International Workshop on Information Flow of Things

 November 28, 2016  Hiroshima, Japan  # IFoTWS2016

Co-located with 13th EAI International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (EAI MobiQuitous 2016  here )

  Internet of Things (IoT) has been attracting attention due to its economical impact and high expectations for drastically changing our societies. Trillion-scale IoT devices including sensors and actuators are predicted to be installed in “things” such as machines, humans, vehicles, buildings, and environments in near future. At the same time, we are facing research challenges on how to effectively/timely handle trillions of flows gushed from massive devices.

  The 2016 International Workshop on Information Flow of Things (IFoT 2016) aims to provide researchers and practitioners a forum for presenting and discussing research challenges, design/implementations of new architectures, and experiences on timely/real-time utilization of massive information flows (or data streams) which IoT devices generate.

  We solicit technical papers describing original, previously unpublished research, not currently under review by another conference or journal. Submissions should clearly identify how they relate to issues on information flow of things. Contributions describing an overall working system and reporting real world deployment experiences are particularly of interest.

More detailed information on topics of the workshop can be found in the survey that the organizing committee members have recently published on Journal of Information Processing.

Topics of this workshop include, but are not limited to:
  • Stream Computing for Real-time Flow Processing
  • Network Architecture, Protocols, and Platforms for Information Flow Processing
  • Content Curation on Information Flows
  • Edge-centric Computing and Mobile-edge Computing
  • Distributed Information Flow Processing
  • Optimization Issues for Cloud-Edge Communications
  • Real-time Analysis and Event Detection on Information Flows
  • Security and Privacy Issues for Information Flow Processing
  • Complex Event Processing and Content Query Processing on Information Flows
  • Visualization and/or Analysis of Information Flows
  • General Issues of Information Flow Processing for IoT, Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Systems

Date: November 28th
Room: D

13:30 - 14:20 All Workshops Plenary Talk (Room B)

Chair: Hirozumi Yamaguchi (Osaka University, Japan)

    Computing at the Edge - a case for Tasklets
    Christian Becker (University of Mannheim, Germany)

    In the last decade the devices and their connectivity at the edge of the Internet have changed significantly as well as the services being offered in the network. Peer to Peer based applications integrate stationary devices with sporadic connectivity, such as Notebooks or a user’s PC at home. Cloud computing offers new means for service and offer a homogeneous and elastic service to users. This setting is now complemented by more and more devices that are mobile, restricted in their resources, and linked to the physical world by a set of sensors. Ubiquitous Computing, Internet of Things, Pervasive Computing, Participatory Sensing are examples of such devices. Researchers coined the term "Edge Computing" to acknowledge this new setting. Tasklets are a computing abstraction that aims to integrate the variety of platforms at the Edge. Thus, they are minimal computing abstractions that as closures contain data and the code that operates on it. A lightweight virtual machine abstracts from the different platforms. The connectivity of the devices as well as the fluctuation of capacity, e.g., cloud instances with limited lifetime, leads to the termination of a computation task. The different reasons for the termination require adequate and different handling. The Tasklet systems treats computation as a best-effort service and provides the ability to integrate application specific handling.

    Christian Becker studied Computer Science (Informatik) at the Universities of Karlsruhe and Kaiserslautern. He received his Diploma in 1996. Following to this, he worked as a researcher at the distributed systems and operating systems group at the University of Frankfurt. He received his PhD in 2001 with a thesis about "Quality of Service Management in Distributed Object Systems". In 2001 he joined the distributed systems group at the University of Stuttgart. His research focussed on system support for Pervasive Computing and Context-Aware Computing. In 2004 he received the venia legendi (Habilitation) for Computer Science (Informatik) with a thesis about "System Support for Context-Aware Computin". In 2006 Christian was a visiting professor for Distributed Systems at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Since September 2006 he is a full professor at the University of Mannheim where he holds the chair for Information Systems II (Lehrstuhl fur Wirtschaftsinformatik II). Christian's research interests are distributed systems and Context-Aware Computing. He is an associate editor of Springer's Electronic Commerce Research Journal and Elsevier's Pervasive and Mobile Computing Journal. Christian is involved in a number of international conference - e.g., IEEE PerCom, UbiComp, IEEE MDM, Pervasive - where he serves on the technical program committee or as conference officer. He published more than 130 papers in international journals and conferences.

