Call for Papers

We are pleased to invite you to the 2nd “Cloud of Things” (CoT14) workshop in conjunction with the 10th International Intelligent Environments Conference in Shanghai, China on 30th June 2014. This workshop will continue to explore the synergy offered by combining the Internet of Things, Web services, Cloud Computing, Smart Sensing and 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. 


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. The key technology enablers of this new wave of internet applications are the Internet of Things, Web services, 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 Shanghai this summer to discuss the opportunities for research that this these exciting developments offer.


Prof Tian Jing Wen
Beijing Union University
Prof Vic Callaghan
University of Essex
vic  at
Jeannette Chin
Anglia Ruskin University
jeannette.chin at

Programme Committee

Affiliation Affiliation
Massimo Poesio University of Essex, United Kingdom Bin Hu Birmingham City University, United Kingdom
Wolfgang Minker Ulm University, Germany Susi Daryanti Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
Faiyaz Doctor Coventry University, United Kingdom Victor Zamudio Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Mexico
Ayse Cufoglu Anglia Ruskin University, UK Hadi Salimi Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran
Zhang Jingzun Beijing Union University, China James Kelly Surrey University, UK


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.

Important Dates

  • Papers submission (For Review): 25th March 2014
  • Notification of acceptance: 25th April 2014
  • Papers submission (Final Version after review): 6th May 2014

The Venue

CoT’14 will be a workshop of the International Intelligent Environments conference, IE’14, located in the beautiful vibrant city of Shanghai.

More information on the venue, including tourism, travel and hotels  can be found on the main conference website (

Proceedings (Papers)

The workshop consisted of 3 peer-reviewed papers published by IOS Press, available as follows:

  1. Vic Callaghan &  Jeannette Chin , “Introduction to the Proceedings of CoT’14”
  2. Alexandre Demeure et al, paper title :”Activity based End-User-Development for Smart Homes: Relevance and Challenges”
  3. Shiyong Kang et al, paper title: “Home-based e-healthcare for elderly: Implications of demand, research and market”
  4. Bo Wang et al, paper title: “Research on Service System of Smart Residential District in China”

Previous Workshops