Department of Computer Science has conducted hands-on workshop on Internet of Things (IoT) in collaboration with Internet Society (ISOC) and International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy from September 22-29, 2017. There were 28 participants from different Institutions such as Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa Science and Technology University, HiLCoE, and Internet Society.  The training was delivered by two IoT experts who came from ICTP, Italy. Marco Zenaro and Frank Albinet.

Following up the workshop the organizers announced call for proposal aiming at showcasing the application of IoT to solve local problems. Based on this call some project proposals were submitted. Once the submitted proposals reviewed by local and international experts in the area of IoT,  the winner proposal entitled “Smart Home” was awarded a USD 10,000.00 (Ten Thousand USD).

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