The Internet-of-Things (IoT) is expanding rapidly and is changing the perception of our daily life, not only from a technological perspective else in our personal activities, professional career and also in the way we establish social interactions. IoT is already considered as crucial in the process for designing the Future Internet. It is expected IoT will revolution our perception of the world enabling more smartness to the different external aspects of the human being (cities, industries, agriculture, clothing, fashion, etc.), At the IoT unit we investigate the convergence of software systems, the semantic web and the Internet, heavily focused on the evolution of sensor technologies and the semantic technologies to unify the real and the virtual worlds. 

We have developed flexible IoT middleware technology which abstracts data from heterogeneous sensor networks and bring this to a higher application-level(s) for enabling extended systems’ functionalities and also enable interconnected sensor networks and sensor web data interoperability by using the Internet. We extensively work on large-scale deployments, big sensor data collection and annotation and investigate data transformation and processing by means of advance stream processing techniques. We also work on the design principles for device and infrastructure-related architectures, technologies and protocol frameworks for Internet connected heterogeneous devices.

The main areas of research we focus are as follow:

  • Internet of things Architecture, Systems and Applications.
  • Cyber-Physical Systems, Robust and Extensible Software Platforms
  • M2M communication and End-to-End System Solutions.
  • Peer-to-Peer systems and Applications
  • Methods and Algorithms for Big Data, Collection and Transformation.
  • Autonomics – self-Organization and self-Management
  • Cloud Computing Infrastructures and Management Platforms.
  • Privacy and Security-Enabled Middleware Platforms.



The Insight Internet of Things Unit is one of the European’s leading application-oriented research groups for sensor networks technologies and IT system solutions and services. By driving software solutions and technology ideas and connecting technologies with systems and systems with applications of tomorrow, we play a major role in maintaining IoT leadership.