Thursday, July 14, 2016

OSGi CFP Closes July 18

The Call For Papers for the OSGi Community Event 2016 is due to close on Monday July 18.

Yes, thats Monday next week, so you don't have long left to get your submissions in. We are interested in talks and tutorials on all things OSGi - technical presentations, use cases, success stories, lessons learnt, you name it.

This is the largest OSGi event of the year so its a great conference to talk at and attend.  We will have more than 2 full tracks, a tutorial, BOF's, an OSGi IoT Demo and lots of opportunity to meet with your peers over presentations, the exhibitions, excellent entertainment and of course beers and food. 

Thanks to everyone that has made a submission already, we had a great response for the Early Bird deadline of the end of last month.

Thanks also to Bosch for their Elite Dual EclipseCon Europe and OSGi Community Event Sponsorship.  Their support is much appreciated.

If you are interested in exploring sponsorship opportunities for the conference and event you can find out more information and access the sponsorship prospectus from here.

We are pleased that the OSGi Community Event is being co-located with EclipseCon Europe again this year and it will take place October 25 to 27 in Ludwigsburg, Germany.

The Early Bird talk selected is "OSGi on High Speed Trains in Germany" by Roland Ndaka Fru from Yaka5 GmbH. You can find the full abstract of the talk here.  This should be a great talk on how OSGi is delivering value in a real world business scenario we can all relate to.

The OSGi Keynote - "OSGi/Java in Industrial IoT: More than a solid trend — essential to scale into the world of Internet connected things" from Robert Andres at Eurotech Group, will also include a use case from Hitachi High Technologies by Water Hofmann discussing their predicative maintenance solution which is based on OSGi, courtesy of the Eurotech products that they use.

Registration is open and you can get the best prices booking before October 4. And don't forget OSGi Alliance members get an extra discount on registration.  Please visit the EclipseCon Europe registration page for pricing information and to sign up.

The OSGi Community Event Program Committee are Looking forward to reading and reviewing your talk and tutorial submissions.

If you have any questions please contact the Program Committee via email.

Friday, June 10, 2016

OSGi Evening in Darmstadt - June 28

The OSGi Alliance Expert Groups are meeting in Darmstadt at the end of June.  As we will have many of the OSGi Expert Group members in town the Darmstadt JUG and IoT Hessen have kindly arranged a meetup on the evening of Tuesday June 28.

The evening will include updates on the Expert Group activities and a presentation about OSGi enRoute from:
BJ Hargrave (OSGi Alliance CTO and Core Platform Expert Group Chair)
David Bosschaert & Raymond Augé (OSGi Enterprise Expert Group Co-Chairs)
- Seven Ganlu & Tim Ward (OSGi IoT Expert Group Co-Chairs)
Peter Kriens (OSGi Alliance Evangelist)

The meeting will run from 18.30 to 20.30 after which I believe everyone will retire for some well earned German Beers.

Thanks also to Deutsche Telekom / Qivicon who are hosting the event at their offices at T-Online-Allee 1, Darmstadt.

Registration is essential.  Please visit the Darmstadt JUG meetup page to secure your spot and find out more details.

Ad of course a special thanks should also be extended to Software AG who are hosting all of the Expert Group meetings for the OSGi Alliance that week which means everyone will be in town.

Hope to see you there.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Want to learn about OSGi in Hungary?

Q. Are you based in Hungary?
Photo by Sarah Stierch / CC BY

If so and you answer yes to any one of the following 3 questions:

  1. Interested in learning about OSGi?
  2. Already using OSGi and interested in learning more
  3. Already an OSGi expert and just fancy meeting some other like minded people?

Then you should think about joining Liferay, Everit, DP Consulting, Blackbelt for an OSGi meetup they are planning to run later this month in Budapest.

There is an online form (in Hungarian) that you can complete to tell them about your areas of interest, what type of meetup you like (how much beer :-)) and let them know you are interested in joining them.

You have to hurry as the form is only available until close of day next Tuesday (June 7).

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

IoT Week Belgrade - May 31 - June 2, 2016

IoT Week Belgrade is taking place next week from May 31 to June 2 and we are pleased to be a partner of this event that has representatives from industry and academia from across the globe.

Kai Hackbath, from ProSyst / Bosch, and the Co-Chair of the OSGi Residential Expert Group, will be making a Keynote presentation on:

Is Industrial IoT a disruptive innovation in manufacturing?

