IEEE WFIoT 2023 Special Session – Call for papers

31 May 2023
aerOS and ASSIST-IoT EU research projects co-organise the special session “Future Platforms for Cloud-Edge Continuum – Theoretical Foundations and Practical Considerations” (Track ID: Spes-01) at IEEE 9th World Forum on Internet of Things (IEEE WFIoT 2023), 12–27 October 2023, Aveiro, Portugal.


Internet of Things (IoT) brings fundamental changes to all sectors of society and economy. However, realization of the IoT vision requires data processing (stream, static, or both) in an “optimal location” within the cloud-edge continuum. Within such continuum, data can be produced, stored, and processed “anywhere”. For instance, (1) far/nano-edge devices produce data act upon it locally, (2) fog nodes process data stream locally, while (3) cloud/HPC facilities deliver “unlimited” processing capabilities, need, for instance, to train (large) AI models. Taking into account the, systematically increasing, scale of IoT deployments the question arises: what capabilities must be facilitated by future IoT platforms, which will have to manage processes in multi-stakeholder, multi-cloud, federated, large-scale IoT ecosystems.

Here, key challenges are related to the fact that such platforms (encompassing operating systems, up to applications), will have to jointly leverage continuous progress of multiple enabling technologies, e.g.: 5G/6G networking, privacy and security, distributed computing, artificial intelligence, trust management, autonomous computing, distributed/smart applications, data management, etc. Moreover, they must facilitate intelligent (autonomous) orchestration of physical/virtual resources and tasks, by realizing them at the “optimal location” within the ecosystem (e.g., closer to where data is produced). To achieve this, resource-aware frugal AI is needed, to facilitate self-awareness and decision support, across heterogeneous ecosystem. Finally, it is also absolutely necessary that resource management will consider the CO2 footprint of the ecosystem and efficiently deploy data and tasks and also use multi-owner, heterogeneous sources of renewable energy.

In this context, contributions addressing theoretical and practical aspects of the following topics are invited (this list is, obviously, not exhaustive):

  • IoT architectures for domain agnostic user-aware, self-aware, (semi-)autonomous edge-cloud continuum platforms, including proposals for novel decentralized topologies, ad-hoc resource federation, time-triggered behaviors
  • Foundations for next generation of higher-level (meta) operating systems facilitating efficient use of computing capacity across edge-cloud continuum
  • Resource aware AI, including frugal AI, bringing intelligence to the edge-cloud continuum platforms (and ecosystems)
  • Cognitive frameworks leveraging AI-techniques to improve optimization of infrastructure usage and services and resources orchestration
  • Efficient streaming Big Data processing within large-scale IoT ecosystems
  • Interoperability solutions for multi-user edge-cloud continuum platforms, capable of coping with systematically increasing complexity of connecting vast numbers of heterogeneous devices
  • Federated data spaces approach for improved data governance, sovereignty and sharing
  • Privacy, security, trust and data governance in competitive scenarios
  • CO2 footprint reduction and efficient use of green energy in edge-cloud continuum ecosystems
  • Practical aspects of resource orchestration within highly heterogeneous, large-scale edge-cloud continuum ecosystems
  • Intent-based networking and its application to IoT
  • Swarm intelligence for IoT-edge-cloud continuum

Important Dates:

Deadline for Paper Submissions: July 9th, 2023
Acceptance Notification: July 31st, 2023
Deadline for Camera-Ready Paper Submissions: August 20th, 2023
Deadline for Presentation Submissions: September 25th, 2023
Paper should be six (6) pages in length and follow the instruction provided for the main Conference. The conference allows up to two additional pages for a maximum length of eight (8) pages with payment of extra page charges once the paper has been accepted.

Please submit your paper for this Special Session using the link to eWorks:

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Marcin Paprzycki:

More information also available at


  • Rajkumar Buyya, The University of Melbourne, and Manjrasoft Pvt Ltd, Melbourne, Australia
  • Maria Ganzha, Warsaw University of technology and Systems Research Institute
  • Levent Gürgen, Kentyou, Grenoble, France
  • Carlos Palau, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia
  • Marcin Paprzycki, Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Tarik Taleb,The University of Oulu and MOSAIC Lab, Oulu, Finland

Concertation and Consultation Meeting of EUCLOUDEDGEIoT

Our Project Coordinator, Professor Carlos Enrique Palau from Universitat Politècnica de València UPV and Vasilis Pitsilis from NCSR “DEMOKRITOS” presented insights of our project during the Concertation and Consultation Meeting of EUCLOUDEDGEIoT in Brussels! The meeting took place on 10th & 11th of May 2023.

