Call for Papers
We are pleased to invite you to the 1st “Cloud of Things” (CoT13) workshop in Athens Greece from 16th-17th of July 2013. This workshop will explore the synergy offered by combining the Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, Intelligent Environments and embedded computing which are often discussed separately, each at their own specialist conference. However, practical deployments of these system are likely to be combinations of techniques from these hitherto separate research areas; the Cloud-of-Things workshop is an opportunity to bring together researchers from these areas to enable them to discuss the issues in a more holistic way so as to identify possibilities for synergy and cross-fertilization.
As such the coverage of this workshop is relatively broad and covers topics such as (but not limited to, we encourage submissions to any area that has relevance to the CoT):
- End-user programming approaches to personalizing the CoT
- Sensor technology for the CoT
- Software Tools for building the CoT
- CoT End Users Usability
- CoT System architectures
- CoT and ‘Big Data’
- CoT Development methodologies
- CoT Digital Ecosystems
- CoT enabled virtual and mixed realities
- Social issues of the CoT
- CoT business models
- CoT and Education
- CoT Applications
The next wave of Internet applications, will move beyond managing data to empower people to interact with the physical world which forms the essential fabric of our lives. It promises to facilitate connecting everything in a person’s life from bathroom scales through cookers to cars (facilitating smart-homes and cities), through environmental sensing (enabling government, company and citizen led enterprises) all of which have the potential to have a massive impact on society as a whole. There are formidable challenges in delivering this vision that vary from technology to sociology and political issues. As explained above. the key technology enablers of this new wave of internet applications are the Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, Intelligent Environments and embedded computing which are often research as separate topics. In order to provide an opportunity for researchers from the often diverse research communities involved to meet and explore research synergy, we have organized this workshop which we have labelled the “Cloud of Things“.
Concerning financial drivers, some estimates suggests that this market could be worth between 22 billion and 50 billion dollars (made up of some 16 billion connected devices) by 2020. These figures seem plausible as there are already said to be of the order of 8 billion embedded-processors and around 1 billion smart phones produced each year, Thus, we believe this workshop is timely and invite you to join us in beautiful Athens this summer to discuss the opportunities for research that this these exciting developments offer.
The Outer Limits
This year we will be including a special session, sponsored by the “Creative Science Foundation” that will encourage a small number of presentations to take a speculative look at future possibilities for the Cloud-of-Things area. These presentation will use a Science Fiction Prototyping approach. The name for this session The Outer Limits is is derived from an American TV series that aired on ABC during the period 1963 to 1965 which had an emphasis on science fiction. A particularly memorable feature of this series was that each episode started by the suggestion that your TV was being taken out of your control for the duration of the programme! Apart from being fans of that series, as the name suggests, this session will deal with topics on the future edge of the Cloud-of-Things. If you are submitting to this stream, please select the appropriate option on the submission system.
Anglia Ruskin University
|jeannette.chin at anglia.ac.uk|
University of Essex
|vic at essex.ac.uk|
International Programme Committee
|Massimo Poesio||University of Essex, United Kingdom||Bin Hu||Birmingham City University, United Kingdom|
|Wolfgang Minker||Ulm University, Germany||Angelica Reyes||Castelldefels School of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering, Spain|
|Matt Ball||University of Essex, United Kingdom||Victor Zamudio||Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Mexico|
|Susi Daryanti||Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia||May Zhang||Shijiazhuang University, China|
|Faiyaz Doctor||Coventry University, United Kingdom||Jen Wu||National Taiwan University, Republic of China|
Format of Submissions
Your paper should be no more than 12 pages (for full papers) or 6 pages (for short papers). All papers accepted will be published by IOS Press. The format of the papers should adhere to the IOS publication guidelines. If you are interested some other type of submission, please contact the organizers.
