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FiCloud 2020 : The 8th International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud


When Aug 24, 2020 - Aug 26, 2020
Where Rome, Italy
Submission Deadline Apr 2, 2020
Notification Due May 20, 2020
Final Version Due Jun 15, 2020
Categories    cloud   IOT   saas iaas paas

Call For Papers

----------------------Call for Papers ------------------------------------------------

The 8th International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud (FiCloud 2020)

24-26 August 2020, Rome, Itlay

Technical co-sponsorship: IEEE-CS TCI

Cloud is a modern computing platform for delivering on-demand computing services to service consumers over the Internet. Computing services include, for example, storage, memory, compute power, databases, and networking among others. Cloud services are generally provided using SaaS (Software-as-a-Service), PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) and
IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service). Unlike conventional distributed computing, cloud
offers flexibility, scalability, efficiency and elasticity in service provisioning.

The Internet of Things (IoT) provides a dynamic and global network infrastructure which is characterized by intelligent and self configuring capabilities. IoT is considered as an integral part of the future Internet. It is based on interoperable communication protocols in order to enable the interaction and integration of virtual as well as physical Things such as computers, smart devices, sensors, cars, refrigerators, food packages, medicines, etc. Things can be seamlessly integrated into the information network and interaction can be made through the provision of intelligent interfaces. In not so distant future, IoT will be forcing its way into every aspect of our lives and technologies including smart homes, smart cities, environment and nature, green energy, food, medicine, automotive, aerospace and aviation, telecommunication, and so on.

IoT is generally characterized by real world and small Things, limited capacity,
constrained devices and the consequential issues such as less reliability, security and
privacy. Cloud computing on the other hand deals mainly with virtual world and has
unlimited capabilities in terms of storage and processing power. Thus cloud and IoT are
the main complementary aspects of the future Internet. IoT can benefit from the unlimited capabilities and resources of cloud computing. Similarly, cloud can benefit from IoT by extending its scope to deal with real world things in a more distributed and dynamic manner.

The theme of this conference is to promote the state of the art in scientific and
practical research of the IoT and cloud computing. It provides a forum for bringing
together researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and public sector in an
effort to present their research work and share research and development ideas in the area of IoT and cloud computing.


1. Cloud Services Models
2. Security, Privacy and Trust
3. Software Systems, Models and Architectures
4. Blockchain in Cloud and IoT
5. Data and Knowledge Management
6. Context-aware Systems
7. Software-defined Networking
8. Performance Evaluation and Modelling
9. Networking and Communication Protocols
10. IoT Services and Applications
11. Smart Environment
12. Machine learning in Cloud and IoT
13. Energy Efficiency
14. Federation and Virtualization
15. Fog and Edge Computing
16. Industry Track
17. General Track – Future IoT and Cloud Computing

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: 12 March 2020
Authors Notification: 20 May 2020
Final Manuscript Due: 15 June 2020

Paper submission and Publication:

Authors are requested to submit papers reporting original research results and experience.

The page limit for full papers is 8 pages and for short papers is 6 pages. Papers should
be prepared using IEEE two-column template. See instructions on the conference website

All papers accepted for this conference are planned to be published in the conference
proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Service (CPS). The
proceedings will be submitted to the IEEE-Xplore and the IEEE Computer Society (CSDL)
digital libraries. The proceedings are also submitted for indexing through IEE INSPEC, EI (Compendex), Thomson ISI, and other indexing services.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for special issues in international journals (see conference website).

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