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FITS 2009 : International Workshop on the Future Internet of Things and Services - Embedded Web Services for Pervasive Devices


When Sep 1, 2009 - Sep 1, 2009
Where Berlin
Submission Deadline Aug 3, 2009
Notification Due Aug 17, 2009
Final Version Due Aug 25, 2009
Categories    communications   networking   embedded systems   sensor networks

Call For Papers

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International Workshop on the Future Internet of Things and Services - Embedded Web Services for Pervasive Devices (
held in conjunction with FIS2009 (

Berlin, Germany, September 1st-3rd, 2009

Paper submission deadline: August 3rd, 2009


The Future Internet of Things aims at providing pervasiveness of the Internet by integrating smart embedded devices into every day’s life processes. This leads to a highly distributed network of devices communicating with human beings as well as other devices. With the increase of heterogeneity, it becomes very difficult to insure interactions with devices in a unified manner. Enabling seamless convergence and interoperability of heterogeneous devices will be one of the key factors to the success of the Future Internet of Things.

Moreover the Future Internet requires intelligent interaction with the environment leading to the emergence of wireless sensor networks connected to the Internet. There is a need for those networks to provide their information in an interpretable form and to reduce the complexity of accessing sensor services for applications or other systems.

The challenge lies in developing and selecting the right software frameworks, architectures, and protocols to publish embedded services via the Internet. Web technologies have been used to provide an interface to distributed services. This approach and the need for adaptable interfaces asks for service oriented middleware approaches providing common base functionality for service interaction and communication such as interface description languages, and marshalling mechanisms. In addition, middleware solutions for embedded systems need to monitor, and manage quality of service aspects, such as response time, resource consumption, throughput, availability, reliability and security.

While web services being a standard and widely adopted technology for the standard Internet, embedded systems as the worker nodes for the Internet of Things need to catch up in utilizing these technologies. Embedded distributed systems can implement service oriented architectures as a promising approach to solve the complexity of distributed embedded applications and propagate web services as a cross-domain technology. Wireless sensor/actor networks, where the sensors are connected to and controlled by embedded systems may benefit from this approach, where services encapsulate the functionality and provide unified access to the functionality of the system through a middleware layer.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together industrial or academic researchers and developers interested in connecting limited embedded (web) services and/or sensor networks with the Internet in order to build the Internet of Things. Through paper presentations and discussions, this workshop will contribute to the exchange of knowledge and ideas, dissemination of results about completed and on-going research projects, as well as identification and analysis of remaining open research issues.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Architectural Issues in Future Internet of Things
* Real world applications and scenarios for embedded web services
* Interoperability of heterogeneous systems
* Event-driven SOAs & Device-centric SOA
* Service creation, deployment, life cycle management
* Tool support for service creation, validation and testing
* Enterprise application integration
* Protocols for efficient message transmission to embedded devices
* Web services and Middleware for embedded environments
* SOA-based integration of IT systems in the healthcare enterprise
* Web services executing in mobile or pervasive environments
* Distributed sensor networks for remote monitoring and surveillance
* Web services for field bus systems

Submission Instructions

Papers have to be submitted electronically, through the EasyChairSystem:

Papers should be written in English and should be no more than 6 pages for full papers and 4 pages for short papers (font Times 11pt). Authors are requested to follow the LNCS Style. The first page should contain the title of the paper, names and addresses of all authors (including e-mail), an abstract (100-150 words) and a list of keywords. Submissions should describe original research. Papers accepted for presentation at FITS 2009 cannot be presented or have been presented at another meeting with publicly available published proceedings. Papers that are being submitted to other conferences must indicate this on the title page, as must papers that contain significant overlap with previously published work. Over lengthy or late submissions will be rejected without review. Notification of receipt and acceptance of papers will be sent to the first author.

Please also see the workshop website:

Important Dates:

* Workshop paper submission deadline: August 1, 2009
* Notification of acceptance: August 17, 2009
* Camera ready proceedings: August 25, 2009
* Workshop day: September 1, 2009

Program Co-Chairs:

* Vania CONAN

Dr. Conan is head of Advanced Studies laboratory in Thales Communications, Colombes, France. He received his Engineering Degree and PhD in Computer Science from Ecole des Mines de Paris, France, and a Masters Degree in Artificial Intelligence from Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris. Since then, he has been managing research projects at national and European levels (FP5, FP6 IST programmes, ITEA Eureka cluster and French ANR). His current research topics cover wireless and ad hoc networks, from a software and IP protocol perspective.

* Christian Wietfeld

Prof. Dr. Wietfeld is head of the Communication Networks Institute of TU Dortmund, University. He has a background in communications networks research and product development at RWTH Aachen and Siemens AG. He held the position of a Director Product Line Management at Siemens Communications and served two years in the Board of Directors of the international industry consortium WAP Forum resp. OMA (Open Mobile Alliance). His research work on the design and performance evaluation of wireless communication architectures, protocols and services is published in numerous conference papers, book chapters, contributions to standardisation (ITUT/3GPP/ETSI/OMA/CEN) and patents. He completed management programmes at U.S. business schools (Kellogg/ Chicago and Babson/Boston).

* Peter Marwedel

Prof. Dr Marwedel is the head of UniDo/ES. His experience covers a wide range of topics in embedded systems. In 2003, he published a very influential text book on embedded system design which is setting standards worldwide. In the same year, he received the teaching award of his University. He is also heading the local technology transfer centre ICD. ICD is in charge of transforming research results into industrial products. ICD has designed several simulators, compilers and debuggers for industrial customers.
TPC Chair:

* Stefan Michaelis,

TPC Vice Chair:

* Damien Lavaux,

Publicity Chair:

* Jens Schmutzler,

Workshop Program Committee (alphabetical order):

* Alejandro Alonso (Universidad Politecnic Madrid)
* Christopher Foley (Waterford Institute of Technology)
* Damien Lavaux (Thales Communications)
* Akos Levay (Applied Logic Laboratories)
* Stefan Michaelis (PRO DV Software AG)
* Gemma Power (Waterford Institute of Technology)
* Emilio Salazar (Universidad Politecnic Madrid)
* Jens Schmutzler (CNI, Technische Universität Dortmund, University)
* Constantin Timm (ESG, Technische Universität Dortmund, University)

Please send an e-mail to TPC vice-chair, the publicity chair or visit the workshop website at for further information.

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