DAIS 2019 - Workshop on Distributed Analytics InfraStructure and Algorithms for Multi-Organization Federations

DAIS 2019 will be co-held with SMARCOMP 2019 at Washington DC, USA between June 12-15, 2019

As the processing power and storage capacity of client-side devices increases, the intelligent management of cyber-physical systems will leverage and benefit from this wide-spread pervasive computational capacity that is available. The computational capacity, however, is usually spread across many different organizations and administrative domains.  In many domains, new research activities which explore how the resources across multiple federated systems can be leveraged have started to emerge. These domains include the field of Smarter Cities, Internet of Things, HealthCare, public safety, military coalition systems, and enterprise business alliances. Another set of domains include environments where sensors belong to many different organizations with split administrative domains, e.g. in home Internet of Things environments, devices like Smart Thermostats may be controlled partially by the equipment manufacturer, cable modem and entertainment systems be controlled by the Internet service Provider, the smart car have partial control from manufacturer and insurance companies, while other devices be controlled by the home owner. It is imperative that intelligent management of emerging cyber-physical systems considers multi-organization federations as a norm rather than the exception.

In such distributed environments, new approaches for leveraging the power of distributed processing systems are needed. In many of these environments, bandwidth may be limited, and connectivity be disrupted and intermittent. At the same time, the different intelligent devices need to work together with each other to perform distributed analytics, including pattern extraction, machine learning and situational awareness leveraging the collective processing capacity of all the devices. Policy and Security mechanisms need to be supported to mitigate against actions taken by organizations in the federation that may not be fully trusted.

Distributed analytics requires rethinking of the infrastructure as well as algorithms that are used for processing data. In this workshop, we will bring together the researchers from different countries who are conducting research in distributed analytics. The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers active in this area and facilitate exchange of information among them.

Topics of interest to the workshop include but are not limited to:

  • Applying paradigms like Software Defined Networking across multiple organizations
  • Distributed edge computing across multiple organizations
  • Fog Computing across multiple organizations
  • Agile code architectures for analytics in multi organization federations
  • Human-Agent collaborations in multi organization federations
  • Cultural, Ethical and Legal issues in multi organization federations
  • Distributed machine learning across organizational boundaries
  • Situational Awareness in multi-organization federations
  • Self Organization of Services in multi-organization federations

Paper Submission and Guidelines

Paper submissions must be no longer than 6 pages and formatted according to the two-column IEEE proceedings template. IEEE provides corresponding formatting templates at IEEE conference template. Make sure to use the conference mode of the template, i.e., LaTeX users must use the conference option of the IEEEtran document class.
Papers must be submitted electronically as a single PDF file on US Letter size paper (not A4), with all fonts embedded (the PDF-A standard complies with that). Prior to submission, ensure that any running headers/footers, page numbering, as well as blue underlining for URLs and email addresses has been removed. Submissions will be handled via easychair. Once you login as an author then you can select a "track" - one of the tracks is Workshop on Distributed Analytics Infrastructure and Algorithms for Multi-Organization Federations (DAIS).

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: 22 March 2019
  • Notification of paper acceptance: 10 April 2019
  • Camera-ready submission deadline: 28 April 2019

Program Chair:

  • Mudhakar Srivatsa, IBM Research, U.S.A.
  • Seraphin Calo, IBM Research, USA

Organizing Committee:

  • Ananthram Swami, Army Research Labs, U.S.A.
  • John Melrose, Defense Science Technology Laboratories, UK
  • Dinesh Verma, IBM Research, U.S.A.
  • Gavin Pearson, Defense Science Technology Laboratories, UK
  • Tien Pham, Army Research Laboratories, U.S.A.