Pursuing ROadmaps and BEnchmarks for the Internet of Things

IoT World meets in Brazil, a success with over 170 attendees! (23-24 May 2013, Sao Paolo)

PROBE-IT and the Forum de competitividade de IoT  organised a 4 days meet-up in Brazil on Internet-of-Things technologies interoperability, benchmarking, roadmapping, development, business and interdisciplinarity.

IoT Interop Plugtest: RFID Case - 21-23 May 2013 in Campinas

At the CPqD facilities  held the Interoperability Plugtest (Interop), jointly organized by CPqD, ETSI and the PROBE-IT project. The plugtest focus on the RFID technology and during these two days, 3 different scenarios will be exercised, e.g. Comparative performance of FHSS (used in Brazil) and 4 channel plans (proposed by ETSI); Analysis of interference between RFID and GSM; Performance evaluation of the RFDI technology in logistics using door portals and conveyors

Workshop IoT: Today, Tomorrow and Way Forward - 23 May 2013 in São Paulo / IoT-A Meet-Up Tutorial/Workshop - 24 May 2013 in São Paulo

The event was a success with over 170 attendees !


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IERC Semantic Interoperability Manifesto V1 ready !

IERC Activity Chain 4 on interoperability is pleased to announce the release of the first version of the document called:

 Semantic Interoperability: Research Challenges, Best Practices, Solutions and Next Steps - IERC AC4 Manifesto .

The document is the result of  about 18 months collective discussion under coordination of Probe-IT (P.Cousin), OpenIoT(M.Serrano) and IoTest(P.Barnaghi). A version 2 is under preparation as well as a short summary and recommendations  towards a position paper for the end of the year.

Any comments and contributions are welcome . Contact


Webinar for “Internet of Things Semantic Interoperability

Can we understand and process all information?

Internet of Things Semantic Interoperability Meeting

Getting information (e.g. Big Data) and process them is already a challenge but which represent a huge potential in many areas such as transport, energy, environment, health, etc. There are for instance many success stories of processing info as coming from IoT (Internet of things) for many applications in Smart Cities. But data can be useless if we cannot “understand” them. Semantic annotation is usually attached to data but there are many ways of doing it and therefore we could run new serious interoperability problem. Interoperability is a hottest issue challenging the Internet of Things and the high demands for interconnecting heterogeneous objects (systems, components, etc.). This event aims to address the semantic aspect of IoT interoperability in particular domain modelling and knowledge representation.
The IoT semantic interoperability webiner is the first on-line opportunity to provide basic knowledge on semantic interoperability, build ontologies, and exchange experiences. The targeted audience of this event are participants with knowledge on ontologies, semantic web technologies, data modelling and knowledge engineering; however this interoperability event is open to all public who is interested in discovering semantic interoperability.


14:00 -14:45 – IoT Semantic Tutorial: Designing Semantic models for IoT (Martin Serrano, DERI Galway)
Knowledge engineering methodology IoT domain modelling:

  • IoT service modelling (IoT-A and IoT.est and OpenIoT Ontologies)
  • Sensor and sensor networks (W3C SSN Ontology)
  • Linked sensor data platforms
14:45-15:30 – Practices on Semantics and Semantic model Interoperability (Gilbert Cassar, University of Surrey)  
  • Introduction on ontology engineering tools: semantic interoperability checking tools
15:30-16:00 – Coffee / Lunch Break
16:00-18:00 – Hands on Semantics and Semantic Model Interoperability (Gilbert Cassar, University of Surrey)
 Introduction on ontology engineering tools Practice with ontology tools:

  • Ontology development with Protégé
  • Ontology interoperability tool


To get your personal webinar access codes, register at:

Successful 6LoWPAN Plugtest Event in China!

A 6LoWPAN plugtest event was organized by the Probe-IT project, and supported by ETSI (European Telecommunication Standards Institute) was successfully held in Beijing, China on August 20-21, 2013.

After two days interoperability testing, this event turned to be a successful 6LoWPAN interoperability testing event by demonstrating need for Interoperability testing in 6LoWPAN products, need for such event in future and interest to continue the discussion on interoperability testing.

IoT Interoperability Workshop August 22nd, 2013 in Beijing China, one of the workshops of IEEE iThings 2013/ CPSCom 2013

The workshop was hosted by CATR and BUPT. Shirley Zhang from CATR gave the welcome and keynote speech. The workshop covered different levels of Interoperability, including technical Interoperability and semantic Interoperability. Philippe.cousin, as IERC AC4 coordinator and PROBE-IT project manager, talked about best practices of Interoperability from STANDARDS – TESTS – TOOLS point of view. In technical Interoperability session, Xiaohong Huang from BUPT and Junfeng Ma from CATR summarized 6lowpan-CoAP Report from interop event, and the research progress of 6LoWPAN protocol test in China. In semantic Interoperability session, 3 speakers shared their study and opinion on semantic Interoperability. Pedro Maló introduced data interoperability, Chengsheng from BUPT shared the research and practice on Web of Things, Michele Nati from Surrey analyzed semantics for IoT resources and data, and open some issue for further discussion

PROBE-IT project was also an achievement of EU-China cooperation, the cooperation between EU and China has long history. ECIAO project is an example of new cooperation project, Martin Potts as project coordinator and Xu Guibao as the Chinese project manager co-presented the project information and encourage future Internet common activities and opportunities.

