5th International Conference on Complex Distributed Systems (CODS'2011)


Mannheim, Germany, 5-7 December 2011







Call for Papers















2011 International Workshop on

Internet of Things and Pervasive Servics (IoT-PS’11)




At the 5th International Conference on Complex Distributed Systems (CODS'2011)

Mannheim, Germany, 5-7 December 2011



Communicating smart objects/devices (sensors, controllers, actuators and embedded computers) form the Internet of Things (IoT). The striking distinction of IoT from traditional Internet is that smart objects/devices, equipped with information processing, computing and networking capabilities, are embedded in the real-world/physical environments and there can be hundreds of thousands and billions of smart objects/devices. Thus, system scalability, real-time dynamisms, robustness, fault resilience, self-adaptation, self-organization, etc., are becoming the overwhelming issues in IoT.


Pervasive computing is emerging as the next paradigm for distributed and mobile computing through building systems of communicating smart objects/devices in which ambient, trustworthy services built out of pervasive infrastructure and information are seamlessly available anywhere, anytime, and in all forms. By embedding ambient intelligence in everyday objects, our workplaces, our homes and even ourselves, pervasive computing and communications will enable a new breed of applications and systems which are composed of massive smart objects to create the environments that underpin a smart world.


IOT-PS’11 provides a premier forum for researchers and engineers alike to present state-of-the-art research and development progresses in all areas related to architecture, design, implementation, application and evaluation of mobile communications and pervasive computing as these technologies are permeating and integrating into our everyday living and working environments.



Topics of particular interest include (but not limited to) the followings.


(1) Internet of Things (IoT)


- cyber-physical systems

- electronic product code (EPC)

- future internet

- global ad hoc

- internet of services

- IoT middleware and toolkits, programming environments

- IoT services & architectures

- IoT system architectures

- nanotechnology

- networked embedded systems: architectures, middleware, services

- object naming service (ONS)

- security, privacy, and trust in IoT

- sensor webs

- smart objects/devices

- web of things


(2) RFID


- RFID applications

- RFID platforms, middleware and toolkits

- RFID programming/developing environments

- RFID security and trustworthiness

- RFID services & architectures

- RFID systems architectures


(3) Pervasive Networking


- ad hoc wireless networks

- mobile IP

- multi-hop wireless networks

- QoS in wireless networks

- situated communications

- virtual immersive communications

- wireless broadband access

- wireless LANs, MANs

- wireless mesh networks

- wireless sensor networks

- wireless WANs: 2G/3G/4G

- wireless-wireline convergence


(4) Pervasive Systems


- adaptation in pervasive systems

- ambient intelligence

- context-aware computing

- context self-awareness

- pervasive/ubiquitous computing

- pervasive platforms, middleware and toolkits

- pervasive system architectures

- security, privacy, and trust in pervasive computing and communications

- self-organization, emergence of pervasive systems

- swarm intelligence models for pervasive systems


(5) Pervasive Infrastructures and Services


- agent-based models of for pervasive systems

- middleware services for pervasive computing and communications

- peer-to-peer services for pervasive computing and communications

- pervasive computing infrastructures and frameworks

- pervasive middleware

- pervasive P2P and scalable computing

- pervasive service and semantic web

- pervasive service discovery protocols and platforms (OSGi, Jini, UPnP, zeroconf, etc.)

- service discovery and composition in pervasive systems

- service-oriented architectures for pervasive systems

- spontaneous interactions in pervasive systems

- web services security for pervasive applications


(6) Applications


IoT applications


- built/natural environments

- business/enterprises

- entertainment/creative industry

- healthcare/assistive living

- industrial network

- intelligent transport systems, traffic control and monitoring

- manufacturing

- smart home networks/smart city

- smart/green/renewable energy

- supply chain management


Pervasive applications


- ambient intelligent environments

- health and wellness measurement and monitoring

- healthcare information storage, transmission, processing, and monitoring

- pervasive/ubiquitous healthcare

- pervasive application platforms, middleware

- pervasive assistive environments

- pervasive collaboration and teamwork

- positioning and tracking technologies

- security and privacy in pervasive healthcare

- smart city

- smart homes (OSGi, HAVi, DLNA, homePNA, homeRF)

- socio-technical issues and implications of pervasive computing

- ubiquitous learning


Important Dates, Submission, Proceedings and Journal Publications


Online Submission closed.


Technical Chair


Dr Martín Serrano

Waterford Institute of Technology

Telecommunication Software and Systems Group

West Campus, Carriganore, Co. Waterford, Ireland



International Program Committee


Eddy Bajic, France

Mohamed Bakhouya, France

Mert Bal, USA

Ralph Bergmann, Germany

John Buford, USA

Juan-Carlos Cano, Spain

Lee Chang-Yong, Korea

Stefano Chessa, Italy

Gianluca Dini, Italy

Giancarlo Fortino, Italy

Jaafar Gaber, France

Ching-Hsien Hsu, Taiwan

Markus Kampmann, Germany

Kuan-Ching Li, Taiwan

Jaime Lloret, Spain

Pascal Lorenz, France

Xiaoqiang Lu, China

Aniket Malvankar, USA

Natarajan Meghanathan, USA

Florian Michahelles, Switzerland

Alice Moroni, Italy

Cherkaoui Omar, Canada

Neeli Prasad, Denmark

Leon Reznik, USA

Joel Rodrigues, Portugal

Ayad Salhieh, Jordan

Andreas Schrader, Germany

Martin Serrano, Ireland

Daming Shi, UK

Biqin Song, China

Kuo-Feng Ssu, Taiwan

Yuzhong Sun, China

Dipak Surie, Sweden

Sunil Vadera, UK

Alessio Vecchio, Italy

Leon Wang, Taiwan

Qianping Wang, China

Harald Wesenberg, Norway

Meng Xiaofeng, China

Nuri Yilmazer, USA

Uwe Zdun, Austria

Qieshi Zhang, Japan

Jun Zhang, Japan

Christian Zirpins, Germany