Comnet-IOT 2016: Fifth International Workshop on Computing and Networking for the Internet of Things
Internet of Things (IoT) has been considered as an innovative and imminent information infrastructure enabling various machines, physical devices, and objects, denoted as things, to interact ubiquitously for environment sensing, information sharing and collaboration in intelligent and autonomous manner. Such technologies will act as a catalyst to the evolution of a new generation of services that will have a great impact on the social and technological eco-system. Encouraged by the good four successive years of ComNet-IoT in conjunction with ICDCN, the goal of ComNet-IoT 2016 is to provide an inter-disciplinary platform for researchers to exchange ideas, present results, share experience, stimulate new research, and foster collaborations among researchers, professionals, and application developers on the various aspects of sensing, computing, networking, information and distributed systems technologies for IoT, including back-end infrastructure such as the Cloud.
Date: January 4th 2016, Location: Exe Seminar Rm 5-1 (Rm 0543), Level 5, SMU Admin Building
Organizers: Tony Luo, Dilip Krishnaswamy, Arijit Mukherjee
SCFS 2016: Fourth International Workshop on Security and Forensics in Cyber Space
The fourth edition of the international workshop on Security and Forensics in Cyber Space (SFCS 2016) will be held in conjunction with the 17th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN 2016). The workshop promotes research and innovative ideas in the realm of cyber security and digital forensics. It provides a prominent venue for researchers, scientists, engineers and practitioners to share their thoughts, exchange ideas, and prospect future and potential axes of collaboration. Papers focusing on any aspect of the theory and practice of cyber security, defense, and digital forensics are solicited. A large spectrum of advanced topics are covered, ranging from anti-forensics detection and recovery, cyber security and forensic in wireless and mobile communication systems, multimedia security and forensic content processing, development of novel theories and techniques of cyber security and forensics analysis and validation, and forensics in cloud computing and social networks.
Date: January 4th 2016, Location: Exe Seminar Rm 4-2 (Rm 0444), Level 4, SMU Admin Building
Organizers: Noureddine Boudriga, Slim Rekhis
UCS 2016: 1st International Workshop on Urban Crowdsourcing  Cancelled
Rapid urbanization and the propagation of affordable and ubiquitous sensing and communication technologies have been two driving forces that are expected to change the future urban environments dramatically. These enabling technologies have made it possible to mobilize city dwellers and perform tasks that are otherwise not possible to be performed in traditional manner. Such paradigm is often called spatial crowdsourcing, mobile crowdsourcing, or citizen sensing, depending on the research area. Despite the difference in names, all of them share the following three characteristics: 1) a service platform is required to match tasks to willing crowd-workers, often with monetary rewards, 2) tasks are spatially distributed, which requires workers to move around the city, and 3) tasks are dynamic and unpredictable, thus making static arrangement infeasible. This workshop aims to provide researchers and practitioners a forum to address important issues using crowdsourcing paradigm in the urban setting.
Organizers: Shih-Fen Cheng, Koustuv Dasgupta
uSitu 2016: 1st International Workshop on Understanding Situations Through Multimodal Sensing
The proliferation of social media has made it a viable medium to obtain insights about events and their evolutions in environments; Twitter posts, Instagram pictures, Foursquare check-ins, and so forth provide significant clues into both (a) the persona and relationships among individuals; and (b) the occurrence of events in the physical world. This is especially true in the urban context where a large human population interacts with and reports everyday events. According to the United Nations, presently 54% of the world population live in cities which will increase to 66% by 2050, thus making them an excellent spontaneous and distributed resource for obtaining insights on a variety of events. This begs an important question: Could social network information be a new modality that compliments the traditional sensor networks to obtain better insights about the physical world? The very first edition of this workshop is to draw together academics and professionals of all disciplines and backgrounds to discuss the key problems associated with making sense of social network information to understand situations—especially the evolving—and to explore possible methodologies, technologies, and tools for addressing them.
Date: January 4th 2016, Location: Exe Media Theatre, Level 5, SMU Admin Building
Organizers: Geeth de Mel, Tien Pham, Mao Kezhi
Please note that all workshops are being held at the SMU Administration Building, 81 Victoria Street, Singapore 188065 (intersection of Bras Basah Road and Victoria Street, marked as 1 in the campus map below).
The registration booth will be located on level 4.