(IoTCA 2017)


The Internet of Things (IoT) is the latest Internet evolution that incorporates billions of Internet-connected devices that range from cameras, sensors, RFIDs, smart phones, and wearables, to smart meters, vehicles, medication pills, signs and industrial machines. Such IoT things are often owned by different organizations and people who are deploying and using them for their own purposes. Federations of such IoT devices (referred to as IoT things) can also deliver timely and accurate information that is needed to solve internet-scale problems that have been too difficult to tackle before.

To realize its enormous potential, IoT must provide IoT solutions for discovering needed IoT devices, collecting and integrating their data, and distilling the high value information each application needs. Such IoT solutions must be capable of filtering, aggregating, correlating, and contextualising IoT information in real-time, on the move, in the cloud, and securely and must be capable of introducing data-driven changes to the physical world.

The IoTCA Workshop solicits paper submissions and aims to bring together researchers and application developers working on the intersection of IoT with distributed, cloud, internet, mobile, ambient, semantic, real-time, secure and privacy-preserving computing. We also aim to explore the application of novel IoT computing results and describe and assess their impact. Therefore, in addition to encouraging novel and innovative, even early stage, unpublished work to be submitted in the research track of this workshop, we also provide a smart application track and encourage submissions describing novel IoT applications that aim to solve real wold problems via any IoT computing technology.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest in the research track include all aspects of platforms, architectures, models, designs, implementations, simulations, measurements and assessments in the following IoT areas (but not necessary limited to these):

  • Description, search, and discovery of IoT devices and their data
  • Integration of IoT devices and their data
  • Very high velocity data ingestion
  • IoT cloud services and resources
  • IoT data query, analysis, and visualization
  • Real-time IoT data analysis
  • IoT device actuation and feedback
  • IoT security and privacy
  • Mobile sensing and data analysis
  • Localisation, personalisation, and contextualisation of IoT data
  • Using human sensors in IoT, and in particular analysis social media posting and crowdsourcing
  • Fusion of sensor data with the social media postings
  • Information space intersection
  • Edge/fog computing services for IoT
  • IoT cost models and QoS

Topics of interest in the smart applications track include all aspects of, but not limited to:

  • Smart city services, such as transportation, pollution management, and disaster management
  • Smart grids, such as hybrid power stations and demand side management
  • Smart farming, including irrigation, fertilisation, and crop assessment and recommendation
  • Advanced manufacturing, including process automation, inventory management, and Industry 4.0

Important dates

  • Paper submission deadline: March 18, 2017
  • Acceptance notification: March 25, 2017
  • Deadline for camera-ready: April 10, 2017
  • Deadline for delivery of files to IEEE: April 16, 2017

Organizing Committee

Workshop Chairs

Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia (

Rajiv Ranjan, Newcastle University, United Kingdom ( )

Program Committee (Partial)

Schahram Dustdar, TU Wein, Austria

Arkady Zaslavsky, Data61, CSIRO, Australia

Omer Rana, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

Prem P. Jayaraman, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Paul Watson, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Adam Barker, St. Andrews University, United Kingdom

Lydia Y. Chen, IBM Research Lab, Zurich

Mazin Y. Yusif, T-Systems, USA

Lawrence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

Massimo Villari, University of Messina, Italy

Alex Delis, University of Athens, Greece

Tejal Shah, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Surya Nepal, Data61, CSIRO, Australia

Web and Publicity Chair

Chang Liu, Newcastle University, United Kingdom (

Deepak Puthal, University of Technology Sydney, Australia (


Submission site: Easy Chair (

Authors are encouraged to submit full papers describing original, previously unpublished research solutions and/or smart applications not currently under review by another conference or journal, addressing IoT state-of-the-art. Papers must be submitted electronically via the link above. The length of papers must be no more than 6 pages in the IEEE double-column format (everything including references and ack. should be included in the 6 pages). The cover page must contain an abstract of about 150 words, name and affiliation of author(s) as well as the e-mail and postal addresses of the author(s). Each submission will receive three reviews. At least one of the authors of every accepted paper must register and present the work at the workshop. The PC will select some of the best papers and invite them for publication in related journals (TBD).