Last CfP [Deadline Extension] - 8th International Conference on the Internet of Things (IoT 2018)

Last Call for Papers - Extended deadline - 15th June 2018
8th International Conference on the Internet of Things (IoT 2018) 
Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Driven by connected low-cost sensing and actuation and the large host of scientifically and economically relevant application scenarios that they enable, the Internet of Things has become a central research area with a broad reach across many fields in information technology and adjacent domains. The vision for the Internet of Things has always been the creation of complex interacting systems that allow for seamless information exchange between physical and digital objects. Thanks to the wide availability of smartphones, not only companies but also consumers are part of this networked world. This interconnectivity together with large-scale data processing, machine learning, robotics, and new fabrication techniques leads to a transfer of innovation and business patterns from the digital space into the physical world — indicating that we are at the brink of another industrial revolution.

The International Conference on Internet of Things (IoT) has become the premier gathering place where visionary, ground-breaking research in the IoT field meets leading industry experts. Since its beginnings in the year 2008, IoT has been backed by strong support from leading academic institutions as well as industry and we are happy to announce its eight iteration will take place from October 15-18th 2018 in Santa Barbara, CA, USA.

Topics of Interest

IoT 2018 solicits original, high impact research papers on all topics related to the development and social adoption of the Internet of Things – topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Architectures for IoT
- Internet of Things Architecture: Novel information architecture design on field, edge, and cloud devices; object access and networking technology; investigation of technologies that support the mobility of functions and executions across system entities.
- Web Technologies for the IoT: Web-based discovery, search, and service composition to facilitate interactions between devices on the IoT and with users.
- Integration of Physical and Virtual Artifacts and Events: Advanced object identification, classification, and localization
- Description and Discovery of IoT devices, including mobile and moving devices: Ontologies and data models for the description and discovery of mobile systems and applications, including autonomous systems and wearable, urban or sensory computing devices.

Human-Object Interactions (HOI)
- IoT Interactions: Novel methods and techniques for seamless human-to-object interactions, including Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality interactions, Tangible and Gestural Interfaces.
- Novel affordances for IoT and Smart Objects: design of novel affordance for IoT-based smart objects

Object-Object Interactions (OOI)
- Interoperability of IoT Systems: Service discovery and composition, synchronization in distributed systems, overcoming siloization of IoT systems, semantic data description frameworks.
- Object-objects Interactions: methods and protocols for co-operations and coordination among objects, social internet of things, trust among objects

Privacy/security in IoT
- Social Acceptance of IoT Systems: Data security, authentication and authorization. Privacy protection, data sharing technologies (incl. blockchain technology), tampering protection and detection in IoT systems.
- Privacy/Security/Real-Time Fault Correction: Ensure privacy across integrated and wireless IoT systems while also being resilient to attackers.

IoT applications
- Real World Applications of IoT technology: Evaluation of challenges of real world deployments of Smart Cities, Industry 4.0, Industrial Internet, and GS1 implementations, including planned deployments (e.g., in advanced Manufacturing and Logistics).
- Physical World Event Processing and Understanding: Novel data collection, deep learning, reality mining, and prediction methods based on physical world observations. This might include real-time decision making, event processing, and extracting information from large datasets.
- Internet of Things and implications for user modelling: holistic user model based on IoT-enabled data gathering, novel personalized intelligent services and applications based on user model

Submission Information

Papers have to be submitted via the EasyChair ( conference system, must be written in English and contain original material that has not been published or is currently undergoing review elsewhere. Papers should not exceed 8 pages, including figures and references. The paper layout should follow the SIGCHI Conference format. Papers are peer-reviewed by a committee of experts in the IoT field and selected based on technical novelty, integrity of the analysis, and practical relevance and impact. Accepted papers will be listed on DBLP and published via the ACM Digital Library. Cases of plagiarism or multiple submissions will be subject to disciplinary action as per ACM rules and regulations, and no-shows at the conference will result in an exclusion from the ACM Digital Library. Selected papers will be invited to extend and improve their contributions to a Special Issue of the Semantic Web Journal.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Chandra Krintz, UCSB, CA, USA

Chandra Krintz is Professor of Computer Science at UC Santa Barbara and Chief Scientist and Co-founder of AppScale Systems Inc. Prof Chandra holds M.S./Ph.D. degrees in CS from UC San Diego. Her research interests lie at the cross-section of cloud computing and programming systems and her contributions improve performance, reduce energy consumption, and simplify the use of heterogenous, distributed systems. Chandra has supervised and mentored over 60 students, published her work in a wide range of top venues, and participated in numerous outreach efforts to introduce computing to young people. Chandra’s efforts have been recognized with a NSF CAREER award, the CRA-W Anita Borg Early Career Award, and the UCSB Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award. She was also named a Cloud Computing Pioneer by Information Week and a top M2M Woman by Connected World.

Professor Manfred Hauswirth, FOKUS, Berlin, Germany

Manfred Hauswirth is the managing director (CEO) of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS) and a full professor for "Open Distributed Systems" at TU Berlin. His research is on distributed information systems, Internet of Things, stream data processing, and Linked Data. He has won several international awards for his work in these areas and is active in many scientific and political committees around digitization. He is a principal investigator in the Weizenbaum Institute, the German Internet Institute, in the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF), in the Berlin Big Data Center (BBDC) und the Helmholtz-Einstein International Berlin Research School in Data Science (HEIBRiDS). Manfred Hauswirth is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, a member of the IEEE Computer Society Conference Advisory Committee, a partner in the "Web Science Trust Network of Laboratories" (WSTNet) the speaker of Fraunhofer's "Berlin Center for Digital Transformation" as well as a member in numerous boards, committees and networks around digitization.

Important Dates

- Paper Submission: June 15, 2018 (extended deadline)
- Acceptance notice: July 18, 2018
- Camera-Ready Submission: July 30, 2018
- Early Bird Registration deadline: September 7, 2018

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