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.


06-08-2022: Based on the reviews of our PC, we were able to accept the six papers listed below for presentation at the workshop.

06-08-2022: The registration for IEEE IC2E 2022 with our co-located workshop is open now.

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

Important Dates

  • workshop paper submission: June 21 July 19, 2022 (final)
  • notification of acceptance: August 6, 2022
  • camera-ready submission: August 13, 2022 (firm)
  • workshop day: September 27, 2022

Accepted Papers

  • Network Emulation in Large-Scale Virtual Edge Testbeds: A Note of Caution and the Way Forward
    Soeren Becker (Technische Universität Berlin), Tobias Pfandzelter, Nils Japke, David Bermbach (Technische Universität Berlin & Einstein Center Digital Future), and Odej Kao (Technische Universität Berlin)
  • Event-Driven Testing For IoT Applications
    Fotios Nikolaidis, Antony Chazapis, Manolis Marazakis (ICS/FORTH), and Angelos Bilas (ICS/FORTH and University of Crete)
  • Integration of C-V2X Into a Hybrid Testbed to Co-Simulate ITS Applications and Scenarios
    Paul Geppert and Jossekin Beilharz (Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam)
  • An End-to-End Framework for Benchmarking Edge-Cloud Cluster Management Techniques
    Philipp Raith, Thomas Rausch, Paul Prüller, Alireza Furutanpey, and Schahram Dustdar (Vienna University of Technology)
  • Towards Energy Consumption and Carbon Footprint Testing for AI-driven IoT Services
    Demetris Trihinas (University of Nicosia), Lauritz Thamsen (University of Glasgow), Jossekin Beilharz (Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam), and Moysis Symeonides (University of Cyprus)
  • IoTreeplay: Synchronous Distributed Traffic Replay in IoT Environments
    Markus Toll, Ilja Behnke, and Odej Kao (Technische Universität Berlin)

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, Vienna University of Technology, 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.