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Future 5V 2016: call for workshop

The 1st EAI International Conference on Future Intelligent Vehicular Technologies (Future 5V 2016) will take place in Porto, Portugal on September 15-17, 2016.
Future 5V is an annual international conference by EAI (European Alliance for Innovation) and co-sponsored by Springer. Future 5V welcomes research articles in the field of Vehicular networks/communications, covering theory and practices in the after mentioned field of study.
The Conference will held the Workshop on Internet of Things (IoT) meets Big Data and Cloud Computing (IoT-BC 2016), in which participants will have the possibility to investigated from different perspectives the following application domains:

  • Data storage techniques for IoT generated Data;
  • Interoperability of unrelated hardware architectures;
  • Security of IoT generated data at Clouds;
  • Authentication and Authorization algorithms for interacting real-world physical objects;
  • Data Analysis tools;
  • Data Fusion and Data Redundancy techniques for collected data;
  • Routing techniques for efficient resource utilization;
  • Quality of Service of collected data;
  • Real-world applications.

Selected papers will be published in Springer’s MONET Journal’s Issue.
Important dates:
Workshop Proposal Deadline: 1st August, 2016
 
For further information about IoT-BC 2016, visit the Workshop website.
If you need further information about Future 5V 2016, visit the Conference official website.

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Low cost architectures with M2M communication are the future

We had the pleasure of talking to Leandros Maglaras, a lecturer at the School of Computer Science and Informatics of De Montfort University, UK. Besides his career in academia, Dr Maglaras has participated in a number of researches and aspiring projects revolving around ICT. As he is a general chair of INISCOM 2016, we asked him to share some thoughts about the conference, and the latest trends in industrial networks. INISCOM 2016 will be the second annual International Conference on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems. It will be held in Leicester, UK (31 Octorber – 2 November).

What is the central topic of INISCOM 2016 and why is it important? What is this event’s vision?

The fast development of information technologies (e.g., ubiquitous computing, cloud computing, semantic web, big data and cyber-physical system) as well as all kinds of communication technologies (e.g., control network, communication network, sensor network, body area network, social network, opportunistic network, cloud-based network, etc.) has also found its way into industrial environments and critical infrastructures alike. New technologies and communication capabilities can help in increasing the efficiency and reliability of processes in industries by providing enhanced control, integration and optimization of production. On the other hand, there is also a cyber-security perspective about these developments, which is concerned with issues such as the interconnection of ICS networks with organizational ICT network infrastructures, and even with the exterior, which has brought a new wave of challenges and security problems.

INISCOM 2016 focuses on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems. The conference tries to cover all aspects of Industrial networks, aiming at attracting original research or innovative practical applications in areas related to Hardware and software design and development, Information processing and data analysis, Industrial and intelligent applications, and security and privacy issues.

What have been the recent developments and trends in the field of industrial networks?

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Dr. Leandros Maglaras of De Montfort University

Today wireless technologies still hold a small share of the worldwide industrial network market. This is about to change with the rise of the Internet of Things paradigm, with the introduction of new automation architectures and Machine-to-Machine communication protocols. In this perspective, wireless technologies are being increasingly considered for machine connectivity and control, both for field networks (as it is the case for WirelessHART) and also for data access through tablets and smartphones. However, the expansion and growth of wireless systems inside an industrial environment also inherits critical challenges. These challenges extend from system reliability, energy efficiency, energy harvesting and robotic node localization to the need of novel methods for data transmission at extreme conditions, gathering and analysis of huge amount of data under soft real time constrains and sophisticated security mechanisms.

As industrial systems progressively move within massively distributed scenarios, it will be also interesting to understand how Software-Defined Networks or Network Function Virtualization will be able to drive the introduction of innovative models for data collection, aggregation and processing.

In terms of hardware, what have been the recent advances, what do the researchers strive for?

In terms of hardware, numerous novel and prospective developments have been implemented on fields as diverse as healthcare, logistics, manufacturing process, home automation, intelligent transport systems and smart grid.  The availability of flexible programmable logic (such as FPGAs), together with the wide availability of low-cost System on Chip (SoC) architectures for real-time applications has contributed to improve cost and efficiency, while allowing the introduction of new capabilities.  This translates into an unprecedented level of flexibility, as applications start to catch up with these developments, which I’m pretty sure will be instrumental in coping with the specific challenges of a new generation of IoT-centric Industrial Automation and Control System.

What are your expectations for INISCOM 2016?

INISCOM 2016 main expectation is to attract researchers from both from academia and the industry that want to present their latest research and developments in the broader and interdisciplinary areas of industrial networks and intelligent systems. We hope to foster an open environment for the discussion and exchange of ideas, and also for professional and academic networking – more than a conference, INISCOM intends to become the meeting point for a community of cooperating specialists and researchers in these fields.

