New Members 

AIOTI welcomes back Samsung Electronics, one of the founding member. Samsung Electronics was among 21 founding members of AIOTI and leader in the area of wearables at the beginning of the organisation.

AIOTI also welcomes new members:



Keysights Technologies

Institute for Future of Living


Center for Research and Technology Hellas – Hellenic Institue of Transport

Centro Tecnológico de las Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones (CENTIC)

At the end of October, AIOTI has 161 members.



AIOTI Strategic Foresight Through Digital Leadership: IoT and Edge Computing ConvergenceAIOTI has published its vision on IoT and Edge Computing convergence.

The document examines arguments, observations, experiences and reflections from relevant events and documents that underline IoT and edge consumer, business, industrial sector-specific perspectives based on a review of technology trends. It also recognises potential new innovative concepts and possible obstacles to future research and innovation. In summary:

  • Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and edge computing are at the core of digitalisation, with key industrial sectors seeing great potential in these technologies.
  • New IoT and edge capabilities drive the decentralisation of architectures and topologies and accelerate the decarbonisation of applications in industrial sectors.
  • Edge computing has triggered a paradigm shift in cloud computing. There is a clear need to orchestrate resources to create a “computing continuum”.
  • We are seeing calls for a new operating system at the edge for decentralised IoT/IIoT computing architectures and real-time processing.
  • Open industrial IoT edge computing platforms must strive for leadership to address the challenges of the evolving digital age.

The ideas and trends identified have been consolidated into four main recommendations.

Europe must build on its strengths in electronic control systems, safety-critical systems, sensing and automation, mechatronics and microelectronics/microsystems, privacy-preserving technologies, and intelligent connectivity.

A single market for IoT/IIoT edge computing is required. There is a need for a single market for IoT/edge devices and systems founded on open standards, able to connect seamlessly and on a plug-and-play basis to the edge and the cloud.

Europe needs a trustworthy infrastructure that builds on flexible federation and a “fair business offer” to manage vast amount of IoT-generated data and change how ownership and location of data are treated. The EU needs to identify the catalysts that may speed up innovation at the edge, to scale-up  and invest in infrastructure, enable orchestration across relevant players in the value chain, and facilitate coordination on horizontal issues such as interoperability and open standards.

Europe needs to capitalise on the shift of value creation to the edge. It can do this by further accelerating the technological developments of IoT and edge computing, and support the convergence of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), digital twins, distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) and intelligent connectivity at the edge by creating large-scale open edge IoT projects.

Full document could be downloaded here.


Blog: IoT – Driving European Technology Leadership
On the 29, September, we celebrated our 2, Signature Event, bringing together close to 250 stakeholders to discuss the new technological advances affecting the IoT ecosystem. We invited change-makers and policy-shapers to join the debate on some of the most pressing cross-domain topics, including:

  • Data sovereignty and the role of IoT
  • 5G and beyond: applications in cross-vertical domains
  • European Research priorities for IoT, sustainability and climate change

Although this post cannot do justice to the richness and quality of the interventions, we do hope that it can serve as an aide-memoir for those of you who were able to attend, and a glimpse of what was on offer for those of you who could not. You can find the blog here.


Activage Virtual Experience Day

On 21 October the Activage Virtual Experience Day successfully took place online from 10.00 until 14.30. AIOTI’s Secretary General was speaking on behalf of the organisation at round table with center on the topic of Silver Economy in the post-COVID. You can find more information about the webinar here.


Electro Mobility Task Force – Kick-off – Please join !
WG Smart Mobility initiated a new workstream Electro Mobility Task Force, which aims to build a data marketplace and execution environment for electro-mobility charging services and data. The idea is based on the outcomes of the NEMO project and now the idea is to build such a marketplace and run it within AIOTI as a special Task Force.

We would like to invite you to express your interest to join the kick-off call for this initiative to hear the initial idea and to share your views and your potential roles. Based on your interest, we will share shortly the date and time for the kick-off call in the coming two weeks. Please let us know in advance by expressing your interest to our Secretary General at, preferably by the end of this week (30.10. COB).


