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IoT4Emergency 2020 : Internet of Things for Emergency Management


When Oct 6, 2020 - Oct 6, 2020
Where Malmo, Sweden
Submission Deadline Sep 1, 2020
Notification Due Sep 21, 2020
Final Version Due Oct 1, 2020
Categories    IOT   emergency   disaster   computer science

Call For Papers

Dear Friends and Colleagues.
Do you work at the intersection of IOT and emergency management? If so please consider submitting a paper to our workshop.
The first international workshop on Internet of Things for Emergency Management (IoT4Emergency) will be held in Malmö, Sweden on October 6, 2020. The workshop is hosted by Malmö University, collocated with IoT2020.
IoT4Emergency aims to bring together academics and practitioners who use information and communication technologies to design emergency services. The accepted and presented papers will be published in the IoT2020 Conference Companion Proceedings, which will be indexed in ACM Digital Library.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has changed our approach to safety systems by connecting sensors and providing real-time data to managers and endangered people in emergencies, such as fires, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, and even overcrowding. Furthermore, the recent situation regarding COVID-19 presents an unprecedented and extended emergency impacting humans’ social and economic life. IoT4Emergency is a venue to gather researchers and practitioners who use information and communication technologies to address issues that happen before, during, and after an emergency.
Submission Guidelines
IoT4Emergency seeks the following types of papers: original technical papers, industry papers, position papers, or practical case studies of no more than 8 pages.
Authors should consult ACM authors’ guidelines ( and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or Microsoft Word, for the preparation of their papers. All submitted papers will undergo a rigorous peer-review process. Papers will be selected based on originality, quality, soundness, and relevance. All contributions must be original, not published, accepted, or submitted for publication elsewhere.
Submission deadline: 1st September
Notification: 21st September
Camera-ready: 1st October
Contributions should be submitted before the submission deadline using the online submission site:
List of Topics
The workshop covers all areas of emergency management that use the Internet of Things, cyber-physical systems, and pervasive computing. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- IoT-based hardware and software infrastructures for emergency handling
- Sensing, networking, processing, and actuation for emergency management
- IoT-based collaborative working during COVID-19
- Social distancing systems for COVID-19
- Humans (people, emergency managers, developers, firefighters, etc) in IoT systems
- IoT-based emergency situational awareness
- Disaster communication infrastructures, technologies, and services
- IoT decision support technologies
- IoT-based microservices design for emergency
- IoT-related HCI for disaster preparation
- Self-adaptation and self-adaptive architectures for disaster
- Quality of Software-oriented disaster management IoT systems
- IoT and social-behavioral analysis of endangered people
- Big data processing for hazards
- IoT-robotics systems for disaster handling
- Remote sensing and cyber-physical systems
- Wireless networks based solutions for disaster management
- IoT-based modeling and simulation for crisis and disaster situations
- Prediction and early warning systems
- Crowd and queue management systems
- Emergency traffic management systems
- Real-world applications and field studies
- Indoor/outdoor emergency evacuation
Organizing committee
Henry Muccini (University of L’Aquila, Italy)
Julie Dugdale (University Grenoble Alps, France)
Mahyar T. Moghaddam (University of L’Aquila, Italy – INRIA Grenoble, France)
All accepted papers will appear in the conference companion proceedings indexed by ACM. At least one author of an accepted contribution is required to register, present the work, and participate during the discussions at the workshop.
The conference was planned to be held in Malmö; but due to the Covid-19 Situation, it will be going virtual this year.

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