Tutorials | Thursday, October 19, 2017

This year the 2017 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference will be offering one tutorial on October 19, 2017. Tutorials and Pre-Conference meetings on Thursday October 19, 2017 end with a welcome reception Thursday evening. The Conference opens Friday morning and runs through Sunday October 22, 2017 until 12:00 PM. See below for more information on this years tutorials! 

Internet-of-Things (IoT)-enabled Water Quality Testing and Analysis

Abstract | The U.N. estimates that by 2025, forty-eight nations, with combined populations of 2.8 billion, will face freshwater scarcity. Fifty percent of worldwide groundwater is unsuitable for drinking because of pollution and only about .007% of the water on earth is accessible for human use.


Every 20 seconds, a child dies from a water-related disease. Children in polluted environments often carry about 1,000 parasitic worms in their bodies at any time. The recent reports indicate that the diseases due to the consumption of contaminated water are increasing and causing more than 3.4 million deaths each year among human beings worldwide, also the increasing water pollution is becoming a big threat to water habitat.

The proposed tutorial provides two parts of the program. The first part covers the basic principles of Internet of Things (IoT), design, infrastructure, connectivity and the core concepts of IoT such as sensing, processing and reporting the data to the cloud. The second part describes the implementation, prototype and few use cases.

The attendees will learn various types of IoT hardware such as Intel and ARM mBed family, Sensor connectivity protocols including UART, GPIO and I2C. The instructor will also cover topics on Cloud platform and Analytics. In this workshop, the Cloud technologies explained are AWS IoT, IBM Bluemix, Microsoft Azure and GE Predix. At the end, the audience will have an opportunity to witness few demonstrations on analytics.

Tutorial Presented By:

Tokunbo Ogunfunmi (Santa Clara University, USA)
Shivakaumar Mathapathi (Santa Clara University, USA)