[ecoop-info] CFP: International Workshop on Networks of Cooperating Objects for Smart Cities

Karnouskos, Stamatis stamatis.karnouskos at sap.com
Mon Jan 28 17:07:59 CET 2013


4th International Workshop on Networks of Cooperating Objects for Smart
Cities 2013 (CONET/UBICITEC 2013)


Philadelphia, PA, USA, April 8, 2013

There are three important concepts that have gained relevance over the
past years. First, the concept of classic embedded systems where the
focus is on the control of physical processes (machinery, automobiles,
planes, etc.). Second, the notion of pervasive computing (or ubiquitous
computing) which foresees everyday objects having some form of
computation capacity and, in most cases, sensing and communication
facilities. Third, wireless sensor networks where small computing
devices are able to sense their environment and cooperate in order to
achieve a common goal. We refer to the unified vision of these three
systems as networks of Cooperating Objects (COs).

This new vision is more powerful and has a larger scope than each of the
individual system concepts out of which it evolved. The vision of
Cooperating Objects is, therefore, quite new and needs to be understood
in more detail and probably extended with inputs from the relevant
individual communities that compose it. Building on the success of the
previous CONET workshops, CONET/UBICITEC 2013 aims at providing a forum
to discuss the similarities, complementariness and advances of the areas
mentioned above in order to integrate them into single coherent systems.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Resource management of COs
- Quality-of-Service in networks of COs
- Hardware platforms for COs
- Mobile and distributed sensing
- Hybrid cooperation of static and mobile nodes
- Communication and control of mobile COs
- Distributed control and estimation over networks
- Decentralized algorithms for control over wireless sensor networks
- Decentralized, distributed, and cooperative optimization
- Applications of control of COs
- Real-time aspects of COs
- System software for COs
- Communication support for COs
- Real-world deployments of COs
- Applications of COs to body area networks
- COs in Complex Systems
- Security and Privacy in COs
- Enterprise Integration of COs
- Application of wireless sensor networks on Pervasive computing
- Closed-loop applications of pervasive computing - IoT Technologies for
Smart Cities


Full paper submission: February 17, 2013 (extended)
Notification of acceptance: March 17, 2013
Final (camera ready) paper due: March 28, 2013

Other info:
About previous editions of the CONET Workshop: Previous editions of the
CONET Workshop were held in April 2010 in Stockholm (Sweden), April 2011
in Chicago (USA) and April 2012 in Beijing (China), always co-located
with CPSWeek.


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