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. RIOT aims to implement all relevant open standards supporting an Internet of Things that is connected, secure, durable & privacy-friendly.

About the Summit

Over the last four years, RIOT has been emerged as one of the agile and state of the art operating system for the IoT. The previous Summits were a big success. 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 third 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 CHES 2018. 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 2017 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. Interested in supporting or giving a talk?

Speakers (more to come)

Jaime Jiménez

Master Researcher, Ericsson

Keynote: TBA Bio: Jaime Jiménez is Master Researcher at Ericsson and co-charing the IETF CoRE Working Group which takes care of standardizing the Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP) and CoAP related standards. Jaime is also chair and key contributor of the IPSO Semantic Group. He is one of the four authors of the Industrial Internet Consortium…

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Szymon Janc

Embedded software engineer, Codecoup

Title: NimBLE – Portable Bluetooth stack from Apache Mynewt Bio: Szymon is an embedded software engineer. Develops embedded Linux systems since 2007. Linux and FLOSS enthusiast and contributor. Since 2009 works on Android based mobile platforms development mostly focused on local connectivity area. Involved in Bluetooth stack development for The Zephyr Project and Apache Mynewt….

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Elmer Lastdrager

Research Engineer, SIDN Labs

Title: Securing the IoT using SPIN Bio: Elmer Lastdrager works as a Research Engineer for SIDN Labs, focusing on security and privacy in home networks that contain one or more Internet of Things devices. Abstract: IoT devices are often insecure due to security vulnerabilities in combination with a lack of software updates. Widespread IoT devices in home networks…

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Joost Rijneveld

Digital Security group of the Radboud University

Title: PQM4: Implementing Post-Quantum Crypto on the Cortex M4 Bio: Joost Rijneveld is a PhD candidate at the Digital Security group of the Radboud University, in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. As part of the European PQCRYPTO project, he has been working on practical software implementations of post-quantum cryptography: cryptographic primitives that run on `classical’ devices, but…

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Travel Information


Science Park Congress Center
Science Park 125
1098 XG Amsterdam, Netherlands

Air Travel

Amsterdam is perfectly connected via Schiphol airport. From Schiphol you can reach the venue in approximately 40 minutes by public transport.

Train Travel

The Science Park Congress Center is a five minute walk away from NS station Amsterdam Science Park. This station is served four times an hour from the directions Amsterdam Centraal – Schiphol and Almere – Amersfoort.

Walk through the tunnel after leaving the platform for the science park (northeast exit), cross the street (Carolina MacGillavrylaan) at the crosswalk and walk past the brown building of Amsterdam University College. You will be able to see Cthe Science Park Congress Center’s main entrance on your left behind the parking lot.

Public Transport

The public transport includes train, metro, bus, and tram. Alternatively to a train ride, at Amsterdam Central Station, take tram 9 to Diemen. Get off at Kruislaan (situated at the Middenlaan – Kruislaan intersection). From here, you can walk to Amsterdam Science Park (15 min) or switch to bus 40. Alternatively, bus 40 serves Amsterdam Science Park four times an hour from stations Amsterdam Amstel and Amsterdam Muiderpoort. Get off at bus stop ‘Science Park’. During rush hour bus 240 can be used, too. For further information and to plan a journey have a look at 9292, a web site that overviews all public transport options in Amsterdam.

Note that you cannot pay cash or by credit card in trains, trams, or buses. The easiest and cheapest way to pay for public transportation in the Netherlands is the so-called OV Chipcard. It is for sale in all train stations and you have to charge it on one of the charging stations before using it on trains, trams, or buses. If you only travel from the airport to the conference venue and back, it is easiest to buy a one-way “disposable OV Chipcard”. If you plan to use public transportation more frequently during your stay, or if you are travelling more often to the Netherlands, we recommend to buy a “anonymous OV Chipcard”. For more details, also on refund of credit, see The OV Chipcard recommendations for tourists.

Nearby Accommodations

Near Muiderport

Muiderpoort is located in Amsterdam Oost, which is closer to the conference venue.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does registration start?

As soon as a beta version of the program is ready. Stay tuned.

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Who organizes the RIOT Summit?

The RIOT Summit is organized by the Internet Technologies 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 2018 will be free of charge. However, explicit registration is mandatory for planning purposes.

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What is the CHES?

Having been established in 1999, the Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (CHES) conference is the premier venue for research on both design and analysis of cryptographic hardware and software implementations. As an area conference of the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR), CHES bridges the cryptographic research and engineering communities, and attracts participants from academia,...

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