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The following workshops will be held on November 29. Workshop attendance is included in the three-day [Full Conference] registration. One-day [Workshop] registration is also available for those who do not intend to participate in the Conference program on November 30 and December 1. Registration allows you to participate in any of the Workshops below. The overall Workshop schedule is not yet finalized, however several of the Workshops presented below will be full-day; others half-day. As such it will be possible to attend more than one Workshop session. Final schedule detail will be available in October.

Workshop Schedule

Venue: Royal Park Hotel

  3F Crown A 3F Crown B 2F Harumi A 2F Harumi B  
9:00-9:10     Welcome from General Chair
Workshop Outline
9:10-10:40     Special Round Table on
IoT for a Green Planet
10:40-11:00 Break
11:00-12:30 Interactive Architecture:
Connecting and Animating the Built Environment with the Internet of Things
From the INTRAnet of Things to the INTERnet of Things - Establishing a common architecture for the IoT Sustainable Society with Internet of Things
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Identifying Location: coordinates, text, id and context Un-Tangible Identification in International Trade IoT: New Challenges for Technology and Society?
16:00-17:30 E-Energy: An Internet of Energy New Information Infrastructure Powered by Internet of Things
17:30-17:55 Break
17:55-18:55 Welcome Reception

Venue: IBM 7th Floor

9:30-13:00 LocWeb 2010:
Third International Workshop on Location and the Web 2010
SecIoT 2010:
The 1st Workshop on the Security of the Internet of Things
Trustworthy IoPTS:
The 4th International Workshop on Trustworthy Internet of People, Things & Services
Urban IOT 2010:
Urban Internet of Things - Towards Programmable Real-time Cities
13:00-14:00 Lunch (return to Royal Park Hotel)
14:00-17:30 LocWeb 2010:
Third International Workshop on Location and the Web 2010
SecIoT 2010:
The 1st Workshop on the Security of the Internet of Things
Trustworthy IoPTS:
The 4th International Workshop on Trustworthy Internet of People, Things & Services
Urban IOT 2010:
Urban Internet of Things - Towards Programmable Real-time Cities
International Research Collaboration - Participation in the European Research Framework Programme

Round table on Internet of Things for a Green Planet

Round table on Internet of Things for a Green Planet*
Jiro Kokuryo, Chairperson Keio University, Japan
Jiro Kokuryo

"Internet of Things" is now used in many occasions to describe a future world where cyber-space connects to the real-world through automatic recognition of things and incidents through ubiquitous computing technology.

As an emerging Internet of Things is expected to trigger massive adoption by consumers and citizens, the effects to everyday life may be enormous. Accordingly, industries, national as well as supranational bodies are becoming interested in governing these developments in order to also seek international collaborations for solving larger‐scale challenges such as environmental protection, international trade efficiency, and privacy of the single citizen.

In this round table, we have distinguished delegates from EU, US, China and Japan to present and discuss their efforts and collaborations to nurture Internet of Things adoptions and long term policy to leverage IoT.

Luís Rodriguez-Rosello (Director a.i. Converged Networks & Services, DG Information Society & Media, European Commission)
Urs Gasser (Executive Director, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University)
Elgar Fleisch (Prof., Information and Technology Management, ETH Zurich and University of St. Gallen)
Jun Murai (Prof., Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University)
Yoshiaki Tojo (Director, Information Services Industry Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Government of Japan)
Botaro Hirosaki (Executive Advisor, NEC Corporation)
  Luis Rodriguez Urs Gasser Elgar Fleisch Jun Murai Yoshiaki Tojo Botaro Hirosaki

*special thanks to EU and METI for their support of this roundtable.