Learn more about the event here

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Deadline Extension for CN4IoT 2016!

The 2nd EAI International Conference on Cloud, Networking for IoT Systems (CN4IoT 2016), will take place in Brindisi, Italy on September 14-16, 2016. The Conference will be co-located with the 2nd EAI International Conference on ICT Infrastructures and Services for Smart Cities (IISSC 2016).
CN4IoT 2016 will promote ongoing research activities on the uniform management and operation related to software defined infrastructures. The Conference aims to analyze limits and/or advantages in the exploitation of CN4IoT existing solutions developed for Cloud, Networking and IoT, and to present original and innovative contributions in these topics of interest:

  • Deployment and autonomic management of densely interconnected and decentralised cloud infrastructures, including the extension of the fog computing paradigm to the edge of the network;
  • Autonomic Management of Cloud networking in the context of software-defined data centres;
  • Re-allocation of resources and services (independently of their location) across distributed computing and geographically separated data storage infrastructures;
  • Distributed cloud wireless networking;
  • Software Defined Infrastructure Architectures, Application Programming Interfaces Protocols & Programming languages;
  • Efficient Network and Cloud Function Virtualization (NFV);
  • Service & Information Orchestration/Chaining and Life Cycle Management;
  • Energy Efficient and Green Software-defined Infrastructures;
  • Software-based Integration of Computing, Storage & Networks;
  • Software-Defined Datacenters and Inter-datacenter Networks;
  • Object identity management, discovery services in IoT;
  • Virtualisation of objects, devices and IoT infrastructures.

To see all the important topics to CN4IoT 2016, click here.
Accepted papers will be published in the CN4IoT Conference Proceedings and by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST). Proceedings will be available both in book form and via the SpringerLink digital library, which is one of the largest digital libraries online and covers a variety of scientific disciplines. The proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: Elsevier (EI), Thomson Scientific (ISI), Scopus, Crossref, Google Scholar, DBLP. All presented papers in the conference will be published in the proceedings of the conference. Authors of the Best Papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work through the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Smart Cities.
Important dates:
Full Paper Submission Deadline: 22nd April, 2016   24th May, 2016
Notification Deadline: 27th May, 2016    9th June, 2016
Camera-ready Deadline: 24th June, 2016
If you need further information, visit the conference official website.

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Call for papers: InterIoT 2016!

The 2nd edition of the EAI International Conference on Interoperability in IoT (InterIot 2016), will take place in Paris, France on 26-28 October, 2016.

The Conference will bring together practicing engineers and advanced researchers to share the state-of-the-art around interoperability in the IoT, analyse what is needed, and identify the work that lies ahead to increase the number of interoperable IoT products.

General Chair and Co-Chair of InterIoT 2016 are Dr. Nathalie Mitton (Inria Research Centre) and Prof. Thomas Noel (University of Strasbourg), read here our interview with them. Furthermore, Prof. Manfred Hauswirth (Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems-FOKUS) will participate in the conference as a keynote speaker, with the speech ‘Liking everything‘.

InterIoT 2016 solicits original contributions in the following topical areas:

  • coexistence and interoperability;
  • experimental results on interoperability;
  • standardization activities around interoperability;
  • novel protocols and techniques which favor interoperability;
  • studies on interoperability between different protocols, hardware and technologies;
  • gap analysis on interoperability;
  • architectures enabling interoperability, virtualization;
  • novel architectures for interoperability testing;
  • tools and testbeds to support interoperability testing;
  • open-source projects around interoperability in IoT;
  • interoperability between different IoT implementations;
  • survey on interoperability and heterogeneity  in IoT infrastructures.

Accepted papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST). The proceedings will be available both in book form and via the SpringerLink digital library, which is one of the largest digital libraries online and covers a variety of scientific disciplines. Pproceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: Elsevier (EI), Thomson Scientific (ISI), Scopus, Crossref, Google Scholar, DBLP. Best Paper(s) will be considered for publication in the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Mobile Communications and Applications.

Important dates

Full Paper Submission Deadline: 27th May, 2016
Notification Deadline: 1st July, 2016
Camera-ready Deadline: 29th July, 2016
 
For further info about InterIoT 2016, visit the official website of the conference.

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Call for papers: Coiote 2016!

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

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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Submit your paper to HealthyIoT 2016!

HealthyIoT 2016, the 3rd EAI International Conference on IoT Technologies for HealthCare, will take place in Västerås, Sweden on 18-19 October, 2016.

HealthyIoT 2016 is the third one of an international scientific event series dedicated to Internet of Things and Healthcare. The Internet of Things, as a set of existing and emerging technologies, notions and services, can provide many solutions to delivery of electronic healthcare, patient care and medical data management. HealthyIoT 2016 aims at bringing together technology experts, researchers, industry and international authorities contributing towards the assessment, development and deployment of healthcare solutions based on IoT technologies, standards and procedures.

