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I4T 2016 : 1st International Workshop on Interoperability, Integration, and Interconnection of Internet of Things Systems (I4T 2016)


When Apr 4, 2016 - Apr 6, 2016
Where Berlin, Germany
Submission Deadline Dec 1, 2015
Notification Due Jan 15, 2016
Final Version Due Jan 31, 2016
Categories    internet of things   computer networks   distributed computing   future internet

Call For Papers


1st International Workshop on Interoperability, Integration, and Interconnection of Internet of Things Systems (I4T)

jointly held with

IOTDI - 1st IEEE International Conference on Internet-of-Things Design and Implementation
April 4-6, 2016, Berlin, Germany

While still in his infancy, the IoT domain already lists a number of solutions implemented, ranging from devices to platforms. However, the heterogeneity at all levels of those solutions is preventing different systems to interoperate effectively, despite significant efforts in the development of a unique reference standard for IoT systems technology. The situation is likely to worsen in the near future, as lack of interoperability causes major technological and business-oriented issues such as impossibility to plug non-interoperable IoT devices into heterogeneous IoT platforms, impossibility to develop IoT applications exploiting multiple platforms in homogeneous and/or cross domains, slowness of IoT technology introduction at large-scale, discouragement in adopting IoT technology, increase of costs, scarce reusability of technical solutions, and user dissatisfaction. This Workshop aims at investigating such lack of interoperability in the IoT realm by welcoming paper submissions providing innovative research as well as technical contributions on providing solutions to interoperability, integration, and interconnection of heterogeneous IoT systems, at any level.

Areas of Interest
- Definition of interoperable and open IoT architectures
- Service Virtualization in the IoT
- Integration methods for heterogeneous IoT platforms
- Interconnection of heterogeneous IoT devices
- Interoperable and open Big Data models for IoT
- Matching non-interoperable IoT ontologies and semantics
- Security, privacy and trust in IoT systems integration
- Interoperability use cases in IoT application domains (m-Health, transportation and logistics, smart factory, smart grid) and cross-domain
- Standard interoperability mechanisms for the IoT

Workshop Chairs
Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria (Italy),
Carlos E. Palau, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (Spain),
Antonio Liotta, Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands),
Marco Manso, Rinicom (UK),

Publicity Chairs
Alessandro Bassi, Alessandro Bassi Consulting (France)
Raffaele Gravina, University of Calabria (Italy)

Steering Committee
Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria (Italy)
Carlos E. Palau, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (Spain)
Antonio Liotta, Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands)
Maria Ganzha, Systems Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland)
Marco Manso, Rinicom (UK)
Frans Gevers, Neways Electronics (Netherlands)
Alessandro Bassi, Alessandro Bassi Consulting (France)
Giovanna Larini, Telecom Italia (Italy)
Miguel Llop, Valencia Port (Spain)
Mengchou Zhou, New Jersey Institute of Technology (USA)
Weiming Shen, National Research Council of Canada (Canada)
Wenfeng Li, Wuhan University of Technology (China)

International Program Committee (TBC)
- Carlo Aldera, Telecom Italia (IT)
- Gianluca Aloi, University of Calabria (IT)
- Fabio D'Ercoli, Telecom Italia (IT)
- George Exarchakos, Eindhoven University of Technology (NL)
- Pablo GimÇnez Salazar, Valencia Port Foundation (ES)
- Antonio Guerrieri, University of Calabria (IT)
- Xiaoli Jiang, Delft University of Technology (NL)
- Decebal C. Mocanu, Eindhoven University of Technology (NL)
- Benjamin Molina, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (ES)
- Eneko Olivares, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (ES)
- Pasquale Pace, University of Calabria (IT)
- Marcin Paprzycki, SRIPAS (PL)
- Wies?aw Paw?owski, University of Gdansk (PL)
- Harry Roewen, Neways Electronics (NL)
- Ron Schram, Neways Electronics (NL)
- Giandomenico Spezzano, ICAR-CNR (IT)
- Qiang Wang, Wuhan University of Technology (PRC)

Web Site

Submission Guidelines
Original work must be submitted that is not published or under submission elsewhere. Manuscripts may not exceed twelve (12) single-spaced double-column pages using 10-point size font on 8.5x11? pages (IEEE conference style:, including figures, tables, references, and appendices. The submission link is:

Review Process and Publication
All original submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed. Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, presentation, quality, interest and relevance to workshop scope. We also welcome papers reporting on industrial deployment experiences, case studies, and lessons learned. After review, some submissions may be offered to be published as short papers (six pages). Accepted papers will be part of the IoTDI 2016 proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing.

Journal Special Issue
Selected papers presented at the conference will be invited to a special issue organized in a premier International Journal (with SCI Index) that is under selection and/or in the Springer Series on Internet of Things.

Important Dates
December 1, 2015: Submission Deadline.
January 15, 2016: Acceptance/Rejection Notification.
January 31, 2016: Final camera-ready papers.
April 4, 2016: Workshop Takes Place.

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