Call for Papers
Data Interoperability resides on the principle of connecting a large number of datasets to a global infrastructure to offer added value features and global services across Big Data platforms. In the past years we have witnessed the consolidation of communication protocols connecting various devices and the advent of open source frameworks for interoperability. Standardization initiatives, industry alliances, and collaborative research projects have developed solutions to address the challenge of IoT interoperability. Sensor, actuator, and “thing” description formats as well as communication protocols and APIs have been designed to build advanced cross-domain IoT solutions and entire ecosystems based on interoperable IoT platform technologies.The challenges ahead are to advance interoperable Big Data technologies for handling complex tasks and globally interconnect systems in trendy verticals with high impact on the society, e.g. smart cities and ports, healthcare, automated manufacturing lines, connected robots, or autonomous vehicles. Open source interoperability solutions and open standards remain a viable option to automate the collaboration between the big data platforms and with key challenges related to semantics, uniform APIs, security, privacy and trust issues, as well as technology uptake with increasing deployments.

Following the success of the previous three editions, the “4th Workshop on Interoperability and Open-Source Solutions (InterOSS-IoT)” focuses on exploring the potential of interoperable Big Data platform technology to facilitate and enhance the creation of complex systems and associated open source technology and open protocols.

The workshop addresses current challenges in the Big Data, Cloud Systems, AI, and IoT domain and promotes uptake by the industry from emerging open source solutions and best practices from Big Data Infrastructures and deployment experiences. Organized as a scientific event, workshop’s objective is to foster the exchange of practical experiences within the Big Data community as well as contribute to create new ideas around open issues and gaps on Big Data platforms interoperability, architectural principles, standardization efforts, and deployment experiences.

We invite authors to submit scientific papers reporting advance in the state of the art and practical experiences on interoperable IoT solutions, solutions relying on open-source software as well as emerging concepts and visionary papers.

Topics of interest include (not limited to):

Big Data Principles, Design and Technology

·      Interoperability solutions for Big Data systems and platforms

·      Standardisation efforts related to Big Data solutions and Applications

·      Key concepts for interoperable Big Data architectures

·      Semantic models for the Big Data Platforms Data Exchange

·      Security, privacy and trust for Big Data Devices and Platforms

·      Big Data Mash-Ups and platforms Orchestration

·      Solutions for Big Data platform federations and interworking

·      Distributed ledger technology for interoperable Big Data ecosystems

Big Data Experiments, Practice and Applications

·      Big Data applications and real life deployments, e.g., in Smart Cities, AHA and Wellbeing, Healthcare, Industrial IoT, Smart Manufacturing, Robotics, Automotive and Autonomous Vehicles, etc.

·      Experiences from real industrial Big Data deployments

·      Recent advances in open source Big Data platforms and tools

·      Experimentally-driven Big Data Platforms experience

·      Business perspectives on Big Data ecosystem creation

·      Business models and marketplaces

Important Dates:

Workshop Day: Monday November 08, 2021
Paper submission deadline (new): October 18 2021
Paper notification: October 23, 2021
Paper Submission Guidelines
All final submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of six (6) printed pages,  see conference site for further instructions.

Papers must be submitted through Easychair Submission Portal.

Submission link


Authors of accepted papers must register to the workshop through the conference registration page. The registration for is a single package that includes both the main conference and workshop sessions (there is no reduced registration fee to attend just the workshop).

Workshop Proceeding  – selected papers will be published in Springer LNCS post-Proceedings

Author Mandatory Registration

Identify the presenter of the paper in Easychair. The presenter must register and pay the subscription fee for the IoT-Conference 2021 following the dates indicated at the Conference website. Your paper will not be included in the proceedings and in the final program if you are not registered for the conference and have not paid the fee. In case of approval of more than one paper, we kindly ask you to ensure that a different speaker is registered for the presentation of each individual paper.

Organised and Supported by: 

The workshop is organized by H2020 ICT projects, i3-MARKET and INIFINITECH, as part of the Big Data EC CNECT unit and in collaboration with the BDVA-DAIRO and IDSA. both projects are co-funded under the European Commission DG-CNECT-H2020 program.