Workshop on Interoperability and Open-Source Solutions for the Internet of Things

Date: September 18, 2014 (a full-day workshop)
Location: Split, Croatia

In conjunction with SoftCOM 2014 ( The 22nd International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks.


Radisson Blu Resort, Put Trstenika 19, HR-21000, Split. Room: KORČULA.

Workshop registration

The workshop is part of the SoftCOM conference programme. Workshop-only participants are kindly requested to register in advance by completing and submitting the Online Registration Form.

Registered SoftCOM conference participants are welcome to attend the workshop at no additional cost. For non-conference participants in the workshop, the registration fee is 65.63 EUR (including tax). This workshop registration fee for non SoftCOM participants includes technical sessions and separate post-proceedings of the workshop, lunch and coffee breaks on September 18th 2014. The OpenIoT project is sponsoring each registration fee with 100.00 EUR with support from the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme.


The workshop is organised by the high-profile OpenIoT project with support from the European Commission under the 7th framework Programme.


Download the complete workshop programme here.

Invited Speakers:

Bill Weinberg, Senior Director, Open Source Strategy Consulting at Black Duck Software

With over 25 years of embedded and mobile industry experience, Bill Weinberg helps clients enable, build and deploy intelligent device software in engagements involving open source strategy, market analysis, go-to-market, positioning and messaging. His expertise spans mobile software, embedded, virtualization, cloud computing and carrier-grade telecom systems.

Follow Bill on Twitter at @LinuxPundit.

Talk Title: Open Source Strategies for Driving the IoT - Click here to see the abstract

In the last five years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has rapidly progressed from mere talking points to active build-out. To date, however, most IoT activity has focused upon end-point development using proprietary software and open standards communications protocols. This legacy notwithstanding, the emerging IoT ecosystem is now looking to community-based development and deployment models that parallel the success of open source software (OSS) and that build on and seek to extend OSS code and the communities that sustain it. This paper/presentation will examine the current role of OSS in the IoT build-out and how OSS can shape the coming Internet of Things. In particular, it will provide insight into the make-up and dynamics of existing OSS communities and requirements for launching and nurturing new ones to support the end-to-end IoT paradigm. It will examine approaches to addressing unmet IoT needs with open source and strategies for monetizing resulting IoT technology. It will relate lessons learned from using open source in the build-out of comparable ecosystems in network infrastructure and mobile telephony. Finally, it will explore strategies for creating differentiated value with OSS across the IoT ecosystem of silicon suppliers, equipment manufacturers, network operators, cloud service providers, application developers and end-users.

Markus Weinberger, Director of Bosh IoT Lab

Markus Weinberger is the Director of the Bosch Internet of Things & Services Lab at the University of St. Gallen currently pursuing projects related to smart home and connected mobility.

His personal focus is on business models for the Internet of Things.
He had the opportunity to talk about IoT business models at numerous occasions, such as a workshop at the International Telecommunications Union or an IoT event held by the British Government Office of Science.

Talk title: Business Ecosystems for the IoT - Click here to see the abstract

The Internet of Things offers great possibilities. Many specific applications are already emerging. But, to leverage the full potential of the IoT these silo-like applications need to be inter-connected. Interoperability is a mandatory technical requirement. At the same time it is necessary to motivate many different stakeholders to take part in such an IoT ecosystem. Motivating means to enable the stakeholders to establish viable business models. Thus, understanding the concepts of Business Ecosystems and Business Models as well as tools for Business Model Innovation are key to leveraging the IoTć’s opportunities.

Selected Presentations:

A Visual Paradigm for IoT Solutions Development Nikos Kefalakis, John Soldatos (AIT, Greece); Achilleas Anagnostopoulos, Panagiotis Dimitropoulos (Sensap SA, Greece)
Autonomic frameworks deployment using configuration and service delivery models for the Internet of Things Saniat Mahmudur, Hoan Nguyen Mau Quoc, Huy Le Van, Danh LePhuoc, Martin Serrano (National University of Ireland Galway - NUIG, Ireland); Manfred Hauswirth (TU Berlin, Germany)
The OpenIoT Approch to Sensor Mobility with Quality-Driven Data Acquisition Management Ivana Podnar Žarko, Aleksandar Antonić, Martina Marjanović, Krešimir Pripužić, Lea Skorin-Kapov (University of Zagreb, Croatia)
An Open-Source Cloud Architecture for Big Stream IoT Applications Laura Belli, Simone Cirani, Luca Davoli, Lorenzo Melegari (University of Parma, Italy), Marius Montón (UAB, Spain), Marco Picone (University of Parma, Italy)
mjCoAP: An Open-Source Lightweight Java CoAP Library for Internet of Things applications Simone Cirani, Marco Picone, Luca Veltri (University of Parma, Italy)
OGC SensorThings API Implementation on the OpenIoT Middleware Hylke van der Schaaf, Reinhard Herzog (Fraunhofer IOSB, Germany)
Interoperability between Machine-to-Machine Communication System and IP Multimedia Subsystem Vanesa Čačković (Ericsson Nikola Tesla, Croatia), Mario Kušek, Iva Bojić (University of Zagreb, Croatia)
Improving Productivity of Agriculture with OpenIoT Platform Prem Prakash Jayaraman, Doug Palmer, Arkady Zaslavsky, Ali Salehi (CSIRO, Australia), Dimitrios Georgakopoulos (RMIT University, Australia)
Autonomic aspects of IoT based systems: A logistics domain scheduling example Septimiu Nechifor, Dan Puiu, Bogdan Târnaucă (Siemens SRL, Romania); Florin Moldoveanu (Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania)
Reporting Smart City Road Problems Using OpenIoT Framework Alexey Medvedev (ITMO University, Russia), Arkady Zaslavsky (CSIRO, Australia); Sergey Khoruzhnikov, Vladimir Grudinin (ITMO University, Russia)