F-Interop Tutorial @ UCAAT

UCAAT (User Conference of Advanced Automated Testing) conference (16 - 18th of October 2018) organized by ETSI: Inria/UnivRennes1 had a 1.5 hours tutorial about remote online testing. They presented the platform, motivations, requirements, goals, etc. Also, they have shown a short presentation on the available tools and finished with a demonstration on CoAP interop testing. The audience was composed of about 30 attendees and mainly by testers (developers), researchers, test domain consultants and people from ETSI. 5 questions were asked during the tutorial and many more afterwards. It seems the audience was well targeted.











High-level Interoperability Testing Framework for the Web of Things

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F-Interop work on a high-level interoperability testing framework for the Web of Things was presented during the TPAC 2018, W3C’s week of face to face meetings for its standardization groups, which this year took place in Lyon, France. The Web of Things is an abstraction layer that seeks to simplify connecting suppliers and consumers of IoT services, shielding developers from the complexities of the myriad technologies and standards for the IoT at the network edge. F-Interop’s platform for protocol testing enables developers to verify that their software conforms to the protocol specifications. This however, isn’t by itself sufficient to guarantee interoperability as applications may use the same protocols in different ways.

The high-level interoperability testing framework focuses on testing conformance to the Web of Things independently of the underlying protocols. The framework includes a JavaScript-based toolset and application Web Hub and has been released as open source under the permissive MIT license. W3C now plans to develop the framework further with a comprehensive test suite for its Web of Things specifications for Thing Descriptions and the associated Scripting API. The Arena Web Hub is aimed at the NodeJS and Web developer communities and provides a lightweight secure platform for applications for the Web of Things.


F-Interop @ the IEEE Region Ten Symposium

Paper IEEE Tensymp 2018 1030x477In collaboration with Eurecom, Easy Global Market participed in TENSYMP 2018, the IEEE Region Ten Symposium held in Sidney from 4 to 6th of July. The paper developed on behalf of the SemTest project, funded under the first open call of the H2020 F-Interop project, received the highly commended award by the scientific panel.

Organized this year around the theme of the Impact of the Internet of Things, EGM team and its partner brought significant scientific inputs with the paper entitled “Developing and Integrating a Semantic Interoperability Testing Tool in F-Interop Platform”, presenting progress in the field applied to the connected objects field. 



F-Interop @ the IoT Week 2018 & GIoTS 2018

DcmH71HXkAAojsqF-Interop is looking forward to see you at the IoT Week 2018 in Bilbao, Spain from June 4 to 7.

The IoT Week gathers the community of stakeholders engaged in developing new Internet of Things technologies and solutions. F-Interop will present its activities and tools on a dedicate booth and is also engaged in a plenary session as well as in a workshop on "Semantic Interoperablitity in the IoT and WoT".

Come and visit us.
You will find more information at www.iotweek.org and www.globaliotsummit.org



Global IoT Summit Workshop

GIoTS 2018 Scaling Up IoT

The Global IoT Summit (June 4-7, 2018) is organizing a dedicated workshop to present papers on scaling up the IoT, with a specific focus on large scale pilots, interoperability, end-user engagement, data protection, covering also topics such as interoperability and market development. Selected papers will be published by IEEE.

Paper submission deadline: February 28, 2018

More information can be found here









Meetup: Funding opportunities in IoT


 Are you an SME working on IoT solutions?
Don't miss the "Meetup: Funding opportunities in IoT"

Learn about upcoming funding opportunities for SMEs working on IoT interoperability solutions, or bringing smart products and services to market.
Eventbrite will present funding opportunities awarding up to €60k each, explain the application process and provide information on what a successful application should focus on. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions directly to those coordinating the funding opportunities.
If you are an organisation working on IoT, data and interoperability, or smart services, this event will offer a great opportunity to receive funding to boost your activity.

20 November 2017, 18:00 – 20:00 GMT




F-Interop Open Call continues to be a runaway success

EU H2020 F-Interop is a three year European led project designed to research, develop and support online tests for emerging standards and technologies of the Internet of Things (IoT) in order to create a workable platform and realise the end goal of boosting IoT interoperability. After 6 months of publicity, the F-Interop open call closed earlier this year, on January 25th, and funding was apportioned to SMEs across four categories.

Category A – New tools

Category B – New tests

Category C – Platform evaluation and report

Category D – Plugfest events

The majority of received proposals were for Category A. This was due to the larger amount of funding available (100K EUR for 10 months of work), perceived as higher incentive for applicants to receive substantial support to develop their ideas and solutions. In addition, Category A was probably perceived as the most flexible one. In fact, due to the early stage of the F-Interop platform, more was the perceived flexibility in the creation of required additional tools.

