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#3 Smart Things - Mini Computers everywhere

What is the "Internet of Things"? The Internet of Things, or IoT, includes billions of miniature computers that communicate wirelessly with each other and are integrated as tiny systems into all kinds of objects.

Many everyday applications rely on the IoT, from smart homes to connected vehicles, from smart traffic control to position tracking of objects, from smart medical devices to networked machines and factories. Applications in the areas of health, traffic, living and production must work 100 percent reliably even in the face of interference and targeted attacks. Easier said than done: security in the Internet of Things still needs to be researched in depth because it consists of countless individual devices - and each one makes the overall system vulnerable.

How the risks of this constantly growing mega network can be minimized and where and how we will increasingly encounter smart things are central research topics at TU Graz, on which experts from computer science, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering and information technology are working together.

„Digital Visions“: Science Day on Sep 21

What will our future digitalized world look like? At the Science Day "TU Graz - Science for Future" on September 21, scientists from all five research fields of TU Graz will shed light on "digital visions" in the context of their field of activity. One of the three keynotes is dedicated to "Dependability in the Internet of Things".

What Makes a Building Smart?

Smart buildings are designed to increase comfort and reduce energy consumption. Gerald Schweiger, who works on intelligent energy systems at TU Graz, knows what opportunities are opening up.

Smart Medicine: Digitalization of the Health Care System

Fitness trackers, patches to measure body temperature, telemonitoring of cardiac parameters – the Internet of Things does not stop at medical technology, as Christian Baumgartner from TU Graz well knows.

Podcast: Neural Networks and Artificial Intelligence

Robert Legenstein is a computer scientist at TU Graz and heads the Institute of Theoretical Computer Science. He researches artificial neural networks and tells us about his work.

How does the Internet of Things work?

(Video in German, English subtitels available)

Young researchers making the Internet of Things safer

She investigates black-box-systems, while he predicts the state of networked systems. Andrea Pferscher and Markus Tranninger are two of 11 young researchers in the TU Graz project "Dependable Things".

Dependability in the Internet of Things

(News on the launch of the 2019 lead project of the same name)
Kay Römer estimates that 50 billion smart things will be connected by 2020. Since 2015 the scientist and his team have been making sure that smart devices reliably do what they are supposed to do.