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.

Speakers & Presenters

(more to be announced)

Gilles Van Assche

Senior Security Engineer

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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Eric Sesterhenn

IT Security Consultant

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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Vincent Dupont

Embedded Software Engineer

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 other improvements regarding hardware…

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Marcel Enguehard

Software Engineer

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 developers of the open-source vICN framework. In prior work, Marcel Enguehard…

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Ken Bannister

Principal Software Engineer

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 RIOT community, Ken Bannister works on developing…

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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

Title: Multiple Personalities – Thoughts on a Virtualized RIOT 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 Berlin, guest researcher at…

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Koen Zandberg

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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José Ignacio Alamos

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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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 or contact info@steglitz.bestwestern.de

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?

As soon as the preliminary agenda is published, we will open the registration.

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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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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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