Thursday, February 22, 2018

[DMANET] CoWPER, Toward A City-Wide Pervasive EnviRonment; In conjunction with SECON 2018


CoWPER Wokshop – Toward A City-Wide Pervasive EnviRonment
In conjunction with SECON 2018


Important dates

Abstract Registration: March 10th, 2018
Submission deadline: March 17th, 2018
Notification of acceptance: April 17th, 2018
Camera Ready: April 30th, 2018
Program: May 15th, 2018
Accepted papers will be published on IEEE Xplore


The increasing availability of smart objects will radically change our
cities. It is in fact a common opinion that, in the near future, our cities
will be populated by an incredibly higher number of devices that actively
participate to the execution of pervasive and advanced services. Being
massively distributed into the environment, such devices may generate,
collect, exchange and process big data, provide distributed services, offer
computational resources, and cooperate to perform some tasks locally, as
well as to delegate their execution to more powerful nodes in the
infrastructure or at the network edge.

At the same time, citizens roaming around the city may be considered as
mobile probes that, by making uses of cyber and physical data accessible by
smartphones, will analyze the situation and will produce reports to the
community. Furthermore the citizen's smartphones will actively contribute
in creating the communication infrastructure by forwarding data coming from
surrounding devices thus partially relieving the communication
infrastructure from the heavy burden of the huge amount of data produced in
the envisioned scenario.

All in all, cities are going to become a new complex ecosystem which has
the potentiality to offer many amazing features and support innovative
application. Unfortunately, we are still far from the full exploitation of
the potentialities offered by such an ecosystem. The communication systems
so far developed are mainly conceived to connect people, and they hardly
adapt to connect devices. So that, Massive Machine Type Communications
represents one of the use cases for the development of the forthcoming 5G
cellular system. Also, since every day, new heterogeneous devices are
added to and removed from our cities, it is mandatory to develop some
framework capable to manage such an high-dynamic systems. In addition,
such systems are required to be capable to evolve their functionalities
over time, according to changes in their finalities. As a consequence, they
should support the possibility to add, update, and remove functionalities
depending on the available devices and services.

The CoWPER workshop aims to solicit contributions on novel algorithms,
methodological studies and experimentations on how to enable the formerly
described ecosystem. Specifically, on how devise a city-wide networking and
management infrastructure capable to efficiently guarantee communication
in the new envisaged ecosystem, to manage the complexity of heterogeneous
devices and access technologies, and to guarantee robust, ubiquitous, and
secure connectivity over the urban environments.

In line with such objectives, original contributions are solicited in
topics of interest including, but not limited to, the following:

- Models of network components' interactions on a smart-city
- Self-organizing wireless networks for pervasive urban access;
- Distributed Sensing and Control in Smart Cities;
- Mobile-aware cloud computing models, infrastructures, and approaches for
smart cities
- Smartphone-based sensing systems, tools, applications in Smart City
- Smartphone and mobile systems and applications;
- Cyber-physical interactions with smartphones;
- Crowd sourcing in smart cities;
- IoT architectures and middleware for smart cities;
- Novel communication protocols for M2M/MTC Communications;
- Device-2-Device Communications (D2D);
- Dynamic trust management models for Smartphone based networks and
- Cooperation incentive models for Smartphone based networks and
- Reliability, Security, Privacy and Trust in smart cities ecosystems;

Submission Instructions

Prospective authors are invited to submit original technical paper by the
deadline of March 10th 2018. Submissions will be accepted through
EDAS(Paper submission link:<> <>). All
submissions must be written in English and be at most four (4) printed
pages in length, including figures.

Accepted papers will be published on IEEE Xplore.

TPC Co-Chairs

Valeria LOSCRI, Inria Lille-Nord Europe, FUN, France

Giuseppe RUGGERI, Universityof Reggio Calabria, Italy

Zhengguo SHENG, University of Sussex, UK

Athanasios, VASILAKOS, Lulea University of Technology Sweden

Ivan W. H. Ho, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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