IoT 2015 – The year all breaks

04/12/2014 10:00 to 04/12/2014 16:00

de Hoorn
Leuven, Belgium

The Internet of Things (IoT) is about devices that communicate with each other and with people through the network. The Internet of Things (IoT) is going to be an established part of life by extending the communication and networking anytime, anywhere. Current forecast of shipments of connected-home devices is set at a CAGR of 67%, to hit 1.8 billion annual shipments in 2019.

The IoT is the next technology transition when devices will allow us to sense and control the physical world. It's also part of something even bigger. The Internet of Everything (IoE), the networked connection of people, process, data, and things. Its benefit is derived from the compound impact of these connections and the value it creates as "everything" comes online. The potential value is tremendous. How much an organization can achieve depends on its ability to capture technology transitions, such as cloud, mobility, collaboration, and the Internet of Things.

A Collaboration between LSEC, DSP Valley, KU Leuven and VUB Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 
supported by the Belgian Internet of Things Community. Participation is free of charge.

Event Objectives

This event evaluates the latest market developments, research, applications and technologies both in the field of engineering, as well as the domains of privacy and security.

A set of cases and opportunities for different industrial perspectives, will be presented covering markets such as home & building automation & wearables, industrial & process automation, retail and energy; going from industrial applications to smart homes, considering the applications in terms of business use and time to market. The event will also evaluate Data Security and Privacy considerations, even more important in machine to machine (M2M) communication, which touches many aspects of human life. Some low-cost devices have a limited budget to implement strong security or cryptography features. These lightweight devices can become the weakest links in the system.

The event is targeted to both Business and R&D executives, to CIO's and CISO's and to product managers, interested in understanding the opportunities and challenges related to the developments of the internet of things.


PART 1: IoT Security & Privacy

Emerging Technologies: dirupt or be discrupted

By Steven Ackx, Director PWCS

Emerging technologies (incl. IoT, wearables, drones, 3D printing/scanning, ...) are not just IT challenges but are business imperatives. Emerging technology innovation is coming from all angles - it's easy to become overloaded with the rapid pace of technological change. There are so many opportunities - each with its own costs, threats, risks and complications - that it is difficult to cut through the noise and find the best way forward. Invest in an unproven strategy which could result in a significant loss in time, money and opening new security threats. This presentation is about what's happening and will be happening (emerging trends and technologies), how to respond as an organisation in a controllable and secure manner. Being competitive but still applying high standards towards security & privacy.

General Electric, Industrial Internet & Smart Sensors

By Wim Tindemans, Control & Protect

Technology is changing every day, new products come out, with active connections to the internet. Within the automation space, the same technology has been introduced into our companies. Today the 4th industrial revolution has started. With the new technology in automation, new functionality become available and new questions come up: can I change my production planning based on traffic information. Can I change the recipe based on the weather forecast?

About Wim Tindemans: Wim is Business Development Manager at Control & Protection, distributor of General Electric, Kepware, Pluto Live Report and Alert, and responsible for Sales & Marketing in the BeNelux and France. Wim has a strong background in industrial automation software (SCADA, MES). He is a Board Member of ISA Belgium and a respected ISA95 and ISA99 Trainer, the industry standards for Manufacturing Operations Management and Security in Industrial Automation.

Protecting industrial networks and connected devices

By Dr.-Ing. Lutz Jänicke, CTO, Innominate Security Technologies (Germany)

Dr. Lutz Jänicke joined Innominate in February 2002 and leads Innominate's development efforts. He brings over 25 years of experience in electrical engineering and in the design and implementation of large software projects to the Innominate team. He is a recognized expert in security technologies and has been involved in many OpenSource projects. He developed the Postfix/TLS encrypted mail transport protocol (RFC 2487), among others. He is also a member of the "OpenSSL" development team. Lutz Jänicke is active on various committees overseeing IT security for automation applications. He is head of the "Security in Networked Systems" commission of the "Industrie 4.0" platform.

PART 2: IoT- Engineering, Opportunities and Applications in the Real World

How smart does the Internet of Things need to be?

