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Implications of conducting internet of things experimentation in Urban environments

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  • Alexandra Instituttet A/S

Cities are constantly evolving, and are turning into hackable environments optimized for IoT experimentation. In this article, we tap into this movement in order to investigate practical implications of utilizing these kinds of environments when performing IoT experiments. We have conducted in the wild research through deploying a Wi-Fi tracking infrastructure at two Danish festivals, and have performed quantitative analysis on the collected data. From running the experiments, in a non-laboratory setting, we found that hackable urban environments are interesting platforms for testing IoT technologies. Our findings also suggest that mundane aspects like access to power grids as well as availability and appearance of the build environment can have significant impact on the results of urban IoT experimentation. More generally, this suggest that cities are not hackable by default, and they need to be thoroughly designed and optimized for IoT in order to ensure successful experimentation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal IoT Summit, GIoTS 2019 - Proceedings
Publication year2019
Article number8766406
ISBN (Electronic)9781728121710
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event3rd Global IoT Summit, GIoTS 2019 - Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: 17 Jun 201921 Jun 2019


Conference3rd Global IoT Summit, GIoTS 2019
SponsorIEEE, IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc), IEEE Internet of Things
SeriesGlobal IoT Summit, GIoTS 2019 - Proceedings

    Research areas

  • Cultural Events, Experimentation, Hacking, IoT, Prototyping, Smart City, Tracking, Wi-Fi

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