Technical Program

Opening Remarks (9:00—9:10)
Keynote (9:10—10:00)

A Framework for Distributed and Decentralised Edge Computing Through Distributed Trust

Dr. Ioannis Psaras
University College London
https://www.ee.ucl.ac.uk

Abstract: The emerging Internet of Things needs edge-computing - this is an established fact. In turn, edge computing needs infrastructure decentralisation. What is not necessarily established yet is that infrastructure decentralisation needs a distributed model of Internet communication and governance. We will discuss the features of a decentralised IoT and edge-computing ecosystem and list the components that need to be designed, starting from service-oriented architectures to edge resource allocation techniques and finally to the design of decentralised trust schemes. We will conclude with the challenges that need to be addressed and propose directions for future research. (Extended Abstract)

Coffee Break (10:00—10:30)
Session I: IoT Applications and Security (10:30—12:30)
Chair: Giacomo Tanganelli

Soter: Trust Discovery Framework for the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)
Maha A. Allouzi, Javed I. Khan (Kent State University, USA)

Secure IoT access at scale using blockchains and smart contracts
Nikos Fotiou, Iakovos Pittaras, Vasilios A. Siris, Spyros Voulgaris, George C. Polyzos (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)

Performance Analysis of two Machine-to-Machine Architecture Types in Vehicular Communications
Paulo Araujo, Alexandre Santos, Antonio Costa, Fabio Goncalves, Bruno Ribeiro, Vadym Hapanchak, Oscar Gama, Bruno Dias, Joaquim Macedo, M. Joao Nicolau (University of Minho Braga, Portugal)

Expressive Data-centric Multicast on RPL in Low-power Networks
Jonathan Oostvogels, Stefanos Peros, Stephane Delbruel, Danny Hughes (KU Leuven, Belgium)

Adaptive Passive Mobile Sensing Using Reinforcement Learning
Lihua Cai, Mehdi Boukhechba, Navreet Kaur, Congyu Wu, Laura E. Barnes, Matthew S. Gerber (University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA)

Lunch (12:30—13:30)
Session II: Enabling Technologies for IoT (13:30—15:00)
Chair: Marilia Curado

A Variable Length Address Assignment Scheme for 6LoWPAN
Christopher Hickman, Feng Wang ( Liberty University, Lynchburg, USA)

Performance Measurements of IEEE 802.15.4g Wireless Networks
Francesca Righetti, Carlo Vallati, Daniela Comolla, Giuseppe Anastasi (University of Pisa, Italy)

User Pairing and Optimal Random Beamforming in mmWave MIMO-NOMA Transmission Systems
Mohammad Reza Ghavidel Aghdam, Seyyed Mahmoud Pishvaei (University of Tabriz, Iran); Reza Abdolee (California State University, Bakersfield, USA); Behzad Mozaffari Tazehkand, Farid Tabee Miandoab (University of Tabriz, Iran)

Optimizing mmWave Spatial Reuse: Signal-to-Interference Aware Beamtraining
Guillermo Bielsa (MDEA Networks Institute and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain); Adrian Loch. Joerg Widmer (IMDEA Networks Institute, Madrid, Spain)

Coffee Break (15:00—15:30)
Panel: IoT & SoS for Smart Mobility
Closing Remarks (16:30—16:40)

Keynote

Dr. Ioannis Psaras

Dr. Ioannis Psaras

Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London, London
https://www.ee.ucl.ac.uk/~ipsaras/

Biography: Dr. Ioannis Psaras is an EPSRC Fellow and University Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at University College London. He is interested in resource management techniques for current and future networking architectures with particular focus on routing, caching and congestion control. He has recently been focusing on function-centric networks to realise distributed and decentralised edge computing, also referred to as “computing in the network”. He holds a prestigious EPSRC Early Career Fellowship in the area of “content-oriented and service-centric edge-computing architectures”. He has been heavily involved in the effort to shift the Internet towards an Information-Centric Networking environment and lately has been focusing on the application of blockchain technologies to future Internet architectures.

Dr. Psaras has extensive experience in leading cutting-edge research and managing the development and implementation of proof-of-concept prototypes. He has received five Best Paper Awards for his work and has attracted more than £2.5M in research funding to date from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC, UK), the EU FP7/H2020 framework programmes and from Innovate UK.