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Internet of Things

Research group In our society, more and more things are being connected and sensors are embedded into products to collect real-time data. This development goes under various terms such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial Internet, Industry 4.0, Machine-to-Machine Communication, and the Internet of Everything. Forecasts from, among others, Ericsson have pointed out that the number of connected products in the world will pass 50 billion by 2020.

Connected products create the conditions for collecting detailed data such as status of the equipment, its use, location, identity, history, etc., but also sending out data to the products, which, for example, facilitates software updates. This allows the manufacturer to deliver more content and more services in their solutions, for example, the business commitment may be that the supplier is paid after achieved production targets or availability instead of traditional business engagements linked to product deliveries.

At the department, we have many years of experience in studying IoT and its effects on organization, business models and interaction. We conduct both research projects and doctoral projects in this field and we work with private as well as public organizations. Please contact us if you are interested in knowing more about our research or cooperating with us.

Head of research

Katrin Jonsson
Associate professor


Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Informatics

Research area

Benchmarking of IoT in the public sector
Duration 1 November 2017 until 31 December 2018
Type of project Research project
Smart facility management with IoT
Duration 1 September 2017 until 30 June 2020
Type of project Research project
Creating Smart Public Services with the Internet of Things
Research area: Informatics
Duration 1 March 2017
Type of project PhD project
Mobile Remote Presence in IoT-enabled environments: Interaction design challenges and solutions
Research area: Informatics
Duration 1 January 2016 until 31 December 2019
Type of project Research project
Latest update: 2018-11-26