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CTS-IOT 2015 : The Third International Workshop on Internet of Things, Machine to Machine and Smart Services Applications


When Jun 1, 2015 - Jun 5, 2015
Where Atlanta, GA, USA
Submission Deadline Feb 17, 2015
Notification Due Mar 6, 2015
Final Version Due Mar 23, 2015
Categories    IOT   internet of things   mobile   sensor

Call For Papers

The Third International Workshop on Internet of Things, Machine to Machine and Smart Services Applications
(IoT 2015)

Call for Papers and Participation

As part of
The 2015 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2015)

June 01-05, 2015
The Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP

Extended Submission Deadline: February 17, 2015

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters

With the recent advancements in mobility, cloud computing, video and data centers, support of Internet of Things (IoT), Machine to Machine (M2M) as well as service and network management applications and algorithms are more important than ever. The number of devices connected to the internet has already surpassed 8 billion and is expected to reach 50 billion in 2020. IoT, service and network management systems and M2M protocols are becoming more complex due to the interconnection between different technologies and architectures across various software platforms. No single technology or architecture will be able to smoothly interface such complex systems into a unified network of all networks. New applications will be supported by these complex systems through hierarchical middleware software platforms. These services will no longer be independent static sources of content, but instead will have intelligent software to adapt those sources to varying network conditions, technologies, and platforms. This will be achieved through another intelligent layer of cognitive middleware, capable of interfacing these services to the underlying network technologies. New services must receive information about the network and adaptively tune their transport parameters, as well as bit-rates according to the underlying networking conditions/technologies. New services and contents will need to understand networking traffic parameters, and react accordingly in order to maintain uninterrupted traffic flows across the network and avoid ill-conditioned behaviors.

The scope of this workshop is to address the research and development efforts of the aforementioned issues in the area of Internet of Things applications, Machine to Machine protocols and systems, intelligent service and network management for next generation networks. This includes services for collaboration among multiple entities and users in composite, integrated, and federated settings. In particular, we are interested in papers dealing with the state-of-the-art design and analysis, implementation and experimental results of cognitive and intelligent software agents/services and applications as well as novel architectures for intelligent content delivery.

The IoT Workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following:
Service and Network Management Applications, Systems and Algorithms
Composite and Federated Services
Services Integration
Services Value Chain Collaboration (Inter- and Intra-Enterprise)
Design and Development Methodologies for user-centered IoT
Extended Business Collaboration Models
Collaboration Constructs and Exchange Protocols
Collaboration Resources and Services
Services Publishing and Discovery
Programmable Services Interfaces
Enterprise Modeling and Management
Services Performance Evaluation, Models and Optimization
Services Lifecycle (Planning, Implementation, Delivery, Operation, Management, etc.)
Application Services and Standards
Smart Technologies and Services for Could Computing, Mobility, Video and Data Centers
Cloud Based Internet of Things
Fog Computing
Applications in Smart Grids
Energy-efficient Devices and Architectures
Energy Harvesting Network Design
Communication Protocol Suites for Energy Constrained Devices
Middleware for Heterogeneous Sensors, Devices and Protocols
Smart Software Agents and Clients
Smart Data Collection Systems
Smart Data Analysis and Validation Algorithms
Data management in the Internet of Things
Smart Services and Applications
Smart Wireless Access (e.g., 802.16 WiMax)
M2M Communication and Collaboration
Novel Architectures for Intelligent Content Delivery
Adaptive QoS Provisioning Issues
Traffic Management and Control
Experimental Test-beds and Results
Intelligent Algorithms
Multicast Support
Human-Device Interactions in IoT
Service-aware Congestion and Traffic Control Protocols
Security and Privacy Issues in IoT
Smart electricity appliances in Smart Homes networks
Cyber Security and Privacy of smart appliance data
Smart Electric Vehicles (Internet of Mobile Things, IoMT)
Case Studies

You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to Internet of Things, M2M, intelligent services and network management for next generation networks. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submission should include a cover page with the authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 400 words. The full manuscript should be at most 8 pages using the two-column IEEE format. Additional pages will be charged an additional fee. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for the posters submission details) will also be accepted for submission. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript via the Workshop link at If the submission is for a short paper, a poster paper, or a poster, please indicate that on the manuscript as well.

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the Workshop link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, technical clarity and presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop.

Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2015 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings are expected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed by major indexing services accordingly.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the workshop organizers.

Extended Paper Submissions: ------------------------ February 17, 2015
Acceptance Notification: ------------------------------ March 06, 2015
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: ------- March 23, 2015
Conference Dates: ------------------------------------- June 01-05, 2015

Glenn A. Fink
Secure Cyber Systems Group
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, USA
Phone: +1 509-375-3994

Ryan LaMothe
Visual Analytics Group
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, USA
Phone: +1 509-371-6424

International Program Committee:
All submitted papers will be reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2015.
Ejaz Ahmed, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Constantinos Marios Angelopoulis, U. of Patras and CTI, Greece
Ana M. Bernardos, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Nik Bessis, University of Derby, U.K.
Satish Chikkagoudar, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, USA
Michael Crouse, Harvard University, MA, USA
Ciprian Dobre, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Romania
Errin Fulp, Wake Forest University, Raleigh-Durham, NC, USA
Jereme Haack, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, USA
Antonio Jara, University of Murcia, Spain
Jiong Jin, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Xin Jin, The University of Hong Kong and Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA
Mark Jones, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, WA, USA
David Manz, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, USA
Megan Olsen, Loyola University Baltimore, MD, USA
Masood Parvania, Arizona State University, AZ, USA
Antonio Puliafito, DICIEAMA - University of Messina, Italy
Luis Sanchez, University of Cantabria, Spain
Antonio Sanfilippo, Qatar Environment & Energy Research Institute, Qatar
Houbing Song, West Virginia University, WV, USA
Yunsheng Wang, Kettering University, MI, USA
Dimitri Zarzhitsky, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Seattle, WA, USA
Daqiang Zhang, Tongji University, China

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs.

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