Driven by connected low-cost sensing and actuation and the range of scientifically and economically relevant applications these capabilities enable, the Internet of Things has become a central research area with reach across fields within and peripheral to information technology. Particular challenges include understanding IoT application/user demands, heterogeneous architectures and interoperability, emerging IoT communication technologies and their coexistence, cross-layer hard and soft quality of service guarantees, and integrating and mediating Things within intelligent systems. The International Conference on the Internet of Things is the premier gathering for visionary and groundbreaking research in IoT and closely-related fields. It connects world-class researchers with leading industry experts to steer innovation in multiple IoT verticals (e.g., smart industry, smart city/urban, smart health, smart environment). Since its start in 2008, the conference has been backed by strong support from leading academic institutions as well as industry. We are pleased to announce its 12th edition and associated workshops, which will take place physically from November 7–10 at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (IDE), on TU Delft campus (the Netherlands).

NOTE: A physical conference will be possible ONLY if the Dutch health regulations permit. If not, we will revert to a hybrid or a fully-virtual conference. The conference webpage will be updated if and when details become available.

The objective of the IoT 2022 workshop program is to provide additional forums for discussing novel ideas related to IoT subareas and to stimulate and facilitate active exchange, interaction, and comparison of approaches, methods, and ideas related to IoT. The goal is to have a balanced workshop program comprising workshops of different types and formats combining emerging and established topics. Workshops should provide an informal and vibrant forum for researchers and industry practitioners to share their research results and practical experiences. This year, we encourage submissions related, but not limited to, IoT-enabled alternate realities as well as assured autonomy and resilient IoT.

Workshop Proposals and Information

IoT 2022 invites full-day and half-day workshop proposals with a clearly defined scope that falls in the general topics of the conference. We also encourage submission of workshop proposals that follow alternative formats such as hackathons, plugfests, demo jams, and breakout sessions as long as they can be conducted in hybrid settings.

We encourage workshop organizers to consider holding workshops physically at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering on TU Delft campus.

NOTE: A physical conference will be possible ONLY if the Dutch health regulations permit.

The organisers of accepted workshops will be responsible for workshops’ reviewing processes and publicity with support from IoT 2022 general chairs, which will announce all accepted workshops as collocated events on the conference website and via its publicity channels. IoT 2022 will publish accepted workshop papers in companion proceedings to the conference’s main proceedings.

Workshop participants will be required to register for the full conference. At the discretion of the chairs, workshops may be canceled if organisers have not registered in a timely manner or if a workshop has received too few submissions. In the latter case we encourage the organisers to consider merging their workshop with another fitting workshop under a broader theme.  Workshop organisers will receive one complimentary full conference registration.

Submission

Workshop proposals should be submitted no later than May 25, 2022 to workshops-iot2022-IDE@tudelft.nl, and will be subject to a rolling acceptance process. Organisers should submit a 200 words abstract, along with a single PDF file of 4 pages maximum in the ACM SIGCHI Extended Abstracts Format in Word or Latex including references, containing the following sections:

  • Title, acronym, potentially logo
  • Topics of interest covered by the workshop
  • Motivation: Why is the topic of particular interest to a reasonable fraction of the IoT community and, if applicable, relevant to the suggested topic areas (i.e., IoT-enabled alternate realities as well as assured autonomy and resilient IoT)? 
  • Organisation and Format: Description of the intended organisation, the selection process for the contributors, and schedule of the event
  • If applicable, a brief discussion of the workshop’s history (experiences, number of submissions and attendees, etc.)
  • If applicable, evidence that there is an existing community of researchers and practitioners that are susceptible to contribute to this event, including references to work relating to the core topic of the workshop that are not co-authored by the organisers
  • Alternatively, arguments for the formation of a new community of research. The proposal should then include a discussion of the importance of such a new formation and outreach to relevant areas of research within the scope of IoT 2022.
  • Chairs: Name, affiliation, email address, homepage and a short biography of each chair, explaining the chair’s expertise and experience relevant for the workshop
  • Program Committee: Names and affiliations of potential PC members
  • Papers for accepted workshops will be published in conference companion proceedings.

Acceptance Criteria of Workshop Proposals

A limited number of workshop proposals will be accepted to IoT 2022. Each proposal will be evaluated based on the quality of the proposal and its appeal to the IoT community. Proposals should demonstrate the following:

  • The workshops topics fall in the general scope of IoT 2022, with preference given to the identified areas of IoT-enabled alternate realities and assured autonomy and resilient IoT
  • There is a clear identity and a focus on a specific problem, application area, or technology
  • There are sufficient researchers and practitioners that are willing and able to contribute to and participate in the event
  • The organisation and format are appealing for potential contributors and participants

In case overlapping workshops are proposed, the Workshop Chairs may contact the organisers to discuss the possibility of merging workshops.

Important Dates

  • Workshop Proposal Submission: May 25, 2022 (AoE)
  • Notification of Acceptance: Rolling acceptance, typically within three weeks of submission but no later than June 30, 2022 (AoE)
  • Workshop Papers Submission Deadlines: At the discretion of individual workshops; camera ready date no later than October 17, 2022 (AoE)
  • Workshop Dates: TBD within November 7-10, 2022