IOT-HSA-2021: Workshop on Internet of Things based Health Services and Applications

Mobile phones, smart watches, fitness trackers and a variety of Internet of Things (IoT) smart home devices constantly acquire data about our lives and our bodies. These data can be used to support healthcare and foster healthy and independent living, with potentially enormous benefits to our societies. Along with benefits, important challenges come in terms of quality and significance of the collected data, usability and long term acceptance, transparency, data protection and trustability. The aim of this workshop is to explore these fundamental questions with researchers and practitioners from academia and industry.

Dario Salvi (Malmö University, Sweden),
Francesco Potortí (CNR, Pisa, Italy),

Workshop Date: November 8, 2021

InterOSS 2021: 4th Workshop on Interoperability and Open-Source Solutions for the Internet of Things

The evolution of the Internet of Things has created a complex ecosystem populated by various Internet of Things (IoT) platforms that provide access to a broad range of things. These IoT platforms typically promote their specific interfaces and information models, and often adopt non-standard, sometimes fully proprietary, protocols to control a variety of things. This fragmentation and missing interoperability currently prevent the emergence of cooperative IoT ecosystems in which applications can be built to simply use things, or to enable things operated by different platforms to interact. The 4th Workshop on Interoperability and Open-Source Solutions for the Internet of Things focuses on addressing this challenge, bringing the community of industry players, stakeholders and open source communities. The main objective of this event is to exchange experiences and ideas with the IoT and Data communities as well as contribute to build new knowledge analyzing open issues and identify gaps on interoperability, architectural principles, marketplaces and standardization for future. It will bring the voice of industrial experts providing an environment where attendees (presential or remotely) have the opportunity to explore  interoperability solutions stemming from research and innovation projects and showcase practical experiences on interoperable IoT solutions and promote open-source solutions.

Martin Serrano (National university of Ireland; Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics, Ireland),
Achille Zappa (National university of Ireland; Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics, Ireland),

Workshop Date: November 8, 2021

Tutorial: Internet of Things: Concepts and System Design

This tutorial provides a concise overview of the underlying concepts, architecture, and design of IoT systems. It includes a succinct coverage and analysis of functions and roles of the key components – sensors, edge, fog, communications, cloud, data processing and storage with analytics ML and AI, security and management. It provides a balanced treatment at roughly equal level of depth for all covered topics, based on the presenter’s book “Internet of Things: Concepts and Systems Design” (Springer 2020).

The emphasis of the tutorial is on system analysis, design, and integration aspects of IoT systems. It does so by tracing the end-to-end flows of data and control, from the point of sensory information capture to its incremental processing at the edge and in the cloud in order to create insights and act in ways that improve long-term behaviors of their (IoT instrumented) targets in the real world.

An important aspect of the tutorial is to highlight the importance and nature of information modeling of IoT data and metadata in a manner that facilitates semantic interoperability, aggregation and processing of big-data, creation of portable applications, and the ability to (re)use the accumulated data – arguably the most valuable asset of an IoT system.

Dr. Milan Milenkovic, IoTsense LLC, Dublin, CA, USA,

Workshop Date: November 8, 2021