3rd Workshop on Convergent Internet of Things (C-IoT)
Towards a Virtualized Backbone for IoT Interactions
In its 3rd iteration, this workshop will build on its success to address challenges in realizing a scalable and inherently heterogeneous IoT, and solicit novel solutions to functional elasticity and spatial scalability. Today, most industrial contenders (IBM, CISCO, Jasper, HP, Google, EVRYTHNG, etc.) are advocating for their versions of IoT (e.g., Smarter Planet, IoEverything, Brillo, etc.), while mainstream research efforts address singular views of scalable sensing, massive RFID-based identification, and other topological remedies to handle the ensuing Big Data communication and sense-making processes.
We advocate for empowering IoT architectures that adopt rapid resource management in a quad-fold approach: 1) inter-networking between heterogeneous components over dynamic access schemes (ZigBee, ANT+, BLE, WiFi, etc), 2) Rapid resource discovery, identification, profiling and promotion in real-time, 3) Establishing formal descriptors for IoT services to enable rapid matching with heterogeneous IoT resources, regardless of underlying proprietary infrastructures, and 4) Developing elastic pricing models to solicit crowd-contribution and offset IoT deployment costs, by leveraging resource facilitation.