6th get-together of the friendly Operating System for the Internet of Things

An online event.

Call for Contributions

Let's meet remotely!

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 RIOT 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!

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 break-out sessions. The Summit will not only inform about latest developments but will also help to gather feedback from the community to shape the RIOT future.


What can you expect?

This is the fourth 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
  • 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

The RIOT Summit: 2 days of great talks, tutorials, and demos for IoT enthusiasts.

You want to give a talk or present a demo? Please submit!

Keynote Speaker

Henning Schulzrinne
Levi Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University; former CTO of FCC, Keynote "How do we program the Internet of Things at scale?"

Speakers (more to come)

Jan Romann
University of Bremen, "Secure Network Access for IoT Devices: MUD & Co"
Richard Copeman
Technical Manager, Lauterbach, "Efficient Debugging with RIOT Awareness in TRACE32"
Tobias Buchberger
Researcher, Competence Centre for IT-Security, FH Campus Wien, "CoMatrix - How to overcome kernel panic, deal with buffer limitations and LOL at random"
Lena Boeckmann
RIOT developer, HAW Hamburg, "Integration of a cryptographic API with configurable hardware and software backends in RIOT"
Frank Hessel
PhD student, TU Darmstadt, "ChirpOTLE: Using RIOT to Evaluate the Security of LoRaWAN"
Ioannis Chatzigiannakis
Professor of Computer Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, "Teaching IoT with RIOT"
Jürgen Fitschen
Systems Engineer, SSV Software Systems GmbH, "Secure Update of IoT Devices over Low Data Rate Wireless Networks"

Thursday, September 9

Friday, September 10

Stay tuned.


This year, due to Covid-19, the RIOT Summit will happen online, via common in-browser tools for video-conferencing and chat. For details, stay tuned.

The last five RIOT Summits were a great success!

Check out the highlights from last year’s online event, which more than 150 participants enjoyed.

Speakers Program & SlidesVideos

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why an online event?

    Why an online event?

    The health of attendees is of utmost importance to us. Due to the ongoing pandemic, we decided on an online event. If the situation improves for specific countries, we will support you to organize local hubs. Contact the organizers via summit@riot-os.org


  • Registration start?

    When does registration start?

    Registration will open around August.


  • Organizers?

    Who organizes the RIOT Summit?

    The RIOT Summit is organized by the Internet Technologies group at Freie Universität Berlin and the Internet Technologies group at HAW Hamburg. You can contact the organizers via summit@riot-os.org.


  • Registration fees?

    How much does registration at the RIOT Summit costs?

    Participating at the RIOT Summit 2021 will be free of charge. However, explicit registration is mandatory for planning purposes.