The evolution in the Internet of Things domain has created a complex ecosystem populated by various so-called “the Internet of Things (IoT) platforms” that provide access to a broad range of connected devices  and/or sensors “things”. These IoT platforms typically promote their specific interfaces and information models, and often adopt non-standard, sometimes fully proprietary, protocols to control a variety of things. This fragmentation and missing interoperability currently prevents the emergence of cooperative IoT ecosystems in which applications can be built so as to use things operated by various IoT platforms, or to enable things operated by different platforms to interact. The 3nd Workshop on Interoperability and Open-Source Solutions for the Internet of Things focuses on this challenge. The workshop is co-organized by the symbIoTe and BIG IoT consortiums as part of the European Platform Initiative (IoT-EPI).







Workshop General Chairs:

Ivana Podnar Žarko

(University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Croatia)

Martin Serrano

(INSIGHT, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland)

Arne Broering

(Siemens, Germany)

Sergios Soursos,

(Intracom Telecom, Greece)

Publicity Chairs:

Achille Zappa

(INSIGHT, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland)

Gino Carrozzo

(Nextworks, Italy)

Technical Program Committee (2016)

·      Karl Aberer, EPFL, Switzerland

·      Payam Barnaghi, U. Surrey, UK

·      Jean-Paul Calbimonte, EPFL, Switzerland

·      Gino Carrozzo, Nextworks, Italy

·      Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

·      Manfred Hauswirth, Fraunhofer FOKUS

·      Reinhard Herzog, Fraunhofer IOSB,

·      Darko Huljenić, Ericsson Nikola Tesla, Croatia

·      Prem Jayaraman, RMIT University, Australia

·      Mirko Presser, Alexandra Institute

·      John Soldatos, AIT, Greece

·      Tajana Šimunic Rosing, University of California, San Diego, USA

·      Thomas Usländer, Fraunhofer IOSB, Germany

·      Arkady Zaslavsky, CSIRO, Australia

·      Arndt Marylin, ORANGE

·      Elloumi Omar, Alcatel-Lucent

·      Patricia Martigne, Orange

·      Joerg Swetina, NEC

·      Cosmin-Septimiu Nechifor, Siemens

·      Florian Michahelles, Siemens

·      Ovidiu Vermesan, SINTEF, Norway

·      Steffen Lohmann, Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany

·      Victor Kardeby, Acreo Swedish ICT, Sweden

·      Kary Främling, Aalto University, Finland

·      Carlos Enrique Palau Salvador, Universitat Politécnia de Valencia, Spain

·      Raffaele Gravina, UNICAL, Italy

·      Sergios Soursos, Intracom Telecom, Greece

·      Peter Kostelnik, INTERSOFT, Slovakia

·      Jelena Mitic, Siemens, Germany

2018 InterOSS is looking for Technical Program Committee Members If you are interested or know someone interested please contact workshop general chairs.


3rd International Workshop on Interoperability and Open-Source Solutions for the Internet of Things (InterOSS-IoT 2018)

09:00 – 13:00 Hrs – 06 June 2018, Bilbao, Spain
Euskalduna Jauregia Conference Center – Sala A3.2

Co-located with
Global IoT Summit 2018 as part of IoT Week 2018
04 – 07 June 2018, Bilbao, Spain

The InterOSS-IoT workshop is co-organized by the H2020 symbIoTe and BIG IoT Research and Innovation Actions, which are part of the Internet of Things European Platform Initiative (IoT-EPI), working on relevant aspects for enabling and bridgingthe IoT research and industry. The main objective of this workshop is to exchange experiences and ideas with the IoT community as well as contribute to build new knowledge around open issues and gaps on IoT interoperability, architectural principles, security and standardization efforts.

The InterOSS workshop agenda .pdf version can be downloaded [here]

The main objective of this workshop is to exchange experiences and ideas with the IoT community as well as contribute to build new knowledge around open issues and gaps on Internet of Things interoperability, architectural principles and standardization efforts.

