Node-RED Con Tokyo 2020

About The Conference

The conference will be held this October as a free digital event experience. The aim is to boost the overall Node-RED based on interaction among Node-RED users, catching up technologies and cases in each field, and sharing the latest information from Global.

  • Keynote Sessions
  • Business Sessions
  • Technical Sessions
  • Networking
  • Location Broadcasting(Online)
  • Date & Time 10th Oct. 2020 1pm - 6pm
  • Speakers 20+ Amazing Speakers
  • Seats unlimited

Why you attend Node-RED Con

If you are interested in Node-RED and are using it, please join us!
This is a conference with lots of information about Node-RED developers, user examples, development tips, and more.

Cool speakers

Members who are active at the forefront when it comes to work with Node-RED. The latest information, activities, and technical sessions are all available.


Good opportunity to communicate

A user community is like a place where users of the same service or product meet. This is your chance to join us.


Global event

This conference will be hosted by the Japanese community, but it will also be attended by speakers and audiences from overseas, which are unique to digital.


Great inspiration

Many experts from various fields will participate.
Why don't you get great inspiration? To get them will be beneficial for you and your work!



The connection between developers is important for open source development. Let's actively interact with other users and developers. You can meet great developers here.


Live in the moment

The attraction of the conference is meeting people with the same purpose. Keep in communicate with participants and organizers even after the event.









Session Schedules

We have two tracks, Business and Technology sessions.
Being digital, you can move between sessions at your convenience.
Session information will be added at any time.

Track A Playback URL
Track B Playback URL

13.00 - 13.10 Opening

Welcome to Node-RED Con Tokyo 2020!!

( Language: Japanese )

13.10 - 13.40 Keynote

The OSS ecosystem that companies carry out in their businesses grows, and in order for companies to use the OSS with peace of mind for a long time, some "devices" are necessary.
As OSS is widely used, many developers will gather in the development community and it will mature as software. And as software matures, it will be used by more companies and attract more developers, which will further evolve the software.
It is important for companies to continue to use the OSS with peace of mind by continuing to run this cycle.
In this session, we will introduce how the OpenJS Foundation and its presiding Linux Foundation are working and driving the OSS growth cycle.
We hope that those who listen to the session will be able to use Node-RED in their business with peace of mind.

( Language: Japanese )

13.45 - 14.05 Breakout

The terms factory IoT and DX have become quite common, but I don't think the specific form and implementation method have yet been established.
At first glance, "retrieving data from a device", which seems easy, cannot be easily achieved at a factory site where various data sources are scattered.
In addition, it is often overlooked to scale the constructed system to other bases.

I will talk about how to overcome such barriers to IoT and DX realization using Node-RED, based on specific examples.
As an example, we will introduce an example of creating a failure prediction system by vibration analysis using a combination of Node-RED and Siemens' cloud-based IoT platform "MindSphere".
This is an example of how even non-IT people could easily build an IoT system and quickly deploy it to other bases.

We also believe that low-code tools like Node-RED will occupy an important position in the factory in the future.
I will explain this based on the keyword "citizen developer".

( Language: Japanese )

14.10 - 14.30 Breakout

As of 2020, as social problems are widespread and globalized due to pandemics caused by the new coronavirus and large-scale disasters caused by abnormal weather, etc., there are limits to the efforts that can be taken in each individual city. Flexible urban cooperation is needed depending on the situation. NEDO/Cabinet Office SIP2 “Wide Area Data Utilization Demonstration by Programmable Federation of Heterogeneous Smart Cities” contract research project conducted in 2019 has a different system architecture from the following perspectives and was proved as "programmable federation infrastructure construction" connected with the city systems operated independently.

What - What do you connect? When - When do you connect? Who - Who makes the decision? Who is the connecting entity? How - How to achieve the above?

This time, Node-RED is used in the How part. The reason why Node-RED was used is to connect "urban systems that have different system architectures and are operated independently". Please feel the flexibility and potential of Node-RED around this area.

