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Speaker- und Talks-Auswahl

Boris Adryan

Cambridge, UK
University of Cambridge

Boris Adryan is a research group leader at the University of Cambridge and deals with “big data” in molecular biology. Looking back at almost 15 years in computational biology, his job changed from making sense of one gene to making sense of ten thousand genes, and from fighting for one of the first CD-ROMs with the fly genome sequence to downloading ten thousand human genomes over the internet. His research focuses on data integration and machine learning and is largely enabled by a community that has very early recognised the importance of data standards, data sharing, meta-data and ontologies.



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Daniel Amesberger

Vienna, Austria
@damesberger, @amescon,

Daniel has been CEO of Amescon since 2003 and is former CTO of Schulze Cash Handling Systems. In that position he had a lot of experience in designing automation systems in the cash handling industry both from the electronics/hardware and software side. Amescon still develops automation systems, but there is also a strong focus on software and electronics engineering.


Smart Open Source Automation

by Daniel Amesberger

Introduction to an open-source hardware and software platform as a more flexible alternative for expensive and proprietary PLCs like the Siemens S7.

I will show how to easily build an internet connected automation solution with the RasPiCommPlus. By using textual and graphical programming languages defined by the industry standard IEC 61131-3 it behaves like a usually very expensive and closed source PLC. The tools available today make development effortless and straight forward. I will also show how to debug and monitor the system remotely.


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Josef Bayer

Vienna, Austria
@josefbayer, http://www,

Josef Bayer is an Innovation Manager at a Solution Provider company and tracks and supports several StartUp projects. He is enthusiastically evaluating opportunities and is ready to participate also actively in interesting initiatives.


Caret as an IoT status Exchange Platform

by Josef Bayer

Caret is an IoT status exchange platform providing a scalable cloud based infrastructure and comfortable client app GUI on smartphones for IoT devices and sensor based services.

The first powerful application of the platform is utilising the built in sensors of the smartphones linking contacts in the address book and enrich them with automatically set status. This results the most dynamic address book of the 21st century.

The infrastructure is built on a solid, massively scalable platform (Erlang, XMPP, Apache Cassandra, Amazon) , which might provide the proper service platform also for other device developers.


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Sven Beauprez

Gent, Belgium
IoTBE @svenbeauprez,

Evangelist of cutting edge internet technologies since the internet got broadly adopted mid nineties. One of the first steering members of JavaPolis/Devoxx for more than 7 years and now steering member of IoTBE.Main experience lies in architecting and integrating complex systems within large enterprises. Involved in startups processing huge amounts of social media data and sensor data.Takes every opportunity to share his ideas and knowledge as widely as possible and seeks feedback while doing so.


Reactive Programming & IoT: a perfect marriage

by Sven Beauprez

Social media, open data and now IoT in general brings a lot of 'black box' components which deliver data as flows or streams to be processed by an application. Traditional procedural and object-oriented paradigms have no elegant solution to easily process these streams out of the box. The same is true for (complex) event processing of data coming from sensors, which will even contain higher volumes of data compared to what is coming from existing sources today. To solve this, techniques are taken from declarative programming to process the event streams. In this talk I will introduce dataflow and functional reactive programming with practical examples in Node-RED & Node.js, as a technique to process massive amounts of data as well as on the edge, in the fog as in the cloud. If there is sufficient time, a practical demo with Tessel ( will be given.


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Patrick Benz

Cologne, Germany
SCS Superior Consulting Services

Born in 1984, Master’s degree in Business Administration & Management, Consultant for Digital Business and IoT


Herausforderung Kundenkommunikation: Worauf es bei der Vermarktung von Endgeräten des IoT ankommt

by Patrick Benz

Verglichen mit den USA oder China zeichnet sich in Europa eine relativ langsame Marktdurchdringung von Endgeräten des Internet of Things ab. Obwohl Hersteller wie Samsung oder Bosch die Vernetzung smarter Produkte stark vorantreiben, bleiben die Heerscharen neuer Kunden aus.

Doch warum lassen sich vernetzte Geräte, die durch die Erfassung von Daten, deren Verarbeitung und Verwendung einen zusätzlichen Produktnutzen schaffen, in Europa nur schwer verkaufen? Oder viel wichtiger: wie bringt man solche Netzwerkkomponenten auch hier an den Mann?

Die Beantwortung dieser Fragen aus einer (kommunikations-)psychologischen Perspektive steht im Fokus des Beitrags. Zunächst wird auf das Verhalten moderner Kunden eingegangen. Themen wie Customer Value und Datensicherheit werden in diesem Kontext genauer beleuchtet. Von elementarer Bedeutung sind natürlich auch die Kommunikationsanforderungen von IoT-Endgeräten. Hierbei stehen die zentralen Spezifika der Kundenkommunikation im Mittelpunkt, die bei der Vermarktung innovativer Produkte und Netzwerkkomponenten zu berücksichtigen sind.

Im letzten Teil des Vortrags werden Handlungsempfehlungen abgeleitet, die es Herstellern und Händlern solcher Produkte ermöglichen, Kommunikationsstrategien zu entwickeln, um den europäischen Markt zu durchdringen.



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Michael Boyle

Vienna, Austria
Procurro Solutions

Michael is the Managing Director of Procurro Solutions , an Austrian company with a global imprint, specializing in Product Management, Business Analysis, Product Management and Lean Management.Previous to founding Procurrio Solutions , Michael specialized in Application Portfolio Management, Product Management and operational process excellence.