Frederik Santens, Founder of the Belgian Internet of Things Community

The Internet of Things is currently being shaped and in a constant flux of change. Vertical IoT solutions are being integrated into horizontal solutions. Centralized solutions are moving to descentralized setups. This talk highlights the current & future evolution of the Internet of Things within the context of an evergrowing tension between efficiency & optimization versus security & privacy along with ethical dilemma's.

Internet of Everything 

Frank De Reymaeker & Marc Blackmer, Cisco (to be confirmed)

6LoWPAN – Towards Zero-configuration for Wireless Building and Home Automation 

KU Leuven and VUB Vrije Universiteit Brussel

As an application, the researchers have built some IP-based wireless sensor and actuator networks, controlling the automation of wireless systems coupled with electric devices (in the context of home and building automation). The network is accessible from a server, on which the status of the different nodes can be monitored and controlled. Several challenges concerning energy consumption and data security are investigated. The system is also evaluated for different parameters, including usability, range, scalability, cost and power consumption.

Wireless networks and Internet of Things: some use cases and challenges 

Ludo Cuypers - Owner and CEO of COMmeto and Lecturer at the University of Brussels (VUB)

As sensors and actuators become ubiquitous, the new Internet of Things architectures face new challenges, including wireless technologies, PAN (personal area networks), BAN (Body Area Networks) and Internet connectivity. This talk addresses a few practical use cases in the domain of Smart Home, Smart Health and Smart Control, explaining what the challenges are and how they are tackled.

About Ludo Cuypers: Ludo worked for several years in R&D at the University of Brussels (VUB) where he received his PhD degree in computer science. At Sony, he was a senior project manager for several research projects and product developments. In 2001 he founded COMmeto; a company specialized in technical software developments, software architectures and integration projects. COMmeto's areas of activity include Smart Home, Smart Health and Smart Control.

Internet of Things in the Real World 


Used case selected by and presented by a member of the Belgian Internet of Things Community. Abstract will follow.

PART 3: Panel Discussion: IoT Opportunities & Risk

With representatives from the IoT -, Privacy & Security Communities: Ulrich Seldeslachts, CEO of LSEC; Dr. Lutz Jänicke, CTO Innominate (Germany) ; Ludo Cuypers, Owner and CEO of COMmeto and Lecturer at VUB Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

About the Event Organizers:

DSP Valley is a European cluster of excellence in smart electronic systems and embedded technology solutions, mainly active in Belgium and the Netherlands. Its 100+ members are businesses (from SME to large) and research institutions active in the whole value chain of micro-/nano-electronics and embedded systems: from silicon manufacturers over hardware & software design houses all the way up to product & tool developers, integrators and professional users.

KU Leuven: Situated in Belgium, in the heart of Western Europe, KU Leuven has been a centre of learning for nearly six centuries. Today, it is Belgium's largest university and, founded in 1425, one of the oldest and most renowned universities in Europe. As a leading European research university and co-founder of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), KU Leuven offers a wide variety of international master's programmes, all supported by high-quality, innovative, interdisciplinary research.

LSEC - Leaders in Security: LSEC is an internationally renowned Information security cluster, a not for profit organization that has the objective to promote Information Security and the expertise in BeNeLux and Europe. Founded by K.U. Leuven, supported by European Commission FP7 and leading a unique PAN European Private partnership that interacts with Public Institutions, LSEC connects security industry experts, research institutes and universities, government agencies, end users, funding bodies and technical experts who are driving national and European research agendas. LSEC activities aim to raise cyber security awareness, support innovation and competitiveness of the European IT- Security market and promote the visibility of its members.

The Belgian Internet of Things Community is dedicated to the design practices, technologies, insights and opportunities around the next frontier information access - the Internet of Things (IoT). It wants to cross-pollinate ideas from engineers, designers, researchers, data scientists and entrepreneurs to create meaningful and tangible solutions that will make information access more human, ubiquitous and commercially viable


de Hoorn
Sluisstraat 79
    3000 Leuven


From 04/12/2014 10:00
To 04/12/2014 16:00


Leuven 3000