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IoT Playground ECE 2017

This page is for organizing the Eclipse IoT Playground at EclipseCon Europe 2017.

IoT Playground at EclipseCon Europe 2017

We are having an IoT Playground at EclipseCon Europe this year, and encourage you to participate!

The IoT Playground allows everyone to show what they are doing. Anyone can play! Present your IoT-related hardware, software, tools, and gadgets, and show how you are designing, building, and using IoT. Hands-on activities will help attendees learn, share, and show off a bit. So pack your latest IoT toy, and hang out at the Playground.

Space is limited, so please submit by the September 15 deadline, and include as much information as possible (title, description, hands-on activities, connection with Eclipse or open source, etc.) Participants will be chosen by Friday, September 22, or earlier if we fill up.

Playground stations include a rectangular table, chair, power, and access to wired Internet. There should be enough space for a small pull-up banner for each station. If you need anything more, such as extra space or technical equipment, we will try to provide it. Please include this information in your Description section below.


  • Philippe Krief
  • Benjamin Cabé
  • Robert Hoettger
  • Kai Kreuzer

Contact the committee at

When: Wednesday, October 25, 2016, 12:30 - 20:00 (Setup time 10:45 - 12:15)
What: A place to show off what you are doing with IoT — hardware, software, tools, gadgets, demos, programming challenges, or anything else that is fun and IoT-related
How: Add your info to this page by Friday, September 15
Who: Playground participants must be registered conference attendees

To see what’s been done before, check out the Playground participants from 2016, 2015, and 2014.

Questions? Send email to


Please add your info to the list below, and include

  • A "catchy" or interesting Title
  • The full name and email address for the Leader(s)
  • Links to web pages, images, etc. in the Description
  • Also in the Description, include
    • Information about what the participants will see, do, or learn
    • Any special requirements for space, equipment, longer setup time, etc.
  • Extra credit! We will need logos, photos, etc. for all accepted entries. Get ahead of the game and email image files now to

APP4MC Rover


Robert Hottger ( , Mustafa Ozcelikors (


The APP4MC Rover demonstrates the utilization of parallel system resources via AMALTHEA model analyses in form of the partitioning and mapping tools as well as a basic simulation technology. It features many sensors and can be controlled via a webpage that also displays core utilization and sensor information. The APP4MC Rover can perform complex tasks such as Adaptive Cruise Control and Parking via commands sent from the browser.

Along with the APPSTACLE project, the Rover also involves powerful Cloud and IoT technologies for bidirectional data exchange across Eclipse Hono to arbitrary data consumers.

Find us in this year's EclipseCon Europe 2017 IoT Playground in Ludwigsburg to play with our demonstrator, to check out our developments and to give us your thoughts on how it should be improved. More details are available at



Luisa Fabrizi, Andre’ Landwehr,

Description of the project


A picture taken with a camera lets us see the world through a photographer's eyes. But the options of representing the personal involvement with the photograph are restricted by the technical settings of a camera. The sensory extensions of the "E-Camera" allow the artist to add a further much more intimate and immediate component to her work enriching it with her emotions in the moment the picture’s taken.

"E-Camera" is communicating with biometric sensors that are attached to the photographer’s body. These sensors measure the photographer’s heart rate, body-temperature and galvanic value, when taking a picture. All of these data strongly reflect the photographer’s emotions. Whenever the photographer takes a picture a software analyses the photographer’s momentary body data and remixes the picture in a way that resembles the original picture. Based on the body data the picture is enriched, almost distorted, by an evocative interpretation of the photographer’s emotional state.

The use of “E-Camera” enables the photographer to reflect on her emotions and to actively embody them into the creative process of photography. In this way the project "E-Camera" aspires to become a new way to consider photography and to reveal a new approach to the Quantified Self field. After being exhibited at the IoT Playground, the project will be further developed, more sensors will be added together with a smoother usability; in the occasion of the IoT Playground we hope to find collaborators willing to work with us making a new and more complete prototype of the E-Camera.

