The Department of Computer Science, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and Amritapuri Campus is organizing a two day national level workshop on Internet of Things (IoT) from October 18 to 19, 2016.

First time in India get an IIT Certificate for IoT- Internet Of Things Workshop. This great year TECHNEX ‘17, IIT VARANASI in collaboration with Innovians Technologies, Noida is organizing a series of IoT- Internet of Things Workshop for Engineering students across the nation in 20 different Zonal Centers. Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri Campus is one of the Zonal Centers for the event. This total Event is divided into 3 Rounds:

Round 1

  • The workshops will be organized in Amrita School of Engineering on October 18 and 19, 2016.
  • The workshop will be organized by Innovians Technologies, Noida ( Workshop Partner – Technex ’17, IIT Varanasi) 
  • Students will get Certificate of Merit from TECHNEX ‘17, IIT VARANASI & Innovians Technologies.

Round 2 (Competition at Zonal Center)

  • On 19 th October, a Competition based on workshop will be organized at Amritapuri Campus.
  • Two Winning teams will get Certificate of Excellence from TECHNEX ‘17, IIT VARANASI in association with Innovians Technologies.

Round 3 (Final Round Competition during Technex'17 at IIT Varanasi) 

  • A Final Round competition will held at Technex'17 IIT Varanasi among all the Zonal Centre winning teams during 24-26 February, 2017 and winning team will get Certificate of Excellence & Prizes. All the Shortlisted Teams will have to present one IoT Based Project during Technex'17 at IIT Varanasi.

"If you think that the internet has changed your life, think again. The IoT is about to change it all over again!” - Brendan O’Brien

What is Internet of Things?

It’s a global network infrastructure, linking physical and virtual objects using cloud computing, data capture, and network communications. It allows devices to communicate with each other, access information on the Internet, store and retrieve data, and interact with users, creating smart, pervasive and always-connected environments.

The Internet of Things (IoT), sometimes referred to as the Internet of Objects, will change everything— including ourselves. This may seem like a bold statement, but consider the impact the Internet already has had on education, communication, business, science, government, and humanity. Clearly, the Internet is one of the most important and powerful creations in all of human history. Now consider that Internet of Things represents the next evolution of the Internet, taking a huge leap in its ability to gather, analyse, and distribute data that we can turn into information, knowledge, and, ultimately, wisdom. In this context, Internet of Things becomes immensely important.

What will you learn by attending the workshop:-

  • What “the Internet of Things” means and how it relates to Cloud computing concepts
  • How open platforms allow you to store your sensor data in the Cloud
  • The basic usage of the Arduino environment for creating your own embedded projects at low cost
  • How to connect your Arduino with your Android phone.
  • How to send data to the Internet and talk to the Cloud.
  • How to update sensor readings on Twitter (Social Networking Sites).
  • Control a Relay Switch by texting from your Phone.

Day 1

1.   Introduction to the Internet of Things

  • The Internet of Things
  • The Basics of Sensors & Actuators
  • Introduction to Cloud Computing

2.  The Arduino Platform 

  • The Arduino Open-Microcontroller Platform
  • Arduino Basics
  • Arduino Board Layout & Architecture

3.   Reading from Sensors
4.   Programming fundamentals ( C language )
5.   Arduino Programming & Interface of Sensors

  • Interfacing sensors with Arduino
  • Programming Arduino
  • Reading from Sensors

Project 1: Simple LED Program for Arduino
Project 2: Integrating Sensors & Reading Environmental Physical Values.
Project 3: Reading Environmental Values on Android Smartphone.

  • Talking to your Android Phone with Arduino
  • Connecting Arduino with Mobile Device.
  • The Android Mobile OS.
  • Using the Bluetooth Module

Project 4: Voice Controlled Mini Home Automation using Android Smartphone 
Project 5: Control Devices using Localhost Web Server for Home Automation.

  • Integrating Ethernet Module & Testing DHCP Connection
  • Creating Program for Localhost Web Server for controlling devices.

Day 2

Project 6: Creating own Android App using MIT App Inventor & controlling Arduino connected devices.
Project 7: Being Social on Twitter & update status on Twitter through Arduino

  • Make Electronics Gadget Talk to Internet
  • Integrating Ethernet Module
  • Creating App on Twitter

Project 8: Send Voltage & Analog Data on Cloud Server.

  • Cloud Computing
  • Communicating with the Cloud using Web Services.
  • Cloud Computing & IoT.
  • Popular Cloud Computing Services for Sensor Management.

Project 9: Use Arduino to Upload free data from Environmental Sensors to Cloud Server.
Project 10: Automatically Tweet Sensor Data on Twitter.
Project 11: Receive Automatic Call Notification on Mobile Phone for Burglar Alarm using IoT Platform. 
Project 12: Control Electronic Devices from anywhere across the world using Internet & Mobile App.

Duration: The duration of this workshop will be two consecutive days (18-19 October), with 6-7 hour session each day in a total of 12-14 hours.

Eligibility:  The are no prerequisites for joining this workshop. Any one interested, can join this workshop. While a basic C Programming would be helpful, it is not compulsory. Student from Electronics, Electrical, CS/IT any branch student can attend this workshop.

Certification Policy:

  • Certificate of Merit for all the workshop participants from Innovians Technologies & Technex'17, IIT Varanasi.

Poster Presentation

 As part of the event, we are conducting a poster presentation on 17-19 October 2016. Poster presentation details are furnished herewith. You can register for poster presentation through "Register Online" webform.



  1. Maximum of 4 members per group allowed.
  2. Complete the registration process for group.
  3. Group should have a group name.
  4. Group members should be amritans
  5. Submission deadline is on October 15,2016
  6. Submissions have to be in the prescribed template in pdf format
  7. Groups are suggested to keep ready with the posters for their proposals.
  8. Best twenty posters will be called for poster exhibition on October 17,during workshop conducted by  IIT  Varanasi at Amritapuri.
  9. Best three posters will receive the Cash prizes
  10. Send your proposal in the specified format  to



  1. Important information should be readable from about 10 feet away
  2. Title is short and draws interest
  3. Word count of about 300 to 800 words
  4. Text is clear and to the point
  5. Use of bullets, numbering, and headlines make it easy to read
  6. Effective use of graphics, color and fonts
  7. Consistent and clean layout
  8. Includes acknowledgments, your name and institutional affiliation
  9. Poster must be printed in colour
  10. Size of the poster must be 36inch tall and 48inch wide

Please fill out the forms below.



  1. Br. Sudeep – Director, Amritapuri Campus
  2. Dr. Balakrishnan Shankar, Associate Dean, Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri
  3. Dr. S. N. Jyothi, Principal, Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri
  4. Dr. M. R. Kaimal, Chairman, CS Dept
  5. Ms. Ani R. Vice Chairperson, Dept of CSA
  6. Dr. Jyothisha J. Nair, Vice Chairperson, Dept of CSE

Faculty Co-ordinators
  1. Mr. Binu P. K., Assistant Professor , Dept of CSA
  2. Ms. Jayasree Narayanan, Assistant Professor , Dept of CSE
  3. Ms .Jisha R. C., Assistant Professor , Dept of CSA
  4. Ms. Lekshmi S. Nair, Assistant Professor , Dept of CSE
  5. Mr. Krishna S., Faculty Associate, Dept of CSA

Important Dates

Event Sponsor

Event Details
2016-10-18 09:00 to 2016-10-19 16:00
Computer Science
School of Engineering