IEEE SmartSys 2023

Smart Service Systems

Eighth IEEE International Workshop on Smart Service Systems
SmartSys 2023

June, 2023 | Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Co-located with the IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing (IEEE SMARTCOMP 2023)

Technology succeeds when it provides benefits to the society either directly or indirectly. Understanding the societal and economic impact and human-centered aspects of a smart system or technology in advance and designing the system a-priori with potential value-added services help spur the discoveries of new tools, methodologies and innovative services. Smart service systems span across a variety of socio-technical facets comprising of devices, people, organizations, environments and technologies to sense, actuate, control and assess the physical, cyber and societal artifacts of the human service systems. Besides the systems being self-adaptive and fault-tolerant, need to be designed in such a way that it can continuously increase the quality and productivity, the compliance and sustainability of the smart services it offers. While human-centered perspective and cognitive learning help create multi-facet value added services and catalyze the sustained economic growth of smart service systems, understanding the multi-modal sensing, control, heterogeneity and interdependency between different physical, virtual and logical components of such a complex system will enable the realization of new transformative smarter service systems. If successful, this can help improve the quality-of-experience of the customers, quality-of-life of the citizens and quality-of returns of the stakeholders and investors.

Nurturing the development of smart service systems seeks for inter- and trans-disciplinary crosscutting research threads from system and operational engineering, computer science and information systems, social and behavioral science, computational modeling and industrial engineering etc. The goal of this workshop is to bring together practitioners and researchers from both academia and industry in order to have a forum for discussion and technical presentations on the fundamental knowledge and principles of smart service systems that enable the value co-creation in sensing, actuating, data analytics, learning, cognition, and control of human centric cyber-physical-social systems and future of work.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Innovative tools, methodologies and solutions for smart service systems; example includes personalized healthcare, smart energy, smart cities, smart manufacturing, intelligent transportation, education, precision medicine and agriculture, national security etc.
  • Information extraction and interpretation from sensors, actuators, smart phones, wearable devices (e.g., smart watches), and humans
  • Context and situational awareness of smart service systems.
  • Design of people-centric services and technologies for providing better services such as food, transportation and places to live.
  • Novel architectures and interoperable solutions for Internet of Things.
  • Models and methodologies for designing systems of systems.
  • Big data analytics approaches for providing better customer services, and innovating new types of sustainable services.
  • Modeling, analysis, co-production, and co-evolution of human activity, behavior and interaction for the effective adaptation and percolation of longitudinal smart service systems.
  • Role of machine learning, artificial intelligence, robotics, pervasive computing, blockchain, control theory, information and communications technologies.
  • Role of formal methods in computer networks, cyber-physical systems, Internet-of-Things and machine learning.
  • Design and developments of intelligent systems, intelligent enterprises and cyber-physical-social-systems.
  • Design of inter-dependent complex global systems such as healthcare, smart grid, computer networks, logistics and supply-chains, financial markets etc.
  • Smart infrastructure and testbed to support the integration of autonomous systems and innovative applications.
  • Design and implementation of analytical methods, simulation software and experimental testbeds to evaluate the key performance indicators of smart services.
  • Design of approaches for trustworthiness of human-centered smart systems and algorithms.

SmartSys Program

08:30 - 09:00 (EEST)- Breakfast, Opening remarks

09:00 - 10:00 (EEST)- Keynote Smart Mobility Services on the Edge - Liam Pedersen

10:00 - 10:30 (EEST)- BREAK

10:30 - 12:00 (EEST)- Session #1 - Smart System Design: IoT and CPS
(15min paper presentation + 5min questions)
Chair: Carlo Vallati, University of Pisa

  • Ahmed Alsalem and Mohamed Zohdy (Oakland University, USA)., Sensitivity Analysis of MEMS Accelerometer for the vibration measurement of VTOL UAV.
  • Jacob Buckelew (Vanderbilt University, USA), Sagnik Basumallik and Vasavi Sivaramakrishnan (West Virginia University, USA), Ayan Mukhopadhyay (Vanderbilt University, USA), Anurag K Srivastava (West Virginia University, USA), Abhishek Dubey (Vanderbilt University, USA), Synchrophasor Data Event Detection using Unsupervised Wavelet Convolutional Autoencoders.
  • Luca Sciullo and Federico Montori (University of Bologna, Italy), Ivan Zyrianoff (University of Bologna, Italy), Lorenzo Gigli, Davide Tinti and Marco Di Felice (University of Bologna, Italy), Designing a Hybrid Push-Pull Architecture for Mobile Crowdsensing using the Web of Things.
  • Derek Sweet, Emanuele Zangrando and Francesca Meneghello (University of Padova, Italy), HIJACK: Learning-based Strategies for Sound Classification Robustness to Adversarial Noise.

