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Special Sessions
Special Session on Massive IoT Data: Impact on Security, Privacy and Urban Dynamics in Smart Cities

With the continuous deployment of IoT vast amounts of data are being recorded that can to be analysed in order to reveal interesting relationships, detect events and uncover so far unforeseen and unknown patterns. The complexity of this data, for example due to its realtime nature and heterogenity is expected to surpass much of today’s scientifc knowhow and will require a multi-disciplinary approach in generating methods, tools and algorithms to exploit its potential in terms of value such as generating novel business models impacting entire industry sectors. The field of data analytics, especially Big Data provides a starting point for much of the tools and algorithms. 

IoT scenarios are intended to manage particularly sensitive data and any information leakage could seriously compromise users’ privacy. Therefore security and privacy are going to be key factors for the deployment of new applications, since IoT stakeholders will only accept these deployments if these are based on secure, trustworthy and privacy-preserving infrastructures. Unlike the current Internet, IoT ecosystems are expected to be composed by a potentially huge amount of heterogeneous smart objects which can be remotely monitored and accessed anytime, anywhere. In addition, IoT communication patterns are often based on short and volatile associations between entities without a previously established trust link.

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Special Session on IoT and Mobile Edge Computing

The current activities in Internet of Things (IoT) are focused on architectures & protocols for efficient interconnection of heterogeneous things, infrastructure deployment and creation of value-added services. On the other hand, Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) is a novel paradigm that extends cloud computing and services to the edge of the network. Due to dense geographical distribution, proximity to end-users, support for high mobility and open platform, MEC can support applications and services with reduced latency and improved QoS. Thus MEC is becoming an important enabler of consumer centric IoT applications and services that demand real-time operations. Standard development organizations (e.g. ETSI) have also recognized the benefits IoT & MEC can bring to the consumers. Potential applications for MEC enabled IoT include smart mobility, emergency response, smart cities and environmental monitoring. This special session solicits research and industry papers and provides an international forum for researchers, industrial experts and other stakeholders to address several challenges. This session is proposed and organized by IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Future Directions Committee on IoT.

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Special Session on Military Applications of IoT
Modern military operations are conducted in a complex, multidimensional, highly dynamic and disruptive environment usually with unanticipated partners and irregular adversaries. In today’s scenarios military commanders operate under the strong pressure of time. The time to obtain an accurate assessment of the situation and to assess potential courses of action and to make decision by commanders is becoming shorter and shorter. It needs to draw upon all possible sources to ensure that the most complete and relevant picture can be created of the situation almost in real-time mode, and the implications of different decisions understood.

The response to these challenges is to introduce the concept of Internet of Things (IoT) into the military domain. The Internet of Things is extensively developed world-wide with a focus on civilian applications. IoT is a paradigm that considers pervasive presence in the environment of a variety of smart things/objects. By means of wireless and wired connections and unique addressing schemes they are able to interact and cooperate with each other to create new applications/services in order to reach common goals. Objects/things make themselves recognizable and can obtain intelligence by making context related decisions thanks to the fact that things can share information that has been aggregated by other objects. Furthermore, they can be components of complex services. However, the integration of heterogeneous sensors and systems diverse in technology, environmental constraints and level of fidelity is a challenging issue not only for the military organizations.

Modern military equipment is expected to be increasingly armed with processing and communication abilities, which can be employed to inspect or modify the status of the equipment. To some extent, these pieces of equipment could be regarded as sensors or actuators and integrated into the rest of the military information infrastructure. Physical and virtual military things have identities, physical attributes and virtual personalities and use intelligent interfaces, and should be seamlessly integrated into the military information network. In order to accomplish full integration, the relevant security mechanisms, protocol adaptions and scalability properties must be provided. The possible outcome of this integration is a wider set of sensor information for use in situation awareness applications, medical information applications, transport and logistics applications, etc. In military environment, IoT has the potential to connect all kinds of forces and weapon platforms in the whole battlefield to form one information network, which will promote information real-time sharing, shorten the decision-making and command time, and increase joint operation efficiency. Potential areas of military application of the IoT include:

(1)    Logistics - command and control of combined operations logistics support;
(2)   Situational Awareness – building on the tactical level of a battlefield (from global, to company, platoon and squad commanders down to single soldiers level) including monitoring, sensing, threat identification (e.g. sniper), target positioning, marking, vehicles and soldiers status monitoring, environmental monitoring (environment conditions);
(3)    Medical Care - battlefield health monitoring, patients monitoring, etc.

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Special Session on Dependable IoTs for eHealth and Management of Chronic Conditions

Public health systems in most developed countries face unprecedented financial pressures. Ageing populations and spiralling costs of chronic conditions (Diabetes, COPD, Alzheimer's, Dementias, Cancer, Arthritis Asthma etc.) approach 70% of health budgets in some countries (e.g. UK). It is clear that a completely different approach to the delivery of health services is needed to maintain financial sustainability. The costs are a direct consequence of the health provision responsibility arrangements i.e. the responsibility is completely subsumed by the health system and medical professionals. A radical and somewhat controversial solution to this problem is to shift most of the responsibility towards the patients themselves with the aid of novel technology. Such arrangement can only work if the technology can be proven to be dependable. Dependability is a complex notion and is in itself a combination of a range of non-functional attributes, such as reliability, robustness, safety and security. Dependable IoT solutions will be the main ingredient in this new landscape that is perhaps the only hope to deliver financially sound and universally acceptable health services.

