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Sumbit your research paper to ValueTools 2017

ValueTools 2017, the 11th EAI International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools, will take place in Venice, Italy on 5-7 December 2017.

ValueTools 2017 focuses on methods and practices in modeling, performance evaluation and optimization of complex systems. It gathers together researchers from different communities including Computer Science, Networks and Telecommunications, Operations Research, Optimization, Control Theory, and Manufacturing.

The conference solicits previously unpublished contributions that propose new performance evaluation methodologies and new tools on the following topics of interest:

Application Areas

  • Communication & computer systems;
  • Distributed systems;
  • Cloud computing systems;
  • Cloud and Edge/Fog computing systems;
  • Machine Learning;
  • Large-scale performance analysis;
  • Interdisciplinary problems;
  • Manufacturing systems & supply chains;
  • Transportation systems;
  • Internet of Things.

Methodologies

  • Stochastic models;
  • Model-checking;
  • Process algebras;
  • Queues and Queueing networks;
  • Discrete-event simulation;
  • Mean-field techniques;
  • Fluid approximations;
  • Game Theory.

Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: Thomson Scientific (ISI), Scopus, Crossref, Google Scholar, DBLP, Microsoft Academic Search (MAS), CiteSeerX, EBSCO, Elsevier (EI), as well as ICST’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL). All presented papers in the conference will be published in the proceedings of the conference and submitted to ACM Digital Library. Best papers will be invited to publish also in the EAI Transactions on Cloud Systems.

For more information about ValueTools 2017, visit the official website of the conference.

Full Paper Submission deadline: 31 July 2017
Notification and Registration opens: 18 September 2017
Camera-ready deadline: 9 October 2017

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S-cube 2017 is waiting for your papers

The 8th EAI International Conference on Sensor Systems and Software (S-cube 2017) will take place in Split, Croatia on September 21-22, 2017.

The aim of the conference is to provide a forum in which researchers and practitioners from academia and industry, as well as the ‘makers’, may work together in order to present and debate on different innovative solutions and applications in sensing systems within the scope of IoT.

Topics of interest to the Conference are:

• Experiences from real-world low-power IoT and sensing applications and deployment

• Power management algorithms for energy harvesting sensing systems

• Civil infrastructure monitoring and control (buildings, bridges, tunnels, roads, etc.)

• Environmental monitoring and control

• Innovative mobile sensing applications

• New hardware and sensing platforms

• Reprogrammable and reconfigurable sensing systems especially smart cameras

• Machine learning for sensors data, video processing, and context recognition

• Semantic technologies for interoperability and context awareness

• Sensor data processing, storage, and management

• Smart-Cities / Smart-X applications involving sensing and control

• Wearable sensing technologies (smart textile, wearable electronics)

• Architectures for energy-neutral sensing systems

• Resilient energy-neutral sensors

• Ultra low power communication and wake up radio devices

To see all topics of interest to S-cube 2017, click here.

Accepted papers will be published in the S- Cube Conference Proceedings and 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.

Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: Elsevier (EI), ISI Thomson´s Scientific and Technical Proceedings at Web of Science, Scopus, Crossref, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI´s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).
Selected papers may be invited to publish in the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Mobile Communications and Applications. and in the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Future Internet and EAI Endorsed Transactions on Internet of Things.

Important dates: 

Full Paper Submission deadline: 22 May 2017
Notification deadline: 26 June 2017
Camera-ready deadline: 21 July 2017

To know more about S-cube 2017, visit the official website.

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'Computing is undergoing at least five generational changes at the same time'

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Haitham J. Taha (University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq) as a keynote speaker at ICFITT 2017, 1st EAI International Conference on Future Internet Technologies and Trends, which will take place between August 31 – September 2, 2017, in Surat, India. Topics of our conversation include expanding sensor count, relationship between academia and industry, and 5G.
Could you summarize the scope of your current work and what you are coming to share with everyone at ICFITT 2017?
My prime field of interest is communications engineering, especially in the wireless mobile systems; my research activity has concentrated primarily on current and new technologies around the world.

