Date: Saturday, 6 January 2024
Time: 08:30 – 15:30 (EST)

Room: TBD, Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas

08:30 – 09:30: Keynote

Speaker: Prof. Pietro Manzoni, Universitat Politècnica de València
Title: IoT for rural and extreme environments

The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to collect real-time data from sensors, cameras, and other devices, making it beneficial for various applications. However, rural and extreme environments, such as remote areas, deserts, forests, or mountains, lack reliable communication infrastructure, presenting several technical challenges that must be overcome to use IoT in such settings successfully. These challenges include, for example, limited connectivity, data integration, security, interoperability, and energy efficiency. Addressing these technical challenges requires a multidisciplinary approach.
This talk will present some of the solutions explicitly being developed and deployed in the context of environmental intelligence, i.e., when IoT and digital technologies are used to gain insights into human impacts on the environment and develop strategies to mitigate or reverse the effects of climate change. The talk will present how edge computing and low power wide area networks (LPWAN) are used. Particular emphasis will be given to applying ML techniques to AI, usually referred to as AIoT, with novel techniques like TinyML.
Finally, the talk will highlight the importance of interoperability in these systems, ensuring seamless integration and communication across diverse technologies and platforms for enhanced environmental intelligence.

09:30 – 09:50: Break

SESSION I: Interoperability in IoT applications

09:50 – 10:10
From Frustration to Function: A Study on Usability Challenges in Smart Home IoT Devices

Vignay Chanda (Columbia University, USA),  Luoyao Hao (Columbia University, USA), Henning Schulzrinne (Columbia University, USA)

10:10 – 10:30
SeReIn-M: Sensor Relationship Inference in Multi-Resident Smart Homes

Fahim Ahmed Irfan (Missouri State University, USA), Razib Iqbal (Missouri State University, USA) Ayesha Siddiqua (Missouri State University, USA)

10:30 – 10:50
A Multi-Protocol IoT Platform for Enhanced Interoperability and Standardization in Smart Home

Mihnea Cristian Marin (Politehnica University of Bucharest, Italy), Mattia Cerutti (Politecnico di Milano, Italy), Sanders Batista Felix, Jr. (Politecnico di Milano, Italy), Mattia Brambilla (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

10:50 – 11:10
A Cloud-oriented Indoor-Outdoor Real-Time Localization IoT Architecture for Industrial Environments

Laura Belli (University of Parma, Italy)Luca Davoli (University of Parma, Italy)Gianluigi Ferrari (University of Parma, Italy)

11:10 – 11:30
Toward a Digital Twin: combining sensing, machine learning, and data visualization for the effective management of a coastal lagoon environment

Giovanni Delnevo (University of Bologna, Italy), Gianni Tumedei (University of Bologna, Italy), Vittorio Ghini (Università di Bologna, Italy), Catia Prandi (University of Bologna – ITI/LARSyS, Italy)

11:30 – 11:50
Challenges of Modeling Participant Behavior in CrowdSensing Evaluation

Christine Bassem (Wellesley College, USA)

12:00 – 13:30 Launch Break

SESSION II: IoT/WoT Modeling and Computing

13:30 – 13:50
Performance Evaluation of Split Computing with TinyML on IoT Devices

Fabio Bove (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy), Simone Colli (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy), Luca Bedogni (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy)

13:50 – 14:10
On TinyML WiFi Fingerprinting-based Indoor Localization: Comparing RSSI vs. CSI Utilization

Diego Mendez (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia), Marco Zennaro (ICTP, Italy), Moez Altayeb (ICTP, Italy), Pietro Manzoni (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)

14:10 – 14:30
Towards Coordinating Machines and Operators in Industry 5.0 through the Web of Things

Marco Picone (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy), Valeria Villani (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy) Marcello Pietri (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy), Luca Bedogni (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy)

14:30 – 14:50
An Edge Computing-oriented WoT Architecture for Air Quality Monitoring in Mobile Vehicular Scenarios

Luca Davoli (University of Parma, Italy), Laura Belli (University of Parma, Italy), Elisa Londero (Eurotech S.p.A., Italy), Paolo Azzoni (Eurotech, Italy), Gianluigi Ferrari (University of Parma, Italy)

14:50 – 15:10
ZION: A scalable W3C Thing Description Directory

Cristiano Aguzzi (University of Bologna, Italy), Lorenzo Gigli (University of Bologna, Italy), Ivan Zyrianoff (University of Bologna, Brazil), Luca Roffia (University of Bologna, Italy)

15:10 – 15:30
Distributing reasoning on WoT edge architectures

Lina Nachabe (Ecole Mines Saint Etienne, France), Alexandre Bento (Univ Lyon INSA Lyon, France), Kamal Singh (Telecom Saint Etienne / University Jean Monnet, France),    Lionel Medini (University of Lyon 1, France), Frédérique Laforest (INSA Lyon, France)

Important Dates

 Paper submission:
8 October 2023
31 October 2023 (EXTENDED)

5 November 2023

Camera ready:
19 November 2023