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Industry Forum Panel Sessions

Deploying IoT in Manufacturing and Supply-chains: Challenges and Expectations

Manufacturing industries are in the process of leveraging a new technology landscape that includes IoT, mobile and Cloud computing, in order to address their global challenges. Changing markets require agile re-configuration of capacities and partnering. The digitization of manufacturing leads to more reliance on collaborative ecosystems and platforms. Better market intelligence calls for customized, evolving products. Productivity and cost-efficiency require better use of resources, planning and better predictability throughout the manufacturing process. Countries around the world perceive the urgency and promote public-private partnerships to stimulate manufacturing innovation. Initiatives such as Industrie 4.0. in Germany, Centres for Innovative Manufacturing in UK, the Manufacturing Innovation Committee in Korea, NIST Smart manufacturing in US, and global forums such as SMLC and the Industrial Internet Consortium are gathering the actors needed for a smarter manufacturing.

In this context, the panel will focus on IoT and how its technologies will impact the conventional aspects of manufacturing, from product design to distribution including supply-chains, product lifecycle management. It will also assess promising innovation areas such as predictive maintenance, asset management and tracking, product customization, modeling and simulation.

Jacques Durand, Fujitsu
Boonserm Kulvatunyou, NIST US

Stephen Mellor, IIC
Jim Davis, SMLC and UCLA
Dirk Slama, Bosch
Dimitar (Mitko) Vasilev, Cisco
Bernd Kosch, Fujitsu



Session Objective 
All IP and Data explosion drive the technology innovation moving forward. SDN and NFV address the data explosion challenge whereas IOT (Internet of Things) needs IPv6. If SDN and NFV are implemented with IPV6 it paves the path for the future.

Capex/Opex, scalability and security are the factors for SDN and NFV adoption. A new data explosion area is IoT and that will tie into IPv6 sooner than later. Security is more integrated into IPv6 compared to IPv4. Deploying a new technology should be long term and IPv6 addresses that requirement.

Vendor unlock is a driver for SDN and NFV and data center's will deploy multi-vendor platforms and in this scenario, interoperability and interacting with Open source in platforms becomes essential. IPv6 will definitely play a part in the mix and a targeted solution for Data center better design that as 'now' in mind than 'new’.

Most of the surveys indicate that security concerns are the biggest challenge in Operator’s minds. It is a given that IPv6 is built in with security. So a nextgen solution should better start with IPv6 rather than as an afterthought.

An aspect of SDN and NFV implementation is programmable networks. Operators need to work more with APIs compared to legacy days. Programming paradigm shifts radically within IPv6. When you deploy a new network, the idea is not to patch it every now and then. Long term and next gen is IPv6 here.

While IPv6 adoption is quietly picking up steam, in the Cloud world, we can clearly see OpenStack gaining more and QOS and Performance management are tied to programmability in scaling and SDN and NFV address it. Operational complexity will be slightly more and new policies (ex. SUPA) will emerge. IPv6 capabilities will be inherent to some of these policies.
Antonio Skarmeta. TPC Chair
Expert Panel
Antonio, Manzalini – Chair, IEEE SDN Initiative 
Tina Tsou  - ETSI IP6 ISG, Huawei
Chip Popovicu, CEO, Nephose6 and Chair, IEEE SDN-NFV SubCommittee
Narasimha Rao Vadrevu, ETSI IP6 ISG for SDN  
 Kostas Choumas, SmartFire project
Carlo Giannelli, Founder of Stoorm5

Towards fully IoT connected Cities: Challenges and Trends

Session Objective 
By 2050, 70% of the world’s population - over 6 billion people - is expected to live in cities and surrounding regions[1]. Cities will need to be smart, if only to survive as platforms that enable economic, social and environmental well-being. A Smart City, according to Forrester, is one that “uses information and communications technologies to make the critical infrastructure components and services of a city — administration, education, healthcare, public safety, real estate, transportation and utilities — more aware, interactive and efficient”. In a recent speech, the Vice-President of the European Commission (EC), Neelie Kroes, reaffirmed the importance of transforming our cities into Smart Cities, in order to ensure a sustainable future for our societies [2].

For the realisation of Smart Cities, ICT plays a definitive role, and as such the EC is making massive investments in related research activities under various funding schemes with different horizons[3]. Among these activities, the Internet of Things (IoT) counts as one of the most promising trends. The IoT represents a radical evolution of the current Internet into a Network of Interconnected Objects that not only harvest information from the environment (sensing) and interacts with the physical world (actuation/command/control), but also leverage existing Internet standards to provide services for information collection, storage, analytics, dissemination and exploitation. IoT technologies enhance the situational awareness or “smartness” of service providers and consumers alike. For service providers, this “smartness” means improved planning and decision making for better and more efficient services in multiple domains, ranging from public safety, transport, utilities, healthcare, education to recreation. For consumers, this “smartness” means higher quality of life. This panel aims at analysing the actual situation of the Smart Cities deployment, the impact of the usage of IoT in these environments and what the massive deployment of sensors and smart object will bring to the development of new services, citizen interactions and analysis of the city behaviour. The panel will presents first 2 keynote covering topics about actual Smart cities experience and technologies aspects and then will follow with some discussion about trends and innovation opportunities on the topic.