Frugal Innovation

by Michael Boyle from Procurro Solutions

There are people in the developing world that are find simple ways to solve their real-world problems. Lo and behold, many of them did not realize that they are budding entrepreneurs. This scenario alone is a success story. What happens when consumers in the ‘developed’ world catch wind of such products and also develop a clamoring for the same product? This presentation will make you look at the concept of a minimum viable product from a different vantage point and will hopefully give you another vantage point for the IoT.


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Speaker Note

Now is the time for all good entrepreneurs to remove the clutter from their offerings

This atypical call to arms can be seen as being the cure to the bloat commonly found among a number of products today. How often have you run across an application developed as a solution desperately looking for a problem to solve?

There is indeed a better way…

Real needs demand real solutions

Witness the examples found throughout the so called developing countries where effective solutions are being created with the existing resources at hand. Lo and behold, what happens then when we start to realize that this fictitious boundary we have established no longer applies? Shanghai now has a higher Gross Domestic Product on a Purchasing Power Parity. Hans Rosling does a great job of explaining this development.

Following his analogy, how can we continue to justify products that are good enough for them but not good enough for us?

Frugal Innovation describes how we can learn again what the true meaning is of a minimum viable product and how we create again products and services that people want and need … and nothing more.


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Stefan Bumerl

Vienna, Austria
CRYPTAS it-Security

Stefan is founder and managing director of CRYPTAS it-Security GmbH and is recognized as an innovator in the field of user-centric identities in high-scaling market oriented systems. For more than ten years CRYPTAS achieved to enter the European market by developing, researching and implementing eID solutions for internationally operating customers.

After finishing his education, Stefan started his career in research and development of smart card based systems in the field of payment applications, e-health services and telecommunication in general. In 2000 he got the opportunity to establish in the function as chief architect a new department dedicated to smart card solutions in the context of it-security systems. This department soon rose to a team of 30 members. During this time, he was also significantly involved in the development of the ISO standardizations ISO 7816, ISO 14443 and ISO 15693.

Stefan soon realized that the actual challenge of finding the best solutions could only be achieved by interdisciplinary engagement in technology, organization, economy and change management. With this in mind, he founded CRYPTAS in 2003. By paying attention to and combining all these aspects, CRYPTAS was able to identify the necessary key technologies early on and thus managed to develop successful identity solutions in highly complex environments.

Aside from his entrepreneurship Stefan is also an active participant in the development of eID solutions within local and European initiatives and considered to be an evangelist for marketdriven identity ecosystems. He is a member of the Trust in Digital Life organization, co-founder of EUSTIx, an organization dealing with the practical implementation of architectures on the broad level of all stakeholders involved, and chairman of the Austrian Identity Federation Authority.


IoT – Identity of Things!

by Stefan Bumerl

Dazzled from the nice things all the connected gadgets can do for us we seem to forget what we have learned in the past 20 years when computers became interconnected in a large scale. Embedding a microcontroller into a coffee machine and attaching network capabilities is not the main engineering challenge today. Getting functional interoperability is a time consuming process but tend to happen by usual demand. But who is managing the flea circus to make sure that owners interests also in regard of security and privacy are properly addressed?

Purely the management of a PC in a 50 device environment costs around 500€/year. A fact that kills most business cases in IoT and lacks on practical possibilities also when considering the expected period of use e.g. of a dish washer. The Cloud is both part of the solution and a problem of its own.

The dimensions of ownership, accessibility and management of the devices are quite complex. Too complex for an average customer.

This presentation will illustrate the need of introducing identity management as a core requirement to your personal cyber-physical environment. Without clear relations between human identities and devices identities the systems won’t scale up. Privacy enhanced federated identity management ecosystems will allow to reduce the attack surface significantly and will also help to reduce the efforts of management.



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Herbert Dirnberger

Amstetten, Austria
Cyber Security Austria

Herbert Dirnberger, MA is employed over 20 years for an international industrial company in Lower Austria. He graduated in Mechatronics and Business Informatics. Furthermore he also support the Cyber Security Austria as manager of the work group ICS (Industrial Control Systems) Security.


The Fuzzy Internet of Things: Opportunities and Threats

by Herbert Dirnberger

Das verschwommene Netz der intelligenten Gegenstände: Chancen und Bedrohungen

Mit seinem Artikel “The Computer for the 21st Century“ hat Mark Weiser 1988 die Idee des Ubiquitous Computing vorgestellt. Durch die Allgegenwart von Computern wird eine neue Ära in der Informationstechnologie eingeläutet. Computer sollen verschwinden und durch intelligente Gegenstände ersetzt werden. Diese sollen den Menschen bei seinen Tätigkeiten unterstützen.

Heute werden viele Tätigkeiten durch technische Apparate, Automaten, Maschinen und intelligente Gegenstände - das Internet der Dinge und Services - erleichtert. Grundsätzlich hat das Internet der Dinge ein enormes Potential das Leben einfacher zu gestalten und die Entwicklung ist soweit fortgeschritten, dass die moderne Technik ohne Eintrittsbarrieren einsetzbar ist.

Das Internet der Dinge birgt jedoch auch die Gefahr als Überwachungswerkzeug von Staaten und Konzernen eingesetzt zu werden. Weiters fördert es stillschweigend die technische Abhängigkeit und untergräbt unter Umständen die Freiheit von Entscheidungen und Handlungen.



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Klemens Edler

Groß Enzersdorf, Austria

Klemens Edler is COO of Lunifera GmbH and is an expert in Linux and the mastermind behind Lunifera's IoT projects. He has a lot of knowledge setting up the BeagleBones and to configure things properly.Klemens is speaker on national and international developer conferences.


