Feb 23

Research methods: Sensing, Monitoring and the Internet of Things

1st Nepal National Summer School on Research methods: Sensing, Monitoring and the Internet of Things, held at Softwarica College, Nepal. 

March 28th—March 30th 2018, Softwarica College, Dillibazar, Kathmandu Nepal

Web: sites.google.com/site/iotsummerschoolnepal18

Update 22/03/2018:

Registration for the summer school has now closed. The summer school received a total of 43 applications of which 34 have been registered to attend. The attendees represent 13 institutes: Cloud Himalaya, The Crazy Studio, Deerwalk Institute of Technology, DWIT, Foodmandu Pvt.Ltd, Green Cube technologies, Innovation Web Groups, IOE, Jain University, Nepal College of Information Technology, Softwarica College of IT and E-commerce, Sunway College, Yellow Nepal Pvt. Ltd.

A final agenda can be found here

We wish to thank Softwarica College of IT and E-commerce for helping to organise the event, and we look forward to meeting all attendees on March 28th.

Original post:

The Sensing, Monitoring and the Internet of Things Summer School offers the opportunity to improve your existing knowledge base or gather new skills in some of today’s most exciting scientific topics, with high relevance to both engineering and computer science disciplines. The summer school will combine lectures with hands-on tutorials covering:

1) research methods and research communication skills (written and oral communication),

2) fundamental IoT concepts and sensing applications, and,

3) practical IoT development.

The summer school aims to provide participants with a solid understanding of core research skills and IoT principles, to enable them to kick-start their research in this and related fields.

Who would benefit most from the event:

The summer school is aimed at MSc and PhD students, as well as early career lecturers and researchers from universities that have a background in engineering, computer sciences and social sciences (using experimental methods and involved with data collection).

We welcome industry participation and we encourage IT entrepreneurs to register for the event (or parts of it).

This event provides a unique opportunity of learning from experienced researchers, based at Coventry University, UK and is sponsored by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, through the HELP project (http://help-refugee.coventry.ac.uk ).

Why attend:

During the course participants will:

  • Improve core skills in written and oral communication of research
  • Present and receive feedback on their current research topics and oral presentation skills
  • Understand the latest results, trends, activities and applications in the IoT domain.
  • Gain the hands-on skills required to implement and deploy an IoT system, using TinyOS and TelosB nodes.
  • Network with established researchers and make new contracts.


The summer school is a 3-day programme held at Softwarica College, Kathmandu and will feature a mix lectures and hands on tutorials. The taught program is as follows:

Day 1—Research communication skills

The day will start with a number of ice-breaker exercises follow by lectures, and tutorials to equip participants with an expanded skill set (and associated set of tools) for written and oral communication.

Day 2 (AM)—3MT

The 3MT session is a fast paced, exciting event where participants will have just three minutes to deliver to the group a compelling spoken presentation on their research topic and its significance

Feedback will be provided on an individual basis during lunch.

Day 2 (PM)—An Introduction to IoT

This session provides an introduction to sensing technologies and IoT. The session will provide an overview of IoT technology with a particular focus on IoT’s application to the HELP project (http://help-refugee.coventry.ac.uk ). Typical Sensing and monitoring systems architectures will also be presented.

Day 3—Hands-on with TinyOS

Day 3 of the course will provide participants with practical hands-on skills in developing Internet of Things systems with TinyOS. Through a series of hands-on group-based tutorials, participants will work in groups to create and demonstrate a fully-fledged IoT system.


The research leading to these results has received funding from the EPSRC Global Challenges Research Fund under grant agreement n° EP/P029531/1.
| The research presented in this website has undergone ethical approval at Coventry University reference: P61091.