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Third year student invited to top-ranking conference

14 August 2019

Rhy's final year project, an IoT Skullfort.

Student’s paper gains him an invitation to London UbiComp 2019.

The ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp) is the result of a merger of the two most renowned conferences in the field: Pervasive and UbiComp. UbiComp 2019 is a high-level conference and multi-track, multi-disciplinary programme.

Third-year student Rhys Beckett developed his final year project based on internet-connected cosplay and the potential impact that the Internet of Things (IoT) technology may have on the cosplay community.

Internet of Things refers to the interconnection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data.

Rhys created a costume and embedded IoT technology to enhance its capabilities and user interactions. The costume is an IoT Skullfort helmet from the popular online video game Destiny. Sensing technologies are widely used in many different wearable domains including cosplay scenarios.

Rhys said, “I’m both excited and nervous to attend the conference in London.  I’m proud that I’ve been accepted, despite being a BSc student. I aim to bring more academic exposure to cosplay, revealing some of the intricacies and complexity involved in the costume fabrication process.

Thanks to my project work, I have secured a job in an IoT based start-up company in Swansea called Vortex IoT", he added.

The posters represent the cutting-edge of the UbiComp/ISWC program. Following the long fruitful tradition of poster presentations, UbiComp 2019 solicits submissions for Posters Program that feature early research work and preliminary results.

The Poster Session will provide an excellent opportunity for feedback on early research results and give ongoing projects early visibility among the academic and industrial audience.

The conference is located in QEII Centre in the heart of London and will be held on 11th-13th September 2019.

Rhy's project 'IoT Skullfort: Exploring the Impact of Internet Connected Cosplay' was supervised by Dr Charith Perera from the School of Computer Science & Informatics.

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