1st AIoTwin Summer School

Dates: September 04-07, 2023 

Venue: Šibenik, Croatia - a unique city on the Adriatic coast with two Unesco heritage sites!

Educational campus of St. John’s Fortress

The Horizon Europe twinning project AIoTwin is organising its first summer school on the intersection of Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the unique city on the Adriatic coast – Šibenik, Croatia. The event offers a full three-day programme (from 5 to 7 September, welcome reception on 4 September) specifically tailored for PhD students interested in IoT and AI. In addition to cutting-edge lectures by prominent speakers from academia on the latest developments and biggest challenges in AIoT, the event also includes hands-on technical training and coaching sessions to develop skills for a successful PhD and orientation on the Horizon Europe funding programme. 

The 1st AIoTwin Summer School serves as a meeting point for prominent experts and PhD students to cover the following research areas relevant to AI for IoT: Edge Computing and Orchestration, Federated and Decentralised Machine Learning, and AI for Robust and Energy Efficient IoT.  

For registration, please email Saša Martinek at sasa.martinek@fer.hr.

Registration deadline: August 25, 2023


Participants will learn about new research directions at the intersection of IoT and AI in a series of lectures by international experts and have the opportunity to present their own work in a PhD Forum

  • Meet and interact with world-class scientists from leading EU institutions working in the field of AIoT; 

  • Be inspired by cutting-edge technology in the field of AIoT; 

  • Network with peers working in this field, build your skills for a successful research career and make contacts for possible future research collaborations; 

  • Present your research and receive feedback from academics and highly qualified professionals in the field; 

  • PhD students will receive a certificate of attendance equivalent to up to 3 ECTS credits for participating and fulfilling the AIoTwin Summer School requirements. 


Keynote talks 

  1. Prof. Alexander Artikis (University of Piraeus): Can computers understand what is happening? A Tutorial on Complex Event Recognition 

  1. Prof. Thiemo Voigt (Research Institutes of Sweden RISE): Towards In-body and Battery-free Internet of Things 

  1. Dr. Danh Le-Phuoc (Technische Universität Berlin): Knowledge in Building Perception Systems 

  1. Prof. Petar Šolić (University of Split): IoT Implementation and Alternative Sensing


  1. Dr. Lodovico Giaretta (Research Institutes of Sweden RISE): Tutorial on Decentralized Graph Mining (Gossip Protocols + Graph Representation Learning)  

  1. Dr. Pantelis Frangoudis, Dr. Ilir Murturi (Technische Universität Wien): Orchestration Aspects in Distributed Computing Continuum Systems  

  1. Prof. Mario Kušek (University of Zagreb - Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing): The landscape of IoT protocols - practitioner’s view  

  2. Ivan Čilić and Dr. Petar Krivić (University of Zagreb - Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing): Network emulator IMUNES and edge performance evaluation

​​​​​Tutorials for development of skills 

  1. Prof. Martin Gaedke (Chemnitz University of Technology): The 5 Steps of the PhD Journey - A coaching session for greater clarity, effectiveness, and fulfilment 

  1. Prof. Ivana Podnar Žarko and Prof. Maja Matijašević (University of Zagreb - Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing): Proposal writing and evaluation of collaborative Horizon Europe projects  

Hands-on Workshops 

  1. Thomas Pusztai (Technische Universität Wien, TUW): TUW SLO management framework

  1. Jicheng Yuan and Duc Manh Nguyen (Technische Universität Berlin): Federated Learning for IoT Edge devices 

The final detailed programme is available here

PhD FORUM - Call for Participation

The PhD Forum offers doctoral students the opportunity to present their work and discuss the details of their original contribution with top academics – professors and senior researchers working in the field of IoT and AI - from leading European universities. The aim is also to encourage interaction and networking between doctoral students from different universities. 

Deadline for submission of extrended abstracts is August 25, 2023.

Detailed information on participation is available here


The 1st AIoTwin Summer School will take place on the Educational campus of the St. John’s Fortress, which is one of the famous four mediaeval fortresses in Šibenik, Croatia. FYI. St. Nicholas Fortress is on the World Heritage List by UNESCO. 

Both lecture rooms and accommodation are available on the educational campus. A total of 10 four-bed rooms with bunk beds, a bathroom and a toilet (area 21 m2) are available. The daily room rate (for up to 4 persons) is 125.00 EUR. 

Participation is free of charge. Participants bear their own travel and accommodation costs. 

For further information on accommodation and registration, please email Saša Martinek at sasa.martinek@fer.hr.

Registration deadline: August 25, 2023