Very Large Internet of Things (VLIoT 2017)

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International Workshop on
Very Large Internet of Things (VLIoT 2017)
in conjunction with the 2017 VLDB Conference in Munich, Germany
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The International Workshop on Very Large Internet of Things (VLIoT 2017)

In conjunction with VLDB 2017

Aims of the Workshop

An increasing number of real-world objects are becoming accessible and manageable through the Internet. According to CISCO, the number of these devices will reach 50 billion by 2020, forming a very large Internet of Things (VLIoT). This massive number of "smart" objects will cooperate with each other, have their own metadata, and may continuously produce new data (in form of events, sensor data, or actuator states). Data management will be a major challenge in the very large Internet of Things. Hence, efficient IoT infrastructure and technologies must be developed to handle masses of IoT data with high performance. This will include: new techniques to filter and store relevant data; efficient replication approaches for objects with constrained resources in order to increase availability and durability; new protocols for voting about decisions among objects; and smooth integration of heterogeneous objects.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together academic researchers and industry practitioners working in the field of IoT and to allow them to report and exchange their findings addressing these challenges. This workshop also intends to discuss other closely-related technologies such as Nanotechnology, Fog-, Edge-, and Dew-Computing for IoT. The ideas of Fog, Edge and Dew Computing may indeed solve or attenuate the problems of a very large Internet of Things (w.r.t. performance, energy-efficiency, as well as security and privacy aspects).

Types of Papers

The workshop welcomes contributions describing original ideas, promising new concepts, and practical experience. In particular, we solicit papers of different types:

  • Research Papers proposing new approaches, theories or techniques related to Internet of Things, including new data structures, algorithms, whole systems, and frameworks. They should make substantial theoretical and empirical contributions to the research field.

  • Experiments and Analysis Papers focusing on the experimental evaluation of existing approaches including data structures and algorithms for Internet of Things and bring new insights through the analysis of these experiments. Results of experiments and analysis papers can be, for example, showing benefits of well-known approaches in new settings and environments, opening new research problems by demonstrating unexpected behavior or phenomena, or comparing a set of traditional approaches in an experimental survey.

  • Application Papers reporting practical experiences on Internet of Things applications. Application papers might describe specific application domains in the IoT such as smart homes/offices/cities, continuous health care, waste management, emergency response, intelligent response, and Industry 4.0.

  • Vision Papers identifying emerging or future research issues and directions, and describing new research visions in the IoT area that may have a great impact on our society.

Topics of Interest

We welcome papers on the following and other relevant topics:

  • Semantic IoT
  • Privacy-by-design and security-by-design in IoT
  • System architectures for IoT, e.g.

    • things-centric,
    • data-centric,
    • event-centric, and
    • service-centric.

  • IoT applications including:

    • smart homes/offices/cities,
    • waste management,
    • health care,
    • emergency response, and
    • intelligent shopping.

  • Nano Technology including:

    • Nano Networks,
    • Nano communication,
    • Nano applications,
    • Nano computing, and
    • Internet of Nano Things.

  • IoT programming toolkits and frameworks
  • IoT prototypes and evaluation test-beds
  • IoT data mining and analytics
  • IoT management and interoperability
  • Management of IoT streams
  • Enabling technologies and standards for the IoT
  • Spatial and temporal reasoning for IoT
  • Sustainability of IoT platforms, e.g. business models for deployment and maintenance
  • Societal challenges and IoT, e.g. urban planning and decision making tools
  • Ownership of data in IoT scenarios
  • Fog, Edge and Dew Computing for IoT
  • IoT benchmarks and performance measurement
  • Indexing and search in IoT environments
  • IoT transactions, concurrency control and recovery
  • Hardware accelerators and energy savers for IoT applications and core infrastructure
  • IoT discovery of devices, services and data

Important Dates

Time Schedule
Submission (extended): May 5, 2017
Notification: May 22, 2017
Workshop: August 28, 2017

Diversity Considerations of the Program Committee

We have currently recruited 21 PC members and chairs listed below who are experts in the topics of interest of our workshop. The current PC members and chairs are selected from 12 nations all over the world as shown also by the map below. While most PC members are from academia, we have 2 experts also from industry (10%). 3 of the PC members and chairs are women (14%).

