Call for Workshops and Tutorials

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 the workshops and tutorials at IoT Conference 2024 will take place on November 19 in Oulu, Finland.

The objective of the IoT 2024 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 program combining emerging and established topics. Workshops and tutorials should provide an informal and vibrant forum for researchers and industry practitioners to share their research results and practical experiences.

IoT 2024 invites full-day and half-day workshop proposals with a clearly defined scope that falls in the general topics of the conference.

The organizers of accepted workshops will be responsible for workshops’ reviewing processes and publicity with support from IoT 2024 general chairs, which will announce all accepted workshops as collocated events on the conference website and via its publicity channels. IoT 2024 will publish accepted workshop papers in companion proceedings to the conference’s main proceedings.

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

Topics of Interest

IoT 2024 solicits workshop proposals on all topics related to the development and adoption of the Internet of Things—topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Scalable IoT Architectures including Semantic Interoperability and the Web of Things
  • Edge AI and edge computing applications and technologies
  • Novel IoT Communication Technologies and Protocols
  • Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in IoT including carbon-awareness, battery-less and biodegradable computing
  • Small and Large-scale pilots of IoT Sensing, Signal Processing, Actuation and Analytics
  • Safety, Security and Privacy Risks and Guarantees in IoT and Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Database and Distributed Ledger Technologies for IoT
  • Human Interaction with IoT IoT-enhanced AR/VR/MR, Metaverse, and Games
  • Cyber-Physical Systems, Digital Twins and Inter-Realities
  • Large-Scale IoT Analytics and Internet of Behaviors
  • Transient Large-Scale Networks including V2V or V2X
  • Real-world IoT Deployments, Testbeds and Datasets
  • Novel IoT Applications in Industry (e.g., manufacturing, agriculture, business processes, robotics, etc. ) including networked intelligent production systems
  • GenAI and Large Language Models (LLMs) in IoT Ecosystems
  • Novel IoT Applications for Environmental Sensing and Disaster Response
  • Societal Impacts and Ethical Implications of IoT

Workshop proposals should be submitted no later than May 31 June 28, 2024 to iot2024workshops@gmail.com, and will be subject to a rolling acceptance process. Organizers should submit a 200 words abstract, along with a single PDF file of 4 pages maximum (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?
  • Organization and Format: Description of the intended organization, 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 organizers
  • 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 2024.
  • 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

Acceptance Criteria of Workshop Proposals

A limited number of workshop proposals will be accepted to IoT 2024. 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 2024.
  • 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 organization and format are appealing for potential contributors and participants.

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

The IoT Conference 2024 organizers invite proposals for tutorials. Tutorials may consist of interactive sessions, hands-on training, hackathons, plugfests, demo jams, breakout sessions, or any combination of the above. Tutorials should be of interest to a substantial part of the IoT Conference audience and represent a sufficiently mature area of research or practice.

The organizers of accepted tutorials will be responsible for their own publicity (e.g., website, call for participation) with support from IoT 2024 general chairs, which will announce all accepted tutorials as collocated events on the conference website and via its publicity channels.

Tutorials will be organized on the same day as workshops – November 19, 2024.

Tutorial Proposal Submission Instruction

Submissions should be submitted no later than May 31 June 28, 2024 via email to iot2024workshops@gmail.com,  and will be subject to a rolling acceptance process. Organizers should submit a 200-word abstract, along with a single PDF file of 4 pages maximum, containing the following sections:

  • Title, acronym, potentially logo
  • Motivation: Why is it of particular interest to the IoT community?
  • Detailed Description: content and schedule (half-day or full-day), description of learning outcomes, presentation style, tutorial format, prior knowledge required by the attendees, limitations on the number of participants
  • Tutorial Material: if applicable, description of the hardware and software used for the tutorial. Will the software be openly accessible to the participants? With what licence? What do participants need to bring for the tutorial?
  • Audience: Evidence that there is an existing community of researchers and practitioners that could participate in this event.
  • Presenters: Name, affiliation, email address, homepage and short biography of each presenter, explaining their expertise in the tutorial topic as well as their experiences in teaching and in tutorial presentation
  • Requirements: Audio-visual or technical requirements and any special room requirements

Tutorial organizers will receive one complimentary conference ticket for one organizer. At the discretion of the chairs, tutorials may be canceled if organizers have not registered in a timely manner.

Review Criteria of Tutorial Proposals

Each proposal will be evaluated based on the quality of the proposal, and its appeal to the IoT community. In particular, the proposals should demonstrate the following:

  • The tutorial topics fall in the general scope of IoT2024
  • There is a clear focus on a specific problem or technology
  • There is a sufficiently large community interested in the topic
  • The organization and format are appealing for potential participants

Important Dates

Workshop/Tutorial Proposal SubmissionMay 31 June 28, 2024 (AoE)
Notification of AcceptanceRolling acceptance (no later than June 30, 2024 (AoE))
Workshop Camera-Ready Paper Submission DeadlineNo later than Oct. 17, 2024 (AoE)
Workshop/Tutorial DateNov. 19, 2024