Industrie 1.0 meets Business 4.0

by Florian Pirchner and Klemens Edler from Lunifera

The steam engine was the cornerstone of the first industrial revolution. In our talk, we present a steam engine and make it a part of „Industry 4.0“. Using sensors, the steam engine pushes its current parameters to our IoT server. We then use an augmented reality Android app to visualize these parameters right on smartphones or tablets.We believe that augmented reality in conjunction with IoT is a trendsetting technology. We have been working on implementations of this for months. This combination of technologies enables us to present information where it is needed: right in front of the human eye.



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Gregory Estrade

Labege, France

Development Director at Lyra-Network, a successful company specialised in financial transactions processing and e-commerce payment solutions.

I am also an electronics and FPGA enthusiast, reverse-engineer at heart, hardware hacker in my spare time.


Identity, Security and Privacy in the IoT era.

by Gregory Estrade

The web is more a social creation than a technical one. I designed it for a social effect -- to help people work together -- and not as a technical toy. The ultimate goal of the Web is to support and improve our weblike existence in the world. We clump into families, associations, and companies. We develop trust across the miles and distrust around the corner.

Tim Berners-Lee, “Weaving the Web”

I can't in good conscience allow the U.S. government to destroy privacy, internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they're secretly building.

Edward Snowden

Identity, Security and Privacy are still some of the main subjects of worry with Internet as we know it. Forseeing it populated with millions of connected low-end hardware devices, where security will be traded-off for efficiency raises even more major concerns.

However, Security, which is the foundation upon which Identity and Privacy can be enforced, is more a state of mind and a set of good practices and education, than a technical challenge.

Keywords: Adaptive Security, Decentralization, Secret Sharing.



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Chris Foraita

Vienna, Austria
DMC 01 Consulting & Development

Chris Foraita has designed software services and web applications for the past 18 years. His work has a wide variety of projects between automotive, financial services, healthcare, insurances, publishers, scientific societies and start-ups. He started his career as an interface designer for a hard & software company in the field of Security Management Systems, Head-End Equipment, Field Equipment and Building Management Systems. Currently Chris is working for a design consultancy based in Vienna. In 2011 he was part of an Agile multi-partner team where he got to the heard of Agile. This was the starting point that changes the way of how he worked. “Agile is a human way of working”. It's fast, visual, collaborative and continuous.

Chris is passionate about digital experiences to satisfy people. He is Coaching, exploring & evolving Goal-Directed Design, Agile & Lean UX principles.


Design Thinking - innovation through collaboration, insight, learning and improvement

by Chris Foraita

IoT products and services can be very development driven and execution focused which cause issues with expectation of investors, stakeholders, team members and customers. In this talk Chris will explain some common problems in product development and how design thinking helps the team to focus on the important stuff to build the right thing for the people.

In this talk, we will discuss how design thinking provides value to projects:


  • How you can approach and frame problems with design thinking
  • How you can closely align with designers, engineers and business people
  • Making better product decisions
  • Creating valuable & meaningful products \



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Jürgen Grieshofer

Vorchdorf, Austria
OWASP - The Open Web Application Security Project

Jürgen Grieshofer works for 4CKnowLedge OG as security researcher, penetrationtester and developer in ICS/SCADA environments. He's also co-founder of Awarity Training Solutions GmbH, a company providing innovative security awareness trainings and incident handling. In the sparetime he contributes to various projects and organizations like CyberSecurityAustria, OWASP or Funkfeuer.


IoT Top 10 of Most Critical Security Risks

by Jürgen Gieshofer

Oxford defines the Internet of Things as: “A proposed development of the Internet in which everyday objects have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data.”

The OWASP Internet of Things (IoT) Top 10 is a project designed to help manufacturers, developers, and consumers better understand the security issues associated with the Internet of Things, and to enable users in any context to make better security decisions when building, deploying, or assessing IoT technologies.

The project defines the top ten security surface areas presented by IoT systems, and provides information on threat agents, attack vectors, vulnerabilities, and impacts associated with each. In addition, the project aims to provide practical security recommendations for builders, breakers, and users of IoT systems.



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Johann Günther

Krems, Austria
Professor Donau-Universität Krems, Austria
Professor Bonch-Bruevich Saint Petersburg State University of Telecommunications, Russia
Professor Jianghan University, Wuhan, China

  • Professorship at Jianghan University, Wuhan, China
  • 2010 and 2011 vice chancellor University of Buraimi (foundation rector/president) 2010 visiting professor at Janghan University, Wuhan, China
  • 2007 – 2010 Director of Agency for European Integration, Office Prishtina, Kosovo, “Multidimensional Project for the Implementation of an Institutionalised Partnership between Austria and Kosovo in the Field of Higher Education, Research and Innovation”
  • 2004 – 2007 Executive Director University of Applied Sciences St.Poelten
  • 1999 – 2004 Vice-president Danube University, 1996 – 2004 dean of “Telecommunication, Information and Media“
  • President of EATA (European Association of Telematic-Applications)
  • 1979 - 1996 lectures at the University of Vienna
  • 1986 professor of the State University of Telecommunication in St. Petersburg
  • 1988 - 1996 several duties with Alcatel: sales director of Austria, export director for Central- and Eastern Europe and Latin America.
  • Headquarters in Paris with the responsibility for Latin America and Europe, development of the distribution network of Alcatel in Eastern Europe, foundation of 12 companies with nearly 100 subsidiaries (Kazachstan to Hungary)
  • Publications:
    • more than 50 books, 2 in seven languages
    • participation in more than 60 compendiums
    • more than 200 articles in specialist journals


Spazierschweber - Neue Mobilität in Städten

by Johann Günther from Donau Uni Krems

Der Mensch war immer mobil und wird es auch bleiben. Man muss ihm neue Alternativen anbieten. Dazu wird man sich vom Namen „Automobil“ befreien müssen. Beide Teile des Wortes haben ihre Berechtigung verloren. Es ist nicht „auto“, nicht selbstständig und automatisch; es muss bedient werden und es ist in seiner Mobilität – „mobil“ – eingeschränkt, reduziert.

