2nd Workshop on
»Tools and Concepts for Communication and Networked Systems« (TCoNS)

Or: How to Build Trustful IoT Systems?

Co-located with the IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS), 25-29 April 2022, Budapest, Hungary

The Internet of Things (IoT) and related future networking concepts promise the ubiquitous availability of data. Applications will be able to aggregate and evaluate large sets of data and provide highly flexible context-aware services. On the large scale, this type of service-oriented interaction will form a new type of emergent behavior.

The first part of the story has already become reality. Sensors, aggregating current values as well as historical data, emerge wildly around us in terms of computational capacity and data quantity. But did we already achieve the goals from an application and coordination point of view? Traditional system solutions simply use fixed firmware, whose data and control flows are statically configured. The IoT devices transmit their data periodically or event-driven to a database, that serves the requests of the applications. With embedded systems, this is made even more difficult by the fact that a statically linked firmware is used, so that the chance to receive function and security updates is low. It will no longer be valuable to restrict IoT systems to such static behavior, thus new methods, models, and algorithms are necessary in order to ensure functionality, resiliency, and security.

The workshop addresses current research related to the implementation and realization of future IoT applications and systems. Particular focus is put on concepts, tools, and the toolchain, that is required for this endeavor. Furthermore, flexible right management, capability and performance profiles, and request evaluation for dynamically composed IoT settings will be targeted. We want to discuss how to realize abstract representations of these aspects in order to automatically react to adapted requests, changed network configurations, or system states.


  • Networking concepts for IoT (B5G / 6G Upper Layer Concepts)
  • Operating systems / Runtime environments / Virtual machine concepts
  • Service description / Support for service migration in IoT
  • Online verification and validation for resilience and secure services
  • Machine learning for resilient IoT
  • Software patterns for IoT systems and applications
  • DevOps, tools, and toolchains for IoT system development

Submission guidelines

We accept both full-length papers (6 pages) or short papers (up to 4 pages) discussing work-in-progress ideas. All submissions can be either technical contributions or position papers without evaluation. We highly welcome new ideas that initialize discussions on new approaches in the field.

Contributions should follow the IEEE 2-column conference style and should not extend 6 pages in total (4 pages for short papers), including references. Short papers should be submitted to the dedicated short paper track.

Templates can be obtained from IEEE for Latex and MS Word.

Papers must be submitted via a NOMS 2022 conference management system: https://jems.sbc.org.br/home.cgi?c=4027

Important Dates

  • Paper submission: 13 February 2022 23 January 2022
  • Acceptance notification: 13 March 2022 27 February 2022
  • Camera ready paper submission: 27 March 2022 13 March 2022
  • TCoNS Workshop: TBD

The TCoNS 2022 workshop will be co-located with the IEEE/IFIP NOMS 2022, 25-29 April 2022 in Budapest, Hungary.


Last Modification: 26.01.2022 - Contact Person: Frank Engelhardt