Hil-IoT 2018



colocated with IoT 2018

October 15-18, 2018 - Santa Barbara, CA


  • The workshop program is announced.
  • Keynote speaker is confirmed.
  • The paper submission deadline is extended to August 22.
  • In addition to full papers, promising ideas with early results, work in progress, position papers, and case studies are also welcome for short abstract submissions (2 pages). Please choose the appropriate paper type when submitting in EasyChair.


The Internet of Things has created a highly connected world with billions of heterogeneous, distributed, and intelligent devices. These devices span both the physical and digital worlds, providing services and applications to facilitate the lives of people. Such application domains include health-care, smart homes, smart transportation systems, etc. With the increase of such devices and connectivity, it is inevitable that people start interacting with IoT devices more frequently. These frequent interactions open a world of multi-disciplinary study, including computer science and engineering, human-computer interaction, psychology, etc.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners from several areas to create a multi-disciplinary event, focusing on the human element in the IoT systems, and determining the underlying requirements, principles, and theory necessary to construct an understanding the human component of IoT systems. The workshop brings a new perspective to the traditional IoT systems, complementing the other IoT conference events. The workshop takes place in conjunction with The 8th International Conference on the Internet of Things (IoT 2018).

Topics of Interest

The topics of interest are as follows (but not limited to):

  • Human behavior modeling in IoT systems
  • Social and crowd-generated IoT systems
  • Using big data to understand human preferences in IoT systems
  • Human-aware machine learning application in IoT systems
  • Architectural and design concepts to facilitate the interaction between people and IoT systems
  • Hardware and software choices to improve user experience in IoT systems
  • Assessing and quantifying user experience in IoT systems
  • Human-centered data visualization
  • Novel user interfaces for IoT systems
  • Energy-efficient system design for human-in-the-loop IoT systems
  • Context-awareness with human-in-the-loop properties in IoT systems
  • User privacy-aware IoT systems and applications
  • Case studies of real-world implementations, e.g. smart cities, smart homes, health-care applications, social media applications, etc.
  • Human-centered cyber-physical systems

We encourage submissions of previously unpublished work that address the challenges listed above including modeling, data analytics, simulation, verification, and control.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: August 22, 2018 (end of day PST) UPDATED!
  • Notification of acceptance: September 5, 2018
  • Camera-ready paper submission deadline: September 20, 2018
  • Workshop date: October 15, 2018