3rd Future IoT PhD School 2020 – IoT meets Cybersecurity

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“IoT meets Security” in Strasbourg is the 3rd edition of the Future IoT PhD school series. It follows “IoT meets Industry (2018, St Malo)” and “IoT meets AI (2019, Munich)”.

The Internet of Things (IoT) connects a plethora of devices. It allows programmers to interact with the physical environment. This brings many fascinating challenges and opportunities but also risks.

In our summer school we will introduce you to the fascinating world of the Industrial Internet of Things, the IoT that makes factories run. You will learn about many different aspects from device manufacturing over communication protocol and semantics to application management.

This year’s edition has the title “Making the IoT secure”. Besides interoperability, security is a central challenge for today’s IoT. Imagine a robot going crazy and killing workers, or a car doing mass surveillance and sharing information about the people in its neighbourhood to remote storages. We will discover attacks and protection mechanisms together with you not only theoretical but hands on in the challenges provided directly from the factories and research labs of our industrial partners!

The Future IoT summer school offers an appealing mix of lectures, hands-on tutorial, and hackathon challenges. There is also a lot of room for getting to know each other, networking, and exploring our hosting city!

The organizers come from the best institutions in France and Germany, the Institut Mines Telecom (IMT) Atlantique and the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Our partners are the most relevant companies in the field that might become your future employers.

The Future IoT summer school offers

We have only 40 places, so take your chance and register today!

Planned Program

Monday, Oct 5, 2020 – Making the IoT secure (Ecole Doctorale)

  • 8h00 Get together
  • 8h15 Marc-Oliver Pahl and Nicolas Montavont (IMT/ TUM), Grand Opening
  • 9h30 T.B.A. (Atos), T.B.A.
  • 10h30 Paul Emmanuel Brun (Airbus), End-to-End security for IoT constrained devices
  • 11h30 Lunch Break
  • 13h00 Emmanuel Bricard (elm.leblanc), T.B.A.
  • 14h00 Challenge Heads (diverse companies, 4min par challenge), Our Challenges for YOU!
  • 14h45 you! (diverse), Your PhD in 90 seconds
  • 16h45 Strasbourg Boat Tour (with group photo!)
  • 20h00 Dinner

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2020 – Let’s get started! (Ecole Doctorale/ iCube/ Stride)

  • 9h00 Asinetta Serban (Amazon Web Services), Culture of Innovation and working backwards process.
  • 10h00 Working on your challenge projects (2h)
  • 12h00 Lunch Break
  • 13h00 Trip from the Ecole Doctorale to the iCube lab in Illkirch
  • 14h00 Fabrice Theoleyre (CNRS), From best-effort to high-reliability for the Industrial Internet of Things
  • 15h00 Guillaume Schreiner (UniversitĂ© de Strasbourg), Presentation IoT Lab
  • 16h00 Trip from the iCube lab in Illkirch to STRIDE Strasbourg
  • 18h00 Secret (yet obvious social event) 😉

Wednesday, Oct 7, 2020 – How does Security challenge the Industry? (Ecole Doctorale)

  • 9h00 T.B.A. (Amazon Web Services), security for IoT in the cloud
  • 10h00 Working on your challenge projects (2h)
  • 12h00 Lunch Break
  • 13h30 O. Presne, F. Planchot (ArianeGroup), Challenges on the way to 4.0
  • 15h30 Working on your challenges (2h)
  • 17h30 Oliver Pfaff (Siemens), Security for IoT and OT – An Industrial Perspective
  • Evening at your own disposal for continuing on the challenges or of course enjoying the city

Thursday, Oct 8, 2020 – You Create (Stride)

  • 9h00 Stand-Up: Where are you now? Where do you want to get today?
  • 10h00 Working on your challenges (2h)
  • 12h00 Lunch Break
  • 13h00 Working on your challenges (8h)
  • Open End with Pizza and games

Friday, Oct 9, 2020 – Good work pays off! (Ecole Doctorale)

  • 9h00 Welcome to the jury: tour de table security edition
  • 9h30 Each team pitches its results in 10 minutes
    • in front of the jury and in front of your fellow contestants (that do the community vote online)
  • 11h00 Closing event
  • 12h00 And the winner is…
  • 12h15 Certificates and team photos
  • Afternoon at your disposal to visit Strasbourg, the European Parliament, …


A central element of the Future IoT summer school are the industrial challenges. The participating enterprises provide real problems from their current work and the participants work on them together with their enterprise mentors.

From Tuesday to Friday you have time to create a cool solution and on Friday you will pitch it in front of our expert jury. The best team wins a special prize!

