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Written by The University of Reading   
Monday, 26 July 2010 07:45

"The 4th International Workshop on Trustworthy Internet of People, Things & Services"

co-located with the Internet of Things 2010 Conference, November 29 to December 1, 2010, Tokyo, Japan

Registration & Local Information

IoT 2010 will take place at the Royal Park Hotel (http://www.rph.co.jp/english/access/)

Royal Park Hotel
2-1-1 Nihonbashi-Kakigara-cho
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-8520, Japan
tel: 81-3-3667-1111

The workshop will be held at the IBM Japan Hakozaki Headquarters -  a short 5 min. walk from the hotel in room IBM C.
  Map of the route.

Please do not go directly to the IBM venue.  Pick up your name card and materials at the Registration Desk on the 2F of the hotel BEFORE proceeding to the IBM  facility.

The registration desk hours are as follows:

- Mon. Nov. 29  8:00-18:00 [Royal Park Hotel 2F]
- Tue. Nov. 30  8:30-18:00 [Royal Park Hotel 3F]
- Wed. Dec. 1   8:30-16:00 [Royal Park Hotel 3F]

Registration IS NOT open on Sun. Nov. 28.




The 1st International Internet of Things and Services (IoTS), a 2-day Workshop at the TrustAMI08 Conference Sophia AntiPolis in September 2008 attracted a considerable number of high quality contributions including both papers and demonstrations and around 40 delegates attended this first European workshop on the IoTS then. The following Internet of Things & Services (IoTS) Network Session at the European ICT Conference, ICT 2008 Lyon, in November 2008 attracted about 70 attendees. Another thematically related Network Session on “Virtual User Systems for AAL” in the European ICT Conference, ICT2008 Lyon, November 2008, attracted excellent contributors and an audience of around 100. These motivated the 3rd International
Workshop on Trustworthy Internet of People, Things and Services (IoPTS) held on 2nd December 2009 in Novotel, Brussels, where 13 selected papers were presented and discussed amongst over 20 delegates including leading researchers from Europe and beyond; from such major players as IBM, Fraunhofer Institute, SAP (Europe and South Africa) and US Department of Naval Systems Research.

This year again we confidently invite excellent contributions to what will be our 4th International Workshop on the Future Internet Architectures (FIA) theme of “Trustworthy Internet of People, Things and Services”. Thus the 4th International Conference on the theme of Trustworthy Internet of People, Things and Services stands at the confluence of Future Secure, Trust-based Internet, and, the vision of Ambient Intelligence as underpinned by pervasive-assistive technologies serving the IoPTS within the framework of semantically interoperable service-oriented and model-driven architectures.

Such systems will have to be evaluated within challenging proving grounds such as in Ambient Assistive Living and other emergent FIA application domains e.g. SmartGrids-MobiPetsCloud, martCities, Green ICT and eMobility.

This workshop will interest academic and industrial researchers, innovation strategists as well as IoPTS solution integrators



The vision of the Future “Internet of People, Things and Services, IoPTS” is gaining momentum in the emergent academic, industrial and market innovation arenas. Many key enabling technologies are already emerging such as secure middleware and service-oriented architectures, virtualisation, RFID, and sensor networking. The vision of cloud computing (eCloud) further motivates interest in research and innovation to underpin ubiquitous IoPTS integration. However the promises of the Future Internet in empowering cooperativity support to underpin optimal eMobility, eHealth, eSecurity, eCloud and eMedia services delivery have to be realised in a societally safe, trustworthy, ethical and acceptable manner as well as in increasingly scalable, sustainable and affordable ways; so as to push forwards the frontiers of digital inclusivity amongst citizens.

Based on the seamless integration of embedded networked devices and services, the “Trustworthy Internet of People, Things and Services” involves also the secure and automatic discovery and identification of Things and Services, e.g. within the Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) for smart sensing and metering, communication, service selection and composition, security resolution, secure dynamic contracting and deployment of, and payment for, services.

However, the envisioned world of Ambient Intelligence and pervasive computing would be closer to realising its full potential if the embedded devices were able to communicate in semantically secure interoperable ways with each other so as to cooperate and complete tasks securely and dependably.

This implies at least the expectation of certain baseline capabilities to be fulfilled by any networked things (e.g. devices/sensors) in terms of secure identity and access management (IAM), and transparency of their available resources (power, CPU, memory, functions) either directly or through proxy services.



This 4th IoPTS Workshop will discuss the above issues through theoretical and applied research presentations, prototypes demonstrations and discussion panels.

The Trustworthy Internet of People, Things and Services (IoPTS) embraces a range of exciting internet-enabled technologies for individual life/work-style support as well as an opportunity for commercial and business exploitation of emerging technology platforms e.g. to underpin the vision of Ambient Assisted Living.

The IoPTS are to support pervasive ambient intelligence of objects and/or services through:

  • i) context-based computation and
  • ii) privacy-security-preferences-QoS-aware selection, resolution and execution of “smart” service-oriented model-driven systems and services.

This requires a framework for semantic-cooperative interoperability and security resolution so as to adequately support the required controlled orchestration of tasks within sensor/enterprise environments (eco-systems) supported by context management, communications, resources management, and context-sensitive privacy policy maintenance and enactment (to be fulfilled on-device or proxy-enabled depending on the device resources).
In this context, several pressing research issues arise:

  • - The assumption of the secure interconnectivity of (social networks of) people and physicalthings and the ability to automatically take advantage of context information and computation toinvoke appropriate action naturally highlights issues of privacy, security and trust.
  • - The need for seamless interoperability and re-configurability of Things and Services for flexible end-to-end solution integration highlights the challenges of secure service provisioning, composition and security-and-QoS-based dynamic applications contracting and the use of privacy-enhancing technologies within the Internet of Things & Services Architecture.