Special Workshop - Policy, Legal and Regulatory Issues

IoT: New Challenges for Technology and Society?
Workshop co-hosted by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society in collaboration with Keio University, Shonan Fujisawa Campus

As the Internet of Things (IoT) develops from a technological vision to a reality with economic and social relevance, various types of concerns, tensions, and conflicts are likely to emerge among the various stakeholders, ranging from privacy challenges to intellectual property disputes. As with previous information and communication technologies, we can expect that law and policy-makers around the globe will draw attention to these emerging tussles and will seek to either subsume the new phenomenon under existing legal rules or come up with new laws to regulate it. Starting with a keynote speech on the importance of interoperability in the IoT ecosystem, experts from three continents will identify, map, and discuss with the audience the key policy topics and legal/regulatory issues associated with IoT. At the core of the workshop is the question whether the IoT phenomenon leads to problems and issues that are different from what we have seen in the discussion about the regulation of the Internet over the past decade. The workshop not only looks at problems, but also explores possible solutions: If there are new challenges, are the existing legal frameworks well-suited to deal with these issues or is there need for new -- or perhaps different -- laws? What are likely responses by governments around the world when regulating the IoT? Do we see the emergence of geographically and culturally distinct governance responses? What will be the main conflict zones among Asian, European, and US policies? Is there need for a global governance approach to regulate IoT, and how could such a model look like? The workshop will be interactive and seeks to bring together IoT technologist, business leaders, economists, and legal scholars.

The workshop will be co-chaired by Urs Gasser, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School, and Jun Murai, Keio University

Urs Gasser Jun Murai

Speakers and panelists include:

John Palfrey, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School
Herbert Burkert, University of St. Gallen
Rolf H. Weber, University of Zurich
Joi Ito, Creative Commons
Haruhisa Ichikawa, Professor University of Electronic Communications
Peter Friess, Scientific and Policy Officer, European Commission

John Palfrey Herbert Burkert Rolf H. Weber Joi Ito Haruhisa Ichikawa Peter Friess


Organized Workshops

The following workshops have been invited for inclusion in the program by the Workshop Co-Chairs.

E-Energy: An Internet of Energy
Toshiharu Kato Representative & CEO, Smart Project Inc.
Former Visiting Professor of Graduate School of Tokyo University
Toshiharu Kato

Smart Grid has a lot of potential to create ICT based low carbon society in the 21st Century.The primary purpose of this workshop titled "E-Energy: An Internet of Energy" is to discuss and explore E-Energy model that demonstrates how the immense potential for optimization presented by ICT can best be harnessed to enhance the efficiency and environmental compatibility of the distributed energy supply and to ensure customer engagement and satisfaction. It is also hoped that the E-Energy model projects will pinpoint ways to create new jobs and markets.
To this end, four presentations will be presented to develop the concept of "Internet of Energy" which monitors, controls and regulates the electricity system intelligently in this workshop. An "Internet of Energy" interconnects the numerous stakeholders in the energy system, ranging from power generation and transportation companies to stakeholders in power distribution and consumption. New possibilities for major social advances that the networking of the various stakeholders on the energy market as envisaged by An " Internet of Energy" will also be discussed.

Naoyuki Taniguchi (Executive Manager, Corporate Strategy Division, ENNET Corporation)
Shoichi Sakane (Research Engineer, Cisco Systems, Japan Technology and Research Center)
Yasushi Fukuizumi (Deputy General Manager, Sustainable Energy & Environment Strategic Planning Dept. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.)


Identifying Location: coordinates, text, id and context
Ryosuke Shibasaki University of Tokyo, Japan
Ryosuke Shibasaki

Ryosuke Shibasaki is a Professor, Center for Spatial Information Science, University of Tokyo. His research interests cover geospatial data acquisition, data assimilation for moving objects like people and vehicles, geo-intelligence, context-aware services based on personal behavior model.

Helping experts of Internet of Things better understand how to describe location and time and the requirements for standardization of location description, and finally, to promote the applications, invite their feedback and inputs on PI as a framework enabling flexible location description and exchange of location information.