Details about this year’s challenges will be revealed soon (the tentative titles are only for your indication):

  1. Edge computing and AI (ELM Leblanc)
  2. Optimizing industrial control processes (ELM Leblanc)
  3. Digital Twins (ELM Leblanc)
  4. Key obfuscation inside IoT devices (Airbus)
  5. Key obfuscation inside Data Centers (Airbus)
  6. T.B.A. (Atos)
  7. Secure Industry 4.0 Gateway (ArianeGroup)
  8. T.B.A.
  9. T.B.A.
  10. T.B.A.


  • Olivier Presne (Ariane Group)
  • Fabian von Rhein (Siemens)
  • Emmanuel Bricard (elm.leblanc)
  • (ArianeGroup)
  • (Atos)
  • (Airbus)
  • Axel Honsdorf (BayFrance)
  • Paul-Guilhem Meunier (German-French Academy)


The winning team will receive attractive prices!


An important part of the Future IoT concept is also that you get to know the location of our school. Strasbourg is your place to be Oct 5. – 9. 2020!

On the map you see our main venues: European Doctoral School, Stride, and further ount in the south, the iCube lab that we will visit on Tuesday. In addition, you will have time to discover the city with us on our two tours and on your own! (click here to see in Google maps)

The European capital city

Strasbourg is a pioneer in cross-border cooperation and is located at the heart of the Eurodistrict, which promotes Franco-German partnerships and projects in transport, urban planning, education or health. The city is the seat of the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights and the European Parliament. It hosts the headquarters of many other European organisations including Eurocorps, the European Pharmacopoeia, Arte (Franco-German cultural TV channel) as well as 30 consulates and 46 embassies.

A rich historical and architectural heritage

Strasbourg’s historical city centre is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Commercial and cultural exchanges throughout history have endowed Strasbourg with a rich and well-preserved architectural heritage, including its monumental cathedral, the typical medieval district of Petite France or the 19th century German imperial district.

The Engineering science, computer science and imaging laboratory

Created in 2013, the laboratory brings together researchers of the University of Strasbourg, the CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research), the ENGEES and the INSA of Strasbourg in the fields of engineering science and computer science, with imaging as the unifying theme.

With around 650 members, ICube is a major driving force for research in Strasbourg whose main areas of application are biomedical engineering and the sustainable development.

Speakers & Organizers


Marc-Oliver Pahl
Marc-Oliver Pahl

Marc-Oliver Pahl, Ph.D., IMT Atlantique and TU MĂŒnchen, Germany (Expert IoT Security and IoT Middleware)

Research director at the Institute Mines TĂ©lĂ©com (IMT) Atlantique, Rennes campus, France. He is the chair holder and research director of the industrial chair “Cyber CNI” (https://www.chairecyber-cni.org/) that focuses on Cybersecurity for industrial applications with currently 12 PhD students and PostDocs. He is the co-director of the UMR LAB-STICC/IRIS (14 professor positions; 1 research position; 1 technician; 11 post-docs; 22 PhDs; 3 external associated researchers). Marc-Oliver also heads the IoT smart space team (https://s2labs.org/) at Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany, with currently 4 PhD students and more than 150 Master and Bachelor students in the past 11 years. He is digital teaching director of the German-French Academy for the industry of the future (GFA). Marc-Oliver is the scientific vice president of the German chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He is also the faculty sponsor of the ACM student chapter Munich. He continuously co-organizes major conferences especially in the network management domain. He is the co-founder and director of the annual Future-IoT summer school series (https://future-iot.org/).

Marc-Oliver does Internet of Things (IoT) research since 2008 with a focus on data and service management in edge or local installations. His focus is on security, usability, reliability and resilience. Typical research methodologies include autonomous management, modularization, security-by-design, and data and service modeling. His commonly applied tools include system design and evaluation, machine learning, and distributed ledgers.

In the past, Marc-Oliver coordinated research projects on all levels from more than 20 international partner EU projects to local bilateral industry collaborations. He held most positions in major scientific conferences. His primary research community is the networks and service management community. He is a continuous member of the Technical Program Committee (TPC) of several major conferences, and reviews for several major journals. He is associate editor of the International Journal of Network Management (IJNM, Wiley).

Marc-Oliver is continuously teaching at university level since 2003. He holds multiple teaching prices. He supervised more than 150 individual students and several thousands in classroom courses. His biggest teaching project is the iLab series that teaches how distributed networked systems work starting from the Internet going towards novel concepts such as Information Centric Networks and specialization domains such as the Internet of Things. More teaching projects such as the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “iLabX – The Internet Masterclass” (https://ilabx.ilabxp.com/), or the summer school series on “Future Internet of Things” can be found on https://future-iot.org/.

