In the net of Things: How devices talk to each other

General description

Have you ever wondered what will happen by 2100? Will we evolve into the gods we once revered and feared? Will the world be controlled by robots and flying cars?

The truth might lie somewhere in the middle: instead of magic wands and potions, we'll use computer science and technology.

But wait, we already use technology to control smart homes through virtual assistants, or monitor sleep schedules and gym performances through smartwatches, or generally speaking we use things that talk to other things, well-known as the Internet of Things! In short, the Internet of Things (IoT) is made up of devices – from simple sensors to smartphones and wearables – connected together.

BEST Bucharest is inviting you to take a step forward and be part of our journey in the world of IoT. Along the way, you’ll find out about the basics of IoT, the working mechanisms behind each gadget, or how IoT applies in the industry right from Google engineers. The BEST part is yet to come, as you will also build a hardware prototype in teams and work with data collected from sensors, and last but not least, take part in a competition where top teams will be rewarded with Google Fitbit gadgets!

But the academic part is not the only reason why you should apply to our course! During the social part of the summer course, you will be introduced to Bucharest and Romanian surroundings, and its well-known national hospitality and joyful spirit as well as the less-known aspects of it: crazy nightlife, amazing architecture, affordable and tasty traditional food, and many other cool experiences waiting for you to discover them.

Don’t miss out on your chance to enjoy 11 amazing days in the ‘Little Paris of the East’ and get to know our Balkanic way of living and funny language!


Academic information

Fields of activity:
Applied Sciences , Automotive Engineering , Computational Sciences , Computer Engineering , Computer Science/Automatic Control/Informatics , Control Engineering/Systems engineering , Electrical/Electromechanical Engineering , Electronic/Electrotechnical Engineering , Mechanical Engineering , Mechatronics , Physics/Physics Engineering , Telecommunications/Electronics , Transport Engineering
Content and topics:
Hardware and software prototyping in IoT, Communication protocols in IoT, Data visualization in Cloud
Learning goals and objectives:
During the course, participants will be taught the basics of IoT, including software and hardware prototyping using sensors and other lesser-known components, and will analyze and process data collected in a cloud environment. By the end of the course, participants, grouped in teams, will deliver a project using their newly gained knowledge in IoT, and be rewarded for the best projects.
Examination type:
Team project presentation
ECTS credits issued:

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Motivation letter, interest in the topic and answers to our questions.

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

Students' dormitories next to our University.
Three meals per day, at least one of them warm.
Public transportation during your stay in Bucharest and a private bus for the Weekend Trip, provided at no extra costs.