Activity description

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a fast-growing technology where smart devices, such as environmental sensors, medical monitors, smart house gadgets, and industrial sensors, interact with the environment, building cyber-physical applications. Moreover, developers are increasingly implementing applications by adopting containerization technologies, like the Docker platform. Docker is an open platform for container-based virtualization and offers the most well-known containerization ecosystem. Specifically, docker containers are a lightweight virtualization solution that developers can use to quickly design, test, deploy, and update applications. The ability of docker containers to run almost anywhere, even on IoT devices, makes the combination of containers and IoT devices a common practice in the industrial IoT applications.

In this event, we will introduce IoT technologies and respective IoT applications to the audience. Then, we will provide a hands-on tutorial for the Docker ecosystem and how one can implement containerized applications. Our tutorial will provide information about docker image creation, lifecycle of a container including properties introduction like environmental variables, files and folders injection to the execution environment, network port forwarding, and a basic introduction of docker-compose files. Then, in the first part of the hackathon, the participants will utilize an already created example of an IoT application in order to extend it, build the respective docker image, run it on top of real IoT devices (raspberry Pis) and process data from real sensors (e.g., cameras, sonar sensors, etc.). The second and final step of the hackathon will include the deployment of the application via RAINBOW platform and performing a simple task on it (e.g., extraction of custom metrics or a scaling action).


Who can participate?

Bachelor, Master and PhD students with a basic knowledge of coding (in Python) and Linux OS.

Participants takeaways:

IoT technologies and applications introduction, Docker Ecosystem familiarization, RAINBOW platform training

When and where?

The activity will take place on Saturday 3/12/2022 from 09:45 am to 14:45 pm at the premises of the Department of Computer Science in Nicosia.


09:45 – 10:00Welcome message
10:00 – 10:30Introduction to IoT and Applications
10:30 – 10:45Coffee Break (included)
10:45 – 12:15Docker hands-on Tutorial (Bring your own laptops)
12:15 – 13:00Application deployment on raspberry Pis –
Hackathon part 1
13:00 – 14:00Lunch Break (included)
14:00 – 14:30Application deployment via RAINBOW platform –
Hackathon part 2
14:30 – 14:45Closing

There will be gifts and certification of attendance to all participants. Moreover, the team with the best implementation will take a certification of winning.

In advance registration is required at:

Contact person:

Moysis Symeonides –>


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