This Industrial Forum is done in collaboration of the IoT Forum www.iotforum.org

Antonio Skarmeta (Univ Murcia, Spain)
Mirko Presser (Alexandra Institute and IoTForum, Denmark)
Srdjan Krco (DunavNET and IoTForum, Serbia)  
The session is organized in two presentations and a panel with experts 
Keynote speaker: 30 min.  Francisco Monsanto. "Ubiwhere. Mobility as a Service for Smart Cities"
Keynote Speaker: 30 min. Yoshihiro Ohba. Toshiba Electronics Asia Smart Cities Experiences: Smart Nation Project in Singapore
Panel: Will the Internet of Things deliver for the Future Smart City?: 1 hour
5 min presentations of ideas from the panelist and then a 40 min discussion. Topics on privacy, data analytics, citizen services, etc

Following expert panelists will be invited:
Lanfranco Marasso. ENGINEERING, Italy
Srdjan Krco. CTO DunavNET, Serbia
Alexander Gluhak. Technology Strategist, Intel Labs Europe, UK
Mirko Presser. Alexandra Institute.
Antonio Skarmeta. Univ Murcia (Spain)
Philippe Cousin. eGlobalmark

[1] http://forum.world2011.itu.int/sessions/f22-internet-of-things
[2] “How ICT can make Cities Smarter”, Neelie Kroes, 10 July 2012, SPEECH/12/544, http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-12-544_en.htm
[3] Communication from the Commission “Smart Cities and Communities – European Innovation partnerships” [COM(2012)4701] http://ec.europa.eu/energy/technology/initiatives/doc/2012_4701_smart_cities_en.pdf

IoT Standardisation

Session Objective 
IoT Standardisation has been addressed in all SDOs (ETSI, IETF, NIST) and industry associations. ETSI has been leading this fundamental work with M2M, oneM2M, 3GPP with MTC and recently with IP6 ISG: https://portal.etsi.org/home.aspx

However, there is still a great number of non-IP IoT protocols designed for the various industry sectors and the move to IP is non-evident if not perceived as a threat.

Furthermore, there is a growing confusion in the market and among researchers that IoT is not simply an evolution of the Internet but should be defined differently.

This session will run through the maze of IoT standards in the Telecom and ISP world as well different industry standards presenting the challenges and solutions such as IPv6-based Internet Protocols being considered in the context of several deployment scenarios or pre-standardization around the world.

Yanick Pouffary – Vice Chair ETSI IP6 ISG, Chief Technologist - Network Services at Hewlett-Packard, IPv6 Forum Chairperson, IPv6 Ready Logo Program
Expert Panel
Gerald Santucci, Head of Unit "Knowledge Sharing" at European Commission
Pascal Thubert  - Founding Member of ETSI IP6 ISG, Principal Engineer, Cisco (slides)
Geoff Mulligan, Founder & Chair, IPSO Alliance, Presidential Innovation Fellow at The White House & National Institute of Standards and Technology
Charlie Perkins, Rapporteur ETSI IP6 ISG for Mobile IPv6, Author of Mobile IPv6 RFCs, Futurewai, USA (slides

The Internet of Things and Big Data Analytics

IoT: The term “Internet of Things” (IoT), coined by Kevin Ashton in 1999, refers to billions of “things” connected to the Internet. It promises to be the most disruptive technological revolution since the advent of the Internet. Projections indicate that up to 100 billion objects will be connected to the Internet by 2020. Billions of “things” such as Sensors, RFID Tags, Mobility devices, Smart Phones, and Wearable devices are generating mountains of data on all aspects of the human life: Health, Environment, Transportations, Security, Shopping, Smart Cities, Smart Grids, Smart Homes, Smart Cars, Biology, Medicine, etc.

Big Data: The New York Times: The Age of Big Data
“It’s a revolution,” says Gary King, director of Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science. “We’re really just getting under way. But the march of quantification, made possible by enormous new sources of data, will sweep through academia, business and government. There is no area that is going to be untouched.”(The New York Times, February 11, 2012)

The term “Big Data”, coined by Roger Magulas in 2005, refers to data sets whose Volume, Velocity, and Variety are so extreme that the current generations of data tools are becoming increasingly inadequate for their collection, management and analysis, in a reasonable amount of time.
The Big Data of the future will be generated by Internet of Things (IoT) i.e., billions of “things” connected to the Internet. The IoT, thus, leads to even Bigger Data. Additionally, the IoT Data is different from the traditional “Static Data”. It is “Data in Flight”, “Data in Motion”, also called “Streaming Data” i.e., data arrive in streams continuously and so rapidly that it is not feasible or useful to store it in a conventional database and then analyze it at the time of our choosing, if it is not processed immediately, then it is lost forever. The Nature of Data Management and Data Analytics have changed.

IoT & Big Data
Poised together, the biggest challenge of the current IoT and Big Data Era is: Management and Mining of ever-increasing Streams of data generated by IoT. “Without stream processing, there’s no Big Data and no Internet of Things”, writes Dana Sandu. “Analytics Are a Key Part of Value Creation in IoT”, says Pankaj Patel, EVP of Cisco.

This panel organized by the IEEE Big Data Initiative (bigdata.ieee.org) focuses on IoT & Big Data related challenges including: IoT Infrastructure, Business Applications of Big Data, Biomedical Big Data Analytics, Big Data & Smart Cities, and emerging areas of Management and Analytics of IoT Big Data Streams. Emphasize will be on an end-to-end Big Data Stream Analytics including: data generation & data acquisition, data communications & networking, data quality & reliability, data security, fog/edge and cloud computing, and stream data analytic technologies. Future business, academia, and industry challenges including research directions, and business opportunities emerging from disruptive technologies of: IoT, M2M, and near real-time large-scale Big Data Streams Analytics will be covered.

