Description
LoRa is a long range, low power networking solution recently developed for the Internet of Things (IoT). In the workshop we will learn about the underlying technology and protocols and we will develop scientific instrumentation with LoRa chips.

A LoRa network can connect a plethora of tiny battery powered LoRa sensors and devices within a few kilometers and even up to 150 km with line of sight. With complete LoRa modules available from $5 USD the cost of instrumenting huge areas and cities with real-time environmental sensor networks has diminished substantially.

In this school the participants will develop and construct instrumentation and sensors equipped or embedded with LoRa chip and they will deploy and analyse the data from a LoRa enabled sensor network across the ICTP campus and in Trieste.

The power of the technology to rely on long distance, low power (battery or rechargeable/ renewable) technologies is of considerable interest to the environmental monitoring of cities and agricultural environments.

Topics:
• LoRa and LoRaWAN protocols;
• Prototyping of sensor boards;
• Coding of LoRa sensors;
• Planning and deployment of a LoRa network;
• Collection, analysis and the visualization of the data.

Please see also: http://wireless.ictp.it/school_2018/
Go to day
  • Monday, 23 April 2018
    • 08:30 - 18:00
      Location: Enrico Fermi Building - SciFabLab
      • 08:30 Registration, Administrative and Financial formalities 2h0'
        All financially supported participants lodging at ICTP Guesthouses should reach the Operations and Travel Unit at the Enrico Fermi Building in order to fulfill all financial procedures. Please bring with you passport and travel receipts.
        Registration at Office 213 (EFB, second floor): only for participants lodging outside ICTP premises and faculty.
      • 10:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:30 Welcome to the Workshop 30'
        Speaker: Iain Darby (IAEA), Maria Liz Crespo (ICTP) and Marco Zennaro (ICTP)
      • 11:00 Welcome to the FabLab 30'
        Speaker: Enrique Canessa and Carlo Fonda (ICTP)
      • 11:30 Introduction to IoT 1h0'
        Speaker: Marco Zennaro (ICTP)
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Introduction to Python 2h0'
        Speakers: Jacopo Rigosa (SISSA), Alberto Sartori (SISSA)
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:30 Python Lab 1h30'
        Speakers: Jacopo Rigosa (SISSA), Alberto Sartori (SISSA)
  • Tuesday, 24 April 2018
    • 09:00 - 18:00
      Location: Enrico Fermi Building - SciFabLab
      • 09:00 Introduction to Radiation Monitoring 1h0'
        Speaker: Iain Darby (IAEA)
      • 10:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:30 Introduction to Radiation Monitoring 1h0'
        Speaker: Iain Darby (IAEA)
      • 11:30 Python Lab 1h0'
        Speakers: Jacopo Rigosa (SISSA), Alberto Sartori (SISSA)
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Particles and Detectors 2h0'
        Speaker: Fulvio Tessarotto (INFN)
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:30 Python Lab 1h30'
        Speakers: Jacopo Rigosa (SISSA), Alberto Sartori (SISSA)
    • 19:30 - 21:30
      Location: Leonardo Building - Cafeteria
      • 19:30 Welcome Reception 2h0'
  • Wednesday, 25 April 2018
    • 09:00 - 18:00
      Location: Enrico Fermi Building - SciFabLab
      • 09:00 Characterization of Radiation sensors 1h0'
        Speaker: Iain Darby (IAEA)
      • 10:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:30 Introduction to Telecommunications 2h0'
        Speaker: Ermanno Pietrosemoli (ICTP)
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Python Lab 2h0'
        Speakers: Jacopo Rigosa (SISSA), Alberto Sartori (SISSA)
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:30 Python Lab 1h30'
        Speakers: Jacopo Rigosa (SISSA), Alberto Sartori (SISSA)
  • Thursday, 26 April 2018
    • 09:00 - 18:00
      Location: Enrico Fermi Building - SciFabLab
      • 09:00 PCB prototyping with KiCad EDA tools 1h0'
        Speaker: Julio Daniel Dondo Gazzano (UCLM)
      • 10:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:30 Schematic, Printed Circuit Board and PCB footprint editors 2h0'
        Speaker: Julio Daniel Dondo Gazzano (UCLM)
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Examples, schematic generation, footprint edition and PCB creation 2h0'
        Speaker: Julio Daniel Dondo Gazzano (UCLM)
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:30 FreeRouting and Netbean tools installation, uses and examples 1h30'
        Speaker: Julio Daniel Dondo Gazzano (UCLM)
  • Friday, 27 April 2018
    • 09:00 - 17:30
      Location: Enrico Fermi Building - SciFabLab
      • 09:00 Radio Link Planning 1h0'
        Speaker: Marco Zennaro (ICTP)
