21st Work Meeting: Connecting Everything to the Internet-of-Things

27 April 2016 at imec – Leuven

Connecting Everything to the Internet-of-Things

Experts from both industry and academia will explain the concepts behind Low-Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) such as SigFox and LoRa.
You will get further insights via several (live) demos of applications with LPWA connectivity.


imec, Kapeldreef 75, 3001 Heverlee

Tentative Programme

Confirmed presentations and demos:

12:30 Welcome
13:00 Introduction
Kris Hermus, Coordinator Wireless Community & Innovation Program Manager, imec
13:20 Existing and emerging wireless communication technologies for the IoT
Christian Bachmann, Program Manager ULP Wireless Systems, imec/Holst Centre
13:50 Engie and SigFox in Belgium: a future proof combination
Dirk Indigne, CEO, Engie M2M
14:15 Design and realisation of applications with SigFox connectivity
Lieven Hollevoet and Steven Sanders, Owners, Quicksand
14:35 City of Things: bringing the Internet of Things to the city
Bart Lannoo, Operational Lead MOSAIC Research Group, iMinds-UAntwerpen
15:00 Guided demo tour
TalkingDots: end-to-end solution for the wireless monitoring of construction environments
Noman Ahmed, Thomas Van Durme and Jelle Van Gompel, TalkingDots
Smart long range and low power wireless sensor demonstration
Tom De Ryck and Pieter De Mil, allora Factory
A smart water valve with SigFox connectivity
Mark Indigne, Hydroko
Smart pest control and smart city sensor solutions using LoRAWAN technology
Wim Glorieux, Gupsy
Testbed for IoT radio performance testing
Koen Gielen, Tucana
Hands-on session on Proximus’ developer tools for IoT, sensor prototyping and cloud integration.
Gabriele Bozzi, Proximus
Wireless technologies for IoT applications
Mohiedinne El Soussi and Christian Bachmann, imec / Holst Centre
MicroPnP: Plug-and-Play Peripherals for the Internet-of-Things with Low Power Connectivity
Fan Yang, Christophe Huygens, Sam Michiels and Danny Hughes, iMinds-DistriNet/KU Leuven
15:40 Coffee break & free demo visit
16:00 From network to solution and beyond
Gabriele Bozzi, Innovation and Incubation Manager, Proximus
16:25 An international view on the ecosystem and IoT use cases powered by LoRa
Bram Senave, IoT Expert, Actility
16:45 Panel Discussion: the IoT communication technologies and standards in 2020
All speakers/presenters
17:05 The IoT era – the era of endless opportunities. Towards Smart Flanders.
Luc Van den hove, President & CEO, imec
17:30 Networking reception with sandwiches
Free demo visit
19:30 End of the workshop

We are fully booked. Registrations have been closed on April 21, 3PM. Members can contact us for more information.

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Registrations can be cancelled until April 20, 2016. After this date the complete registration fee will be charged. Please send an email to registration@wireless-community.be to cancel your registration.