Events calendar

Nordic IoT Summer School: Edge and Fog Computing

The Nordic IoT Summer School is a week-long intensive introduction to all aspects of IoT systems. Rich sensor systems and distributed computation allow computing systems to measure and interact with the physical world. These emerging IoT systems will necessarily stretch from edge and fog computing devices that connect to cloud servers. Challenges at all levels of abstraction – devices, software, networks, architectures, and applications – must be faced to deliver on the potential of IoT systems technology.

Topics range across the design stack and network: low power VLSI edge devices, signal processing and control, security, algorithms, applications.

This summer school is a successor to two traditions: the DTU summer session on embedded computing and Georgia Tech summer schools on IoT and CPS.

Location: June 17-21 2019 on the DTU campus,  Lyngby, Denmark


Nordic IoT Yearly meeting (for associated PhD students only)

25-26 April 2019, Aalto University, Otaniemi (Helsinki)


MEC – Summer School on Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet-of-Things – CPS&IoT’2019

Budva, Montenegro, June 10-14, 2019


Be your own mobile operator for 48 hours! Join COMNET 5G IoThon on May 3-5, 2019

Innovate with Europe’s top university-based 5G testing and experimental network at the 48 hour hackathon taking place on May 3-5 at Aalto University, Finland. The COMNET 5G IoThon is targeted to Master and Doctoral students as well as developers. Corporate partners include Ericsson, Nokia, Siemens and Telia, each posing a specific challenge. There will be a prize for each challenge and one COMNET prize worth of 5000 Euros. 
Aalto COMNET offers the participants an uniquely open platform to access the internals of the Otaniemi campus 5G mobile network, including NB-IoT support.
The participants will be provided with SIM cards and some NB-IoT sensors, together with the access to Virtual Machines where they can implement applications for processing the data received from the sensors through the mobile infrastructure. The participants can then implement own services based on the data from the sensors. 
IoThon 2019 is organised by the department of Communications and Networking (COMNET) at the School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland.
Doctoral students of the Nordic IoT Hub are warmly welcome to attend the hackathon! Apply now atb

Coffee with an expert. Safety engineering for automated driving

Time: Thu 21 Mar 2019, 15.00, Stockholm


Half day Seminar/Workshop Autonomous machines

Time: Tue 7 May 2019, 13.00, Stockholm


The Summer School on Cyber Physical Systems

Time: Mon 10 Jun 2019, 09.00, Stockholm


The 7th Scandinavian Conference on System and Software Safety

The 7th Scandinavian Conference on System and Software Safety Day 1
The 7th Scandinavian Conference on System and Software Safety Day 2

Stockholm, October 22-23, 2019


Open source IoT hackathon

The 2019 version of IoThon will take place in May 3-5, in Helsinki.
IoThon is a focused IoT hackathon for students, researchers and developers working on open source IoT projects.

CPS-IoT Week 2019

Co-chairs: Professor Xue Liu(McGill University); Professor Rasit Eskicioglu (University of Manitoba)

CPS-IoT Week is the premier event on Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet-of-Things Research. It brings together five top conferences, HSCCICCPSIPSNRTAS and IoTDI, multiple workshops, tutorials, competitions and various exhibitions from both industry and academia. Altogether the CPS Week program covers a multitude of complementary aspects of CPS, and reunites the leading researchers in this dynamic field from 15 to 18 April 2019.


Dear Hub PhD students,
The Nordic IIoT Hub is co-organizing the Workshop on Fog Computing and the IoT, co-located with CPS-IoT Week in Montreal, Canada, April 15-18, 2019,
The preliminary call for papers is here:
Please email Bahram Zarrin <> if you find mistakes or if you have questions.
Important dates
Jan. 15, 2019: paper submission (firm)
Feb. 11, 2019: notifications
Feb. 15, 2019: camera ready
Apr. 15, 2019: workshop day

All the Hub PhD students are encouraged to submit a 4-pages paper:
– The travel and accommodation costs are eligible to be covered by the Hub; we will plan a nice social event in Montreal!
  A note on eligibility: The travel and accommodation costs can fully covered via the hub; the 2/3rd co-financing needed by the Hub funding model can be your own time (or your supervisor’s time) spent on working on the paper.
– All papers will be published in IEEE Xplore
– We welcome papers that present your research problem, even if you have only limited preliminary results so far
– We welcome position papers, as long as they have original content
– We welcome review papers, if you have done a state-of-the-art survey related to your research problem
– We will invite extended versions of the papers to a journal (we’re considering an open access journal such as IEEE Access)

– If you don’t want to send your paper to this workshop because you’re targeting a conference and/or journal later, we can still accommodate you: Just tell us not to include your paper in IEEE Xplore—we will link you paper PDF on the workshop website, but the paper will not be a formal publication.

