Scope and topics of the workshop
The advent of Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) redefines the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) to make it more compatible with next-generation communication networks. The absolute random service demands of end-users make compels researchers from industry and academia to rearchitect the old network models and make them open, programmable and adaptive. This new structure will provide real-time users with centric service demands. The Internet of Softwarized Things (IoST) is a dynamic programable system of interrelated and interconnected digital machinery and computational devices with the ability to communicate informative data without the intervention of a human being.
The emergence of cellular networks like 5G introduces services to cover all possible user to machine, machine to machine communication that provides the optimum QoS (Quality of Service) and QoE (Quality of Experience) to the end-users. The openness of the network architecture gives the TSPs (Telecomm Service Providers) and TNOs (Telecom Network Operators) huge flexibility to add, remove, update and modify any network services in no time. Uninterrupted high-quality network services with minimum latency are one of the key features of softwarized IoT in 5G.
This workshop is aiming to get original scientific contributions both in theoretical and experimental research and test case models, detailed experience reports from experimental testbeds that will be extremely helpful in the upcoming tech revelation. Furthermore, additional focus will be given to areas related to the role of data mining and machine learning in modelling and deploying IoST. It aims to present the most important and relevant advances to overcome the challenges related to security, data analytics, and energy-aware solutions in the Internet of Things.
This workshop will serve as a forum for sharing experiences and findings relating to protocol design, real testbeds, experimental evaluation, prototyping and empirical characterization of security, privacy, QoS, QoE and other relevant issues in IoST. This workshop will also focus on techniques, experiences and lessons learned concerning the state-of-art solutions for 5G and B5G and IoST along with some open challenges. The workshop welcomes regular papers and poster proposals for demonstrations of novel work / work-in-progress in this emerging technology. It is also encouraged to submit research works related to the development of testbeds, measurement platforms, and innovative prototypes.