IEEE 5th World Forum on Internet of Things
15-18 April 2019 – Limerick, Ireland


WS1-Business Model Innovation (BMI) and Sustainability in IoT (Withdrawn)
WS2-The Fourth IEEE International Workshop on Security and Privacy for Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems (IoT/CPS-Security 2019)
WS3-IoT-Health 2019: IRACON Second International Workshop on IoT Enabling Technologies in Healthcare (Withdrawn)
WS4-2nd Workshop on Blockchain Based Secure Trust Environment Model for Internet of Things (B-STEM-IoT-2019)
WS5-MEMS for an Automated Society
WS6-IoT Computing Architectures – The Ubiquitous Edge from Pi to Cloud
WS7-4th Edition of Globe-IoT 2019 Towards Global Interoperability Among IoT Systems
WS8-The 1st Workshop on Emerging Technologies and Trends in Engineering Low-Power Networks (NewNets 2019)
WS9-IoT Threat Modeling
WS10-Fog and Edge Computing in Internet of Things
WS11-Embedded AI and IoT
WS12-First Workshop on Internet of Things for Transportation and Logistics (IoTTL)

WS2-The Fourth IEEE International Workshop on Security and Privacy for Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems (IoT/CPS-Security 2019)

Prof. Houbing Song, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
Prof. Anastasios A. Economides, University of Macedonia, Greece
Prof. Minho Jo, Korea University, Korea
Prof. Qinghe Du, Xi’an Jiaotong University, P.R. China

Description: Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are engineered systems that are built from, and depend upon, the seamless integration of computational algorithms and distributed physical components. Internet of Things (IoT) is the networking infrastructure of CPS. Trillions of network-connected objects are expected to emerge in the global network around 2020. Cybersecurity and privacy has emerged as a major concern as a human rights issue, a commercial concern, and a national security issue affecting infrastructure, health services and safety. Modern CPS incorporate components from different providers using explicit interface standards that specify communication protocols. The trend towards distribution has recently accelerated as these systems have been employing the IoT as a backbone. The integrity and reliability of communications and networking are critical for security and privacy for IoT and CPS. This is why hosting the workshop at IEEE WF-IoT 2019. Potential contributors include industry professionals, scientists, academics and government officials committed to advancing communications and networking research to address cybersecurity and privacy challenges.

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WS4-2nd Workshop on Blockchain Based Secure Trust Environment Model for Internet of Things (B-STEM-IoT-2019)

Dr. Madhusudan Singh, Yonsei Institute of Convergence Technology & Yonsei University, Korea
Prof. Shiho Kim, Yonsei University, Korea

Description: The workshop aims to foster discussion on Blockchain Technology related problem and solutions, security standardization for the Internet of Things and discuss security for Infrastructure of resources constraints application such as Healthcare, Intelligent Communications, Vehicular communication etc. We need to identify the data management know the security requirements needed during the design and development of the Internet of Things. Therefore it aims to investigate security, standardization, security method and process for resources constraints communication channels. This workshop invites contribution to IoT security ranging from connected devices and resource constraints environment, network theoretic analysis to security design and experimentation. To work with IoT and connected devices environment and concentrate on research work on Security, Cryptography Embedded security, hardware security for the Internet of Things.

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WS5-MEMS for an Automated Society

Mr. Patrick French, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Description: This one day workshop will show how modern MEMS devices play an essential role in our safety and our automated society. Micro-electrical-mechanical systems (MEMS) are integrated into lives from mobile phones to cars and aircraft. They are also widely used for communication, and switches. The workshop will cover all aspect of MEMS from technology to integration and systems. This will enable researchers from all aspects of MEMS development to come together and understand each other’s needs. This is the right time to start such an initiative. As systems become more complex, and also more autonomous, the MEMS community is become more closely connected with IoT. The workshop will have two-three invited speakers, as leaders in the field and submitted contributions. One of these invited speakers will be more directed towards systems. This is be part of the bridge between the MEMS community and IoT. There will also be a panel discussion in which a number of propositions will be given to the panel and the audience encouraged to participate fully.