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Program Committee Chairs

Program Committee

  • Whai-En Chen, National Ilan University, Taiwan
  • Jérôme Darmont, Université Lumière Lyon 2, France
  • Mirian Halfeld Ferrari, Université d' Orléans, France
  • Andrew Hudson-Smith, University College London, UK
  • Abdessamad Imine, INRIA-LORIA Nancy Grand-Est, France
  • Peiquan Jin, University of Science and Technology of China, China
  • Verena Kantere, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Abdelmajid Khelil, Landshut University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Jan Lindström, MariaDB Corporation, Finland
  • Uden Lorna, Staffordshire University, UK
  • Pericles Loucopoulos, The University of Manchester, UK
  • Riccardo Martoglia, University di Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Cédric du Mouza, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, France
  • Luis Muñoz, University of Cantabria, Spain
  • Elaheh Pourabbas, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
  • Sherif Sakr, School of Computer Science and Engineering University of New South Wales, Australia, and King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Saudi Arabia
  • Klaus-Dieter Schewe, Johannes-Kepler-Universität Linz, Austria
  • Mu-Chun Su, National Central University, Taiwan
  • Marco Vieira, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Evaluation of Papers

To verify the originality of submissions, we will use Plagiarism Detection Tools to check the content of the submitted manuscripts against previous publications.

Papers will be evaluated according to the following aspects:

  • Relevance to the Workshop
  • Novelty and practical impact
  • Technical soundness
  • Appropriateness and adequacy of:
    • Literature review
    • Background discussion
    • Analysis of issues
  • Presentation, including:
    • Overall organization and structure
    • Correctness of English language
    • Readability

Accepted Papers

  • Hannes Grunert, Andreas Heuer:
    Rewriting Complex Queries from Cloud to Fog under Capability Constraints to Protect the Users’ Privacy
    Publication
  • Michele Ruta, Floriano Scioscia, Saverio Ieva, Giovanna Capurso, Eugenio Di Sciascio:
    Semantic Blockchain to improve scalability in the Internet of Things
    Publication
  • Adhithya Balasubramanian, Sumi Helal, Yi Xu:
    Latency Optimization in Large-Scale Cloud-Sensor Systems
    Publication
  • Igor Miladinovic, Sigrid Schefer-Wenzl:
    A Highly Scalable IoT Architecture through Network Function Virtualization
    Publication
  • István Hegedűs, Mark Jelasity:
    Differentially Private Linear Models for Gossip Learning through Data Perturbation
    Publication
  • Vladimir Zadorozhny, Prashant Krishnamurthy, Mai Abdelhakim, Konstantinos Pelechrinis, Jiawei Xu:
    Data Credence in IoT: Vision and Challenges
    Publication
  • Muhammad Intizar Ali, Pankesh Patel, Soumya Kanti Datta, Amelie Gyrard:
    Multi-layer Cross-Domain Reasoning over Distributed Autonomous IoT Applicaitons
    Publication
  • Cintia Borges Margi, Renan C. A. Alves, Johanna Sepulveda:
    Sensing as a Service: secure wireless sensor network infrastructure sharing for the Internet of Things
    Publication
  • Tommy Sparber, Carlo Alberto Boano, Salil S. Kanhere, Kay Römer:
    Mitigating Radio Interference in Large IoT Networks through Dynamic CCA Adjustment
    Publication
  • Johannes Kroß, Sebastian Voss, Helmut Krcmar:
    Towards a Model-driven Performance Prediction Approach for Internet of Things Architectures
    Publication

Program

Session 1 (Welcome, Keynote and Large-Scale Cloud-Sensor Systems)

Time Type Description
8:30: welcome Workshop Chairs:
Short Welcome (First Edition of the Very Large Internet of Things Workshop (VLIoT))
Editorial
8:35: keynote Marco Zimmerling (TU Dresden):
Networking and Systems Challenges for the Internet of Things
Abstract:

Wirelessly networked sensors, actuators, and computing elements are increasingly being brought to bear on societal-scale problems ranging from disaster response and personalized medicine to precision agriculture and intelligent transportation. Often referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT) or Cyber-physical Systems (CPS), these networks are embedded in the environment for monitoring and controlling physical processes.

In this talk, I will begin by illustrating some of the opportunities and challenges of these emerging systems using a real-world application scenario. I will highlight how we tackle the challenge of wirelessly networking the IoT devices in a predictable and adaptive, yet highly efficient manner. At the core of our solution is a disruptive communication paradigm we conceived, synchronous transmissions, that allowed us to build a wireless bus that abstracts a complex multi-hop wireless network as a single entity with known properties and predictable behavior. Besides its superior performance and reliability compared with state-of-the-art solutions, I will show that the broadcast communication model of the wireless bus enables applying concepts from classical distributed computing and embedded systems to provide functionality and formally proven guarantees previously thought impossible. I will conclude with perspectives on open IoT networking and systems challenges to support some of tomorrow’s most important applications.

