2022 DITA Summer School: IoT Systems, AI and Society

DITA Program organizes a four day summer school on the topic of IoT, AI and Society.  The event will consist of keynotes, hands-on tutorials, research presentations, student demos and posters, and interactive panels.

Call for Posters: Students are invited to submit a  paper (up to two pages) describing their (a) research problem, (b) background and related research, (c) methodology, (d) any results, possibly preliminary, and (e) plans for future work by  using easychair submission page. Deadline: June 10, 2022.

Registration: The event is virtual and the registration is complimentary but required (closed now). The virtual link will be sent by email to all registered attendees. If you have not received the link, please contact Yonis Abokar, at yabokar1@my.yorku.ca.

Program at a Glance

Keynote Speakers

Poster Presentations

Detailed Program

Day 1, June 15:

AI and Smart Systems for People

10:45-11:00 (EST)  Marin Litoiu Opening remarks
11:00-12:15  Rama Akkiraju, IBM Keynote: AI for IT Operations
12:15-12:30  Break
12:30-13:30  Manos Papagelis Large-scale Mining of Dynamic Networks
13:30-14:00  Lauren Sergio Two Smart Health Applications (and their challenges)
14:00-14:15  Break
14:15-15:15  Manos Papagelis Mobility-based Models of Epidemic Spreading
15:15-16:15  Eleni Stroulia Bim-Kit: n Extendible Toolkit for Reasoning about Building Information Models
16:15-16:30  Break
16:30-17:30  Jennifer McArthur Creating a Cognitive Digital Twin
17:30-17:45  Networking Networking


Day 2, June 16:


10:45-11:00 (EST)  Networking
11:00-12:15  Galina Pildush Keynote: "IoT Vulnerabilities … To be or not to be…"
12:15-12:30  Break Break
12:30-13:30  Natalija Vlajic Overview of IoT Messaging Protocols: Security Perspective
13:30-14:30  Mohammadreza Rasolroveicy Blockchain Tutorial
Networking Networking



 Day 3, June 22:

Self-adaptive IoT 

10:45- 11:00 (EST)                Networking Networking
11:00-12:15  Kostas Kontogiannis Keynote: "Extracting Microservice Dependencies"
12:15-13:15  Fazel Arasteh 


Jaime Dantas 

Network-aware Multi-agent Reinforcement Learning for Adaptive Navigation of Vehicles in a Dynamic Road Network 

Application Deployment Strategies for Reducing the Cold Start Delay of AWS Lambda 

13:15-13:45 Break
Marin Litoiu

Marios Fokaefs

Self-Adaptive Software Systems, Control Theory and MAPE Loops
15:15-15:30 Break
15:30-16:15  Sahand Saniee Monfared  

Reza Golipour  

Fares Hamouda, Mahsa Hadian 

Simulation-based evaluation of blockchain protocols with a focus on IoT applications. (15 mins) 

Reinforcement learning techniques for optimizing heating and cooling in residential homes (15 minutes)

EBT: A Benchmarking tool for Edge Computing (15 minutes) 

16:15-16:30 Networking Networking

Day 4, June 23:

Industry Academia Collaboration 

10:45-11:00 (EST)  Networking
11:00-12:15  Dimitrios Tzovaras & Dimos Ioannidis, Keynote: nZEB Smart Home– Digital Innovation Hub Overview, Infrastructure & Services
Dennis Buttera Industry Tutorial: IBM Cloud Pak for Data
15:00-15:15  Break
Student Project Presentations
Industry Panel: Research Internships
17:15-17:45  Marin Litoiu Closing remarks