Organized as an International scientific event, the InterOSS workshop combines two keynote talks on privacy and security and the interoperability aspects of the Internet of Things, with contributions from the participants to further advance IoT research and solution space through peer reviewer Papers. Researchers and practitioners from academy and industry will share their experiences on IoT platforms and middleware solutions. Participants can expect from InterOSS workshop to expand their understanding of IoT interoperability aspects and privacy and security issues, and to identify and discuss existing and emerging solutions, standards, enabling IoT interoperability as well as open-source initiatives.

Workshop Agenda

Time Title Presenter(s)
09:00 – 09:10 Welcome and Opening Statements


Sergios Soursos,

Intracom SA Telecom Solutions

Arne Broering,

Siemens AG

09:10 – 09:40 Invited Talk: Scaling the Internet of Things

This talk will provide an overview on where we are in terms of the Internet of Things industrial adoption and where the scalability aspects have been addressed, highlighting the interoperability remaining challenges and presenting a visionary perspective on how to address the coming scaling challenges.

Omar Elloumi,


OneM2M General Chair

     Session 1:       Approaches on Semantic Interoperability

                              Chair: Ivana Podnar Zarko, University of Zagreb – FER

09:45 – 10:05 Towards Semantic Model Extensibility in Interoperable IoT Data Exchange Platforms Yulia Svetashova,

Robert Bosch GmbH

10:05 – 10:25 Ontology-driven Device Descriptions for IoT Network Management Kristina Sahlmann,

University of Potsdam

10:25 – 10:45 Enabling IoT Platform Interoperability Using a Systematic Development Approach By Example Michael Schneider,

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 11:45 Invited Talk: Open Source, Security and IoT 

The talk will highlight the role open source in the ongoing IoT build-out, across device and cloud ecosystems and within the various IoT project stacks and frameworks.  Building upon this vision, the talk will examine conventional wisdom and real-world statistics for the security of open source software, and how its presumed resiliency and known (and unknown) vulnerabilities impact security at the edge and in the cloud that hosts IoT apps and infrastructure.  Finally, it will review community and commercial efforts to build more secure code with open source and highlight best practices for choosing and integrating into IoT projects and products.

Bill Weinberg,

Open Source Sense,

Linux Pundit

    Session 2:         Privacy, Security and Business Aspects

                               Chair: Martin Serrano, INSIGHT, National University of Ireland Galway

11:45 – 12:10 Privacy risk analysis in the IoT domain  Jose L. Muñoz,

Technical University of Catalonia

12:10 – 12:35 LATe: A Lightweight Authenticated Time Synchronization Protocol for IoT Renzo E Navas,

IMT Atlantique

12:35 – 13:00 From Innovative Niches to a Cooperative IoT Ecosystem Sofia Aivalioti,

Sensing & Control

13:00 End of Workshop


Keynote Speakers – Short CVs

 Dr. Omar Elloumi leads oneM2M technical plenary, a partnership project chartered to advance interoperability standards for consumer, enterprise and industrial IoT. He joined Nokia in 1999 and held several positions including research, strategy and system architecture. He is currently with Nokia Bell-Labs and CTO group where he is responsible for standards and system architectures for IoT. Dr Elloumi is coeditor of books on M2M communications and Internet of Things. He is also involved in program committees of several international conferences and magazines on M2M and IoT. He is a recognized IoT industry thought leader and is regularly invited as a panelist or keynote speaker at IoT industry events.  
 Bill Weinberg has three decades of open source software in different areas, from embedded and open systems, telecommunications, automotive, to other mobile technology experience.​ Most recently, as a Senior Director at the Linux Foundation and at Black Duck Software and currently at Open Source Sense as co-founder, Bill led the open source strategy practices, guiding global technology companies and enterprise software organizations in enhancing their ROI from open source, leading remediation and migration projects, and helping to launch new initiatives, including ONAP. Bill was a founding team-member at MontaVista Soft. and worked at OSDL, Lynx Real-Time Systems, Acer Computer Brazil, and Microtec Research.  

