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Special Session on
Real-time Analytics in Mixed-latency, Multi-party Metro-scale Networks
 - RAMMMNets 2016

23 - 25 April, 2016 - Rome, Italy

Within the International Conference on Internet of Things and Big Data - IoTBD 2016




Chaitan Baru
US National Science Foundation
United States
Brief Bio
Chaitan Baru provides leadership and guidance in Big Data and Data Science within the CISE Directorate at NSF, where he is also responsible for the BIGDATA research program. He also co-chairs the federal inter-agency Big Data Senior Steering Group under the National Coordinating Office of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). He is on assignment from the San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego, where he is a Distinguished Scientist and Associate Director of Data Initiatives. He works on applied and applications-driven research in scientific data management, big data, and database systems. In 2012, he initiated the Workshop series on Big Data Benchmarking (WBDB) and serves on its Steering Committee. Previously, Baru has worked at IBM and served on the faculty of the EECS Department, University of Michigan. He holds a PhD and ME from the University of Florida, Gainesville and a BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, all in Electrical Engineering.
Stephen Dennis
Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA), Science and Technology Directorate
United States
Brief Bio
Stephen Dennis provides leadership and guidance for data analytics within the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) of the Science & Technology (S&T) Directorate and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Mr. Dennis provides technical guidance for information analysis, collaboration and sharing related to Big Data research and development at DHS. Mr. Dennis also serves as the S&T APEX Program Manager for the Border Enforcement Analytics Program to improve utilization of DHS Big Data sources for ICE Homeland Security Investigations. He has over thirty years of experience managing research programs in information analysis and processing automation within the Intelligence & Defense Communities and other federal agencies. Mr. Dennis holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a BS in Computer Engineering from Clemson University in SC.


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 special session, we focus exclusively on IoT networks in metropolitan-scale areas, aka “metro-scale networks”, which will 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.

List of Topics:

• Defining the scope of the problem: concepts and methods for multi-latency, multi-party networks;
• Concepts, models and methods for identifying erroneous vs compromised data;
• Decision making with imperfect data, including “indo” 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


Available soon.


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the workshop program committee complemented by members of the main conference program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).


IoTBD Workshops - RAMMMNets 2016