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SMARTOBJECTS 2015 : SMARTOBJECTS 2015 (MobiCom 2015 Workshop) & ACM/Springer MONE SI


When Sep 7, 2015 - Sep 7, 2015
Where Paris, France
Submission Deadline May 10, 2015
Notification Due Jun 5, 2015
Final Version Due Jun 26, 2015
Categories    smart-grid   internet of things   smart-cities   wireless

Call For Papers


September 7, 2015, Paris, France

(MobiCom 2015 Workshop)

An extended version of the accepted papers will be proposed for possible publication in the forthcoming special issue (SM 160: Special issue on experiences with the design and implementation of mobile smart objects) of the ACM/Springer Mobile Networks & Applications (MONE) Journal


Important Dates:

Paper submissions due: May 24, 2015
Notification of acceptance: June 5, 2015
Camera-ready due: June 26, 2015



Internet of Things, Smart-cities and Fog computing are representative examples of modern ICT paradigms that aim to describe a dynamic and global cooperative infrastructure built upon objects intelligence and self-configuring capabilities; these connected objects are finding their way into vehicles (smart-cars), urban areas (smart-cities) and infrastructure (smart-grid).
Objects need to be smart, with enough intelligence and sensors to perform required operations. They must be able to wirelessly communicate with other nodes or remote centre in their network, exchanging information and receiving instructions in a reliable and secure way. They must be autonomous, capable of managing the energy resources in order to extend their lifetime span. Considered objects may include everything from lightweight sensors to smart-gadgets like smartphones and wearable devices.
The increased smartness of the participating objects is crucial to solve the issues derived from the required cooperation and possibly unpredictable and intense mobility. The objects can move in many different ways, covering transportation means from (i) terrestrial, like cars or trains, to (ii) aerial like drones or planes, and (iii) underwater ships. But even static objects should be flexible enough to efficiently handle on-off patterns imposed for energy savings.
The SMARTOBJECTS workshop focuses on experiences with the design, implementation, deployment, operation and evaluation of novel communication approaches and systems for smart objects in the emerging cooperative environments. We are therefore seeking original, previously unpublished papers empirically addressing key issues and challenges in the smart objects arena.


• App concepts and technologies for different mobile platforms
• Communication between mobile devices and cars
• Communication for drone coordination
• Content Distribution
• Data collection, organization and dissemination methods
• Data replication protocols in network partitions
• Delay-tolerant aerial networks and ferrying approaches
• Deployment and field testing
• Experimental results of aerial communication testbeds
• Game, entertainment, and multimedia applications
• Human-object interaction
• Innovative services and applications for mobile devices in vehicles
• Location- and track-based services in cars
• Mobile service architectures and frameworks
• Mobility and handover management
• New application scenarios for vehicular communications
• Pervasive and ubiquitous services in cloud and IoT
• Platforms and frameworks for mobile devices
• Privacy issues and solutions
• Protocol design, testing and verification
• Security issues, architectures and solutions
• Sensor-networks in vehicles
• Sensors & Data Collection
• Smart cities and urban applications
• Solutions for sparse and dense fleets of drones/UAVs
• Swarm movement, coordination, and behaviour
• Wireless in-vehicle networks

Papers Submission Instructions:

SMARTOBJECTS invites submission of original work not previously published or under review at another conference or journal. The workshop will accept full paper, poster, and demo submissions. All submissions must be provided in PDF format, and follow the formatting guidelines of MobiCom 2015. Full papers must be no longer than 6 pages, poster and demonstration papers are limited to 2 pages; they will all appear in the proceedings. The review process is single-blinded

Organizing Commitee:

General Co-Chairs
• Pietro Manzoni, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
• Claudio E. Palazzi, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy

Steering Committee
• Luiz DaSilva, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
• Mario Gerla, UCLA, USA
• Ying-Dar Lin, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
• Pietro Manzoni, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
• Claudio E. Palazzi, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy

TPC Chair
• Armir Bujari, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy

Web & Publicity Chair
• Carlos T. Calafate, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

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