Workshop | IoT approaches for distributed computing, communications and new applications
The 15th International Conference on Mobile Systems and Pervasive Computing
August 13-15, 2018, Gran Canaria, Spain
WORKSHOP ON IoT approaches for distributed computing, communications and new applications
Call for Papers
21.000 million devices will be connected to the Internet by 2021, and 16.000 of them will be part of the Internet of Things. The usage of manifold connected sensors (temperature, humidity, pressure, vibration, air quality, etc.) in different fields (plants, animals, geological phenomena, cities, homes, etc.) will enable the collection of a vast amount of data subsequently transformed into information and knowledge. However, such a knowledge creation process cannot be handled in a totally centralized way and must be combined with distributed computing so that information transmitted is reduced by sharing the processing load among devices. In traditional distributed computing, shared processing is enabled by additional hardware architectures that have to satisfy higher processing capabilities while ensuring lower power consumption.
The distinct characteristics of IoT technologies require a more intricate trade-off communication vs computation. In particular, large number of sensors and QoS strict requirements demand new distributed techniques. As the sensor volume grows, infrastructures for IoT distributed computing must include nodes close to the edge that facilitate data analysis for a cluster of sensors. They must also perform edge analytics to reduce the data sent to the core from high-frequency readings and decrease the bandwidth needed. Finally, they must guarantee that customer experience is not compromised, which requires new robust techniques with strict QoS and latency requirements. The emerging paradigm of fog computing enables to meet these requirements by moving storage and compute services to the network edge or even to the end devices (e.g., to a data hub or to a smart access point).
Consequently, IoT deployments require: new abstraction or multi-agent approaches to distribute tasks among edges and cloud; new techniques and communication standards for sharing information to increase spectrum efficiency while keeping data consistency and availability; and new meta-data, policies, and hardware/software capabilities to aid fog-orchestration in distributed databases.
The aim of this workshop is to provide state-of-the-art solutions tackling the mentioned IoT distributed computing problems. High quality research papers as well as contributions from industry that are not yet published or under review are welcomed.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Distributed information fusion in IoT networks
Distributed sensing and data gathering for IoT
Computational complexity reduction approaches for IoT
Load balancing among edge and cloud nodes for large IoT deployments
Edge analytics for data and bandwidth reduction
Multi-agent systems for IoT distributed computing
Hardware architectures for embedded distributed computing
Energy harvesting for IoT distributed computing
Battery efficient IoT devices
New communications standards for sharing information and increasing spectrum efficiency
Performance bounds for distributed computing
Virtualization of edge devices
Applications of IoT that combine edge and cloud resources
New sectors of application for IoT solutions (Industry 4.0, Agriculture, eHealth…)
Synergies between IoT and other disruptive technologies (Blockchain, SmartData, AI…)
Sumitted technical papers must be no longer than 8 pages including all figures, tables and references.
Authors are requested to submit their papers alectronically in PDF format using easychair.org
All accepted papers will be scheduled for oral presentations and will be printed in the conference proceedings published by Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia Computer Science series (on-line). At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and attend the conference to present the work.
Dr. Santiago Mazuelas Basque Center for Applied Mathematics
Dr. Abbes Amira Qatar University
Dr. Vicente-Julián Inglada Valencia University of Technology
Dr. Javier Bajo Polytechnical University of Madrid
Dra. Sara Rodríguez University of Salamanca
Dr. Soumya Prakash Rana London South Bank University
Dr. Pablo Chamoso University of Salamanca
Dr. Carlos Ramos Politécnico do Porto
Dr. Sigeru Omatu Osaka Institute of Technology
Dr. Juan Manuel Corchado
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