IoT Austria meets IoT-EPI (13th of October 2016)

IoT-European Platforms InitiativeIoT-Meetup Austria have teamed up to foster collaboration and to become a joint driver for IoT in Austria and Europe.

On this special “Talks” event, IoT Austria will introduce the EPI Projects.

Please note: registration is mandatory for everyone attending the event - be it speakers, moderators, visitors!

Address: T-Mobile, Rennweg 97-99, 1030 Vienna

Agenda (7pm-10pm):

· Welcome/Willkommen (thom Kunz)

· Short Introduction of the IoT-EPI Initiative (please see speaker info below)

· EPI Projects Introduction and Q&As (please see speaker info below)
  > short lightning talks followed by plenary discussions
  > short breaks can be used to get in contact with the EPI members (demos and info materials will be available)

· Goodbye by thom Kunz

· After Workshop Networking

IoT-EPI & Speaker

The IoT European Platforms Initiative (IoT-EPI) was formed to build a vibrant and sustainable IoT-ecosystem in Europe, maximizing the opportunities for platform development, interoperability and information sharing. In this context, 3rd parties (SMEs, startups, etc.) will gain access to innovative IoT-platform technologies. A strong support and funding structure in the form of workshops and open calls (5,5M€ funding) will foster further collaboration.

Join IoT-EPI at the IoT-meetup Vienna for more information on the IoT technologies and platforms being developed, and how to participate.

Kathleen Olstedt has analysed and built tech ecosystems since 2004. As a trend forecaster for Daimler AG she explored the interaction between Society & Technology. Afterwards, she joined the “Electronic Media” department of Axel Springer SE, where she led pilot projects and implemented new media technologies. The constant exchange with Berlin’s startup scene subsequently led her to IBB Ventures where she was responsible for investments in Berlin’s creative industries. Organising the first ExA-Summit, an event to connect Berlin’s creative potential with Taiwan’s manufacturing power, her passion for the Internet of Things started to grow. Today, Kathleen co-coordinates the IoT-European Platforms Initiative and works as Manager of Innovation & Cooperation for the European Innovation Hub (an etventure company).

IoT-EPI projects & speakers

AGILE is building a modular and adaptive gateway for the creation, operation and control of IoT applications and devices, including data management, all without the need for expert programming experience. Join us at the meetup to find out how you can gain access to the gateway’s open source hardware and software, and apply for up to 50k€ towards creating your own IoT gateway solution.

Charalampos Doukas is a technology researcher, maker and open source hardware advocate. His
main interests include the IoT, wireless sensors and embedded systems, cloud systems, medical sensors and data transmission over heterogeneous networks. He has used open hardware in several projects and his hacks mostly involve automation, acquisition, transmission and processing of medical and self-tracking data. He also runs a small blog collecting resources about medical and health-related projects that utilize Arduino and a blog about enabling the Internet of Things using Open Hardware. Charalampos is the author of “Building Internet of Things with the Arduino” and the project coordinator and technical manager of AGILE project.

Philippe Krief is the Research Relations Director of the Eclipse Foundation Europe. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from University Paris VIII, France in 1990. Before joining the Eclipse Foundation staff, he was Senior Architect on Embedded System developments, Eclipse committer, Agile evangelist on Jazz, the Rational Collaborative platform, and R&D Development Manager for IBM. He has a passion forEclipse since its beginning in early 2000, when he was involved in the early versions based on VisualAge Micro Edition, which supported development of embedded Java applications and cross system development.


The goal of BIG IoT (Bridging the Interoperability Gap of the IoT) is to remove technological market entry barriers to service and application providers of the Internet of Things by exploiting the capabilities of IoT platforms through establishing syntactic and semantic interoperability. We address the interoperability gap by defining a generic, unified Web API for IoT platforms, called the BIG IoT API, and by creating marketplace that will enable delivery and monetization of offerings from different IoT stakeholders like service providers and platform operators.

Jelena Mitic is a research scientist in the field of the Internet of Things at Siemens Corporate Technology. Jelena worked for many years on research in the areas of pervasive computing, distributed systems, software architectures and platforms. Currently she is the coordinator of the H2020 project BIG IoT, a member of the IoT European Platforms Initiative. She received her B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from University of Nis, Serbia and M.Sc. in Communications and Media Engineering from University of Applied Sciences Offenburg, Germany.

Arne Broering is the Technical Manager of BIG IoT. Arne works as a Research Scientist at the Siemens AG in Munich (Germany) in the field of the Internet of Things. Previously, he worked at the open source initiative 52°North, and as a Research Associate at the University of Muenster. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Twente (Netherlands) in 2012. Arne is currently involved in standards development at the W3C Web of Things group. Previously, he worked on standards at OGC’s Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) initiative.


symbIoTe is working on orchestration middleware that will allow i) IoT platform operators to interconnect their platforms and offer simple IoT resources or more complex ones (in a Sensing-as-a-Service manner) to third parties, ii) IoT solution providers to form platform federations so as to expand their service offerings, and iii) application developers to build innovative cross-domain applications on top of this interoperable ecosystem. symbIoTe aims at lowering the IoT market barriers for SMEs, startups and individual application developers. To engage external contributors to its Open Source software solution, symbIoTe will approach the Open Source Software communities and will organize two Open Calls as well as one hackathon.

