Call For Papers

Today, most industrial contenders are advocating for their versions of IoT, 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. The IoT architectures need to adopt a systems approach; “sensing systems” instead of “things” will take center stage in the next generation IoT—be they environmental, industrial, logistic, financial, or physiological systems. This will facilitate the understanding, and subsequent optimization, of interdependencies of complex IoT systems.

In its 2nd 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. 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.

Specific Topics

Topics of interest to the Convergent IoT (C-IoT) workshop include but are not limited to:
  • Data and organization Interoperability challenges for IoT systems
  • Quality of Information pruning for crowd-solicited data in heterogeneous IoT
  • Resource identification, discovery, and profiling in heterogeneous IoT
  • IoT Interoperability issues
  • Resource sharing and actuation conflicts resolution
  • Crowd-solicited IoT proliferation
  • IoT systems collaboration and cooperation mechanisms
  • Innovative IoT incentive schemes
  • Convergent paradigms in the Internet of Things
  • Enabling tactile Internet applications over C-IoT
  • Non-proprietary standardization frameworks for a heterogeneous IoT
  • Convergent services on malleable IoT infrastructures (i.e. based on Information/data planes)
  • IoT edge analytics
  • IoT service orchestration and scheduling
  • Industrial Internet – Value creation and challenges
  • Legal and governance frameworks for IoT regulation

Submission Guidelines

We seek original contributions that have neither been previously published nor currently under review. Authors can submit a full paper (up to 6 pages) that describes complete work in a self-contained manner with the intent to deliver an oral presentation. All accepted submissions will be published in the ICC’17 proceedings and the ieeeXplore portal.