The "1st Symposium on Dependable Internet of Things in Adverse Environments 2017" aims at discussing methods and tools to predict, guarantee, and ultimately raise the level of dependability of the IoT, where dependability summarizes all attributes of a system that allow a user to put trust into and rely on the system. Adverse environments pose the IoT with a range of physical and man-made treats, including harsh environmental conditions (for example, unpredictable wireless signal propagation and strong interference from other wireless transmitters), physical and remote attacks, and the inherent complexity of a system of systems.

The symposium will address the scientific challenges associated with a dependable IoT from four different directions, highlighting the multi-disciplinary nature of this research topic:

  • "Dependable Wireless Communication and Localization" addressing communication latency and loss as well as localization accuracy of mobile nodes in harsh environments;
  • "Dependable Computing" dealing with the dependable execution of modular real-time software under physical attacks;
  • "Dependable Composition" placing its focus on the correct and robust interaction of independently developed smart things;
  • "Dependable Networked Control" being concerned with control problems where sensors, actuators, and controllers are connected by a wireless network.

The "1st DependableThings Symposium 2017" is a single-day event organized by the LEAD Project "Dependable Internet of Things in Adverse Environments", which has been funded through an excellence initiative sponsored by TU Graz to foster excellent research areas of strategic importance. The symposium will comprise invited keynote presentations and scientific presentations, posters, and demonstrators by project members and associated researchers.

The same venue will be hosting a Workshop on "Dependable Wireless Communications and Localization for the IoT" on Sept. 12, 2017, organized in collaboration with the COST Action IRACON (Inclusive Radio Communication Networks for 5G and Beyond). This workshop has issued an open call for papers and will thus comprise technical papers from the international community and two invited keynotes, focusing on this selected topic. We will also host a technical meeting of the COST action on Sept. 13 and 14. More information can be found at (under "Meetings and Events") and at (under "Events").