The IoTalentum project in which the BISITE Research Group participates continues to achieve its objectives. The project is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Horizon 2020 European Training Network on the Internet of Things. The overall objective of IoTalentum is to provide high-level training in the field of next generation IoT to a new generation of ESRs (Early Stage Researchers).

Among its main objectives is to develop comprehensive, autonomous and flexible control ( using artificial intelligence techniques) to achieve a heterogeneous 5G-based heterogeneous next generation IoT infrastructure. It also proposes new cybersecurity solutions and develops smart grids.

IoTalentum trains 15 early-stage researchers, who will be recruited during the implementation of the project. For this reason, Mahmoud Abbasi has joined the BISITE Research Group in order to develop his doctoral thesis and participate in the achievement of the project’s objectives.

Training, research and synergies in IoTalentum

This initiative has been running for almost two years and several activities have been carried out during this time. Juan Manuel Corchado, Director of the BISITE Group is a member of the board of supervisors, and his vast experience has allowed him to provide valuable information to PhD students through initiatives such as the online “Workshop on Open Science“, at which he introduced the Open Access and Open Science publishing models to early-stage researchers.

On the basis of this workshop, the free course “An IoTalentum training course for ESR students” has been designed on the Moocs e4you platform, if you are interested you can register here.

Three Networking Meetings have also been held, which aim to bring together researchers and partner organisations to share ideas, update knowledge and create alliances. PhD students, including our colleague Mahmoud Abbasi, were able to participate in specialised workshops focused on IoT Infrastructures: Networking and Computing, Ethics and Scientific Integrity.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Universidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.