Lecturers & Organizers

Organizing Committee

General Chairs

Marc-Oliver Pahl, TU München

Arne Bröring, Siemens AG

Nicolas Montavont, IMT Atlantique

Local Arrangement Chairs

Fabian Rhein, Siemens AG

Catharina Voß, TUM International GmbH

Marc-Oliver Pahl, TU München

Media Chair

Marc-Oliver Pahl, TU München

Lecturers (alphabetic order)

Arne Bröring, Ph.D., Siemens AG, Germany (Expert IoT)

Arne Bröring is a research scientist at Siemens’ corporate research unit in Munich. Previously, he worked as a post-doc researcher for the 52°North initiative and the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) in Switzerland. After receiving his MSc from the University of Münster, he did his PhD related to IoT, Semantic Web and Sensors with the University of Twente (Netherlands). He has been one of the key designers of the Sensor Web Enablement framework at the Open Geospatial Consortium. He has contributed to over 80 publications and has served on various programme committees for conferences and workshops. He has been involved in numerous research projects (FP-7, H2020) and has been responsible for the scientific and technical coordination of the BIG IoT project.

Soumya Kanti Datta, Ph.D., EURECOM, France (Expert IoT)

Soumya Kanti Datta is a research engineer in EURECOM, France since 2012 and is working on French national, EIT Digital and EU H2020 research projects. His research focuses on innovation, standardization and development of next-generation technologies in Internet of Things and Smart Cities. He has published 70+ research papers and articles in top ACM and IEEE Conferences, Magazines and Journals. His research paper has been cited more than 900 times in peer reviewed conference and Journal papers. Soumya is a member of IEEE, IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Consumer Electronics (CE) Society. He leads the activities of IEEE CE Society Future Directions Team on IoT and is an Associate Editor in IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine. He has also served several IEEE Conferences and Workshops in many capacities. He has also received the “Best Student Paper Award” at IEEE ISCE 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has delivered Keynote Speech in several international conferences and technical workshops. He is also actively involved in oneM2M, W3C Web of Things Working Group and contributing to their standard development activities. He obtained an M.Sc in Communications and Computer Security from Telecom ParisTech (EURECOM), France.

Harald Funk, M. Sc., Siemens AG, Germany

Harald Funk is member of the AI Deployment Team in the Edge/AI Startup of the Siemens AG. He is working on co-creation and researcher projects together with different companies to develop pilot projects for the SIMATIC TM NPU module. He finished his MSc on Computer Science on the Technical University of Ilmenau with the main focus on cognitive technical systems. Besides the knowledge on cognitive systems he has worked many years as an automation expert and has therefore a very deep insight into the needs of the industrial automation industry.

Danh Le Phuoc, Ph.D., Technical University of Berlin, Germany (Expert Semantic Web)

Danh Le Phuoc is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at Technical University of Berlin (TUB). He is working on Pervasive Analytics which includes (Dynamic) Linked Data/Semantic Web, Pervasive Computing, Future Internet and Big Data for Internet of Everything. Danh co-organized the Triplify Challenge, i-Semantics 2011, Second RDF Stream Processing Workshop at ESWC 2017 and Stream Reasoning workshop series in Berlin, 2016 and Zurich, 2018. Danh Le Phuoc is the co-editor of the Semantic Sensor Network Ontology, a joint standard of W3C and OGC. He is also the co-chair of Semantic and Linked Data task force of W3C Web of Thing Interest Group. He is the co-editor of Stream Reasoning Special Issue 2018 on Semantic Web Journal.

Stefan Liebald, M.Sc., TU München, Germany (Expert IoT Middleware)

Stefan Liebald received his Master’s degree in Informatics from TUM in 2016. Since then he is a scientific staff member at TUM with a focus on teaching, Internet of Things and Smart Space research. His current work is focused on Smart Space Orchestration using a distributed, (micro)service oriented middleware, the Virtual State Layer (VSL). He developed multiple tutorials and demonstrators based for events like IM 2019 in Washington or Netsys 2019, showcasing the possibilities of the VSL. In 2018 he started working on Android Development, where he also received a Google Developer Challenge Scholarship on Udacity.

Christian Lübben, M.Sc., TU München, Germany (Expert IoT)

Christian Lübben is a research associate and PhD student at the chair of Network Architectures and Services at Technical University of Munich. Within the Internet of Things (IoT) Smart Space Orchestration (S2O) team his research focus lies on optimizing IoT smart spaces using Artificial Intelligence (AI) based advanced data analytics. The S2O team works on new ways of taming the complexity of the IoT. The goal is making a joint orchestration as simple as writing a smartphone App. Challenges include security, usability, resilience, scalability, and performance.

Nicolas Montavont, Ph.D., IMT Atlantique, France (Expert Wireless Communications, IoT)

Nicolas Montavont is a full professor at IMT Atlantique, in the SRCD department, and responsible of the IRISA OCIF team since 2015. He received the M.Sc. degree, and PhD degree in Computer science from the University of Strasbourg, France, in 2001 and 2004 respectively. He also did a post-doc at National institute of Standard and Technologies (NIST) in Gaithersburg, USA. Hi received his HDR in 2015 from Université Rennes 1. His research topics during these first years of research were mobility and multihoming management in IPv6 networks. He chaired the Mobile Node with Multiple Interfaces (Monami6) working group at the IETF from 2005 a 2007 and contributed to several standards, with a strong experience in horizontal and vertical handovers. Dr. Nicolas Montavont participated to several national (Cyberté, Remora) projects, as well as European projects (Anemone, Sail). From 2007, Dr. Nicolas Montavont chaired an internal working group at Telecom Bretagne to work on energy efficiency in communication networks. His research topics evolve toward sensors network, smart grids and green communication infrastructure and protocols. His is currently involved in three main projects: interface and network selection algorithm, relaying in ad hoc networking for green and efficient communication and monitoring and control system for building energy consumption.


Marc-Oliver Pahl, Ph.D., TU München, Germany (Expert IoT Security and IoT Middleware)

Dr. Marc-Oliver Pahl leads the IoT Smart Space Orchestration team (https://s2labs.org/) 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 with a focus on edge-based IoT. He often works on context data management, semantic modeling, and service management. His focus is on interoperability, portability, usability, and security.

Marc-Oliver is an associate editor of the International Journal of Network Management, co-organizer of NOMS2019, member of several TPCs including NOMS, IM, CNSM, regular reviewer for journals including TNSM, and IEEE Communications Magazine, and organizer of the DOMINOS workshop series.

As second research topic Marc-Oliver is doing teaching research focusing on developing new teaching methodologies, eLearning, and learning analytics. He also organizes the 50 years celebrations of the German Chapter of the ACM (https://being-human-with-algorithms.org/), and leads the MOOC activities of TUM and IMT’s Académie Franco-Allemande.

Ingo Thon, Ph.D., Siemens AG, Germany (Expert AI)

Ingo Thon is the Principle key expert for Artificial Intelligence in the business unit factory automation. He is driving the adaptation of AI within discrete manufacturing. He has used Machine Learning for many different applications within Siemens. One of his biggest successes is the Siemens inventor of the year award 2019. Before, working for Siemens he has worked in a startup as Software Developer integrating machine learning functionality in NoSQL databases and as Agile Coach. In 2012 he got his PhD in probabilistic programming at the KU Leuven.

Laurent Toutain, Ph.D., IMT Atlantique, France (Expert Wireless Communications, IoT)

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.