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. The first Summit was a big success in 2016. It’s time to meet again 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 second 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
  • Co-located with ACM ICN. 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 2016 was a rousing success. Check out the highlights from last year’s event, which more than 150 participants enjoyed.





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The RIOT Summit: 2 days of great talks & tutorials for IoT enthusiasts.


Gilles Van Assche

Senior Security Engineer, STMicroelectronics

Title: Permutation-based cryptography for the Internet of Things Bio: Gilles Van Assche works for STMicroelectronics on security and testing aspects of software on secure microcontrollers. He teaches cryptography at the École Supérieure d’Informatique in Brussels and he is an active researcher in the field of cryptography with a focus on hashing, pseudo-random number generation, authentication…

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Ian Thomas

Chief Strategy Officer, Fujitsu RunMyProcess

Bio: Ian Thomas is a Fujitsu strategist and thought leader currently serving as Chief Strategy Officer of Fujitsu RunMyProcess. He is also active across Fujitsu’s wider software business, investigating new technologies in support of future portfolio plans. Previously, Ian undertook a range of strategy and innovation roles across the Fujitsu Group. As Chief Strategy Officer,…

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Pekka Nikander

Industrial Internet Professor at Aalto University

Title: SOFIE: Securely and Openly Federating IoT systems Bio: Pekka Nikander is a professor of Industrial Internet at Aalto University, Finland. He is an entrepreneur, lead programmer, and security researcher with over 30 years of experience. He has founded 6 startups (one listed at Nasdaq OMX) and published over 100 peer reviewed papers.  Among other things,…

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Eric Sesterhenn

IT Security Consultant, X41 D-Sec

Title: Have a secure RIOT Bio: Eric Sesterhenn is an IT Security consultant, currently working at X41 D-Sec GmbH. His areas of work focus on penetration testing and source code auditing. He identified vulnerabilities in various software projects including the Linux kernel and X.org. Recently, Eric Sesterhenn was part of the winning team of the Deutsche Post Security…

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Szymon Janc

Technical lead, Codecoup

Title: MCUboot: A Secure Bootloader for microcontroller-class devices Bio: Szymon Janc is an embedded software engineer, developing embedded Linux systems since 2007. A Linux and FLOSS enthusiast and contributor, Szymon Janc has worked on Android based mobile platforms development, mostly focused on local connectivity area. He is also involved in Bluetooth stack development for The…

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Marcel Enguehard

Software Engineer, Cisco

Title: Large scale experiments on virtual ICN-based IoT networks with vICN Bio: Marcel Enguehard works for Cisco Systems, and is pursuing a PhD focusing on applying Information-Centric Networking to the Internet of Things. In particular, Marcel Enguehard is studying forwarding strategies in different parts of the IoT vertical. He is also one of the main…

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Vincent Dupont

Embedded Software Engineer, OTAkeys

Title: RIOT and CAN Bio: Vincent Dupont is an embedded software engineer at OTAkeys, a Continental subsidiary, which develops car sharing solutions. His work focuses on new generation car sharing modules. In this context, Vincent Dupont’s involvement in the RIOT community lead him and his team to provide RIOT with a CAN stack, as well as…

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Ken Bannister

Principal Software Engineer, Onset Computer

Title: gcoap Features, Example and Next Steps Bio: Ken Bannister is principal software engineer at Onset Computer, which develops data loggers for environmental, building, and cold chain monitoring. The focus of his work is on sensor data collection and network monitoring for low power wireless networks, as well as on effective development processes. Within the…

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Simona Samardjiska


Title: Post-Quantum Cryptography for IoT Bio: Simona Samardjiska is postdoctoral researcher at Radboud University (Netherlands), and assistant professor at FCSE (Macedonia). She obtained her PhD at NTNU in Norway with a thesis on multivariate cryptography and focuses her research interest on the wider area of post-quantum cryptography. Simona Samardjiska is currently part of the PQCRYPTO European project,…

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Michael Frey

Senior Embedded Software Engineer, MSA

Title: Cloudy with a Chance of RIOTs – Towards an Open Industrial Internet Bio: Michael Frey is an embedded software engineer at MSA Safety, a global company designing products protecting users against hazardous or life-threatening situations, by combining electronics, mechanical systems and advanced materials. Previously Michael Frey was a research assistant at Humboldt University in…

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Koen Zandberg

Title: Adaptive radio output scaling for power and bandwidth saving Bio: Koen Zandberg studies embedded systems, and has a background in electrical engineering. He is working on projects related to RIOT and Linux, and is currently experimenting with the deployment of a large scale open source building environment monitoring system based on RIOT.

