CALL FOR PAPERS AND CONSORTIUM FORMATION
It is widely predicted that the next generation of the Internet will be comprised of trillions of IP connected nodes. Furthermore, that these nodes will be specialized devices that produce and consume content in a different way than today's predominant web server/browser combination. One analogy could be that this new Internet will resemble a very large sensor and actuator network (VLSANET), collecting, storing and organizing the data for retrieval by man and machine. Given the scale of the task, existing storage, retrieval and computational models fall short.
It is the position of this workshop to show that a new class of data base system is required to meet the emerging application needs of the next generation Internet. The characteristics of the new class demonstrate the write speed requirements of a large transaction processing databases, the relaxing of persistence guarantees, the calculation of time series statistics within ad hoc queries and read speeds guaranteed by a quality of service.
Information in an Internet device environment is both supply and demand flexible, specifically devices may go on and off line without warning. Common schema for supply and demand will not exist, some standards may emerge, but the more flexible the logical data model, the more useful the system will be. Questions are not pre-determined, therefore an optimization is difficult to achieve with a priori information, such as pre-aggregation, indexing, optimal storage architectures. By its very nature, data is not in the same location, in some cases the data may be mobile. Furthermore there is no central concept of state in an internet of devices. How can complex multi-level transactions be handled ? Standard transaction mechanisms are meaningless. New methods need to be introduced if state is required.
A useful subset of this problem is framed by the use of the data in a control and signaling application. Conventional record-based meta data are not part of the system. Four dimensional attributes become interesting, location (in 3D) and time -- and the physical reading, say temperature, at that point. This can be simplified to a 2D storage problem if the devices are assumed to be stationary. This is a sampled reality and therefore can be applied to models as discrete mathematics and follows well known principles of control, signal processing and statistical analysis. Problems are then bounded by sampling rates, precision of the reading and any other systems anomalies introduced by the information system. The information system will introduce lags.
We seek papers describing ideas and current work in the general area of new generation database systems for a sensor and object rich internet. Interesting areas include (but are not limited to):
- Artificial Intelligence
- Handling four dimensionality of data objects
- Information retrieval and decision making
- Mathematical support models
- Mobile data
- Locating and interconnecting
- Transaction management
- Querying data streams
- Security and Reliability
- Statistical methods
- Test beds
We would like to receive contributions from those who have an involvement in researching, developing or using device rich internet systems who have considered the above issues and have some questions, thoughts or solutions to offer. Research papers, application area reviews, demonstrations, panel and discussion topics are welcome.
Prof. Keith Jeffery from STFC will give a guest lecture at the workshop. Keith is currently Director IT and International Strategy of the Science and Technology Facilities Council, based at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the UK. Keith has been a major contributor for many years to the subject area of internet and data base systems serving on many esteemed professional and research committees such as Next Generation GRIDs expert group of DG INFSO F2 and Endowment Board of the VLDB (Very Large Database) Conference. He has numerous publications in refereed journals, books and conference proceedings and holds three honorary / visiting professorships. Keith has been considering the idea of the internet of billions of devices for some years and will share his findings in this area with us.
Submissions and Publication
Please send all submissions (papers, demonstrations or panel discussion ideas) to firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions should be made as PDF or MS Word documents. Full papers are limited to 12 pages in Springer's LNCS format. Short papers of up to 8 pages and position papers of up to 4 pages in Springer LNCS format may also be submitted. For more details see http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs. All submissions will be reviewed by the programme committee of DAIT 2009. An informal proceedings will be produced for the workshop. Papers of a suitable standard will later be published in a special issue of the IETE Technical Review, http://tr.ietejournals.org/, a Web of Science listed journal, as part of a workshop post-proceedings special issue. The journal is intended to be of interest to both novices and experts. Suitable papers for the IETE Technical Review should contain an extended review section.
Additional Publishing Opportunity
There is an opportunity for prospective participants to contribute to a "workshop position paper" which will be included in the BNCOD 2009 proceedings which will be published by Springer Verlag. The contents of the position paper will be based on accepted abstracts. Authors of particularly pertinent abstracts will be invited to co-author the position paper, provided they will be participating in the workshop. Abstracts of around 500 words should be submitted to email@example.com by 27th March 2009. You may include up to 3 citations of relevant previous work to support your abstract. Accepted abstracts will feed into the position paper and the relevant citations will make up its references section. It is expected that authors of accepted abstracts will participate in the workshop. Late submissions of abstracts will not be accepted for the overview paper on account of publishing deadlines which are very tight. If you intend participating and would like to contribute your work to the position paper it would be helpful if you could notify your intention to firstname.lastname@example.org. as soon as possible. ( Submitting a full paper for the workshop by the later date does not necessarily depend on having contributed to the position paper. )
|Joshua Cooper||CEO, Hildebrand, UK (Workshop Chair)|
|Prof. Anne James||Coventry University, UK (Programme Chair)|
|Dr Rachid Anane||Coventry University, UK|
|Dr Stuart Allen||Cardiff University, UK|
|Dr Rachid Anane||Coventry University, UK|
|Prof. Sharma Chakravathy||University of Texas at Arlington, USA|
|Prof. Kuo-ming Chao||Coventry University, UK|
|Prof. Graham Cooper||University of Salford, UK|
|Joshua Cooper||CEO, Hildebrand, UK|
|Dr Fortis Florin||West University of Timisoara, Romania|
|Dr Mary Garvey||University of Wolverhampton, UK|
|Prof. Mike Jackson||Birmingham City University, UK|
|Prof. Anne James||Coventry University, UK|
|Prof. Keith Jeffery||STFC, UK|
|Prof. Robert Newman||University of Wolverhampton, UK|
|Prof. Milko Marinov||University of Rousse, Bulgaria|
|Prof. Dana Petcu||IeAT, Romania|
|Prof. Gunte Saake||University of Magdeburg, Germany|
|Alan Sexton||University of Birmingham, UK|
|Dr Jianhua Shao||Cardiff University, UK|
|Prof. Andy Sloane||University of Wolverhampton, UK|
|Prof. Peter Smith||University of Sunderland, UK|
Formation of Consortium Opportunity
It is hoped that an outcome of the workshop will be the formation of a consortium through which we can make funding bids to advance this area. Participants from European countries are most welcome as are participants from the rest of the world.
|Submission of Abstracts:||27th March 2009|
|Notification of Abstract Acceptance:||1st April 2009|
|Completion of Workshop Overview paper:||7th April 2009|
|Submission of Full Papers:||1st May 2009|
|Notification of Acceptance:||18th May 2009|
|Camera Ready Copy:||29th May 2009|