ITMO University joined Internet of Things Finnish consortium

ITMO University's international laboratory Information Science and Semantic Technologies joined the Internet of Things (IoT) program of the Finnish Strategic Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation DIGILE.

When we discuss the future of IT-technologies, the Internet of Things theme comes up more and more often. In fact, it is a network of things with integrated technology that allows them to measure the parameters of their own state or the environment. But what is more important is that they can use or share this information. Smart homes' technologies are based on the Internet of Things concept, when one can control all the engineering systems in the house.
Researchers in the Information Science and Semantic Technologies international laboratory have been involved in this promising direction of science for several years already.
 
"We are working on the Internet of Things from the view of the semantic formats," Dmitry Pavlov says, the international laboratory employee. "But we don't just try to combine things into a single network; we also try to enrich the data, collected by things, with some important information, which allows the algorithms implementing for processing these data. Thus, we solve the problem of working with BigData."
 
The DIGILE campaign is aimed at the development of the information and communication technologies and digital business in Finland, which in turn will lead to the growth of scientific ideas in these areas throughout the world. In the Internet of Things project, the DIGILE Company doesn't only bring together researchers from different countries and optimize their work, but also does the transfer of knowledge between scientists and entrepreneurs, expands their business contacts, helps to tailor the results of scientific research to practical application.
 
"We understand that the internet of things is a global sphere of science, which crosses any territorial boundaries these days. Therefore, it is important for us to make the technical approaches and the results that we obtain in the laboratory, compatible with international standards. Today, IoT tends to create a single data exchange format between devices. We'd better not to miss the moment when the world leaders in the field of Internet of Things will define this standard: then our developments will be compatible with the common format and in demand abroad. That is why we have applied to join the Finnish project. We want to be in the midst, but not at the periphery of changes," Dmitry Pavlov comments.
 
The Information Science and Semantic Technologies international laboratory can offer its Finnish colleagues their knowledge of the Russian technologies market, the experience of the interaction with business in Russia and promotion of the developments.
 
At the moment in the Finnish IoT consortium consists of a number of large companies, small and medium-sized businesses, research universities. Among them are Intel, Ericsson, Nokia, Softela, FRUCT and other. Since the beginning of the year they have been joined by ITMO University, which is currently the sole representative of Russia in the consortium.
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