Workshops & Tutorials

Workshops: 7 Nov 2017

IoT Applications Value Creation for Industry: Experience, Challenges, Evolution (4th Edition)

The IoT brings changes in our lives and in the industry too. Numerous IoT research and application projects have been done in recent years and applications in industry are increasingly of interest. IoT applications in the sense of this industry workshop/panel session are solutions using IoT technologies to improve industrial manufacturing processes, enable new and efficient ways to do operate production plants, create new service or supervision means for industrial installations, offer an optimized infrastructure, reduce operational cost or improve human safety in industrial areas. From an industry point of view value creation from IoT applications and sustainability are important aspects. How these value aspects will be addressed and solved will influence the use of IoT technologies in the industry, on a larger scale, in the coming years.

The workshops intends to bring together experts from around the world to share experiences and discuss on IoT applications and value creation for industry and to address and highlight  with priority two major topics:

  • IoT applications in industry – increasing experience, present challenges
  • IoT applications in industry – creating value

Confirmed speakers are:

Name Affiliation Title
Dr. Ing. N. L. Fantana agileblue consulting DE


IoT industry applications – a view on requirements, challenges and value.
Dr. T. Riedel KIT – Teco DE,
Smart Data Applications for the shop floor – Bringing Innovation to Producing SMEs
Dr. Ovidiu Vermesan


European Commission IoT RC,


NO Internet of Things’ Wave of Digital Transformation: Circular Economy, Blockchain and Platforms Evolution
Dr. Florian Michahelles Siemens USA Uber-Manufacturing – a new way to generate revenue from manufacturing
Plamen Kiradjiev IBM USA, DE Cognitive Factory by example: “Watson how can I fix this problem?”
Prof. Jerker Delsing Lulea University of Technology/EISLab SE Production IoT automation
Dr. Dominic Gorecky Prof. D. Zühlke DFKI – German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence DE SmartFactory – A Crucial Building Block in the IoT-Ecosystem
Prof. T. Meisen RWTH DE Enterprise Data Markets: Enabling Semantics in IoT
Alireza Dehghani (IRE),
Prof. Didier Stricker(DE)
Movidius, DFKI IRE
Eyes of Things – visual sensing in the Internet of Things
Stamatis Karnouskos SAP AG DE New directions in IoT-empowered Modern Enterprises
Dr. Roland Weiss

Dr. Zoya Alexeeva

ABB Corporate Research DE IoTSP – Internet of Things, Services, and People
Peter Seeberg SoftIng AG DE Industrial Data Intelligence: Data-driven Production Optimization
Dr. Stina Nylander SICS Swedish ICT SE SME challenges when creating IoT-based products – a case study

Please participate in our survey to find out the view of the IoT community regarding IoT and industrial applications:


  • Nicolaie. L. Fantana, Senior Member IEEE
  • Till Riedel, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, DE


Seventh International Workshop on the Web of Things (WoT 2016)

The Internet of Things has become a well-known brand for a set of research issues in the pervasive and ubiquitous computing communities. The WoT workshop series is where the concept of Web of Things was born and hence the prime location for researchers and practitioners to share their results and projects with the Web of Things community.

Continuing the successful Web of Things workshop series, this workshop aims at further exploring the use of technologies and principles at the core of the Web to provide methods for a seamless integration of physical devices. In particular, our goal is to foster discussion about systems that enable a real-time Web of Things and the discovery, search, and composition of services provided by Web-enabled things as well as the interaction of users with such devices.


  • Simon Mayer, Siemens Corporate Technology, USA
  • Dominique Guinard, EVRYTHNG, UK/USA
  • Erik Wilde, CA Technologies, CH


First International Workshop on Semantic Interoperability for the IoT (SIFI)

The workshop on Semantic Interoperability for the IoT (SIFI) targets authors from the Semantic Web and the Internet of Things (IoT) application layer to form a community that explores machine-understandable information and interaction models. While the IoT promises products and higher-value services based on the widespread and integrated use of connected devices, we are currently witnessing application silos with custom interfaces, heterogeneous network communication mechanisms, and individual data models. The workshop aims to overcome scenario-driven, not reusable, isolated islands of solutions, so that everyday objects are not only network-enabled, but can finally participate in integrated scenarios. The challenges include:

  • Connectivity and Integration (e.g., IoT protocols and transparent gateways)
  • Information models (e.g., data and interaction models)
  • Security and Privacy (e.g., cryptography and policies)
  • Flexibility and Scalability (e.g., REST and support infrastructure)
  • Monitoring and Analysis (e.g., semantic reasoning)

We teamed up with the Seventh International Workshop on the Web of Things (WoT 2016) to broaden the reach and to strengthen the first issue of the SIFI Workshop. The papers will be submitted through the WoT 2016 EasyChair and selected papers will be offered to present in the SIFI session to foster a research community for semantic interoperability. We hope that this re-assures authors that prefer to submit to an already established workshop series.