The 3 day conference will cover IoT topics from a business and research perspective.  Key areas being discussed include:
  • Smart cities
  • Agriculture
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Privacy Protection

You can find further details and register for the conference at

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Users' Forum Meeting in Berlin - April 27

The OSGi Users' Forum Germany are holding a meeting on 27 April, 2016 in Berlin at the Bosch Software Innovations training centre.

The meeting will take place between 10.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs and has a focus on OSGi and IoT.

Thanks to Bosch Software Innovations for their support by hosting the meeting.

Registration is required. Full details and the agenda are available (in German) on the event home page.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

OSGi at Chicago JUG - Tues 19 April

****************************************** UPDATE  *******************************************
Due to demand a larger room has been laid on by LIferay.  Please now head to 2nd Floor Conference Room A at the same location.

The Chicago JUG is kindly hosting two OSGi talks next week on Tuesday 19 April.  

The OSGi Alliance Expert Groups are in Chicago next week for a face-to-face meeting and it is a good opportunity to come and meet some of the OSGi Experts.  

The two talks are:
  • Intro to OSGi – The Microservices Kernel - Peter Kriens (aQute) and Tim Ward (Paremus
  • Maximize the Power of OSGi - Carsten Ziegeler (Adobe) and David Bosschaert (Adobe)

The evening starts at 18.00hrs and is kindly being hosted by Liferay at 205 W. Wacker Drive, 2nd Floor Conference Room A Suite 720, Chicago, IL.  [MAP]

Registration is essential to secure a place and access to the meeting.  You can find more details and how to register on the Chicago JUG meetup page.

Thanks to the Chicago JUG and Liferay for their support for this event.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

OSGi @ CeBIT 2016 - March 14 to 18, Hannover

20 Complimentary Tickets Available
 Please Read On to Find out How to Request One

The OSGi Alliance is pleased to announce that we will be at CeBIT computer expo in Hannover, Germany next week from March 14 to 18. You will be able to find us in the IoT Solutions Eurotech & Partner space on stand E77 in Hall13 (see the press release).

Thanks to the support of OSGi Alliance member Eurotech and the CeBIT organizers the OSGi Alliance will be running an OSGi IoT demo and also presenting at the conference.

OSGi IoT Demo @ CeBIT

The OSGi IoT demo will be using LEGO®️ trains to show how simple it is to build, interoperate, run and change live services running in edge devices, gateways and the cloud using OSGi and OSGi enRoute. The seamless interoperation of open source projects and commercial products in the demo delivers an extensible and evolvable standards-based OSGi IoT solution.

The CeBIT demo is an extension of the 2015 Community Event demo with the inclusion of Eclipse Kura, Eurotech DynaCOR and Eurotech ReliaGATE 10-20 gateways. The demo will now allow stand visitors to interact with sensors that affect the trains' behavior.

You can find us and the demo in the IoT Solutions Eurotech & Partner space on stand E77 in Hall 13.  There will be a number of other real word OSGi based IoT solutions on show in this space too from Eurotech partners and customers. These include analytics and predictive maintenance from Hitachi High-Tech Europe, industrial PLC integration, smart energy from Misurio Ltd., managed PDU from Om7Sense, facility management/retail from FSI Ltd., people counting, and smart city/environmental monitoring.

Please be sure to stop by stand E77 to see all the OSGi demos.

Thanks to the following OSGi Alliance contributors and members for making the OSGi IoT LEGO®️ train demo happen at CeBIT:

OSGi Presentation @ CeBIT

Board member, and former president, Richard Nicholson will be representing the OSGi Alliance and presenting “Business and IoT - Economic Alchemy or Another Anticlimax ?” on Tuesday, March 15, at 1:30 p.m in Hall 13 at stand E48.  His presentation will review the fundamental characteristics required for any pervasive IoT solution to transform markets and businesses, and he will discuss the central importance of an industry standard for software modularity.

This presentation is part of the CeBIT Communication and IoT SOLUTIONS Forum.

Interested in a Complimentary Ticket to CeBIT 2016?

The OSGi Alliance has 20 Complimentary Tickets available for attendance at CeBIT 2016 next week.  These will be provided on a 'first come, first served' basis.  To request a ticket please send an email to us providing your name, company name (if applicable) and your home country.

We will then provide you with a dedicated url for you to register for your complimentary CeBIT ticket online.

We hope to see you in Hannover next week.

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