Kathy Grise, Senior Program Director, IEEE Big Data Initiative

Expert Panelists
Mahmoud Daneshmand, Professor - Stevens Institute of Technology
May Dongmei Wang, Professor - Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, USA
Nuria de Lama, ICT Program Manager - ATOS, Vice-Secretary General Big Data Value Association
Dr. Mirko Presser, Head of Research and Innovation, Smart City Lab, Alexandra Instituttet A/S and President of IoT Forum Denmark
Dr Payam Barnaghi , Institute for Communication Systems (ICS), University of Surrey

Impact of IoT on 5G: Benefits and Challenges

Session Objective
As Internet usages are proliferating, communications networks are faced with new shortcomings. Future networks will have to support in 2020 mobile traffic volumes 1000 times larger than today and a spectrum crunch is anticipated. Wireless access rates are today significantly lower than those of fixed access, which prevents the emergence of ubiquitous low cost integrated access continuum with context independent operational characteristics. Communication networks energy consumption is growing rapidly, especially in the radio part of mobile networks. The proliferation of connected devices makes it very difficult to maintain similar performance characteristics over an ever larger portfolio of technologies and requirements (i.e.Ultra High Definition TV vs. M2M, IoT). Heterogeneity of access technologies entails unsustainable cost with increasing difficulties to integrate an ever larger set of resources with reduced OPEX. Network infrastructure openness is still limited. It prevents the emergence of integrated OTT (cloud)-network integration with predictable end to end performance characteristics, and limits the possibility for networks to become programmable infrastructures for innovation with functionalities exposed to developers' communities.
These key issues for the competitiveness of the communication industry world-wide are and will be globally researched in the context of future 5G integrated, ubiquitous and ultra-high capacity networks.
This session will be devoted to analyze the transformative impact of IPv6 on IoT on 5G and its advanced features, presenting the challenges and solutions being considered in the context of several deployment scenarios or pre-standardization around the world.
Latif Ladid, IPv6 Forum President, Chair, IEEE COMSOC IOT & 5G subCommittee, Chair, ETSI IP6 ISG, Research Fellow, University of Luxembourg
Expert Panel
Luigi Licciardi, 5G Expert, Telecom Italia (slides)
Georgios Karagiannis Huawei Europe, ETSI IP6 ISG, Rapporteur for 5G Work Item (slides)
Rahim Tafazoli, Prof.  Mobile and Satellite Communications, University of Surrey since April 2000, Director of the 5G Innovation (slides)
Maria-Rita Palattella, Research Associate, 5G IoT, SnT-UL, Secretary IEEE ComSoC 5G SubCommittee (slides)       
Colin Langtry, Chief, Study Groups Department, Radiocommunication Bureau (slides)

 IoT Security & Privacy

Session Objective
IoT will allow people and objects in the physical world as well as data and virtual environments to interact with each other so as to create smart environments such as smart transport systems, smart cities, smart health, smart energy, etc., as part of a prosperous digital society. IoT is likely to improve the quality of people’s lives, create new markets and new jobs, increase economic growth and be an impetus for competition.

However, IoT raises important questions and introduces new challenges for the security of systems and processes and the privacy of individuals. Some IoT applications are tightly linked to sensitive infrastructures and strategic services such as the distribution of water and electricity and the surveillance of assets. Other applications handle sensitive information about people, such as their location and movements, or their health and purchasing preferences. Confidence in and acceptance of IoT will depend on the protection it provides to people’s privacy and the levels of security it guarantees to systems and processes.

IoT will enable objects to become active participants: these objects will be able to recognize events and changes in their environment and to sense and react autonomously without human intervention. Introducing objects into the control processes makes IoT security very difficult to address. Indeed, the Internet of Things is a complex system in which people interact with the technological ecosystem based on smart objects through complex processes. The interactions of these four IoT components: persons, intelligent objects, technological ecosystem, and processes highlight a systemic and cognitive dimension to the security of IoT. The interaction of people with the technological ecosystem requires the protection of their privacy. Similarly, their interaction with control processes requires to guaranteeing their safety. Processes must ensure their reliability and realize the objectives for which they are designed.

The move towards a greater autonomy for objects will bring the security of technologies and processes and the privacy of individuals into sharper focus. Furthermore, in parallel with the increasing autonomy of objects to perceive and act on the environment, IoT security should move towards a greater autonomy in perceiving threats and reacting to attacks.

This industry forum session aims to bring together state-of-the-art contributions on Internet of Things Security and Privacy: design methods of secure IoT applications and architectures, security attacks detection, prevention and counter measures. Original, unpublished contributions are solicited in all aspects of this discipline.