Ein neuer Typ von Fahrzeug wird kommen, der weder ein Fahrrad, noch ein Automobil ist. Durchschnittlich ist ein Auto heute mit 1,2 Personen unterwegs. Es werden also Fahrzeuge mit einem, aber maximal zwei Personenkapazitäten gebraucht.

In der „individuellen Mobilität“ liegt viel Zukunft. Da unsere Gesellschaft und die nötige Infrastruktur immer weniger Fußgeher hat, wird eine neue Art des „Gehens“ erwartet. Ein „elektrisches Gehen“. Ein unterstütztes und beschleunigtes Gehen. Der Spazierschweber ist so ein Fahrzeug. Ein elektrisch betriebenes Fahrzeug. Die Energie wird von alternativen Energieproduzenten bezogen. Das Fahrzeug wird nicht „aufgetankt“, sondern mit Wechselbatterien – sogenannten Stromflaschen – versorgt.




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Georg Güntner

Salzburg, Austria
Salzburg Research

Georg Güntner holds a position as senior researcher and project manager in the IoT group at Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft. From 2000 to 2013 he was executive manager of Salzburg NewMediaLab, a centre of excellence for new media technologies. In his recent work Georg focusses on research challenges resulting from the implementation and use of Internet technologies and the IoT in the manufacturing and maintenance sector. Georg has a long-term expertise in the area of semantic technologies, knowledge representation and enterprise information integration. Georg Güntner is project manager of the exploratory study “Maintenance 4.0”.

Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft m.b.H. is a research and technology organisation located in the city of Salzburg. The IoT group at Salzburg Research investigates the merge of manufacturing environments with Internet technologies. The group sees the Inter-net of Things as a key enabling technology for connecting manufacturing assets and the re-sulting products in the Industrial Internet and for the acquisition and processing of data over the life cycle.


Maintenance meets IoT

by Georg Güntner from Salzburg Research

What is the influence of the Industrial Internet and cyber-physical systems on the processes, methods and strategies in the maintenance sector? What are the trends, threads and oppor-tunities for the sector with regard to the intrusion of Internet technologies into manufacturing plants? What is the role of the Internet of Things for the future of maintenance? An exploratory study, „Maintenance 4.0“, gives answers to these questions. The talk pre-sents the results of a trend analysis, shows future maintenance scenarios and presents technological foundations including IoT approaches.



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Wolfgang Hafenscher

Haidershofen, Austria

Wolfgang has 10+ years experience in the web development industry. The last 8 years he spent founding and managing internet service agencies. In 2012 he co-founded LineMetrics, an IoT platform for the B2B market which facilitates continuous improvement processes based on sensor data. He is mostly responsible for public relations and communication at LineMetrics.


How to motivate the next generation of talent for the realm of IoT

by Wolfgang Hafenscher

IoT is a topic which creeps into every aspect of our lives. Ubiquitous smartphones, wearables, smart cities, smart factories, big data, distributed cloud platforms, new business models and business applications are just the tip of the iceberg. The next 10 years will show a strong demand for IoT talent. How do we motivate our youth to participate in and form the global IoT movement? This talk outlines the experience with the IoT Junior Cup Austria. An ongoing initiative in cooperation with the active Austrian IoT community to leverage ressources from business partners to support creative IoT projects of pupils and students in Austria.



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Sten Hanke

Wiener Neustadt, Austria
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

Dr. Sten Hanke is a senior scientist and project manager at the division biomedical system in the Health and Environment Department of the AIT and responsible for the open platform research group. He is a working member of the international ISO/IEEE 11073, European ISO/TC 215 and CEN/TC 251 health care and medical device communication working group as well as the national ON-AG238.4 group. He is responsible AIT representative in the Continua Health Alliance (device plug and play and interoperability) and is current member of the governing board of the Ambient Assisted Living Open Association (AALOA).


Quality of life services in an ambient intelligent environment

by Sten Hanke from Austrian Institute of Technologies

New ICT technology will make our homes and environment more intelligent. New technology and services can help especially elderly people to life more independent at home and provide them a better quality of life. The talk will point out some recent development and research in this field at the AIT and will show the possibilities for future living.



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Lukas Hatala

Bratislava, Slovakia

An corporate technology expert and architect with focus on cyber-physical systems, Big Data and converged computing infrastructures. He get disappointed by the current way of implementation and quality of Cloud and Big data technologies and decided to walk thru road of common sense. As part of his run he joined many innovation and R&D activities, Lukas will share some of his insights during his talk.


IoT architecture fundamentals

by Lukas Hatala from HP

IoT is complex topic because it is rather group of technologies interconnected than single technology, but that's no reason why cannot be implemented in simple and transparent way. In this talk we will focus on how to get data out of existing system as well as how to design and what to consider during design of new IoT system. We will briefly evaluate possible corporate data targets and their cons/pros. IoT is wave of disturbance resulting from technology evolution rather than revolution so we will consider on how to save as much as possible from existing ICT systems in opposite of starting with own new IT architecture from the scratch.



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Alexander Hirner

Vienna, Austria,

Seven years engineering and sales for industrial air cleaning plants with a focus on automation and energy efficiency. Now finishing studies at the WU Wien in Business Innovation whilst staying ahead the latest trends in decentralized web technologies. Co-organizer of Viennese startup conference Entrepreneurship Avenue 2015.


