Workshop on Wild and Crazy Ideas on the interplay between IoT and Big Data

Workshop Date: 3rd January 2018

The WACI Workshop paper submission deadline has been extended to 24th November 2017.

The inter-working of IoT and Big Data is set to transform and disrupt many areas of business and everyday life. WACI will bring together researchers and practitioners to present their latest achievements and innovations in the area of IoT and Big Data.

We welcome submissions that define challenges, report experience, or discuss progress toward design and solutions that integrate embedded, mobile, and cloud resources in the context of physical spaces, machines, and other interconnected Things. Contributions describing techniques applied to real-world problems and interdisciplinary research involving novel networking architectures, system designs and applications of wearable devices, sensor networks and machine learning techniques are especially encouraged. We specifically focus on high impact fields such as automation and manufacturing, healthcare, retail and transportation.

Relevant topics include but are not limited to:

  • Applications, case studies and deployments of IoT and Big Data systems
  • Novel system, networking, service architectures for specific IoT verticals
  • Trust, Security, Privacy, and Authentication in IoT
  • Dependability, adaptation, intermittency, and assembly in IoT
  • Designing and deploying IoT systems for healthcare, retail, manufacturing, transportation and security
  • Deployments and evaluation of sensor networks in large-scale industrial settings
  • Experiences in managing wearable devices, smart-home systems and mobile sensor networks
  • Novel system designs, deployments and applications of aerial vehicles
  • Last-mile communication challenges and novel networking protocols
  • Use of low power wireless technologies in IoT devices and applications
  • System designs to balance network delay, network throughput, and device energy trade-offs
  • Challenges and solutions in IoT data and stream processing at the edge and in the cloud
  • Design and evaluation of machine learning models on IoT data
  • High dimensional big data (images, videos) analysis using machine/deep learning

Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions must be no greater than 4 pages in length including all figures, tables, and references and must be a PDF file. A minimum number of 3 pages are required.
  • Reviews will be single-blind: authors name and affiliation should be included in the submission.
  • Submissions must follow the formatting guidelines as given on IEEE Website.
  • All workshop papers (full papers - both regular and invited) will appear in conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.
  • All papers must be in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) and submitted through the WACI Workshop submission site on EDAS.

Papers can be submitted through EDAS : Click Here

Important Deadlines


Paper Submission 18th November 2017 24th November 2017
Notification of Acceptance 13th December 2017
Camera-ready Submission 20th December 2017
Mock Presentation 22nd-29th December 2017
Workshop Date 3rd January 2018

Keynote Speaker

Venkat Padmanabhan

Venkat Padmanabhan

Microsoft Research, India


Invited Speaker

Chundury Jagadish

Chundury Jagadish

Cisco Systems, India

Jaisimha Rao

Jaisimha Rao

TartanSense, India

Mukundhan Srinivasan

Mukundhan Srinivasan

NVIDIA, India

Dev Chandan

Dev Chandan

SeeHow, India


Panel Discussion

Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution with Industry 4.0 and Industrial IoT

