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InterIoT 2016 : 2nd EAI International Conference on Interoperability in IoT


When Oct 26, 2016 - Oct 28, 2016
Where Paris, France
Submission Deadline Jun 19, 2016
Notification Due Jul 8, 2016
Final Version Due Jul 29, 2016
Categories    IOT   interoperability

Call For Papers

IoT is an emerging concept that involves a larger and larger number of heterogeneous smart everyday-life objects. They enable a large scope of new applications that require all these objects to communicate, to interact, to share data and processes. All these objects have popped up from there to there, using their own communication means, OS or language. A key open issue to realize the full capacity of such concept is thus interoperability. How to make them fully compliant? This conference will present some current research and open issues in interoperability in IoT, ranging from virtualization to standardization.

After some market consolidation happening mostly between 2011 and 2013, IoT products are now hitting the market across all segments: consumer (wearables, home automation), commercial (HVAC, parking) and industrial (industrial process control, supervision). Often driven by the fear to “fall behind”, small and large companies push their engineering teams to productize solutions quickly. If those companies choose to implement standards-based products, the compliance testing, interoperation testing and labeling of their product may take over a year, which is often unacceptable giving todays rush-to-market. Companies therefore often go for in-house proprietary solutions, which can be developed and tested much faster.

The result is that the market is highly fragmented: a large number of non-interoperable solutions are being installed, eventually leading to increased cost, inefficiencies, customer frustration, and a rate of adoption of the IoT much slower than the numbers touted by analysts. The market is now at a state where we need to think about interoperability. What does it take to make different IoT solutions seamlessly integrate with one another? Are there architectures and tools one could develop to speed up interoperability testing? If interoperability isn’t feasible or desired, can we at least build in mechanisms for different product to coexist?

The goal of this conference is to bring together practicing engineers and advanced researchers to share the state-of-the-art around interoperability in the IoT, analyse what is needed, and identify the work that lies ahead to increase the number of interoperable IoT products.

* Conference Topics:
The International Conference on Interoperability in IoT solicits original contributions in, but not limited to, the following topical areas:

- coexistence and interoperability
- experimental results on interoperability
- standardization activities around interoperability
- novel protocols and techniques which favor interoperability
- studies on interoperability between different protocols, hardware and technologies
- gap analysis on interoperability
- architectures enabling interoperability, virtualization
- novel architectures for interoperability testing
- tools and testbeds to support interoperability testing
- open-source projects around interoperability in IoT
- interoperability between different IoT implementations
- survey on interoperability and heterogeneity in IoT infrastructures

* Best Paper Award:
The program committee will select one of the accepted papers as the "InterIoT 2016 Best Paper Award". The winner(s) will be announced during the conference.

* Publication:
Accepted papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST). The proceedings will be available both in book form and via the SpringerLink digital library, which is one of the largest digital libraries online and covers a variety of scientific disciplines.

The proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: Elsevier (EI), Thomson Scientific (ISI), Scopus, Crossref, Google Scholar, DBLP.

The authors of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work through one of the following EAI endorsed publications: EAI Endorsed Transactions on Mobile Communications and Applications.

* Organizing committee:
- Nathalie Mitton, Inria, General Chair
- Thomas Noel, University of Strasbourg, General Co-Chair
- Thomas Watteyne, Inria, Technical Program Committee (TPC) Chair
- Miguel Elias Mitre Campista, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Web and Publicity and Social Media Chair

* Important dates:
- Full Paper Submission Deadline: Sunday, 19 June 2016
- Notification Deadline: Friday, 8 July 2016
- Camera-ready Deadline: Friday, 29 July 2016
- Start of Conference: Wednesday, 26 October 2016
- End of Conference: Friday, 28 October 2016

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