• riot-summit16

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

    Berlin, Germany



    Speakers  Agenda  Slides  Photos

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 all details about the program.

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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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Marc Fàbregas Bach

CEO, Zolertia

Title: Zoul: A Multi-radio IoT device Bio: Founder, leader and strategist @Zolertia. Marc has more than 7 years of specialization in the design and development of electronicdevices and 12 years he started as entrepreneur in his own technology-based companies. He is a Bachelor in Telecommunication Engineering and Electronics Engineering and his technical skills include expertise…

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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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Alexander Pelov


Title: Low-Power WAN Bio: Alexander Pelov is CEO and co-founder of ACKLIO. The goal of ACKLIO is to build software for connecting LPWANs to the Internet.  Alexander was Associate Professor at the French graduate engineering school Télécom Bretagne.  After studies in Bulgaria, obtaining his MsC in University de Provence in 2005, Marseille and PhD at…

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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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Martin Elshuber

Theobroma-Systems Design and Consulting GmbH

Title: Power-Line Communication with RIOT Bio: Martin Elshuber studied Computer Engineering at the Vienna University of Technology. He got his degree in 2011 and stayed at the university as a research assistant for a couple of years where he contributed to several Artemis projects. In the course of his studies he specialized in systems-programming with…

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Jonas Remert

R&D Engineer, PHYTEC Messtechnik GmbH

Title: The IoT and Thread in PHYTEC Nodes Bio: Jonas is part of the IIoT team at PHYTEC. During his Master’s Thesis, he worked on defining an architecture for an IEEE 802.15.4 MAC layer for the RIOT-OS. Currently, he works at integrating firmware solutions based on Thread to PHYTEC standard products.

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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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Radu Diaconescu

Engineer | Entrepreneur | Business Developer, Swie

Title: IoT Industrial Automation Bio: Radu is an electrical engineer by trade having earned an EPFL Management of Technology masters and honed his skills while at Honeywell. He is currently managing Swie.io’s business development efforts and sits in the Board of Directors building the world’s next generation platform for agile manufacturing of electronics.

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Michael Frey

Title: Coding with RIOT: What the Lessons Learned Bio: Michael is a lead embedded software engineer at SWIE, a start-up revolutionising  hardware manufacturing processes. His primary focus is the architecture of the IoT-platform, powered by CC2650-based sensor nodes running RIOT. Previously he was a research assistant at the German Research Foundation funded graduate school METRIK…

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Keno Mario-Ghae

Project Engineer, Imagination Technologies

Title: MIPS for RIOT Bio: Keno is a Master’s Engineering Graduate from Cambridge University, where he specialised in Manufacturing and Management at the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM). He has a broad base of experience having previously worked on projects in solar, automotive, aerospace and Formula1 before his current role at Imagination Technologies. He works as…

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Mathias Tausig

Competence Centre for IT-Security, University of Applied Sciencesc Campus Vienna

Title: IoT Software Updates Bio: 36 years old, from Vienna. Master degree in “Technical Mathematics” from the University of Technology Vienna. 8 years experience with an austrian Certification Authority as Security Officer. Since 2016: Accademic Staff at the Competence Centre for IT-Security at the University of Applied Sciencesc Campus Vienna. District Council member in Vienna’s…

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Vlado Handziski

Senior Researcher, TU Berlin

Title: Lessons Learned from TinyOS Bio: I am senior researcher at TKN, coordinating the research and teaching activities of the group in the areas of networked embedded systems, internet of things and cyber-physical systems. In 2014 I was interim professor for the chair for Embedded Systems at TU Dresden. My research focus lies on developing platform…

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Friday, July 15

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

    9:00am – 9:05am: Welcome, Matthias Wählisch (Freie Universität Berlin)
    9:05am – 9:15am: RIOT Overview, Emmanuel Baccelli (INRIA)

  • 9:15am - 10:00am Keynote by Ralph Droms (Cisco)

    Chair: Thomas C. Schmidt

    Title: RIOT, Internet of Things, and Information-centric Networking

  • 10:00am - 10:30am Break
  • 10:30am - 12:00m IoT Communication Standards

    Chair: Emmanuel Baccelli

    IETF protocols for IoT, Carsten Bormann (TZI)
    W3C standards for IoT, Matthias Kovatsch (Siemens)
    Nordic BLE-based home router + Multi-hop vs. Single-hop Aspects, Krishna Shingala and Ioannis Glaropoulos (Nordic Semiconductor)

  • 12:00pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
  • 1:00pm - 2:00 pm IoT Use Cases

    Chair: Carsten Bormann

    Low-Power WAN, Alexander Pelov (ackl.io)
    IoT Industrial Automation, Radu Diaconescu (swie.io)
    Power-Line Communication with RIOT, M. Elshuber, Theobroma (SME)

  • 2:00pm - 3:00 pm IoT Hardware

    Chair: Hauke Petersen

    MIPS for RIOT, Keno Mario-Ghae (ImgTec)
    AGILE open-source hardware/software ecosystem for IoT, C. Doukas (Create-NET)
    Zoul: A Multi-radio IoT device, Marc Fàbregas Bach (Zolertia)
    The IoT and Thread in PHYTEC Nodes, Jonas Remmert (PHYTEC)

  • 3:00pm - 3:30pm Break & Demos


  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm IoT Open Source Community Aspects

    Chair: Oliver Hahm

    Linux-WPAN, Stefan Schmidt (Developer of the Linux-wpan Stack)
    Newbie RIOT coding, Michael Frey (HU Berlin), Kai Beckmann (Hochschule RheinMain)
    Lessons Learned from TinyOS, Vlado Handziski (TinyOS/TU Berlin)
    Experiments with FIT IoT-LAB Open Access Testbed, Cedric Adjih (INRIA), Alexandre Abadie (INRIA), Niels Groth (FU Berlin)

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

    Chair: Kaspar Schleiser

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

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

    Dinner will be held at Schmelzwerk, Sarotti Höfe

Saturday, July 16

  • 8:30am - 9:00am Setup

    Details will be announced.

  • 9:00am - 12:00pm RIOT Beginners Hands-on Tutorial

    Martine Lenders will give a hands-on introduction into RIOT and specific background about the RIOT network stack.

    Contents and software prerequisites available at https://github.com/RIOT-OS/Tutorials/.
    Don’t forget your laptop.

  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
  • 1:00pm - 7:00pm The Web & the IoT: Design, Hacking, and Discussions

    Chairs: Ari Keränen and Carsten Bormann

    Topics: Thing-to-Thing in the Internet. How to better support Web-related communication protocols (e.g., CoAP) in RIOT.

    This session is heavily related to the IRTF T2TRG (see https://datatracker.ietf.org/group/t2trg/ for details), which will meet next week at IETF.

  • 1:00pm - 7:00pm FiT IoT-LAB Hands-on Tutorial

    Chairs: Alexandre Abadie, Gaetan Harter

    Topics: How to deploy and test your RIOT application in the open FIT IoT-LAB.

    Contents available at https://www.iot-lab.info/riot-summit-tutorial/. Software prerequisites: an SSH client and a public key. Don’t forget your laptop!

  • 1:00pm - 7:00pm Ad Hoc Breakout Sessions

    Please, contact the organizers or the registration desk if you want to add a topic.

  • 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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