Workshops

Workshop dates

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NanoCoCoA
20:45 (Nov. 16) - 2:10 (Nov. 17) (JST)
ENSsys
1:00 (Nov. 17) - 4:00 (Nov. 17) (JST)
DATA
8:00 (Nov. 16) - 10:00 (Nov. 16) (JST)
CCIoT
16:00 (Nov. 16) - 18:30 (Nov. 16) (JST)
PLAS
8:45 (Nov. 16) - 12:30 (Nov. 16) (JST)
SecICPS
13:00 (Nov. 16) - 16:00 (Nov. 16) (JST)
AIChallengeIoT
22:00 (Nov. 16) - 4:30 (Nov. 17) (JST)

The 1st ACM International Workshop on Nanoscale Computing, Communication, and Applications (ACM NanoCoCoA 2020)

Nanotechnology continues to revolutionize a wide variety of fields by paving the way toward sub-μm scale devices (i.e., in the order of a few hundred nanometers). Controlling materials on such a scale is expected to give rise to integrated nanodevices with simple sensing, actuation, data processing and storage, and communication capabilities, opening the horizon to a variety of ground-breaking applications. By equipping nanodevices with wireless communications capabilities, nanotechnology will facilitate the advance of multiple disruptive applications, the most prominent ones being in-body communication, software-defined metamaterials, wireless robotic materials, and on-chip communication. Communication among the nanodevices, as well as between them and the macroscale world, will be required to achieve the promise of the above-mentioned application domains. Predominantly due to the small size and limited capabilities of nanodevices, classical communication paradigms are not directly applicable to nanocommunication and networking. Thus, several alternative nanocommunication paradigms have emerged, with the most promising one for enabling all of the envisioned applications being high-frequency (mmWave and terahertz (THz)) electromagnetic nanocommunication. The overall objective of the ACM NanoCoCoA is to bring together a broad range of experts on nanoscale computing, high frequency electromagnetic (mmWave, THz) nanocommunication and networking, and the promising application domains, in order to outline, discuss, and address emerging topics pertaining to designing nanodevices and wireless systems of nanodevices for this novel set of disruptive nanoscale applications.


Workshop paper submission link: https://nanococoa20.hotcrp.com/


Program Chairs:

  • Chong Han (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
  • Jeroen Famaey (University of Antwerp - imec, Belgium)
  • Sergi Abadal (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
  • Filip Lemic (University of Antwerp - imec, Belgium and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)




The 8th International Workshop on Energy Harvesting and Energy-Neutral Sensing Systems(ENSsys)

ENSsys will be held as a virtual and on-site event in Tokyo, Japan, co-located with ACM SenSys. Complementing the topics of SenSys 2020, this workshop will bring researchers together to explore the challenges, issues and opportunities in the research, design, and engineering of energy-harvesting, energy-neutral and intermittent sensing systems. These are enabling technologies for future applications in smart energy, transportation, environmental monitoring and smart cities. Innovative solutions in hardware for energy scavenging, adaptive algorithms, and power management policies are needed to enable either uninterrupted or intermittent operation. High quality technical articles are solicited, describing advances in sensing systems powered by energy harvesting, as well as those which describe practical deployments and implementation experiences. Moreover, ENSsys offers a platform for innovative future directions by soliciting position papers.


Workshop paper submission link: https://enssys20.hotcrp.com/


Program Chairs:

  • Alex S. Weddell (University of Southampton, UK)
  • Josiah Hester (Northwestern University, USA)




The 3rd ACM International Workshop on Blockchain-enabled Networked Sensor Systems (BlockSys) [Cancelled]

Sensing technologies are being widely used in environments such as smart home, smart building, vehicular network, etc. Information collected from networked sensor systems are valuable if shared and tracked correctly. However, today’s sensing-cloud paradigm does not genetically support trust management and privacy preservation; it also does not encourage information sharing in multi-stakeholder settings through incentives and payment mechanisms. The emerging blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies offer a possibility to 1) ensure data protection, 2) monetize information exchange, 3) reduce sharing and maintenance costs, and 4) to manage trust in multi-stakeholder settings.


Workshop paper submission link: https://blocksys20.hotcrp.com/


Program Chairs:

  • Bhaskar Krishnamachari (University of Southern California, USA)
  • Salil Kanhere (UNSW Sydney, Australia)




The 3rd International SenSys+BuildSys Workshop on Data: Acquisition to Analysis (DATA)

As the enthusiasm for and success of the Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), and Smart Buildings grows, so too does the volume and variety of data collected by these systems. How do we ensure that this data is of high quality, and how do we maximize the utility of collected data such that many projects can benefit from the time, cost, and effort of deployments? The Data: Acquisition To Analysis (DATA) workshop aims to look broadly at interesting data from interesting sensing systems. The workshop considers problems, solutions, and results from all across the real-world data pipeline. We solicit submissions on unexpected challenges and solutions in the collection of datasets, on new and novel datasets of interest to the community, and on experiences and results—explicitly including negative results—in using prior datasets to develop new insights. The workshop aims to bring together a community of application researchers and algorithm researchers in the sensing systems and building domains to promote breakthroughs from integration of the generators and users of datasets. The workshop will foster cross-domain understanding by enabling both the understanding of application needs and data collection limitations.