1. Why is identification of location important? Scope of the workshop
Ryosuke Shibasaki, Center for Spatial Information Science, Univ. of Tokyo

2. How to standardize location and time description; example from ISO/TC211
Morishige Ohta, KKC

3. GNSS Emerging standard of location and timing
Dinesh Manandhar, GNSS

4. How to describe location on transporation network; examples from ITS
Harutoshi Yamada, Center for Spatial Information Science, Univ. of Tokyo

5. Identifying location from text; Address matching
Masafumi Ono, EDITORIA, Univ. of Tokyo

6. PI (Place Identification): Location description based on context
Keisuke Uehara, Keio Univ.

7. Discussion 10min.

Interactive Architecture: Connecting and Animating the Built Environment with the Internet of Things
Scott S. Fisher USC School of Cinematic Arts, USA
Jennifer Stein USC School of Cinematic Arts, USA
Scott Fisher *Scott S. Fisher* is a media artist and interaction designer whose work focuses primarily on interactive environments and technologies of presence. Known for his pioneering work in the field of Virtual Reality at NASA, Fisher's media industry experience also includes Atari, Paramount, and his own companies Telepresence Research and Telepresence Media. A graduate of MIT's Architecture Machine Group (now Media Lab), he has taught at MIT, UCLA, UCSD, and was a Project Professor at Keio University in Japan. He is currently Professor and Chair of the Interactive Media Division in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California and Director of the Mobile and Environmental Media Lab there. His work has been internationally recognized through numerous invited presentations, professional publications and in the popular media. In addition, he has been an Artist in Residence at MIT's Center for Advanced Visual Studies and his stereoscopic imagery and artwork has been exhibited in the US, Japan and Europe.
Jennifer Stein *Jennifer Stein* is a design researcher exploring the implications of ubiquitous technologies on the built environment. She is currently a researcher in the Mobile and Environmental Media Lab at USC, working on various projects exploring interactive architecture, ambient storytelling, and mobile experiences. Jen is pursuing a PhD in Media Arts and Practice at the School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California. She holds a BA in Psychology from Rutgers University and an MA in Media and Communications from Goldsmiths College, University of London.

The Internet of Things presents a groundwork for thinking about the implications and applications for connected, animated, and interactive architectural spaces. The growing number of ubiquitous and embedded computing technologies introduces a new paradigm for how we interact with the built environment, while mobile and pervasive devices offer new possibilities for sensing and communicating with buildings and objects in the physical world. These technologies are used not only for collecting and providing data, but also as a way to animate and collectively augment the world around us. In thinking about creating hybrid physical and digital architectural spaces, we are presented with new forms of interactivity between humans, computers and the built environment.

In this context, Interactive Architecture explores the possibilities for dynamic, interactive spaces in which people and buildings engage in a mutual relationship with one other. By connecting the data, stories and experiences that develop though this relationship between buildings and their inhabitants, the built environment becomes an interactive, adaptive and animate entity. The workshop will explore how the Internet of Things not only connects physical and digital spaces, but how these networked spaces and objects might become playfully responsive characters that engage people with the built environment in new ways.


