Workshop on Anomaly and Novelty driven Self-Organizing Sensor Data Systems (AnNoSense)

Gerold Hoelzl, University of Passau,
Sebastian Soller, Almanara Research,
Philipp Wintersberger, Vienna University of Technology,

Complex sensor based systems are largely accessible by IoT based technologies and learn from user and machine generated data. These often called smart, or cyber-physical systems are well known and used in different everyday life settings. The majority of theses sensor based systems still rely on learning from pre-labeled data in a mostly supervised way. By doing so we neglect the fact, that unknown data dependencies and links can be present in the data, and changes of the data, or changes in  the underlying system are likely to occur. In this workshop we focus on novel methods to enable embedded sensor- and actuator based systems to learn and detect, in a self determined and therefore unsupervised way, from autonomously collected data and dynamic changes in the data. In addition to core technical papers that deal with aspects like algorithms, approaches and software/hardware architectures, we also invite and welcome submissions that focus on the perception, interaction and trust of users in these systems. 

Workshop on Passive Communication and Power Transfer (PCPT)

Peter Opperman, Hamburg University of Technology,                
Christian Renner, Hamburg University of Technology,
Marco Zuniga, Delft University of Technology,

The workshop on passive communication and power transfer will be held on site† at the International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks (EWSN) 2022 in Linz, Austria. Complementing the topics of EWSN 2022, this workshop will bring researchers together to explore the challenges, issues and opportunities in the research, design, and engineering of innovative passive communication systems, such as acoustic backcatter (e.g., underwater or in-solid), passive visual light communication, and (ambient) radio-frequency backscatter. These are enabling technologies for future applications in environmental monitoring, aerospace industries, transportation, structural health monitoring, and smart cities. Innovative solutions in backscatter communication technology, wireless power transfer, and power management policies are needed to enable reliable communication over backscatter channels. Technical articles, demos and posters are solicited, describing advances with passive communication or wireless power tranfer, as well as those which describe practical deployments and implementation experiences. The workshop also offers a platform for innovative future directions by soliciting position papers.

Workshop on Unconventional Security for Wireless Communications (USWC)

Michael Baddeley, UAE,
Carol Fung, Concordia University,

Aisha Kanwal Junejo, Imperial College London,
Willian Tessaro Lunardi, UAE,
Diogo Menezes Ferrazani Mattos, UFF Brazil,
Martin Andreoni Lopez, UAE, martin@ssrc.tii.a

Recent advances in wireless communications have supported an increasingly interconnected world: from
ultra high-throughput and scalable 5G Massive MIMO systems, to batteryless embedded sensor devices
capable of running for years on limited or scavenged power. Behind these networks, the revolution in
cloud computing has enabled softwarization of services and unprecedented global access to data.
Governments and companies are leveraging these technologies in ways that ensure modern wireless
communication networks increasingly permeate all aspects of our everyday lives: from managing power
grids, to delivering your pizza.
Unfortunately, despite several recent high-profile cases of industrial espionage and embarrassing public
data leaks, security is still often considered as an afterthought, even as everything from car journeys, to
infrastructure monitoring, to delivering your pizza is increasingly automated. Even when security is
prioritized, the pace of technological change and inherent novelty of use cases can expose unforeseen
weaknesses – sometimes to dire consequences.
The Workshop on Unconventional Security in Wireless Communications (USWC) aims to bring together
researchers from fields such as Networking, AI, ML, Telecoms, and Digital Security, and invites them to
“think outside the box”. Not only on how wireless communications and networks should, and could, be
secured, but how unconventional attacks may circumvent established security dogma. We welcome
submissions with unusual takes on existing techniques, proposals for novel security solutions, exposure
of atypical weaknesses, and the application of unconventional approaches to solve next-generation
wireless security challenges.

Workshop on Hot Trends in Embedded Systems Privacy (HTESP)

Pericle Perazzo, University of Pisa,
Javier Berrocal, University of Extremadura,

Embedded systems have become pervasive in modern society, and their diffusion is still growing rapidly, apparently without limits. Applications fields are countless, ranging from automotive, telecommunications, digital healthcare, smart cards, military, satellites, computer networking, digital consumer electronics, Internet of Things, nano- or bionano-things, and so on. The huge amount of data gathered and processed by such systems often contains Personal Identifiable Information (PII) of users, which must be protected according to the recommendations of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It is essential that users can control when and how their personal data is collected, processed, and communicated by embedded systems. It should come as no surprise that privacy has been acknowledged as an important new dimension in nowadays embedded systems design. Together with classic embedded design metrics like area, performance and power consumption, privacy is becoming paramount too. Novel privacy protection approaches (differential privacy, k-anonymity, homomorphic encryption to name a few) promise to revolutionize the way users can protect their data, but it is still unclear how these approaches can be applied in an efficient and effective manner in embedded systems.The HTESP workshop aims at fostering discussion on the newest privacy trends in embedded systems. Submitted papers should address cutting-edge privacy issues and solutions in the application fields of embedded computing.