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Dr. Haitham J. Taha (University of Technology, Baghdad)

My current research activities concentrate solely on attempts to integrate more than modern technology in communications. It is aimed at optimization and the advantages and characteristics of these techniques in order to yield good signal-to-noise ratio with smallest possible loss in the communication system.
What do you see as the biggest future challenges for internet technologies?
Through the next years, it is expected that more than a trillion sensors will be connected to the internet. The data or even the devices will be incorporated into existing organizational processes to provide information on the location, status, activity, and functionality of those systems, as well as information related to the people who own and operate them.
But how will this affect our personal privacy, data security and our personal relationships?
We have several challenges: Security, Enterprises, Privacy, Data, Storage Management, Server Technologies and Data Center Network.
The problem lies in the nature of the IoT itself. It will connect remote devices and systems and provide a data stream between the devices and decentralized management systems. The amount and type of information differs from other sets of big data that derived from social media.
What would you say are the main trends in this area currently?
There’s a rapidly expanding gap between what the technology world is working on and what the enterprise can deliver. Many feel that emphasis on technology is wrong right now, and they’re certainly right, if it’s not integrated with top priority business objectives. However, these days it is technological improvements and new digital markets that are often considered the key to an organization’s future.
There are at least five major “generational scale” changes in the computing landscape occurring at about the same time: Delivery platforms are shifting (mobility, cloud, social), communication and collaboration channels are being reinvented (web, mobile, social), the consumer world of technology is motivating innovation, and data is opening up and exploding out of the proliferating apps, devices, and sensors that organizations are deploying or are connecting to.
5G is one of the hottest topics when talking about wireless connectivity, so on that note – many say that 5G will be a mixture of technologies, only a couple of which are ultra-densification, millimeter wave communications, and dynamic spectrum access. Of course, there is a lot of research being done in this field, but which technologies, in your opinion, will be those that end up dominating 5G?
Until now, many technical challenges remain in the design of robust and fast wireless systems that supply the performance necessary to support emerging applications. This is due to the fact that wireless channels are frequency selective, power-limited, and susceptible to noise and interference. Demand for high data rate and growing applications obtainable by a wireless device calls for an operative method. Due to limit on the available bandwidth, there is need for exploiting the available bandwidth in a way such that maximum advantage is obtained.
To make the future of communication a reality will necessitate extensive collaboration between academia and industry, which can ultimately benefit everyone.
5G – There is so much publicity on this. People claim that spectral efficiency would increase the current spectral efficiency 1000 times by using the mixture of this technology, but that is again not per user, but over an area/cell.
Although research in 4G is still going on, that doesn’t mean that we are not taking care of the next generation; adamant research in 5G technology is still going on. There is profound desire to accomplish this by developing a unified 5G design that is scalable and adaptable across an extreme variation of usage together with the support of all spectrum types.

ICFITT 2017 is still accepting papers! Find out more.

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Call for participants: IoTaaS 2017

IoTaas 2017, 3rd EAI International Conference on IoT as a Service, will take place in Taichung, Taiwan on September 20-22, 2017.

IoTaas attendees will present novel ideas, exchange points of view, and foster collaborations. Papers expressing the point of view of middleware and platform providers, smart object providers, application developers, and researchers are particularly welcome.

IoTaaS 2017  is proud to host keynote speaker Prof. Michael Pecht from University of Maryland.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Smart objects as a service
  • IoT marketplace – for offering IoT-based applications and services
  • API economy – for easier and tighter integration
  • Semantic Web technologies for IoT: registry, storage
  • IoT delivery platforms – existing and emerging platform and architectures for exposing and interacting with IoT
  • Federated IoT support
  • NonFunctional Requirements (NFR) for IoT – security, scalability, responsiveness and more
  • Standardization – standard areas needed
  • Business models
  • IoT DevOps
  • IoT context based analytics
  • IoT application deployment success stories
  • Mobile First IoT: mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) and smartphone as data prosumers

Call for Posters

Authors who wish to present their work as posters are required to submit a one-page PDF with a title and an abstract of their work (not the poster itself). Submissions may represent early work that is not yet ready for submission to a refereed conference or journal or describes a technical (non-marketing) innovation. Authors of accepted posters are expected to prepare and present their posters.