( Language: Japanese )

14.35 - 14.55 Breakout

The use of IoT/IT in the manufacturing industry, especially in small and medium-sized production sites, is very late. The reasons for this include the lack of willingness to innovate in the small and medium-sized manufacturing industry, lack of funds, and lack of standardization of processes.However, the development environment for developing extremely diverse and changing applications is The factor of nonexistence is also large. Since there are no IT specialists or production engineers in the small and medium-sized manufacturing industry, it is not possible to develop applications that meet the demands of production sites by themselves, and it is difficult to ask vendors to develop applications because there is no funds.
In the ia-cloud project of the Industrial Automation Forum, we have developed a custom Node that connects sensors and measurement control equipment used in the manufacturing production site, and is completely No Code (without Function Node) manufacturing industry. We have built an environment where you can develop IoT applications. The outline is shown below.
* As a cloud service, mainly ia-cloud promoted by the Industrial Automation Forum (IAF) can be connected to various cloud services.
* Developed a custom node that can use sensor devices and measurement control devices for industrial use that are widely used in production sites with No Code
* Connection node for measurement control equipment such as PLC connected to Modbus, remote I/O, temperature control system
* Mitsubishi Electric programmable controller (PLC) MC protocol, SLMP connection node
* Various EnOcean sensor connection nodes
* Reader connection node for RFID, barcode, etc.
* Node for connecting measuring devices such as calipers and micrometer
* Others will be added sequentially

( Language: Japanese )

15.00 - 15.20 Breakout

I developed IOT System with our LSI and the service is used by our customers. The system consists of cloud, gateway and sensor devices.
Sensor devices send signal to gateway by wireless. Gateway judge the sensor is authorized in system. When the sensor device is authorized, the data is sent to database in cloud. The sensors are registered on the cloud, and there is also a mechanism to synchronize between gateway and cloud immediately. This configuration is very popular in IoT System. The authorization process is not important for proto-typing, but it is required during operation. However, the system of node-red is too complex to realize IoT system quickly.
Basically we are semiconductor company. And our goal is that many companies use our LSI. Then I try to develop new node to combine core library from some nodes.
In my talk, I will show you the first complicated flow and the optimized flow that anyone can use.

( Language: Japanese )

15.45 - 16.05 Breakout

What KNX?
An open facility control protocol standardized by the international standard (IEC 14543). In Europe, many hotels, airports, offices and homes also use this protocol to control the entire equipment such as lighting, air conditioning and crime prevention.

A method to fuse the real space and virtual space that Soceity 5.0 indicates at low cost
Society 5.0 proposes a high degree of fusion of the physical and virtual spaces, but in order to actually achieve that, new investment is required and it is not a slight extension of the existing business. However, using Node-RED and KNX to connect the facilities that will be introduced to the real world to something in the virtual space will greatly reduce barriers to realization.

What you can do with Node-RED and KNX
With Node-RED and KNX, I'll give you an example of what you can do and what you need to do to make it a real business.

( Language: Japanese )

16.10 - 16.30 Breakout

The modern company requires solutions that are able to deliver quickly and cleanly while also emphasising on clarity from the code which can be reusable among other developers within the company. This is where Node-Red comes in; where it can pull the strings from the hardware which we depend on, such as Raspberry Pis, and essentially work to connect different services together, including with the database of the company’s choice. Understanding how this can be made possible is crucial for any company that operates/are looking to operate with Node-RED so that they are able to make the most optimal use with the language.

In this talk, I will discuss how modern company structures are changing, and how it will look like when Node-RED is added into the mix to be a part of core business services. I will cover design patterns with the architecture that will be able to achieve this, while also talking in depth in regards to deployment procedures such as those involving CI/CD pipelines. Alongside this, I will also talk about how monitoring tools from cloud-based platforms such as AWS can be used to monitor the progress of deploying the made service on the cloud and how the business can best make use of the analytics to adapt the service to the environment. This will encourage developers and business owners to incorporate Node-RED into their own businesses.

To support this, I will also go over a case study of one of the projects that I have handled as well. I will talk about issues that I have encountered in different parts of the development of the service. This will also help the audience to see firsthand how the architecture talked about would be applied in a real-life context, and help them think how they can adopt the methodology to their own needs as well. I will also discuss different options for deployment, and show a live demo of how it would look like when it is done.

( Language: English )

16.35 - 16.55 Breakout

Industries from all over the world are converging to a more connected shop floor, using IoT technologies and digital processes. As a Startup specialized in collecting data from machines and manufacturing processes we decided to be part of this revolution.
Our IoT journey started in 2016 when we decided to create our own Industrial IoT device, what we called “ST-One”. That time we wanted to create a device that could communicate with any machine or hardware, with a modular and extensible software. Fortunately Node-RED crossed our journey right at the beginning and we decided to give a try to that promising project. Today we have more than 150 applications running in big industries like Bosch, Renault, Audi, Volkswagen and Mercedes, in countries like Brazil, Mexico, Belgium and Sweden. In this talk we will present what exactly we are doing with Node-RED in all this customers and most importantly, we will reply the main question: is Node-RED suitable for industrial applications? Spoiler alert: Yes.