Bio: Marco Zimmerling heads the Networked Embedded Systems Group at TU Dresden, Germany, since November 2015. He holds a PhD in Computer Engineering (2015) from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and a Diploma in Computer Science (2009) from TU Dresden. For writing his Diploma thesis he spent seven months in Sweden, collaborating with SICS Swedish ICT and Uppsala University. In 2006 he did a six-month internship at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, NY, USA. His research interests revolve around embedded systems and wireless networking. Overall, his research aims at building predictable, adaptive, and efficient networked wireless systems that can power future Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and the Internet of Things (IoT). His work has been recognized through several prestigious awards, including the 2015 ACM SIGBED Paul Caspi Memorial Dissertation Award, the 2016 EDAA Outstanding Dissertation Award, and Best Paper Awards at ACM SenSys 2013 and ACM/IEEE IPSN 2011, the two flagship conferences in the area of networked embedded systems. More info at https://wwwpub.zih.tu-dresden.de/~mzimmerl/
9:30: paper Adhithya Balasubramanian, Sumi Helal, Yi Xu:
Latency Optimization in Large-Scale Cloud-Sensor Systems
Publication
10:00: break Coffee Break

Session 2 (Security and Privacy)

Time Type Description
10:30: paper Hannes Grunert, Andreas Heuer:
Rewriting Complex Queries from Cloud to Fog under Capability Constraints to Protect the Users’ Privacy
Publication
11:00: paper Michele Ruta, Floriano Scioscia, Saverio Ieva, Giovanna Capurso, Eugenio Di Sciascio:
Semantic Blockchain to improve scalability in the Internet of Things
Publication
11:30: paper István Hegedűs, Mark Jelasity:
Differentially Private Linear Models for Gossip Learning through Data Perturbation
Publication
12:00: lunch Lunch Break

Session 3 (IoT Architectures and Protocols)

Time Type Description
13:30: paper Muhammad Intizar Ali, Pankesh Patel, Soumya Kanti Datta, Amelie Gyrard:
Multi-layer Cross-Domain Reasoning over Distributed Autonomous IoT Applicaitons
Publication
14:00: paper Cintia Borges Margi, Renan C. A. Alves, Johanna Sepulveda:
Sensing as a Service: secure wireless sensor network infrastructure sharing for the Internet of Things
Publication
14:30: paper Tommy Sparber, Carlo Alberto Boano, Salil S. Kanhere, Kay Römer:
Mitigating Radio Interference in Large IoT Networks through Dynamic CCA Adjustment
Publication
15:00: break Coffee Break

Session 4 (Vision Papers)

Time Type Description
15:30: paper Vladimir Zadorozhny, Prashant Krishnamurthy, Mai Abdelhakim, Konstantinos Pelechrinis, Jiawei Xu:
Data Credence in IoT: Vision and Challenges
Publication
16:00: paper Igor Miladinovic, Sigrid Schefer-Wenzl:
A Highly Scalable IoT Architecture through Network Function Virtualization
Publication
16:30: paper Johannes Kroß, Sebastian Voss, Helmut Krcmar:
Towards a Model-driven Performance Prediction Approach for Internet of Things Architectures
Publication
17:00: break End of Workshop

Manuscript Preparation

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers that are not being considered for publication in any other forum.

Accepted papers will be published online in the Open Journal of Internet of Things (OJIOT). OJIOT is an open access journal, and the proceedings will hence be highly visible to all interested readers. Each paper will receive an URN ensuring long-term preservation, long-time accessibility and availability.

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically as PDF files using this webpage and be formatted using the word or latex templates of the Open Journal of Internet of Things (OJIOT). Research papers as well as experiments and analysis papers should have between 6 and 15 pages, application papers between 6 and 12 pages and vision papers between 4 and 12 pages.

It is expected that at least one author of an accepted paper registers to the workshop and presents the contributions. Additionally an open-access publication fee for each accepted paper is to be paid to the Open Journal of Internet of Things (OJIOT).

Submission

The submission is currently closed. Please check our Important Dates page.

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