Keynote Speakers

Speaker: Antonio Skarmeta, University of Murcia

Title: Towards a Security and Privacy Framework for Smart Objects

Abstract: The usage of IoT at large-scale creates the need to address adequately trust and privacy functions. In that sense, it is needed to evolve from a vision of sensors to an integrated view of smart objects forming part of our personal space, and as being shared, borrowed. In that sense we need to define an integral approach for managing security and privacy concerns throughout the life cycle of a smart object. In this talk we will describe different pperational aspects for Authentication and Authorization and Access control and Privacy management taking into account approach like Distributed Capability-Based Access Control (DCapBAC) and its integration with authentication protocols. Also we will address how these mechanisms are integrated into an Architecture Reference Models (ARM)- compliant security framework to be deployed on IoT scenarios.

Bio: Dr Antonio Skarmeta received the M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Granada and B.S. (Hons.) and the Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Murcia Spain. Since 2009 he is Full Professor at the same department and University. Antonio F. Skarmeta has worked on different research projects in the national and international area in the networking, security and IoT area, like Euro6IX, ENABLE, DAIDALOS, SWIFT, SEMIRAMIS, SMARTIE, SOCIOTAL and IoT6. His main interested is in the integration of security services, identity, IoT and Smart Cities. He has been head of the research group ANTS since its creation on 1995. Actually he is also advisor to the vice-rector of Research of the University of Murcia for International projects and head of the International Research Project Office. Since 2014 he is Spanish National Representative for the MSCA within H2020. He has published over 200 international papers and being member of several program committees. He has also participated in several standardization for a like IETF, ISO and ETSI.

Speaker: Pascal Thubert, CISCO 

Title: Determinism in Wireless Networks [PDF]

Abstract: Based on time, resource reservation, and policy enforcement by distributed shapers, Deterministic Networking provides the capability to carry specified unicast or multicast data streams for real-time applications with extremely low data loss rates and bounded latency, so as to support time-sensitive and mission-critical applications on a converged enterprise
Deterministic Networking technology allows new Quality of Service (QoS) guarantees of ‘worst-case’ delivery. More precisely, the worst-case data loss and latency are to be guaranteed in a consistent fashion as multiple services are deployed, augmenting the load of the network with no measurable impact on existing flows whatsoever. Considering those strict requirements in regards to the probabilistic delivery of radio networks, the term “deterministic wireless”, appears to be an oxymoron.
Apparently, some people did not know... and got it to work, nevertheless. This session dives into techniques that are employed or may be employed in the near future to make wireless more predictable in an endless journey towards Determinism.

Bio: Dr. Pascal Thubert has been actively involved in research, development and standards efforts on Internet mobility and wireless technologies since joining Cisco in Y2K. He currently works at Cisco’s Chief Technology and Architecture office, where he focuses on products and standards in the general context of IPv6, wireless, and the Internet of Things. He co-chairs 6TiSCH, the IETF Working Group focusing on IPv6 over the 802.15.4 TSCH deterministic MAC, and LPWAN, that applies IETF protocols over low power wide area networking technologies. Earlier, he specialized in IPv6 as applied to mobility and wireless devices and developed routers and switches microcode in Cisco’s core IPv6 product development group. In parallel with his R&D missions, he has authored multiple IETF RFCs and draft standards dealing with IPv6, mobility and the Internet of Things. Pascal holds an Engineer Degree from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon and a PhD from IMT Atlantique.

Speaker: George Oikonomou, University of Bristol

Title: Multicast forwarding in 6LoWPANs with Contiki-NG [PDF]

Abstract: IPv6 multicast forwarding may be a desirable feature in 6LoWPANs under the presence of applications that adopt a one-to-many communication paradigm, such as network management or service discovery. By using network layer multicast these applications may improve in terms of scalability, while at the same time reducing network-wide energy consumption and bandwidth utilisation. In this talk we will explore past and recent research, as well as standardisation efforts, in the area of 6LoWPAN multicasting. We will call attention to some concerns regarding the co-existence of the IETF-proposed Multicast Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks (MPL) and the IPv6 Routing Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks (RPL). Lastly, we will discuss existing implementations and highlight open issues, placing emphasis on the Contiki-NG Open-Source Operating System for the Internet of Things.

Bio: Dr Oikonomou is a Lecturer with Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Bristol. His current research focuses on energy-efficient technologies for networks of severely constrained, wireless embedded devices and the IoT. George has a strong track record of delivering deployable, high-TRL research outputs and is a co-founder, steering group member and maintainer of the Contiki-NG open-source embedded operating system for the Internet of Things. He is the developer of Contiki-NG's 6LoWPAN multicast forwarding support and he he has ported Contiki/Contiki-NG for numerous hardware platforms.

Speaker: Luigi Alfredo Grieco, Politecnico di Bari

Title: Information Centric Networking in Intelligent Transportation Systems: experiences from the H2020 Bonvoyage project[PDF]

Abstract: Information Centric Networking (ICN) emerged as a new paradigm for the Future Internet since more than ten years. Many ICN architectures have been proposed so far, based on different system level assumptions. Now, it is time to investigate ICN in realistic verticals in order to kick off the transition from research to practice. In this talk, the adoption of ICN in Inteligent Transportation Systems is explored, with particolar emphasis to the H2020 Bonvoyage project. The ICN-based communication architecture of the project will be firstly presented. Its adoption to Internet of Drones will be illustrated later on. Finally, a theoretical model of ICN dynamics in mobile ITS environments will be presented.

