19 Dec 2022
Oxford e-Research Centre researchers run workshop at 12th International Conference on the Internet of Things
STaR-IoT Workshop run at IoT2022 as part of the PETRAS National Centre of Excellence for IoT Systems Cybersecurity
On Monday 7 November 2022, the PETRAS National Centre of Excellence for IoT Systems Cybersecurity organised a workshop titled “STaR-IoT: 1st International Workshop on Socio-technical Cybersecurity and Resilience in the Internet of Things” within the 12th International Conference on the Internet of Things (IoT 2022), the premier gathering for visionary and groundbreaking research in IoT and closely-related fields. The conference was held at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft, Delft, the Netherlands.
The workshop considered research examining both social and technical issues related to the resilience and cybersecurity of the Internet of Things (IoT) devices, systems, and networks. It brought researchers together to discuss socio-technical challenges and opportunities of IoT technologies, multi-scale deployments of embedded systems in smart cities, Industry 4.0 and logistics.
Attendees of the STaR-IoT during the Q&A session
Dr Oktay Cetinkaya was one of the organising committee members, running the workshop alongside Co-Chairs Professor Julie McCann, Deputy Director of PETRAS, from Imperial College London and Joe Bourne, Creative Communications Research Fellow at PETRAS, from Lancaster University.
Oktay Cetinkaya on the workshop;
“STaR-IoT was one of the first research events focusing on the socio-technical challenges of and drivers for safe and resilient IoT systems. We, the Synthesis Fellows, reached out to different bodies of stakeholders, including academicians, engineers, practitioners, industry experts, and government officials, to share and explain PETRAS activities with the wider Internet of Things community."
Oktay Cetinkaya is a PETRAS Synthesis Senior Research Associate based at Oxford e-Research Centre, who has a primary role of “synthesising” the diverse elements of the PETRAS research base to increase the generality and applicability of the findings across 23 institutions. Oktay joined PETRAS in April 2022, and since then he has been contributing to different PETRAS activities relating to research, academic excellence and public engagement.
"The workshop engaged an international audience and shed light on the recent findings in this interdisciplinary research field. Overall, the event enabled us to broaden our network by developing new contacts, who contributed not only to the discussions around STaR-IoT but also to the potential topics of the next year’s workshop.”
Professor David De Roure gave a keynote talk at the workshop
PETRAS Quintet member and Professor of e-Research David De Roure gave a keynote talk at the workshop titled “The Interdisciplinary Challenges of the Internet of Things - Lessons and Lenses”, explaining the role of IoT in terms of “Emergent Behaviour”, “In the Wild”, “Ontological Perspective”, “Human Attention”, “Tool for Experience Builders”, “Behavioural Interventions”, “(Cyberphysical) Social Machines”, “Normal Accidents”, and “Coupling (and Cascade)” lenses from a Policy, Human Science, Domain Expertise, Computer Science, and Engineering point of view.
The PETRAS National Centre of Excellence for IoT Systems Cybersecurity
The PETRAS National Centre of Excellence for IoT Systems Cybersecurity exists to ensure that technological advances in the Internet of Things are developed and applied in consumer and business contexts, safely and securely. This is done by considering social and technical issues relating to the cybersecurity of IoT devices, systems, and networks.
The Centre of Excellence is a consortium of 23 research institutions and is the world’s largest socio-technical research initiative focused on the future implementation of the Internet of Things.
As part of UKRI’s Security of Digital Technologies at the Periphery (SDTaP) programme, PETRAS runs open, national-level funding calls which enable us to undertake cutting-edge basic and applied research. We also support the early adoption of new technologies through close work with other members of the SDTaP programme, such as Innovate UK, supporting demonstrations of new technology and commercialisation processes.