12:00 - 13:30 (EEST)- Lunch Break

13:30 - 15:00 (EEST)- Session #2 - Secure and Smart AI Systems
(15min paper presentation + 5min questions)
Chair: Carlo Vallati, University of Pisa

  • Julia Rodano, Omar Obidat, Jesse Parron, Rui Li, Michelle M. Zhu and Weitian Wang (Montclair State University, USA) , Teaching Humanoid Robots to Assist Humans for Collaborative Tasks.
  • Sumaiya Tabassum Nimi and Md Adnan Arefeen (University of Missouri Kansas City, USA), Md Yusuf Sarwar Uddin (University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA), Biplob Debnath (NEC Labs America, USA), Srimat Chakradhar (NEC Research Labs, USA)., FactionFormer: Context-Driven Collaborative Vision Transformer Models for Edge Intelligence.
  • Abdur Rahman Bin Shahid (Robert Morris University, USA): Ahmed Imteaj (Southern Illinois University, USA): Shahriar Badsha (Bosch Engineering-North America, USA), Md Zarif Hossain (Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA), Assessing Wearable Human Activity Recognition Systems Against Data Poisoning Attacks in Differentially-Private Federated Learning.
  • Alexander P Howe and Mauricio Papa (The University of Tulsa, USA), Feature Engineering in Machine Learning-Based Intrusion Detection Systems for OT Networks.

15:00 - 15:10 (EEST)- Closing remarks


Submission instructions

Authors are invited to submit regular (full) papers for presentation at the workshop, describing original, previously unpublished work, which is not currently under review by another workshop, conference, or journal. Regular papers should present novel perspectives within the general scope of the workshop.

Papers may be no more than 6 pages in length. Papers in excess of page limits shall not be considered for review or publication. All papers must be typeset in double-column IEEE format using 10pt fonts on US letter paper, with all fonts embedded. The IEEE LaTeX and Microsoft Word templates, as well as related information, can be found at the IEEE Computer Society website.

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 must be made via EDAS.

Each accepted paper will require a full SMARTCOMP registration (no registration is available for workshops only).

Important dates

Manuscript submission: 1 April, 2023   Extended to 15 April, 2023

Paper acceptance notification: 20 April, 2023   Extended to 3 May, 2022

Camera-ready paper submission: 10 May 2023

Workshop date: June 2023

Organizing Committees

Workshop Co-Chairs:

  • Nirmalya Roy, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
  • Carlo Vallati, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Gurdip Singh, George Mason University, USA

Technical Program Co-Chairs:

  • Giovanni Nardini, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Sreenivasan Ramasamy Ramamurthy, Bowie State University, USA

Publicity co-chairs:

  • Kuldeep Kurte, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
  • Raffaele Zippo, University of Pisa, Italy

Technical Program Committee:

  • Armir Bujari, University of Bologna
  • Rui Bian, Expatiate Communications
  • Enrico Casella, University of Kentucky
  • Soumyajit Chatterjee, Nokia Bell Labs
  • Federico Concone, University of Palermo
  • Fabrizio De Vita, University of Messina
  • Aryya Gangopadhyay, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
  • Alberto Gotta, ISTI-CNR
  • Kasthuri Jayarajah, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
  • Francesco Longo, University di Messina
  • Giulio Masetti, ISTI-CNR
  • Francesca Meneghello, University of Padova
  • Giovanni Merlino, University of Messina
  • Marco Morana, University of Palermo
  • Carlo Puliafito, University of Pisa
  • Mostafizur Rahman, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Francesca Righetti, University of Pisa
  • Marco Tiloca, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
  • Nicola Tonellotto, University of Pisa
  • Maria Valero de Clemente, Kennesaw State University
  • Antonio Virdis, University of Pisa
  • Jianhui Yue, Michigan Technological University
  • Fanhui Zeng, Google LLC
  • Xinyue Zhang, Kennesaw State University