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Oliver Hahm

Embedded software engineer, Zühlke

Title: How RIOT-ready is industry? Bio: Oliver Hahm is an embedded software engineer at Zühlke, an independent service provider for product and software engineering, consulting, and start-up financing. Previously he obtained his PhD at Université Paris-Saclay, France, and worked as a researcher for Inria and Freie Universität Berlin as well as software engineer for ScatterWeb…

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Joern Alraun

Co-founder of Calliope

Title: Introduction to the Calliope mini Bio: Jørn Alraun is an interaction designer and co-foundedr of Calliope gGmbH. The non-profit company aims to reach for the educational system. To convey digital sovereiginity and creative coding at schools and to embed it in the curriculum permanently by developing the single board computer called Calliope mini. He…

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Kai Beckmann

Title: Multiple Personalities – Thoughts on a Virtualized RIOT Bio: Kai Beckmann is a PhD student in the SENSYBLE doctoral school, a joint program of RheinMain University of Applied Sciences Wiesbaden and Goethe University Frankfurt. His research topics range from middleware for distributed embedded systems to model-driven software development and tests for embedded and industrial…

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José Ignacio Alamos

Embedded Software Engineer at Inria Chile

Title: DropWatcher: A real world LoRaWAN application on RIOT Bio: José is an Electrical Engineer from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Since 2016 he is a member of Inria Chile, a research institution focused on Information and Communication technologies. He is part of Inria Chile’s Internet of Things platform, and is working in RIOT-OS based…

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Kaleb Himes

Software Engineer, wolfSSL

Title: Progressively Securing RIOT-OS! Bio: Software Engineer at wolfSSL

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Monday, September 25

  • 8:30am - 9:00am Registration
  • 9:00am - 9:15am Welcome
  • 9:15am - 10:00am Keynote by Gilles Van Assche (STMicroelectronics)

    Title: Permutation-based cryptography for the Internet of Things 

  • 10:00am - 10:30am Break & Demos
  • 10:30am - 12:30pm IoT Security

    SOFIE: Securely and Openly Federating IoT systems, Pekka Nikander (Aalto University)
    Progressively Securing RIOT-OS!, Kaleb Himes ()
    Have a secure RIOT, Eric Sesterhenn ( X41 D-Sec GmbH)
    Post-Quantum Cryptography for IoT, Simona Samardjiska (Radboud University)

  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch
  • 1:30pm - 2:45pm Virtualisation & Bootstrapping

    Large scale experiments on virtual ICN-based IoT networks with vICN, Marcel Enguehard (Cisco)
    Multiple Personalities – Thoughts on a Virtualized RIOT, Kai Beckmann (RheinMain University Wiesbaden)
    Fast modelling & deployment of IoT applications from the cloud to RIOT devices, Ian Thomas (Fujitsu)
    MCUboot: A Secure Bootloader for microcontroller-class devices, Szymon Janc (Codecoup)

  • 2:45pm - 3:45pm Use Cases

    Cloudy with a Chance of RIOTs – Towards an Open Industrial Internet, Michal Frey (MSA)
    How RIOT-ready is industry?, Oliver Hahm (Zühlke)
    Introduction to the Calliope mini, Joern Alraun (Calliope)

  • 3:45pm - 4:15pm Break & Demos
  • 4:15pm - 5:15pm Network

    RIOT and CAN, Vincent Dupont (OTAkeys)
    DropWatcher: A real world LoRaWAN application on RIOT, José Ignacio Alamos (Inria Chile)
    Adaptive radio output scaling for power and bandwidth saving, Koen Zandberg

  • 5:15pm - 6:00pm Open Mic
  • 7:00pm Dinner@Fluxbau

Tuesday, September 26

  • 8:00am - 9:00am Registration
  • 9:00-12:00 Introduction into RIOT CI system

    For developers and maintainers.

  • 9:00am - 12:30pm Hands-on Tutorial: NDN/CCN-lite/RIOT

    This tutorial is part of ACM ICN. However, you are invited to attend the tutorial. It will take place at the same venue as the RIOT Summit. More details about the tutorial http://conferences.sigcomm.org/acm-icn/2017/tutorial-ndn-ccnlite-riot.html.

  • 12:30pm - 1:45pm Lunch
  • 1:45pm - 3:00pm LoRa

    How to integrate MAC layer into RIOT?

  • 1:45pm - 6:00pm Hands-on Tutorial: NDN/CCN-lite/RIOT

    This tutorial is part of ACM ICN. However, you are invited to attend the tutorial. It will take place at the same venue as the RIOT Summit. More details about the tutorial http://conferences.sigcomm.org/acm-icn/2017/tutorial-ndn-ccnlite-riot.html.

  • 1:45pm - 6:00pm Ad Hoc Breakout and Coding Sessions

    We will provide time for open sessions that are formed on site, depending on the needs of the RIOTers.

    Please contact the organizers or the registration desk on site if you want to propose a topic.

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Interested in attending the Summit? Please register!


Please note that before and after the Summit, other IoT events will take place at the venue of the RIOT Summit: ACM ICN, T2TRG, and ICNRG. Separate registration required.

Travel Information


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


Air Travel

Berlin operates two airports: Tegel airport and Schönefeld 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

Best Western Plus Hotel Steglitz

  • venue is easy to reach via bus, 12 minutes door-by-door
  • special rates (80 EUR single, 105 EUR twin or double room)
  • discount code “ICN17”

Booking via info@si-hotel.com

Seminaris Campus Hotel

  • 5 minutes walking distance
  • no special rates


Hotel Il Mulino

  • 20 minutes walking distance
  • no special rates


Frequently Asked Questions

When does registration start?

You can register via http://riot-summit17.eventbrite.com/. Note that separate registrations are required for the side events.

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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 2017 will be free of charge. However, explicit registration is mandatory for planning purposes.

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What is the ACM ICN?

ACM ICN is the flagship research conference on information-centric networking. This new networking paradigm promises several performance improvement for the IoT and 5G. We thought it is beneficial that both communities can meet easily. That’s why both events are organized in the same week.

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