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    Get-together of the friendly Operating System for the Internet of Things

    Berlin, Germany



Let’s meet face to face!

About RIOT

RIOT is the friendly operating system for the Internet of Things. If you cannot run Linux on your device due to constrained hardware, use RIOT! RIOT explicitly implements the idea of an open Internet. It supports all relevant standards and is distributed under open source license. You find more details on www.riot-os.org

The RIOT community consists of companies, academias, and hobbyist, distributed all around the world. After three very successful years, we think it’s time to meet more personally.

About the Summit

Over the last three years, RIOT has been emerged as one of the agile and state of the art operating system for the IoT. It’s time to meet face-to-face!

The RIOT Summit aims for bringing together RIOTers, beginners and experts, as well as people interested in the IoT in general and decision makers who plan to deploy RIOT in the future. The event combines plenary talks, hands-on tutorials, and  demos. The Summit will not only inform about latest developments, but will also help to gather feedback from the community to shape the RIOT future.

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What can you expect?

This is the first summit of the RIOT community. We will put hell of a lot of energy to make this a special event.

  • Great talks
  • Lively demos and tutorials
  • Social networking
  • No registration fees but reservation is needed

Why should you attend?

It’s like vacation. Once a year you should come together with the members of the community to reflect on the past and push the future.

  • Contact with senior and junior RIOT developers
  • Latest community news
  • IETF 96 starts after the Summit. Combine trips.
  • Participation is free

Why should you sponsor?

RIOT is a community product and we want to involve as many people as possible. We don’t want to introduce fees and need your help!

  • Explicit support of the RIOT community
  • High visibility
  • Different sponsor levels
  • Connect with RIOT developers and users

RIOT Summit is set over two days of great talks and tutorials for IoT enthusiasts

Below you find a sketch of the schedule. Details will follow as soon as the program is ready.

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Ralph Droms

Cisco Distinguished Engineer

Bio: Ralph is a Distinguished Engineer in the CTAO organization at Cisco. He is currently involved in research into the use of Information Centric Networking (ICN) in sensor networks and development of highly scalable DNS Service Discovery. Ralph is a member of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) and is also active in the IETF, where…

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Carsten Bormann

Co-Chair 6LOWPAN, Chair T2TRG, Co-author CBOR, and more

Bio: Carsten is has been leading the IETF efforts on Integrated Services for Low-Bitrate Links (ISSLOW) and is co-chairing the Robust Header Compression WG (ROHC), which are a prerequisite to seamless Internet Multimedia Conferencing over low-speed links (wired and wireless), including Internet Telephony. From 2002 to 2004, he served as a founding chair of the…

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Tilmann Scheller

Principal Compiler Engineer, Samsung Electronics

Title: JerryScript – A ultra-lifgtweight JavaScript engine on RIOT Bio: Tilmann Scheller is a principal compiler engineer working in the Samsung Open Source Group. His primary focus is on the ARM/AArch64 backends of LLVM. He has been working on LLVM since 2007 and has held previous positions involving LLVM at NVIDIA and Apple. He also…

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Matthias Kovatsch


Bio: Matthias Kovatsch is an Internet of Things (IoT) researcher with a focus on Web technology for highly resource-constrained devices. He is active in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the IoT Industry Working Group by the Eclipse Foundation. He is the creator of Californium (Cf), Erbium (Er), and Copper (Cu) open-source implementations of the…

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Krishna Shingala

R&D Engineer Nordic Semiconductor

Title Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) in the IoT Bio Krishna is currently leading the Internet Of Things SDK at Nordic. Her team aims at enabling IPv6 based solutions for our customers. Prior to working with Nordic she has been working with Bluetooth Stack development with Mindtree Limited. Her role included architecture design and contributing the…

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Ioannis Glaropoulos

Senior Research and Development Engineer, Nordic Semiconductor

Title Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) in the IoT Bio Ioannis Glaropoulos is a senior embedded software engineer working at Nordic Semiconductor. His primary focus is on Bluetooth Smart core stack design and development for Nordic nRF5x series of ICs. He is active in the Bluetooth SIG Core Specification Working Group (CSWG). Previously he has held…

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Stefan Schmidt

Developer of the Linux-wpan Stack

Title: Introduction to Linux-wpan and Potential Cooperation Bio: Stefan Schmidt has been a FOSS contributor for over 10 years. During this time he worked on a variety of projects and different layers of the Linux ecosystem. In the past, he has worked on bootloaders and the Linux kernel to port Linux 2.6 to Motorola smartphones,…

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Michael Frey

Title: Coding with RIOT: What the Lessons Learned

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Friday, July 15

  • 8:30am - 9:00am Registration
  • 9:00am - 9:15am Welcome

    9:00am – 9:05am: Welcome
    9:05am – 9:15am: RIOT Overview

  • 9:15am - 10:00am Keynote by Ralph Droms (Cisco)
  • 10:00am - 10:30am Break
  • 10:30am - 12:00m IoT Communication Standards

