4th International Workshop on Interoperability and Open-Source Solutions (InterOSS 2021)

09:00 – 13:00 Hrs – Monday 08 November 2021,
Hybrid-St Gallen, Switzerland

Co-located with
IoT-Conference 2021
08 – 12 November 2021, Hybrid-St Gallen, Switzerland

(Please Register to the main IoT 2021 Conference here https://iot-conference.org/iot2021/venue/)

2021 Inter-OSS Hybrid amid COVID-19. 

2021 Interoperability and Open Source Solutions Workshop


Monday, 08 November 2021 – St Gallen, Switzerland and Online

(All Times CET Zone)

09:00 – 9:10 Welcome Words and Opening Message


09:10 – 09:40 Expert Keynote Talk 1

Dr. Helmi Ben Hmida 

T-Systems International

IoT & Digital Transformation Expert – Senior Program Manager

Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany 

Industrial keynote Central Topic: Paper KS1

IoT & Digital Transformation: Challenges and Opportunities

In this short talk Dr. Helmi Ben Hmida will talk about the current challenges that Digital Transformation impose over the current Technologies and Markets. After managing several large scale IoT projects touching several verticals and domains (City, health, building, mobility, weather, work…etc. ), Dr. Helmi Ben Hmida believe that a successful Digital\IoT business needs some characteristics that are the baseline for success. Based on his experience, Dr. Helmi Ben Hmida will provide a vision on the Opportunities for progressing the state of the art with technologies like Big Data, IoT and AI.

Speaker Short Bio:

Dr. Helmi Ben Hmida have carried out several “IoT & Digital transformation” activities, projects & applications in the areas of Smart Living, Smart City, eHealth, Home Care and Building Management, mainly as senior, projects and portfolios manager. He is proactively involved in IoT strategy, consulting, IoT technology implementation, validation, transfer, marketing, best practices and impact oriented IoT large-scale projects. Dr. Helmi Ben Hmida has a deep market understanding and a clear and deep vision/philosophy about IoT. He is an strategic person with strong perception and knowledge  in technology and vast experience in innovation, Business models development and marketing strategy.


09:40 – 11:00 Session 1 (S1) – Paper Presentations

09:40 – 10:00 – Paper S1-1

Semantic Interoperability: A review for IoT Edge Computing and Robotics Applications

Presenter: Eoin Jordan


10:00 – 10:20 – Paper S1-2

Graph Neural Networks for Personalized Research Paper Recommendation

Presenter: Rishabh Chandaliya


10:20 – 10:40 – Paper S1-3

Geospatial data: Overview of the state of the art and insight into future applications

Presenter: Alex Acquier


10:40 – 11:00 – Paper S1-4

Boosting the interoperability of isolated data and services in rural areas across Europe

Presenter: Diego Casado-Mansilla  


11:00 – 11:10 Morning Coffee Break – Together with IoT-Conference


11:10 – 11:40 Expert Keynote Talk 2

Dr. John Soldatos

Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence Expert 

(Industrial IoT, Industry 4.0, Finance 4.0) – ICT & Business Consultant

Athens, Greece

Expert keynote Central Topic: Paper KS2

AI, IoT and BIG Data:  Research Problems Unsolved

In this short talk Dr. John Soldatos will talk about the Trends and current big issues on using IoT, Big Data and AI, from IoT Data to Big Data and Cloud Technology to a more human-Centric social and ethical aspects on AI. After serval years in proposal writing and bid preparation, with a successful trajectory on delivering on-time in-budget within specifications and with very high quality, Dr John Soldatos continues building his career on pioneer vision about the trends and new technologies for the society. Dr. John Soldatos will provide a vision on the most relevant research topics that remain unresolved activities that can progress the state of the art in coming years with technologies like Big Data, IoT and AI.

Short Bio:

Dr. Jonh Soldatos is a High Caliber ICT and business consultant with an excellent understanding of technical, innovation and business aspects of complex ICT and Digital Transformation projects in Manufacturing, Industry, Finance, and Healthcare. Dr John Soldatos combines technical expertise with business acumen and project management skills, 

while having vast experience in World-class technical/content writer in tech topics like Internet-of-Things and Artificial Intelligence. Dr. John Soldatos is Internationally recognized through appointments in many Expert Groups, Standardization Working Groups, Advisory Boards and Think tanks. Dr. John Soldatos holds a PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (2000). He is Senior R&D Consultant and Innovation Delivery Specialist with INTRASOFT International (2020-present) and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow, UK (2014-present).


11:40 – 13:10 Session (S2) – Paper Presentations

11:40 – 12:00 – Paper S2-1

Eco-Credits: Designing interoperable datasets and innovative blended financial techniques to restore ecosystems and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

Presenter: Niall O’Brolchain


12:00 – 12:20 – Paper S2-2

Introducing a Data Marketplace design approach: A Step towards Data Monetisation, a Jump into a Digital Single Data Marketplace

Presenter: Chi Hung Le


12:20 – 12:40 – Paper S2-3

Towards lowering the barriers for BigData, IoT and AI-driven technologies, boosting regulatory compliance and stimulating FinTechs and InsuranceTechs Innovation.

Presenter: Martin Serrano


12:40 – 13:00 – Paper S2-4

Supporting the creation of Online Interoperable Data Services for the European Digital Data Marketplace Industry.

Presenter:  Achille Zappa


13:00 – 13:10 Workshop Wrap-Up and Closing Message



The InterOSS-IoT workshop is co-organized by the H2020 i3-MARKET and INFINITECH Research and Innovation Actions, which are flagship projects working on relevant aspects for enabling Big Data, Cloud Systems and AI research and industry. The main objective of this workshop is to exchange experiences and ideas with the Scientific and Industrial communities as well as contribute to build new knowledge around open issues and gaps on data sharing and interoperability, architectural principles, security and standardisation efforts.

The InterOSS workshop agenda .pdf version can be downloaded [2021-Inter-OSS-Program-Half-Day-Version]-