Decentralized Orchestration and Management of Distributed Heterogeneous Things

dominos2019 | April 12, 2019 | Washington, D.C., USA

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Call for Papers

The Internet of Things (IoT) emerges as a major architectural paradigm for achieving machine-to-machine (M2M) communication. It is estimated that by 2025 there will be more than 75 billion internetworked IoT devices. The fundamental principle behind IoT is the concept of a “resource” (or a “thing”), that serves as an abstraction of a basic unit that interacts with its environment, and is capable of providing services, data and control elements to other internetworked resources. Many IoT scenarios can be characterized by lots of (small) traffic, lots of entities, strong heterogeneity in links and device capabilities, strong distribution, and highly sensitive data. Individual nodes have limited compute resources and on-device storage (e.g., consider Raspberry Pi single board computers). Their connectivity is often constrained by factors such as the presence of NATs and firewalls, power constraints, and intermittent network access. Although we already see the benefits provided by special purpose IoT devices the true potential will only be realised when we can use large numbers of distributed devices as part of a much larger federated service. Management paradigms that foster such a development are fog and edge computing.

Managing IoT-based systems requires enabling the orchestration of things by managing resources that provide a) a hardware interface connecting the IT world with the real world, and b) software services including gateways to Internet data sources, reasoning on IoT data, and running orchestration applications. Key management challenges involve provisioning, configuration, deployment, and management of federated Internet-scale systems.

Though being an evolution from classical management, managing IoT things is still disruptive as classical assumptions about connectivity, compute resources, or usage patterns do not hold anymore. Management patterns that are tailored for Decentralized Orchestration and Management of Distributed Heterogeneous Things are still missing. In the DOMINOS workshop we want to address the challenges that emerge from establishing management of the IoT top-down: coming from the application side of IoT development and management. We target Fog- and Edge-based systems. Our topics of interest include:

    • Programming Models for implementing IoT Systems/ IoT Software Engineering Patterns
    • Code generation
    • Abstract Interfaces for Things
    • Programmability of Things
    • Usability of the Programming Methodologies
    • Evolution of traditional cluster management software for non-data center environments
    • Intent Policy Based Programming
  • System Models
    • Cloud-supported Architectures
    • Edge and Fog Architectures
    • Software Defined Networking
    • Network Function Virtualization
    • Novel Topologies
  • Resource management
    • Managing Internet of things devices and gateways
    • Access arbitration to IoT sensors and actuators
    • Managing sensors
  • Data Management in IoT Systems
    • Semantic Modeling of IoT Systems
    • Information models/ Domain Specific Languages
  • Service Management
    • Modular Management
    • Autonomous Management including MAPE-K
    • IoT runtime environments
    • Service Discovery
  • Building Blocks
    • Machine Learning
    • Self-Adapting Systems
    • Intelligent Monitoring of highly heterogeneous infrastructures
    • Reasoning and Orchestration
  • Security and Privacy
    • Data and device security
    • Privacy protection methodologies.
    • Trust management
    • Validation and Verification of data and functionality
  • Resilience, Survivability, and Dependability
  • Heterogeneity of Things
    • Protocols (COAP, MQTT, HTTP, BACNet, …)
    • Technologies (wired, wireless, shared and exclusive media, …)
  • Convergence and Integration
    • Things
    • Platforms
  • IoT specific Testbeds
    • Ensuring reproducibility
    • Autoconfiguration and update
    • Testbed experience reports
  • Application Verticals
    • Smart industry (Industry 4.0)
    • Smart cities
    • Smart power grid
    • Healthcare
    • Smart mobility (transportation)
  • And other aspects that are relevant to implement IoT scenarios.

Paper submissions must present original, unpublished research or experiences. Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere can be submitted. Each submission must be written in English, accompanied by a 75 to 200 words abstract that clearly outlines the scope and contributions of the paper.

There is a length limitation (including title, abstract, all figures, tables, but not references) of 6 pages for regular papers, and 4 pages for short papers describing Work in Progress (WiP). Submissions must be in IEEE 2-column style. Self-plagiarized papers will be rejected without further review. Authors should submit their papers via JEMS:

All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore.

For the regular papers we plan 20 minutes presentations, for the WiP we plan to have a 10 minutes pitch in front of the paper plus a poster session directly after with lively discussions on your ongoing works.

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2018 --> January 05, 2019 (firm deadline)

Acceptance Notification: January 25, 2019

Camera-Ready Version: February 8, 2019

Workshop Date: Apr 12, 2019

DOMINOS 2019 Workshop | April 12, 2019 | Hilton DoubleTree Hotel - Crystal City | Washington, D.C., USA