The 8th IEEE Workshop on the Internet of Things - Smart Objects and Services (IoT-SoS)
2019 IEEE 20th International Symposium on "A World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks" (WoWMoM)
It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the eighth edition of the IEEE Workshop on the Internet of Things: Smart Objects and Services (IoT-SoS), which is organized this year in conjunction with WoWMoM 2019 in Washington DC, USA. The Internet of Things (IoT) is shaping the evolution of the future Internet. According to the vision underlying the IoT, the next step in increasing the ubiquity of the Internet, after connecting people anytime and everywhere, is to connect inanimate objects. By
... ing objects with embedded communication capabilities and a common addressing scheme, a highly distributed and ubiquitous network of seamlessly connected heterogeneous devices is formed, which can be fully integrated into the current Internet and mobile networks, thus allowing for the development of new intelligent services available anytime, anywhere, by anyone and anything. Many applications with a huge social and business impact are envisaged to be enabled by IoT, including personal healthcare, smart grid, surveillance, home automation, intelligent transportation, and many new ones will emerge once enabling technologies will reach a stable state. In our view, among the many challenges to be faced for making the IoT vision a reality, the following ones are the most important to be tackled: • Architectures, protocols and algorithms for an efficient interconnection of smart objects, both between themselves and within the upcoming 5G context. • The creation of value-added services in cross-domain applications, especially open and interoperable, enabled by the interconnection of things / machines / smart objects, in such a way that they can be integrated with current and new business and development processes. • The support of a virtualized IoT based on the concepts of virtualized components and functions within dense and heterogeneous environments. • Security, privacy and trust in IoT applications, for ensuring that the provided services will protect the users' data, provide guarantees that no malicious users/devices will affect the system decisions and that the IoT applications will be secure and privacy-preserving "by design". • The aim of this workshop is to bring together practitioners and researchers from both academia and industry in order to have a forum for discussion and technical presentations on the recent advances in theory, application and implementation of the Internet of Things concepts: technologies, protocols, algorithms, platforms and services. The answer to the call for papers was encouraging for this eighth edition of the workshop. As a result of a rigorous review process and a careful evaluation by the workshop chairs, 9 high-quality papers were finally selected. To wrap up what we expect to be an intense and interesting workshop, we have organized a panel on "IoT & SoS for Smart Mobility". We wish to thank all the authors who honoured IoT-SoS 2019 by submitting papers to the workshop. Special thanks also to the Program Committee members for their invaluable work and responsiveness under tight deadlines. Finally, we would like to thank the IEEE WoWMoM 2019 Workshop Co-Chairs Polychronis Koutsakis and Dimitrios Koutsonikolas for giving us the opportunity to organize the workshop, and the whole IEEE WoWMoM 2019 Organizing Committee for the given support. We sincerely hope that you will enjoy the program.