About the Topics of Interest
  • Methods for secure by design IoT
  • Methods for IoT security analysis and audit
  • Privacy and anonymization techniques in IoT
  • Secure cloud of things
  • Trust management architectures
  • Lightweight security solutions
  • Authentication and access control in IoT
  • Identification and biometrics in IoT
  • Liability and policy enforcement in IoT
  • Virtualization and auto-immunity of smart objects
  • Security of Big data in IoT
  • Cyber physical systems security
  • Cyber attacks detection and prevention
  • Ethics and legal considerations in IoT 
Latif Ladid, IPv6 Forum President, Chair, IEEE COMSOC IOT & 5G subCommittee, Chair, ETSI IP6 ISG, Research Fellow, University of Luxembourg (slides)
Following expert panelists will be invited
Eric Vyncke, co-chair, Belgium IPv6 Council, Security Expert, Cisco Belgium (slides)
Luca Bolognini – Presidente dell’Istituto Italiano per la Privacy (slides)
Gianmarco Baldini, Scientific Officer at European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Philippe Wolf, Cybersecurity Project Manager, IRT SystemX
Antonio Skarmeta, Prof. University of Murcia, Chair, TPC, WF-IoT (slides)
Giuseppe Vaciago, Tech and Law Center 

 CPS and IoT in Manufacturing: the two sides of the same coin?

Session Objective
The manufacturing sector is moving to a new phase characterized by the increased intelligence and communication capabilities of machineries, devices, products, and the raising role of commodities devices and Internet standards in manufacturing. This new phase is being called differently: Industrie 4.0 in Germany (to highlight the wide deployment of IoT and services will usher a 4th industrial revolution, following the ones related to the mechanization, electricity based machineries, and the deployment of IT in manufacturing), or Industrial Internet (a term actually coined by by Frost & Sullivan in 2000) by the Industrial Internet Consortium, or Industrial IoT.

All actors recognize anyway the enormous innovation potential of IoT that, if fully adopted in all activities performed by manufacturing industries, could still assure to the manufacturing sector its driving role in most Countries, opening new frontiers for productivity, inefficiency and waste reduction, and human work enhancement.

IoT in manufacturing will not only constitute an opportunity for manufacturing industries, but also for IoT-related solution providers as indicated in the EC study “SMART number 2013/0037: Definition of a Research and Innovation Policy Leveraging Cloud Computing and IoT Combination” (carried out for the EC by IDC Italia and TXT e-Solutions). This study highlights as Smart Manufacturing is envisaged as the largest potential opportunity in terms of IoT spending, followed by Smart Homes and Smart Health.

There is still a huge debate about the specificities of IoT in the manufacturing domain that reflects on the usage of different terms (like smart systems, Industrial IoT devices, CPS-Cyber-physical System), and the definition of slightly different architectures or reference architectures.
Indeed, currently there are parallel activities on defining architectures or reference architectures, some specifically addressing manufacturing related issues like:
  • the German Industrie 4.0 strategic initiative with its RAMI 4.0 (Reference Architecture Model Industrie 4.0) specification
  • the Industrial Internet Consortium with its IIRA (Industrial Internet Reference Architecture)specificationothers addressing a wider set of application domains like:
  • the US NIST with its Framework for Cyber-Physical Systems
  • the IEEE within its P2413 Standard for an Architectural Framework activity
  • the EU AIOTI (Alliance For Internet Of Things Innovation) WG3 with its High Level Architecture HLA (High Level Architecture)All these initiatives have commonalities and distinguishing elements that could affect their knowledge and adoption.
The EU H2020 BEinCPPS (Business Experiments in Cyber Physical Production Systems) and sCorPiuS (European Roadmap for Cyber-Physical Systems in Manufacturing) projects, as EU H2020 projects in the EU Factory of the Future action, have promoted this session to promote a discussion about the above IoT in manufacturing aspects and issues.

This industry forum session aims at providing information about worldwide activities related to IoT in manufacturing, the distinguishing factors of industrial IoT as compared to IoT in other application domains, compare EU and US perspectives, and foster discussion about current approaches and uncovered aspects.
Session Organization
CPS/IoT relations inside reference frameworks (IIRA-RAMI) (15')
The BEinCPPS project and how CPS and IoT are interlinked by an osmosis architecture (5')
IEEE IoT and IEEE Internet Initiatives (30')
German Industrie 4.0 and Cyber Physical Production Systems (15’)
Project Scorpius, the EU roadmapping exercise for CPS in manufacturing Industry (15’)
Q&A Panel Discussion (10')
Sergio Gusmeroli - Politecnico di Milano, BEinCPPS EU project coordinator
The following experts will be invited:
Domenico Rotondi, FINCONS Group, BEinCPPS EU Innovation Action project
Roberto Minerva, Telecom Italia, IEEE IoT Initiative Chair (slides)
Oleg Logvinov, STMicroelectronics, IEEE Internet Initiative Chair
Klaus-Dieter Thoben, BIBA, Industrie 4.0 representative
Jacopo Casssina, Holonix, sCorPiuS EU Support Action project 
IoT and Business Day

Panel 1. Innovative Business Models and GTM Strategies in IoT


Alain Astier has got nearly 40 years of international experience in Microelectronics Industry within STMicroelectronics Group

Alain Astier is Co-Founder and President of the Company “IoT Planet UNIVERSAL” 

In 1977, Alain Astier joined Thomson-CSF Group, a parent Company of Thomson- Semiconducteurs which has been a founding Company of STMicroelectronics.

During the years 80’s, Alain has worked in Semiconductor Design activities, contributing to the first CCD colored camera in the world made by the French Group Thomson-CSF , and then started the first semiconductor pilot line dedicated to CCD’s in Europe for spatial and imaging applications ; in 1985, Alain set-up the first micronic CMOS pilot line in France at CEA-LETI in Grenoble (France) , one of the top world class Laboratory for Microelectronics in Europe, before managing Wafer Manufacturing Operations at Thomson-Semiconducteurs till 1987 .

