Seminars (271148)

Learning Outcomes

The main goals of this curricular unit are:

- To introduce topics that are beyond the elementary curriculum in computer science (but envisioned in the ACM/IEEE international curricula), or that, given their specificity, cannot be a curricular unit per se, but could be discussed in greater detail during the student’s project/internship, in the following semester.

- Encourage students to follow research oriented careers (master’sdegree or PhD)

- Encourage students to engage in research activities, related to the specialization area of ISMT faculty members.

In the academic year of 2017/18, the following topics, among others, will be held within the seminars:

  • Emergent Technologies
  • New Generation Networks and IoT
  • Smart Cities
  • Industry 4.0
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Ubiquitous Computation
  • Cibersecurity
  • Robotics
  • Computer Vision
  • Blockchain

Study Program

  1. Emergent Technologies
    MIT Technology Review 2019                                  World Economic Fofum 2019
    • Robot dexterity                                   - Bioplastics for a circular economy
    • New-wave nuclear power                   - Social robots
    • Predicting preemies                             - Metalenses
    • Gut probe in a pill                               - Disordered proteins as drug targets
    • Custom cancer vaccines                      - Smarter fertilizers
    • The cow-free burger                           - Collaborative telepresence
    • Carbon dioxide catcher                       - Advanced food tracking and packaging
    • An ECG on your wrist                        - Safer nuclear reactors
    • Sanitation without sewers                   - DNA data storage
    • Smooth-talking AI assistants              - Utility-scale storage of renewable energy
  2. New Generation Networks and IoT
    • Wireless Networks
    • Vehicular Networks
    • Visible Light Communications (VLC)
    • WPAN/WBAN Networks
    • Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN)
    • Internet of Things (IoT)
    • Delay Tolerant Networks (DTN)
    • Cloud Networking
    • Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
    • Software Defined Networks (SDN)
    • 5G Networks
  3. Smart Cities
  4. Industry 4.0
  5. Artificial Intelligence
  6. Ubiquitous Computation
  7. Cibersecurity
  8. Robotics
  9. Computer Vision



Next Generation Internet of Things, Distributed Intelligence at the Edge and Human Machine-to-Machine Cooperation, IERC Cluster Book, 2018.
Building the Hyperconnected Society - IoT From Research and Innovation Value Chains, Ecosystems and Markets, Ovidiu Vermesan, Peter Friess, Ed., River Pub., Aalborg, Denmark, 2014.
Computer Security, Lawrie Brown ISBN-10: 0133773922 The Rise of the Robots, Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future, Martin Ford, Basic Books, 2015.