The IISc Smart Campus project is developing an open, integrated and extensible Internet of Things (IoT) technology stack for Smart Management of campus utilities. The IoT stack brings together hybrid sensing with physical and crowd-sourced sensors, diverse networking technologies, Big Data Analytics platforms, and science-driven utility management. The project will form a "living laboratory" to test and validate IoT research and technologies for India.
About 30 buildings on campus are expected to be instrumented with IoT networking and water sensors. The initial target domain is intelligent water management for a sustainable campus environment, and can be extended to other domains like energy and environment monitoring. The outcome will lead to lower energy use through optimal pump operations, improve water quality through online prediction and detection, and reduce the water usage through knowledge sharing and citizen-science within a campus eco-system. The project will also bring visibility to campus members of their water usage and the quality.
This inter-disciplinary team has faculty, staff and students from Computational and Data Sciences, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and Civil Engineering. The project is supported by the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DeitY) and the Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems (RBCCPS) at IISc, from June 2015 to May 2017.