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M4IoT 2017 : Workshop on Middleware and Applications for the Internet of Things


When Dec 11, 2017 - Dec 15, 2017
Where Las Vegas, USA
Submission Deadline Sep 4, 2017
Notification Due Sep 28, 2017
Final Version Due Oct 15, 2017

Call For Papers

The Internet of Things (IoT) is creating new services and applications across various domains, including smart grids, intelligent transportation, healthcare, smart homes, and energy management. As a consequence, a complex ecosystem of interconnected applications, services, as well as physical and virtual devices emerges. In this ecosystem, enabled by corresponding middleware, devices share contextual data or receive control commands; services consume, process, and/or provide data; and applications leverage services and devices to fulfill users’ needs. This workshop focuses on two fundamental components in such ecosystems: the middleware that enables composition of applications, services, and devices; and the applications built on top of such middleware. Central topics of interest include the architecture of these components, how they process data, how they communicate with one another, and the process of how they are designed, implemented, and operated.

Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Abstractions and API composition for IoT applications
Design and specify views, abstractions and APIs for IoT applications, sensors and devices
Middleware concepts enabling end users to interconnect devices and applications (e.g., via APIs)
Architectural concerns for building IoT applications
Integration of IoT devices and cloud resources as well as ensuing interaction patterns
Composition and interoperability of IoT services
Software engineering for IoT applications
Development methodologies, tools, and experience
Speed of prototyping and ease of deployment of user-programmable content
Services and infrastructure for IoT applications
Services on the cloud and the edge for the IoT
Data management for the IoT
Design of IoT platforms and experience of using IoT platforms (e.g., FIWARE)
Distribution of services and applications over sensors, mobile devices, edge, fog, and cloud resources
Semantic web services for the IoT
Discovery and capability matching services
Simulated IoT infrastructure and testbeds
Processing paradigms and services
Stream processing and distributed event-based systems
Complex event processing for the IoT
Intelligent data transformation services
Quality aspects
Security and privacy
Quality of context capabilities
Access control, especially in systems spanning multiple administrative domains
System-wide quality concerns such as performance, availability, and fault-tolerance

M4IoT 2017 seeks two kinds of paper submissions:

6-page research papers. They should clearly demonstrate how a concrete research challenge is solved in a novel way.
4-page experience reports. They should report on practical experiences as well as clearly identify concrete research challenges that were encountered.
Please indicate the respective paper type on the title page of your submission.

Papers should describe original work (not submitted or published elsewhere) and be not more than six pages in length, including the abstract, all figures, tables, and references.

All papers should follow ACM formatting instructions, specifically the ACM SIG Proceedings Standard Style. The author kit containing the templates for the required style can be found here.

Along with the paper, you are encouraged to submit additional material (e.g., a link to a YouTube video) on a separate page which will not be published as part of the proceedings. We will later add the link to the submission site.

Papers must be submitted in PDF format via the submission site:

All accepted and presented papers will appear in a Middleware 2017 companion proceedings, which will be available in the ACM Digital Library.

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