Workshop paper submission link: https://data20.hotcrp.com/


Program Chairs:

  • Gabe Fierro (UC Berkeley, USA)
  • Mostafa Mirshekari (Stanford University, USA)
  • Pat Pannuto (UCSD, USA)
  • Yang Zhao (General Electric Research, USA)




Cloud Continuum Services for Smart IoT Systems (CCIoT)

Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the hottest topic in the field of communications and computing. Many cloud providers offers cloud/edge services for IoT, to handle big data, to apply AI technologies, to support massive IoT devices, and to provide low-latency control. At the same time 5G cellular networks have Massive IoT as reference scenario, for which a huge number of smart sensors/actuators must be connected with low latency. Cloud and edge computing on the one and 5G on the other hand push for an IoT cloud continuum aimed at simplifying the integration, development and delivery processes of future, cloud-native, IoT applications, also considering related security and privacy issues. There are many alternatives for cloud and networking services and technologies in forming cloud continuum for IoT. The objectives of this workshop are to create a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss issues in applying cloud/edge computing and AI technologies to IoT systems, in networking IoT devices and federating IoT systems, and in development of IoT services exploiting the computing and networking capabilities of IoT systems, and to set a direction in forming a cloud continuum where IoT systems work together towards well-being of humankind.


Workshop paper submission link: https://cciot2020.hotcrp.com/


Program Chairs:

  • Antonio Skarmeta (University Murcia/OdinS, Spain)
  • Andrea Detti (University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy)
  • Hidenori Nakazato (Waseda University, Japan)




The 1st International Workshop on Physical-Layer Augmented Security for Sensor Systems (PLAS)

Due to the broadcast nature of the wireless medium, communication security has always been an important concern in sensor systems. Although security was originally viewed as a high-layer problem to be solved using key-based cryptographic techniques, physical-layer security is now emerging as a complementary approach to further enhance secrecy performance. The breakthrough idea of physical-layer security is to exploit the intrinsic characteristics of the wireless channels, such as fading, path loss, or noise, to transmit a message from a source to the intended receiver while keeping confidentiality from both passive and active eavesdroppers. Physical-layer security owns its advantages in terms of no need for distributing/managing secret keys, low computational complexity, and easy implementation in a wireless environment, so it is highly promising for implementing secure communication in sensor systems. Moreover, it will be more advantageous by combining physical-layer and upper-layer security techniques via cross-layer design.


Workshop paper submission link: https://plas2020.hotcrp.com/


Program Chairs:

  • Xiaohong Jiang (Future University Hakodate, Japan)
  • Tarik Taleb (Aalto University, Finland)
  • Yulong Shen (Xidian University, China)
  • Pin-Han Ho (University of Waterloo, Canada)




The 1st ACM International Workshop on Security and Safety for Intelligent Cyber-Physical Systems (SecICPS)

Recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI), sensing, communication, computation and storage techniques have improved the way CPS interact, exchange and process information. Especially in recent years, Intelligent Cyber-Physical System (ICPS), such as unmanned vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and robots, have emerged for various applications without surveillance by human. Yet, the success, prosperity, and advancement of these intelligent systems strongly depend on the security and safety of the cyber-physical devices, system software, and application software. These systems are prone to suffering from various security and safety issues, such as hardware defects, system and application vulnerabilities, network eavesdropping, side-channel attacks and so on. These successful attacks targeted to the Intelligent CPS do not only affect the security of information but also the safety of system, which may lead to malfunction of systems with severe financial, environmental and health losses. The goal of the 2020 SecICPS workshop is to bring together internationally leading academic and industrial researchers in an effort to identify and discuss the major technical challenges and recent results to meet the security and safety requirements of future ICPS’s applications in various fields.


Workshop paper submission link: https://secicps2020.hotcrp.com/


Program Chairs:

  • Jianfeng Ma (Xidian University, China)
  • Wenjing Lou (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,USA)
  • Liangmin Wang (Jiangsu University, China)
  • Jian Weng (Jinan University, China)




The 2nd International Workshop on Challenges in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Internet of Things (AIChallengeIoT 2020)

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are key enabling technologies for many Internet of Things (IoT) applications. However, the collection and processing of data for AI and ML is very challenging in the IoT domain. For example, there are usually a large number of low-powered sensors deployed in large geographical areas with possibly intermittent network connectivity. The sensors and their collected data may be owned by different users or organizations, which can bring further obstacles to data collection due to privacy concerns and noisy labels provided by different users. The successful application of AI/ML approaches in such scenarios with noisy and decentralized data is difficult. In addition, the amount of collected data that can be used for training AI/ML models is usually proportional to the number of users in the system, but the system may not be able to attract many users without a well-trained AI/ML model, and it is challenging to solve this dilemma.


Workshop paper submission link: https://aichallengeiot20.hotcrp.com/


Program Chairs:

  • Shiqiang Wang (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA)
  • Poonam Yadav (University of York, UK)
  • Ludmila (Lucy) Cherkasova (ARM Research, USA)
  • Valerie Liptak (Amazon, USA)
  • Jorge Ortiz (Rutgers University, USA)
  • Shaswot Shresthamali (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Mani Srivastava (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Vinesh Sukumar (Intel, USA)