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CONET 2013 : 4th International Workshop on Networks of Cooperating Objects for Smart Cities 2013 (CONET/UBICITEC 2013)


When Apr 8, 2013 - Apr 8, 2013
Where Philadelphia, PA, USA
Submission Deadline Feb 17, 2013
Notification Due Mar 17, 2013
Final Version Due Mar 28, 2013
Categories    wireless sensor networks   distributed computing   internet of things   computer networks

Call For Papers


4th International Workshop on Networks of Cooperating Objects for Smart Cities 2013

jointly held with CPSWeek 2013

Philadelphia, PA, USA
April 8, 2013

There are three important concepts that have gained relevance over the past years. First,
the concept of classic embedded systems where the focus is on the control of physical
processes (machinery, automobiles, planes, etc.). Second, the notion of pervasive
computing (or ubiquitous computing) which foresees everyday objects having some form
of computation capacity and, in most cases, sensing and communication facilities. Third,
wireless sensor networks where small computing devices are able to sense their
environment and cooperate in order to achieve a common goal. We refer to the unified
vision of these three systems as networks of Cooperating Objects (COs).

This new vision is more powerful and has a larger scope than each of the individual
system concepts out of which it evolved. The vision of Cooperating Objects is, therefore,
quite new and needs to be understood in more detail and probably extended with inputs
from the relevant individual communities that compose it. Building on the success of the
previous CONET workshops, CONET/UBICITEC 2013 aims at providing a forum to
discuss the similarities, complementariness and advances of the areas mentioned above in
order to integrate them into single coherent systems.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Resource management of COs
- Quality-of-Service in networks of COs
- Hardware platforms for COs
- Mobile and distributed sensing
- Hybrid cooperation of static and mobile nodes
- Communication and control of mobile COs
- Distributed control and estimation over networks
- Decentralized algorithms for control over wireless sensor networks
- Decentralized, distributed, and cooperative optimization
- Applications of control of COs
- Real-time aspects of COs
- System software for COs
- Communication support for COs
- Real-world deployments of COs
- Applications of COs to body area networks
- COs in Complex Systems
- Security and Privacy in COs
- Enterprise Integration of COs
- Application of wireless sensor networks on Pervasive computing
- Closed-loop applications of pervasive computing
- IoT Technologies for Smart Cities


Papers submitted must contain original material that has neither been previously published nor is current under review by another conference or journal.
Full research papers (max 16 pages) as well as work-in-progress and position papers (max 4 pages) are welcome.
Submission should be formatted according to the Springer LNCS style.

Submissions can be made at:

Papers will be subjected of a blind review with 3 reviews per submission.
The papers accepted for presentation at the workshop will be published on and also made available to participants in electronic form, via a USB key.
We plan to organize a special issue in the Springer Series "Internet of Things: Technology, Communications and Computing" and invite selected and revised papers presented at the conference in the organized special issue.


General Co-Chairs:
- Pedro José Marron, University of Duisburg-Essen
- Stamatis Karnouskos, SAP Research

TPC Co-Chairs:
- Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria
- Jose L. Martinez Lastra, Tampere University of Technology

− Andreas Willig, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
− Anthony Rowe, Carnegie-Mellon University, USA
− Antonio Liotta, TU/e, Netherlands
− Bhaskaran Raman, IITB, India
− Carla Seatzu, University of Cagliari, Italy
− Chenyang Lu, Washington University in Saint Louis, USA
− Daniel Mosse, UPittsburgh, USA
− Gabriella Carrozza, SESM, Italy
− Gian Pietro Picco, University of Trento, Italy
− Gianluca Dini, University of Pisa, Italy
− Jean-Dominique Decotignie, CSEM and EPFL, Switzerland
− Jean-Philippe Vasseur, Cisco Systems, USA
− José Ramiro Martínez de Dios, University of Sevilla, Spain
− Kamin Whitehouse, Univ. of Virgina, USA
− Kay Römer, U. of Lubeck, Germany
− Koen Holtman, Philips Research, Netherlands
− Luca Mottola, Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Sweden
− Marco Zuniga, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
− Mélanie Bouroche, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
− Nicholas D. Lane, Microsoft Research Asia, China
− Otto Visser, SOWnet, Netherlands
− Peter Corke, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
− Raffaele Gravina, University of Calabria, Italy
− Raja Jurdak, CSIRO, Australia
− Salah Sukkarieh, University of Sydney, Australia
− Silvia Santini, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
− Stamatis Karnouskos, SAP Research, Germany
− Tarek Abdelzaher, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
− Vlado Handziski, TUB, Germany
− Xue Liu, McGill University
− Zhiyun Lin, Zhejiang University, China

Other info:
About previous editions of the CONET Workshop: Previous editions of the CONET
Workshop were held in April 2010 in Stockholm (Sweden), April 2011 in Chicago
(USA) and April 2012 in Beijing (China), always co-located with CPSWeek.
For further information, please refer to:

This workshop is organized by the Cooperating Objects Network of Excellence, funded
by the European Commission under FP7 with contract number FP7-2007-2-224053 and by UBICITEC, the European Research Center
for Ubiquitous Technologies and Smart Cities that was founded as a result of the work
performed during the CONET project.

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