Call for Papers for this Workshop

As systems become more complicated and autonomous, the MEMS/microsystems community is coming increasingly in contact with the IoT community. For this reason we are organizing a workshop as part of the IoT conference in Limerick, Rep. of Ireland 15-18 April 2019. Being part of the IoT conference will allow participants to meet researchers across the field from technology to internet communication. Abstracts can be submitted in the following areas:

  • MEMS technology and materials
  • Integrated MEMS
  • MEMS systems
  • Autonomous MEMS
  • MEMS applications

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WS6-IoT Computing Architectures – The Ubiquitous Edge from Pi to Cloud

Mr. Jeff McCann, University of Limerick, Ireland
Mr. Liam Quinn, University of Limerick, Ireland
Dr. Eoin O’Connell, University of Limerick, Ireland
Sean McGrath, University of Limerick, Ireland

Description: The original vision of the Internet of Things was for edge devices, collecting data and sending them to the cloud. This vision has, due to the rapid and explosive growth in sensors expanded, with autonomous vehicles being the pinnacle of real time compute requirements at the edge of the network. Different solutions may require multiple ‘edges’ – these edges are dictated by compute, storage and connectivity (ie. Latency) available to the solution. As Artificial Intelligence, including machine and deep learning become prevalent the requirements for large, rich data sets are crucial for learning algorithms. These processes require very powerful compute capabilities to build the ruleset – but much less powerful compute to implement rule sets delivered close to the sensor layer. This discussion will examine how popular taxonomies such as Multi-Access Edge Compute (MEC), Core, Cloud, Fog & Mist computing solutions lead to the same result – computation of data, collected from the edge, to provide richer business intelligence to users, using efficient location of compute capabilities within the solution ecosystem from the sensor level to the cloud.

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WS7-4th Edition of Globe-IoT 2019 Towards Global Interoperability Among IoT Systems

Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria, Italy
Carlos E. Palau, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Min Chen, HUST, China
Mengchu Zhou, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Noel Crespi, Institut Mines-Telecom, France

Description: While still in its infancy, the IoT domain already lists a number of solutions implemented, ranging from devices to platforms. However, the heterogeneity at all levels of those solution is preventing different solutions to interoperate effectively, despite a large number of efforts in the development of a unique reference standard for IoT systems technology. The situation is likely to worsen in the near future, as lack of interoperability causes major technological and business-oriented issues such as impossibility to plug non-interoperable IoT devices into heterogeneous IoT platforms, impossibility to develop IoT applications exploiting multiple platforms in homogeneous and/or cross domains, slowness of IoT technology introduction at large-scale, discouragement in adopting IoT technology, increase of costs, scarce reusability of technical solutions, security and privacy problems, user dissatisfaction.

This Workshop aims at investigating such lack of interoperability in the IoT realm by welcoming paper submissions providing innovative research as well as technical contributions on providing solutions to interoperability, integration, and interconnection of heterogeneous IoT systems, at any specific level (device, networking, middleware, application services, data and semantics) and at global platform level.

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WS8-The 1st Workshop on Emerging Technologies and Trends in Engineering Low-Power Networks (NewNets 2019)

Ramona Marfievici, Nimbus Research Centre, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
Usman Raza, Toshiba Research Europe Limited, Bristol, UK
Oana Iova, INSA Lyon, France

Description: A founding pillar of the Internet of Things concept is the availability of low-cost low-power devices with wireless technologies providing both sensing and actuation. In the past decade, the research community have produced proven solutions to build low-power mesh networks mostly based on short-range technologies (e.g., IEEE 802.15.4, ZigBee, Bluetooth, ZWave). However, due to the increased overhead incurred for maintaining these mesh networks, a new trend appeared: the use of long-range radio modules that remove all the complexity of network maintenance, while keeping the same low-power consumption. These long-range radio communication technologies (e.g., SigFox, LoRa, NB-IoT, 802.15.4g) are now considered as candidate technologies for many IoT applications, especially those that require extended coverage, such as citywide sensing, environmental monitoring, or remote infrastructure monitoring.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners working in the field of IoT from both academia and industry, to discuss and explore short-range and long-range solutions, the tradeoffs between these two paradigms, as well as how they can be used in synergy. In order to push the state of the art, several points need to be addressed: new features for the long-range technologies (i.e., over-the-air updates, roaming), radio resource management, regulations and policies on spectrum usage and sharing, business case analysis that are more well suited for certain vertical markets. As such, the workshop is of fundamental importance and fits perfectly in the realm of WF-IoT

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WS9-IoT Threat Modeling

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WS10-Fog and Edge Computing in Internet of Things

Rajni Aron, Lovely Professional University Jalandhar, India
Atta Ur Rehman Khan, Sohar University, Oman

Description: Fog and Edge computing improve efficiency and reduce the amount of data transported to the cloud for processing, analysis and storage. This is often done to improve efficiency, though it may also be used for security and compliance reasons. For critical IoT based applications such as smart health care, virtual reality based applications and smart agriculture applications needs an adoption of the concept of fog and Edge on cloud. As in every new technology, some challenges face the vision of the Fog and Edge Computing, which are the resource provisioning strategies, scheduling and data security concerns.