The second most applied Category was Category B (60K EUR for 6 months of work). The reason being that already available technical information about the F-Interop platform provided enough clarity and confidence to applicants on the existing and supported tools and protocols, on which they could leverage for their proposed tests.

Categories C and D received the least of submissions and funding of 10K EUR. This was due to the fact that at this stage, the current development of the F-Interop platform still left unclear the functionalities that could be tested or leveraged during the plugfests. As result, applicants were uncertain on the possible outcome of their proposals.

To distribute funding in categories C and D and provide successful bid SMEs with much needed funding, a second Open Call has launched.

Visit the Open Call page here >>>



First Open Call Winners



Start Date


Expected impact



Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

New test design

1 October '17 for 12 months

 F-LoRa is an extension of the F-Interop  platform to enable interoperability  testing and conformance following the  LoRaWAN specification. F-LoRa will  implement the state machines and  protocol specification to enable  LoRaWAN devices to be evaluated  against F-Interop or against other  vendors/users using the F-Interop  platform

 - New test suite in F-Interop
 for LoRaWAN protocol
 - Impact to all LoRaWAN industry
 and product ecosystem




1 August '17
for 10 months

 Develop remote testing tool for  lightweight device management and
 IoT semantic interoperability, namely  OMA LWM2M combined with IPSO and  integrate the developed components
 in the F-INTEROP platform

 - Attract the attention of SMEs
 about the importance of device  management as a key enabler
 of sustainable deployment of IoT
 - Help developing an ecosystem of
 off-the-shelf devices that can be
 equally used across different industries


6LoRITT (6LoWPAN Remote online Interop Testing Tool)

KEREVAL (French Testing Lab)

A -
New testing

7 July '17
for 10 months

 Extension of F-Interop testbed 
 with a new testing tool for
 6LoWPAN interoperability testing

 - Boost 6LoWPAN RFCs adoption
 - Boost 6LoWPAN interoperability  
 among implementations and
 shortening time-to-market products
 - Ease IoT 6LoWPAN-based solutions  integration into the future (IPv6 based) internet


(6TiSCH Online Remote Interoperability Tests)


D -
Plugtest event

15 May '17
for 7 months

 The SORT project aims to  organize two 6TiSCH Interop events:
 a first on-site with the use of online  tools, and a second fully remote 

 - Promote the adoption of the F-Interop  Platform and the online testing tools
 - Drive Interop communities into a shift  
 from the classical F2F events to remote  
 online interop tests
 - Accelerate the current ongoing  standardization process of the
 6TiSCH technology
 - Speed up the time to market
 of 6TiSCH products



Modio Computing
& Kings College London

A -
New testing tools/B

30 August '17 for 10 months

 PrivacyAnalyser will be integrated
 to the F-Interop platform to allow  experimenters to assess the privacy  strength of their applications and/or  services against confidential
 information disclosure
 F-Interop’s experimenter SMEs shall
 be able to assess and improve the  
 privacy aspects of their applications
 and services
Privacy Analyser

(Semantic Compliance and Interoperability Tests)

Easy Global Market, EURECOM


1 September '17 for 10 months

 Semantic technology is argued to
 be a way to address the interoperability  problem in IoT, a highly dynamic and  heterogeneous environment. With a  syntactical and semantical verifier  designed and developed, we would like  to bring the tool to F-interop framework  to allow a larger number of market  stakeholders to perform semantic  interop tests in order to benefit from  semantic technology

 - Increase the variety of the tests offered
 by F-Interop platform to increase its  attractiveness
 - Provide semantic validation tool to enable  market confidence building in semantic  standards (oneM2M, W3C  SSN, etc.)


(IETF Security Protocols Test Suites)

University of Montenegro


1 October '17 for 10 months

 Secure Join, OSCOAP, EDHOC

 - Increased trust in low-power 
 wireless technologies
 - Extension of F-Interop’s market
 reach to security arena




F-Interop @ IETF99 Hackathon

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F-Interop will be presented at the next Hackathon organized by the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force). The IETF is holding a Hackathon to encourage developers to discuss, collaborate and develop utilities, ideas, sample code and solutions that show practical implementations of IETF standards.

When: Saturday July 15, 2017 and Sunday July 16, 2017
Where: Hilton Prague
Signup for the Hackathon - HERE!
View the list of Hackathon Attendees - HERE!

Keep up to date by subscribing to https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/hackathon
The Hackathon is free to attend and open to the public.