The Conference welcomes research papers in the following topics of interest:

– Wearable Sensor Systems;
– Medical and Sensor Data Stream Processing;
– Signal Processing and Analysis;
– Machine Learning for Signal Processing;
– Emerging eHealth IoT Applications;
– Network Communications for Health Sensor Data;
– Quantified Self Devices & Technologies;
– Processing of Quantified Self Data;
– Cloud Technologies for Healthcare;
– Intelligent Data Processing and Predictive Algorithms in eHealth;
– Smart Homes and Smart Caring Environments;
– Telemedicine Applications;
– The Smartphone as a HealthyThing;
– Wellness and Health Management Applications;
– Data Mining of Health Data on the Cloud;
– Medical and Sensor Data Stream Processing;
– Security, Safety and Privacy in eHealth and IoT;
– Interoperability and Standardization Issues in IoT and Healthcare;
– Network Communications for Health Monitoring;
– Mobile Sensing and Smartphone Sensing;
– Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks;
– Sensor Network Operating Systems and Resource Management.

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. Best papers will be invited to publish in the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Pervasive Health and Technology.

Important dates:

Full Paper Submission Deadline: 10th May, 2016

Notification Deadline: 10th June, 2016

Camera-ready Deadline: 30th July, 2016

For further information about HealthyIoT 2016, visit the 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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HealthyIoT 2016 is accepting papers!

The 3rd EAI International Conference on IoT Technologies for HealthCare (HealthyIoT 2016) will take place in Västerås, Sweden on 18-19 October, 2016.

HealthyIoT 2016 aims at bringing together technology experts, researchers, industry and international authorities contributing towards the assessment, development and deployment of healthcare solutions based on IoT technologies, standards and procedures.

The Conference welcomes researches in the following topics of interest:

– Wearable Sensor Systems;
– Medical and Sensor Data Stream Processing;
– Signal Processing and Analysis;
– Machine Learning for Signal Processing;
– Emerging eHealth IoT Applications;
– Network Communications for Health Sensor Data;
– Quantified Self Devices & Technologies;
– Processing of Quantified Self Data;
– Cloud Technologies for Healthcare;
– Intelligent Data Processing and Predictive Algorithms in eHealth;
– Smart Homes and Smart Caring Environments;
– Telemedicine Applications;
– The Smartphone as a HealthyThing;
– Wellness and Health Management Applications;
– Data Mining of Health Data on the Cloud;
– Medical and Sensor Data Stream Processing;
– Security, Safety and Privacy in eHealth and IoT;
– Interoperability and Standardization Issues in IoT and Healthcare;
– Network Communications for Health Monitoring;
– Mobile Sensing and Smartphone Sensing;
– Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks;
– Sensor Network Operating Systems and Resource Management.

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.

Important dates:

Full Paper Submission Deadline: 10th May, 2016

Notification Deadline: 10th June, 2016

Camera-ready Deadline: 30th July, 2016

For further information about the conference, visit the official website.

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Industrial Internet of Things Technologies in China

The EAI International Conference on Industrial IoT Technologies and Applications (IndustrialIoT 2016) is going to take place in Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China on 25-26 March, 2016.

Participants in the conference will contribute in stimulating interaction and convergence among researchers active in the areas of control, communications, industrial robot, industrial cloud, smart sensors and actuators, informatics, mobile computing, and security.

IndustrialIoT 2016 will host 3 keynote speeches given by: prof. Min Chen (Huazhong University of Science and Technology – HUST, China), with the title “Healthcare Big Data Clouds with Wearable Computing, IoT Sensing and Cloud Analytics”; another given by Prof. Lei Shu (Dalian University of Technology, China), entitled “The Applications of IoT and Crowdsourcing Technology in Large-scale Petrochemical Plants” and a third given by Prof. Yan Zhang (Simula Research Laboratory, Norway), entitled “Internet of Energy Systems: Challenges and Solutions”.

Best Papers awarded at the conference will be invited to publish in the EAI Transactions Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems.

If you want to know more about the researches that will be presented at IndustrialIoT 2016, see the Final Program in Full section.

We look forward to seeing you at IndustrialIoT 2016!

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On convergence of technology and citizen science

Takuro Yonezawa is a Research Assistant Professor at Keio University, Japan, and an expert in the fields of ubiquitous computing, sensor networks, human-computer interaction and urban sensing. He is also the General Chair of Urb-IoT 2016, the 2nd EAI International Conference on IoT in Urban Space, that will take place in Tokyo, Japan on May 24-25. We had the great pleasure to talk with Takuro about how IoT is getting ready to make its move to more general, daily activities in a city, after it has made its breakthrough in energy, security and safety.

Find out more about Urb-IoT 2016.