Hi All –
Please see the data below about an ICTP training course (ICTP = International Centre for
Theoretical Physics). ISOC and many others have worked with and strongly support ICTP’s
work. They have helped us train folks (RF and mesh deployment), they work with people
from around the world to deploy networks, and ICTP has an excellent campus in Trieste
(amazing place with some of the best coffee on the planet).
Note that with their dormitories and other facilities – they also are an excellent option
for workshops where you might want to bring folks in from around the world. Data below is
courtesy of Marco Zennaro from ICTP - many of you will know him from the IOT, mesh, and
other work he has done. And, the same goes for one of Marco’s partners at ICTP - Ermanno
Pietrosemoli - who founded EsLaRed, WALC, and is an Internet Hall of Famer among other
Joint ICTP-IAEA School on LoRa Enabled Radiation and Environmental Monitoring Sensors
Date: 23 April to 11 May 2018
Venue: ICTP, Trieste, Italy
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.
• 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.
A limited number of grants are available to support the attendance of selected
participants, with priority given to participants from Developing Countries. Additional
grants for students from Developing Countries formally enrolled in a PhD programme are
available thanks to Sigcomm’s support.
Online application: http://indico.ictp.it/event/8298/
Application deadline: February 26, 2018
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