Call for Demos

Technology demos are encouraged. Authors who wish to present a technology prototype are required to submit a one-page PDF with a title and a description of their work. Submissions should preferably represent technological innovations in the making. Submitters of accepted demos are expected to present the demo at the conference.

Important dates:

Find more information about IoTaaS 2017 on the official website.

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Registration for IndustrialIoT 2017 is now OPEN

IndustrialIoT 2017 – 2nd EAI International Conference on Industrial IoT Technologies and Applications will take place in Wuhu, People´s Republic of China on 25-26 March, 2017.

The aim of the conference is to stimulate interaction and convergent among researchers active in the areas of control, communications, industrial robot, industrial cloud, smart sensors and actuators, informatics, mobile computing, and security. All topics are in the context of the IndustrialIoT.

Topics of interest:

  • Efficient communication protocols for industrial IoT systems
  • Industrial cloud & industrial big data
  • Distributed control and optimization of industrial IoT systems
  • Cyber-physical approach for Industrial IoT systems
  • Industrial wireless networks for industrial IoT systems
  • Security and privacy issues in industrial IoT systems
  • Software methodology in industrial IoT systems
  • Architectures of industrial IoT systems
  • Industrial IoT applications, e.g., smart grid, smart factory, and logistics
  • WirelessHART applications in industrial IoT systems
  • Modeling, simulation and experiment for industrial

See the program of the conference at a glance HERE.

IndustrialIoT 2017 is proud to host 3 great keynote speakers: Walid Taha (Professor of Computer Science at Halmstad University and a Research Professor at the University of Houston), Ji Zhang (Reader (Equivalent to Professor in the US universities) in Computing at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ)), Min Chen (Professor in School of Computer Science and Technology at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST)).

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), ISI Thomson´s Scientific and Technical Proceedings at Web of Science, Scopus, Crossref, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI´s own EU Digital Library (EUDL). Best papers will be invited to publish also in the EAI Transactions Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems.

CLICK TO VIEW Accepted Authors at IndustralIoT 2017 and the papers they will present at the Conference!

Registration for IndustrialIoT 2017 is now OPEN! REGISTER HERE

If you need more information about IndustrialIot 2017, check out the official conference website.

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CN4IoT 2017 & IISSC 2017 are calling for participants

CN4IoT 2017 – 2nd EAI International Conference on Cloud, Networking for IoT Systems and IISSC 2017 – 2nd EAI International Conference on ICT Infrastructures and Services for Smart Cities will both take place in Brindisi, Italy on 20–21 April 2017.

The CN4IoT 2017 & IISSC 2017 Co-located Conferences solicit technical papers describing original, previously unpublished research, not currently under review by another conference or journal.

CN4IoT 2017

Registration is open.

Topics of interest to the Conference include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Deployment and autonomic management of densely interconnected and decentralized 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 centers.
  • 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
  • Ad-hoc Cloud services, Big Data Analytics and much more.

Check out the official conference website for more information.

IISSC 2017

Potential topics of interest, which can be investigated from different perspectives (social, organizational, technological) include, but are not limited to, the following application domains:

  • E-health
  • Agriculture and Food
  • Smart Energy & Smart Buildings
  • Mobility, Transports & Logistics
  • Environment Management and Sustainability
  • E-tourism & E-culture
  • E-education
  • E-government
  • E-inclusion
  • Urban Security
  • Compelling Experiences about smarter and sustainable cities
  • Significant activities empowering Smart Citizenships
  • Socio-Technical Systems
  • Societal impact of Smart City solutions
  • Public-private partnerships enabling Smart City Solutions
  • Successful projects and initiatives for Smart Cities

Registration and Camera-ready are open.

Check out the official conference website for more information.