  • Matthias Kovatsch – Siemens AG and ETH Zurich, DE/CH
  • Maria Maleshkova – KIT, DE
  • Michael Mrissa – Université de Pau, FR


2nd International Workshop on Interoperability  &  Open Source  Solutions for the  Internet of Things (InterOSS-IoT)

The evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT) has led to the emergence of various IoT platforms that provide access to a broad range of virtual and physical “things”. IoT platforms typically promote their own, specific interfaces and information models. This generates technology fragmentation, non-standard solutions, and proprietary protocols to interact with things. The result is missing interoperability among IoT platforms that prevents the emergence of cooperative IoT ecosystems.

This year’s “2nd Workshop on Interoperability and Open-Source Solutions for the Internet of Things (InterOSS-IoT 2016)” focuses on the challenges of achieving IoT platform interoperability and to promote the uptake by industry from emerging open source solutions and best practices from IoT deployment experiences. The workshop’s objective is to foster the exchange of practical experiences within the IoT community, to contribute solutions for open issues on the IoT, as well as architectural principles and standardization efforts to bridge the gap of IoT interoperability.


  • Ivana Podnar Žarko, University of Zagreb, HR
  • Martin Serrano, INSIGHT, National University of Ireland Galway, IE
  • Arne Broering, Siemens AG, DE
  • Sergios Soursos, Intracom Telecom, GR



Title: IoT Platforms: Rapid Development of IoT Applications

Christian Decker, Herman Hollerith Center Böblingen, Reutlingen University
Sebastian Mantsch, MHP

Description: It is estimated that there are more than 100 IoT platforms available. This tutorial will identify common elements which are relevant for creating business applications. Using IBM’s Bluemix PaaS attendees get introduced how to rapidly develop IoT applications. The speaker will provide Bluemix accounts and invites attendees to experiment with the platform.


Title: Leverage IoT with MS Azure

Sebastian Betzin, CTO, software technologies AG

Description: Microsoft’s Azure platform is one of the major IoT platforms available. In this tutorial, the speaker brings a real gas-phase chromatograph with him and presents on-hands applications examples using realtime communication with various Azure IoT components. Attendees will get to know the Azure IoT stack and are encouraged to experiment with live data from the demonstrator. For this tutorial, experience in one of the following technologies C#, SignalR, REST is useful. Please bring a laptop with you.


Title: From user monitoring to smart interfaces: Embedding activity recognition into web apps using just javascript and HTML5

Till Riedel, TecO Lab within the Chair for Pervasive Computing Systems, KIT

Description: Today web sites are only adapted by static context parameters (screen size), preference sets or location information. This tutorial explores the possibility to to sense and classify the user context during the browsing based e.g. on the acceleration of the smart phone. Web applications that can adapt to the user will eventually help to provide a better user experience and increased accessibility especially when interacting with “things” and the physical environment. The tutorial explores the use of the HTML5 events `DeviceMotion` and `DeviceOrientation` to support adaptive interaction of the web site with the environment beyond orientation sensing and reactive web pages. Based on the idea of the actiServ system ( we will show the participants to build a simple crowd-sourced, web-based machine learning solution to implement context adaptive web sites that work across mobile devices without any additional software deployment. Examples that will be covered will be sensing if an interface is viewed e.g. while walking or doing other activities. We further show how device information can be used in simple ways to interact with the environment, such as exploiting the relative position of a user to an object using simple tricks. Tutorial participants with a smart phone and only little programming expertise will get a chance to build their own end to end context sensitive application based on machine learning without having to install any toolchains. The tutorial will discuss potential application in assistive technology and contextual adaptation.
Title: IoT – Using Smart Home

Stefan Trieflinger, Bosch Smart Home

Description: Smart Home solutions transform the “traditional home” into an “intelligent home”.  In such an environment, networked devices communicate with each other to enable various services. This tutorial will provide a basic introduction into Bosch’s Home Connect system and demonstrate practical examples.
Title: Serverless and event-based IoT applications using OpenWhisk

Julian Skupnjak, Software Engineer, IBM
Öznur Öner, Project Manager, UKT
Charalampos Georgiadis, Software Engineer, axregio3 GmbH

Description: This tutorial provides a practical hands-on introduction into serverless and event-based IoT application development using OpenWhisk. The speaker will present and explain fundamental concepts of this approach. Examples are demonstrated using a small-scale prototype for vehicle health monitoring. Attendees will be guided to experiment with the OpenWhisk technology.