The blurring barriers between Cloud and Edge computing are giving birth to a computing continuum where services and data must be managed and secured efficiently. Especially with new trends like the Metaverse, the demand for (hybrid) cloud computing services and edge computing is expected to skyrocket. As recent studies suggest, new data processing needs are appearing at the edge. This not only for reducing latency but also to ensure data availability and privacy protection.  Running and managing data analytics and AI where it is more efficient and effective is to be supported in the Cloud-Edge-IOT continuum.

Advancing the IoT can avoid skyrocketing communication and storage costs, energy consumption and produce benefits for citizens and businesses thanks to the integration of AI and Machine Learning. 

In addition, an open ecosystem built around Open Source and Open Standards is key to unleashing the potential of the European industry in driving green and digital transformation while preserving EU strategic autonomy. Software defined infrastructures based on Open Source and Open Standards will support the next step in the Cloud-Edge-IOT continuum while preventing lock-in and favouring a competitive economy for the benefit of EU citizens.

These trends have called for a shift towards the technical and business convergence of the so-far formally separated Cloud, Edge and IoT domains, towards an open Cloud, Edge and IoT Computing Continuum

In the recent years, the European community of researchers and innovators at work on the next generation Cloud, Edge and IoT computing has been growing in relevance, diversity and impact. For Europe to ensure its technological sovereignty and ground the vision of a computing continuum as the backbone of an open and inclusive society, it is necessary to overcome fragmentation, bring together organisations and individuals from different communities and leverage Open Source.The Concertation and Consultation on Computing Continuum: From Cloud to Edge to IoT meeting is a 2-day physical event organised within the context of the European, Cloud, Edge and IoT Continuum initiative by the OpenContinuum consortium in close collaboration with the UNLOCK-CEI and SW Forum projects and guided by the  European Commission DG CNECT E.2 and E.4 Units. Find out more here:

DEFEA 2023

InQbit and INFOLYSis partners were at DEFEA 2023 promoting our project with communication material! DEFEA took place on 9-11 May 2023, at Athens Metropolitan EXPO. DEFEA was addressed to several sectors such as defense and Security. fAt Defense Exhibition Athens top Greek defense industry manufacturers and the most important international companies presented the latest technologies and cutting-edge defense systems. You may find out more here:

“aerOS: A Meta Operating System for the IoT-Edge-Cloud Continuum” presentation

Harilaos Koumaras from NCSR DEMOKRITOS, aerOS Technical Manager presented “aerOS: A Meta Operating System for the IoT-Edge-Cloud Continuum” during International Conference on Internet of Things (ICIOT), 2023.
The conference aim was to provide an outstanding opportunity for both academic and industrial communities to share their knowledge on new trends and challenges in emerging technologies and progress in standards on topics relevant to todays fast moving technology trends into the Internet of Things. It also provided a platform for the discussion of new results in the field of Internet of things. The Conference had different themes for each day and each theme contains different thought-provoking sessions.
Find out more here:

7th Workshop on Internet of Things – Enablers, Challenges and Applications (IoT-ECAW’23)

aerOS co-organises the 7th Workshop on Internet of Things – Enablers, Challenges and Applications (IoT-ECAW’23) in Warsaw, Poland, 17–20 September, 2023 (organized within the 18th Conference on Computer Science and Intelligence Systems-FedCSIS 2023 (IEEE: #57573), 16th International Workshop on Computational Optimization (WCO’23), Track 3). Call for papers is open – Submission deadline 23 May 2023.


7th Workshop on Internet of Things – Enablers, Challenges and Applications (IoT-ECAW’23), Warsaw, Poland, 17–20 September, 2023

(organized within the 18th Conference on Computer Science and Intelligence Systems-FedCSIS 2023 (IEEE: #57573), 16th International Workshop on Computational Optimization (WCO’23), Track 3)

Strict submission deadline: May 23, 2023, 23:59:59 AOE (no extensions)


Proceedings: submitted to IEEE Digital Library; indexing: DBLP, Scopus and Web of Science; organized within framework of the ASSIST-IoT project; 70 punktów parametrycznych MEiN

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Statement concerning LLMs

Recognizing developing issue that affects all academic disciplines, we would like to state that, in principle, papers that include text generated from a large-scale language model (LLM) are prohibited, unless the produced text is used within the experimental part of the work.

