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Lab of Things Workshop 2014

July 16, 2014 | Redmond, Washington, United States

The goal of the Lab of Things (LoT) Workshop 2014 is to enable the LoT community to exchange ideas and form collaborations. It will be a day for current and future LoT researchers to share experiences, and discuss future directions. The Lab of Things team will present an introduction to LoT along with current status, and an update to future plans. 




8:30 – 9:00


9:00 - 9:05  Welcome - Arjmand Samuel, Microsoft Research

9:05 – 10:00

Introductions - Two minute each attendee 

10:00 – 10:30

Lab of Things Introduction and Update - AJ Brush, Microsoft Research (slides)

10:30 - 11:00  Coffee Break 

11:00 – 12:00

Lab of Things implementation experiences (20 minute each):

  • Nilanjan Bannerjee, University of Maryland (slides)
  • Affan Syed, FAST-NUCES, Pakistan (slides)  
  • Mark Newman, University of Michigan, USA 
12:00 - 1:00 


1:00 – 1:45

Lab of Things project plans:

  • Jeffrey Haddad, Purdue University, USA
  • John Stankovic, University of Virginia, USA (slides)

1:45 – 3:00

Breakout sessions - Focus groups will propose extensions and future directions for the Lab of Things. 

  • Conducting research using the Lab of Things, led by AJ Brush, Microsoft Research, USA
  • System Design of the Lab of Things, led by Ratul Mahajan, Microsoft Research, and Mark Newman, University of Michigan, USA
  • Privacy and Security in the world of connected devices, led by Jaeyeon Jung, Microsoft Research, USA
3:00 - 3:30   Coffee break 

3:30 – 4:00

Breakout groups report back, ten minutes each 

4:00 – 4:15

Closing comments - Arjmand Samuel, Microsoft Research

4:45 - 7:00  Drinks and Hors d'oeuvre at Black Bottle Postern (transport provided)


About Lab of Things

Lab of Things (LoT) is a flexible platform for experimental research that uses connected devices in homes and beyond. LoT enables easy,

  • interconnection of devices and implementation of application scenarios, using HomeOS.
  • deployment and monitoring of field studies and analysis of data from experiments.
  • sharing of data, code, and participants, further lowering the barrier to evaluating ideas in a diverse set of homes


A brief introduction to the Lab of Things



Microsoft Conference Center Building 33 16070 NE 36th Way, Redmond, WA 98052.


July 16, 2014

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A.J. Brush
A.J. Brush

Jaeyeon Jung
Jaeyeon Jung

Ratul Mahajan
Ratul Mahajan

Amar Phanishayee
Amar Phanishayee

Arjmand Samuel
Arjmand Samuel

James Scott
James Scott