From umbrellas that would update people about the weather to tunnels that communicate, from really small photonic integrated circuits to smart packages and even smart cows, the Intelligent Sensor Networks conference was an exciting platform where concepts and developments in Smart Infrastructure, Smart Industry and Smart Logistics were shared and discussed.
Making sense of sensors and sensor networks
When I first received the invite to write about the Intelligent Sensor Networks (ISN) I dismissed it as being a highly technical conference. However, the word networks resonated strongly with me, especially since I had followed a course on Networks, Crowds and Markets last year. So I went through the website announcing the event and lo and behold, it was indeed a conference that I found exceptionally thought-provoking.
Heading towards the smartest square kilometer (High Tech Campus) in the world, I was deeply engrossed in my thoughts recalling the course and the details of the event on the website, trying to find commonalities. Would the event be too technical I wondered, and how could an event merge knowledge, business, technology, services, creativity and social issues?Read more