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EAI International Conference on Interoperability in IoT

October 26–27, 2015 | Roma, Italy

Call for Papers

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 2015 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: DBLP, Google Scholar, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, EI Elsevier Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus, as well as ICST's own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

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 Ubiquitous Environments.

Organizing committee

  • Nathalie Mitton, Inria, general co-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 chair

Important dates

  • Full Paper Submission deadline
  • 1 June 2015 31 July 2015 (Extended deadline)
  • Notification deadline
  • 23 August 2015 1 September 2015
  • Camera-ready deadline
  • 15 September 2015
  • Start of Conference
  • 26 October 2015
  • End of Conference
  • 27 October 2015