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Putting forces together in the IoT

The second edition of the IoT360° Summit took place in October 2015 in Rome, bringing together experts from research and industry focused on the Internet of Things.

Mischa Dohler from King’s College London, Gabi Zodik from IBM and Jonathan Steel from Deliver Change were among the top experts who participated in the event. In this video interview, they give us an idea about how the IoT is evolving nowadays, and explain why today is the best time to put forces together.

Do you want to know more about the IoT360° Summit? Visit the official website.

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Submit your paper to AALIoT 2016!

The 1st International Conference on Ambient Assisted Living Technologies based on Internet of Things will take place in Budapest, Hungary on 14-16 June, 2016 and it will be colocated with eHealth360 Summit.

As the world of the Internet of Things is growing fast and new sensors are being developed, the Ambient Assisted Living domain offers the perfect setup for IoT-based technologies. The goal of AALIoT conference is to touch the very core of this domain and to discuss about its most important issues.

The conference will also host Prof. Panagiotis D. Bamidis (Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece) as a keynote speaker.

The conference welcomes papers about these topics of interest:

  • Mobile and Cloud Computing in pervasive healthcare;
  • IoT Analytics;
  • Interface and Control Systems;
  • AAL Environments for chronic disease management;
  • Usability and Acceptability;
  • Context Aware Technologies;
  • Wearable technologies for health and wellness monitoring;
  • Security, privacy and trust;
  • Navigation systems (indoors, outdoors) and location based services;
  • Networking for/and embedded systems;
  • Technologies to support AAL;
  • Interactive Services.

Accepted papers will be published in Springer’s LNICST series and will appear in the SpringerLink, one of the largest digital libraries online that covers a variety of scientific disciplines. Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: DBLP, Google Scholar, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, EI Elsevier Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus and EU Digital Library (EUDL). Selected papers will be invited for publication in the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Pervasive Health and Technology.

Important dates

Full Paper Submission Deadline: 15th January, 2016

Notification Deadline: 19th February, 2016

Camera‐ready Deadline: 18th March, 2016

Find more about the conference, here.

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AALIoT 2016 is accepting papers!

The 1st International Conference on Ambient Assisted Living Technologies based on Internet of Things will take place in Budapest, Hungary on 14-16 June, 2016 and it will be colocated with eHealth360 Summit.

As the world of the Internet of Things is growing fast and new sensors are being developed, the Ambient Assisted Living domain offers the perfect setup for IoT-based technologies. The goal of AALIoT conference is to touch the very core of this domain and to discuss about its most important issues.

The conference welcomes papers about these topics of interest:

  • Mobile and Cloud Computing in pervasive healthcare;
  • IoT Analytics;
  • Interface and Control Systems;
  • AAL Environments for chronic disease management;
  • Usability and Acceptability;
  • Context Aware Technologies;
  • Wearable technologies for health and wellness monitoring;
  • Security, privacy and trust;
  • Navigation systems (indoors, outdoors) and location based services;
  • Networking for/and embedded systems;
  • Technologies to support AAL;
  • Interactive Services.

Accepted papers will be published in Springer’s LNICST series and will appear in the SpringerLink, one of the largest digital libraries online that covers a variety of scientific disciplines. Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: DBLP, Google Scholar, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, EI Elsevier Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus and EU Digital Library (EUDL). Selected papers will be invited for publication in the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Pervasive Health and Technology.

Important dates
Full Paper submission deadline: 15 January, 2016
Acceptance Notification: 19 February, 2016
Camera‐ready deadline: 18 March, 2016
Find more about the conference, here.

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The new EAI Endorsed Transactions on Internet of Things is out

The new EAI Endorsed Transactions on Internet of Things has recently been published.

The scope of the magazine encompasses latest advances in the growing field of the Internet of Things, with special attention on topics such as Technologies and Protocols, Architectures and Services, Applications and Use Cases, Standardization Landscape, Experimentation and Prototypes. The journal aims at attracting cutting-edge publications from leading researchers and research groups around the world, and at becoming a highly cited source of timely research findings in emerging fields of the IoT.

The First issue is available on EUDL digital library, with a Welcome Message by the Editors-in-chief Mischa Dohler and Jesus Alonso-Zarate, introducing high level selected papers.

Do you wish to submit your paper? Apply here.

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Internet of Things and Innovation at IoT 360°

What is all this talking about the Internet of Things? And why do we hear such words as revolution, innovation and networking connected to the IoT?

Let’s listen to the voices of the top experts in the field, who met in Rome last October to realize one of the most impacting international event about the Internet of Things, the IoT 360° Summit.

Interested in getting more info about? Visit the official website and read our report here.

 

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Echoes from the IoT 360° Summit 2015

IoT 360 2015, the second edition of the International Summit on the Internet of Things, took place last week at the NH Midas Roma, bringing new pillars to the bridge between Research and Industry in the name of Innovation. But let’s go a bit deeper into this so much expected event and just pick up some results.

Although the official starting date was October 27, works were already in progress on Monday 26 for the co-located conferences. Around 150 registrants for this pre-event phase defined the main areas of application of the IoT, and gave an overview of the most discussed issues rising around it: mobility, healthcare, services, safety and security, cloud, interoperability, smart objects, sensors.

On October 27, Raffaele Giaffreda from Create-Net opened and chaired the first sessions, during which most of the attention was directed to real data to be considered by companies already involved or just interested in the IoT transformation. One of the main question was: what do customers want? Which means: what will customers spend money for? 24% for energy, 38% for TV and devices, 51% for remote controlling systems and 39% for health: these are just few of the analytics highlighted by Francesco Profumo. According to Gabi Zodik, four main elements will drive the IoT revolution: industry, applications, platforms and devices. Finally, Mischa Dohler named and gave suggestions to the real interlocutor and main actor of the change: startups.