Important dates:

Camera-ready deadline: 20 March 2017

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ICoSIS 2017 is calling for papers

ICoSIS 2017 – International EAI Conference on Smart and Innovative Systems  will take place in Kumasi, Ghana on 6-7 September,  2017.

The Conference will address topics such as:

  • Innovations for African Industries
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Smart and Efficient Energy Solutions
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Ad hoc Networks
  • Innovative Applications of ICT in Health Delivery
  • Wireless Sensor and Ad hoc Networks
  • Remote Sensing in Agriculture
  • Technology in Education

All accepted papers will be published by 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: EI, ISI Thomson’s Scientific and Technical Proceedings at Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).”

Accepted authors will be invited to submit extended versions of their articles to Special Issue in EAI Endorsed Transactions. More information about EAI ENDORSED TRANSACTIONS available here.

Important dates:

Full Paper Submission deadline:  24 February 2017

Notification deadline:  17 April 2017

Camera-ready deadline:  5 June 2017

Find more information about ICoSIS 2017 Conference on the official website.

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Submit your paper to IndustrialIoT 2017

IndustrialIoT 2017 – 2nd EAI International Conference on Industrial IoT Technologies and Applications will take place in Wuhu, People´s Republic of China on 25-26 March, 2017.

The aim of the conference is to stimulate interaction and convergent among researchers active in the areas of control, communications, industrial robot, industrial cloud, smart sensors and actuators, informatics, mobile computing, and security. All topics are in the context of the IndustrialIoT.

Topics of interest:

  • Efficient communication protocols for industrial IoT systems
  • Industrial cloud & industrial big data
  • Distributed control and optimization of industrial IoT systems
  • Cyber-physical approach for Industrial IoT systems
  • Industrial wireless networks for industrial IoT systems
  • Security and privacy issues in industrial IoT systems
  • Software methodology in industrial IoT systems
  • Architectures of industrial IoT systems
  • Industrial IoT applications, e.g., smart grid, smart factory, and logistics
  • WirelessHART applications in industrial IoT systems
  • Modeling, simulation and experiment for industrial

See the program of the conference at a glance HERE.

IndustrialIoT 2017 is proud to host 3 great keynote speakers: Walid Taha (Professor of Computer Science at Halmstad University and a Research Professor at the University of Houston), Ji Zhang (Reader (Equivalent to Professor in the US universities) in Computing at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ)), Min Chen (Professor in School of Computer Science and Technology at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST)).

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), ISI Thomson´s Scientific and Technical Proceedings at Web of Science, Scopus, Crossref, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI´s own EU Digital Library (EUDL). Best papers will be invited to publish also in the EAI Transactions Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems.

Important dates:

Full Paper Submission deadline:  20 November 2016  20 December 2016

Notification and Registration opens:  9 December 2016  13 January 2017

Camera-ready deadline:  12 February 2017  10 February 2017

If you need more information about IndustrialIot 2017, check out the official conference website.

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Registration for InterIot 2016 is still OPEN!

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.

InterIot 2016 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.

Read here our interview with Dr. Nathalie Mitton (Inria Research Centre) and Prof. Thomas Noel (University of Strasbourg), General Chair and Co-Chair at InterIoT 2016.

Furthermore, Prof. Manfred Hauswirth (Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems-FOKUS) will participate in the Conference as a keynote speaker, with the speech ‘Linking 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.

Click HERE to see the the final program of the Conference.

Accepted papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST). Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: Elsevier (EI), Thomson Scientific (ISI), Scopus, Crossref, Google Scholar, DBLP. Authors of the Best Papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work through the Endorsed Transactions on Mobile Communications and Applications.

CLICK TO VIEW Accepted Authors at InterIot 2016 and the papers they will present at the Conference!

For further info about InterIoT 2016, visit the official website of the conference.

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'Cloud services made security no longer a problem for few, but for all of us.'

