5th workshop on Internet of Things Smart Objects and Services (IoT-SoS) – call for papers is out




Workshop on IoT-SoS: Internet of Things Smart Objects and Services


in conjunction with IEEE WoWMoM 2016

Coimbra, Portugal, June 21 – 24, 2016





The Internet of Things (IoT) is a novel paradigm which is shaping the evolution of the future Internet. According to the vision underlying the IoT, the next step in increasing the ubiquity of the Internet, after connecting people anytime and everywhere, is to connect inanimate objects. By providing objects with embedded communication capabilities and a common addressing scheme, a highly distributed and ubiquitous network of seamlessly connected heterogeneous devices is formed, which can be fully integrated into the current Internet and mobile networks, thus allowing for the development of new intelligent services available anytime, anywhere, by anyone and anything. Such a vision is also becoming known under the name of Machine-to-Machine (M2M), where the absence of human interaction in the system dynamics is further emphasized.

Many applications with high social and business impact fall under the IoT/M2M umbrella, including personal healthcare, smart grid, surveillance, home automation, intelligent transportation, while it is expected that new ones will emerge once the enabling technologies reach a stable state. At the moment, three of the most important challenges are: 1. Architectures, protocols and algorithms for an efficient interconnection of smart objects, both between themselves and with the (future) Internet. 2. The creation of value-added services in cross-domain applications, especially open and interoperable, enabled by the interconnection of things / machines / smart objects, in such a way that they can be integrated with current and new business and development processes. 3. Security, privacy and trust in the IoT applications, for ensuring that the provided services will protect the users’ data, provide guarantees that no malicious users/devices will affect the system decisions and that the IoT applications will be secure and privacy-preserving “by design”.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together practitioners and researchers from both academia and industry in order to have a forum for discussion and technical presentations on the recent advances in theory, application and implementation of the Internet of Things concept: Technologies, protocols, algorithms, and services.



We highly encourage novel and innovative previously unpublished work. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • System architectures for the IoT/M2M
  • Protocols and mechanisms for seamless IoT/M2M communications
  • Modeling and simulation of large¬scale IoT/M2M scenarios
  • Enabling standards and technologies for the IoT/M2M
  • Service platforms for IoT/M2M applications
  • Business models and processes for IoT/M2M applications
  • Energy optimization and sustainable operation of IoT/M2M devices
  • Access network issues; including mobility management, data dissemination and routing
  • Testbeds for the IoT/M2M
  • Security, privacy and Trust in the IoT/M2M context
  • Experiences with experimental IoT/M2M system prototypes and pilots
  • Novel and emerging IoT/M2M applications; including eHealth/mHealth, Smart Grid/Smart ¬ Metering, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Smart House/Neighborhood/Cities



Paper Submission:                        by March 10, 2016

Notification of Acceptance:         by April 15, 2016

Camera-ready Paper Due:           by April 29, 2016




The workshop accepts only novel, previously unpublished papers. Submissions may be up to 9 pages in length (including figures and references), formatted in two-column IEEE conference style with font size 10 point or greater. For the camera-ready (accepted) papers, authors can buy one additional page, i.e. up to 10 pages.




General Chairs:

  • Elias Tragos, FORTH-ICS, Greece
  • Rasmus Nielsen, Movimento, USA
  • Adam Kapovits, Eurescom Gmbh, Germany

TPC Chairs:

  • Stefano Iellamo, FORTH, Greece
  • Vangelis Angelakis, Linköping University, Sweden
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