Special Session on IoT Cloud Platforms: Trustworthiness, Analytics, and Applications

To be held in conjuction with the 3rd International Symposium on Real-time Data Processing for Cloud Computing (RTDPCC 2017 – II)


Session Scope:

Internet of Things (IoT) are systems of  billions of smart devices interconnected over a network and in many cases are cloud-managed. IoT is gaining wide attention from both academia and industry and can offer transformative solutions to serious difficulties faced by elderly populations, climate change, surveillance, healthcare, resource management, and many other mission critical applications. A typical lifecycle of an IoT application starts from data generation at the smart devices, data-streaming to the cloud for storage and analysis, and ending by feedback and data visualization. Many challenges can be addressed in each of the phases of the IoT management life cycle. Example of such challenges are: the heterogeneous nature of IoT device-formation and interrelated surroundings, the remote untrustworthy operational environment, vast amount of real-time information-rich data fusion, streaming, and analytics, context-aware intelligence, and pervasive privacy-sensitive sensing and actuating capabilities.

The workshop session aims to bring together academic researchers and industry practitioners working towards solutions to address the aforementioned challenges. It is expected that the exchanged  ideas on recent research and future directions opens the way for collaborative investigations towards new discoveries and extensive enhancement of the presented cutting edge technologies. Therefore, we accept research, industrial, and vision papers.

The topics of interest to the workshop include, but are not limited to:

●        Cloud infrastructure to support IoT;

●        IoT data management in the cloud;

●        Real time big data analysis;

●        Managing streamed IoT data;

●        IoT secure access control;

●        IoT trustworthy data analytics;

●        Privacy preserved operation and applications;

●        Secure sensors, actuator technologies;

●        IoT network and communication security;

●        Confidentiality assurance mechanisms for IoT;

●        Exploiting accelerators (e.g. FPGAs and GPUs), coprocessors, and new hardware for efficient analysis of data;

●        Efficient data storage in the cloud;

●        Privacy and anonymization techniques in IoT;

●        Secure cloud of things;

●        Security of Big data in IoT;

●        Hardware security primitives;

●        IoT forensic analysis and biometrics in IoT;

●        Secure IoT related applications and Cloud operation;

●        Ethics and legal considerations in IoT;

●        IoT design and implementation;

●        IoT applications;

●        IoT data visualization.


Session Organization:

General Chairs

  • Mohamed Azab, SRTA City, Egypt
  • Iman Elghandour, Alexandria University, Egypt
  • Virginia N. L. Franqueira, University of Derby. UK

Technical Program Committee 

  • Kofi Appiah, Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • Hamza Baali, Qatar University, Qatar
  • Bin Ye, London City University, UK
  • James Hardy, University of Derby, UK
  • Bo Yuan, Tongji University, China
  • Paul Comerford, Wrexham Glyndwr University, UK
  • Marwa Eltier, SRTA, Egypt
  • Bassem Mokhtar , Alexandria University, Egypt
  • Mohamed Morsi Alexandria University, Egypt
  • Mohamed Samir , AAST, Egypt
  • Mona Salah , SRTA City, Egypt
  • Amr Abed, Virginia Tech, US
  • Pedro R. M. Inácio, University of Beira Interior, PT

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission Deadline: 15 August 2017 (extended)
  • Authors Notification: 08 September 2017
  • Camera-Ready Paper Due: 30 September 2017
  • Early Registration Due: 30 September 2017
  • Conference Date: 5-8 December 2017

Submission Guidelines

Authors are requested to submit papers electronically via EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rtdpcc2017ii. Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and may not exceed 6 pages including figures, tables and references using the templates available at http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template, which include an optional free collaborative cloud-based LaTeX authoring tool.

Authors should submit the manuscript in PDF format and make sure that the file will print on a printer that uses letter size (8.5 x 11) paper. The official language of the meeting is English. All manuscripts will be reviewed and will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to the conference attendees.

Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal.