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.


Jaime Jiménez

Master Researcher, Ericsson, and Co-Chair IETF CoRE

Keynote: From R&D to Product Via Open Source/Standards 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…

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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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Vesna Manojlovic

Community Builder, RIPE NCC

Title: Ethics in Technology – Example of RIPE Atlas Bio: Vesna Manojlovic is Community Builder at RIPE NCC. Vesna joined the RIPE NCC as a Trainer in 1999. In 2003, she took responsibility for developing and delivering advanced courses, such as RPSL, Routing Registry, DNSSEC and IPv6. In 2008, she lead efforts to establish IPv6…

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Gilles Doffe

Embedded software engineer, Savoir-faire Linux

Title: Building a robot powered with RIOT OS Bio: Gilles is an embedded software engineer since 2006, in Rennes, France. With Savoir-faire Linux, Gilles is focused on code and knowledge sharing through exciting technical projects.Free softwares like RIOT OS create social and technical connections. Gilles promotes and develops it through robotics and embedded contributions. Abstract: RIOT OS…

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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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Olaf Bergmann

Developer of libcoap and tinydtls, and lecturer, TZI

Title: Usable Security for RIOT and the Internet of Things Bio: Olaf Bergmann is a Lecturer in communication networks and Internet technology at Universität Bremen, Germany. He has been involved in several national and international research projects in the areas of wireless and interpersonal multimedia communications. His current research focus is on architectures and communication…

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Anton Gerasimov

Software Engineer, HERE Technologies

Title: Using RIOT as a demo platform for Uptane OTA updates Bio: Anton Gerasimov, embedded software engineer at HERE Technologies. Originally coming from hardware/deeply embedded backround for the last two years developing client side of OTA updates for Linux-based devices and MCUs. Abstract: Uptane is a loose specification for end-to-end secure Over-The-Air software updates. The…

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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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Bas Stottelaar

Embedded Software Engineer, Allego

Title: Automating my home with KNX and RIOT OS Bio: Bas Stottelaar is a (embedded) software engineer from Arnhem, The Netherlands. Graduated in computer security in 2015, now works as a software engineer in the field of e-mobility. He is a maintainer of the Silicon Labs EFM32 port for RIOT-OS since 2015. Abstract: When you…

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Morgan Kita

Software Engineering Consultant, Zühlke

Title: Google’s “Protocol Buffers” for Embedded Bio: Morgan Kita has been one of Zühlke Engineering GmBH’s expert software engineering consultants for nearly 4 years. There he focuses on the development of embedded firmware for their clients as well as infrastructure for improving testing and deployment cycles. In conjunction with 10 years in the biotechnology and…

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Daniele Lacamera

Embedded software engineer, wolfSSL

Title: TLS v1.3 and RIOT OS Bio: Daniele Lacamera is a Free and Open Source Software technologist, currently based in Amsterdam. His main areas of expertise are embedded systems and TCP/IP communication. He has 20+ academic publications in the field of transport layer optimization, and has recently authoredd the book “Embedded Systems Architecture” with Packt…

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Christian Amsüss

Title: Resource discovery, Object Security and other news from CoAP Bio: Christian Amsüss is active in Free Software communities since 2005, and develops with embedded devices and their networks since 2011. His objective is to help paving a way towards a Web of Things in which interoperability can be expected, the user is in control,…

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Peter Kietzmann

RIOT Core Developer & Research Scientist HAW Hamburg

Title: New Crypto-fundamentals in RIOT Bio: Peter is a research scientist in the Internet Technologies group at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences and one of the core RIOT developers. His particular interests lie in radio technologies, embedded programming, and IoT protocols, many of which he not only analyzed, but transformed into code of RIOT. In…

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Thursday, September 13

  • 8:30am - 9:00am Registration
  • 9:00am - 9:15am Welcome
  • 9:15am - 10:00am Keynote by Jaime Jiménez (Ericsson)

    Title: From R&D to Product Via Open Source/Standards

  • 10:00am - 10:30am Break & Demos
  • 10:30am - 11:30am Session: IoT Networking

    NimBLE – A portable Bluetooth stack for IoT, Szymon Janc (Codecoup)
    Google’s “Protocol Buffers” for Embedded IoT, Morgan Kita (Zühlke)
    Resource discovery, Object Security and other news from CoAP, Christian Amsüss

  • 11:30am - 12:30pm Session: IoT Applications

    Building a robot powered with RIOT OS, Gilles Doffe (Savoir-faire Linux)
    Automating my home with KNX and RIOT OS, Bas Stottelaar (Allego)

  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch


  • 1:30pm - 3:30pm Session: IoT Security

    Usable Security for RIOT and the Internet of Things, Olaf Bergmann (TZI)
    New Crypto-fundamentals in RIOT, 
    Peter Kietzmann (HAW Hamburg)
    TLS v1.3 and RIOT OS,
    Daniele Lacamera (WolfSSL)
    Using RIOT as a demo platform for Uptane
    OTA updates, Anton Gerasimov (HERE Technologies)

  • 3:30pm - 4:00pm Break & Demos


  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Session: Future IoT Security & Ethics

    PQM4: Implementing Post-Quantum Crypto on the Cortex M4, Joost Rijneveld (Radboud University)
    Securing the IoT using SPIN, Elmer Lastdrager (SIDN Labs)
    Ethics in Technology – Example of RIPE Atlas, Vesna Manojlovic (RIPE NCC)

  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm Open Mic


  • 20:00 – Open End Social at Rolling Rock Kitchen Amsterdam

    Don’t forget to bring your badge!

Friday, September 14

  • 8:30am - 9:00am Registration
  • 9:00am - 12:30pm Tutorials

    In parallel:

    (1) Beginners Tutorial: RIOT + LoRa
    (2) Maintainers Tutorial (TBC)

  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch
  • 1:30pm - 5:00pm Breakout & Coding Sessions
  • G1: RIOT Testing Infrastructure
  • G2: Configuration of RIOT
  • G3: OTA Task Force
  • G4: Maintainers Assembly
  • G5: PR Discussions and more
  • (Details to be determined on day 1.)
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Interested in attending the Summit? Please register!

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?

You can register via http://riot-summit18.eventbrite.com/.

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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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