Nicolas Montavont

Nicolas Montavont, Ph.D., IMT Atlantique, France (Expert Wireless Communications, IoT)

Nicolas Montavont is a full professor at IMT Atlantique, in the SRCD department, and responsible of the IRISA OCIF team since 2015. He received the M.Sc. degree, and PhD degree in Computer science from the University of Strasbourg, France, in 2001 and 2004 respectively. He also did a post-doc at National institute of Standard and Technologies (NIST) in Gaithersburg, USA. Hi received his HDR in 2015 from Université Rennes 1. His research topics during these first years of research were mobility and multihoming management in IPv6 networks. He chaired the Mobile Node with Multiple Interfaces (Monami6) working group at the IETF from 2005 a 2007 and contributed to several standards, with a strong experience in horizontal and vertical handovers. Dr. Nicolas Montavont participated to several national (Cyberté, Remora) projects, as well as European projects (Anemone, Sail). From 2007, Dr. Nicolas Montavont chaired an internal working group at Telecom Bretagne to work on energy efficiency in communication networks. His research topics evolve toward sensors network, smart grids and green communication infrastructure and protocols. His is currently involved in three main projects: interface and network selection algorithm, relaying in ad hoc networking for green and efficient communication and monitoring and control system for building energy consumption.

Speakers (alphabetical given name)

Fabrice Theoleyre

Fabrice Theoleyre, National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France

Fabrice Theoleyre is a CNRS researcher in Strasbourg and works on the Internet of Things for now more +than 10 years, with a strong focus on the industrial IoT. He currently tries to provide the +algorithms and protocols to make a low-power wireless network ultra-reliable while respecting strict +delay constraints. He has a strong research experience on experimental characterization and +validation, using open IoT platforms.

Francis Chatain

Francis Chatain, Airbus Defense & Space, France

Senior Expert in Ground System, Security, and IoT Device.

Francois Planchot

Francois Planchot, ArianeGroup, France (Head of Factory 4.0 Project)

Francois Planchot is Project Leader of the Factory 4.0 project at ArianeGroup which aims at introducing smart technologies into factories for an end-to-end digital continuity, with an emphasize on standardization and a continuous awareness on cybersecurity.
Covered smart technologies include industrial IoT and smart tools, RFID, Augmented Reality, Automatic Inspection, AGV and collaborative robots, ALM, Predictive Maintenance, Big Data and
Artificial Intelligence, integration with PLM, MES and ERP

Main competences: IT Strategy and Product Roadmap definition; Business Models definition; Clients and Partners relationship management; System Architecture of Distributed Systems; Software Development using Web technologies in critical cybersecurity environments; Team and cross team management in multicultural and complex environments; Agile methodologies

Guillaume Schreiner

Guillaume Schreiner, National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France

Guillaume Schreiner is a Research Engineer of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) working in the University of Strasbourg since 2005. His research fields are new Internet protocols, wireless network, and Internet of Things. He worked on diverse IPv6 related projects like IPv6-ADIRE, an ADIRE project for IPv6 and Mobile IPv6 deployment in french research network infrastructure. He also participated in other RNRT projects like REMORA, a RNRT project for IPv6 flows management in a NEMO environment. Other domains of interest are wireless networks, with development of wireless mesh router in AIRNET, a RNRT project exploring wireless mesh networks. Since 2009, he is involved in SensLAB, an ANR project for creation of a large distributed testbed of wireless sensors network which became Equipex FIT IoT-LAB in 2011. Since 2012, Guillaume is the technical head of the Inetlab (Internet Network Technologies Lab) experimental platform of the ICube Laboratory.

Oliver Pfaff

Oliver Pfaff, Siemens, Corporate Technology (Principal for cybersecurity)

Oliver Pfaff is a Principal for cybersecurity at Siemens, Corporate Technology. His current projects bring information security to the field-level in IoT/OT. Oliver also represents Siemens in corresponding initiatives in standardization bodies including PROFIBUS&PROFINET International (PI), the OPC Foundation and the World-Wide-Web Consortium (W3C). Throughout his professional life, he was working in information security for distributed systems (IT/IoT/OT), especially Web-based applications. Oliver studied mathematics and computer science.