First Call for Papers
23-25 July 2019, Helsinki-Espoo, Finland
IEEE INDIN is a flagship conference of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society providing a forum for presentation and discussion of the state-of-art and future perspectives of industrial information technologies, where industry experts, researchers, and academics share ideas and report on recent developments, deployments, technology trends and research results, as well as initiatives related to industrial informatics and their application. 
IEEE INDIN 2019 is the 17th edition of the premier conference series, in 2019 hosted and organized by Aalto University, Finland


Workshop – IPR strategies in a connected world

Workshop for building an IP Strategy – 14 Nov., 2018

Managing Intellectual Properties within a company is often not at the top of the “To do” list when building a prosperous business. However, the consequences for the company, and company assets, may be large unless a solid fundament is established to handle certain situations. We call this building an IP Strategy.

The workshop is a hands-on exersise where groups (each having 3-5 persons) are instructed to act for a fictive company “Genesis 1:3” operating in the field of lighting equipment and having a catchy slogan “and let there be light”. During the workshop, different situations are described and each group will discuss issues that may arise from the situations and propose items that should be covered by the IP Strategy in order to establish a solid fundament.

We hope for engaged participants that will provide new insights for the groups. The result of the workshop is a checklist for items that should be included in an IP Strategy together with an understanding why these items are important and the risks that are involved when not having an IP Strategy.

The workshop is mainly intended for people that in their profession comes into contact with intellectual property rights in connection with different types of contractual relationships.

The workshop is free of charge for ICES members, the price for non member is 1 000 SEK.

One day course: Software Testing – Fundamentals and Emerging Technologies

10 December 2018

Coverage models and coverage based test design for embedded systems. We will review graph and logic based coverage models. We look at their relative advantages and disadvantages, including standards compliance. We then consider how these coverage based approaches can be applied to requirements-based testing (use cases) and model-based testing of embedded systems. The course is particularly suitable for engineers with responsibility for test suite design and/or quality assurance. It is also suitable for IT professionals with only limited testing experience.
The course is primarily aimed at industrial members of ICES, KTH students can attend if there are places available. Priority will then be given to graduate students. Places are limited.

ICES members: 1500 SEK
Non-members : 3 000 SEK

Registration will be closed 2018-11-30

IoT with a soft touch

We invite you to get inspired and share ideas on the soft touch of IoT. This technology can be easily designed to fit in many applications serving our society and a sustainable future.

Lund: Tuesday Sept. 25th 2018   13.15-17.00

IoT Workshop during the Nordic Test Forum (NTF)

27-28 November, 2018, Snekkersten, DK
During the NTF the Nordic IoT Hub arranges a session on testing. Please check the programme at NTF (28 Nov. at 15.20-18.25).

Anniversary conference for the KTH-industry competence network in embedded and software intensive systems

Sept. 27-28, 2018 at KTH, Stockholm 

High Tech Summit October 10-11, 2018, DTU, Kgs. Lyngby

Internet of Things: Fog Computing and the Internet of Things

Session chair: Ivan Ring Nielsen, Director, Nordic University Hub on Industrial IoT, DTU Compute

Fog Computing, also sometimes called Edge Computing, brings the Cloud “closer to the ground”, to the edge of the network, where the “things” are located. The talks will present the new paradigm of Fog/Edge Computing and its role in the IoT. We’ll hear about IoT use cases, what are the challenges when prototyping IoT devices and how the Fog can secure the IoT.

10.00  Edge Computing and IoT
Johan Eker, Principal Researcher, adj. Professor, Ericsson

10.25  Towards Mission-Critical Control at the Edge and Over 5G
Karl-Erik Årzén, Lund University

10.50  The AntibIoTic Comes with the Fog – Protecting IoT Devices Against DDoS Attacks with Fog Computing
Nicola Dragoni, Associate Professor, DTU Compute

11.10  Remote Container Management platform for refrigerated container
Marius Waldum, Product Owner and Søren Vedel, Data Scientist, Maersk

11.30  The pitfalls of the second prototype and how to avoid them
Henrik Ehlert, Tech Architect, inQvation and Henrik Bo Hansen, CTO, inQvation


Internet of Things: IoT technologies and Security (Cloud to Edge)

Session chair: Martin Nordal Petersen, Ass. Professor, Nordic University Hub on Industrial IoT, DTU Fotonik.

This track has presentations from IoT infrastructure providers, including open-spectrum technologies like SigFox and LoraWAN as well as the licensed NB-IoT. This also includes applied use-cases and security issues related to these technologies.

