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

Workshop Date: Friday, 11 January 2019

The Internet of Things (IoT) coupled with Big Data is considered as the pillars of next-gen technologies and are set to transform and disrupt many areas of business and everyday life. The Workshop on Wild and Crazy Ideas on the interplay between IoT and Big Data (WACI 2019) will continue the tradition set by previous editions of this workshop in bringing together researchers, industries and practitioners to present and discuss their latest achievements and innovations in the area of IoT and Big Data.

We welcome submissions that identify challenges, report experiences, and discuss progress towards design, solutions or vision/ideas of IoT and Big Data applications. Contributions describing techniques applied to real-world problems, novel networking architectures, system designs and applications and interdisciplinary research involving integration of IoT devices (including wearables), mobile, edge and cloud resources and machine learning techniques are especially encouraged.

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.

Keynote Speakers

Jeffrey Tew

Jeffrey Tew


Lightning/Invited Talks

Amit Kumar Saha

Amit Kumar Saha

CISCO, India

Prasant Misra

Prasant Misra

TCS Research & Innovation, India

Akshay Uttama Nambi

Akshay Uttama Nambi

Microsoft, India

Dileep Paruchuri

Dileep Paruchuri

Intel, India

Vinod Radhakrishnan

Vinod Radhakrishnan

Wipro HOLMES, India

Gaurav Agnihotri

Gaurav Agnihotri

Wipro HOLMES, India

Raoul Jetley

Raoul Jetley

ABB Corporate Research, India

Ramamurthy Badrinath

Ramamurthy Badrinath

Ericsson Research, India

Workshop Schedule (Tentative)

Session - 1:
 (Session Chair: Dr. Prem Prakash Jayaraman)

09:30 AM - 09:40 AM

WACI Curtain Raiser

09:40 AM - 10.00 AM

Lightning Talk 1: Observations from Smart Cities Common Data Exchange Live Pilot, Mr. Dileep Paruchuri (Intel, India)

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Paper 1: Cognitive Machine to Machine Communication with Energy Harvesting in IoT networks, Natwar Mishra (National Institute of Technology, DURGAPUR, India); Soumen Mondal (National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India); Sanjay Dhar Roy (National Institute of Technology Durgapur, India); Sumit Kundu (National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India)

10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

Lightning Talk 2: Value of Industrial Internet Consortium Testbeds and Frameworks towards Facilitating Mass Adoption of IIOT Technologies, Dr. Chellury (Ram) Sastry (TCS USA)

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Tea Break + Networking

Session - 2:
 (Session Chair: Dr. Abhinav Kumar)

11:15 AM - 11:50 AM

Keynote Talk: Industrial Internet Consortium and Industry 4.0: Challenges and key Standards for Smart Manufacturing, Dr. Jeffrey Tew (TCS, USA)

11:50 AM – 12:10 AM

Lightning Talk 3: Data Science: from laptop to production, Dr. Amit Saha (Cisco, India)

12:10 PM - 12:30 PM

Paper 2: Significance of Adaptive Sensing for Smart Building Monitoring: A Practical Study, Anirban Das (IIIT Guwahati, India); Rohan Gupta and Suchetana Chakraborty (Indian Institute of Information Technology Guwahati, India)

12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

Lightning Talk 8: Exploring IoT Semantics towards “Closing the Loop”, Dr. Ramamurthy Badrinath (Principal Engineer, Ericsson Research)

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Lunch Break + Networking

Session - 3:
 (Session Chair: Dr. Prem Prakash Jayaraman)

02:00 PM - 02:20 PM

Lightning Talk 4: Fault detection and isolation in IoT Systems, Dr. Akshay Uttama Nambi (Microsoft, India)

02:20 PM – 02:40 PM

Paper 3: Towards Robust Network Synchronization in IoT, Rahul N. Gore (ABB Corporate Research Center, Bangalore, India), Dacfey Dzung (ABB Corporate Research Center, Switzerland), Namita Elizabeth & Ashok S (NIT Calicut)

02:40 PM – 03:00 PM

Paper 4: Local Traffic Optimization by Exploiting the Mobility of Smart Devices, Amit Behal (Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar, India); Avani Vyas and Sujata Pal (Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, India)

03:00 PM - 03:20 PM

Lightning Talk 5: The Little Mole in the City : Traffic Blues with Parking Irregularity, Dr. Prasant Misra (TCS Research Innovation, India)

03:45 PM - 04:15 PM

Tea Break + Networking

Session - 4:
 (Session Chair: Dr. Abhinav Kumar)

04:15 PM - 04:35 PM

Lightning Talk 6: Two new frontiers for Enterprise AI – One stop consumption model & Explainability, Mr. Gaurav A & Vinod R (Senior Leaders, Wipro HOLMES)

04:35 PM - 04:55 PM

Lightning Talk 7: AI in Engineering, Dr. Raoul Jetley (Senior Principal Scientist at ABB Corporate Research)

04:55 PM - 05:15 PM

Paper 5: Raw data processing framework for IoT, Mayank Patel (Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India); Minal Bhise (DA-IICT, India)

05:15 PM - 05:25 PM

Paper 6: Web-Based Gesture Recognition System for Controlling Heterogeneous IoT devices using Deep Learning, Nikhil Jangamreddy and Vivek Sethi (Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, India); Sujata Pal (Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, India)

05:25 PM - 05:30 PM

WACI Closure

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions must not exceed 6 pages (and not be less than 3 pages) in the IEEE conference proceedings format, including all figures, tables, and references.
  • 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.

Submission Link

Go to the EDAS new paper submission page for the workshop:

Important Deadlines

Paper Submission 30th November 2018
Notification of Acceptance 7th December 2018
Camera-ready Submission 14th December 2018
Workshop Date 11th January 2019

Technical Programme Committee Members (Tentative)

  • Aditya Siripuram, IIT Hyderabad, India
  • Ahsan Morshed, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  • Amit Kumar Saha, Cisco, India
  • Anirban Mondal, Ashoka University, India
  • Ankit Dubey, NIT Goa, India
  • Antony Franklin, IIT Hyderabad, India
  • Arash Asadi, TU Darmstadt, Germany
  • Arkady Zaslavsky, CSIRO, Australia
  • Arun Kumar Sangaiah, VIT University, India
  • Chinmoy Kundu, Queen’s University Belfast, UK
  • Dimitrios georgakopoulos, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  • Ellis Solaiman, Newcastle University, UK
  • Garima Mishra, TCS Research and Innovation, India
  • Jean Paul Calbimonte, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO)
  • Karan MItra, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden
  • Kewen Liano, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  • Manik Gupta, London South Bank University, UK
  • Martin Serrano, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway)
  • Massimo Donelli, University of Trento, Italy
  • Prabhat Upadhyay, IIT Indore, India
  • Prasant Misra, TCS Research & Innovation, India
  • Rajiv Ranjan, Newcastle University, UK
  • Ramona Trestian, Middlesex University, UK
  • Saguna, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden
  • Tamma Bheemarjuna Reddy, IIT Hyderabad, India

Workshop Co-Chairs

Abhinav Kumar

Abhinav Kumar

IIT Hyderabad, India

Prem Prakash Jayaraman

Prem Prakash Jayaraman

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia