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W3: 4th International Workshop on Decentralized Technologies and Applications for IoT (D’IoT) 2022 - VTC2022-Spring

W3: 4th International Workshop on Decentralized Technologies and Applications for IoT (D’IoT) 2022

Co-chair: Sandeep Pirbhulal, Norwegian Computing Center, Norway
Co-chair: Ali Hassan Sodhro, Kristianstad University, Sweden
Co-chair: Muhammad Muzammal, Bahria University, Pakistan

Keynote speaker: Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria, Italy

Abstract: The D’IoT workshop 2022 will focus on technology advancements and applications of the decentralized technologies aka blockchain for IoT and big data. The submissions are expected in areas such as Theories and applications of Big Data Analytics for IoT, Decentralized applications for Healthcare informatics under IoT, privacy preserving visualization techniques for data from IoT devices, security and privacy in IoT using decentralized techniques, next generation decentralized applications for IoT, Decentralized IoT applications in Smart cities, Decentralized applications for FoG and Edge computing driven IoT, Visions on Decentralized Trustless Systems for IoT, and others. The workshop is concerned with inter-disciplinary and cross-domain studies spanning a variety of areas in computer science including enriched IoT data management on Blockchain, mobile computing, information extraction and retrieval, and security, as well as other disciplines such as management information science.


Technical Program Committee:

Awais Ahmad, Mid Sweden University, Sweden
Claudio Savaglio, University Calabria, Italy
Victor Hugo C. de Albuquerque, University of Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Brazil
Xiang, Wei, James Cook University, Australia
Mir Muhammad Lodro, University of Nottingham, UK
Ijaz Ahmad, Technical Research Centre of VTT, Finland
Qinghua Wang, Kristianstad University, 29188-Kristianstad
Habtmau Abie, Norwegian Computing Center, Norway
Ijlal Loutfi, Norwegian Computing Center, Norway
Kashif Nisar, University Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia
Noman Zahid, The University of Faisalabad, Pakistan
Nuno Pombo, University of Beira Interior, Covilha, Portugal
Eshrat E Alahi, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.
Lei Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Yacine Ouzrout, University Lumiere Lyon 2, France
Ankur Shukla, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway


Co-chair Bios:


Sandeep Pirbhulal

Bio: Dr. Sandeep Pirbhulal received his Ph.D. degree in Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Systems from the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (SIAT-UCAS), China (2014-2018). He has also received a PhD degree equivalence from the University of Beira Interior (UBI), Covilha, Portugal, in October 2020. In addition, he did his Master’s Degree in Telecommunication and Networks (2012-2014), and Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunication Engineering (2007-2011) from Karachi Institutes of Economics and Technology (KIET), and Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Pakistan, respectively. He is currently working as a senior research scientist at Norwegian Computing Center, Norway. Moreover, he served as a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, KIET, Pakistan, from 2013 to 2014. He was also a research scholar at SIAT-UCAS China (2018-2019), and UBI Portugal (2019-2020), NTNU Norway (2020-2021).

Dr. Pirbhulal has vast experience of 7-8 years in Academia & Research. His current research focuses on critical infrastructure security, tele-healthcare, network security, information security, privacy, and security for WSNs, wireless body sensor networks (WSNs), and Internet of Things. He has published more than 85 scientific articles (including peer reviewed journals and international conferences) with 2002 citations on Google scholar, an H-index of 25, and an i-index of 41 comprising IEEE Transactions, Elsevier’s JCR Q1 other high impact factor venues. He has reviewed more than 100 papers in the reputed peer-reviewed journal such as IEEE Access, IEEE JBHI, IEEE transactions etc. He is an editorial board member of MDPI Signals Journal (since 2020). Since, three years (2019-2021), he is the Organizing Chair of the Workshop on Decentralized Technologies and Applications for IoT (D’IoT) in conjunction with the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC). He also serves as a TPC member of several conferences, seminars, and workshops at the national and international levels. Global Research Recognition: Dr. Sandeep Pirbhulal has achieved an outstanding achievement globally by featuring in Stanford University’s Top 2% Global Scientists List 2020 and 2021 due to my noteworthy research contributions in IoT, informatics, data privacy, cybersecurity, communication, and networks.