The InterOSS workshop agenda .pdf version can be downloaded [here]



Call for Papers
Internet of Things Interoperability resides on the principle of connecting a large number of devices to a global infrastructure to offer added value features and global services across IoT platforms. In the past years we have witnessed the consolidation of communication protocols connecting various devices and the advent of open source frameworks for IoT interoperability. Standardization initiatives, industry alliances, and collaborative research projects have developed solutions to address the challenge of IoT interoperability. Sensor, actuator, and “thing” description formats as well as communication protocols and APIs have been designed to build advanced cross-domain IoT solutions and entire ecosystems based on interoperable IoT platform technologies.

The challenges ahead are to advance interoperable IoT technologies for handling complex tasks and global interconnected systems in trendy verticals with high impact on the society, e.g. smart cities and ports, healthcare, automated manufacturing lines, connected robots, or autonomous vehicles. Open source interoperability solutions and open standards remain a viable option to automate the collaboration between otherwise closed IoT platforms with key challenges related to semantics, uniform APIs, security, privacy and trust issues, as well as technology uptake with increasing deployments.

Following the success of the previous two editions, the “3rd Workshop on Interoperability and Open-Source Solutions for the Internet of Things (InterOSS-IoT)” focuses on exploring the potential of interoperable IoT platform technology to facilitate and enhance the creation of complex systems and associated open source technology and open protocols.

The workshop addresses current challenges in the IoT domain and promotes uptake by the industry from emerging open source solutions and best practices from IoT deployment experiences. Organized as a scientific event, workshop’s objective is to foster the exchange of practical experiences within the IoT community as well as contribute to create new ideas around open issues and gaps on Internet of Things platforms interoperability, architectural principles, standardization efforts, and deployment experiences.

We invite authors to submit scientific papers reporting advance in the state of the art and practical experiences on interoperable IoT solutions, solutions relying on open-source software as well as emerging concepts and visionary papers.

Topics of interest include (not limited to):

IoT Principles, Design and Technology

·      Interoperability solutions for IoT systems and platforms

·      Standardisation efforts related to IoT solutions and Applications

·      Key concepts for interoperable IoT architectures

·      Semantic models for the IoT Platforms Data Exchange

·      Security, privacy and trust for IoT Devices and Platforms

·      IoT device Data Mash-Ups and platforms Orchestration

·      Solutions for IoT platform federations and interworking

·      Distributed ledger technology for interoperable IoT ecosystems

IoT Experiments, Practice and Applications

·      IoT applications and real life deployments, e.g., in Smart Cities, Healthcare, Industrial IoT, Robotics, Autonomous Vehicles

·      Experiences from real industrial IoT deployments

·      Recent advances in open source IoT platforms and tools

·      Experimentally-driven Internet of Things experience

·      Business perspectives on IoT ecosystem creation

·      Business models and marketplaces

Important Dates:

Workshop Day: June 06, 2018
Paper submission deadline (new): March 27, 2018
Paper notification: April 25, 2018
Camera ready papers due: May 10, 2018
Paper Submission Guidelines
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The workshop is organized by H2020 ICT projects, symbIoTe and BIG IoT, as part of the IoT-European Platforms Initiative (IoT-EPI).

Funded under European Commission DG-CNECT-H2020 program.



This year 2018 InterOSS Workshop is in Bilbao, Spain

06 June 2018, Bilbao, Spain

A co-located event within the  IEEE endorsed Global Internet of Things Summit (GIoTS), the TM Forum on 5G Convergence, and the Tracks on IoT & Big Data and IoT & Artificial Intelligence and as part of the IoT Week 2018 activities.


Euskalduna Jauregia Conference Center – Sala A3.2

04 – 08 June 2018, Bilbao, Spain

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The registration for the 2018 InterOSS is associated with Global Internet of Things Summit

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