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NOMe-IoT 2010
International Workshop on Networking and Object Memories for the Internet of Things

September 18, 2011. Beijing, China
In conjunction with the 13th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2011)
Submission Deadline : June 3, 2011

Following the prognosis that predicts 50 to 100 billion of Internet connected things by 2020, we are now at the cross section of a paradigm shift and observing the metamorphosis that everyday things are going through - from things that learned-to-do to things that are learning–to-think to things that will learn-to-perceive (sense and response). 
The Internet of Things (IoT) technology is at the heart of this metamorphosis, and is rapidly gaining global attention from academia, industries, and governments. Manifold definitions of IoT trace back to the ITU vision, and also available from European Commission. In general, the IoT concept allows bidirectional communications among device, network, and backend data centers. It covers a wide scope of technologies including wireless/wired sensing, networking, computing and control, which together build feasible complex cyber physical systems (CPS) to support diverse applications, including smart grid, healthcare, intelligent transportation, and logistics, etc. An integral part of IoT systems is object memories, comprise hardware and software components that physically and/or conceptually associate digital information with real-world objects in an application-independent manner. Such information can take many different forms (structured data and documents, pictures, audio/video streams, etc.) and originate from a variety of sources (automated processes, sensors in the environment, users, etc.). If constantly updated, Digital Object Memories over time provide a meaningful record of an object's history and use.

NOMe-IoT seeks to provide a foundation for discussing these challenges and to layout the future roadmap for IoT research. NOMe-IoT is the successor of two successful workshop series, DIPSO/DOMe-IoT 2007-10 in conjunction with UbiComp 2007-10. By bringing in several system and networking experts from academia and industry, this year's event extends the workshop's scope and aims to provide a forum to discuss and exchange ideas on recent research work, point out the directions for future research, and seek collaboration opportunities on all aspects of the IoT Systems.

*** Goals and Topics

The primary goal of the workshop is to bring together technical experts, artists, designers, and possible end-users of IoT systems to discuss and to leverage cooperation in future activities.  We are looking for
papers that present new techniques, introduce new methodologies, propose new research directions, or discuss strategies for resolving open problems spanning all aspects of an IoT system. The focus will cover both the
system-level solutions like software/hardware architectures as well as  social, privacy, and legal implications of IoT  systems. Furthermore, application-oriented demos and prototypes are also highly encouraged. The workshop will be organized around short technical talks and structured discussion.

Suggested topics that could be discussed at NOMe-IoT include (but are not limited to):

.       IoT System and Functional Architecture
.       Access Network Technologies for IoT
.       Technology for enabling Digital Object Memories (e.g., Architecture, Represenation and Modelling)
.       Protocol Designs for IoT (e.g., MAC, Routing, TCP, Admission control, etc.)
.       Security and Privacy issues for IoT
.       Performance Management and Evaluations for IoT systems (QoS, Scalability, Reliability, etc)
.       IoT Network Operations, Management, and Optimizations
.       IoT Naming, Address Management and End-to-End Addressability
.       Real-time and Historical Data Management for IoT
.       RFID, Sensors, Actuator technologies for IoT
.       Green IoT
.       Web Technologies and Cloud Computing for IoT
.       Novel Interfaces and Interactions Techniques for IoT
.       Social Implications and Studies reporting IoT Systems
.       IoT Applications (e.g., Healthcare, Logistics, Smart Grid, Transportation Systems, etc.)
.       IoT Standardization Activities

*** Format and Submission Guidelines

We accept two types of submissions to NOMe-IoT 2010 : Research contributions which must not exceed 6 pages in ACM SIGCHI Archival format and are expected to present novel concepts and new insights;  Position statement may be up to 2 pages in ACM SIGCHI Archival format and should outline individual interest and experience on IoT.  All accepted submissions will be included in the ACM Digital Library and the adjunct proceedings of the Ubicomp 2011 conference. We additionally plan to publish high-quality technical papers and descriptions of design studies in a special journal issue after the workshop. Contributions must be submitted through EasyChair (, no later than June 3, 2011, and should be in PDF format. Detailed format and submission instructions including style templates for MS Word and LaTex are provided at the workshopís website (

*** Important Dates

Paper Submission: June 3, 2011
Notification of Acceptance: June 24, 2011
Camera-ready due: June 28, 2011
Workshop: September 18, 2011

*** Organizers

General Chairs

Harold Liu, IBM Research, China.
Alexander Kroener, DFKI, Germany.
Chris Speed, Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Scotland. 
Pan Hui, Deutsche Telecom Laboratories, Germany.

Technical Chairs

Fahim Kawsar, Bell Labs, Belgium.
Wenjie Wang, IBM Research, China.
Dan Wang, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.
Boris Brandherm, DFKI, Germany.
Thomas Ploetz, Newcastle University, UK / Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.
Michael Schneider, AGT Germany, Germay. 

Technical Vice Chairs
Jens Haupert, DFKI, Germany.
Peter Stephan, DFKI, Germany.

Local Chair
Qi Yu, IBM Research, China

Publicity Chair 
Erwu Liu, Tongji University, China

*** Contact and Further Information

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Fahim Kawsar, PhD

Senior Researcher @ Bell Labs.
Adjunct Researcher @ Lancaster University.
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