Sustainable Society with Internet of Things
Kazushi Kuse VP, Yamato Laboratory IBM Japan
Kazushi KuseDr. Kazushi Kuse was named as Vice President of IBM YAMATO Laboratory in 2009. He was leading Strategic Value Creation Team in IBM in 2008. He was Director of Systems Development Laboratory and Director of Service Innovation Laboratory in 2006 and 2007, respectively. He had been Director of IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory from 2005-2007. He was leading Services & Software department, Pervasive Computing, Object Technology, and Programming Language in IBM Tokyo Research since he joined IBM in April 1987. He received Ph.D on Computer Science from University of Tsukuba in 1987.
Haruyoshi Kumura Fellow, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Haruyoshi KumuraHaruyoshi Kumura was appointed Fellow in charge of Technology Intelligence of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. in April 2009. He joined Nissan Motor in 1981. After assuming several management positions in Nissan's Powertrain and Environment Research Laboratory, he became General Manager in the laboratory in 2003. He was named Vice President in charge of Nissan Research Center in 2005 and was appointed Corporate Vice President in charge of the Center in 2006. He holds a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology.
Yoshiki Yamagata National Institute for Environmental Studies
Yoshiki YamagataHe was born in Tokyo and graduated from the University of Tokyo (new school on Macro-System Science) in 1985. His Ph.D thesis was about "Monitoring and modeling of terrestrial ecosystems". He is currently working at the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) as a Special Senior Researcher. His research topics include: Terrestrial ecosystem monitoring, Land use modeling, Urban & Regional Carbon Management (URCM). He received 1st OZE PRIZE 1998 and has been involved in several international activities such as: Lead Author of IPCC Special Report on "Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF)", Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) member of IHDP/Institutional Dimension of Global Environmental Change (IDGEC), ESSP/Global Carbon Project (GCP), Editorial Board of Elsevier journals of "Climate Policy", "Environmental Science and Policy", and "Applied Energy".
Josef Galaskiewics Professor of Sociology, University of Arizona
Josef GalaskiewicsUniversity of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
1971-1976 - Sociology, Ph.D.
Hiroshi Maruyama Information Processing Society of Japan
Hiroshi MaruyamaDr. Hiroshi Maruyama is a computer scientist. He was Director, IBM Research, Tokyo Research Laboratory from 2006 to 2009. His major research fields include natural language processing, machine translation, information retrieval, XML, Web Services, and information security. After finishing his master's degree at Tokyo Institute of Technology, he joined IBM's Japan Science Institute (later renamed to Tokyo Research Laboratory) and worked on various projects around natural language processing. He received his Ph. D. from Kyoto University in 1995. He spent one year with IBM's Software Group Headquarters in Somers, NY from 1996 to 1997. After returning to Tokyo Research Laboratory, he started a small team working on XML. His book titled "XML and Java: Developing Web Applications" published by Addison-Wesley sold more than 60,000 copies worldwide in six languages. At the same time, from 1997 to 2000, Hiroshi was also an adjunct professor at Graduate School of Computer Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology, working on Internet security research. From late 2003 to the first half of 2004, he was assigned to IBM's Business Consulting Group, working as a full time consultant. He was appointed as Director, Tokyo Research Laboratory in 2006. After he stepped down from the job in April 2009, he was Program Director, Smarter Planet Technology in IBM Japan. He left IBM in October 2009, and joined Canon in November 2009, where he was Deputy Group Executive, Digital Platform Development Headquarters. He quit Canon in September 2010. Currently he is seeking a new challenging opportunity.

There will be a trillion connected objects - cars, appliances, cameras, roadways, pipelines, smart meters, buildings, houses - comprising the "Internet of Things." We will discuss key issues and technologies to realize a sustainable society by Internet of Things.

EV Pioneers Community Smart
Haruyoshi Kumura, Fellow, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Agent-based Simulation for Designing Low Carbon City
Yoshiki Yamagata, National Institute for Environmental Studies

Dynamic Social Network Analysis of International Environmental Regimes
Josef Galaskiewics, University of Arizona

Sustainable Society with Internet of Things
Hiroshi Maruyama, Information Processing Society of Japan


Un-Tangible Identification in International Trade
Naotaka Ishizawa NYK Line, Japan
Naotaka Ishizawa

Since August 2006, Ishizawa has been working at NYK to establish new global standards for the use of RFID technology in the logistics industry. For example, he has been co-chair of the Transportation & Logistics User Group (in GS1), where he promotes involvement by global members. He also spearheaded the first official global pilot project for RFID between locations in China, Japan, the U.S., and the EU, a project that included air, ocean, and inland transport modes. Thus, he has developed a growing international network of concerned stakeholders.

This workshop aims to show that the identification of intangible business entities is important and that there is a lot of room for research and pilot programs. In the world of Internet of Things, all tangible entities have their own globally unique identifiers. To make the best use of this concept for business purposes, intangible business entities also should have their own globally unique identifiers. The combination of tangible and intangible identifications will allow the creation of new businesses that were originally unfeasible because of a lack of visibility.