Ethereum: A decentralized software platform for people and things

by Alexander Hirner

Ethereum is a software stack that enables trustless p2p computing: messaging, contracts and storage with an inbuilt layer of monetization. After its inception in early 2014 it reinvigorated the crypto scene and IBM just recently endorsed it as an experimentation testbed for future IoT services. In this talk I cover the basics of how and why the software stack functions and its possible impact on IoT business models. (Project Site), (Vienna Meetup Group)



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Jiří Hošek

Brno, Czech Republic
Brno University of Technology, Department of Telecommunications, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication

Jiri Hosek is a Wislab ( research group coordinator and Senior Researcher at Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic and deals mostly with industry-oriented R&D projects in the area of future mobile networks, Internet of Everything and home automation services. Jiri (co-)authored more than 60 research works on networking technologies, wireless communications, quality of service, quality of experience and IoT applications.


Secure and Reliable, Cloud and Remote Service Connections for IoT Applications

by Jiri Hosek

One of the crucial issues in IoT domain is a secure and reliable remote service connection. There are many candidates for a communication infrastructure between the smart home ecosystem and service providers, distribution centres or end-users accessing smart home applications remotely. Optimally the access and communication service technology should be already deployed in order to minimize initial investments and in parallel must provide sufficient reliability and security even for critical applications. Therefore, already deployed telco platforms have a strong potential to become the key communication technologies for smart home domain. The existing IP Multimedia Subsystems (IMS), embedded in or associated with telecommunication networks are providing all the required standards, security and dedicated communication service frameworks for universal remote access methods out of the box. In combination with an IMS-enabled and OSGi-compliant IoT Gateway, they provide a ready-to-use basis for a performing and cost-effective IoT service platform. That is why we investigated the applicability of residential gateway access technology for emerging home automation services. Finally, we developed and demonstrate a middleware solution enabling the “state of technology” IP-based home gateway to serve as a universal multi-purpose enabler for connected home automation systems like smart metering and private grid, alarm systems, photo-voltaic energy production systems, and much more being fully comparable with multi-purpose Gateway Agent concepts.



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David Janes

Toronto, Canada
@dpjanes, @iotdb,

David Janes is the founder of IOTDB, open-source software that works around IoT “silos” using semantic descriptions to provide simple and powerful interfaces to everything. For the last six years he's been the president of Discover Anywhere Mobile, making tourism and hospitality apps for destinations around the world. In a previous life he worked at IBM, BMO, CDS and Algorthmics before striking out into the glamorous world of startups.


Interoperability with Standardless IoT

by David Janes

The Internet of Things is overrun with a plethora of standards: AllJoyn, HomeKit, Thread Group, Open Interconnect Consortium, and many many more.

What these standards have in common is their prescriptive nature: “here’s how you do this”. This is a great model if we all agree on the standard - think HTML! - but an unholy mess if we don’t.

But what if we took the opposite approach, simple describing the capability of things and using that as a jumping off point? Is it possible to create interoperability through descriptive standards? The answer - emphatically - is yes.

This talk will be about how standard web technologies - JSON, JSON-LD, Javascript, Node.JS and RESTful models - can be easily be used to “control all the things”.

We’ve worked with off the shelf components such as WeMo, Hue, SmartThings, TCP Lighting, LIFX; toys like littleBits; prototyping tools like Arduino and Raspberry Pis; protocols like UPnP, mDNS, Bluetooth Low Energy; and even “non-IoT” devices like receivers and television sets.

All code referenced in this talk is open source on GitHub (Apache license).


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What should a Thing API look like

by David Janes

In the last 15 years, technologists have converged on a simple but powerful model for writing APIs: HTTP, REST, and JSON. The net result is that developers are usually able to pick up new APIs and start getting useful results within minutes.

If we were to use the “API Model” for providing access to Things, what would this look like? This talk walks through real-world examples of what a Thing API should look like, using exactly the same model you would to access any other Internet resource. It outlines some common practical concerns, such as what IDs should be used for Things, how do you differentiate between the “input state” and the “output state” of “real” Things, and how semantics can be added to enable interoperability.


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Barnabás Králik

Budapest, Hungary
Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Informatics, Department of Programming Languages and Compilers

Barnabás Králik has been interested about enhancing the expressiveness of programming languages since the age of 7, when he wanted to write a game but got stuck at having the computer calculate the sum of two 16-bit integers.Some years later, he did a BSc and MSc in Computer Science at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest with theses revolving around the topic of extensible programming languages and their compilers.He is now a third-year doctoral student there with the broad research topic of “Domain Specific Languages” as a member of the CPS Programming Workgroup. Currently, he is visiting the Advanced Systems Technology Lab of STMicroelectronics, where he is working on the standardization of and code generation for IoT nodes.



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Knud Lasse Lueth

Hamburg, Germany
IoT Analytics

Knud Lasse Lueth is the founder of IoT Analytics, a web-portal dedicated to competitive intelligence on the Internet of Things. Prior to founding IoT Analytics, he worked as a strategy consultant at the Boston Consulting Group for 5 years. His areas of expertise include go-to-market strategies as well as manufacturing operations in industrial settings and technology markets. Knud holds an MBA from INSEAD business school as well as a Master of Industrial Engineering from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).