( Language: English )

17.00 - 17.20 Breakout

No-code development is getting center of attention again
Recently, the topic of "no-code application development" has increased in the general media. While the needs for IT and DX have been accelerating over the past few years, these needs have become explosive and explosive this year. The shortage of professional developers has been pointed out for some time, but it may be a manifestation of the idea that "we can do it ourselves."

Survive this era
It is indispensable to prepare for the future era by dealing with programming in education from an early stage, but now that no-code is attracting attention, Node-RED will be suitable for education in this era.

Three points to keep in mind
There are three points to keep in mind here. If you don't care about anything with no code, you will be in trouble later due to lack of continuity, etc.

- Easy to start
- Easy to understand how to design programing
- High scalability

In this session, we will explain this point with concrete examples.

Who is suitable for this session

- Those who are considering using something as an educational material
- Those who want to utilize their Node-RED skills
- Those who want to teach Node-RED to juniors at companies, schools, etc.
- Those who are interested in what Node-RED is like

( Language: Japanese )

17.30 - 18.00 Keynote

After leading the Node-RED project for 7 years, in this talk Nick O’Leary will look to the future for the project. We have come so far since it started as a simple side-project, but there is still plenty to do. Nick will look at some of the areas the project is already thinking about and share where he sees the project going.

( Language: English )

18.00 - 18.15 Closing

Thank you for attending Node-RED Con Tokyo 2020!

( Language: Japanese )

13.45 - 14.05 Breakout

In many cases, PoC is performed as a preliminary verification when performing image recognition or data analysis. We will explain the best way to use Node-RED by sharing the necessary requirements.

- What is the best prototype?
- Prototype requirements
- Features of Node-RED
- Prototype case sutudy

( Language: Japanese )

14.10 - 14.30 Breakout

It is necessary to develop IoT services once and grow them while operating them, not the end. Enebular, which supports IoT development and operation, can easily create IoT applications with low-code Node-RED, and can practice DevOps from prototype development to the development and operation cycle of production services. Introducing an example of fully utilizing Node-RED to launch an IoT service three times faster than usual.

( Language: Japanese )

14.35 - 14.55 Breakout

With Node-RED, processes such as API integration and data processing can be easily described by combining various nodes, but this is not only for digital data, but also for "things" such as motors and sensors in the real world. You can also combine them. By combining Node-RED with real-world objects, you can get information that you couldn't get before, or you can express yourself in a different way, and the possibilities are even greater. In this session, we will talk about how to integrate Node-RED with the real world, using obniz nodes.

( Language: Japanese )

15.00 - 15.20 Breakout

I will report on how to use Node-RED in education and research at Tokyo City University. At our University, non-science students are using Node-RED to build IoT prototypes and robot systems in a short time. Through that experience, I will consider the effectiveness of Node-RED for university education and research.

( Language: Japanese )

15.45 - 16.05 Breakout

Introducing the development of a custom node for connecting sensors and measurement control equipment used at manufacturing sites in the manufacturing industry, which is used in the activities of the cloud service "ia-cloud" for manufacturing sites promoted by the Industrial Automation Forum.
There are not always people who are familiar with IT at the production sites of small and medium-sized enterprises.
Under such circumstances, we are also holding a hands-on workshop with the concept that people involved in actual production sites can create IoT applications in the manufacturing industry with no code by using Node-RED. We will introduce some ideas for developing sensor nodes and dashboard nodes for the field that are used there.

( Language: Japanese )

16.10 - 16.30 Breakout

What is Web of Things?
- The Web of Things Interest Group / Working Group of the World Wide Web Consortium is making a standardization for IoT interoperability. The Web of Things does not define new platforms or protocols, and standardizes how to connect to IoT devices on existing platforms, information about the device itself, and information about the data it has, for the feature of bridging between IoT platforms.
- The Web of Things was established in 2015 by the Interest Group, and on April 9, 2020, the main document Architecture and Thing Description became the standardized document W3C Recommendation. Currently, they are expanding the standardization contents and popularizing Web of Things compatible systems.

