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Coiote 2016: Deadline Extension!

The 3rd EAI International Conference on Software Defined Wireless Networks and Cognitive Technologies for IoT (Coiote 2016) will take place in Covilhã, Portugal on October 26-27, 2016.

Recent studies and reports have evinced that the Internet of Things will have a huge impact on our society. Conservative estimates predict there will be 50 billion of connected devices by 2020. Besides connecting real-time such numbers of objects, managing them and the data they generate will also pose challenges whether each of these produce no more than few bytes per minute in a very remote location or heavy data-streams within the heart of “resource rich” smart cities. Simply looking at the sheer size of these numbers, it is clear that competing for end-user attention will be the main hurdle to overcome.

Topics of interest to the conference are:

  •     Model-Driven Software Engineering (MDSE) for cognitive IoT applications;
  •     Nanotechnology and biotechnology for the IoT (e.g., Bio/nano sensors);
  •     Multi-Agent Systems (MAS);
  •     Knowledge representation in IoT;
  •     Decision making strategies in IoT, data fusion;
  •     Learning under IoT constraints;
  •     Pattern recognition in IoT;
  •     Biometrics for the IoT;
  •     Individual and social behavior analysis through IoT sensing mechanisms;
  •     Context aware data management;
  •     Environmental monitoring, network surveillance;
  •     Transfer learning, information-theoretic learning;
  •     Bio-inspired intelligence, neural networks for IoT;
  •     Deep learning for IoT.

The Conference will also held a Special Session ‘Affordances in the Internet of Things’ (AIoT), which aim of AIoT is twofold: to stimulate the debate on Knowledge Representation strategies where aspects like subjectivity, time, roles, and context play some crucial role within the modeling of an IoT system; to generate insights on the physical nature of the “things” in the IoT, which open new challenges for human-computer interaction.

All accepted papers will be submitted for publication in Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world’s largest scientific libraries. Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: Elsevier (EI), Thomson Scientific (ISI), Scopus, Crossref, Google Scholar, DBLP. The authors of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work through one of the following EAI Endorsed Publications: EAI Endorsed Transactions on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems.

Important dates:

Full Paper Submission Deadline: 17th May, 2016     12th June, 2016

Notification and Registration: 12th June, 2016      5th August, 2016

Camera-ready Deadline: 5th August, 2016     2nd September, 2016

If you need further information about Coiote 2016, visit the conference official website.

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Coiote 2016 accepts papers!

Coiote, the 3rd EAI International Conference on Software Defined Wireless Networks and Cognitive Technologies for IoT will take place in Covilhã, Portugal on October 26-27, 2016.

Recent studies and reports have evinced that the Internet of Things will have a huge impact on our society. Conservative estimates predict there will be 50 billion of connected devices by 2020. Besides connecting real-time such numbers of objects, managing them and the data they generate will also pose challenges whether each of these produce no more than few bytes per minute in a very remote location or heavy data-streams within the heart of “resource rich” smart cities. Simply looking at the sheer size of these numbers, it is clear that competing for end-user attention will be the main hurdle to overcome.

Topics of interest to the conference are:

  •     Model-Driven Software Engineering (MDSE) for cognitive IoT applications;
  •     Nanotechnology and biotechnology for the IoT (e.g., Bio/nano sensors);
  •     Multi-Agent Systems (MAS);
  •     Knowledge representation in IoT;
  •     Decision making strategies in IoT, data fusion;
  •     Learning under IoT constraints;
  •     Pattern recognition in IoT;
  •     Biometrics for the IoT;
  •     Individual and social behavior analysis through IoT sensing mechanisms;
  •     Context aware data management;
  •     Environmental monitoring, network surveillance;
  •     Transfer learning, information-theoretic learning;
  •     Bio-inspired intelligence, neural networks for IoT;
  •     Deep learning for IoT.

All accepted papers will be submitted for publication in Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world’s largest scientific libraries. Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: Elsevier (EI), Thomson Scientific (ISI), Scopus, Crossref, Google Scholar, DBLP. The authors of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work through one of the following EAI endorsed publications: EAI Endorsed Transactions on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems.

Important dates:

Full Paper Submission Deadline: 17th May, 2016

Notification and Registration: 12th June, 2016

Camera-ready Deadline: 5th August, 2016

If you need further information about Coiote 2016, visit the conference official website.

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Dr. Vieriu, ‘COIOTE 2015 mitigates for the development of innovative ideas’

Dr. Radu Vieriu is a researcher at the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Trento, Italy. His research interests include Human-Computer Interaction, Artificial Intelligence and Algorithms.

He will serve as General Co-Chair at the 2nd International Conference on Cognitive Internet of Things Technologies (COIOTE 2015), co-located with IOT 360 Summit. We talked to him about the future of the IoT and the importance of an interdisciplinary approach in this field.

How will the main focus of COIOTE 2015 reflect the status quo of research within the field of cognitive IoT technologies?

Despite recent developments in both Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things, very few successful stories can be told about the synergy between the two domains. COIOTE 2015 mitigates for the development of innovative ideas that explore this intersection, by promoting state of the art technologies from both areas towards bringing intelligence into connected objects.

Dr. Radu Vieriu, General Co-Chair at COIOTE 2015

What are the main challenges arising from the cognitive aspect of IoT?

If it is to refer just to computer science, as one of the cognitive branches, IoT could definitely benefit from intelligence, reasoning capabilities, data management, learning and others. All these “skills” could potentially enhance the way devices communicate with each other and improve the quality of the services they were designed for. However, if some technologies could potentially be ported directly to enhance IoT devices, others still need to mature in order to be useful.

Why is an interdisciplinary approach important for the future of this field?

Well, in few words, I would say that there is a lot to learn from all cognitive science branches, while attempting to enhance connected objects with human-like thinking, acting and behaving. Of course, leveraging decades, if not hundreds of years of research from various disciplines, is one way of bringing objects closer to human nature. I am wondering, though, if this is the only way. After all, we tend to appreciate a dog for being honest and loyal, qualities which are rarely found in human beings.

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COIOTE 2015 now accepting submissions!

COIOTE 2015, the 2nd International Conference on Cognitive Internet of Things Technologies, will take place in Rome, Italy on October 26-27. The conference aims at gathering enthusiastic researchers and practitioners from AI and IoT-related areas sharing the common goal of addressing the new challenges posed by the Cognitive aspect of IoT by using new or leveraging existing Artificial Intelligence techniques. COIOTE 2015 is now open for submissions on topics ranging from knowledge representation to deep learning in IoT. The conference also caters for a limited number of workshops on dedicated session topics

Participation at this event will give attendees the unique opportunity to be exposed to all aspects of IoT-related topics at co-located conferences, as well as have full access to the IoT marketplace at the IoT360 Summit.

All accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world’s largest scientific libraries. Best papers will be invited to publish in the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Cognitive Communications.

Previously unpublished paper in English, up to 6 pages long, can be submitted through Confy by 15 June. The papers must be formatted using the Springer LNICST Authors’ Kit.

IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract submission deadline: 15 June 2015

Notification deadline: 25 July 2015

Camera-ready deadline: 25 August 2015