Development of common Architecture and Open Platforms by IoT/FIWARE Communities

Today, many companies and individual projects are separately building their own platforms for device-to-device communications, and the lack of a standardized and cooperative approach affects negatively the development of the Internet of Things and the Future Internet.

The session will present the collaborative actions of the Internet of Things European Research Cluster (IERC), FIWARE and other research and innovation communities for the development and deployment of common, modular, interoperable IoT platforms, with generic and open enablers / open source components in order to provide a basis for rapid Internet of Things take-up.

The participants will discuss and exchange ideas on the results achieved so far in developing portals, repositories and best practises.

This session aims to:

  • Address the European approach on IoT platforms and how this adheres to the specification of the European FIWARE Generic Enablers and the IoT applications requirements and specifications in order to support the development of an European IoT open innovation ecosystem.
  • Align the different approaches and address the critical requirements needed in different IoT applications (end-to-end security, support for integration with various IT systems, interfaces with the applications value chain, end-to-end compatibility and lifecycle solution management, real-time and scalable response to extremely large number of device endpoints.
  • Present the need of an “IoT WebSpace Portal” approach able to document reusability, interoperability and relations to use cases and deployments of the different existing IoT platforms.
  • Present market leaders in IoT platforms and how they differentiate themselves from each other.
  • How to embrace and implement the “open” platforms by supporting multiple embedded platforms, gateways, and third-party services that are merged together through a myriad of various connecting protocols to create solutions that are significantly more performant when creating new services and supporting heterogeneous use cases and applications.

Detailed Workshop Outline

15:00. Introduction – Overview and rationale of the session – Mirko Presser

15:10. IoT Open platforms, IoT & FIWARE collaborative actions, ideas and practices

  • How to propose your enablers to build future IoT platforms: the Butler case– Thierry Nagellen (presentation)
  • The end-user perspective – Joaquín Cabezas (presentation)
  • Presentation of the Open Platforms portal ( – Bertrand Copigneaux (presentation)
  • From IoT systems to IoT eco-systems – An Intel perspective – Alex Gluhak (presentation)
  • Great ideas, big data and little privacy? – Bart Preneel (presentation)

16:10. Panel discussion and interaction with the audience

16:55. Session summary, Remarks and follow-up actions – Mirko Presser

Session Speakers

Mirko Presser
Mirko PresserHead of Research and Innovation for the Smart City Lab, Alexandra Institute
Mirko Presser is the Head of Research and Innovation for the Smart City Lab at the Alexandra Institute working on Open Data and the Internet of Things in the context of Smart Cities for Citizens. He is also the president of the IoT International Forum since it was founded in June 2013. He has been studying and working on IoT and Smart City research since 2002, he has published over 20 scientific peer-reviewed papers on the topics and has served on numerous scientific committees and steering boards. He has a Masters degree in Physics with Astrophysics and a Masters degree in Telecommunications and Systems Engineering both from the University of Bristol and received his PhD on the Mobile IoT from the University of Surrey. He has also been strongly involved in the European FP6, FP7 and now H2020 ICT programmes and has been the Technical Manager of the FP6 IST e- SENSE and FP7 ICT SENSEI projects, both addressing the Internet of Things, amongst many other projects as well as he is currently the coordinator of the FP7 EeB PPP project called URB-Grade.
Bertrand Copigneaux
Bertrand CopigneauxInno-Group, France
Bertrand COPIGNEAUX has an Engineer degree in Computer Science from the Ecole Polytechnique Universitaire of Nice Sophia-Antipolis. He spent 5 years as the COO and founder of a 3D simulation startup (SimplySim SAS), driving the company strategy for innovation, marketing and funding, until the buy-out of the company in 2011. He joined inno TSD in 2012 as European Project Manager. He has been project coordinator of the FP7 BUTLER project focused on development of a secure and context aware Internet of Things. As such, he participated to the project research on ethics, privacy and data protection in a fully deployed Internet of Things and lead the socio economical impact assessment of the project. He is involved in other European studies and projects on ICT innovations and their socio-economic impacts (Science 2.0: Open Science, BeWiser: Internet Security, FESTIVAL: Europe-Japan IoT Testbeds) and on Cyber Physical Systems (CPSoS, DYMASOS).
Bart Preneel
Bart PreneelProfessor, KULeuven and iMinds
Prof. Bart Preneel is a full professor at the KU Leuven; he heads the COSIC research group, that is a member of the iMinds Security Department.
He was visiting professor at five universities in Europe. He has authored more than 400 scientific publications and is inventor of 4 patents. His main research interests are cryptography, information security and privacy. Bart Preneel has coordinated the Network of Excellence ECRYPT, has served as panel member and chair for the European Research Council and has been president of the IACR (International Association for Cryptologic Research). He is a member of the Permanent Stakeholders group of ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency) and of the Academia Europaea. He has been invited speaker at more than 90 conferences in 40 countries. In 2014 he received the RSA Award for Excellence in the Field of Mathematics.
Alex Gluhak
Alex GluhakTechnology Strategist, Intel Labs
Alex Gluhak is a technology strategist at Intel Labs Europe based in the Intel Collaborative Research Institute (ICRI) on Cities in London ( ). He acts as a principle investigator for Intel Labs on European research projects which explore the role of emerging Internet of Things solutions in creating more sustainable and livable cities. He is also responsible for building new research initiatives of strategic importance and helps shaping the ICRI Cities research agenda.

Alex has more than 10 years of research experience in academia and industry. Since 2006 his focus has been on mobile computing and the Internet of Things and more recently how these technologies can be used opportunistically to provide foundations for Smarter Cities and Smart Utility solutions. He was a recipient of the 2013 ID People Award, the Oscars of the ID industry, for his contributions to the European Internet of Things research community.

Joaquín Cabezas
Joaquín CabezasChief Commercial Officer at Adevice Solutions
Joaquín Cabezas is the Chief Commercial Officer at Adevice Solutions, a company focused on manufacturing products for the Internet of Things and M2M market. He is in charge of sales development and business growth, with an strong interest on forecasting new technologies that leverage the implantation of IoT. Prior to his current position, he has been Project Manager for R+D related to wireless sensor networks, Analyst for RIAs (Rich Internet Applications) and entrepreneur on the IT sector.
Thierry Nagellen
Thierry NagellenOrange, France
Thierry Nagellen has a Master in Telecommunication and Computer Science. After two years dedicated to launch its own company, he works as Programme Manager for Future Internet technologies. In the context of the Future internet Public Private Partnership, a European FP7 initiative, he coordinates Orange involvement in many projects from Smart Grids to Urban Mobility, from Content to Experimental Infrastructure. He is leading the Internet of Things technical activities in the FI-WARE project, a core platform project delivering Generic Enablers.
He is also leading new Orange research activities related to Data Management and Big Data paltforms.
Thierry Nagellen is also President of the Smart Specialization Area (SSA) “Networks, M2M and Mobile Services” of the French competitiveness Cluster Secured Communicating Solutions ( )