Sergios Soursos is a Senior R&D Engineer and Project Manager at Intracom S.A. Telecom Solutions (ICOM), Greece. His current interests include IoT interoperability and Big Data technologies. In the past, Sergios has been working on Information Centric Networking, P2P and Overlay Traffic Management, as well as on Smart Grids and Demand Response solutions, leading the design and contributing to the implementation of the respective solutions. Sergios holds a Ph.D. on pricing schemes for on-demand resources from the Athens University of Economics and Business, and he is the Project Coordinator of symbIoTe.


bIoTope lays the foundation for establishing new open ecosystems enabling companies to innovate both in the creation of new software components as well as in the creation of entire IoT systems for Connected Smart Objects with minimal investment.

Kary Främling is the bIoTope project coordinator. He received his Ph.D. from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne (France) in 1996, and is currently Professor of Practice in Building Information Modelling (BIM) at Aalto University. Parallel to his predominantly empirical and close collaboration with industry, Prof. Främling has conducted high-quality research and has built a self-sustaining research team on the Internet of Things topic, operational since 2001.

Dr. Sylvain KUBLER: is Associate Researcher at University of Luxembourg, at the Interdisciplinary centre for security, reliability and trust. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Lorraine (France) respectively in 2009 and 2012. He was awarded the best Thesis award in Automatic Control from the CNRS/IFAC French Workgroup GdR MACS for his Ph.D thesis in 2012. He has broad expertise in Internet of Things, distributed and intelligent systems and product lifecycle management. His main fields of research are Multi-Criteria Decision-Making, Data Quality, Decision Support Systems, Fuzzy Logic, and System Interoperability.


VICINITY is building a device and standard agnostic platform for IoT infrastructures that offers “Interoperability as a Service”. It relies on a decentralized and user-centric approach that offer a complete transparency across vertical domains while retaining full control of the ownership and distribution of data.

Flemming Sveen‘s primary focus has been on communication, user experience, business models and market strategies for the last two decades. Sveen has established three companies; one with the main focus of visual communication, one targetting smart city technologies, and one oriented towards user experience. He has also been part of establishing departments for digital publishing and has partaken in numerous private and public projects. Furthermore, he has worked closely together with the Norwegian Road Department on the deployment of ride sharing applications.

Juan Rico is currently working in Atos Research and Innovation in the Energy Sector. He has been leading and participating European project and city scale pilots in FP6, FP7, ENIAC and Celtic PLUS programs. As a technical manager of SICRA he was awarded by ESA (European Space Agency) in the Galileo Master Contest. He has also acted as expert for French ANR (Agencie National Recherche) reviewing and evaluating R&D proposals. He is co-author of several magazine papers, book chapters and conference papers, and has participated in panels and round tables discussing about innovation supported by IoT in Smart cities. As a member of the VICINITY project he is acting as exploitation manager in charge of Stakeholder Advisory Board management.


TagItSmart! uses functional inks and printable electronics technologies to create smart tags facilitating the conversion of mass-market products into connected mass-market products.

Dr Srdjan Krco holds a PhD degree from the University of Novi Sad for the work in the application of mobile communications in health monitoring. In 2006, he co-founded DunavNET where he is currently driving the research and innovation activities with particular focus on IoT based solutions. Previously, Srdjan worked in different positions for Ericsson (e.g. senior research engineer and project manager) and managed a number of product development and research projects. He also participated in a number of IoT, smart city and smart agriculture related FP7 projects. Srdjan is active in the International IoT Forum and Alliance for IoT Innovation (AIOTI). Currently, he is coordinating H2020 TagItSmart! project. He has published more than 50 papers in international journals and at international conferences as well as more than 10 patents. In 2007 he received the Innovation engineer of the Year Award in Ireland from the Institute of Engineers of Ireland.


Inter-IoT aims at the design and implementation of an open cross-layer framework, an associated methodology and tools to enable voluntary interoperability among heterogeneous IoT-platforms.

Prof. Dr. Carlos E. Palau is the INTER-IoT project coordinator. He is professor in networking and real-time systems at Universitat Politecnica de Valencia. He is involved in research in real-time systems since 1994 and has started a consolidated research team in IoT and CPS since 2004. Constant co-operation with industry and companies in Spain and Europe have provided the possibility of participating in several contracts and research projects, with many applicated results with a relevant production in terms of publications and patents.