At the set-up of STMicroelectronics in 1987, Alain joined the Central Industrial Functions of the Group for its world-wide Silicon Operations , with the goal to design and to implement a common manufacturing system across the 17 Wafer Fab Operations of ST at that time , via rationalization, standardization, benchmarking and cross-fertilization; during that period Alain has been very active in SEMATECH Equipment Programs, contributing to several International Conferences about Wafer Fab Tool Management, and has been one of the founders of SEMI Standards E10 for Equipment Reliability, Availability and Maintainability.

During the years 90’s, Alain has been pioneer in the start-up of new Wafer Operations of STMicroelectronics in USA, Europe and Asia, and has been instrumental in the design and implementation of new techniques of Wafer Fab Management.

In 2004, Alain Astier was promoted Group Vice-President within the Front-End Manufacturing & Technology Group of STMicroelectronics, in charge of Strategic Planning and Programs; Alain has developed new industrial partnerships between ST and Industrial Groups in Asia and Russia , and is leading cooperative programs with several Partners in Emerging Markets ; Alain is active Member of SEMI Europe Advisory Board and Member of SEMI Russian Advisory Committee, contributing to several SEMI initiatives in Europe and out of Europe, mainly in the fields of cooperation between Industry, Education and Research ; Alain is co-founder of a European initiative of cooperation between the two most important Microelectronics Clusters in Europe , Dresden (Germany) and Grenoble (France) , and has been the Chairman of the European Semiconductor Cluster Forum (ESCF) who led recently to the Silicon Europe Alliance.

In 2015, Alain Astier has founded two Companies, based in Grenoble (France) : - A2C2 (AlainAstierConsultingConnecting), providing consulting services to the WW High Tech Industry and connecting services for developing Partnerships and Networking opportunities between Organizations, Communities, Clusters and Regions - IoT Planet UNIVERSAL, organizing international IoT events ( Forums, Trade Shows,... ) and developing an active IoT community within Europe around Internet of Things and Connected Objects

Alain Astier is multicultural, with many years of experience deployed in Europe (France, Italy and other countries), in Americas, in Asia (Singapore, China), in Russia, while used to deal with semiconductor projects in India, Asia and other emerging countries.

Alain Astier was born in France, in 1954, and graduated with a degree in Physics & Chemistry from the University of Grenoble (France) and from two French Engineering High Schools (ECAM, Lyon, and Sup’Elec ESE, Paris). 

Roberto Filipelli
Sales and Business Development Director, Head of IoT Strategy Microsoft EPG Division
Roberto received Electronic Engineering degree (Major in Industrial Automation) from University of Genoa in 1993. He joined Microsoft Italy in 1998 as Software Architect and in 2002 took the responsibility of Microsoft Application Server Architects team driving the adoption of this technology in several strategic customers. In 2005 has been appointed as Sales Director of Microsoft Server & Tools products for the Italian Enterprise segment, actively contributing at the perception improvement of the enterprise readiness of Microsoft Server products. In 2010, having been nominated Sales Director of Corporate Accounts, started driving the Microsoft Cloud adoption strategy in Italy for these customers. After that, as Sales Director of Top Manufacturing Accounts has been the leading actor, together with his team, on key project of Industrial IoT and Manufacturing 4.0. Starting from last year, according to the new role, he leads the Microsoft Cloud adoption on Top Italian Partners and Customers in order to develop and foster Cloud solutions, including IoT products and services.
Fabrizio Simone Rovati
SW Platforms & Cloud Director
Central Labs in STMicroelectronics

Fabrizio received Electronic Engineering degree from Politecnico of Milano in 1996. He has, since 1995, joined STMicroelectronics working on digital video processing algorithms and architectures. He then moved to Advanced System Technology, the corporate system R&D group (now part of Central Labs), where he started the IP-based networked multimedia team, progressively focusing on internet of things applications. He has been the technical coordinator of the "SmartHome" corporate R&D program aimed at developing Java&OSGI based remotely managed gateways, moving into 2014 into coordinating all the SW developments around STM32 Open Development Environment, a corporate initiative for a fast and affordable prototyping and development platform for IoT and other application domains.
He has authored or co-authored 15 granted patents and 10 publications.
Coppola Giovanni 


Panel 2. A need for an IoT architectural framework from the perspective of Semiconductor, Equipment, SI, and Service Provide companies 


Oleg Logvinov

Oleg Logvinov is the Director of Special Assignments in STMicroelectronics’ Industrial & Power Conversion Division.
After graduating from the Technical University of Ukraine (KPI) with the equivalent of a Master’s degree in electrical engineering, he worked as a senior researcher at the R&D Laboratory of the Ukraine Department of Energy at the KPI.
During the last 25 years Mr. Logvinov has held various senior technical and executive management positions in the telecommunications and semiconductor industry. He currently serves on the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Corporate Advisory Group and is the past member of the IEEE-SA Standards Board. In January of 2015 Mr. Logvinov was appointed as the chair of IEEE Internet Initiative. The IEEE Internet Initiative connects engineers, scientists, industry leaders, and others engaged in an array of technology and industry domains globally, with policy experts to help improve the understanding of technology and its implications and impact on Internet governance issues. In addition, the Initiative focuses on raising awareness of public policy issues and processes in the global technical community.
Mr. Logvinov also actively participates in several IEEE standards development working groups with the focus on the IoT and Communications Technologies. Mr. Logvinov is the chair of the IEEE P2413 “Standard for an Architectural Framework for the Internet of Things’ Working Group. He helped found the HomePlug Powerline Alliance and is the past President and CTO of the Alliance. Mr. Logvinov has twenty four patents to his credit and has been an invited speaker on multiple occasions.