The Internet of Things is a technology which is rapidly emerging around the world. IoT applications include: smart city initiatives, wearable devices aimed to real-time health monitoring, smart homes and buildings, smart vehicles, environment monitoring, intelligent border protection, logistics support. The Internet of Things is a paradigm that assumes a pervasive presence in the environment of many smart things, including sensors, actuators, embedded systems and other similar devices. Widespread connectivity, getting cheaper smart devices and a great demand for data, testify to that the IoT will continue to grow by leaps and bounds. The business models of various industries are being redesigned on basis of the IoT paradigm. But the successful deployment of the IoT is conditioned by the progress in solving many problems. These issues are as the following:

The integration of heterogeneous sensors and systems with different technologies taking account environmental constraints, and data confidentiality levels;
Big challenges on information management for the applications of IoT in different fields (trustworthiness, provenance, privacy);
Security challenges related to co-existence and interconnection of many IoT networks;
Challenges related to reliability and dependability, especially when the IoT becomes the mission critical component;
Zero-configuration or other convenient approaches to simplify the deployment and configuration of IoT and self-healing of IoT networks;
Knowledge discovery, especially semantic and syntactical discovering of the information from data provided by IoT.
The IoT technical session is seeking original, high quality research papers related to such topics. The session will also solicit papers about current implementation efforts, research results, as well as position statements from industry and academia regarding applications of IoT. The focus areas will be, but not limited to, the challenges on networking and information management, security and ensuring privacy, logistics, situation awareness, and medical care.


The IoT session is seeking original, high quality research papers related to following topics:

Future communication technologies (Future Internet; Wireless Sensor Networks; Web-services, 5G, 4G, LTE, LTE-Advanced; WLAN, WPAN; Small cell Networks…) for IoT,
Intelligent Internet Communication,
IoT Standards,
Networking Technologies for IoT,
Protocols and Algorithms for IoT,
Self-Organization and Self-Healing of IoT Networks,
Object Naming, Security and Privacy in the IoT Environment,
Security Issues of IoT,
Integration of Heterogeneous Networks, Sensors and Systems,
Context Modeling, Reasoning and Context-aware Computing,
Fault-Tolerant Networking for Content Dissemination,
IoT Architecture Design, Interoperability and Technologies,
Data or Power Management for IoT,
Fog – Cloud Interactions and Enabling Protocols,
Reliability and Dependability of mission critical IoT,
Unmanned-Aerial-Vehicles (UAV) Platforms, Swarms and Networking,
Data Analytics for IoT,
Artificial Intelligence and IoT,
Applications of IoT (Healthcare, Military, Logistics, Supply Chains, Agriculture, …),
E-commerce and IoT.
The session will also solicit papers about current implementation efforts, research results, as well as position statements from industry and academia regarding applications of IoT. Focus areas will be, but not limited to above mentioned topics.

Submission rules:

Authors should submit their papers as Postscript, PDF or MSWord files.
The total length of a paper should not exceed 10 pages IEEE style (including tables, figures and references). IEEE style templates are available here.
Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the workshop.
– Preprints containing accepted papers will be published on a USB memory stick provided to the FedCSIS participants.
Only papers presented at the conference will be published in Conference Proceedings and submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore® database.
Conference proceedings will be published in a volume with ISBN, ISSN and DOI numbers and posted at the conference WWW site.
Conference proceedings will be submitted for indexation according to information here.
Organizers reserve right to move accepted papers between FedCSIS technical sessions.
Important dates:

Paper submission (strict deadline): May 23, 2023, 23:59:59 (AoE; there will be no extension)
Position paper submission: June 7, 2023
Author notification: July 11, 2023
Final paper submission and registration: July 31, 2023
Payment (early fee deadline): July 26, 2023
Conference date: September 17-20, 2023
IoT_ECAW Committee:
IoT_ECAW is organized within the framework of the aerOS project:

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