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2nd EAI International Conference on IoT as a Service

October 26–27, 2015 | Rome, Italy

Call for papers

 

The Internet of Wearable Things (IoWT) workshop is the first workshop that is aimed at focusing on wearable-computing and its intersection with the IoT for the creation of innovative enterprise solutions. The workshop will be hosted by the 2nd EAI International Conference on IoT as a Service (IoTaaS) conference (http://iotaas.org/2015/show/home) that will be co-located with the IoT360 Summit (http://iot-360.eu/2015/). We invite both researchers and practitioners interested in wearable-computing based enterprise applications, including also the interesting interplay between this emerging field and the more mature mobile and ubiquitous computing. The blending together of these capabilities enables the creation of new solutions allowing a rich collection of data sources, a more intimate and timely interaction with the user, and high level of situational awareness. This can possibly be the basis for newly created business services. From the scientific point of view, the enablement of new wearable-based solutions requires synergy among multiple disciplines, such as Machine Learning, Signal Processing, Human-Computer Interaction, Data and Knowledge Representation, Information Visualization, Computational Neurosciences, and Education. From the practical point of view, it is critical to not only study the theoretical foundations but also accumulate and generalize the knowledge that is gathered by industry in building corresponding technological infrastructures, methods, and tools to ease the development and operation of wearable-centric solutions across different markets (e.g., wellness & healthcare, banking, insurance, security & safety, transportation).

In this workshop, we invite researchers and practitioners from the corresponding fields to submit papers that investigate the different perspectives underlying the most recent advances pertaining to the intersection between wearable-enabled computing and the IoT, with a focus on enabling enterprise innovation. We aim at discussing the current state of ongoing research, novel approaches, with intention to also provide a stimulating focused platform for sharing practical experiences and business models (e.g., bring your own wearable device).

 

The list of topics that is relevant to the Internet of Wearable Things includes, but is not limited to:

-    Wearable and ubiquitous computing

-    Wearable-computing delivery platforms for the enterprise

-    Wearables and nearables as-a service

-    Wearable data analytics for multiple / parallel / massive data streams

-    Human-activity recognition

-    Human-behavior / capability augmentation

-    Gesture and pattern detection

-    Brain-computer interaction

-    Multi-modal / multi-sensory / immersive interactions

-    Body-worn sensors, cameras, head-mounted displays

-    Semantic integration of multiple data streams

-    Body-worn device advances

-    Wearable-based enterprise applications and services

-    Mobile back-end as-a hub/gateway

-    Low-power / energy efficient computing

-    Wearable technology adoption and business models

-    Wearable-computing related API economy / standards / protocols / best-practices

-    Sensor networks, mesh, BANs, and ad-hoc computing

 

Accepted workshop papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings. Best workshop paper publications may be included in various Transactions or other journals.

 

Paper submission

Papers should be up to 8 pages in length. All submissions must be formatted using the Springer LNICST Authors' Kit (details on http://iotaas.org/2015/show/authors-kit) and submitted via the EAI Confy system. All submitted papers will be reviewed by the workshop Program Committee. Accepted papers may be published online at the conference web site. Submission implies that at least one author will register and attend the conference if the paper is accepted.

 

Key Dates

•    Workshop papers submission deadline: 1 Sept. 2015

•    Workshop papers notification deadline: 16 Sept. 2015

•    Workshop camera-ready papers deadline: 22 Sept. 2015

•    Workshop: 26 October 2015

 

Program Co-Chairs

•    Lior Limonad , IBM Research

•    Joel Lanir , University of Haifa

•    Massimo Mecella , Sapienza Università di Roma

 

Organizers biographies

 

Lior Limonad is a research staff member in the Smart Wearable and IoT Solutions group at the IBM Research Lab in Haifa, and a former coordinator of the Artifact-Centric Service Interoperability (ACSI) EU project. Most recently he is the principal investigator for the development of wearable-enabled applications for the domains of workplace safety and elder assisted living. He holds a PhD in Management Information Systems (2013) from the University of British Columbia, Canada. His doctoral research is in the domain of Business Control and its integration with business process modeling. His general interests are in the areas of systems analysis and design, conceptual modeling, ontological applications to information systems, and software engineering.

 

Joel Lanir is a lecturer and faculty member at the Information Systems department at the University of Haifa where he heads the Human-Computer Interaction lab. Joel research interests lie in the general fields of Human-Computer Interaction and Information Visualization. More specifically, Joel’s work deals with context-aware mobile and ubiquitous computing. In the last five years, Joel is involved in the PIL project, a collaboration between FBK-irst, Trento and the University of Haifa dealing with the development and evaluation of novel mobile technologies in the museum environment.

 

Massimo Mecella has been recently appointed as Associate Professor in Sapienza Università di Roma. His main research interests include Service Oriented Computing, process management, CPSs and IoT, User-centered Design (UCD) for complex software systems, software architectures, distributed technologies and middleware, CIS - Cooperative Information Systems and WWW-based information systems, software engineering. The previous topics are challenged in the application domains of eGovernment and eBusiness, smart houses and smart spaces, healthcare, disaster/crisis response & management. Dr. Massimo Mecella has been active as a principle proposer and a technical manager in several FP5-FP7 European and Italian projects, and currently is the principal co-investigator in the VOICE EU project. As a result of his activities, Dr. Massimo Mecella has published about 130 papers, including 25 journal papers, 1 authored book and about 100 peer-reviewed conference and workshop papers. His h-index is 27 (Google Scholar, cf. http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=x844E6sAAAAJ).