The objective of the workshop was to stimulate and receive input for the development of the idea of platforms for Large Scale Pilots, in the context of the preparation of the work programme 2016/17 (LEIT-ICT) in the area Internet of Things (IoTs).

Background: The Internet of Things is an essential element of the hyper-connected society vision, where the Internet of Things, Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), Cloud Computing and Big Data will endow every human being and every object with immense additional abilities to observe, learn, decide, act and communicate, and where objects, from the macro right down to the nano-scale dimension, will become smarter, cognitive, communicating and 'thinking'.

Significant business decisions have been taken by major ICT players like Google, Apple and Cisco to position themselves in the IoT landscape. Telecom operators consider that Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and the Internet of Things are becoming a core business focus, reporting significant growth in the number of connected objects in their networks. Manufacturers of devices, such as wearable devices offering full mobility, anticipate a totally new business segment and a wider adoption of the IoT. System integrators provide various kinds of services form identification, discovery, information brokerage and interoperability.

The EU started to invest in IoT Research and Innovation in 2007, notably in the areas of architectures, operating platforms and generic enablers, embedded systems (ES), network technologies, semantic inter-operability, and security. A series of components, methods and tools are now available, which could usefully be exploited and enhanced by the market. These results are now feeding into innovation to lead significant future developments in the context of smart cities, smart homes, smart infrastructures, smart industry – smart everything.

Guiding questions:

  1. Technology - What are for you the three most relevant technology trends in IoT?
  2. Innovation - What are the obstacles for innovation in Internet of Things on the business side?
  3. Platforms - What are the future IoT platforms European players should drive? – What is necessary to stimulate and facilitate emergent IoT platforms? – Who are the actors?

Target audience: representatives from CPS/ES platforms such as CRYSTAL, ICT platforms supported by the EC such as FIWARE, relevant coordination actions/clusters such as IERC and CYPHERS, industrial players active in IoT.

Terms of Reference- IoT

Existing material / useful links:

-   CAF report

-   FIWARE actions

-   ECSEL strategic documents: MASRIA - MASP

-   CYPHERS reports

-   IERC reports

The workshop was held back to back with the event “H2020 Calls Info Day: Low Power Computing, Internet of Things and platforms for smart objects, ICT in Factories of the Future” organised by the European Commission on the next day.

Read the REPORT and the SUMMARY of the workshop.



11h00 – 11h15  Opening: EC Thibaut Kleiner / Max Lemke

11h15 – 11h30  Presentation of objectives of the day by Werner Steinhögl

11h30 – 12h30  1st round presentation position statements

FI-WARE: Thierry Nagellen (Orange), Javier Garcia Puga (Telefonica)

CRYSTAL: Arjan Geven (TTTech)

EMC2: Michael Paulweber (AVL)

IERC: Ovidiu Vermesan

CYPHERS: Harald Ruess


12h30 – 13h15  Lunch break


13h15 – 14h00  2nd round presentation position statements

Alan Davy (TSSG)

Alan McGibney (Cork Institute of Technology)

Arjan Geven (TTTech)

Bertrand Copigneaux (inno TSD)

Carlos Ralli (Telefonica)

Ioanna Roussaki (NTU Athens)

Juergen Sturm (Texas Instruments)

Cees J.M. Lanting (CSEM)

Marc Duranton (CEA Tech)

Martin Serrano (Insight-Centre)

Nikos Fotiou (U of economics Athens)

Nunna Swaroop  (HUAWEI)

Oscar Lázaro (Innovalia Association)

Panayotis Kikiras (AGT Group)

Stephen Pattison (ARM)

Raffaele Giaffreda (CREATE-NET)

Richard Foggie (Catapult and Innovative UK)

Ross Wilkins (The Futures Institute)

Rui A. Costa  (Ubiwhere's/Citibrain's)

Seán Gaines Cooke (Vicomtech)

Sergio Gusmeroli (TXTGroup)

Tahar Cherif (Institut Mines-Télécom)

Tânia Calçada (Future Cities – U Porto)

Tatu Koljonen  (VTT)

Thomas Kallstenius (iMinds)

Tim Schmidt (ATS Advanced Telematic)

Wouter Leibbrandt (NXP)


14h00 – 15h00  Break-out session (2-4)

15h00 – 15h15  Coffee break

15h15 – 16h45  Plenary presentation and discussion

16h45 – 17h00  Wrap-up and closing by EC