Bio: L. Alfredo Grieco received the Dr. Eng. degree (with honors) in electronic engineering from “Politecnico di Bari,” Bari, Italy, in October 1999 and the Ph.D. degree in information engineering from “Università di Lecce,” Lecce, Italy, on December 2003. From Jan. 2005 to Oct. 2014, he held an Assistant Prof. position at the “Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica e dell'Informazione, Politecnico di Bari”. From March to June 2009, he has been a Visiting Researcher with INRIA (Planete Project, Sophia Antipolis, France), working on the topic of Internet measurements. From Oct. to Nov. 2013, he has been a Visiting Researcher with LAAS-CNRS (Toulouse, France) working on Information Centric Networking design of M2M systems. From November 2014, he holds an Associate Professor position in Telecommunications at Politecnico di Bari (DEI). He authored more than 100 scientific papers published in international journals and conference proceedings of great renown that gained more than 2000 citations. His main research interests include congestion control in packet-switching networks, quality of service in wireless networks, Internet multimedia applications, Internet of Things, Information Centric Networking, and Internet measurements. He is the Founder Editor in Chief of the Internet Technology Letters Journal (Wiley) and serves as EiC of the Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies (Wiley) and as associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (for which he has been awarded as top associate editor in 2012). He has been constantly involved as member of the Technical Program Comittees of many prestigious conferences. Within the Internet Engineering Task Force (Internet Research Task Force), he is contributing (as author of RFC 7554) new standard protocols for industrial IoT applications (new standard architectures for tomorrow ICN-IoT systems). Starting from 2016 he is a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE VTS.

Speaker: Marc-Oliver Pahl

Title: Securing the Internet of Things [PDF]

Abstract: The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) can be described as a Distributed System of cooperating Microservices (µSs). These services manage devices that monitor and control their environments such as industrial robots. The IIoT Microservices thereby obtain privacy-relevant data, e.g. about workers, and command safety-critical control, e.g. when operating robot arms close to humans. Also they have inherently access to security-critical information such as production plans. Consequently securing services is essential for the IIoT. In my talk I will discuss challenges and provide different strategies for securing the IIoT.

Bio: Dr. Marc-Oliver Pahl leads the IoT Smart Space Orchestration team ( at the Chair of Network Architectures and Services at Technical University of Munich. He is a senior researcher and lecturer. His research interests include autonomous management of distributed systems, name-based management via P2P systems, edge-based IoT management, data analytics support, e.g. via machine learning or blockchain, use case implementations and testbeds. He works on context data management, semantic modeling, and service management with a focus on interoperability, portability, usability, and security. As second research topic he is doing teaching research focusing on developing new teaching methodologies, eLearning, and learning analytics. For his teaching related activities he received the prestigious Ernst Otto Fischer Award in 2013. Marc-Oliver is a professional member of ACM, IEEE, German Society for Informatics (GI), Deutscher Hochschullehrerverband (DHV), German Chapter of the ACM, and Faculty Sponsor of the ACM Student Chapter in Munich. Among many other things he organizes the 50 years celebrations of the German Chapter of the ACM (, and leads the MOOC activities of the Académie Franco-Allemande.


Speaker: Laurent Toutain, IMT Atlantique - Acklio

Title: Why should we bring IP to devices?[PDF]


Even if the I of IoT stands for Internet, the objects sending information and receiving orders and, at the other end, the applications processing data are strongly coupled. Internet is generally viewed just as a mean to transport any king of information from one point to the other. But Internet is more than a neutral media, Internet offers interoperability and decouple applications running at both ends through a set of common standards. The Web, and the ressource oriented representation of the information (REST), illustrate the success of this approach.

Some works have already be done to adapt REST architecture to constrained objets, but adaptation are still needed for constrained networks such as LPWAN family. This category of network offers long range transmission for a minimal transmission power but limits the size and the number of messages exchanged every day. To allow Internet traffic over LPWAN new header compression techniques have to be developed.

In this talk, after an introduction of the IETF and W3C architectures for the Internet of things, we will present  the SCHC protocol developed by the lpwan IETF working group to reduce the full IoT protocol stack (IPv6/UDP/CoAP) to few bytes. We will compare the performances of this protocol to other mechanisms and how the can be deployed on different platforms. We also present how OAM, end-to-end security and device management can benefit of the header compression, leading to a real Internet of Things.

Bio: Laurent Toutain is an associate professor at IMT Atlantique in the SRCD department and member of the OCIF Team (Communicating objects - Future Internet), which focuses on the evolution of Internet protocols and architectures linked to the design of new services (Smart Grid, smart clothes, etc.). After working on IPv6 and transition mechanisms in various environments, he currently focuses on their integration in the Internet of Things, mainly over LPWAN networks.  He is the author of several RFCs and reference books on networks.