IEEE International Workshop on Computer-Aided Modeling Analysis and Design of Communication Links and Networks
17-19 September 2018 – Barcelona, Spain

Smart End-to-end Massive IoT Interoperability, Connectivity and Security


The sheer number of smart objects that are expected to connect to the Internet by 2020 (more than 50bn smart objects) will increase network traffic dramatically and introduce more diversity of network traffic. Moreover, there is an enormous potential for new generations of IoT and IIoT applications, by leveraging synergies arising through the convergence of consumer, business and industrial Internet, and creating open, global networks connecting people, data, and “things”. A series of innovations across the IoT landscape have converged to make IoT products, platforms and devices technically and economically feasible. For example, Integrating IoT and SDN will increase network efficiency as it will make it possible for a network to respond to changes or events detected at the IoT application layer through network reconfiguration. Applications running on top of smart connected devices will need to be resource- and network-aware, in order to take full advantage of underlying network programmability.

Moreover, intelligent data analytics are needed locally for autonomic behaviour, but taking into account IoT smart objects’ limited resources, thus requiring specialized lightweight algorithms. Deploying analytics in the remote cloud only, cannot scale in each and every vertical use case as in medium to large IoT deployments. It should also be possible to fuse local intelligence to enable and enhance analysis and intelligent behaviour at higher levels. Finally, despite advancements in standardization, there is still limited semantic interoperability to enable the development of such IoT applications. Semantic interoperability requires three key abilities: (a) to recognize and publicize the heterogeneous capabilities and constraints of smart objects, (b) to interpret data generated by such objects correctly, and (c) to establish meaningful connections between heterogeneous IoT objects and platforms. A pressing challenge is to incorporate also the low-level networking requirements of smart objects into the high-level semantic descriptions.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Industrial SDN Architectures for supporting IoT Applications
  • Scalable SDN Control Plane Designs for massive IoT deployments
  • Fault Tolerance in SDN Control & Data Plane for reliable IoT services
  • Industrial NFV Architectures
  • NFV MANO frameworks for IoT deployments
  • Trust, Security and Privacy at the IoT domain
  • IoT Data analytics
  • Machine Learning for autonomic behavior
  • Hybrid cloud architectures
  • Vertical IoT platforms, middleware and development toolkits
  • Performance monitoring, modeling and simulation of IoT networks
  • IoT networking protocols
  • Emerging trends in Industrial IoT (IIoT)
  • Data centers and infrastructures for IoT / IIoT deployments
  • Multi-layered embedded intelligence
  • IoT/IIoT adaptation mechanisms
  • Smart Object Semantic interoperability
  • Semantic models for network configuration
  • Data type mapping and transformation techniques
  • Smart object interaction and orchestration protocols


  • Kostas Ramantas, Iquadrat Informatica, Spain
  • Ermin Sakic, Siemens AG, Germany
  • Arne Broering, Siemens AG, Germany
  • Keven T. Kearney, Engineering ingegneria informatica, Italy
  • Nikolaos Petroulakis, Institute of Computer Science – FORTH, Greece


Manuscripts must be prepared in the standard IEEE two-column conference format with a maximum paper length of six (6) printed pages (maximum 1 additional page with over length page charge) and submitted via the provided EDAS link.