The 5th International Workshop on Computing and Networking for Internet of Things (ComNet-IoT) 2016

Steering Committee Chair
Sajal K. Das Missouri Univ. of Sci. & Tech.

Program Co-Chairs
Tony T. Luo Inst. Infocomm Research
Dilip Krishnaswamy IBM Research
Arijit Mukherjee TCS Innovation Labs

Publicity Chair
Wan Du Nanyang Tech. University

Program Committee
Jiannong Cao Hong Kong Poly. Univ
Archan Misra Singapore Mgmt Univ
Antonio J. Jara Univ. of W. Switzerland
Yunchuan Sun Beijing Normal Univ.
Fang-Jing Wu Inst. Infocomm Research
Srdjan Krco Ericcson Serbia
Zach Shelby ARM - Sensinode
Jose L. Carmona Corp. Intelligence Lab
Michael Koster Open Source IoT
Antonio F. Skarmeta Univ. of Murcia
Luis Muñoz Univ. of Cantabria
Alessandro Bassi IoT-A - BIP
Rob Van Kranenburg Council - IoP
Diego López-De-Ipiña DeustoTech
Charalampos Doukas Univ. of Aegean
Andrea Manieri CLouT-Engineering
Nik Bessis Univ. of Derby
Amit Konar Jadavpur University
Nandini Mukherjee Jadavpur University
Pabitra Mitra IIT Kharagpur
Balamurali P TCS Innovation Labs
Zhiliang Wang Univ. of Sci & Tech
Li Peng Jiangnan University
Dipti Prasad Mukherjee ISI Kolkata
Ansuman Banerjee ISI Kolkata
B.S. Manoj IIST Trivandrum

In Conjunction with The 17th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN 2016), Singapore.
In cooperation with ACM & ACM SIGMOBILE.

Technical Program

Date: 4 January 2016
Venue: Singapore Management University, Singapore
Address: 81 Victoria Street, Singapore 188065 (intersection of Bras Basah Road and Victoria Street) -- marked as “1” on the Campus Map at

8:00-9:00am Registration
9:00-10:00am Invited Talk: Building Scalable IoT Systems --- A Communication Complexity Perspective
Dr. Binbin Chen
Advanced Digital Sciences Center (ADSC), Singapore

Every year, billions of things in the physical world are connected to the cyber space through RFID tags, sensors, and other intelligent devices. New services are being built on top of this Internet of Things (IoT), which will change our daily life in fundamental ways. To support IoT services that require the information from a massive number of physical objects, people are developing foundational mechanisms that can enable things to connect and collaborate with each other in a scalable manner. This talk will discuss two example IoT building blocks ---- one for the approximate counting of RFID tags and the other for the computation of aggregate functions in a sensor network, and show how a communication complexity perspective can contribute to the design of near-optimal solutions for them.

Dr. Binbin Chen is a Senior Research Scientist at Advanced Digital Sciences Center (ADSC), a Singapore-based research center jointly established by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). His current research interests include the design and analysis of security-sustaining and fault-tolerant mechanisms for cyber-physical systems and other interconnected complex systems. Prior to joining ADSC, he obtained his PhD in Computer Science from National University of Singapore (NUS) and his Bachelor in Computer Science from Peking University. Together with his coauthors, he received the Best Paper Award in ACM SIGCOMM conference in 2010 for the work on efficient error estimating coding.

10:00-10:30am Coffee break
10:30-12noon Technical Papers - Session 1

(Session chair: Binbin Chen)

Self-optimisation using runtime code generation for Wireless Sensor Networks
Caroline Quéva, Damien Couroussé and Henri-Pierre Charles

Incremental Time Series algorithms for IoT Analytics: an example from autoregression
Debnath Mukherjee and Suman Datta

An Enhanced Automated System for Evaluating Harsh Driving Using Smartphone Sensors
Avik Ghose, Arijit Chowdhury, Vivek Chandel, Tanushree Banerjee and Tapas Chakravarty

An HPC Approach To Time of Use Tariff Modeling with Smart Meter
Amit Kalele, Kiran Narkhede and Mahesh Barve

12noon--1:30pm Lunch
1:30-2:30pm Keynote: From Smart Cities to Smart Nation: A Research Framework
Prof. Hock Beng Lim
Center for Smart Systems, Singapore University of Technology and Design

The rapid pace of urbanization and growing population is putting more pressure on cities from the environmental, economic, infrastructure and social perspective. There are many Smart Cities research programs around the world that are developing solutions to mitigate these pressures. The Singapore government has recently announced a major initiative to be the world's first Smart Nation. In this talk, we will discuss the major research and technical challenges to realize the vision of the Smart Nation. We present a holistic R&D framework to support the development of technologies and applications for the Smart Nation. We also highlight our recent efforts in the development and deployment of smart city-scale systems for various application domains in Singapore.

Hock Beng Lim is the Co-Director of the Center for Smart Systems (CS2) at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, and the Director of Research and Development of the Intelligent Systems Center (intelliSys) at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He received his BS in Computer Engineering, MS in Electrical Engineering, and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, and his MS in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University. His research interests include sensor networks and middleware, cyber-physical systems, wireless and mobile networks, participatory and urban sensing, cloud computing, smart cyberinfrastructure, and data management and analytics.

2:30-3:00pm Invited Talk: Human-centric IoT
Avik Ghose
TCS Innovation Labs, India
3:00-3:30pm Coffee break
3:30-4:10pm Technical Papers - Session 2

(Session chair: Avik Ghose)

A Cloud Security Framework for a Data Centric WSN Application
Sayantani Saha, Rounak Das, Suman Datta and Sarmistha Neogy

A New Routing Protocol for WBAN to Enhance Energy Consumption and Network Lifetime
Sriyanjana Adhikari, Sankhayan Choudhury and Samiran Chattopadhyay

4:10-5:00pm Panel Discussion

About The Workshop

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. It can be envisaged that these next generation systems and services will encompass several domains such as e-Governance, Health Care, Transportation, Waste Management, Food Supply Chains, Energy \& Utilities, Insurance etc. New technologies and applications built on top of them must be developed in order to fulfil this vision of Intelligent Infrastructure. IoT poses a number of new challenges and opportunities for computing, networking, data management and analytics due to the large scale and complexity of such systems, and heterogeneity of the things and networks, constrained by limited resources of the things and the network.

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. Topics of interests include but are not limited to:

  • Processing and Networking at Edge: Sensing and sensor signal processing, sensor networking protocols, energy harvesting and energy management, crowd-sourcing & participatory sensing
  • Middleware: System and network architectures, middleware for heterogeneous sensors, devices & protocols, QoS provisioning, security issues: data confidentiality, integrity, network resilience, etc.
  • Analytics: Data management and analytics: data-stream, sharing, mining etc, business/machine intelligence from sensor data, deep-learning and related problems, social network analysis in IoT
  • Infrastructure: Big Data Storage, management and analysis, back-end (cloud based) infrastructure, distributed processing
  • Applications: Novel application developments and case studies in energy, healthcare, logistics and transportation, manufacturing etc, human behaviour modelling, test-beds and field trials

Author Instructions

Papers should be at most 6 pages, including title, abstract, figures and references, and not published or under review elsewhere. Papers should be prepared as per ACM conference proceedings paper format. Please submit your papers through EasyChair. Accepted papers will be included in the ACM Digital Library.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper. In addition, no-shows of accepted papers at the workshop will result in those papers NOT being included in the proceedings.

Important Dates

Paper Submission (firm) 19 October 2015
Acceptance Notification 10 November 2015
Camera-Ready Due 30 November 2015
Author Registration Due 30 November 2015