The workshop presents examples of intangible-entity identifiers and their application in international logistics. UCR (unique consignment reference) is such an identifier of international shipments and is shared among multiple parties in different countries. By identifying physical cargo with a UCR, you can obtain real-time item-level visibility. And this visibility allows a wider application of ABL (asset-based lending) in the supply chain. At the moment, only cargoes within a physically localized area (such as a whole ship or warehouse area) are suitable for ABL. But the combination of item-level identification and UCR allows more-complicated ABL in the supply chain. Industry experts at the workshop will discuss ongoing activities involving UCR and ABL in international logistics.

Yoshitaka Fukui (Director, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan)
Nick Fergusson (GS1 Global Office)


New Information Infrastructure Powered by Internet of Things
Noboru Koshizuka The University of Tokyo, Ubiquitous ID Center, Japan
Noboru Koshizuka Noboru Koshizuka is a Professor in Department of Applied Computer Science, the University of Tokyo, Japan. He is also Vice Director of YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory. He was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1966. He received B.S., M. S. and D. S. degrees in Information Science in 1989, 1991, and 1994 from the University of Tokyo, Japan.

Since 1990, he has been participating the TRON (The Realtime Operating system Nucleus) Project. For about 15 years, he has been researching ubiquitous computing, embedded systems, human interface, and computer networks. Currently, his main research interests are ubiquitous computing, embedded real-time systems, operating systems, and computer networks.

Internet of things (IoT) involves technologies useful for building Smart Houses, Smart Buildings, and Smart Cities. It blurs the difference between real and virtual worlds and brings powerful information and communication technologies of virtual cyber world to our real world. In this case, the Internet of Things will become a new information infrastructure for the future.

This workshop provides special presentation of practical projects in Japan, which adopt the technology of Internet of Things for improving our society so smartly. This new information infrastructure is also one of the key elements for the low environmental impact living and the future green society.

Yusho Ishikawa, The University of Tokyo
Narito Kurata, Kajima Corporation
Atsushi Yamagiwa, Geospace Information Authority of Japan


Open Workshops

The following five workshops have been accepted from the open call for proposals.

WS1: SecIoT 2010:The 1st Workshop on the Security of the Internet of Things
Jim Clarke Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
Rodrigo Roman University of Malaga, Spain
Stefanos Gritzalis University of the Aegean, Greece
Jianying Zhou Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

Before the Internet of Things (IoT) vision takes its first steps, it is essential to consider the security implications of billions of intelligent things cooperating with other real and virtual entities over the Internet. In fact, we need to plan well in advance what kind of technological mechanisms, protocols and standard infrastructures we will need in order to protect the IoT.

Failure to do so will result in a weak infrastructure that will be surely exploited by malicious entities performing attacks such as accessing personal information or manipulating the elements of the real world.

Securing the IoT is a very complex task, because there are plenty of factors that must be taken into account.
For example:
i) the protection of the different building blocks,
ii) the creation of interoperable security mechanisms,
iii) the development of new services that allow multiple actors (e.g. human beings, machines, objects) to cooperate with each other, and
iv) the management of all the information produced by these interactions.
Consequently, the main goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and industry experts in areas relevant to the security of the Internet of Things.

WS2: LocWeb 2010: Third International Workshop on Location and the Web 2010
Susanne Boll University of Oldenburg, Germany
Johannes Schoning DFKI, Saarland University, Germany
Erik Wilde School of Information, UC Berkeley, USA

The Third International Workshop on Location and the Web (LocWeb 2010) focuses on research and development that targets the intersection of Internet-enabled location-aware/located devices, and services based on Web technologies and Web architecture. The rapid rise of multi-sensory mobile devices and Internet-enabled "things" equipped with sensors and ubiquitous connectivity opens new possibilities and provides the foundations to capture, share and use Web services and applications in ways which go beyond the traditional scenarios of stationary or even mobile computer-like devices.

