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 The IoT-A special session is scheduled on Oct.26, 14:00-15:15.

Moderation: Rob van Kranenburg (IoT-A SC)


While a fully functioning Internet of Things is still to come, China proves an interesting example of what to expect. Known to the Chinese as the Sensing Planet, huge investments in smart energy grids and all kinds of sensors have been deployed in large scale. In the U.S.A drive is at the level of cities. IBM/CISCO is relatively successful in deploying smart cities as "Intelligent Operation Centers," yett at US government level there little coordination in terms of societal innovation. The EU has a long tradition in funding research programs in this area. Its current projects and flagships such as IoT-A aims at providing a Reference Architecture for IoT architects worldwide, focusing on interoperability as the key issue that will bring us hopefully a true Internet, and not thousands of intranets of things.  In this session we will look at how transnational and global arguments can be made to inform global interoperable architectures that will leave national and local focal points intact and fully regional yet collaborate on the level of energy efficiency in choosing wise and dynamic protocols and procedures.



13:45-13:55  Coordinator of IoT-A                                   Sebastian Lange

13:55-14:10  Technical Coordinator of IoT-A          Alex Bassi

14:10-14:25  the IoT architecture for Agriculture and food safety in China          Lirong Zheng

14:25-15:00 Breakout groups on three key issues:

a) Naming and addressing

b) Energy efficiency of the infrastructure itself

c) Balance global - regional, governance issues: what model?


The format of the breakout session is based on “Notes on the Design of Participatory Systems - for the City or the Planet” from Usman Haque.

Step 1: Identify the dilemma in small groups of five participants

Step 2: Identify the stakeholders.

Step 3: List incentives for stakeholders to act or change.

Step 4: What is the evidence that the acts or changes have occurred?

Step 5: This is the most important step: Create a tool to help convince end users that the dilemma is real, the incentives are right, and the tools for change need to be adopted.



Speaker: Dr Sebastian Lange, Coordinator of IoT-A

Representative, VDI/VDE-IT

Dr. Sebastian Lange holds a degree in physics from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. After his Ph.D. at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany he has been working as management consultant with Droege & Comp with a focus on business-process and knowledge management.

Dr. Lange has been working with VDI/VDE-IT since 2006 and is currently Senior Consultant in the department Innovation Europe. Dr. Lange had a leading role in establishing the European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration (EPoSS) where he was responsible for the management of the European Technology Platform’s Office as deputy secretary general and held conceptual and advisory functions. Furthermore, he has been involved in the management of several EU FP projects and has is strongly committed to establishing and evolving the topic of the Internet of Things (IoT) on a European level in recent years.

He is member of the Future Internet X-ETP working group which was strongly involved in gearing up efforts towards a Future Internet Public Private Partnership as representative of EPoSS. In a joint effort of establishing the FI Strategic Research Agenda Dr. Lange was pushing the topic of the Internet of Things and M2M communication.

With respect to IoT, Dr. Lange is currently coordinator of the large scale integrated project IoT-A (Internet of Things – Architecture) which federates 20 European large industrial and academic partners in their effort on establishing a common and ubiquitously applicable architecture for the future Internet of Things. On a strategic level, he is also strongly involved in the current process of setting up the Internet of Things Initiative (IoT-i). Recently he has been appointed as official member of the IoT Expert Group by the European Commission. 


Speaker: Alessandro Bassi, Technical Coordinator of IoT-A

Despite being tempted by other disciplines, Alex decided to explore the esoteric world of computer science, mainly because of his tension between creativity and mathematical rigour. He enjoyed his stay inMilan, where he attended its world famous University, and became passionate of artificial intelligence, soft computing and software engineering. After serving his duty in the army, as many of us, he lent his abilities to the private sector, and joined Amadeus in 1997, to become -against his will- an expert of Unisys OS 2200 assembler. He then managed to unchain his spirit again and joined the University of Tennessee in summer 2000, where he was involved in the seminal work and development of the Internet Backplane Protocol. After surviving "Nax-vul" for 18 months, he managed to get back to Europe, and in particular toLyon, where he had a position as Research Visitor at the Ecole Normale Superieure. For two years, he developed the relationship between the novel storage concepts and active networking. He then worked for RIPE NCC, working on project regarding the whois database such as the AfriNIC creation, and after one year of rainy A'dam in November 2004 he moved to the sunny south of France, to integrate the Hitachi Sophia Antipolis Labs. There he got involved in various projects, regarding Grid and Cloud (with particular regards to data aspects), Autonomic Communications and RFID. In 2007 he became chair of the then RFID (now Internet of Things) Working Group of the EU Technological Platform EPoSS, and from 2010 he started his own company, Alessandro Bassi Consulting, acting as a Technical Coordinator for the Internet of Things Architecture (IoT-A) FP7 IP project for Hitachi, Ltd.


Speaker: Lirong Zheng, See bio at “Biography of Organizing Committee”.

Moderation: Rob van Kranenburg

Rob van Kranenburg is a teacher and a writer. He wrote The Internet of Things. A critique of ambient technology and the all-seeing network of RFID, Network Notebooks 02, Institute of Network Cultures. He is co-founder of bricolabs and the Founder of Council. Together with Christian Nold he recently published Situated Technologies Pamphlets 8: The Internet of People for a Post-Oil World . He ranks nr 6 on the top 100 IOT thinkers list of Postscapes He is a member of the IOT EG of the European Commission, co-founding Member of Internet of People (IoP) and Chair of the Working Group Society of the IOT Forum. As Stakeholder coordinator for IoT-A, the largest EU IP on Internet of Things Architecture, he hosts an Open Community. If you want to know more about that, contact him at



Important Dates
Paper submission due:
May 22, 2012
Workshop proposals due:
June 1, 2012
Notification of acceptance:
July 1, 2012
IoT Challenge Competition, submission due:
September 1, 2012
Posters and demos, submission due:
September 1, 2012


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