14:20 - 14:25 Opening

Chairs: Yasuo Okabe (Kyoto University, Japan) and Katsuhiro Naito (Aichi Institute of Technology, Japan)

14:25 - 15:00 Session 1: Keynote

Chair: Yasuo Okabe (Kyoto University, Japan)

    EverySense: End-to-End IoT Market Platform
    Hiroshi Mano (EverySense, Inc., USA)

    The variety of products connected to the internet by the Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly increasing. These products range from industry to consumer products; in fact, a virtual majority of products is expected to become IoT devices in the near future. However, because the information given by these IoT devices is only used by their owners, the term “intranet of things” appears to be more appropriate. For IoT to truly become the Fourth Industrial Revolution, this closed intranet-based architecture has to be changed to an internet-based architecture. EverySense is a new concept IoT market platform that provides end-to-end IoT to improve the business scene of ICT . The EverySense market platform provides a matching mechanism between data provider and data collector with device-independent interoperability. A sharing economy mechanism with high privacy protection is also provided. This paper describes the architecture and concept underlying EverySense and introduces its actual business model.

    Hiroshi Mano is the President and CEO of EverySense, Inc. His career spans over 30 years of working in the fields of wireless networking and electronic equipment technology. While pursuing his Bachelor of Engineering degree at the Shonan Institute of Technology, he developed a vast amount experience and knowledge in those fields and was heavily engaged in standardization activities. Hiroshi received Philosophical Doctor degree of Engineering at University of Yamanashi. Prior to joining EverySense Inc., he served on the Board of Director at Allied Telesis R&D Center K.K. His previous responsibilities also include the role of CTO at Allied Telesis Holdings K. K. and President and CEO at Root Inc. He continues to be an active player in standardization. He is currently serving as a Chair for IEEE 802.11 TGai, and a Vice Chair of ITRC (JSPS 163rd Committee on Internet Technology). He is a member of IEICE, IEEE, and IPSJ.

15:00 - 15:30 Break

15:30 - 17:10 Session 2: Processing and Applications of Information Flows

Chair: Katsuhiro Naito (Aichi Institute of Technology, Japan)

    Low-cost and Device-free Activity Recognition System with Energy Harvesting PIR and Door Sensors
    Yukitoshi Kashimoto, Kyoji Hata, Hirohiko Suwa, Manato Fujimoto, Yutaka Arakawa (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan),
    Takeya Shigezumi, Kunihiro Komiya, Kenta Konishi (ROHM Co., Ltd, Japan), Keiichi Yasumoto (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)

    Line Replacement Algorithm for L1-scale Packet Processing Cache
    Hayato Yamaki (The University of Electro-Communications, Japan), Hiroaki Nishi (Keio University, Japan)

    Proposal of Dynamic Information Flow Management Method Under Disaster Situations
    Satoru Izumi, Misumi Hata, Hiroyuki Takahira, Asato Edo, Toru Abe, Takuo Suganuma (Tohoku University, Japan)

    Milk Carton: Family Tracing and Reunification System using Face Recognition over a DTN with Deployed Computing Nodes
    Edgar Marko Trono, Manato Fujimoto, Hirohiko Suwa, Yutaka Arakawa, Keiichi Yasumoto (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)

Papers must be formatted using the   ACM Author's Kit   , and should not exceed 6 pages.

Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: Thomson Scientific-ISI, Scopus, Crossref, Google Scholar, DBLP, Microsoft Academic Search (MAS), CiteSeerX, EBSCO, EI Elsevier Engineering Index, as well as ICST's own EU Digital Library (EUDL). We reserve the right to exclude papers accepted but not presented from the conference proceedings submitted for archiving and indexing.

All accepted papers will be included in ACM Digital Library.

Pepers must be submitted via Confy (   ).

Each paper will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee.

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  4. Select IFoT 2016
  5. Click the 'submit a paper' link and follow the instructions
Paper Submission: August 21, 2016 (extended, final)
Acceptance Notification: September 28, 2016 (extended)
Camera-ready Due: October 10, 2016 (extended)
Workshop Date: November 28, 2016

Program Co-Chairs:

  • Yasuo Okabe (Kyoto University, Japan)
  • Katsuhiro Naito (Aichi Institute of Technology, Japan)

Organizing Committee:

  • Keiichi Yasumoto (NAIST, Japan)
  • Hiroshi Shigeno (Keio University, Japan)
  • Hirozumi Yamaguchi (Osaka University, Japan)

Program Committee :

  • Anwitaman Datta (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Takahiro Hara (Osaka University, Japan)
  • Mahbub Hassan (University of New South Wales, Australia)
  • Vana Kalogeraki (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)
  • Yuka Kato (TWCU, Japan)
  • Nobuo Kawaguchi (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • Gen Kitagata (Tohoku University, Japan)
  • Uichin Lee (KAIST, Korea)
  • Rodger Lea (UBC, Canada)
  • Mauro Migliardi (University of Padua, Italy)
  • Hiroshi Mineno (Shizuoka University, Japan)
  • Mohamed F. Mokbel (University of Minnesota, USA)
  • Daniela Nicklas (University of Bamberg, Germany)
  • Shaoning Pang (Unitec, New Zealand)
  • Yo Shiraishi (Hakodate Future University, Japan)
  • Takuo Suganuma (Tohoku University, Japan)
  • Takashi Watanabe (Osaka University, Japan)

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