Olivier Presne

Olivier Presne, ArianeGroup, France (Chief Engineer in the Innovation Directorate)

Just graduated from ESSEC business school, Olivier Presne has over 25 years experience in the field of launcher activities in European contexts.
His career began in Software engineering and at an early stage he joined CNES in 1995 in an industrial technical steering role that included working on Ariane 5. In 2000 he joined EADS Astrium where he has had several roles within the Launcher business division & in the Operations Directorate of increasing responsibility. In 2008, he took over the management of technical sectors teams.
At the end of 2015 he joined the new ArianeGroup Innovation Directorate with the responsibility to identify & implement disruptive projects and new business opportunities. Today as Chief engineer in computer sciences in the Innovation Directorate, he is in charge of identifying and increasing maturity of the promising digital cutting-edge innovations for products and manufacturing to reach ArianeGroup 2030 vision. In this role, he acts as “Innovation Advisor” into the Factory 4.0 project.

Paul-Emmanuel Brun

Paul-Emmanuel Brun, AIRBUS CyberSecurity, France (Innovation & R&T programs Leader)

Passionate about innovation, cyber security, IoT and identity management, Paul-Emmanuel Brun, is expert in IoT system security within AIRBUS. During the last 10 years, he acquires a strong technical background in cyber security and IoT by contributing to national and European programs in various positions within AIRBUS CyberSecurity, from integrator, to team leader of IoT & Identity and Access Management engineering team. Along his career, Paul-Emmanuel also applied several patents and participated to several conferences. He is now leading the innovation and R&T team in France.


Christian LĂŒbben

Christian LĂŒbben, M.Sc., TU MĂŒnchen, Germany (Expert IoT)

Christian LĂŒbben is a research associate and PhD student at the chair of Network Architectures and Services at Technical University of Munich. Within the Internet of Things (IoT) Smart Space Orchestration (S2O) team his research focus lies on optimizing IoT smart spaces using Artificial Intelligence (AI) based advanced data analytics. The S2O team works on new ways of taming the complexity of the IoT. The goal is making a joint orchestration as simple as writing a smartphone App. Challenges include security, usability, resilience, scalability, and performance.

Erkin Kirdan

Erkin Kirdan, M.Sc., TU MĂŒnchen, Germany

Research Associate at the IOT Smart Space Team at TU MĂŒnchen.

Georgios Papadopoulos

Georgios Papadopoulos, IMT Atlantique (Associate Professor)

Prior to joining IMT Atlantique, Georgios was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Bristol, and a Postdoctoral Researcher Engineer at the University of Strasbourg. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in 2015 from the University of Strasbourg. His research interests span primarily in the area of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Deterministic Wireless Networks, Moving Target Defense (MTD), Wireless Battery Management System (BMS).

HĂ©lĂšne Le Bouder

HĂ©lĂšne Le Bouder, PhD, IMT Atlantique

2017 – Senior Lecturer ITM-Atlantic, IRISA OCIF Team
2015 – 2017 Post-doctorate in Computer Science
Host laboratory: INRIA Rennes High-Security Laboratory (LHS), TAMIS team, ANR Cogito project.
2014: PhD in Microelectronics applied to cryptology.

Julien Montavont

Julien Montavont, Ph.D, Strasbourg University, France

Julien Montavont is an Assistant Professor at the University of Strasbourg since 2007 and a member of the Network research group at ICube laboratory (UMR CNRS 7357). His research interest focuses on designing communication protocols for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Low-Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN). He also has a strong background on mobility management over IP networks. He is the co-author of more than 30 international journal and conference articles.

Lars Wuestrich

Lars Wuestrich, M.Sc., TU MĂŒnchen, Germany

Research Associate at the IOT Smart Space Team at TU MĂŒnchen.

Laurent Toutain
Laurent Toutain

Laurent Toutain, Ph.D., IMT Atlantique, France (Expert Wireless Communications, IoT)

Laurent Toutain is an associate professor at IMT Atlantique in the SRCD department and member of the OCIF Team (Communicating objects – Future Internet), which focuses on the evolution of Internet protocols and architectures linked to the design of new services (Smart Grid, smart clothes, etc.). After working on IPv6 and transition mechanisms in various environments, he currently focuses on their integration in the Internet of Things, mainly over LPWAN networks. He is the author of several RFCs and reference books on networks.

Olivia Pahl

Olivia Pahl, M.A., Web Chair

Olivia Pahl is a science and corporate communications expert with several years of experience. She works as a freelance designer and media consultant based in Rennes, France (https://foxington.de). Before moving to France she was heading the communications department at the institute for societal development (FGW) in DĂŒsseldorf, Germany.

Sabine Chevé

Sabine Chevé, IMT Atlantique, Incubator

Supervision of innovation and entrepreneurship programs.

Sandrine Frouin

Sandrine Frouin, IMT Atlantique

Assistante du DĂ©partement SRCD

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