ON September 17, 2012

San Jose, California

September 17th 2012, San Jose, California, USA
INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON SELF-AWARE INTERNET OF THINGS
Self-IoT 2012
in conjunction with ICAC 2012

PROGRAM

Registration and Refreshments take place in the Empire Room Foyer.
Workshop takes place in the Empire Room.
Lunch takes place in the Piedmont Room.
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8:00 – 8:45 AM : Registration
8:45 – 9:00 AM : Welcome Remarks (Slides)
9:00 – 10:00 AM : Keynote by Joerg Denzinger, Testing cooperative autonomous systems for unwanted emergent behaviour and dangerous self-adaptations (Slides)

10:00 – 10:30 AM : Refreshments

10:30 – 11:00 AM : Dynamic Trust Management for Internet of Things Applications. Fenye Bao and Ing-Ray Chen. (Slides)

11:00 – 11:30 AM : Social Network Relationships in the Internet of Things. Pat Doody and Andrew Shields. (Slides)
11:30 – 12:00 AM : Autonomic Pervasive Applications Driven by Abstract Specifications. Ozan Gunalp, Levent Gurgen, Vincent Lestideau and Philippe Lalanda. (Slides)

12:00 AM – 1:30 PM : Lunch in Piedmont Room

1:30 – 2:30 PM : Panel session: The challenges and future trends of autonomic computing for Internet of Things.
Chair: Joerg Denzinger;
Panelists: Jorge Pereira Carlos, ATOS, “Internet of things – Some (human) use cases”; (Slides)
Rui Zhang, PARC, “Contextual intelligence: the next decade”; (Slides)
Chetan Gupta, HP, “Real-time operations management”. (Slides)
2:30 – 3:00 PM : Autonomic computing system for self-management of Machine-to-Machine networks. Mahdi Ben Alaya, Salma Matoussi, Thierry Monteil and Khalil Drira. (Slides)

3:00 – 3:30 PM : Refreshments

3:30 – 4:00 PM : A Distributed Model for Approximate Service Provisioning in Internet of Thing. Chayan Sarkar, Vijay S. Rao, R. Venkatesha Prasad, Abdur Rahim Biswas and Ignas Niemegeers. (Slides)
4:00 – 4:30 PM : Activity Duration Analysis Using Foursquare Check-ins. Joan Melia-Segui, Rui Zhang, Eugene Bart, Bob Price and Oliver Brdiczka. (Slides)

4:30 – 5:00 PM : Concluding remarks

New!
ACCEPTED PAPERS

Activity Duration Analysis Using Foursquare Check-ins
Joan Melia-Segui, Rui Zhang, Eugene Bart, Bob Price and Oliver Brdiczka

A Distributed Model for Approximate Service Provisioning in Internet of Thing
Chayan Sarkar, Vijay S. Rao, R. Venkatesha Prasad, Abdur Rahim Biswas and Ignas Niemegeers

Autonomic computing system for self-management of Machine-to-Machine networks
Mahdi Ben Alaya, Salma Matoussi, Thierry Monteil and Khalil Drira.

Autonomic Pervasive Applications Driven by Abstract Specifications
Ozan Gunalp, Levent Gurgen, Vincent Lestideau and Philippe Lalanda

Dynamic Trust Management for Internet of Things Applications
Fenye Bao and Ing-Ray Chen

Social Network Relationships in the Internet of Things
Pat Doody and Andrew Shields

New!
KEYNOTE TALK by Joerg Denzinger

Testing cooperative autonomous systems for unwanted emergent behaviour and dangerous self-adaptations

While self-organization and self-adaptation offer enormous advantages to the Internet of Things, they also come with the possibility of unwanted emergent behavior and adaptations that can be dangerous for such a distributed system. Even more, we will have to deal with attempts to manipulate such systems into these unwanted behaviors, either by criminals for economic gains or by activists to hurt or just inconvenience people. Therefore, testing of such systems both before deployment and also during their lifetime is important and requires concepts to find unwanted emergent behavior and dangerous adaptations, which conventional testing is not able to do well.

Learning of event sequences that aims at forcing a tested system into revealing unwanted behavior is a promising concept to improve testing, especially for the Internet of Things. This is because the complexity of the learning is mostly determined by the length of the event sequence and the complexity of the tested system only plays a role when evaluating learned sequences.