The Confluence of Research Themes of Interest

Accordingly the papers presented in the proposed workshop are expected to cover the following areas:

Security under the Future Internet of People, Things & Services Architecture to underpin coopertivity support amongst all interconnected entities


  • - Formal aspects of privacy, security and trust in the Future Internet of People, Things and Services Framework Architectures (IoPTS-FIA), ontologies-domains semantics
  • - Secure IoPTS service selection, composition, information flow security and privacy enhancing technologies
  • - Security and privacy policy languages and their enforcement under user-control
  • - Security guarantees and metrics
  • - The relevance of traditional security technologies to the zero-knowledge paradigm for IoTS-FIA; e.g. the relevance of established AAA and biometric security and ID management for sustainably secure IoTS-FIA
  • - eCloud secure deployment and billing
  • - Data Provenance and Footprint rights resolution in the Future IoPTS
  • - Secure telematic sensing and metering
Context-Awareness and Data Fusion within the Internet of People, Things & Services Architecture
  • - Formal models of context-awareness at appropriate levels of abstraction
  • - Device-level ontology, context-reasoning and publishing
  • - Context linking, de-linking and resolution including Security Context
  • - Semantic context, data fusion and automated reasoning with context data
  • - Mobility issues and transient context data management
  • - Semantic-cooperative preference technologies for achieving privacy-security-preferences-QoS-awareness
  • - Dynamic contexts in the Internet of People, Things and Services

Architectural Issues and tools for the Internet of People, Things and Services
  • - Architectures for Internet of People, Things and Services
  • - Semantics and architecture for achieving (some on-device) self-management for Internet of People, Things & Services utilising contexts including QoS, Security
  • - Enterprise Environment Interoperability requirements such as semantic standards, and middleware to underpin full semantic-cooperative interoperability at the application layer
  • - Semantic integration and automatic discoveries
  • - Tools for building the Internet of People, Things and Services
  • - On-device communication management including privacy boundary- sensitised information relationship management
  • - On-device resources management (power, memory efficiency management)
  • - Inter-Device Proxy/Delegation of services/responsibilities (ad hoc, dynamically appropriated per policy or hard-wired)
Use-cases and exploitation of the Internet of People, Things and Services
  • - Use-cases addressing the Internet of People, Things and Services
  • - Usability Relationship Management, Technology Acceptance, Appropriation and Diffusion Challenges for IoPTS-enabling technologies
  • - Socio-ethically intelligent deployment of the IoPTS-enabling technologies
  • - Legal aspects of the Internet of People, Things and Services Technology Deployment
  • - New disruptive business models exploiting the emergent service provisioning opportunities with IoPTS-enabling technologies
  • - Specific application case studies for example for Facilities Management, Ambient Assisted Living, Healthcare, long-term therapy and wellbeing management, emergency response management, etc.
The Internet of People Things and Services (IoPTS) Future Web n* Architecting
  • - eCloud management challenges
  • - Social Network Modelling, Social and Shared Computing
  • - Ad Hoc Instant Data Intelligence Analytics
  • - “Point-of-Click”-Recommender and Advocacy Systems
  • - Meta-logging, Meta-mapping and Visualisation Systems & Services
  • - Emergent co-generatively-enabled properties of network-enabled entities etc

Participation Process and Timeline

Those wishing to contribute to the workshop as either presenters, discussants or exhibitors can contact the Workshop Programme Chairs as listed below to indicate their intention to participate and/or send a position paper including an outline of the issues that they wish to discuss and clarify whether they intend to make a presentation, lead a break-out group or act as a Panellist, Discussant or exhibitor of any prototypes.

The Deadlines are as follows:

  • - Submission of position papers: 22nd September 2010
  • - Notification to Authors: 30th September 2010
  • - Submission of Camera-Ready Papers: 9th October 2010

Papers should not exceed 8 pages in the IEEE format and are subjected to a reviewing process. Submissions should be made to the Workshop Programme Co-Chairs. Information about the registration procedure will be published shortly on The Conference Workshops Website


Workshop Programme Co-Chairs

  • - Atta Badii (University of Reading, UK, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
  • - Mario Hoffmann, (Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology, Munich, Germany, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
  • - Claudia Eckert (Technical University Munich, Germany, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Workshop Programme Committee members

The following researchers from industry and academia have been/ will be approached:

  • - Nigel Jefferies
  • - Sudhir Dixit (HP, India)
  • - Klaus David (Univ. Kassel, Germany)
  • - Chris Labrador (RIM, Canada)
  • - Christos Politis (Wireless Multimedia & Networking (WMN) Research Group Kingston niversity London, UK)
  • - Knud Eric Scouby (Univ. Aalborg, DK)
  • - Josef Noll (UniK, NOR)
  • - Daniel Thiemert, Michael Crouch (University of Reading, UK)
  • - Julian Schütte, Tobias Wahl (Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology, Germany)



The CompanionAble project is co-funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme

(Grant Agreement Number 216487).

Start Date: 1st January 2008
Duration: 48 Month

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