Roberto Minerva  
Murdock Paul
Paul is a software architect, consultant and technologist with extensive design, development, and delivery experience in research, product and service organizations. He has previously worked in physics research, industrial robotics and the finance industry. In 2008 he moved to Landis+Gyr as Chief Software Architect where he worked with teams around the globe developing energy measurement solutions for utilities. In 2015, he took on a new role within Landis+Gyr leading the software research programs within the company. His current interests includes Distributed Intelligence, IoT and Transactive Energy in the Smart Grid.

Stephen Mellor
Thomas Coughlin

Coughlin Associates, President

Tom is a widely respected storage analyst and consultant.  He has over 35 years in the data storage industry with multiple engineering and management positions at high profile companies.  

Dr. Coughlin has many publications and six patents to his credit.  Tom is also the author of Digital Storage in Consumer Electronics:  The Essential Guide, which was published by Newnes Press. Coughlin Associates provides market and technology analysis as well as Data Storage Technical Consulting services.  Tom publishes the Digital Storage Technology Newsletter, the Media and Entertainment Storage Report, the Emerging Non-Volatile Memory Report and other industry reports.  Tom is also a regular contributor on digital storage for Forbes.com. 

Tom is active with SMPTE, SNIA, the IEEE (he is Director for IEEE Region 6 and active in the Consumer Electronics Society) and other professional organizations.  Tom is the founder and organizer of the Annual Storage Visions Conference (www.storagevisions.com), a partner to the International Consumer Electronics Show, as well as the Creative Storage Conference (www.creativestorage.org). He is the general chairman of the annual Flash Memory Summit.  He is a Senior member of the IEEE, Leader in the Gerson Lehrman Group Councils of Advisors and a member of the Consultants Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV).  For more information on Tom Coughlin and his publications. go to www.tomcoughlin.com

Panel 3. Closing the Policy-Technology Divide in Cyberspace to Drive the Future of the Internet


Oleg Logvinov

Oleg Logvinov is the Director of Special Assignments in STMicroelectronics’ Industrial & Power Conversion Division.
After graduating from the Technical University of Ukraine (KPI) with the equivalent of a Master’s degree in electrical engineering, he worked as a senior researcher at the R&D Laboratory of the Ukraine Department of Energy at the KPI.
During the last 25 years Mr. Logvinov has held various senior technical and executive management positions in the telecommunications and semiconductor industry. He currently serves on the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Corporate Advisory Group and is the past member of the IEEE-SA Standards Board. In January of 2015 Mr. Logvinov was appointed as the chair of IEEE Internet Initiative. The IEEE Internet Initiative connects engineers, scientists, industry leaders, and others engaged in an array of technology and industry domains globally, with policy experts to help improve the understanding of technology and its implications and impact on Internet governance issues. In addition, the Initiative focuses on raising awareness of public policy issues and processes in the global technical community.
Mr. Logvinov also actively participates in several IEEE standards development working groups with the focus on the IoT and Communications Technologies. Mr. Logvinov is the chair of the IEEE P2413 “Standard for an Architectural Framework for the Internet of Things’ Working Group. He helped found the HomePlug Powerline Alliance and is the past President and CTO of the Alliance. Mr. Logvinov has twenty four patents to his credit and has been an invited speaker on multiple occasions.
Dr. Anna Slomovic
Dr. Anna Slomovic is a consultant and researcher, working on complex data management issues that span organizational and disciplinary boundaries. She has worked with commercial organizations to create new products, services and businesses that meet legal requirements and privacy expectations of individuals. She has also worked with government agencies to identify the privacy and civil liberties implications of government programs and participated in state-level and national multi-stakeholder efforts. Her areas of expertise include social networking, e-commerce, mobile Internet, online marketing, identity verification, digital credentials, wearable devices and cloud computing. She has addressed privacy issues raised by medical, genetic and financial information, and by the use of new technologies and analytic methodologies.
Roberto Minerva
Pirjo Ojala
Pietro Finocchio

Obtained a degree in Electronic Engineering from the Polytechnic of Naples, achieved with the maximum marks possible.

He carries the title of Avionics System Flight Test Engineer obtained in the Experimental Flight

From January 2005 to January 2015 he has been the President of AFCEA (Armed Force
Communications Electronics Association) ROME Chapter
- Since October 2012 he is regional Vicepresident (Mediterranean Region) of AFCEA Europe
Leandro Aglieri

Leandro Aglieri (www.leandroaglieri.eu), has a degree in Political Sciences - Economics Dept, has followed Executive Courses in "SDA Bocconi University" ,after a long carreer as Arthur Andersen Business Consulting Senior Manager, in 2003 founded LA Consulting Innovation management Advisory Company, of witch is currently Managing Partner; he is President of Cloud for Defence (www.cloud4defence.com), a Network of small-medium sized enterprises built to bring cloud computing approach and techonology inside the processes of the Public Administrations with a special focus on cybersecurity: our refrain is "Safer Clouder".