- Papers submission (For Review):
24 April 2013extended to 29 April 2013
- Notification of acceptance: 15 May 2013
- Papers submission (Final Version after review): 30 May 2013
CoT’13 will be a workshop of the Intelligent Environments conference, IE’13 located in the beautiful and historic city of Athens. More information on the venue, including tourism, travel and hotels can be found on the main conference website (http://www.intenv.org).
The workshop consisted of 13 peer-reviewed papers; 9 regular papers and 4 SciFi-Prototypes published by IOS Press, available as follows:
- Vic Callaghan & Jeannette Chin – Overview of CoT’13 workshop”
- Anasol PEÑA-RIOS et-al, “Developing xReality objects for mixed-reality environments” – this paper describes an application that seeks to combine physical and virtual networked objects within a holistic cloud supported system that allows Internet-of-Things developers on distributed geographical sites to collaborate on shared work.
- Chien-Ming TUN et-al, “An Internet-Connected World: Google’s Platform Strategies to Network Industry” – this paper presents the business drivers and issues that arise from massive cloud based systems by examining Googles’ operational model
- Alejandro Sosa “Genetic Algorithms and Differential Evolution Algorithms Applied to Cyclic Instability Problem in Intelligent Environments with Nomadics Agents” – this paper describes a solution to a fundamental problem (cyclic instability) that disrupts the proper operation of large interconnected Cloud-of-Things systems.
- Emmanuel SARDIS et-al “A Content-Aware Cloud Platform for Virtual Reality Web Advertising” – this article describes work towards a large-scale cloud-based platform that offers virtual reality advertisements to end-users.
- Gary SCOTT et-al, “A DIY approach to the Internet of Things: A Smart Alarm Clock” this paper provides an insight into how the Internet-of-Things can enter people’s everyday lives by creating innovative smart object, illustrating the process via the design of an intelligent alarm clock.
- Emmanuel SARDIS et-al “Biopolis” – this article explores how user content can be distributed (and redistributed) through a network of commercial and non-commercial services (Preservation Services), while ensuring a lasting relationship between the holder and owner of the intellectual content.
- Idham ANANTA et-al, “iForest: Exploring Crowd-based Intelligence as a Means of Improving the Human-Computer Interface in the Cloud-of-Things” – this paper describes how the massive user base of cloud based systems can be harassed to provide a crowd-based intelligence that improves the performance of intelligent systems..
- Malek ALRASHIDI et all “ViewPoint: An Augmented Reality Tool For Viewing and Understanding Deep Technology“- this paper describes the use of augmented reality can be used as an educational tool and an aid to developers.
- Marc DAVIES et-al, “An Introduction to Genetic Profiling” – this article provides an account of work that enables the automatic generation of realistic artificial human-like characters that can be used for next generation games or as test-beds for Cloud-of-Things applications needing very large numbers of test subjects or environments
The Outer Limits (a creative science session aimed at stimulating forward thinking about research into the Cloud-of-Things).
- Tiina KYMÄLÄINEN, “IF Alice Arrives, THEN Wonderhome Incites” – this SciFi-Prototype introduces an intelligent home for elderly people that uses Cloud-of-Things technology to provide motivational and personalized activities, assistance, and memory. It probes the boundaries of this area by studying a do-it-yourself creation and configuration tool.
- Yu HUANG et-al, “The Programmer and the Widow: Exploring the Effects of Total Immersion in Augmented Realities” – this SciFi-Prototype presents a Clould-of-Things world where augmented realities are realised through bionic lens’ and, in doing so, explores the relationship between the virtual and physical.
- Yevgeniya KOVALCHUK “Talking Things” – this SciFi-Prototype looks at the consequences of using Cloud-of-Things technologies to augment people’s physical body, mind, and consciousness beyond their current biological limits.
- Victor Callaghan, “The Maker Fables” – this article uses the SciFi-Prototyping methodology to explore and speculate on the nature of ‘maker’ and ‘hacker’ spaces within a Cloud-of-Things setting.