Increasingly, applications will have to bridge the physical world and the Web space, and location is one of the major connecting links. When Web services will "surround" users, designers have to address the challenges of scalability and interoperability on the Web, and designers also have to look at policy, regulatory, and legislative responses to the privacy and security challenges created by something as sensitive as location information.

WS3: Urban IOT 2010: Urban Internet of Things - Towards Programmable Real-time Cities
Vlad Trifa SAP Research Switzerland & Institute for Pervasive Computing ETH Zurich & MIT SENSEable City Lab
Karmen Franinovic Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), zero-th studio
Kristian Kloeckl IUAV University of Venice & MIT SENSEable City Lab
Dominique Guinard SAP Research Switzerland & Institute for Pervasive Computing ETH Zurich & MIT Mobile Experience Lab

As more people move to cities, it becomes increasingly challenging to build efficient infrastructures that support the needs of inhabitants without sacrificing the quality of life. The increasing digital instrumentation of urban areas through various networked sensors provides many opportunities to design smarter cities through a meaningful interpretation and usage of all this real-time data. In today's world, there are strong incentives to leverage the most recent technologies to create digital infrastructures that foster collaboration between the different disciplines involved in urban design. By considering the IoT as a platform for engaging citizen's action, a new design space is created where citizens are at the center of its urban environment and empowered to actively shape the city he live in.

This workshop will gather original and inspiring contributions from technology experts, researchers in academia and industry, designers, urban planners, and architects to share their knowledge, experiences, and best practices for building smarter cities. We will explore the design of open and efficient platforms and tools to collect, analyze, store, and share the enormous amount of real-time data digital cities generate through a mix of papers, demos, invited presentations and open discussions for collectively create the city of the future..


WS4: Trustworthy IoPTS: The 4th International Workshop on Trustworthy Internet of People, Things & Services
Atta Badii School of Systems Engineering, University of Reading, UK
Mario Hoffmann Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology, Munich, Germany
Claudia Eckert Technical University Munich, Germany

The vision of the future "Trustworthy Internet of People, Things and Services, IoPTS" is gaining momentum in the emergent academic, industrial and market innovation arenas. Many key enabling technologies are already emerging such as secure middleware and service-oriented architectures, virtualisation, RFID, and sensor networking. The vision of cloud computing (eCloud) further motivates interest in research and innovation to underpin ubiquitous IoPTS integration. However the promises of the Future Internet in empowering cooperativity support to underpin optimal eMobility, eHealth, eSecurity, eCloud and eMedia services delivery have to be realised in a societally safe, trustworthy, ethical and acceptable manner as well as in increasingly scalable, sustainable and affordable ways; so as to push forwards the frontiers of digital inclusivity amongst citizens.

Thus the 4th International Conference on the theme of Trustworthy Internet of People, Things and Services stands at the confluence of Future Secure, Trust-based Internet, and, the vision of Ambient Intelligence as underpinned by pervasive-assistive technologies serving the IoPTS within the framework of semantically interoperable service-oriented and model-driven architectures. Such systems will have to be evaluated within challenging proving grounds such as in Ambient Assistive Living and other emergent FIA application domains e.g. SmartGrids-MobiPetsCloud, SmartCities, Green ICT and eMobility.


WS5: INCO-FP7: International Research Collaboration - Participation in the European Research Framework Programme
Peter Fatelnig European Commission, DG Information Society, BU25.3.175, B-1049 Brussels
Peter Fatelnig Peter Fatelnig is Deputy Head of Unit at the European Commission in the area of Information Society and Media policies and technologies. He is currently responsible for the implementation of the recently launched Euro 300 million public-private partnership on the Future Internet. In his work he and his team follow research and developments in areas such as RFID, internet of things, cloud computing and the Future of the Internet in view of their societal & economic dimension and their policy implications. Before joining the European Commission he worked on international assignments for the consulting firm American Management Systems, and earlier for the European Space Agency. Peter holds a Master degree in Communication Engineering from the University of Technology in Graz, Austria.

