IoT research camp
Research camp is a blend of intensive & exhaustive
scientific research & development activities which covers months’
worth of material in a week. This camp gives students an opportunity to
conduct scientific research with faculty mentors in an informal
workshop environment where student learn how to conduct independent and
group research. It also provides a platform to exchange cutting edge
and modern developments in Internet of Things (IoT) technology with
early stage researchers, faculty members and leading industry experts.
The camp activities encompass guest lectures, workshops, hands-on lab
exercises, with a final competition for participants to contest for
their developed projects during the camp.
New Concept of Scientific Learning
An explosive proliferation of IoT
culture has been witnessed over the last decade which has reshaped the
business and consumer models in all technological domains, ranging from
common home and personal appliances to sophisticated and
safety-critical systems. Being the flagship institute on technology,
SEECS takes pride in conducting workshops, seminars, symposiums,
conferences and lectures on latest and modern research. In this
context, SEECS introduces this new concept of scientific learning with
an aim to provide essential and yet a comprehensive knowledge base on
IoT in a short span of time. This camp is the first of its kind, ever
offered in any IT institute across the country, enabling the
participants to generate indigenous solutions to local problems and
adding value to business using IoT technology.
Layout of research camp
Research camp is short by design,
rigorous by activities and have a long lasting impact by its outcome. It
is basically a talent hunt to seek those students who have a passion
and aspiration for research and innovation. So the camp goal is to
empower such talented and meticulous students with the ability to think
creatively and design/develop innovative solutions to local
Contents of IoT research camp
The research camp program is an
intelligent mix of fundamental knowledge of IoT, research &
innovative activities entailing hands-on experience, guest lectures by
experience researchers and industry experts followed by
brainstorming/discussion sessions, engaging industry partners for
building collaborations, breadboard IoT system prototype and project
report concluding the research camp.
Details of IoT Activities
In Research and innovative activities
students will work independently and in groups. For group activities,
students will be divided into group of 3 and develop product based and
research based solutions. Case studies will be conducted based on local
problems and propose paper based solutions either by making poster or
power point presentation. All these activities will be supervised by
Faculty. Group activities will be evaluated by faculty. For individual
activities, participants will be given research problems for which they
have to design and develop a solution independently. Individual
activities will be evaluated by faculty.
There will be networking,
brainstorming/discussion session, where informal discussions with
Industry guests and experienced researchers to device sustainable
solutions for key problems currently faced by the country in the
spheres of Energy saving & power generation, water conservation,
agriculture to combat food security, environment monitoring, improving
health care, innovation in education, remote monitoring for security
through smart solutions.
There will be opportunities to build
collaborations with Industry partners by proposing a joint project
which not only provide a product based solution to the indigenous
problems but also maximize the opportunity for its commercialization so
that the solution can reach out to local community
Hardware and Software Requirements
The hands-on activities will be mainly
based on Arduino, Node MCU, commonly used sensors such as temperature,
humidity, ultrasonic sensors, photo resistors, etc., Software
Programming tools such as Python, R, Java, C, C#, Arduino IDE, Android
SDK for mobile app development.
The research camp is targeting candidates
who are already equipped with basic and advance programming skills.
The hands-on activities are designed to be solved independently and in
groups duly supervised by faculty mentors.
Who should apply?
We welcome those stalwart professionals
and students who are passionate to learn and apply internet of things
and keen to stay abreast with challenges of modern technology and also
demonstrate a promising attitude to contribute and remain engaged in
IoT research and development activities at SEECS after the research
Total number of Available Slots
30 seats available on first come first serve basis. Registration will be time stamped.
Application Deadline, Cost & Award
We are charging a very reasonable amount
compared to depth and breadth of knowledge we are offering through this
program. Therefore, the payment should be made in full prior to
Regular Fee: Rs. 16,000/- (Rs. 12,000/- for early registration)
Early Registration Deadline/Discounts: 12pm, 29th June, 2018
1. For NUST Alumni &
Students of other Universities *: Rs. 10,000/- (upon proof of NUST
registration number or proof of a valid enrollment of an HEC recognized
2. 50% discount for current students of NUST. [Rs. 8,000/-]
Last Date of Registration: 30th June, 2018
Mode of Payment
Payments are received through online
deposit /bank draft/pay order / transfer to Account No: 2292 7000 746401
Habib Bank Ltd (Account Title: “NUST-SEECS Seminar/Workshop/Short
Course A/C”). On Spot cash payment is not entertained. Please send your
transaction reference number and payment screenshot /scanned receipt
to firstname.lastname@example.org for registration confirmation.
The boot camp groups who will stand
first, and second in their projects will be given an award of Rs. 9000
and Rs. 6000 respectively.
The research camp will take place at NUST-SEECS.
The participants have to make their own travel arrangements.
What you should bring?
Every participant has to bring his/her own
laptop as there will coding involved to develop a project.
Commitment to other activities:
As the course is very rigorous encompassing
the intensive development and testing activities so it is less likely
that the student will get extra time to be engaged in other activities
Please contact IoT Bootcamp coordinator