Node Generator and its Web of Things support
- The Web of Things Thing Description describes IoT device information in a machine-readable JSON-LD format. So if an IoT device is described in a Thing Description, we can interpret it and have a clear understanding of how to interact with that IoT device.
- If it can be treated as an abstraction as a node of the IoT device Node-RED described in Thing Description, IoT application development will be easier.
- Node Generetor has a function to create a unique node of Node-RED from the interface definition by Swagger / OpenAPI and the definition of function node. Inspired by this, we expanded the mechanism for generating nodes from Thing Description.
- Not only will the IoT device be accessible, but the Thing Description will also include information about the IoT device and the data that can be obtained, so use that information to display the detailed information of IoT device on the Node-RED help screen. This makes it possible to build an IoT application development environment on only Node-RED.

Examples of using Node-RED within Web of Things standardization
- From the initial stage of standardization, standardization has been promoted by utilizing the low-code characteristics of Node-RED. For example, attempts are being made to quickly create a control program on the IoT device side with Node-RED and perform an interconnection test, or to create a concrete application from an IoT application template with a small number of man-hours.

If you describe Thing Description, you can easily handle IoT devices from Node-RED, so if you are interested in Web of Things, please try it.

( Language: Japanese )

16.35 - 16.55 Breakout

In the first half, we will organize the awareness of issues and introduce the efforts that we feel in the efforts to promote the utilization of digital technology, and in the second half, we will introduce some of the prototype systems that we actually created.

( Language: Japanese )

17.00 - 17.20 Breakout

Development background
My child is in the first grade of elementary school. She goes back home from school at a fixed time every day, but one day she did not come home even after 15 minutes from the fixed time. So I left a meeting, and went looking for her. Actually she just happened to be late watching a bug in a park with her friend, but I can't stop working every time something similar happens. Therefore, I developed a child watching system using Node-RED.

About SORACOM GPS multiunit
SORACOM GPS multiunit has four built-in sensors for "location information (GPS)", "temperature", "humidity", and "acceleration". I have a built-in battery, and can send data anywhere by cellular communication. I will explain about this device that I used to develop the watching system.

Node-RED flow development
I will explain the overview of the watching system. I will introduce the nodes that I used to create the watching system, and flows that I created.
After I show how the watching system works, I will introduce how to create the watching system.

( Language: Japanese )

Amazing Speakers

More luxurious speakers will be added soon!
Are you interested in talking at Node-RED Con Tokyo 2020? please apply now!


Noriaki Fukuyasu

VP of Japan Operations, Linux Foundation Japan

Nick O'Leary

Open Source Developer and Node-RED project lead, IBM

Hiroaki Hashimukai

SMEC, @bridge Consulting/Industrial Automation Forum

Takahiro Nakahata

CEO, Smart Light

Tiago Machado

Engineer, ST-One

Kazuki Nakanishi

Engineer, SORACOM

Masanori Usami

Product development Director, Uhuru

Takuro Yonezawa

Associate professor in Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, Japan

Renaldi Gondosubroto

Founder, GReS Studio

Tetsuji Ishii

IT Engineer, Seino Information Service

Heima Hayashida

Chief Researcher, Nara Prefectural Institute of Industrial Development

Kunihiko Toumura

Research and Development, Hitachi

Ryoichi Obara

Automation Junky

Miyabi Naruoka

SG Corporation

Kohei Kido

Co-Founder, CambrianRobotics

Wataru Yamazaki

DevRel/Product Marketing Manager, Uhuru

Naotaka Saito

Telecommnunication LSI development team, LAPIS Technology

Seita Koike

Tokyo City University  Professor

Masaharu Niizawa

Solution Architect, Information Services International-Dentsu

Atsushi Kojo

CTO, Uhuru

Seigo Tanaka

CEO, 1ft Seabass


Special thanks!!


They are behind the conference!

Atsushi Kojo

CTO, Uhuru

Seigo Tanaka

CEO, 1ft Seabass

Kazuhito Yokoi

Software Engineer, Hitachi, Ltd.

Kazumi Ohira

Software Engineer, Freelance

Kazutoshi Uetsuhara

Software Engineer, Studio BROS

Rina Nagai

IT Engineer

Taiji Hagino

Sr. Developer Advocate, IBM

Kazuma Shirai

Researcher, Phone Appli

Tatsuya Kobayashi

Section director, Japan System Laboratory

Ayachika Kitazaki

SRE, Softbank Corp.

Daichi Kakimoto

IT Engineer

Tomohiro Nakajima

IT Engineer

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