The competitive IoT landscape

by Knud Lasse Lueth

Just like the Internet emerged out of nowhere in the 1990s, the Internet of Things has started to emerge out of nowhere in 2013 and 2014. New products are announced almost daily, exciting business cases are created, large companies are developing IoT strategies. Do you have a good overview of what is happening in the market? In this talk we will develop a joint understanding of the emerging competitive landscape of IoT by answering some of these questions: Which are the big IoT companies? What are they doing? Where are these companies? What are their business cases? What does the IoT startup ecosystem look like? And more…



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Dominik Obermaier

Landshut, Germany
DC Square

Dominik Obermaier is co-founder and CTO at dc-square. Besides designing high scalability server software for the distributed and mobile world, like the massively scalable MQTT broker ‘HiveMQ’, he has several years of experience as architect of JavaEE applications. His main interests are IoT, M2M communication and highly scalable software on the JVM. He is a frequent speaker at Java & IoT conferences and helped standardizing MQTT 3.1.1 at OASIS. He blogs at


Pub/Sub for the masses - An introduction to MQTT

by Dominik Obermaier

Sprechen Sie MQTT? Dieser Talk zeigt, was es mit dem schlanken und leichtgewichtigen IoT Protokoll ‘MQTT’auf sich hat und warum es sich zu einem Standardprotokoll für das Internet of Things etabliert hat. Lernen Sie, warum Pub/Sub für das Internet of Things skaliert und warum HTTP nicht der Weisheit letzter Schluss für alle IoT-Kommunikation ist. Neben Live-Demos sowie einer Einführung in die Funktionsweise des schlanken Publish/Subscribe Protokolls bekommen Sie Einblick in das junge und sehr aktive Ökosystem rund um MQTT. 



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Walter Oberreiter

Vienna, Austria

Walter Oberreiter is engaged as Business Strategy Consultant and IT Advisory expert at CSC with a long-time experience in manufacturing industry. Main areas of experience and interest include business transformation, IT strategy, business process management and enterprise architecture. He is also member of CSC’s global Industry 4.0 Center of Excellence.

His long-time industrial experience is based on engagements as IT project manager, head of software development and head of IT at manufacturing companies from 1980 to 1996. He started his consulting career at KPMG Consulting, where he first was responsible for SAP consulting in manufacturing, before he developed to his actual role as Business Strategy Consultant and IT Advisory expert.

Walter Oberreiter holds a PhD of the Technical University Vienna in electrical engineering.


The Internet of Things (IoT) in Manufacturing

by Walter Oberreiter

The presentation discusses key technologies and business impacts of the internet of things for manufacturing companies along the industrial value chain. A major focus will be on typical industrial use cases and disruptive business model innovation, opportunities and challenges in an Industry 4.0 context. The presentation will conclude with recommendations for manufacturing companies how to plan and start their specific industry 4.0 roadmap .



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Günter Obiltschnig

Maria Elend, Austria
Applied Informatics Software

Günter Obiltschnig is a software engineer and entrepreneur from Carinthia, Austria.

In 2004, Günter started the POCO C++ Libraries open source project. He still leads the project and regularly contributes code to it. The POCO C++ Libraries are highly regarded due to their rich features, ease of use and quality of implementation and have been widely used by leading companies worldwide. In 2013, Günter started to work on what is now known as, an open source toolkit for building IoT applications.

Günter's professional programming career has spanned more than 20 years. He's a hard-core C++ developer who also likes JavaScript and he has been working on the Internet of Things since way before everyone started talking about it.

As an entrepreneur, Günter is the founder and managing director of Applied Informatics Software Engineering GmbH.


Building IoT Applications With And Tinkerforge

by Günter Obiltschnig is a brand new open source software platform for rapidly building IoT applications that run on Linux-based devices like the Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone or RED Brick. It implements a modular, extensible JavaScript (and C++) runtime environment inspired by OSGi, providing interfaces to various kinds of sensors and devices, as well as cloud services. is based on the well established POCO C++ Libraries and the V8 JavaScript engine.

Tinkerforge is an open source hardware platform of stackable microcontroller building blocks (Bricks) that can control different modules (Bricklets), typically sensors or I/O devices. Tinkerforge devices are connected to a computer via USB. Alternatively, the RED Brick, a tiny, 40×40 mm Linux computer can be used.

The proposed talk will first give a quick introduction to both and Tinkerforge, and will then demonstrate how to build an application that collects various sensor measurements, stores them in a local database, visualizes them on a local website and performs various actions, such as sending SMS messages or posting to Twitter if certain events occur, all with just a few lines of easily comprehensible JavaScript.,



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Hauke Petersen

Berlin, Germany
FU Berlin

Hauke is a core developer and maintainer of RIOT, and a PhD student at Freie Universität Berlin. Before he joined FU Berlin he worked as a systems and safety engineer in the automotive industry. Hauke is passionated about embedded programming since more than ten years. He is especially interested in implementing advanced software on constrained, embedded hardware. Currently he focuses on the redesign of network stack architecture in RIOT.


RIOT - The Friendly Operating System for the Internet of Things

by Hauke Petersen from FU Berlin

Everyday, exciting new tiny network devices pop up: the Internet of Things (IoT) is already here - from the hardware side. On the software side however, current platforms made it uneasy for developers to build apps that run on heterogeneous IoT hardware. Unfortunately, Linux doesn't scale down to small, energy- and resource-constrained devices, while smaller footprint alternatives such as Contiki yield a huge learning curve and lengthy development life-cycles, because they rule out standard programming languages, paradigms and debugging.

RIOT is a new open source software platform for embedded devices that bridges this gap. In this talk, we will give a brief background about RIOT. In particular, we will illustrate how any programmer can develop applications on typical IoT devices with zero learning curve and shortened development life-cycle, using standard languages (C or C++) and well-known tools such as gcc, gdb, valgrind, and make.


