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8th EAI International Conference on Mobile Networks and Management

October 23–24, 2016 | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Peter Kietzmann

(HAW Hamburg/RIOT Community)


Programming and Networking for the Internet of Things Using RIOT, the Friendly OS for the IoT



Everyday, exciting new tiny network devices pop up: the Internet of Things (IoT) is already here - from the hardware side. On the software side however, current platforms made it uneasy for developers to build apps that run on heterogeneous IoT hardware. Unfortunately, Linux does not scale down to small, energy- and resource-constrained devices, while smaller footprint alternatives such as Contiki yield a huge learning curve and lengthy development life-cycles, because they rule out standard programming languages, paradigms and debugging.
RIOT is a new open source software platform for embedded devices that bridges this gap. In this tutorial, we will first give a brief
background about RIOT, and then give you hands-on epxeriences on easy programming of the IoT using RIOT. We will start with a hello world program, which we will deploy on real IoT hardware. Based on this, we illustrate the basic principles of RIOT, in particular the scheduling concept and the network stack, including multi-hop routing and future network concepts such as ICN.
After this tutorial, you have seen how any programmer can develop applications on typical IoT devices with zero learning curve and
shortened development life-cycle, using standard languages (C or C++) and well-known tools such as gcc, gdb, valgrind, and make.
Hardware: We will bring some IoT devices. However, feel free to bring your own hardware to the workshop. Please check the supported RIOT platforms
More details will be announced close to the tutorial date.

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