Since IoT has became quite hot topic in China, the interoperability can help IoT industry reduce the barriers and increase market participants, reduce R & D costs of the IOT companies. The participants shown strong interest in IoT interoperability and had active discussion online and offline, the workshop successfully established the contact between EU and China experts and industry. Since the trend of interoperabilty evolve towards an “intelligent interoperability”, moving from low layers to upper layer and semantic, the semantic Interoperability will be the common interested point and be further discussed.

EuroAfrica-ICT/P8 Regional Workshop ‘Awareness and Training on Africa-EU Research opportunities’

We are very pleased to invite you to participate in the next ‘EuroAfrica-ICT/P8 Regional Workshop’ to be held on Sept. 25-26, 2013 at the Sarova Stanley Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.

Organised under the aegis of the European Commission by the EuroAfrica-ICT/P8 Project (KICTB, Kenya with the support of Sigma Orionis, France and CSIR, South Africa) and in collaboration with the Probe-IT Project, the workshop main objectives are to:

  • Raise awareness on Africa-EU ICT cooperation opportunities within the Horizon 2020 EU (European Union) Research Programme
  • Enhance the participation of African organisations in EU-funded collaborative research projects
  • Highlight the range and excellence of ICT research in Africa
  • Provide a forum for discussion and debates on recent developments and perspectives in the field
  • Provide inputs and follow-up on joint Africa-EU R&D/ICT priorities, opportunities and challenges
  • Support the EC (European Commission) and the AUC (African Union Commission) in identifying possible impediments to fostering cooperation between the two regions and find the right means to overcome them
  • Enhance the development of Africa-EU collaborative ICT research projects and identify potential African partners

The organisers are expecting participants from Public Institutions, National and International Companies, SMEs, Academia, Research Institutes, etc. Seats are limited due to room capacities constratins: register today!

In the framework of this workshop Probe-IT is organising two sessions on Internet of Things (IoT) in Africa (Sept. 26 – 14:00-18:00) and an Internet of Things Semantic Interoperability Meeting (Sept. 26 – 09:00-12:30, 14:00-18:00) whose participation is restricted to experts in ontologies, semantic web technologies, data modeling and knowledge engineering. More information on this meeting is available here.
The agenda at a glance of the workshop is now available online: download it here!For further information, please visit the event dedicated webpage or contact us.

Probe-IT partners published major contributions in IERC, IoT Cluster Book 2013

Under the editorship of Philippe Cousin, Probe-IT Project Manager, key partners of Uninova and University of Rennes II have made major contribution to  “IoT Interoperability” in publishing a full chapter in the yearly successful IoT Cluster Book. The chapter is called “Simpler IoT word(s) of tomorrow, more interoperability challenges to cope today.


The chapter can be downloadable soon.


Major contributions on Interoperability in Internet of Things Strategic Research

and Innovation Agenda 2103 (SRIA) have also been made by Probe-IT management (Franck Le Gall and Philippe Cousin).


The book aims to provide a broad overview of various topics of the Internet of Things (IoT) from the research and development priorities to enabling technologies, architecture, security, privacy, interoperability and industrial applications. It is intended to be a standalone book in a series that covers the Internet of Things activities of the IERC? Internet of Things European Research Cluster from technology to international cooperation and the global “state of play”. The book builds on the ideas put forward by the European research Cluster on the Internet of Things Strategic Research Agenda and presents global views and state of the art results on the challenges facing the research, development and deployment of IoT at the global level.







Look at the book at River Publishers


IoT workshop & Interoperability China 20-23 August Beijing

6LoWPAN Interoperability Testing China Event will be held on August 20th to 21st.

After the 1st 6LoWPAN worldwide PlugTest event at IETF Berlin end July, Chinese and other international participants will have chance to check the status of their 6LoWPAN implementations towards the latest test specifications.

The 6LoWPAN Interoperability Testing 2013 China Event is organized by PROBE-IT. The two-day event will be held on August 20th to 21st in Beijing.

The event is supported by ETSI and IERC.

For detailed information, please visit the official website:

Note that the events will also take place during the same period :

iThings 2013 is the next edition of the successful series, previously held as iThings 2012 (Be-sancon, France), iThings 2011 (Dalian, China), IOTS 2010 (Hangzhou, China), MINES 2009 (Hangzhou, China), and MINES 2008 (Chengdu, Chi-na).

IoT Interoperability Workshop, in Park Plaza Beijing Science Park.


Survey on IoT testing solutions

One of the topics addressed by PROBE-IT is testing roadmap and solutions to provide stakeholders with elements to validate technologies conformance and interoperability. A survey is launched to get information on IoT testing solutions: best practices, requirements and needs.

Your participation is welcome here.