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Harald Pichler

Wien, Austria
Open Source Domotics

Harald is president of OSDOMOTICS and organizer of several IoT groups is Austria. He is an author writing since many years in the area of computing and open source. He is working as an researcher and developer for hard- and software for UNIX-based systems as well.


SmartSARAH HomeAutomation and an Introduction into CoAP

by Harald Pichler

In allen Bereichen des Lebens werden wir zunehmend von Technik begleitet. Im Eigenheim hilft uns Smart Home Automation, um energieeffizient zu wohnen und den Alltag angenehmer zu gestalten. Das Open Source Projekt SmartSARAH (Self Actuated Residential Automated Habitat) entwickelt eine offene Hardware und Softwareplattform, die es den Nutzern ermöglicht, sein Zuhause einfach und bequem zu überwachen und zu steuern. Eine Schlüsselrolle spielen dabei moderne Kommunikationsgeräte wie SmartPhones, Tablets, Smart-TV und Webtechnologien.

Mit SmartSARAH können Sensoren örtlich verteilt und ihre Werte eingestellt oder angezeigt werden. Die Daten der Sensoren können als Zeit-Diagramme angezeigt werden. Die Sensoren und Aktoren werden über IPv6 vernetzt. Für die Aktoren und Sensoren kommen 6lowPAN-Funkknoten (Merkurboard) zum Einsatz, auf denen das Open Source Betriebssystem ContikiOS zum Einatz kommt. Die Aktoren und Sensoren werden über einen Edge-Router aus dem eigenen Netzwerk oder über das Internet erreichbar.

Dank freier Lizenzen beliebig erweiterbar.

In diesem Talk gibt Harald einen Überblick über den Aufbau von SmartSARAH und führt dabei in das Protokoll CoAP, welches für die Kommunikation zwischen den Funkknoten verwendet wird.



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Florian Pirchner

Groß Enzersdorf, Austria

Florian Pirchner is CEO of Lunifera GmbH and is working in the area of open source for many years now. He is expert in the OSGi, Xtext and EMF… Some time ago he got addicted about IoT technologies and started to explore that field together with Klemens Edler. Right now Lunifera GmbH prepares a new product which tides „IoT“ and „augmented reality“ together.Florian is speaker on national and international developer conferences.


Industrie 1.0 meets Business 4.0

by Florian Pirchner and Klemens Edler from Lunifera

The steam engine was the cornerstone of the first industrial revolution. In our talk, we present a steam engine and make it a part of „Industry 4.0“. Using sensors, the steam engine pushes its current parameters to our IoT server. We then use an augmented reality Android app to visualize these parameters right on smartphones or tablets.We believe that augmented reality in conjunction with IoT is a trendsetting technology. We have been working on implementations of this for months. This combination of technologies enables us to present information where it is needed: right in front of the human eye.



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Hannes Robier

Graz, Austria

Hannes Robier, founder of youspi GmbH and organizer of the World Congress usability has worked for over 10 years in the field of User Experience, Customer Experience & Service Design. He earned 2007 Customer Experience Management Certification in the USA, in 2013 he was successful participants in the BETA phase of the Certified Professional for Usability and User Experience (CPUX) - F (2013) Level of German UPA. He did the certification for Design Thinking in LA in 2014. He is a lecturer at various conferences for usability & user experience at national and international level. External lecturer at University of Applied Sciences in Graz Campus02 and author of two books on personality development. He is still writing the book: „The reason to believe“ a book for bases of usability and informationdesign which will be published at the beginning of 2015.


The best interface is no interface!

by Hannes Robier

Die Informationsaufbereitung und Interaktionsmodelle werden in der Zukunft mit IoT immer kontextspezifischer. Es gibt nicht die allgemeine optimale Lösung und auch nicht das Interaktionsmodell. Spezifische Lösungen und bedürfnisorienterte emotionale Lösungen werden sich am Markt durch setzten. Es gibt eine Antwort: The best interface is no interface! Inkl. Beispiele Haben Sie einen „Reason to believe“?



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Sven Ruppert

Munich, Germany

Sven Ruppert arbeitet als Principal IT Consultant bei der codecentric in München, spricht seit 1996 Java und arbeitet seitdem in nationalen und internationalen Projekten.

In seiner Freizeit schreibt er als Gastautor für Jaxenter ( und sowie im Java-, Entwickler- und EclipseMagazin.

Am liebsten jedoch hält er in Deutschland bei JUG´s Vorträge (


Industrial Prototyping with TinkerForge

by Sven Ruppert from CodeCentric

Aus dem Hause Tinkerforge kommt ein im Umgang sehr einfaches elektronisches Baukastensystem. Je nach Anwendung kann ein System aus Sensor-, Funk- und Motorsteuerungselementen modular aufgebaut, mit ein paar Zeilen Quellcode programmiert werden und es wird kein Lötkolben benötigt. Sowohl die Hardware als auch die Software sind Open Source. Wir werden uns einen Überblick über die Sensoren und Aktoren verschaffen und uns dann zügig der Programmierung zuwenden. Ziel ist der Überblick über die Einsatzmöglichkeiten, Architekturen und die Kombination mit Java.


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Ralf Schlatterbeck

Wien, Austria

Born in Munich, Germany

Dr. techn. computer science, (hon.) Tech. Univ. Vienna 1991-1995 Specialized in development tools for distributed real-time systems at the Real-Time Systems Group of Prof. Kopetz; M. Sc., computer science, (hon.) Tech. Univ. Berlin and Tech. Univ. Vienna 1984-1991

Professional achievements:
Since 2004: Founder of Open Source Consulting: Consulting and Software Development for Open Source Software and Hardware Since 2008: Lectures at FH-Campus Wien, University of Applied Sciences

2000-2004 Director of Software Tools TTTech Computertechnik AG Working on the integration of various communication protocols into the Time Triggered Architecture toolchain, feature and release planning for TTA tools.

