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Information Technology Department hosted a Webinar on May 24, 2022, titled "IoT application in Agriculture: Smart Irrigation System using Spectral Clustering Method"

Vinodkumar Kakde     31-05-2022 14:56:10

The event was conducted by the Information Technology Department under the guidance of Dr. Duhai Al Shukali, Head of the IT Department, and in coordination with the Staff Development Unit at the University of Technology and Applied Sciences, Nizwa.

Mrs. Alice Lontok, Head of the IT Section, briefly introduced Prof M.V Ramana Murthy, Professor, and HoD, Mathematics and Humanities Department, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology Hyderabad, Telangana State, India.

Prof Ramana Murthy started the session with an introduction to the theme and the drastic changes which are taking place in the current world. He introduced the importance of mathematical logic, strategic approach, and technology implementation in the development of the Internet of Things. He elaborated on the details with a discussion of 10 equations that changed the course of history. He stressed the importance of these equations and their relation to realistic applications.

He discussed the IoT and IoE applications and the challenges related to them. He discussed the life cycle for creating the applications and the protocols needed to implement the applications in the real-time environment, such as Bluetooth Low-Energy Protocol, ZigBee, Message Queue Telemetry Transport- MQTT, Constrained Application Protocol-CoAP, DCPS, DLRL, NFC-IoT, AMQP-Messaging protocol, LoRaWAN protocol and others related to IoT application development.

Further, Prof Ramana Murthy introduced the different applications and the different Development Kits available in the market such as Arduino, Eclipse IoT, Kinoma, M2MLabs Mainspring, and Note-Red, and the related hardware options and the OS preferences. He discussed the type of sensing hardware and wearable hardware that may be required for creating IoT systems.

Later he continued the application of IoT in agriculture using spectral clustering methods where the graph Laplacian Matrices play an important role in the implementation. He discussed the Drip Irrigation requirements, advantages, and disadvantages that need to be considered. He discussed the importance of the Divide and Conquer algorithm and the spectral clustering algorithm in the implementation of the Drip Irrigation System which he has implemented successfully and presented different research papers related to the implementation.

Dr. Naheed Mohammed presented the token of appreciation to Prof M V Ramana Murthy with a vote of thanks.