Workshop 13-IoT 2015

The Third International Workshop on Internet of Things, Machine to Machine and Smart Services Applications

(IoT 2015)

Call for Papers and Participation

As part of

The 2015 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2015)

June 01-05, 2015

The Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP

Extended Submission Deadline: February 25, 2015

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


With the recent advancements in mobility, cloud computing, video and data centers, support of Internet of Things (IoT), Machine to Machine (M2M) as well as service and network management applications and algorithms are more important than ever. The number of devices connected to the internet has already surpassed 8 billion and is expected to reach 50 billion in 2020. IoT, service and network management systems and M2M protocols are becoming more complex due to the interconnection between different technologies and architectures across various software platforms. No single technology or architecture will be able to smoothly interface such complex systems into a unified network of all networks. New applications will be supported by these complex systems through hierarchical middleware software platforms. These services will no longer be independent static sources of content, but instead will have intelligent software to adapt those sources to varying network conditions, technologies, and platforms. This will be achieved through another intelligent layer of cognitive middleware, capable of interfacing these services to the underlying network technologies. New services must receive information about the network and adaptively tune their transport parameters, as well as bit-rates according to the underlying networking conditions/technologies. New services and contents will need to understand networking traffic parameters, and react accordingly in order to maintain uninterrupted traffic flows across the network and avoid ill-conditioned behaviors.

The scope of this workshop is to address the research and development efforts of the aforementioned issues in the area of Internet of Things applications, Machine to Machine protocols and systems, intelligent service and network management for next generation networks. This includes services for collaboration among multiple entities and users in composite, integrated, and federated settings. In particular, we are interested in papers dealing with the state-of-the-art design and analysis, implementation and experimental results of cognitive and intelligent software agents/services and applications as well as novel architectures for intelligent content delivery.

The IoT Workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Service and Network Management Applications, Systems and Algorithms

  • Composite and Federated Services

  • Services Integration

  • Services Value Chain Collaboration (Inter- and Intra-Enterprise)

  • Design and Development Methodologies for user-centered IoT

  • Extended Business Collaboration Models

  • Collaboration Constructs and Exchange Protocols

  • Collaboration Resources and Services

  • Services Publishing and Discovery

  • Programmable Services Interfaces

  • Enterprise Modeling and Management

  • Services Performance Evaluation, Models and Optimization

  • Services Lifecycle (Planning, Implementation, Delivery, Operation, Management, etc.)

  • Application Services and Standards

  • Smart Technologies and Services for Could Computing, Mobility, Video and Data Centers

  • Cloud Based Internet of Things

  • Fog Computing

  • Applications in Smart Grids

  • Energy-efficient Devices and Architectures

  • Energy Harvesting Network Design

  • Communication Protocol Suites for Energy Constrained Devices

  • Middleware for Heterogeneous Sensors, Devices and Protocols

  • Smart Software Agents and Clients

  • Smart Data Collection Systems

  • Smart Data Analysis and Validation Algorithms

  • Data management in the Internet of Things

  • Smart Services and Applications

  • Smart Wireless Access (e.g., 802.16 WiMax)

  • M2M Communication and Collaboration

  • Novel Architectures for Intelligent Content Delivery

  • Adaptive QoS Provisioning Issues

  • Traffic Management and Control

  • Experimental Test-beds and Results

  • Intelligent Algorithms

  • Multicast Support

  • Human-Device Interactions in IoT

  • Service-aware Congestion and Traffic Control Protocols

  • Security and Privacy Issues in IoT

  • Smart electricity appliances in Smart Homes networks

  • Cyber Security and Privacy of smart appliance data

  • Smart Electric Vehicles (Internet of Mobile Things, IoMT)

  • Case Studies


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to Internet of Things, M2M, intelligent services and network management for next generation networks. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submission should include a cover page with the authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 400 words. The full manuscript should be at most 8 pages using the two-column IEEE format. Additional pages will be charged an additional fee. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for the posters submission details) will also be accepted for submission. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript via the Workshop link at If the submission is for a short paper, a poster paper, or a poster, please indicate that on the manuscript as well.

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the Workshop link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, technical clarity and presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop.

Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2015 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings are expected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed by major indexing services accordingly.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the workshop organizers.


Abstract Due by : -------------------------------------- February 17, 2015

Extended Paper Submissions: ------------------------ February 25, 2015

Acceptance Notification: ------------------------------ March 11, 2015

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: ------- March 25, 2015

Conference Dates: ------------------------------------- June 01-05, 2015


Glenn A. Fink

Secure Cyber Systems Group

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, USA

Phone: +1 509-375-3994


Ryan LaMothe

Visual Analytics Group

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, USA

Phone: +1 509-371-6424


International Program Committee:

All submitted papers will be reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2015.

  • Ejaz Ahmed, University of Malaya, Malaysia

  • Constantinos Marios Angelopoulis, U. of Patras and CTI, Greece

  • Ana M. Bernardos, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain

  • Nik Bessis, University of Derby, U.K.

  • Satish Chikkagoudar, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, USA

  • Michael Crouse, Harvard University, MA, USA

  • Ciprian Dobre, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Romania

  • Robin Doss, Deakin University - Burwood, VIC, Australia

  • Errin Fulp, Wake Forest University, Raleigh-Durham, NC, USA

  • Jereme Haack, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, USA

  • Antonio Jara, University of Murcia, Spain

  • Jiong Jin, The University of Melbourne, Australia

  • Xin Jin, The University of Hong Kong and Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA

  • Mark Jones, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, WA, USA

  • David Manz, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, USA

  • Megan Olsen, Loyola University Baltimore, MD, USA

  • Masood Parvania, Arizona State University, AZ, USA

  • Antonio Puliafito, DICIEAMA - University of Messina, Italy

  • Luis Sanchez, University of Cantabria, Spain

  • Antonio Sanfilippo, Qatar Environment & Energy Research Institute, Qatar

  • Houbing Song, West Virginia University, WV, USA

  • Yunsheng Wang, Kettering University, MI, USA

  • Dimitri Zarzhitsky, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Seattle, WA, USA

  • Daqiang Zhang, Tongji University, China

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs.