2nd International Workshop on
Testing Distributed Internet of Things Systems

September 27, 2022, in Pacific Grove, California

Co-located with the 10th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E 2022)

The 2nd International Workshop on Testing Distributed Internet of Things Systems (TDIS) will again bring together researchers and practitioners who focus on simulations, models, hybrid testbeds, test frameworks, fault injection, monitoring tools, as well as IoT experiments and applications, providing a forum for ongoing work presentations and discussions.

Call for Papers

The Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, and machine learning will allow for more adaptive cities, houses, and infrastructures. Yet, this vision of intelligent cyber-physical systems will not be implemented with centralized cloud resources alone. Such resources are simply too far away from sensor-equipped IoT devices, leading to high latencies, bandwidth bottlenecks, and unnecessary energy consumption. Additionally there are often privacy and safety requirements mandating distributed architectures. Therefore, new distributed computing paradigms and system architectures are currently emerging for the IoT that promise to provide computing and storage in proximity of edge devices.

However, the resulting heterogeneous, distributed, and dynamic environments pose significant challenges to the performance, dependability, and efficiency of distributed systems. It is also far less clear how to best create test environments and integrate domain-specific simulations to be able to efficiently assess the behavior IoT systems will exhibit in the field. Yet, continuous testing in realistic test environments is essential for many IoT systems. For instance, IoT systems might be deployed to continuously optimize the operation of critical urban infrastructures, including public transport systems, energy grids, water networks, and medical infrastructures. New versions of such IoT systems must be tested thoroughly before they can be deployed and relied on. Furthermore, the behavior of such IoT systems has to be tested under the expected computing environment conditions, including variations of such conditions, given the inherently unsteady nature of IoT environments.

The TDIS workshop aims to provide a forum for current work by researchers and practitioners in the different research areas and application domains connected to testing IoT systems. We welcome submissions that describe initial ideas and visions just as much as reports on novel approaches, practical tools, and completed projects.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • physical and hybrid IoT testbeds
  • simulation and emulation of IoT environments
  • co-simulation within IoT domains
  • model-based and model-supported approaches
  • simulation-based integration testing
  • testing and benchmarking on heterogeneous IoT devices
  • testing and benchmarking of network technologies and protocols
  • testing and benchmarking of real-time behavior
  • testing and benchmarking of fault tolerance mechanisms (fault injection, chaos engineering, etc.)
  • dependability modeling and assessments (high availability, consistency, etc.)
  • testing and modeling of resource usage and energy consumption
  • resource management and scheduling in testbeds
  • scalability and efficiency of test runs and testbeds
  • testing frameworks for edge and fog computing
  • testbed automation and orchestration
  • distributed monitoring, tracing, and error detection
  • usability of testbeds and testing frameworks
  • representativeness, reproducibility, and repeatability of test results

Paper Submission

Authors are asked to submit papers in PDF via the submission system, selecting the TDIS workshop. Papers should not exceed 6 double-column pages, including figures and tables, in the IEEE Manuscript Template for Conference Proceedings. LaTeX users must use \documentclass[10pt,conference]{IEEEtran}, without including the compsoc or compsocconf options. References can be up to two additional pages. The submitted papers should include the names and affiliations of all authors. Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by our Program Committee. Submissions should not have been published earlier and not be currently under review submission anywhere else. Accepted papers will be published with the main conference proceedings via IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates

  • workshop paper submission: June 21, 2022
  • notification of acceptance: July 24, 2022
  • camera-ready submission: August 1, 2022
  • workshop day: September 27, 2022

Workshop Organizers

Workshop Chairs

Publicity Chairs

  • Ilja Behnke, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Lukas Pirl, Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • Philipp Wiesner, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Program Committee

  • Fotis Nikolaidis, ICS-FORTH, Greece
  • Shashikant Ilager, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
  • Miguel Matos, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Steffen Zeuch, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Germany
  • Vasileios Karakostas, University of Athens, Greece
  • Lito Michala, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Ang Li, Duke University, USA
  • Peter Tröger, Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Germany
  • Thomas Rausch, LocalStack, Austria
  • Moysis Symeonides, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  • Eyhab Al-Masri, University of Washington Tacoma, USA
  • Eleni Tzirita Zacharatou, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Dragi Kimovski, Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt, Austria

Previous Workshop Editions

  • Our 1st workshop edition, TDIS 2021, was held online with IEEE IC2E 2021, a program of eight talks, and up to 33 participants.