      • 10:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:30 Security, Privacy and Ethics of IoT 2h0'
        Speaker: Robin Wilton (ISOC)
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Intro to 3D printing and its role in IoT 2h0'
        Speaker: Carlo Fonda (ICTP)
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:30 Summary of the week 1h0'
        Speaker: Marco Zennaro (ICTP)
  • Monday, 30 April 2018
    • 09:00 - 18:00
      Location: Enrico Fermi Building - SciFabLab
      • 09:00 Why microPython? 1h0'
        Speaker: Marco Zennaro (ICTP)
      • 10:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:30 Setting up the environment for Pycom devices 1h0'
        Speaker: Marco Zennaro (ICTP)
      • 11:30 microPython Lab 1h0'
        Speaker: Marco Zennaro (ICTP)
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:00 microPython Lab 2h0'
        Speaker: Marco Zennaro (ICTP)
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:30 microPython Lab 1h30'
        Speaker: Marco Zennaro (ICTP)
  • Tuesday, 1 May 2018
    • 09:00 - 18:00
      Location: Enrico Fermi Building - SciFabLab
      • 09:00 Wireless options for IoT 1h0'
        Speaker: Ermanno Pietrosemoli (ICTP)
      • 10:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:30 microPython Lab 2h0'
        Speaker: Marco Zennaro (ICTP)
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:00 microPython Lab 2h0'
        Speaker: Marco Zennaro (ICTP)
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:30 microPython Lab 1h30'
        Speaker: Marco Zennaro (ICTP)
  • Wednesday, 2 May 2018
    • 09:00 - 18:00
      Location: Enrico Fermi Building - SciFabLab
      • 09:00 Introduction to LoRaWAN 1h0'
        Speaker: Ermanno Pietrosemoli (ICTP)
      • 10:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:30 Introduction to LoRaWAN 1h0'
        Speaker: Ermanno Pietrosemoli (ICTP)
      • 11:30 microPython Lab 1h0'
        Speaker: Marco Zennaro (ICTP)
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:00 FPGA-based IoT 2h0'
        Speaker: Maria Liz Crespo (ICTP)
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:30 Node-Red, InfluxDB and Grafana to store and visualize sensor data 1h30'
        Speaker: Sebastian Buettrich (IT University of Copenhagen)
  • Thursday, 3 May 2018
    • 09:00 - 18:00
      Location: Enrico Fermi Building - SciFabLab
      • 09:00 Intro to REST and MQTT 1h0'
        Speaker: Pietro Manzoni (Universitat Politècnica De Valéncia)
      • 10:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:30 Intro to REST and MQTT 1h0'
        Speaker: Pietro Manzoni (Universitat Politècnica De Valéncia)
      • 11:30 microPython Lab 1h0'
        Speaker: Marco Zennaro (ICTP)
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Introduction to IRNAS and Introduction to TheThingsNetwork 1 and Introduction to TheThingsNetwork 2 and Introduction to TheThingsNetwork Stack V3 2h0'
        Speaker: Luka Mustafa (IRNAS)
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:30 Setting up a TTN Gateway and Collinear 868 MHz Antenna design 1h30'
        Speaker: Luka Mustafa (IRNAS)
  • Friday, 4 May 2018
    • 09:00 - 17:30
      Location: Enrico Fermi Building - SciFabLab
      • 09:00 Environmental monitoring and LoRaWAN 1h0'
        Speaker: Luka Mustafa (IRNAS)
      • 10:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:30 MQTT Lab and Code 2h0'
        Speaker: Pietro Manzoni (Universitat Politècnica De Valéncia)
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Measuring LoRaWAN coverage with Drones and on foot 2h0'
        Speaker: Luka Mustafa (IRNAS)
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:30 Summary of the week 1h0'
        Speaker: Marco Zennaro (ICTP)
  • Monday, 7 May 2018
    • 09:00 - 18:00
      Location: Enrico Fermi Building - SciFabLab
      • 09:00 Using INFLUX for IoT projects 1h0'
        Speaker: David Simmons (INFLUX)
      • 10:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:30 Using INFLUX for IoT projects 1h0'
        Speaker: David Simmons (INFLUX)
      • 11:30 Designing the IAEA Radiation Shield 1h0'
        Speaker: Nikola Jovalekic (University of Belgrade and ICTP-IAEA Step Student)
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:00 IAEA Radiation Shield deployment and IAEA Radiation Shield calibration 2h0'
        Speaker: Nikola Jovalekic (University of Belgrade and ICTP-IAEA Step Student)
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:30 IAEA Radiation Shield deployment and IAEA Radiation Shield calibration 1h30'
        Speaker: Nikola Jovalekic (University of Belgrade and ICTP-IAEA Step Student)
  • Tuesday, 8 May 2018
    • 09:00 - 18:00
      Location: Enrico Fermi Building - SciFabLab
      • 09:00 Introduction to Data Analytics 1h0'
        Speaker: Franck Albinet