1995-2000 Working for Frequentis Nachrichtentechnik as a Software Designer. Design and implementation of software development tools, offline scheduler, and configuration database for an embedded real-time system. The system is used for the new generation of communication equipment, notably for the TETRA trunked radio system ground infrastructure built by Frequentis.

1995 Development of a macro processor for software tools (offline-tools) for an embedded operating system ERCOS used by Robert Bosch AG.

1991-1995 Research and Teaching Assistant at the Real-Time Systems Group of Prof. Kopetz, Technical University Vienna. Specialised in software tools for real-time development environments and the integration of tools into a unique framework. Participation in the European Commission research project “Predictably Dependable Computing Systems” (PDCS).

1989-1991 Undergraduate Assistant at the Real-Time Systems Group of Prof. Kopetz, Technical University Vienna.

1986-1987 Development of UNIX software for UniWare Computer in Berlin.


Peak Power Solar Charger with 6loWPAN connection

by Ralf Schlatterbeck

The OS-domotics iot-austria “Merkurboard” is a small hardware that can be used with contiki-OS for IoT (internet of things) applications. In the application used in the talk, the board was used to control a peak power charger for a lead-acid battery. Voltage from the solar power module, voltage of the battery, and the current to the battery are available as Contiki resources via the constrained application protocol CoAP.

The application serves as an example what is possible with existing IoT frameworks.

The hardware as well as the software are available under Open Source Licenses.


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Johannes Tinsobin

Vienna, Austria

Business Graduate with some 10 years experience in corporate finance and startups


IoT Business Models

by Johannes Tinsobin

The digital interconnection of billions of devices is today’s most dynamic business opportunity. This talk is about how IoT changes the way business is done /will be done looking at the services delivered and the technologies used. It also will look at the IoT ecosystem, more specifically, how the market is divided between enablers, engagers, enhancers and embedders.


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Charles Towers-Clark

Buckingham, UK

Charles Towers-Clark is an experienced entrepreneur and innovator. After working for the PA Consulting Group, he ran an investment bank employing 150 people across 7 countries in Central Asia. On his return to the UK in 1999, he started Podsystem, patented an IoT device and developed software applications. Now, Podsystem is an MVNO that specialises in global data connectivity services for a wide range of companies, including systems integrators and applications developers in the IoT and Machine to Machine markets.



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Jörg Wende

Dresden, Germany

Leading Technical Sales Professional – IBM Software Group WebSphere - Connectivity
1985-1990 TU Ilmenau, Dipl-Ing Theoretische Elektrotechnik
1990 IBM Deutschland GmbH

  • Bis 1995 Systemberater Midrange Systeme
  • Bis 2001 Software Field Service Midrange
  • Bis 2004 Software Technical Sales Germany
  • Bis 2008 Software Technical Sales EMEA
  • Seit 2009 Software Technical Sales DACH

Jörg Wende ist Consulting IT Specialist in der IBM Software Group Deutschland mit Fokus auf Integration, Internet der Dinge und Industrie 4.0. Er berät und unterstützt seit vielen Jahren IBM Kunden und Partner beim Einsatz von Integrationstechnologien, service-orientierten Architekturen und nachrichtenbasierenden Komponenten.



NodeRed - A visual tool for wiring the Internet of Things

by Jörg Wende

This talk introduces NodeRed - an open source application with a browser based flow editor for wiring hardware devices, applications and online services. The light-weight runtime is built on Node.js, taking full advantage of its event-driven, non-blocking model. This makes it ideal to run at the edge of the network on low-cost hardware such as the Raspberry Pi as well as in the cloud.



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Silvia Zimmermann

Zürich, Switzerland
Institute of Software Ergonomics and Usability

Silvia is founder, CEO and lead experience designer at the “Institute of Software Ergonomics and Usability AG” ( During her career she researched, designed and evaluated various experiences on various devices in different domains. As many in the field Silvia was working as a researcher, usability tester, interaction designer, requirements engineer, usability engineer and UX designer.

From 2009 - 2011 Silvia was President of the Usability Professionals’ Association (UPA International) where she was part of the international board of directors since 2006. Silvia is also active in the ACM SIGCHI community, where she was a Student Design Competition Judge in 2007 and 2008. Since many years Silvia is an invited lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland where she teaches usability, UX, interaction design, user interface design and design thinking strategies.

Silvia speaks at various events throughout the year. She holds a BsC (Hons) and a Master's degree in psychology and travels the world since she is 18. She feels home in Asia as much as she does in Europe, America or the Middle East. Her friends say that Silvia is an extremely visionary, inspiring and generous person who is fun to be with. She likes to share and designs for the good.


A plea for better and more sustainable distruptive technologies

by Silvia Zimmermann

Smart technologies require Smart People. According to the Eurobarometer the world is concerned! Biggest problems like war, pollution, waste, proliferation of nuclear weapons, infectious diseases, increasing global population, the availability of energy, terrorism and the economic situation bother people around the globe with leaving poverty, hunger and the lack of drinking water the absolute number 1 issue globally. Instead of producing yet another form of Information Technology garbage our field should take these aspects into consideration when creating amazing technologies. In my presentation I will hopefully inspire you to go beyond the aspect of “what is technically feasible”. I will speak about suitable frameworks and development processes that will help us overcome the current nonsense and let us set a new focus for 2020 and beyond.


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