What the participants will see, do, or learn

We will present E-Camera in a “photo-booth” mode, this means that we will invite people to take a picture of themselves, using the E-Camera and an heartbeat sensor. Pictures are going to be printed and hanged as a “collective emotional portrait of the ECE 2017”.

We intend to give a couple of talks to introduce the project, both from a conceptual and from a technical point of view, in this frame we are going to look for discussing with the participants about future developments, suggestion and collaborations.

Special requirements

The setting up of the E-Camera booth will take a few hours and would be indeed useful to be able to have time to prepare the space a day in advance. The photobooth occupies a space of 1.5x2 meters. We would require two screen and/or a projector for the sake of presenting and showing the project to a big audience. We would as well need 2 chair and a table not longer than 90 cm.

Here is the link to an interview about the E-Camera made during the exhibition Adaptation, in Berlin Germany.

Model-based Demonstrator for Smart and Safe IoT Systems


András Vörös (BUTE Fault Tolerant Systems Research Group) and István Ráth (IncQuery Labs)


Last year, we introduced a demo about​​ the Open IoT Challenge ​award-winning MoDeS3 project​. ​Like last year, this year's demo will feature a live video ​​stream from the university lab where the railway system is installed, and some controllers that people can use to interact with the railway remotely via Eclipse IoT techno​logies. MoDeS3 combines traditional safety critical engineering with smart and open technology to ensure the correct behaviour of the system and avoid accidents. As a novelty for 2017, we integrated AI to detect and identify trains and the dangerous situations. Additionally, we will also use Eclipse IoT tech to collect physical data from the system and visualize it nearly real-time.

DB Smart Booking


  • Alexander Schmitt (
  • Martin Kemper (



Providing public transport services is all about people. We show you how we enable Deutsche Bahn to count people that count: customers, employees, etc. and how te get real time information about the utilization of our buildings and infrastructure.

All by using technology from the eclipse and other open source projects, license free radio and also equipment from fellow IoT Working Group member companies like Eurotech and Bosch.

We show a run-through gateway counting people using Eurotech Reliagates and Bosch XDK sensors.

We show E-ink buttons to report occupation status and Infrared sensors using LoRa and a LoRa gateway to transfer information on battery for a long time over a large distance.

Both things utilize MQTT for data transport and Shiny/R as backend visualization. And you can have a view at the live information coming from a real DB travel center located in Erfurt main station.

XDK hands-on


  • Christian Weichel (
  • Martin Clement (


IoT projects start with exploration and prototyping. The Bosch Cross Domain Development Kit (XDK) enables fast exploration with a clear road to real-world deployment and productization.

We give an introduction into the Bosch XDK, what it can do and how to develop with it based on real-world examples. We will provide up to 10 XDKs for you to play with. In addition we will demonstrate a project which we hope will become part of the Eclipse ecosystem soon: called XDK LIVE the moment called (name is about to change), we are building a novel programming language for the embedded IoT. All powered by Eclipse technology.


OSGi IoT Demo 2017


Mike Francis (


The OSGi IoT Demo for the OSGi Community Event and EclipseCon 2017 has been updated and extended to deliver another interesting and informative showcase of OSGi in action in IoT.

Taking the foundations from the last three years of demos we will be using products from multiple vendors, open source projects and Raspberry PI computers to operate and control LEGO® trains running around a track. For 2017, we add a new and exciting dimension: a robot that will interact with the trains.

The robot will be used to load and unload cargo from train carriages and will be fully integrated into the OSGi environment and pluggable train management and control systems. The cargo will be tracked using IoT sensors in each container.

Also new for 2017, we will be using the open.DASH open source dashboard project to bring a new level of visualisation to all of the IoT sensor data we are collecting and using to deliver the demo.

The demo control software has also been updated to take advantage of a number of the new OSGi R7 specifications, including configurator, converter and Push Streams. We will continue to make good use of Kura, MQTT, Bluetooth, Wifi, Infrared and lots of other protocols and technologies integrated together using the core OSGi based system for control and management.







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