Masterclass for oneM2M Developers and Smart City Hackathon, 9-10 January 2020

Call for Participants for
Masterclass for oneM2M Developers
Smart Panaji Hackathon
9-10 January, 2020
BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus


Theme of the Hackathon: Smart Solutions for a Smart City – Smart City Applications for Imagine Panaji Smart City Development Limited, the Smart City of Panaji, Goa.

Background: Imagine Panaji Smart City Development Limited (IPSCDL), the Special Purpose Vehicle of the Government of Goa, mandated for the implementation of the flagship Smart Cities Mission of the Government of India, in Panaji, Goa calls for participation from Smart Citizens (youth of all ages and gender) to be partners in the development process of the Smart City, by developing Smart Solutions to local challenges.

One of the key features of the Smart City as envisioned by the Government of India is the application of Smart Solutions which will involve the use of data and information and innovative application of technology for the provision of better infrastructure and urban services for the improvement of the Quality of Life of citizens. The aim of the Smart Panaji Hackathon is to bring together representatives from the ‘quadruple helix’ and utilise the concept of Open Innovation to address various challenges of urbanisation in the Smart City. This hackathon seeks to showcase the innovation ability of developers in the field of IoT based products and services as applicable for a smart city.

To promote open innovation, the capacity building of the developers’ community is key. Master Classes and Hackathon series is a flagship initiative to enable the developer community and startup community to look at local problems and produce interoperable global solutions. The India EU ICT Standard Collaboration Project promotes collaboration for creation of interoperable standards that provide a good return on investment on tax payers’ money and enabling open innovation.

Challenge Organisers and Partners

Imagine Panaji Smart City Development Limited

India EU cooperation on ICT standardisation

BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus

The Institution of Engineers (India) Goa State Centre

First Round- Shortlisting Phase: submission closed

Who Can Apply: Developers of IoT applications (students, startups, faculty and research organisations)

Cost: Free of charge. (Limited seats).

Important Information: We will not be paying for travel or boarding of teams. We will only provide food and technical support during the two days. So, participants have to make their own arrangements for boarding and lodging.

Shortlisting Criteria: Shortlisting based on this online application. Preference shall be for applicants who have advance knowledge of computer programming and building IoT applications. 

List of Selected Teams

Tentative Schedule of the Hackathon

9th January, 2020 – Day 1
Time Activity
08:30 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 10:00 Inauguration of Master Class
10:00 – 10:15 Tutorial Opening
10:15 – 11:00 General presentation of oneM2M standard – S. Medjiah
11:00 – 11:30 Eclipse OM2M: an open-source oneM2M-compliant IoT platform – S. Medjiah
11:30 – 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 – 12:30 Eclipse OM2M: Interaction with OM2M platform (practice) – S. Medjiah
12:30 – 13:00 Configuration of an IoT device: NodeMCU (practice) – S. Medjiah
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:45 Integration of an IoT device into OM2M platform through oneM2M (practice) – S. Medjiah
15:45 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:00 Fast prototyping of complex IoT applications (practice) – S. Medjiah

Topics to be Covered in the Master Class


Candidates are mandatory required to complete the linked online course prior to the submission deadline.

Recorded Webinar for Shortlisted Teams:

Link of Presentation given by Mr Suraj:

10th January 2020 – Day 2
8:30 – 9:30 Registration and Opening
9:30 – 12:30 Solutions Development
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Solutions Development
15:00 Deadline for Submission
15:00-16:00 Technical Evaluation
16:00-18:00 Final Evaluation
18:00-18:30 Announcement of Winners


Main Jury

  • Mr. Basavaraj Pujari, Imagine Panaji Smart City
  • Ms Henriette Faergemann, EU Delegation
  • Mr Vaman Gaitonde, IEI Goa Chapter
  • Dr Sarang Dhongdi, BITS Pilani
  • Dr. A. Paventhan, Director, ERNET India

Technical Jury

  • Ms K R Anupama, BITS Pilani
  • Mr Samir Medjiah, LAAS CNRS
  • Mr Thierry Monteil, LAAS CNRS

Evaluation Criteria

Of the overall evaluation. In the first technical evaluation, implementation of oneM2M in your solution will be done out of 60 marks. In the second round of evaluation out of 40 marks,  20 marks would be given on the relevance/viability of your proposal, 10 marks each on the impact and affordability of your solution. 

Prize : All participants/teams will receive a certificate from the organizers. A fully paid trip to a startup event in Europe for the winning team.

April 2019 Winning Team Testimonial:

Intellectual Property Policy:

Participation in this hackathon does not modify, transfer, or affect the title, right, or ownership of any existing copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade names, logos, or other intellectual property in any solution presented. All rights remain the exclusive property of the party concerned and / or participant.

However, the organisers along with its stakeholders reserves the right to use the proposed solution in advertising and promoting its activities. By submitting the application, each participant agrees that the photos, videos etc captured during the event by the organisers will become the property of the organisers and the details such as the participant’s name, photo or video may be used for any advertising or promotional activities without royalties or payment.

Choose your Challenge

Choose one challenge area that you want to target.

Smart Environment Challenge

Theme: Water, Air Quality and Pollution Monitoring

The water in a Creek is becoming increasingly polluted due to the discharge of raw sewerage into it. The residents along the water body are highly affected by the water and vector borne disease and the pervasive smell. The authorities are unable to pinpoint the source of pollution to initiate action. How can IoT devises help?

Expected Outcome: A prototype that helps to improve the environment using relevant databases (Water, Air etc).

Smart Mobility Challenge

Theme: Transportation and Mobility

The heritage core of a city is a major centre of local commerce as well as a hub of tourist activities. The narrow streets are becoming increasingly congested due to the traffic and the availability of parking is far lower than the demand. How can the paradigm of IoT help to transform a heritage city suffering under traffic woes and transform it into a Smart City? 

Expected Outcome: A prototype that that improves transportation, mobility, parking etc. 

Smart Resilience Challenge

Theme: Climate Change and Disaster Management

A costal city is highly vulnerable to climatic shocks including cyclone and rainfall flooding and stresses including coastal flooding and coastal erosion. Resources – Human, Economic, Cultural and Ecological are at risk of disastrous consequences of climate change. How can IoT adapt to and address climate change? 

Expected Outcome: A prototype that helps to develop Climate Smart and Resilient Smart City.

Smart Buildings Challenge

Theme: Energy Efficiency in Smart Buildings

Patients at a Hospital complain of discomfort that the night time temperature of the Air Conditioning is too cold. The AC temperature is set at 20 degrees. The hospital then installs an IoT based intelligent energy management system which sensors that collect realtime temperature data and automatically optimises the internal environment to improve occupants comfort by adjusting the Air Conditioning temperature as per the outside temperature. The hospital now consumes less electricity and saves a few lakhs rupees in energy bills. Could there be other similar insights for cost savings that IoT devices can bring in Buildings?

Expected Outcome: A prototype that helps to improve energy efficiency in buildings and helps to make the city energy Smart.

Supporting Organisations