Design and deploy your own IoT/M2M solutions in the magical environment of Drvengrad

The 7th Summer School on IoT/M2M and Applications of Smart and Connected Devices, senZations'12, takes place September 3 - September 7, 2012, in Drvengrad, Serbia.  The senZations summer school has become an annual event on the agenda of young researchers in Europe. Covering a range of novel topics from wireless sensor networks to M2M to Internet of Things and their applications with support of excellent lecturers and senior researchers from academy and industry, the senZations have attracted more than 300 students during the past six events.

Design and deploy your own IoT/M2M solutions in the magical environment of Drvengrad and run experiments on the SmartSantander framework! Learn about the latest achievements in the field of IoT and M2M from the experts coming from the EU FP7 projects EXALTED, LOLA, HOBNET and SmartSantander! Join us, have fun, meet peers and experienced researchers, expand your network of contacts.

The aim of the summer school is to:

  • Run experiments on SmartSantander framework including a live deployment in Drvengrad
  • Present the latest results, trends, activities and applications in the IoT and M2M domain
  • Identify novel research opportunities, important challenges and research directions
  • Demonstrate existing prototypes and demos - and implement new ones!
  • Interact with experienced researchers and establish new contacts
  • Have fun and enjoy the beauty of the Serbian mountains while acquiring new skills and expertise


The summer school will last for 5 days and will feature a number of different activities:

Lectures: Each day will feature lectures with susbequent discussions around important IoT and M2M research themes and technology areas:

  • IoT and M2M architecture
  • IoT and M2M services in next generation mobile networks
  • Latest IoT and M2M standards developments in IETF and ETSI
  • Semantic Sensor Networks and Linked Open Data
  • IoT enablers for smart environments and intelligent buildings
  • Security and Privacy for IoT
  • Social impacts of IoT
  • SmartSantander - how to run experiments on a large-scale, outdoors experimental platform and get funding for it

Lecturers include: Zach Shelby (Sensinode), Alex Gluhak (Uni of Surrey), Konrad Wrona (NATO C3 Agency),Rob van Kranenburg (IoT Council), Payam Barnaghi (Uni of Surrey), Nemanja Ognjanovic (Telekom Serbia), Carles Anton Haro (CTTC Spain), Dennis Pfisterer (Uni of Luebeck), Piraba Navaratnam (Uni of Surrey), Michele Natti (Uni of Surrey), Angeliki Alexiou (Uni of Piraeus), Srdjan Krco (Ericsson).

Hands-on project: Work in a team in order to design and deploy your own real IoT/M2M solutions in the magical environment of Drvengrad and run experiments on the SmartSantander framework!

Participants Workshop: All participants will have an opportunity to exercise their presentation skills and to get constructive feedback while presenting their own work and/or the results of the team projects.

Social activities: A half-day excursion, a dinner party as well as other interesting social activities will be also organized.


The summer school will take place in Drvengrad, Serbia - an ethnic village (and a 4-star hotel) built by movie director Emir Kusturica (Underground, Black Cat White Cat, Time of the Gypsies).


Participation is open to all qualified applicants, but the number of participants is limited to a maximum of 40. Please register early.

To apply, please fill in the form available here.

If you have any additional questions regarding registration or need assistance with the registration, please send an e-mail including your name and contact information to local organizers:

Jelena Djordjevic (jelena.djordjevic at dunavnet.­eu)

Gordana Nikolic (gnikolic at

The registration fee of EUR365 (415EUR for registrations made after May 31, 2012) includes participation at all school activities, school material, 6 days shared accommodation in 2/3-person apartments/rooms with full board, a social event and access to all hotel facilities.

Transport will be organized by bus from Belgrade. The return ticket costs 30EUR.  Please inform us if you wish to use this option. In case you want to travel on your own, but need some help and tips, do not hesitate to contact us.


Early registration deadline: May 31, 2012

For registrations after May 31, 2012, the participation fee is 415EUR - so be fast, book your place now!



Program Committee:

Srdjan Krco, Ericsson

Konrad Wrona, NATO C3 Agency

Alexander Gluhak, University of Surrey

Christian Ibars, CTTC

Local Organization Committee:

Jelena Djordjevic jelena.djordjevic at

Gordana Nikolic gnikolic at


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