This workshop aims to investigate the opportunities and requirements for Fog and Edge Computing dominance. In addition, it seeks for novel contributions that help mitigating Fog and Edge Computing challenges. That is, the objective of workshop is to provide a forum for scientists, engineers, and researchers to discuss and exchange new ideas, novel results and experience on all aspects of Fog and Edge Computing for IoT based applications. Researchers are encouraged to submit original research contributions in all major areas, which include, but not limited to:

Topics of interest

  • Infrastructures for Fog/Edge Computing
  • Middleware for Fog/Edge infrastructures
  • Programming models and runtime systems for Fog/Edge Computing
  • Scheduling in Fog/Edge Computing
  • Fog/Edge storage
  • Monitoring/metering of Fog/Edge infrastructures
  • Fog/Edge Computing applications
  • Algorithms and techniques for computation offloading from IoT to Fog/ Edge QoS provisioning in Fog/ Edge
  • Secure network and service access in Fog/ Edge
  • Privacy preserved analytics in Fog/ Edge
  • Open issues, challenges, and future perspective of Fog/ Edge computing

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WS11-Embedded AI and IoT

Andrey Somov, SkolTech, Russia
Michele Magno, ETHZ, Switzerland

Description: The number of ‘things’ connected to the Internet drastically grows and has already exceeded the number of people on earth. We consider a ‘smart thing’ as a tiny embedded system with sensing, processing and communication capabilities which can be accessed 24/7. However, very few example of ‘smart things’ are really intelligent. Blending of learning algorithms and constrained electronic devices happening today will make IoT devices even smarter by enabling cognitive functions. Although there are promising early results appearing across many domains, e.g. hardware, machine learning, constrained computing platforms, the research in embedded Artificial Intelligence (AI) is in its infancy. Progress in this area opens up wide vista for numerous applications, including smart-x (where x is a city, home, transport), wearable computing, security.

Topics of interest for this special session include, but are not limited to:

  • New techniques for data processing and inference on embedded/mobile devices.
  • Adaptation and optimization of data processing algorithms for use on IoT devices.
  • Decision making and actuation based on data from pervasive and IoT environments.
  • Human-machine interaction using wearable systems.
  • Design and implementation of real-world applications and systems
  • Experiences, challenges, comparisons of platforms.
  • Embedded machine learning algorithms.
  • Hardware and system design to enable machine learning on sensor data.
  • Computer vision for resource-constrained and mobile platforms.
  • Experiences from real-world low-power smart IoT applications and deployments

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WS12-First Workshop on Internet of Things for Transportation and Logistics (IoTTL)

Sebastiano Milardo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Giacomo Morabito, University of Catania, Italy
Prof. Ozan K. Tonguz, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), USA

Description: The Internet of Things has the potential to dramatically impact the way in which transportation and logistics systems are managed. In fact, by exploiting real time information collected in the field it is possible to reduce costs, improve the performance of managed transportation and logistic systems, and introduce novel services so supporting new business models. For this to happen, however, a close cooperation is necessary between experts of the vertical domains and IoT technology developers. In fact, real impact will be possible only if technologies are based on the actual application domain requirements and if vertical solutions will be developed considering the full potentials of available technologies.

In such a context, objective of this workshop is to bring together experts of the transportation and logistic domain as well as IoT researchers and practitioners so fostering the reach of a common language and playground to be used further R&D activities.
Accordingly, topics of interest for submissions include, but are not limited to:

  • Internet of things and transportation systems
  • IoT in logistics management
  • Large scale IoT based warehouse systems
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • M2M communications in transportation and logistics
  • Smart supply chain management
  • IoT performance evaluation and modelling
  • Data mining analytics applied to smart logistics systems
  • IoT architecture, tools and applications for data analysis
  • IoT platforms for big data and data analytics
  • Innovative Big Data processing for the IoT
  • Smart environments and applications
  • Machine learning and Real-time intelligence
  • Intelligent sensors and sensing applications
  • Challenges in big data storage and processing
  • Mining and recommendation techniques for IoT environments
  • Data mining techniques applied to transportation and logistic domain

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