2018 IEEE 38th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS) (2018)
Jul 2, 2018 to Jul 6, 2018
In IoT environments, data are collected by many distinct devices, at the periphery, so that their feature-sets can be naturally endowed with a faceted structure. In this work, we argue that the IoT requires specialized ML models, able to exploit this faceted structure in the learning strategy. We demonstrate the application of this principle, by a multiple kernel learning approach, based on the exploration of the partition lattice driven by the natural partitioning of the feature set. Furthermore, we consider that the whole data management, acquisition, pre-processing and analytics pipeline results from the composition of processes pursuing different and non-perfectly aligned goals (most often, enacted by distinct agents with different constraints, requirements competencies and with non-aligned interests). We propose the adoption of an adversarial modeling paradigm across the overall pipeline. We argue that knowledge of the composite nature of the learning process, as well as of the adversarial character of the relationship among phases, can help in developing heuristics for improving the learning algorithms efficiency and accuracy. We develop our argument with reference to few exemplary use cases.
Internet of Things, learning (artificial intelligence), pipeline processing
E. Damiani, G. Gianini, M. Ceci and D. Malerba, "Toward IoT-Friendly Learning Models," 2018 IEEE 38th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), Vienna, Austria, 2018, pp. 1284-1289.