Over the past decade the Internet of Things (IoT) has seen a huge growth in interest, due to its extensive applications and potential to rapidly increase productivity and change lifestyles. However, during this time the topic has also become entrenched in discussions about security, economic, ethical and legal issues. This meeting will address the IoT’s disruptive potential, and how the future of technology and society will be shaped.
This conference will describe the state of the art of the field, and highlight key issues which pose a challenge to the translation and adoption of technologies that fall under the umbrella of the IoT.
Attending this event
This open event is intended for participants from industry, academia and government who have an interest in the IoT.
Contact the Industry team for more information.
About the conference series
The conference is part of the Society's Transforming our future conference series, launched to address the major scientific and technical challenges of the next decade and beyond. Each conference will focus on one topic and will seek to cover key issues, including:
- The current state of the key industry sectors involved
- The position of the UK and how it can benefit from the technology
- The future direction of research
- The challenges faced in turning research into commercial success
- The skills base needed to deliver major economic scientific advances
- The wider social and economic impacts
The conferences are a key component of the Society’s five-year Science, Industry and Translation initiative which demonstrates our commitment to reintegrate science and industry at the Society and to promote science and its value by connecting academia, industry and government.