Welcome to the 1st PHYSICS Hackathon!

PHYSICS, an EU-funded project under the H2020 program, is developing a toolkit based on the FaaS paradigm. It aims to provide an exciting opportunity for IoT enthusiasts and cybersecurity experts to use PHYSICS testbed to design and develop runtime solutions, opening the door to further high-level research on this topic, or to assess the security and performance level and suggest tailored solutions. The hackathon consists of three challenges, one related to runtime orchestration, one to secured platforms and one to investigating performance issues of FaaS platforms.

About the challenges

The runtime challenge is looking for applications consuming FaaS functions, available at the PHYSICS testbed or developed specifically for the application, integrating external solutions that allow the orchestration of these functions during runtime for executing the application workflow.

The security challenge looks for an evaluation of the platform vulnerabilities as well as the proposal of easy solutions to be implemented.

The performance challenge looks for the usage of PHYSICS-produced load generators and performance monitors in order to detect performance issues of executed functions as well as enable the mitigation of them through relevant corrective actions.


What to Submit

At the end of the hackathon, participants will share (via Drive) their code (only for the runtime and performance challenges) and a short presentation (for the three challenges) to introduce their idea so it can be evaluated by the judges.

Additionally, those wanting to promote their participation in the hackathon are invited to short a short pitch video (1-2 minutes) that will be shared through PHYSICS channels.


Hackathon Sponsors


500 in prizes

Runtime winner

Performance winner

Security winner

Top winner

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Fabrizio Di Peppo

Fabrizio Di Peppo

Georgios Kousiouris

Georgios Kousiouris

Lara López

Lara López

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Quality
    Max. points: 50 – Technical quality of the solution, including design and correctness of operation.
  • Innovation and Applicability
    Max. points: 30 – Novelty of the proposed solution, problems solved and integration with PHYSICS
  • Business Potential
    Max. points: 20 – Business perspective of the proposed solution

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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