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IoT4SAFE 2020 : 1st International Workshop on IoT Infrastructures for Safety in Pervasive Environments


When May 31, 2020 - Jun 1, 2020
Where Heraklion, Crete
Submission Deadline Feb 28, 2020

Call For Papers

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IoT4SAFE: 1st International Workshop on IoT Infrastructures for Safety in Pervasive Environments, in conjunction with the 17th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2020) to be held at Aldemar Knossos Royal & Royal Villa, Heraklion Crete, Greece May 31- June 1, 2020.

- Paper submission deadline: February 28, 2020
- Notifications: March 27, 2020
- Camera ready version: April 10, 2020
- Workshop day: May 31 / June 1, 2020 (the exact date to be announced)

Internet of Things (IoT) platforms have received a significant amount of attention due to the simplicity and efficiency they bring in creating business value, linking the IoT endpoints to applications and analytics. They are essentially the linchpin in a holistic IoT solution because they enable data generated at endpoints to be collected and analysed, spawning the growth of big data analytics and applications. The rapid increase in the number of network-enabled devices and sensors deployed in physical environments, enriched with information processing capabilities, has allowed the interconnection of people, processes, data and devices, offering enormous potential across many sectors. The large societal and personal impact of pervasive, mobile and interconnected entities in the web, is already apparent in health, smart factories and cities, security, environmental, agriculture and retail applications. For example, in smart cities, IoT technologies are used from collecting and interrogating city-center parking metrics, to the use of so-called smart street lighting to generate efficiencies. One of the most compelling, however, use case is the technology’s use in a safety context. In this context, the challenge is to use humans and devices interchangeably to achieve operational goals and respond to emergency situations, such as natural disasters, vandalisms or missing people in overcrowded places. At the same time, pervasive technologies and eHealth systems seem to offer a promising solution for accessible and affordable self-management of health problems, both in living and working environments. Wearable devices and ambient sensors can be transformed into meaningful lifestyle and work-style monitoring tools, extracting personalised partners and detecting problematic situations to foster a healthy and safe home and working environments.

IoT4SAFE provides the opportunity to discuss specific research and technical topics in applying IoT technologies in pervasive environments, with a special emphasis on safety in high-risk environments, such as in the healthcare domain (home care and occupational health), public events, food supply chain, energy industries, intelligent transportation, and building & infrastructure management. The main objective is to stimulate and foster active exchange and interaction on formal ontologies for the semantic enrichment, representation and linking of sensor data, events and resources, context-aware and real-time discovery, reasoning, interpretation and composition of data sources for building high-level applications.

Participants are invited to submit regular and work-in-progress research, discussion papers and industrial experience reports in fields related but not limited to the following topics:
- Public safety and mobile applications
- IoT for safety in Smart Cities
- IoT solutions for improving the effectiveness of emergency response systems
- Smart environments and occupational safety
- Occupational Risk Management and IoT
- Smart Homes and Smart Caring Environments
- Semantic interoperability in IoT platforms, sensors, mobile and wearable devices
- Internet of Things Platforms for improving Safety in Public Places (Smart Cities, e-health)
- Cybersecurity in Public Environments
- Data Fusion and semantically-enriched situation awareness
- Advanced Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Approaches for Public Safety Use Cases
- Multi-Sensor Systems for Automated Data Collection in Public Environments
- Forensics, Security, Safety and Privacy in eHealth and IoT

We seek research papers with a length of up to 10 pages for long and 6 pages for short papers. All papers must represent original and unpublished work that is not currently under review. Papers will be evaluated according to their significance, originality, technical content, style, clarity, and relevance to the workshop.

Submissions must adhere to the Springer LNCS format and be made through the EasyChair conference system (

At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to attend the workshop. Workshop attendees must register for the workshop as well as for the main conference days.

Accepted papers will be published in a CEUR-WS volume. The best paper may be included in the supplementary proceedings of ESWC 2020, which will appear in the Springer LNCS series.

- Angelos Chatzimichail, Information Technologies Institute, Centre for Research and Technology - Hellas, Greece,
- Michail Feidakis, Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, University of West Attica, Greece,
- Babak Akhgar, Director of CENTRIC, Sheffield Hallam University, UK,
- Georgios Meditskos, Information Technologies Institute, Centre for Research and Technology - Hellas, Greece,
- Stefanos Vrochidis, Information Technologies Institute, Centre for Research and Technology - Hellas, Greece,

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