We had a chat with Prof. Massimo Villari from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Messina in Italy about the growing ubiquty of cloud computing and connected devices, with an outlook on the future of industrial and consumer needs. He is the general chair of CN4IoT 2017, 2nd EAI International Conference on Cloud Networking for IoT Systems, which will take place in Brindisi, Italy on April 20-21, 2017. Let’s dive in.
Since it has been almost a full year since the last edition of CN4IoT, I would like to begin with taking a look back. A year can be quite a long time in technology so the question is – has there been a change in how we (both as members of the public, as well as industry) interact with cloud networks? Is it fair to say that cloud has made it closer to ubiquity?
Yes, in this domain there really is a rapid evolution that involves not only the cloud and the area of networking, but also any new device which expands Internet of Things. We are close to ubiquity because any part of the system is trying to set up an advance at another device in the environment. Right now, networking and cloud continue to be a challenge, and many telecom operators are looking for new business models in this area. It is no longer about making the connection between datacenters and the IoT, not only about networking inside of the centers, but we are moving outside of the centers, to communication between devices.
When we last spoke on the topic of cloud networking, you emphasized that for it to be a success on a massive scale, it has to be easy to use and it must have a positive impact on the lives of users. Has progress been made in that regard? Are there trends in research and development of cloud networks that really focus on user-friendliness and quality of life?
Yes. We are in the era of smart cities, smart things, smart everything, and the main aim of all these is to improve the quality of life of the citizens. If you look at the trends of the apps appearing in the market, like Airbnb, car2go, Uber, and others, they try to optimize life of each of us. And technology is going in that direction but a lot of work still has to be done.
Privacy and security is still a concern and we do hear about security breaches from time to time. Leaks from Apple’s iCloud come to mind as some of the more publicized ones. Do incidents such as these have a significant impact on attitude of a mass consumer towards cloud-based services?
Even as we are speaking, there is a big problem – Yahoo announced a security breach and loss of customer data, credentials of 500 million users. That is a huge number. The number is so huge because they are related to cloud services, which is why this is no longer a problem for few, but for all of us. The problem exists because the systems are not designed from scratch to consider such possibilities. Instead, companies are trying to build new systems on top of the original foundations – this is the reality. We need to change the model, change the approach – which of course costs a lot –  but we need to change the way we do things on the cloud because it’s quite easy to lose all data, all credentials and privacy of customers. So cloud is good, but can be bad in cases such as this one.
One could make a compelling argument that organizations, e.g. corporations or governments, have more to lose from a hypothetical security breach than an average individual. From a security standpoint and generally speaking, are organizations more reluctant to use cloud, or are their fears offset by the benefits of cloud?
To be honest, organizations really are reluctant to use cloud. Right now, I’m also working with eHealth and it’s not easy to make doctors and medical staff understand that this could be an opportunity. When incidents such as Yahoo are reported nowadays, it discourages these people from using the cloud. Again, for me, this is a challenge, but also an opportunity. What we have to do is to understand where and how to correctly use cloud. Also, if we look to networking, we find that technology is able to address this issue and provide security in cloud. Even having a good device can enhance one’s security. We need to redesign things and reach an understanding with organizations and people in charge regarding what is possible to use and what isn’t. For these purposes, I strongly believe in hybrid clouds. Every organization should have a private cloud, but also use an external one when necessary.
More than ever before, it seems that everyone we talk to stresses how their field is very reliant on interdisciplinary approaches. CN4IoT even has both cloud and IoT in its name. And IoT itself is a whole other mix of technologies. Does this interdisciplinary nature of technology complicate things?
They are not complicating anything, if you look at trends such as, for example, microservices, what is happening is we have microservices in the cloud, but we are moving towards microservices in the edge, in IoT. We are going towards some sort of homogenous system in one domain, cloud, in the network, and in the Internet of Things. I totally believe that we are discussing the same matter. This is why we started with the concept of this conference, because it affects all of us in the same way. All of us will need to understand how to make provisioning of microservices, or even to have massive datacenters where you can set up big data analytics tool like Adobe or Spark. The same common thread runs through all of these efforts, and that is trying to simplify the domain. The domain is going to be a software-defined something. Software-defined networks, software-defined IoT, software-defined datacenters, some layer that harmonizes all of it.
CN4IoT 2017 is still accepting papers! Find out more here.