13.50   The wireless infrastructure of the future for logistics and food quality monitoring
Teracom/Indesmatech A/S (TBA)

14.10   IoT platform – the value of data
Kristian Krautwald, IoT Denmark

14.30   NB-IoT – The future of cellular IoT
Søren Madsen, TDC

14.50   Artificial Intelligence 2.0 – The rat traps of the future are poison-less and intelligent
Rune Barslund, Arctic Systems

15.10   Security and robustness in IoT technologies, a comparison (SigFox, LoraWAN, NB-IoT)
Florian Coman, DTU Fotonik

15.30   How modern IoT solutions as Smart products can utilize Cloud and Edge technologies
Kim Nicolaisen, CGI

Interoperability event

Nov. 5, 2018 at KTH, Stockholm

Nordic IIoT Yearly meeting on 14-15 August in Helsingborg

Call for participation – Smart Cities Summer School, 2–6 July 2018

This Summer School on Smart Cities will provide an overview of the latest technical progresses related to smart cities via realistic case studies delivered by well known scholars, active researchers and practitioners, as well as present challenges and opportunities for future research and applications.

Moreover, the summer school will provide an opportunity for all participants to gain some hand-on experience via realistic projects in a hackathon (se below), and several networking opportunities.

Topics covered (to be finilized):
Smart cities – challenges and opportunities
Big data analytics and cognitive analytics
Smart City as a Cyber-Physical Social System
Smart building and energy systems
Sensing and control in smart cities
Gaming and interactive visualization
Reinforcement learning
Streaming machine learning
Geographical Information Systems and the Google Earth Engine
5G technology for smart cities


IoT Platforms for Industry 4.0

EIT Digital Industry Summer School

July 1 – July 14, Munich

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of physical devices with embedded software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity. IoT technology is one of the pillars of Industry 4.0 – a new industrial business logic where self-organising, smart factories are capable of (mass-) producing highly customised products.

Within the field of IT, one of the major challenges, besides the integration of IoT devices into existing production lines and products, is to identify valuable use cases and sustainable business models. Exploring concrete and tangible use cases could demonstrate how companies can connect their products, manufacturing processes and product development to obtain more customer-centric products and services.

During this Summer School, participants will learn how companies make use of IoT platforms for enhanced value creation in the fields of product design, manufacturing, and customer integration. The participants will gain hands-on experience in prototyping with IoT technology and will be able to evaluate the economic benefits of IoT applications as well as opportunities for new business models.

Enabling Technologies for Industrial Internet of Things (ET-I2oT 2018)

Pisa, Italy 16-24 July 2018

The 3d Edition of the Summer School “Enabling Technologies for Industrial Internet of Things” is organized to offer about 50 hours of front lessons in the field of electronics, electromagnetics and ICT for Internet of Things (IoT), targeting an audience of Master and PhD students, early stage researchers and practitioners with a background on circuits and systems.

The summer school provides theoretical and practical (with hands-on CAD session) lessons about recent advances in enabling technologies, electronics and electromagnetics, for future wireless transceivers, systems and networks in scenarios such as IoT, Industry 4.0 and Cyber-Physical-Systems (CPS). Wireless circuits and systems and internet technology are becoming pervasive in many applications fields such as logistic (e.g. RF identification), vehicle industry (e.g. connected cars, advanced driver assistance systems, V2V and V2I wireless communications, radar, lidar), automation in industrial or domotic scenarios (e.g. wireless sensor and actuator networks), smart manufacturing (e.g. industry 4.0), health&wellness (e.g. wireless wearable sensing and biomedical circuits).

IoT – BigData – Cloud – Security

Vienna, Austria 20-31 August 2018

We are in the middle of the fourth industrial revolution. While earlier epochal developments have lasted decades from the idea to the global impact, the current development cycles are completed in few years. If we speak today of the Internet of Things, the new concept is already Internet of Everything. With an expected number of 40 billion devices in 2020, another issue is of great importance: BigData. A lot of data is provided by the billions devices, evaluated and drastically affecting our privacy. Privacy and data protection is a major challenge. As a result, the vast amounts of data will be stored in dedicated data centers – in the cloud. It goes without saying that the issue of security is directly linked in many shades. In a hitherto unprecedented extent, changes from perimeter-security to so-called edge-security will take place her, which means that it is no longer necessary to isolate a local network, but to secure the devices wherever they are, whether in the private environment or in a production-line of a smart factory. This Summer School will be working intensively with the importance of these four basic terms: IoT – BigData – Cloud – Security. The course will cover the development of these topics over the next few years and will make the students ready for the challenges of the next decade.