Green Deal Calls matchmaking

European Commission has published 23 calls in 10 thematic areas of Green deal under Horizon 2020. AIOTI organised streams per each area/topic that you can join and work on forming consortia with other interested AIOTI members. You can check all streams here.


IoT Security Policy sub-group kick-off

WG Standardisation and Policy launched a joint sub-group on IoT Security Policy on 20 October. Terms of Reference could be found here and you are invited to join this work stream.


Upcoming meetings and events



Big Data Value,  03 – 05 November, Berlin – Virtual

The 2020 edition of the European Big Data Value Forum (EBDVF) will take place between the 03 and 05 November in Berlin and online, and it is organised in collaboration with DFKI, Plattform Industrie 4.0, Plattform Lernende Systeme and Berlin Partner.

The online event is entirely free of charge but registration is mandatory. More information on the registrations for the physical event will be disclosed soon. Participants can register through the EBDVF website.


Artificial Intelligence for IoT Systems, 3 November

ETSI commissioned a cross-disciplinary team to study the topic of Artificial Intelligence for IoT systems. Their work describes how IoT systems can make use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) capabilities to manage and interpret IoT data over a variety of deployment models (e.g., edge or cloud-based) while remaining interoperable, secure and manageable. Please register for this webinar on 3 November 2020 to learn about the implications for AI/ML and IoT architectures and to see key concepts implemented in three Proofs of Concept.



The IFIP International Internet of Things (IoT) Conference is the annual event of IFIP totally dedicated to IoT research, innovations and applications, putting emphasis on the multidisciplinary nature of the IoT world.

The virtual conference focuses on some of the most relevant technical aspects of the IoT world, which range from the IoT technologies to the demanding real-time applications, including the use of machine learning and AI techniques in IoT based systems. Also, the relevant field of IoT technical standardization will be covered as well as the security and privacy aspects. The latest information about the program and times can be found on the conference website. Registration is now open on this site.


COREnect EFECS 2020 Workshop, 26 November, 13.30 – 15.30 CET

COREnect will held its first workshop on “Building European technological sovereignty in 5G and beyond”. Components for the next generations of telecommunications systems and services need to be more and more performant, reliable, trustworthy, and environment-friendly.

COREnect is drafting a roadmap to consider how to create a European industrial ecosystem that will build core technologies for future connectivity systems in the next 5 to 10 years. Join high-level experts from industry and research, from the European Components and Systems and from the Networks and Services domains, to exchange your view on such an ambitious target, at strategic, technological, and societal levels.

Please note that AIOTI members can request a free EFECS registration. Free tickets will be distributed on a first-come first-serve basis, with a deadline on 08 November, 17.00 CET. Registration is now open on this site.


AIOTI General Assembly (online) – 1 December, 15-16.30h

We will hold our usual end of year General Assembly to approve the budget and fees for 2021, discuss amendments to the AIOTI Articles of Association and elect Management Board member. Besides formal decisions, an overview of activities in 2020 will be presented in more detail followed by the Q&A with members. Formal invitation and documents will follow separately, together with the meeting link.




Book: Internet of Things – The Call of the Edge – Everything Intelligent Everywhere
This book provides an overview of the Internet of Things (IoT) – covering new ideas, concepts, research and innovation to enable the development of IoT technologies in a global context. The work is intended as a standalone book in a series covering the activities of the Internet of Things European Research Cluster (IERC) – including research, technological innovation, validation, and deployment. You can find more information and download the book here.


Book: Home in a Hybrid World – or to dwell in a networked environment
Whilst our outside world is modifying into a more complex and hybrid networked world, our most intimate dwelling, our home, is at risk of falling behind as for many it seems to have remained the same as it has been for many decades. This book written by Martin Pot explores what it means to have a home in such a networked world. It describes what architecture can, or perhaps should, contribute to enable a more participatory role for inhabitants. This forward-thinking book will try to answer the question – What is the role and position of technology in our most intimate locations both now and what could it be like in the future? You can buy the book here.


Call for papers on “Edge Computing Optimization using Artificial intelligence methods” to be published in the IoT Journal of MPDI. You can find more information about the call here.

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