Held under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU)

  About the Track

Track Chair : Ms. Amany Atef

Today, internet of things (IoT) is revolutionizing diverse industries and the realm of education is no exception to the influence of IoT.

The IoT has the potential to fundamentally change the way we live and work. It's not just about 'wearables' or 'driverless cars' or 'connected fridges'. It's so much more than that. The demand of IoT in education continue to accelerate by leaps and bounds on the back of growing adoption of IoT-enabled devices in classrooms as they help educational institutions function in a more efficient manner. Educational institutions are increasingly streamlining day-to-day operations with adoption of IoT in education. IoT in education is helping them focus more on real teaching activities, while IoT-enabled devices automatically detecting student presence to eliminate the need of taking attendance.

IoT systems have different technologies such as: RIFD, NFC, 3G, 4G, and Sensors. Their function is to transfer very large sensitive and private data. There are many ethical challenges that need to be taken into consideration by individuals and companies that use this technology. We need to address the values, ingredients and actors involved in the process of creating connected devices as well as zooming into the challenging moments and trying to understand how, by who and when are the ethical decisions associated with this challenging moment being made.