More info at:

Building tomorrow society: IoT applications & data management Summer School

Torino, Italy 16-20 July 2018

Internet of things, smart homes, smart buildings, smart cities, big data… these increasingly popular words describe the future ahead of us.

All these application domains require handling an incredible amount of data and interacting with an incredible amount of devices (sensors and actuators), with sufficient intelligence and power to select information and actions relevant to the end-user.
The Summer School introduces the fundamental aspects of the new breed of smart applications, and will cover their full design cycle: distributed wireless sensors, data sensing, data transmission, and collection and management, intelligent behaviors, data visualization and user interaction.
The teaching approach will be practical, with theoretical lectures intertwined with hands-on experimental activities.
Students will develop simple Smart Environment applications.


Big Data Analytics

EIT Digital Infrastructure Summer School

5-18 August, Stockholm

A key element in the digital transformation of infrastructure is the convergence and integration of intelligent networking and computing services for data analysis.

Our global interconnected world presents us with vast amounts data, that is continuously being generated by countless devices and sensors. To extract knowledge and react on patterns hidden within this never-ending stream of Big Data, we must rethink the way we process data at-rest and data in-motion.

It is a challenge to provide core enabling functions for extracting value from the massive amounts of generated data to support breakthrough innovations in industry segments like utilities, manufacturing and health.

This Summer School in Big Data Analytics focuses on business aspects, value chain, technology, safety and security of the future cloud. Advanced topics related to algorithms and platforms for Big Data are part of the course as well as business coaching for enhancing the innovation and entrepreneurial awareness and abilities of the participants.

Presentations by researchers on Big Data analytics and platforms are mixed with corporate experts on business models. The Summer School will be held at Bosön Conference site, Lidingö, Sweden

Internet of Things and Business Transformation

EIT Digital Infrastructure Summer School

29 July – 11 August, Stockholm

In this Summer School the focus is on Internet of Things (IoT) as a main driver for future digital infrastructures. With the advances of ICT, billions of “things” will collaborate through a reliable, efficient and secure network, using distributed storage and computing resources.

Fully functioning IoT requires new technical solutions in three large technology areas. Firstly, embedded systems, for energy efficient sensing and actuation. Secondly, communication and networked system for connecting the huge number of devices. And thirdly computing, data analytics and visualization for the IoT-based applications.

With the development of IoT solutions the business ecosystems of the traditional telecommunication sector are challenged but also provides new opportunities for existing as well as emerging industries.

This Summer School will train the participants to analyse the implications that this new technology area might have on society, on individuals and on businesses and to identify emerging business roles and opportunities.

The Summer School will be held at Bosön Conference site, Lidingö, Sweden.


Georgia Tech Internet-of-Things (IoT) Summer School

August 6-10, 2018 on the Georgia Tech Campus

Georgia Tech will host the first Internet-of-Things (IoT) summer school in summer 2018 to study all aspects of IoT systems, ranging from devices to algorithms and data science.  IoT technology is in use in domains ranging from manufacturing to medicine and new applications are rapidly emerging.  IoT systems rely on a range of technological advances: low-power VLSI devices, wireless ad hoc networking, data analytics.The intended audience of the summer school is Ph.D. students and young professionals from both industry and academia. The summer school is designed to introduce young scholars and professionals to challenges in IoT research and to build a community of researchers.  The summer school will include talks by experts from numerous institutions, presentations by attendees, and both formal and informal discussions.Speakers include: Raheem Beyah, Georgia Tech; Yiran Chen, Duke; Sebastian Elbaum, University of Nebraska; Hai Li, Duke; Vince Mooney, Georgia Tech; Saibal Mukhopodhyay, Georgia Tech; Victor Nelson, Auburn University; Kamran Payanbar, Georgia Tech; Howard Shrobe, MIT; Mark Tehranipoor, University of Florida; Marilyn Wolf, Georgia Tech; Yang Wang, Georgia Tech.

Robot Operating System (ROS) Summer School 2018

20 august – 2 September, Aachen

There has been remarkable progress in the field of mobile robotics over the last couple of years due to advanced
hardware like 3D sensors and powerful embedded systems for processing. However, the software has been upgraded as well: when Willow Garage launched the first version of ROS (Robot Operating System) in 2010, they started a standardization of the „middleware“ which drives the world of mobile robotics. ROS is open source and offers the required
services of an operating system. It is fine grained and consists of numerous reusable modules. It also provides tools and libraries for obtaining, building, writing, and running code across multiple computers with a powerful communication
engine. ROS offers solutions for the main problems in mobile robotics: localisation, mapping, path planning, locomotion and perception.

IDA meeting:


Copenhagen 3 September 2018 at 17.00-20.00 (registration required)