This research theme explores new ways of exploiting technology in the cities of tomorrow, but at the same time seeking to understand their possible social impact.


PETRAS National Centre of Excellence for IoT Systems Cybersecurity

The PETRAS National Centre of Excellence exists to ensure that technological advances in the Internet of Things (IoT) are developed and applied in consumer and business contexts, safely and securely. We do this by considering social and technical issues relating to the cybersecurity of IoT devices, systems and networks.

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Future Places: A Digital Economy Centre on Understanding Place Through Pervasive Computing

The Future Places Centre will explore how ubiquitous and pervasive technologies, the IoT, and new data science tools can let people reimagine what their future spaces might be, creating a portfolio of applied research endeavours that will help Lancaster University and the communities it serves better understand the places in which they exist. With insights provided by everyday and state of the art computing, the FPC will help make future places healthier spaces.

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BigClouT Big data meeting Cloud and IoT for empowering the citizen clout in smart cities

BigClouT project will in particular make use of today’s three key technologic enablers, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and big data, for the objective of increasing the efficiency in using urban infrastructure, economic and natural resources shared by the increasing population.

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Design Principles and Responsible Innovation for a Sustainable Digital Economy (Paris-DE)

PARIS-DE, will ensure that the carbon emissions associated with the ICT sector are aligned with the Paris agreement: limiting temperature increases to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The project will develop digital tools that support ICT development within planetary boundaries, and will create, demonstrate and evaluate the digital sustainability framework through three case studies: 1) big data and AI, 2) autonomous systems, and 3) video streaming. PARIS-DE will ultimately allow the ICT sector to innovate technology more sustainably and in-line with climate change mitigation targets.

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