Author of many articles on Cloud Computing and Cybersecurity topics he isa also Vicepresident of AFCEA (www.afcea.org) Rome Chapter (Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association) and has handled many sessions as a speaker in national and international forums and taught in several italian universities.
Marina Ruggieri

Marina is Full Professor of Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Roma “Tor Vergata” and therein member of the Board of Directors.
She is Director of IEEE Division IX (2014-2015) and IEEE 2016 Vice President-Elect, Technical Activities.
She is member of the IEEE Governance, Public Visibility and Fellow Committees.
She is Sr. past President of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society.
She is Vice President of the Roma Chapter of AFCEA; proboviro of the Italian Industries Federation for Aerospace, Defense and Security (AIAD); member of the Technical-Scientific Committee of the Center for Aeronautical Military Studies.
She is co-founder and Chair of the Steering Board of the interdisciplinary Center for Teleinfrastructures (CTIF) at  the University of Roma “Tor Vergata”. The Center, that belongs to the CTIF global network, with nodes in USA, Europe and Asia, focuses on the use of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for vertical applications (health, energy, cultural heritage, economics, law) by integrating terrestrial, air and space communications, computing, positioning and sensing.
She is Principal Investigator of the 40/50 GHz TPD#5 Communications Experiment on board Alphasat (launched on July 2013).
She received: 1990 Piero Fanti International Prize; 2009 Pisa Donna Award as women in engineering; 2013 Excellent Women in Roma Award; Excellent and Best Paper Awards at international conferences.
She is IEEE Fellow.
She is author/co-author of 330 papers, 1 patent and 12 books.

Panel 4. IoT and Privacy and Security   


Michael Condry

Michael was the Chief Technical Officer for Intel Corporation, Global Ecosystem Division. His career has a mixture of academic and industry positions, mostly in industry. Holding teaching and research positions at Princeton and University of Illinois, at Illinois he lead an internet application research team contributing findings to the US Internet committee. His industry roles included AT&T Bell-Labs, Sun Microsystems, and Intel. At Bell Labs he co-architect for the Bellmac-32 processor and co-designed the System V Inode File System. At Sun he led standards for the Solaris/UNIX team founding the Open Group to enable these standards. Michael’s CTO role at Intel drove on customer innovation, design cost reduction, and other technologies and leading technical staff development.   Efforts at Intel awarded him the prestigious Intel Quality Award in 2015 for significant customer cost reduction efforts processor enablement. His background includes projects in computer architecture, security, software, firmware, operating systems, networking, IoT, and standards.  Michael retired from Intel in June 2015.
Michael is a senior board member for the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, he created and chairs the IEEE Industry Forum.  Michael is 2016 President-Elect of the IEEE Technical Engineering and Management Society.  He conceived and is chairing the IEEE Industry Summit program that will start in 2016.  Michael is also a member of the IEEE Computer Society for over 27 years and is the IEEE Silicon Valley Section Vice Chair for 2015.  He also is a member of the IEEE-USA CCP committee with a focus on security.

Simone Mangiante

Simone Mangiante is a senior researcher in EMC’s Centre of Excellence in Ireland. His research interests are focused on computer networks, Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Internet of Things.
He received his PhD in Computer Networks in 2013 from the University of Genoa in Italy, where he has been working on Carrier Ethernet management using SDN paradigm. In 2014 he joined the networking research team in EMC Research Europe: he has been the leading architect in the design and building of EMC’s INFINITE industrial IoT testbed and he is involved in European projects SOLAS (FP7) and NEAT (H2020). He is a member of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC).
Richard Curran
Intel Corporation EMEA Richard holds the position or Security Officer EMEA and is responsible for business development and coordination of Intel’s security solutions and strategies across market segments to enterprise, IoT, consumer customers and partners.
Richard has been working for Intel for 15 years and had held various leadership roles. Richard has 30 years industry experience, and has a strong personal brand in the EMEA IT industry.
His previous led business organisations in Solutions Marketing EMEA covering markets in Enterprise Computing, Cloud/Big Data, HPC, SMB, Telco.. Business Development Sales Director EMEA Led team of Regional Bus. Dev Dir’s and sales teams across the regions and countries to win business and drive scaling activities and Consulting Services Director EMEA: Led the Intel Solution Services and the Solution Centres in EMEA ramping up the organisations from inception.
During his career he was worked in a number of multinational companies leading various organisations in an EMEA or country capacity including Compaq Computer EMEA  where he held numerous leadership roles in his 10 year tenure as Director, Pre-Sales & Product Tech. Compaq Computer EMEA . Platform Services Manager EMEA and Y2K & Euro EMEA Champion. Educational Services Manager EMEA-Munich, Germany and a previous 10 year tenure with Concurrent Computer Corporation: Country Manager Italy  1981-1987 and European Training Manager-Concurrent Computer Corp. Ireland. 
Richard graduated from Cork , Ireland in 1978.
Guido Bertoni
R&D of ST 

Guido iscryptographer, part of the security team of the corporate R&D of ST. He obtained a degree in computer science engineering and a PhD from Politecnico di Milano. His research interests are focused on cryptographic algorithms, efficient and secure implementations against side channel attacks. Together with Joan Daemen, Michael Peeter and Gilles Van Assche designed Keccak, the algorithm selected by NIST as the winner of the SHA-3 competition. He actively participates to the organization of workshops and conferences ibn the field of cryptography as CHES, FDTC and DATE.


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