      • 10:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:30 Introduction to Data Analytics 1h0'
        Speaker: Franck Albinet
      • 11:30 Powering and Solar Energy 1h0'
        Speaker: Ermanno Pietrosemoli (ICTP)
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Data Analytics with Python Lab 2h0'
        Speaker: Franck Albinet
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:30 Data Analytics with Python Lab 1h30'
        Speaker: Franck Albinet
  • Wednesday, 9 May 2018
    • 09:00 - 18:00
      Location: Enrico Fermi Building - SciFabLab
      • 09:00 From Atoms to Bits: intro to sensors 1h0'
        Speaker: Ahmet Onat (Sabanci University)
      • 10:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:30 From Atoms to Bits: intro to sensors 1h0'
        Speaker: Ahmet Onat (Sabanci University)
      • 11:30 INFLUX Demo 1h0'
        Speaker: David Simmons (INFLUX)
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:00 IoT projects at Inveneo 1h0'
        Speaker: Bob Marsh (Inveneo)
      • 15:00 Case studies presentations, Chairperson Maria Liz Crespo 1h0'
        Context Awareness Service in IoT based Smart Cities, Marxjhony JEREZ, Venezuela
        Weather Intelligence: A low-cost and open alternative for taking weather-based decisions, José Antonio Bagur
        Nájera, Guatemala An IoT Application for Grazing Based Farming, Karim Fathallah, Tunisia
        Towards Smart and Sustainable Future Cities Based on Internet of Things for Developing Countries: What Approach for Africa?, Pape Abdoulaye Barro, Benin
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:30 Case studies presentations, Chairperson Ermanno Pietrosemoli 1h30'
        iGUZO: Mobile Crowed Sensing based Intelligent Transport Systems in Developing Countries, Salahadin Seid, Ethiopia
        Using LoT to monitoring the radiation level in main water reservoirs, Omar Alqudah, Jordan
        Emergency Fire Response Syste(EFRS), Evariste Twahirwa, Rwanda
        Ultra-Light Disposable Radio Probes For Atmospheric Monitoring, Miryam Paredes, Ecuador
        IoT Based Water And Moisture Levels Monitoring System In Smart Rice Farming, Bamurigire Peace, Rwanda
        Plant Disease Detection using Hyperspectral Imaging Processing, Ronald Criollo, Ecuador 
  • Thursday, 10 May 2018
    • 09:00 - 18:00
      Location: Enrico Fermi Building - SciFabLab
      • 09:00 Secure communication over MQTT 1h0'
        Speaker: Ahmet Onat (Sabanci University)
      • 10:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:30 Data mapping and visualization 2h0'
        Speaker: Franck Albinet
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Case studies presentations, Chairperson Iain Darby 2h0'
        IoT monitoring of herds and their herdsmen in Nigeria, Igba Priscillia, Nigeria
        Simulation of Traffic Generator for LoRa Networks, Anjali R.Askhedkar and Nilam Pradhan, India
        Radon anomaly monitoring in soil gas related to seismic events, Mansour Esmaeili, Islamic Republic of Iran
        Measurements of natural background radiation in Nicaragua , Edith Natalia Villegas Garcia, Nicaragua
        Control and monitoring system for the neonatology room, Nestor Antonio Traña Obando, Nicaragua
        IoT based soil monitoring and crop management Intelligent System using Machine Learning algorithms: case Study for Beshelo Basin , Amsale Zelalem, Ethiopia 
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:30 Case studies presentations, Chairperson Marco Zennaro 1h30'
        Real-time measurements of I-131 in wastewater of the hospital, Noha Imam. Egypt
        Blockchain based Mesh Networking, Aniruddh Rao, India
        Improving The Performances Of LoRa Based Wireless Transceivers, Nikola Jovalekic, Serbia
        Testbed experiences in Internet of Things, Adnan Noor Mian, Pakistan
        Autonomous management and distribution of intelligence in the context of smart cities, Frantz Tossa, Benin
        Guatemala’s Remote Sensing CubeSat, José Antonio Bagur Nájera, Guatamala
        Robot Save, Dessap Loic, Cameroon 
    • 19:30 - 21:30
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria
      • 19:30 Farewell Reception 2h0'
  • Friday, 11 May 2018
    • 09:00 - 16:00
      Location: Enrico Fermi Building - SciFabLab
      • 09:00 UNIDO technical cooperation, Industry 4.0 and remote sensing 1h0'
        Speaker: Philippe Scholtes (UNIDO)
      • 10:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:30 ITU-D Activities in IoT 1h0'
        Speaker: Mike Nxele (ITU)
      • 11:30 IoT Spectrum Monitoring in Smart Cambridge: a practical approach 1h0'
        Speaker: Andres Arcia Moret (University of Cambridge)
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Closing Ceremony and Diplomas 1h30'
      • 15:30 Coffee break 30'