The 12th International Conference on Information and Communication Systems (ICICS 2021)
24-26 May 2021 Valencia - Spain (Virtual)

ICICS 2021

International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence of Things: Architectures and Applications (AIoTCon)

More than 60 billion devices and sensors are expected to be connected to the Internet by 2025. Our ever-increasing ability to allocate, process, and extract valuable information from the large-scale amounts of data generated at the network's edge triggered the IoT era. Alongside the growth of the IoT capabilities, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged as the next technology phenomenon. For a long time, centralized deployment models were utilized to facilitate such AI/ML operations. Yet, a novel paradigm known as the Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) comes into play. The possibility to improve the IoT capabilities that generate enormous data, using the AI/ML approaches, which consume these data for supporting intelligent management is extensive. By harnessing machine intelligence's empowered abilities, IoT applications and architectures yield advanced operations closer to the data source. This scenario relies on using different AI systems to support the IoT and Edge-to-Cloud activities.  

However, the need to operate the large-scale heterogeneous devices and sensors while being performance-efficient in real-time is challenging. Such challenges are related to providing edge intelligence, including training edge devices, unstable performance, uncertain security, and more challenges. These challenges behove extensive attention from academia and industry. The purpose of this workshop is to afford a venue covering all aspects of cutting-edge technologies at the crossing of AI and IoT to advance their joint applications. 

Call for Contributions:


High-quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, and theoretical work in AIoT are cordially invited for the workshop. The workshop solicits posters, demos, and full papers contributions that address the workshop's themes and topics.  


AIoTCon will emphasize PhD student's participation, postdoctoral fellows, and other researchers from all over the world. AIoTCon would be an opportunity to bring together a group of experts from diverse fields to discuss recent challenges/progress and shed light on open questions to lead the next decade of research trends. 


Invited Speakers


- Blesson Varghese, Associate Professor at Queen's University Belfast, UK. Principal Investigator of the Edge Computing Hub, Rakuten Mobile, Japan


Topic of interest:


We seek both conceptual and empirical papers offering new insights to the development of AI/ML for IoT architectures and applications, focusing on advanced AI/ML deployment for IoT computing, Edge/Fog Computing, Edge-to-Cloud deployment models, Big Data management, 5G/6G networks, and Data Streaming. Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited, to the following:  


AI/ML for resource management at IoT and Edge/Fog architectures 

AI/ML for resource provisioning at IoT and Edge/Fog architectures  

AI/ML for Resource Allocation at IoT and Edge/Fog architectures 

AI/ML for workload characterization at IoT and Edge/Fog architectures  

AI/ML for application placement at IoT and Edge/Fog architectures   

Federated machine learning at IoT and Edge/Fog architectures 

Security, privacy, trust and provenance at IoT and Edge/Fog architectures 

Distributed Intelligence at the IoT and Edge/Fog 

Online ML at the IoT and Edge/Fog 

Distributed Ledger Technologies and Blockchain in IoT Environments 

AI/ML for Ultra-reliable low latency communication   

AI/ML for Mission-Critical IoT 

AI/ML purpose-built hardware at the edge 


Submission guidelines:


Prospective authors are requested to submit new, unpublished manuscripts for inclusion in the upcoming event described in this call for papers. Paper submissions should follow the submission format and guidelines at:


Submission System:


Important Dates


Paper Submission Deadline: 10 April 2021 

Notification of Acceptance: 30 April 2021

Camera Ready Submission: 10  May 2021


Organizing Committee


Tomás F. Pena, Associated Professor. University of Santiago de Compostela, CiTIUS research center, Spain 

Feras M. Awaysheh, Assistant Professor of Big Data Systems, Delta research center, University of Tartu, Estonia