3rd Workshop on Convergent Internet of Things (C-IoT)

24 May 2018 09:00 - 24 May 2018 17:00

2345 McGee St, Kansas City, MO

3rd Workshop on ** Convergent Internet of Things (C-IoT) **

Held in conjunction with: IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC’18)

May 24, 2018
Kansas City, MO, USA

Website: icc2018.ieee-icc.org/workshop/3rd-workshop-convergent-internet-things-c-iot
Short URL: tinyurl.com/y9wgtlq2

The potential impact of IoT has advanced from a dream, to a marketing cliché, to a reality with fierce industrial (and academic) proliferation. Despite earlier efforts to introduce IoT as a platform for connecting billions of devices, the realisations today (over dozens of companies) are far from interoperable. A truly scalable IoT has to meet four conditions that are thus far unachievable under proprietary IoT solutions: 1) It has to tap into the significant resources of billions of networked devices that are readily available, dispersed, operational but mostly untapped. 2) It has to expand in scalable operation through uniform policy management that enforces synergetic operation between IoT entities and encourages cooperation, 3) It must maintain a clear decoupling between data providers and their identities to encourage users to provide data with realizable incentive schemes, and 4) resources pooled from heterogeneous devices should be uniformly evaluated for Quality and Value to yield a clearly calibrated spectrum of services which are based on resources and their profiles, rather than producers and their own proprietaries. These directions will transcend elastic definitions of connectivity, to a convergent paradigm that encourages all connected devices to turn into pro-active prosumers in a new economy of interaction and possibilities.
In its 3rd iteration, this workshop will build on its success to address challenges in realizing a scalable and inherently heterogeneous IoT, and solicit novel solutions to functional elasticity and spatial scalability. Today, most industrial contenders (IBM, CISCO, Jasper, HP, Google, EVRYTHNG, etc.) are advocating for their versions of IoT (e.g., Smarter Planet, IoEverything, Brillo, etc.), while mainstream research efforts address singular views of scalable sensing, massive RFID-based identification, and other topological remedies to handle the ensuing Big Data communication and sense-making processes.

We invite original contributions that address an integrated and systems-wide vision of IoT infrastructures, encompassing collaboration and cooperation schemes, to ensure maximal utility of ubiquitously accessible smart resources. We strongly encourage results from industry and academia, and solicit research that facilitates functional scalability for a truly survivable version of IoT. We seek original contributions that have neither been previously published nor currently under review. Authors can submit full papers (up to 6 pages) that describe complete work in a self-contained manner with the intent to deliver an oral presentation. All accepted submissions will be published in the ICC’18 proceedings and the ieeeXplore portal.

Areas/Topics of interest:

• Data and organization Interoperability challenges in IoT systems
• Convergent paradigms in the Internet of Things
• Quality of Information pruning for crowd-solicited data in heterogeneous IoT
• Resource identification & discovery in heterogeneous IoT
• Ad hoc resource management and profiling in the IoT
• IoT System-level Interoperability challenges
• Resource sharing and actuation conflicts resolution
• Crowd-solicited IoT proliferation
• Device-2-Device interaction across application domains
• IoT systems collaboration and cooperation mechanisms
• Convergent services on malleable IoT infrastructures (e.g. based on Information/data planes)
• IoT edge analytics (Fog / Cloudlet / Cloud)
• Infrastructure-less IoT survivability
• On-demand distributed IoT service management
• Beyond IPv6 Connectivity for on-demand IoT
• IoT service orchestration and scheduling
• Innovative IoT incentive schemes
• Industrial IoT – Value creation and challenges
• Non-proprietary standardization frameworks for heterogeneous IoT
• Legal and governance frameworks for IoT regulation

Workshop Co-Chairs:
General Chair:
— Maurizio Dècina – Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Program Chairs:
— Sharief Oteafy – DePaul University, USA
— Mervat Abu-Elkheir – Mansoura University, Egypt

Important Dates
Paper Submission: 3 January 2018
Notification Date: 21 February 2018
Final Paper: 5 March 2018

We seek original contributions that have neither been previously published or currently under review. Authors can submit a full paper (up to 6 pages) that describes complete works in a self-contained manner with the intent to give an oral presentation.
For style and submission guidelines, kindly refer to the author instructions available on the IEEE ICC 2018 website: