The “Future-IoT – IoT meets …” series exists since 2018. The previous editions are:
- 2021: 4th IoT meets Cyber (Rennes, https://school.future-iot.org/2021/)
- 2020: 3rd IoT meets Security (online, https://school.future-iot.org/2020/)
- 2019: 2nd IoT meets AI (Munich, https://school.future-iot.org/2019/)
- 2018: 1st IoT meets Industry (St. Malo, https://school.future-iot.org/2018/)
The series is organized by Marc-Oliver Pahl and Nicolas Montavont from IMT Atlantique and Technical University of Munich as a flagship event of the German-French Academy for the Industry of the Future (GFA). The series is kindly supported by the Deutsch-Französische Hochschule (DFH) / Université Franco-Allemande (UFA).
Behind Future-IoT is the didactical concept of connecting industry and academia through keynotes, hands-on sessions, poster presentations, and hackathon challenges. The week ends with a pitch of the students in front of a jury where the best hackathon team wins a prize. There is also a lot of room for getting to know each other, networking, and exploring our hosting city that alternates between Germany and France.
Following the spirit of the German-French Academy for the Industry of the Future, the summer school is not only co-organized between French-German teams, it happens in close collaboration with the most relevant industrial partners including Airbus, ArianeGroup, Atos, AWS, elm.leblanc, Siemens, and several others. They provide experts for the keynotes and the challenges, jury members, information about the company, and gifts for the participants.
As the name says, the school covers topics around the Internet of Things – the connection of the cyberspace with the physical world. It is one of the biggest challenges in our digitally transforming world. It brings many fascinating challenges and opportunities but also risks. All this is covered in the events.
As an example, the title of the 2021 edition, “IoT meets Cyber“, expresses that software drives the critical infrastructures around us. Examples are water or energy supply, communication, transportation, banking, production, or health care. “IoT meets Cyber” focuses on different aspects of the software cyberspace, including cybersecurity.
Future-IoT happens as a hybrid event on-site and online. While the on-site experience is the richest, there is also the possibility to comfortably join parts of the program as a free live stream over YouTube and LinkedIn. The registration and the previous editions, as well as their recordings can be found at https://school.future-iot.org/