    IETF protocols for IoT, Carsten Bormann (TZI)
    W3C standards for IoT, Kovatsch (Siemens)
    OpenThread, J. Hui (Nest) [TBC]

  • 12:00pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
  • 1:00pm - 2:00 pm IoT Gateways

    Nordic BLE-based home router + 6LoWPAN IoT aspect, Krishna Shingala and Ioannis Glaropoulos (Nordic Semiconductor)
    AGILE open-source hardware/software ecosystem for IoT, C. Doukas (Create-NET)
    IoT Home Gateways with RIOT, Kaspar Schleiser (Freelancer) (TBC)

  • 2:00pm - 2:45 pm IoT Hardware

    Power-Line Communication with RIOT, M. Elshuber, Theobroma (SME)
    MIPS for RIOT, Keno Mario-Ghae (ImgTec)

  • 2:45pm - 3:15 pm Break
  • 3:15pm - 4:15pm Practical Community Aspects

    Linux-WPAN, Stefan Schmidt (Developer of the Linux-wpan Stack)
    Newbie RIOT coding, Michael Frey (HU Berlin)
    More TBA

  • 3:30pm - 4:00pm Break


  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm Future IoT Software and Network Concepts

    ICN-IoT, Marcel Enguehard (Cisco)
    JerryScript – A ultra-lifgtweight JavaScript engine on RIOT, Tilmann Scheller (Samsung)
    IoT Software Updates, Mathias Tausig (Uni. Vienna)

  • 5:30pm - 6:00pm Open Mic
  • 7:00pm Dinner

    Details will be announced.

Saturday, July 16

  • 8:30am - 9:00am Setup

    Details will be announced.

  • 9:00am Hands-on Tutorials

    Details will be announced.

  • Task Force Meetings

    Details will be announced.

  • 7:00pm IETF Warm-Up

    The IETF Warm-Up is a casual social to meet colleagues and friends working on the Internet. Participants of the RIOT Summit are cordially invited to join. Separate registration is required: http://ietf96-warmup.realmv6.org/.

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Interested in attending the Summit? Please register!


Please note that separate registration for the BBQ at Saturday is required.

Travel Information


Freie Universität Berlin
Computer Science building
Takustr. 9
14195 Berlin, Germany

Air Travel

Berlin operates two airports: Tegel airport and Schönfeld airport. If you arrive from abroad, you will most likely arrive at Tegel airport.

Berlin is perfectly connected in Europe. In case of oversea traveling, consider also flights to Berlin via London, Paris, or Amsterdam. Other major airport hubs in Germany are Frankfurt and Munich.

Train Travel

The German railway system is mainly operated by Deutsche Bahn. If you arrive via train, you should target Südkreuz, which is the closest larger railway station.

Public Transport

The public transport includes metro (U-Bahn), local trains (S-Bahn), bus, and tram. If you stay in the inner city, which is almost everything except Schönefeld airport, you need an “AB” ticket. A single ticket with a two-hour validity costs 2,40 EUR, a day ticket 6,50 EUR, and a 7-day pass 28,00 EUR. Do not miss to stamp your ticket before you use it. For further information and to plan a journey have a look at BVG, the main operator of the public transport.

Nearby Accommodations

Seminaris Campus Hotel

  • 5 minutes walking distance to the Summit venue
  • Unfortunately, booked out for July 14


Novum Hotel Ravenna

  • 15 minutes by public transport


Best Western Premier Hotel Steglitz

  • 15 minutes by public transport


Aparthotel Residenz 2000 Berlin

  • 20 minutes walking distance


Hotel Il Mulino

  • 20 minutes walking distance


IETF Hotels

  • If you plan to attend IETF meeting, you should consider hotels closer to the IETF venue.
  • Traveling from IETF hotels to Summit venue takes about 30 minutes by public transport.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the IETF?

The IETF is the Internet Engineering Task Force. The mission of the IETF is to make the Internet work better by producing high quality, relevant technical documents that influence the way people design, use, and manage the Internet. This includes protocols for the IoT. Right after the RIOT Summit the IETF will held its 96th...

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When does registration start?

The registration is open and available via https://riot-summit16.eventbrite.com/. Please note that you need a separate registration for the BBQ at Saturday, if you plan to attend: https://ietf96-warmup.eventbrite.com.

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Who organizes the RIOT Summit?

The RIOT Summit is organized by the Computer Systems and Telematics group at Freie Universität Berlin, INRIA, and the Internet Technologies group at HAW Hamburg. All three institutions are the original founders of RIOT. You can contact the organizers via summit@riot-os.org.

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How much does participation at the Summit cost?

Participating at the RIOT Summit 2016 will be free of charge. However, explicit registration is mandatory for planning purposes.

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