However, numbers can be a most valid proof of the way the IoT market is going. According to Antonio Nicita from Agicom, 1.15 billion euros is the value associated to M2M solutions, and an increase of +28% occurred only in 2014. In front of this encouraging evidence, it is also due to mention the hottest topics related to the Internet of Things, which are those of standardization and security. Within this context, Giulio Coraggio from DLA Piper, spoke about finding the right balance between business approach and individuals. On the other hand, during the Q&A with Andrew Watson (Object Management Group) and Marco Carugi (senior consultant in ICT), a significant question came out: does the market care about standards in IoT? For sure, governments’ incentives seem to have a key role in this matter.

During the speaking sessions, a separate area was set for the exhibits spaces where projects such as [email protected], Viper, Compose and Atooma were illustrated by researchers.

The following day (October 28) was time to talk about Smart Communities with Christine Pfeiffer, from INSME, explaining the main steps to build a virtual community and the connected benefits. Then, Tomas Dusicka, Community Manager at EAI, presented a concrete example of how a community platform works.

A productive forum followed the first session, with Tiziana Catarci chairing and animating the discussion: What are the key points in the IoT innovation and transformation? And what about concrete results? Which is the system to refer to? Andrea Vitaletti put some light on these questions indicating infrastructure as a service and open data as two major results, in addition to the crowdfunding as a phase of dialogue with users. To get a full view of the picture, the state-of-the-art of cloud systems was deeply showed by Massimo Villari, from the University of Messina.

For a full 360 degree vision of the IoT panorama, some Technology Forecasts were necessary since, as Benny Mandler said, IoT is here, it is big and it is a revolution because it is not just technology but it really changes the industry. Some more numbers? Fabio Antonelli from Create-Net told us that the 53% of mobile developers are already involved in the Internet of Things. But once more, Mandler reminds us that ‘the big elephant in the room is security and privacy’.

Birds of Feather round tables and cases of Success Stories concluded the second moment of the Summit, shifting to the third and last one (29 October), the Innovation Day, aiming at marking the key stages of the Innovation process: idea evaluation, IP protection and funding opportunities. Furthermore, the IoT360 Summer School went on to October 30, with the Hackathon, whose theme was Life on Mars.

Stay tuned for further highlights from the IoT360 Summit 2015.

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Playing a part in the progress

Massimo Villari is Associate Professor in Computer Engineering at the University of Messina in Italy. He is actively working as IT Security and Distributed Systems Analyst in Cloud Computing, virtualization and Storage.

At the IOT 360 Summit, on October 27-29 in Rome, Prof. Villari will participate as a moderator during the Birds of Feather Session. In this video, he invites researchers to join the upcoming event, and explains why cooperation is primary for the future progress of our society.

For further info about the IOT 360 Summit, please visit the official website.

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The challenges of the Internet of Things

Gabi Zodik is the Mobile First Research Global Leader, as well as the Department Group Manager of the IBM Haifa Research Lab Mobile and Industry Solution Dept. He oversees the lab’s research and development efforts in Mobile, Wearable, IoT, Space Time Services and emerging Cloud Computing platforms (such as Bluemix).

As a Keynote Speaker at the upcoming IoT 360 Summit, Gabi Zodik talks to us about the Internet of Things and the way it impacts society and industry.

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Are you ready to connect to the IoT 360° Summit?

The second edition of the IOT360° Summit will take place in Rome on the 27th – 29th of October 2015. The Summit is a unique event bringing a 360 degree perspective on the IoT-related projects and aiming to coach people on the path between research and innovation and all the way through to the commercialization of a product. Top-level experts in the field will give their contribution to the main event, whose program is divided in three tracks: Technology, Community and Innovation. On Monday 26, co-located conferences will also be held in the venue of the NH Midas Roma, focusing on the main fields of application of the Internet of Things.

Furthermore, thanks to the innovative Community program, participants will have the opportunity to meet colleagues and speakers, and to take part in the Birds of feather discussions, the Forecaster platform and the Community Voted presentations. Furthermore, Exhibit spaces are available to show the most innovative projects and ideas. Finally, to better assure a 360 degree engagement in the Summit, the IoT360 app is available to be downloaded.

For further info about the IOT360° Summit, please visit the official website.

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FIOTA 2016 calls for papers!

The 1st EAI International Conference on Future Internet and Internet of Things Applications (FIOTA 2016) will take place in Puebla, Mexico on 25-27 May, 2016 and it will be co-located with AFI360 Summit.

The rapid advancement of ubiquitous computation and mobile networks together are enabling technology advancements in the area of sensing, predicting and controlling of our physical spaces. Such technology advancements are nowadays deployed in a web based information creation and sharing platform to give form to what is now known as the Internet of Things. FIOTA 2016 is targeting academics from fields like AI, operations research, networks, multiagent systems and related.

The conference will be co-chaired by Prof. Enrique Munoz de Cote (INAOE, Mexico) and Prof. Alessandro Farinelli (University of Verona, Italy), and it welcomes papers about these topics of interest:

· Big data applications for IoT;
· Analytics;
· IoT architectures;
· Advanced data capture and network;
· Security of data;
· Enabling technologies;
· Application and services;
· Societal Impacts;
· Experimental results.

Accepted papers will be published in the FIoTA Conference Proceedings and by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST). Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: DBLP, Google Scholar, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, EI Elsevier Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus, as well as ICST’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL). Best Papers will be considered for publication in the ACM/Springer Mobile Networks and Applications Journal (MONET).

Important dates:
Full Paper Submission deadline: 15 December, 2015
Notification deadline: 25 February, 2016
Camera-ready deadline: 25 March, 2016
For more information, visit the official website of the conference.