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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: https://www.scomminc.com/pcm/wfiot/wfiot.cfm

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Marcin Paprzycki: marcin.paprzycki@ibspan.waw.pl

More information also available at https://wfiot2023.iot.ieee.org/program/special-sessions


  • 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

aerOS minitrack in HICSS57 – Call for papers

8 April 2023
Minitrack in Cognitive Cloud Continuum Ecosystems: Theory and Practice (HICSS57 co-organised by aerOS and ASSIST-IoT projects as part of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)), Honolulu, Hawaii, January 3-6, 2024. Call for papers opens soon. Submission deadline 15 June 2023.


Cognitive Cloud Continuum Ecosystems: Theory and Practice, Honolulu, Hawaii, January 3-6, 2024 – part of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)), Honolulu, Hawaii, January 3-6, 2024. HICSS57 Minitrack co-organised by aerOS and ASSIST-IoT projects. More info here: https://hicss.hawaii.edu/tracks-57/software-technology/#cognitive-cloud-continuum-ecosystems-theory-and-practice-minitrack

Call for papers is now open. Deadline submission June 15, 2023 | 11:59 pm HST.

Cognitive Cloud is an enhanced Cloud-Fog-Edge system that is capable of sensing its environment, learning from it, and opportunistically and dynamically adapting its computational loads to the user intents. Here, the core enabling technologies, for management of resources, services and data are AI/ML techniques, which infuse the cognitive aspects into the continuum.

This minitrack intends to solicit papers that discuss the theoretical and practical aspects of Cognitive Cloud Ecosystems from a system perspective. Topics of interest include:

Architectures for the Cognitive Cloud for systems that are user-aware, self-aware and (semi-)autonomous; address the need for real-time capable solutions; and solve performance challenges, such as data streaming and
filtering near/at the edge, overcoming latency and network constraints
Service mesh networking that controls service-to-service communication across cognitive cloud ecosystem
Orchestration of (sub)systems in the Cognitive Cloud, possibly subdivided into orchestration of resources, services, and data (including zero-touch approaches)
Use of distributed AI across the Cognitive Cloud to make it intelligent
Interconnection of Cognitive Clouds with Data Spaces
Security, privacy and trust (likely, by design) in a multi-tenet de-centralized systems, possibly with no single point of governance
Interoperability across the Cognitive Cloud Ecosystems to cope with the increased complexity of vast numbers of heterogeneous devices, while supporting demands for data sharing combined with the demand for protection of privacy
Role of intelligent devices, drawing from applicable results in micro/nano/bio technologies, including resource-aware hardware/software concepts, low power processor platforms integrating computing, networking, storage and acceleration elements, new communication schemes and topologies that range from the cloud continuum towards mesh, and securing computing and communication at device level with constrained resources
Tactile/contextual Internet of Things based on human-centric sensing/actuating, augmented/virtual reality and new service capabilities such as integration with parallel and opportunistic computing capabilities, neuromorphic and contextual computing.
Energy aware systems from the perspective of systems integration for efficient deployment of services and use of resources in the Cognitive Cloud
Strategies for the deployment of hyper-distributed applications in the Cognitive Cloud from services description to dynamic reorganization of the deployment
Extreme data processing applications and Frugal AI in the cognitive cloud
Applications of Cognitive Cloud including implementation of ecosystems, pilots, lessons learned, barriers, etc.
Important Dates

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2023 | 11:59 pm HST

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: August 17, 2023 | 11:59 pm HST
Deadline for Submission of Final Manuscript for Publication: September 22, 2023 | 11:59 pm HST
Deadline for at least one author to register for HICSS-57: October 1, 2023 | 11:59 pm HST
Submission instructions are available at https://hicss.hawaii.edu/authors/

Minitrack Co-Chairs

Marcin Paprzycki (Primary Contact)
Polish Academy of Sciences

Maria Ganzha
Polish Academy of Sciences

Harilaos Koumaras
Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications

Carlos Palau
Univeristat Politecnica de Valencia