Join our Special Session at the 20th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence in Guimarães (Portugal) to learn more about the work carried out within the IoTalentum project, including how developing the next generation of IoT-producing coordinated advantages in the area of infrastructures and cybersecurity and use it for the development of any application of next generation of IoT, and, in particular, those of smart grids. This special session has its main objectives:

  • To maximize the value of research outcomes by promoting knowledge exchange, interactions, partnerships, and inclusive engagement between IoT researchers, individuals, and organizations outside the immediate research community.
  • To encourage the implementation and transmission of research outcomes and to communicate them and the knowledge acquired among researchers and stakeholder sectors.


The main objective of the session is to discuss and share research that develops solutions in the area of the next generation of IoT and cybersecurity and use it for the development of any application of the next generation of IoT, and, in particular, those of smart grids. The main topics of the session (although not limited to these) are:

  • New cybersecurity solutions to keep the integrity of the highly-distributed infrastructure of IoT (IoTalentum) by acting on different layers.
  • Integral, autonomous, and flexible control (assisted by artificial intelligence techniques) for a heterogeneous infrastructure for the next generation of IoT based on 5G with optical backhaul and equipped with the distributed computing and storage resources of the Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) paradigm.
  • Developing smart grid solutions and the services of the next generation of IoT.
  • System design for full virtualization of 5G RAN towards white box open infrastructures.
  • Distributed slice controller to increment the flexibility of heterogeneous 5G networks.
  • New control algorithms using artificial intelligence to operate the future and heterogeneous 5G backhaul optical networks.
  • Mechanisms for end-to-end orchestration to include network virtualization in a real 5G deployment.
  • Design and prototype novel data models and AI techniques for end-to-end IP/MPLS 5G ready transport Network
  • Design cognitive SDN control methods to operate architectures with distributed computing resources and the underlying network.
  • New applications of IoT devices
  • Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT)
  • New IoT architectures
  • Distributed machine learning for IoT applications
  • Data aggregation and management for IoT applications


Organizing Committee

  • Juan Manuel Corchado, University of Salamanca (Spain)
  • Javier Prieto, University of Salamanca (Spain)
  • Marta Plaza, University of Salamanca (Spain)
  • Ramón Durán, University of Valladolid (Spain)
  • Joana Rubio, University of Valladolid (Spain)
  • Ignacio Miguel, University of Valladolid (Spain)

Program Committee

  • Noemí Merayo, University of Valladolid (Spain)
  • Prof. Idelfonso Tafur Monroy, Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands)
  • Simon Rommel Eindhoven, University of Technology (Netherlands)
  • Patty Stabile, Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands)
  • Bruno Cimoli, Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands)
  • Sokol Kosta, Aalborg University (Denmark)
  • Knud Erik Skouby, Aalborg University (Denmark)
  • Gianluca Rizzi, Wind Tre S.p.A (Italy)
  • Óscar González de Dios, Telefonica I+D (Spain)
  • Daniel E. Lucani Rötter, Aarhus Universitet (Denmark)
  • Zita Vale, ISEP (Portugal)
  • Jessica Chaves, PH Energía (Portugal)
  • Manuel Acevedo, PH Energía (Portugal)
  • Marcell Feher, Chocolate Cloud ApS (Denmark)


Juan Manuel Corchado
University of Salamanca (Spain)

Javier Prieto
University of Salamanca (Spain)

Marta Plaza
University of Salamanca (Spain)