In addition to the presentation of these papers, we will host a keynote presentation and a tutorial.

9:00-10:00 Opening Session

 5' Introduction and Welcome

45'  Keynote: Thomas Watteyne. Nuts and Bolts for Industrial IoT Middleware

10:00-10:30        Coffee Break

10:30-12:00 Session 1
20'  Pradeeban Kathiravelu, Leila Sharifi and Luís Veiga.

 Cassowary: Middleware Platform for Context-Aware Smart Buildings with Software-        Defined Sensor Networks

20'  Ines Sarray, Annie Ressouche, Daniel Gaffé, Jean-Yves Tigli and Stephane Lavirotte.

 Safe Composition in Middleware for the Internet of Things

20'  Wilfried Daniels, Jose Proenca, Nelson Matthys and Danny Hughes.

 Tomography: lowering management overhead for distributed component-based         applications

12:00-13:30        Lunch

13:30-15:00 Session 2

20'  Elias De Coninck, Tim Verbelen, Bert Vankeirsbilck, Steven Bohez, Sam Leroux, Pieter  Simoens, Bart Dhoedt and Piet Demeester.

 DIANNE: Distributed Artificial Neural Networks for the Internet of Things

20'  Porfírio Gomes, Everton Cavalcante, Taniro Rodrigues, Thais Batista, Flavia C. Delicato  and Paulo F. Pires.

 A Federated Discovery Service for the Internet of Things

20'  M4IoT panel

15:00-15:30        Coffee Break

15:30-16:00        Closing Session

25' Discussion and Reflection

5'  Closing Remarks

16:00-17:30        Demo / tutorial session

Tutorial: Easy IoT programming with MicroPnP

This session will enable you to experiment with microPlug-and-Play (microPnP), a hardware/software prototype for low-cost and dynamic integration of IoT peripherals with ICT systems. MicroPnP is motivated by the current complexity and cost to configure and extend state-of-the-art IoT solutions. To address these challenges, we created an IoT platform with plug-and-play capabilities that greatly simplifies the development, installation, and configuration of IoT networks that are extremely energy efficient. Attendees should bring their own laptop (preferred) or tablet. All IoT hardware is provided by the workshop.

Keynote: Nuts and Bolts for Industrial IoT Middleware


With standards such as 6TiSCH, IEEE802.15.4e TSCH and WirelessHART, the IoT is going industrial. Tens of thousands of these high-end low-power wireless networks are deployed today in industrial, smart building, smart home and urban applications. Today's products offer >99.999% end-to-end reliability and a decade of battery lifetime. This is achieved by aggressively optimizing the protocol stack, and closely matching the radio resources to the application's needs. So what about middleware? Are people using middleware in these networks today? What are the needs we can imagine for tomorrow's use cases? What are the networking constraints middleware developers should be aware of? To answer those questions, we will root our discussion on a number real-world commercial and academic examples.


Thomas Watteyne, PhD Research Scientist & Innovator, Inria, France Senior Networking Design Engineer, Dust Networks/Linear Technology, Silicon Valley co-chair, IETF 6TiSCH Working Group co-PI, REALMS associate team, Inria/UC Berkeley/U.Michigan


Thomas Watteyne ( is an insatiable enthusiast of low-power wireless mesh technologies. He is a researcher at Inria in Paris, in the new EVA research team, where he designs, models and builds networking solutions based on a variety of Internet-of-Things (IoT) standards. He is Senior Networking Design Engineer at Linear Technology, in the Dust Networks product group, the undisputed leader in supplying low power wireless mesh networks for demanding industrial process automation applications. Since 2013, he co-chairs the IETF 6TiSCH working group, which standardizes how to use IEEE802.15.4e TSCH in IPv6-enabled mesh networks, and recently joined the IETF Internet-of-Things Directorate. Prior to that, Thomas was a postdoctoral research lead in Prof. Kristofer Pister’s team at the University of California, Berkeley. He founded and co-leads Berkeley’s OpenWSN project, an open-source initiative to promote the use of fully standards-based protocol stacks for the IoT. Between 2005 and 2008, he was a research engineer at France Telecom, Orange Labs. He holds a PhD in Computer Science (2008), an MSc in Networking (2005) and an MEng in Telecommunications (2005) from INSA Lyon, France. He is Senior member of IEEE.