Non-Degree / Dates: 11-15 July 2022

Nowadays, we witness the rapidly increasing interest in smart home technology in the industry and private sector. Thousands of vendors propose their solutions. What scenarios can be implemented with these solutions? What standards for smart homes exist and how are they developed? What is the cost of entry in the smart home deployment in terms of efforts and finances? How do smart homes work and how can we make solutions from the different vendors interoperable?

In five days of this intensive course, the following topics will be introduced to the students:

  • Introduction of Internet of Things and common standards. Network model (OSI), different vendors’ architectures and platforms, data serialization languages and tools (YAML, Node-Red).
  • Introduction of popular platforms. Hands-on tasks for connecting and configuring sensors and actuators on an example of Home Assistant platform.
  • Design for specific solutions and writing requirements.
  • Development of designed solutions
  • Evaluation and presentation of projects

During the course, the students will implement their own projects and install smart home prototypes.

Why this course?

  • This course provides essential knowledge about the design and implementation of smart home solutions using the latest standards and platforms.

  • It opens eyes to the domain of future technologies that improve the lives of people.


Vladimir Tomberg, PhD, Associate Preofessor of Interaction design and Senior Research Fellow in Tallinn University;

Tanel Toova, an ICT engineer and a system administrator in the School for Digital Technologies at Tallinn University. Among his interests are development and deployment software and hardware for smart environments.


Classes take place each week from Monday to Friday. The lectures are planned for each day 10:00 – 14:00. After lunch students will have time for group-work on their project in our labs.


The course can be useful for students who have a technical background and are interested in the smart home automation domain, also for those who would just like to play with their own smart homes.

Size limit 15 people; working 3 persons per group.

Credit points

Upon full participation and completion of course work students will be awarded 2 ECTS points and a diploma of completion.

Course fee

Student DiscountNon-Student
Early-Bird Course Fee (until 31 March 2022)300€400€
Regular Course Fee (after 31 March 2022)350€450€

Accommodationcultural programme and meals are not included in the the price.