Ali Hassan Sodhro

Bio: Dr. Sodhro is currently working as a Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, Kristianstad University, Kristianstad, Sweden. He worked as a Lecturer at the Department of Computer and System Science (DSV), Mid Sweden University, Östersund from Jan 2021 to Sept.2021. Before that, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden from June 2020 to Dec 2020, and visiting Lecturer in the Applied Information Technology Department, Cognition and Communication division, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden since Oct. 2020 to Jan 2021. Dr. Sodhro also worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Computer and Information Science Department, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden from Aug.2018 to May 2020. Before that, Dr. Sodhro worked as the Postdoctoral Researcher at DISP LAB University Lumiere Lyon2, Lyon, France under Erasmus Mundu’s SMARTLINK Project from Aug.2017 to July 2017.

He obtained his PhD in Computer Applications Technology from Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (SIAT, CAS), Shenzhen, China, and University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), Beijing China in May 2016. He received both M.E in Communication Systems and Networks, and B.E in Telecommunication from one of the leading Engineering University of named, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro Sindh Pakistan in 2011 and 2008, respectively. He is serving as an Associate Editor of top-notch journals such as, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (T-ITS), and IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (TII), IET Electronics Letters, Telecommunications System Journal-Springer and so on. He is researching in AI/ML for Edge/Cloud Computing, Smart and Healthcare Internet of Things (IoT)/Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), Physical Layer Security in 5G applications, Multimedia Transmission in Healthcare Applications, Green, Sustainable, and Reliable Healthcare Systems, Body Sensor Networks, and Wireless Sensor Networks, Energy Harvesting for Healthcare Systems. Dr. Sodhro is the recipient of several research awards, i.e., CAS PIFI as a visiting scientist, Third Best Paper Award with Cash Prize & Certificate at Guangzhou Annual Report Competition at Guangzhou, China, 2015, Best Graduate Award 2016 etc. He has more than 13 years of research and teaching experience.


Muhammad Muzammal

Bio: Dr. Muhammad Muzammal is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Computer Science, Bahria University, Islamabad, Pakistan, also a Visiting Associate Professor under CAS President’s International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI) at the Centre of Big Mobile Intelligence, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Shenzhen, and also the Vice Director of the Guangdong Provincial Research and Development Centre of Blockchain and Distributed IoT Security, Guangdong, China. He received the bachelor’s degree from IIUI, Pakistan, in 2005, the master’s degree from FAST-NU, Pakistan, in 2007, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Leicester, U.K, in 2012. He was a Software Analyst with LMKR. He His research interests are in large scale data mining, including algorithm design and mobility data mining. Recently, he is interested in block-chain technology with a focus on decentralized systems and mining.

Keynote Speakers Bios:


Giancarlo Fortino

Bio: Giancarlo Fortino is Full Professor of Computer Engineering at the Department of Informatics, Modeling, Electronics and Systems (DIMES) of the University of Calabria (Unical), Rende (CS), Italy. He is Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Sensors Council, term 2021-23. He is co-founder and CEO of SenSysCal S.r.l., a spin-off of University of Calabria, whose mission is the development of innovative systems and services based on Internet of Things technology for health care, energy management and structural health. He is the Director of the Postgraduate School (2nd Level Italian MSc) on INTER-IoT: Integrator and Manager of IoT Systems. His research interests include wearable computing systems and body sensor networks, Internet of Things, wireless sensor networks, agent systems, agent oriented software engineering, distributed computing and networks, multimedia streaming content distribution networks, GRID/Cloud computing. He organized as chair many int’l workshops and conferences (100+), was involved in a huge number of int’l conferences/workshops (500+) as IPC member, is/was guest-editor of many special issues (60+) on Content Networks, Multimedia Systems, Agent-based Computing, Wireless Sensor Networks, Body Sensor Networks, Cloud Computing in many ISI impacted journals (e.g. IEEE Trans. on Affective Computing, IEEE Trans. on Service Computing, IEEE Trans. on Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Trans. on Human-Machine Systems, IEEE IoT Journal, IEEE Access, INFFUS, COMNET, JNCA, FGCS, JOS, SIMPAT, MONET, CERA, CCPE, EAAI, Sensors, IJDSN, MIS, Cluster Computing, MTAP, Simulation).

Workshop paper submissions due EXTENDED: 23 March 2022
Acceptance notification: 17 April 2022
Final paper submission due: 1 May 2022

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