Die Softwareentwicklerkonferenz
zu Internet of Things und Industrie 4.0
Heidelberg, Print Media Academy, 3. - 5. Mai 2017

Deutsche Version

// Call for Proposals

The deadline for Proposals has expired.

The software development conference building IoT will be held in Heidelberg at the Print Media Academy from May 3 to 5, 2017. The second edition of this conference sheds again a light on the full spectrum of topics connected to the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0, focusing on the technical implementation in an enterprise environment. The new event wants to convey basics and central aspects, while giving room to present the most important theories, tools and experiences to tap the full potential of existing infrastructures.

The organisers of building IoT are heise Developer, the online channel for software development; dpunkt.verlag, publisher of reference books for the professional computing scene; and iX, the magazine for professional information technology. They invite interested parties to submit proposals for talks (40 and 75 minutes) and trainings (7 hours) on the following topics:

Concepts and basics

  • Fundamentals in hardware, electronics and information technologies for software developers
  • Prototyping, modeling and architecture of IoT systems
  • Testing complex IoT systems
  • User interfaces, UX
  • IoT and Big Data, handling of data streams and analysis thereof, and machine learning


  • Protocols and communication standards
  • Microcontrollers
  • Sensors, actuators
  • Robotics
  • Connectivity
  • IoT platforms in the cloud
  • Programming languages, frameworks and libraries
  • Blockchain and Smart Contracts


  • Potential weaknesses of cyber-physical systems
  • Secure data transfer and storage
  • Secure project design and architectures
  • Safety
  • Data protection and privacy


  • Experiences from active and completed projects, that implemented basic IoT approaches and related concepts (project organisation)
  • Experiences with transitioning and expanding software projects into interconnected and data driven products
  • Interaction and integration of different tools (presented in a context of their specific field of application and different scenarios)
  • Use case, that could profit from integrating IoT concepts
  • IoT in one's own four walls: How did we implement that within our company?
  • Systems Engineering: multidisciplinary approaches towards IoT systems (software, mechanics, electronics ...)

The organisers are looking for proposals for long (75 minutes) and short (40 minutes) sessions, trainings are scheduled for a duration of 7 hours (full-day workshops).

Deadline for all proposals (400 - 700 characters) is 11 November 2016. Additional materials (longer version of the abstracts, slides, Proposals etc.) to support your submission are welcome, too. The finalised programme will be available online by the end of December/early January.

The programme committee comprises of Gerrit Grunwald, Thorsten Henkel (Fraunhofer SIT), Kai Kreuzer (Deutsche Telekom), Diana Krüger (codecentric), Dominik Obermaier (dc-square), Tim Weilkiens (oose) and Christian Winkler (Siemens) as well as Rainald Menge-Sonnentag (heise Developer) und René Schönfeldt (dpunkt.verlag).

Should you have any questions regarding the conference or its programme, don't hesitate to contact programmkomitee@buildingiot.de