S. D. Sudarsan

S. D. Sudarsan

ABB Corporate Research, India

Dileep Paruchuri

Dileep Paruchuri

Intel, India

Devadatta Kulkarni

Devadatta Kulkarni

TCS Research and Innovation, USA

Anusha Rammohan

Anusha Rammohan

GE Global Research, India


Workshop Schedule


Time Activity Talk Title & Speaker
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM WACI Workshop Curtain Raiser
Session - 1: WACI meets the Crowd
09:30 AM - 10:15 AM Keynote - 1 HAMS: Harnessing Auto-Mobiles for Safety
Venkat Padmanabhan
Microsoft Research, India
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Paper - 1 SafeStreet: An automated road anomaly detection and early-warning system using mobile crowdsensing
Vikrant Singh (IIT Bombay, India), Deepthi Chander (IIT Bombay, India), Umang Chhaparia (IIT Bombay, India), Bhaskaran Raman (IIT Bombay, India)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Tea Break
Session - 2: The |D2Da| Devil is in the [email protected]
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Invited Talk - 1 TBA
Jaisimha Rao
TartanSense, India
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM Paper - 2 Scalable Measurement of Air Pollution using COTS IoT Devices
Varun Jain (IIIT Delhi, India), Mansi Goel (IIIT Delhi, India), Mukulika Maity (IIIT Delhi, India), Vinayak Naik (IIIT Delhi, India), Ramachandran Ramjee (Microsoft Research, India)
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Paper - 3 Can We Recognize Multiple Human Group Activities using Ultrasonic Sensors?
Arindam Ghosh (B.C. Roy Engineering College, India), Dhruv Chakraborty (B.C. Roy Engineering College, India), Deepak Prasad (B.C. Roy Engineering College, India), Mousumi Saha (NIT Durgapur, India), Sujoy Saha (NIT Durgapur, India)
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM Paper - 4 The Applicability of Blockchain in the Internet of Things
Yash Gupta (IIT Delhi, India), Rajeev Shorey (TCS R&I, India), Devadatta Kulkarni (TCS R&I, USA), Jeffrey Tew (TCS R&I, USA)
12:15 PM : 12:30 PM Paper - 5 Managing Large-Scale Transient Data in IoT Systems
Nanjangud Narendra (Ericsson Research, India), Sambit Nayak (Ericsson Research, India), Anshu Shukla (Ericsson Research, India)
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Invited Talk - 2 TBA
Mukundhan Srinivasan
NVIDIA, India
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Lunch Break
Session - 3: The Future of Industry at Crossroads
02:00 PM - 02:20 PM Invited Talk - 3 TBA
Thanga Jawahar Kalidoss
TCS, India
02:20 PM - 02:40 PM Invited Talk - 4 Digital Disruption and Industry 4.0
Chundury Jagadish
Cisco Systems, India
02:40 PM - 04:00 PM Panel Discussion Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution with Industry 4.0 and Industrial IoT
Panelist:
1. S. D. Sudarsan (ABB Corporate Research, India)
2. Devadatta Kulkarni (TCS R&I, USA)
3. Anusha Rammohan (GE Global Research, India)
4. Dileep Paruchuri (Intel, India)
04:00 PM - 04:30 PM Tea Break
Session - 4: The Carrier Wave put to Best Use
04:30 PM - 04:45 PM Paper - 6 Implementation of Relay Hopper Model for Reliable Communication of IoT Devices in LTE Environment through D2D Link
Anish Pradhan (NIT Durgapur, India), Soumi Basu (NIT Durgapur, India), Sreetama Sarkar (NIT Durgapur, India), Saptarshi Mitra (NIT Durgapur, India), Sanjay Dhar Roy (NIT Durgapur, India)
04:45 PM - 05:00 PM Paper - 7 Co-iOAM: In-situ Telemetry Metadata Transport for Resource Constrained Networks within IETF Standards Framework
Rashmi Ballamajalu (IISc Bangalore, India), Anand S. V. R. (IISc Bangalore, India), Malati Hegde (IISc Bangalore, India)
Session - 5: WACI MasterApps
05:00 PM - 05:30 PM Invited Talk - 5 IoT and Sports for the 21st Century
Dev Chandan
SeeHow, India
05:30 PM - 05:45 PM BoF - WACI Co-chairs
05:45 PM - 06:00 PM WACI Workshop Closure

Workshop Co-Chairs

Prasant Misra

Prasant Misra

TCS Research and Innovation, India

Vijay Gabale

Vijay Gabale

Huew, India


Workshop Steering Committee

Rajeev Shorey

Rajeev Shorey

TCS Research and Innovation, Bangalore

Rahul Mangharam

Rahul Mangharam

University of Pennsylvania, USA

P. Balamuralidhar

P. Balamuralidhar

TCS Research and Innovation, Bangalore

Program Committee:

  • Divyasheel Sharma, ABB Corporate Research, India

  • Avik Ghose, TCS Research and Innovation, India

  • Philipp Sommer, ABB Corporate Research, Switzerland

  • Vinayak Naik, IIIT Delhi, India

  • Ashwin Rao, University of Helsinki, Finland

  • Salil Kanhere, The University of New South Wales, Australia

  • Nanjangud Narendra, Ericsson Research, India

  • Usman Raza, Toshiba Research, Cambridge UK

  • Akshay Uttama Nambi, Microsoft Research, India

  • Ambuj Varshney, Uppsala University, Sweden

  • Vijay Arya, IBM Research, India

  • Jayavardhana Gubbi, TCS Research and Innovation, India

  • Julien Mineraud, University of Helsinki, Finland

  • Kuldeep Yadav, VideoKen, India