In this talk, we present the basic concept of testing by learning event sequences, discuss improvements and variants, and take a look at several applications, including surveillance networks and dynamic transportation systems. We also present an approach to integrate this testing method into the dynamic transportation system to make it aware of potential adaptations that may have a risk, so that too risky adaptations can be stopped.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Spectacular advances in technology have introduced increasingly complex and large scale computer and communication systems. Autonomic computing has been proposed as a grand challenge that will allow the systems self-manage this complexity, using high-level objectives and policies defined by humans. Internet of things (IoT) will exponentially increase the scale and the complexity of existing computing and communication systems; the autonomy is thus an imperative property for IoT systems. However, there is still a lack of research on how to adapt and tailor existing research on autonomic computing to the specific characteristics of IoT such as high dynamicity and distribution, real-time nature, resources constraints, and lossy environments. The goal of this International Workshop on Self-aware Internet of Things is to deal with the important, challenging and emerging needs of IoT applications that are becoming omnipresent in our daily lives (e.g., at home, office, transport, city and urban environments). The Self-IoT aims to be a reference workshop that will gather different scientific communities from academy and industry under one common objective: realizing plug&play, context-aware and autonomous Internet of things that will be self-configured, self-organized, self-optimized and self-healed without (or with minimum) human intervention.

The workshop is looking for novel ideas, works in progress or deployment experiences in application domains such as smart city, smart home/building, smart transport, smart retail and smart healthcare.

The topics of interest include:

  • - Software engineering for self-adaptive internet of things, model-oriented approaches, automated tools for development, deployment and supervision of IoT devices and services
  • - Autonomous IoT Clouds, self-provisioning of IoT Services
  • - Control theory in IoT, distributed control loops, decision making mechanisms, prediction models at run-time, learning from experience, relations with artificial intelligence techniques, multi-agent approaches for autonomic IoT
  • - Modelling environmental context and user behaviour, semantic IoT, self-adaptation to context
  • - Event-Condition-Action rules, objective functions, prediction models applied to the IoT, adaptation of techniques such as Bayesian networks, decision trees or fuzzy logic to the IoT context;
  • - Performance monitoring, diagnostics and self-healing of the IoT
  • - Plug-n-play IoT, IoT device/service discovery protocols, self-matchmaking of Internet of things and Internet of services
  • - Autonomic security and dependency management; robust and trustable IoT systems
  • - Self-organizing network protocols, ad-hoc routing mechanisms, cognitive networks adapted to resource constrained devices and lossy environments
  • - Autonomic experience in IoT applications such as smart home/building, smart transport, smart city, smart healthcare and smart retailer.

ORGANIZERS

Levent Gürgen, CEA-LETI, France

levent.gurgen@cea.fr

Klaus Moessner, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

k.moessner@surrey.ac.uk

Abdur Rahim Biswas, Create-Net, Italy

abdur.rahim@create-net.org

Fano Ramparany, Orange Labs, France

fano.ramparany@orange.com

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper submission : Extended June 22nd, 2012 Final deadline July 9th, 2012
Author notification : Jul 23, 2012
Final paper due : Aug 6, 2012
Workshop date : Sept 17, 2012

The European projects BUTLER, OUTSMART, iCore and IoT.est will jointly sponsor the workshop, a best paper award and potentially a number of free registrations for students are planned.

As an important support action for researchers interested in Self-Awareness in Autonomic Systems, Awareness project (www.aware-project.eu/) will also sponsor the workshop. Awareness is a FET coordination action funded by the European Commission under FP7.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Papers should be a maximum of 6 pages in the two-column ACM proceedings format (see the ICAC formatting instructions on the main conference web site). Submitted papers must be original work and may not be under consideration for another conference or journal. All papers will be reviewed by at least three program committee members. Accepted papers will be distributed at the conference electronically and be published by ACM.

Papers can be submitted via the easychair using the following link:  https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=selfiot2012

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Aliaksei Andrushevich, iHomeLab, Switzerland

François Carrez, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Thierry Coupaye, Orange Labs, France

Suparna De, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Matti Etelapera, VTT, Finland

Raffaele Giaffreda, Create-Net, Italy

Rolf Kistler, iHomeLab, Switzerland

Philippe Lalanda, LIG, France

Suzanne Lesecq, CEA-LETI, France

Jian Ma, Wuxi Sensing ,China

Erik Mademann, ZIGPOS, Germany

Hiroyuki Maeomichi, NTT, Japan

Antonio Manzalini, Telecom Italia, Italy

Thierry Monteil, LAAS-CNRS, France

Septimiu Nechifor, Siemens, Romania

Jorge Pereira Carlos, Atos, Spain

RangoRao Venkatesha Prasad, TU delft, Netherland

Davy Preuveneers, KU Leuven, Belgium

Diego Puschini, CEA-LETI, France

Marc Roelands, Bell Labs, Belgium

Romain Rouvoy, INRIA, France

Eric Rutten, INRIA, France

Nicolas Sabouret, LIP6, France

Juha-Pekka Soininen, VTT, Finland

Vera Stavroulaki, University of Piraeus, Greece

Kerry Taylor, CSIRO, Australia

Kenji Tei, NII, Japan

Ralf Toenjes, University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück, Germany

Wei Wang, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Walter Waterfeld, Software AG, Germany

Sven Zeisberg, HTW, Germany

Rui Zhang, Parc, USA