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184.781 Internet of Things for Smart Systems
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2017W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Aim of course

The goal of this lecture is to discuss theoretical foundations, technologies, middlewares, architectures, and examples of recent developments in the Internet of Things (IoT), and the influence of the IoT on application areas like health, transport or manufacturing.

Concrete Lecture Dates 

The lecture is given in two-hour lectures on the following days:

  • 09.10.2018: Introduction to the Lecture & General Introduction to the IoT
  • 16.10.2018: Identification
  • 23.10.2018: Communication in the IoT (Part I)
  • 30.10.2018: Communication in the IoT (Part II); IoT Hardware
  • 06.11.2018: Elastic Infrastructure for the IoT
  • 13.11.2018: Security and Privacy in the IoT
  • 20.11.2018: Smart Systems

Lecture attendance is not mandatory. In addition, there are three mandatory meetings for the lab part of this course: a kickoff meeting, and two presentations. Your concrete dates and time slots for these meetings depends on the lab group that you have to register for here in TISS.

Please note: Since this is a relatively new course, the number of students is still unclear. Therefore, we will only set up the lab groups (and the registration) when we know how many students will participate, i.e., when the registration and deregistration phase is over. However, it is already clear that the kickoff meetings for the lab part will take place on Monday, October 23rd (time slots will be announced). Participation is obligatory!

In general, the TUWEL course has the most up-to-date and comprehensive information about lecture and lab dates and times, as well as information on upcoming deadlines.

Subject of course

Please note that the content is tentative and may change:

  • Basic IoT technologies: RFID, wireless sensor networks, sensor technologies, ...
  • Elastic computing for the IoT: Middleware, cloud computing, fog computing, microservices, ...
  • Security and privacy in the IoT: Concerns and solution approaches, blockchain technologies
  • Application areas: Smart factories, smart cities, smart homes

Please note that the Cyber-Physical Systems Group offers the course "Internet of Things" (182.753), which provides a more engineering-driven approach to the field, while the course "Internet of Things for Smart Systems" applies a rather system- and application-oriented approach. 

Additional information

This course replaces VU 184.159 Software Architecture. The according modules are "SIT/DS1 - Internet Computing" (Business Informatics) and "Distributed Systems and Networking" (Software Engineering & Internet Computing).



Course dates

Tue11:00 - 13:0010.10.2017 - 23.01.2018EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Lecture
Mon12:00 - 19:0011.12.2017Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Interim Presentations
Mon12:00 - 19:0022.01.2018Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Final Presentations
Internet of Things for Smart Systems - Single appointments
Tue10.10.201711:00 - 13:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Lecture
Tue17.10.201711:00 - 13:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Lecture
Tue31.10.201711:00 - 13:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Lecture
Tue07.11.201711:00 - 13:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Lecture
Tue14.11.201711:00 - 13:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Lecture
Tue21.11.201711:00 - 13:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Lecture
Tue28.11.201711:00 - 13:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Lecture
Tue05.12.201711:00 - 13:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Lecture
Mon11.12.201712:00 - 19:00Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Interim Presentations
Tue12.12.201711:00 - 13:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Lecture
Tue19.12.201711:00 - 13:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Lecture
Tue09.01.201811:00 - 13:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Lecture
Tue16.01.201811:00 - 13:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Lecture
Mon22.01.201812:00 - 19:00Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Final Presentations
Tue23.01.201811:00 - 13:00EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT Lecture

Examination modalities

Lab exercises and written exam about lecture.

ECTS breakdown:

  • 3 ECTS, corresponds to roughly 75 hours of work
  • ca. 40% Lecture part, 60% practical part (Lab) = 30h Lecture, 45h Lab

  • Lecture: 12h
  • Lecture exam (preparation and participation): 18h
  • Lab kickoff meeting: 1h
  • Work on lab topics (in groups): 40h
  • Presentation of lab results: 4h
  • Total: 30h (Lecture) + 45h (Lab) = 75h

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
13.09.2017 00:00 13.10.2017 23:59 14.10.2017 12:00

Registration modalities

Registration in TISS is mandatory. 

Registration for groups will only be opened AFTER the lecture registration and deregistration period is over.

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Lab Group 116.10.2017 12:0018.10.2017 23:55
Lab Group 216.10.2017 12:0018.10.2017 23:55
Lab Group 316.10.2017 12:0018.10.2017 23:55
Lab Group 416.10.2017 12:0018.10.2017 23:55
Lab Group 516.10.2017 12:0018.10.2017 23:55
Lab Group 616.10.2017 12:0018.10.2017 23:55
Lab Group 716.10.2017 12:0018.10.2017 23:55



Literature for the single lecture dates will be offered in TUWel.

Previous knowledge

Significant knowledge in programming (e.g., Java / .NET) as well as distributed systems are required.

While it might be helpful if VU Advanced Internet Computing (184.269) has already been done, the two courses can also be done in parallel without a problem. It is explicitly no requirement to have already done the course Internet of Things (182.753), since the basic technologies required for the understanding will be recapitulated in the first lectures.

Preceding courses

Accompanying courses