The Sixth International Workshop on the Web of Things (WoT 2015)
The Internet of Things has become a well-known brand for a set of research issues in the pervasive and ubiquitous computing communities. The WoT workshop series is the prime location for researchers and practitioners to share their results and projects with the Web of Things community.
IoT applications value creation for industry – experience, challenges, evolution
IoT is bringing and promising important changes in our lives and in the industrial environment. Numerous IoT research and application projects have been done in recent years, by universities, in collaborations industry-academia and there are IoT increasing activities and applications in the industry.
IoT applications in the sense of this industry workshop are solutions using IoT technologies to improve industrial manufacturing processes, enable new and efficient ways to do operate production plants, create new service or supervision means for industrial installations, offer an optimized infrastructure, reduce operational cost or improve human safety in industrial areas.
From an industry point of view value creation form IoT applications and sustainability are important aspects. How these value aspects will be addressed and solved will influence the use of IoT technologies in the industry, on a larger scale, in the coming years.
IoT and Smart Agriculture
Agriculture has been evolving with new technology such as the Internet of Things (IoT). For example, greenhouses are connected to each other, and their environments are controlled automatically and optimized for the best quality of agricultural products. In addition, the advanced cattle sheds are built based on the IoT technologies. These efforts enhance the quality and safety of agricultural products and mitigate information asymmetry between producers and consumers.
However, some technical and business issues need to be addressed in the agriculture domain to accomplish the higher level of the IoT-based productions and services for producers, distributers, retailers, and consumers. This workshop addresses the current issues of agriculture related to IoT, and finds the future directions of technical and business development of smart agriculture.
Internet of Processes
The Internet of Things opens new and great potential for usage of implicitly gathered information for monitoring and control of global logistics processes. These processes are immensely important for manufacturing and production, especially in automotive industry where these information interconnect hundreds of vendors and suppliers in global supply chain.
IoT has already found its way into a variety of large scale applications and arguably it is already one of the most successful technologies in the history of computing. The usage of this potential can be defined as an Internet of Processes.
Proposed workshop provides unique platform for introduction and discussion of current development of IoT for industrial applications in systems control. Based on proposed topics, the workshop is focused on: Industry 4.0 and multiagents and holonic systems; Logistics Networks Applications; IoT services and theirs quality
Smart Water Challenges and IoT
The objective of the workshop is (i) To create a forum of stakeholders at national and international level for sharing best practices, providing indications, solutions and standards about the SMARTICT solutions and IoT for the water domain and (ii) to elaborate, through broad stakeholders’ consultation, guidelines and specifications on SMART ICT solutions and IoT for water efficiency management.
Worldwide collaboration for global IoT solutions
Internet of Things (IoT) is an emerging paradigm which promises to resolve many social and economic problems that the world is currently facing. For instance, smarter cities that more efficiently use the city infrastructure resources, which should be shared by the increasing population; smarter homes with increased safety and comfort; smarter, eco-friendly transportation; efficient industrial processes for improved production, etc. These are global problems that need global solutions.
Significant worldwide effort is currently being conducted to create the building blocks for future IoT solutions. Various standardization work, industrial alliances, collaborative R&D, etc. has been founded and obtained valuable progress. However, with this rapidly emerging domain and opportunities, the risk of wasting efforts is high if we miss the importance of worldwide collaboration and benefit from the cross-cultural collaboration and exchange of experiences.
This workshop brings together some example collaboration efforts between European, American and Asian institutes in the IoT domain. The participants will share with the audience their experiences with such collaborations, share best practices and lessons learnt. The presenters will also be able to provide guidelines for future collaboration opportunities.