilitation Workshop
   Our @GCRF workshop on 'Sustainable #IoT Infrastructure' aims to support BIOSI research and wildlife conservation activities led by @Danau Girang Field Centre in Borneo was held at Cardiff University. Thanks to our partners @VortexIoT, @dicktonyboy, @cubiosciences, @CompScienceCU. The outcomes our workshop is presented in [GCRF Facilitation Grant Report] Internet of Things for Efficient Wildlife Conservation: Challenges and Opportunities. Our overall vision is to develop a sustainable Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure to augment the capabilities of bioscience researchers, wildlife officers, and law enforcement officers. This is a colloborative research effort with Omer Rana, Pablo Orozco Ter Wengel and Benoit Goossens.  
May 2019
EPSRC RiR
Appointment
   Quarriable Smart City Data Markets project (2019-2021) has been jointly funded by EPSRC and Digital Catapult, London. The funding was given to initiate a project affiliated to H2020 funded SynchroniCity project. SynchroniCity project aims to create a data marketplace that facilitates businesses to develop IoT- and AI-enabled services to improve the lives of citizens and to grow local economies. This project aims to enrich data with semantic capabilities using ontologies and reasoning techniques by allowing data consumers to query data semantically. Charith Perera will be working with SynchroniCity team at Digital Catapult as a Researher-in-Residence over the next 2.5 years.   EPSRC  Quarriable Smart City Data Markets Project
APR 2019
New Starter
   Welcome to new PhD student Atheer Jeraisy (supervised by Charith Perera and Omer Rana) who will be working on Motivating Software Engineers to Develop Privacy-aware Internet of Things (IoT) Applications through Reusable Privacy Components and Gamification Techniques project.   PhD Project
APR 2019
New Starter
   Welcome to new PhD student Emad Aliwa (supervised by Omer Rana and Charith Perera) who will be working on Detecting In-Vehicle Cyber Attacks through Controller Area Network (CAN) Bus Data Analytics on-the-Edge project. This is a collaboration with iPoint   PhD Project
MAR 2019
GCRF Facilitation
   We have received funding to conduct two workshops in Sabah, Malaysia and Cardiff, UK in order to explore challenges faced by Sabah Wildlife. Our overall vision is to develop a sustainable Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure to augment the capabilities of bioscience researchers, wildlife officers, and law enforcement officers. This is a colloborative research effort with Omer Rana, Pablo Orozco Ter Wengel and Benoit Goossens.   GCRF  Sustainable IoT Infrastructure
FEB 2019
EPSRC ECR Capital Award
   We have received funding to set up a new Edge Computing infrastructure called 'Edge Living Lab'. It enables us to develop a new class of applications (and underlying computational analysis algorithms) that are ‘latency-sensitive’. The laboratory will enable us to carry out internationally leading research in cybersecurity, real-time data processing and communication networks. The laboratory will be realised by a combination of Raspberry Pi and Arduino boards, that are distributed across open spaces and existing laboratories.   EPSRC  Edge Living Lab
JAN 2019
EPSRC PETRAS2
   EPSRC has renewed the PETRAS Research Centre for another five years (2019-2023). The PETRAS 2 National Centre of Excellence for IoT Systems Cybersecurity has a strong focus on Edge computing. Cardiff University will deliver one of the Catalyser Integrity Checking at the Edge (ICE) project. PETRAS 2 is a 14M GBP inventment by EPSRC which brings 12 universities together to address the challenges related to privacy, security, trust in IoT. This is a collaboration with Pete Burnap.   EPSRC  PETRAS2  ICE Project
JAN 2019
New Starter
   Welcome to new PhD student Areej Alabbas (supervised by Omer Rana and Charith Perera) who will be working on Optimal Placement and Scheduling of Service Function Chaining (SFCs) under Security Constraints project.   PhD Project

2018
DEC 2018
MDPI SENSORS Special Issue
   We (Charith Perera, Mahmoud Barhamgi, Massimo Vecchio, Júlio Cezar Estrella, Kuo-Hui Yeh) are organising an special issue titled "Internet of Things Middleware Platforms and Sensing Infrastructure" in MDPI SENSORS. Please consider submitting a paper.   Submit Now
DEC 2018
New Starter
   Welcome to new PhD student Lamya Alkhriji (supervised by Charith Perera and Omer Rana) who will be working on Augmenting Software Design Processes using Automated Privacy-aware Internet of Things Application Design Techniques project.   PhD Project
NOV 2020
DSI4 Workshop@EDBT2019
   We (Christoph Quix, Matthias Jarke, Albert Bifet, Miguel Correia, Charith Perera) are organising a workshop titled "First International Workshop on Data Science for Industry 4.0" at EDBT 2019. The workshop aims at bringing together researchers from different domains and to discuss the challenges for data science in industrial settings. The workshop will provide a forum for the presentation of recent research results, work-in-progress reports, vision papers, and an attractive keynote speaker. Please consider submiting a paper.   EDBT 2019
OCT 2018
New Starter
   Welcome to new PhD student Nada Alhirabi (supervised by Charith Perera and Omer Rana) who will be working on Interactive Design Method for Augmenting Software Design Process Toward Privacy-Aware Internet of Things Application Designs project.   PhD Project