International Seminar on Air Quality and IoT-based Sensors

Poor air quality is a concern in African cities but governments have been too slow to react, one of the reasons being the scarcity of data on different air pollutants. Instruments based on low-cost sensors and Internet of Things are being considered as solutions to evaluate the concentration of different pollutants.

The main objective of the Internet of Things for Air quality Monitoring (IoT4AQ) project is to organise training sessions for researchers and students on the design and implementation of low-cost sensors for air quality monitoring. The project will use astronomy instrumentation knowledge and skills.

An online seminar will be conducted on November 7-8, 2023, for researchers, teachers, students, and all those who wish to learn how to design IoT-based air sensors.

Topics include:

  • air pollution and health effects,
  • air quality index, and
  • design, testing and deployment of IoT-based air quality monitors.

At the end of the seminar, participants who wish to build their own IoT-based monitors will be invited for hands-on-training sessions.

Participants who would like to present their ongoing research, are invited to register, and submit an abstract of around 200 words.

Registrations: August 1 – October 31, 2023

Submissions: August 1 – September 30, 2023

For any inquiries or questions, please contact: Dr. Bertrand Tchanche (