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RAMMMNets 2016: Workshop on Real-time Analytics in Multi-latency, Multi-Party, Metro-scale Networks 

Co-Chairs: Chaitan Baru, U.S. National Science Foundation Stephen Dennis, U.S. Department of Homeland Security 


Many Internet-of-Things applications require real-time analytics for maintaining situational awareness and making decisions. Most real-world IoT environments will involve (a) multi-latency networks, due to heterogeneous network interconnections and (b) multi-party networks, since different IoT subnets may be deployed and/or owned by different entities. In this workshop, we will focus on IoT networks in metropolitan-scale areas, aka “metro-scale networks”, that are expected to be widely prevalent in Smart City and Smart and Connected Community environments. Algorithms for real-time analytics in these environments must deal with complexities including, incomplete and missing data, e.g., due to subnet outages; erroneous data, e.g., due to hardware, network, software errors; and/or compromised data, e.g., due to cyber attacks. Applications will need to make decisions and take actions under these conditions. 

Topics include, but are not limited to: 

  • Concepts and methods for multi-latency, multi-party networks: defining the scope of the problem 
  • Concepts, models and methods for identifying erroneous vs compromised data 
  • Application use cases 
  • Decision making with imperfect data, including “undo” concepts in decision making 
  • Real-world use cases and application scenarios 
  • Identification of theoretical as well as policy issues 
  • Creating regional/national/international research platforms/testbeds 
  • Developing curriculum and courseware for education and training  


PC Co-Chairs 

  • Chaitan Baru, Senior Advisor for Data Science, Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate, U.S. National Science Foundation 
  • Stephen Dennis, Innovation Director, Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA), Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security  

Program Committee (under construction) 

  • Stanley Ahalt, RENCI, UNC-Chapel Hill 
  • Roger Barga, Amazon Kinesis 
  • Milind Bhandarkar, Ampool 
  • Charlie Catlett, Argonne National Labs 
  • Bill Howe, University of Washington 
  • Susanna Pirttikangas, University of Oulu  

Important Dates

  • Call for Papers: Friday, December 18, 2015
  • Last Call for Papers: Thursday, January 7, 2016
  • Paper Submission Deadline: Wednesday, January 20, 2016
  • Author Notification: Friday, February 5, 2016 
  • Camera Ready Copy and Conference Registration: Monday, February 22, 2016