The workshop aims at raising the interest of international collaboration with Japan under the European framework programme for research and technological development (FP7). Japan as an industrialised economy shares many of the technological challenges and issues with the European economy and society face. Japanese companies traditional participate through their long-established European subsidiaries and laboratories, a process which is well established and respected at both sides. Japanese academic organisation participate directly in consortia and project, however this is less developed and used. The workshop will present and explain opportunities for ICT collaboration EU-Japan in the context of the work programme 2011-12 and raise the interest in international research collaboration.

Agenda (overall planned length: 2.5 hrs)

Chair: Peter Fatelnig, European Commission

Workshop Panel:
Mr Lorenz Granrath, Fraunhofer Representative Office Japan - "Perspective and experiences from a global research and innovation institution" - 20'

Mr Peter Fatelnig, European Commission - "Introduction to the EU RTD Framework Programme" - 20'

Ms Barbara Rhode, Head of the Science & Technology Section, Minister-Counsellor at the Delegation of the European Union to Japan - "EU-Japan Science and Technology Agreement" 20'

Mr Chihiro Sawada, Vice President of NEC Central Research Labs "International Research Collaboration at NEC" - 20'

Mr Nozomu Nishinaga, National Institute of Information and Communication Technology (NICT) - "Examples of EU-Japan academic orient research collaboration" - 20 '

Panel discussion and Q/A - 30'


WS6: From the INTRAnet of Things to the INTERnet of Things - Establishing a common architecture for the IoT
Sebastian Lange IoT-A Coordinator, Senior Consultant, VDI/VDE-IT, Germany

This session is dedicated to discussing and presenting the needs and requirements posed upon a universal architecture enabling the emergence of a true internet of things and to achieve the transition from an intranet of things to the internet of things. The speakers in the session will present the initial approach of the EU FP7 IoT-A project as well as of the European IoT cluster (IERC) towards establishing a truly applicable IoT architecture and will present and discuss the proposed European IoT strategy for establishing a world wide accepted concept for the web of things.

The presentations will highlight amongst others the technical challenges of establishing a federated universal Internet of Things Architecture and will also elaborate on barriers and roadblocks that are already visible today. Additionally, the concept of an IoT stakeholder group will be outlined that is currently being established to gather requirements for the future IoT and to validate the intermediate steps of the architecture reference model. The stakeholder group shall federate all those institutions that are currently involved in the development of IoT applications, services, or are dealing with regulatory issues or expecting to become involved in this topic in the future. Finally, a short panel discussion will open the floor for question and answers and discuss the challenges and barriers ahead with the audience.

Sebastian Lange - IoT-A Coordinator, Senior Consultant, VDI/VDE-IT, Germany
Peter Friess - Head of the IERC (IOT European Research Cluster), European Commission, Belgium
Noboru Koshizuka - Vice Director YRP UNL, Professor University Tokyo, tbc
Stephan Haller - Research Program Manager, SAP Research, Swizerland
Niko Hossain - Research Scientist, Fraunhofer Institute IML, Dortmund, Germany


Workshop Proposals

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit workshop proposals to IoT2010 program co-chairs (, no later than June 11th(extended) 23:59 (EST), 2010. Submissions may be made by e-mail (PDF, or ASCII) with "IoT2010 workshop Submission" in the subject header. The workshop can either be a by-invitation workshop or an open workshop. Proposals must include:

-The name of the workshop.
-A statement of goals for the workshop.
-The names and addresses of the organizers.
-The names of potential participants (of a by-invitation workshop)
-The names of PC members (of an open workshop)
-A description of the plans for call for participation (e.g., call for papers).
-The planned length of the workshop.

Please note that workshop papers will be published as Internet of Things 2010 Workshop Proceedings and will not be on IEEE Xplore because their selection process is different from conference full papers.