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.


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.
  • Papers can be submitted through EDAS : TBA

Important Deadlines

Paper Submission 19th October 2018
Notification of Acceptance 30th November 2018
Camera-ready Submission 14th December 2018
Workshop Date 11th January 2019

Workshop Co-Chairs


Abhinav Kumar

Abhinav Kumar

IIT Hyderabad, India

Prem Prakash Jayaraman

Prem Prakash Jayaraman

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia