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-----------------------Call for Papers----------------------------

The 2nd International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud
(FiCloud-2014)
27-29 August 2014, Barcelona, Spain

http://scim.brad.ac.uk/~iawan/FiCloud-2014/

The Internet of Things (IoT) vision is to provide a dynamic and global
network infrastructure which is characterized by intelligent and self
configuring capabilities. IoT is considered as an integral part of the
future Internet. It is based on interoperable communication protocols in
order to enable the interaction and integration of virtual as well as
physical Things such as computers, smart devices, sensors, cars,
refrigerators, food packages, medicines, etc. Things can be seamlessly
integrated into the information network and interaction can be made through
the provision of intelligent interfaces. In not so distant future, IoT will
be forcing its way into every aspect of our lives and technologies
including smart homes, smart cities, environment and nature, green energy,
food, medicine, automotive, aerospace and aviation, telecommunication, and
so on.

IoT is generally characterized by real world and small Things, limited
capacity, constrained devices and the consequential issues such as less
reliability, security and privacy. Cloud computing on the other hand deals
mainly with virtual world and has unlimited capabilities in terms of
storage and processing power. Thus cloud and IoT are the main complementary
aspects of the future Internet. IoT can benefit from the unlimited
capabilities and resources of cloud computing. Similarly, cloud can benefit
from IoT by extending its scope to deal with real world things in a more
distributed and dynamic manner.

The theme of this conference is to promote the state of the art in
scientific and practical research of the IoT and cloud computing. It
provides a forum for bringing together researchers and practitioners from
academia, industry, and public sector in an effort to present their
research work and share research and development ideas in the area of IoT
and cloud computing.

Conference Tracks:

- Network Design and Architecture
- Software Architecture and Middleware
- Mobile Services
- IoT and Cloud Data Management
- Context Awareness in Cloud and IoT
- Security, Privacy and Reliability
- Performance Evaluation and Modelling
- Standards in Cloud and IoT
- Networking and Communication Protocols
- Machine to Machine communication protocols
- Smart Environment
- Industry Track
- General Track-Future IoT and Cloud Computing

Publication:

All papers accepted for this conference will be published in the conference
proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Service
(CPS). The proceedings will be submitted to the IEEE-Xplore and the IEEE
Computer Society (CSDL) digital libraries. The proceedings are also
submitted for indexing through IEE INSPEC, EI (Compendex), Thomson ISI, and
other indexing services;
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of
their papers for special issues in international journals.


Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: 15 March 2014
Authors Notification: 30 May 2014
Final Manuscript Due: 20 June 2014


Organizing Committee:

General Chairs:

Xavier Franch, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Ivan Stojmenovic, University of Ottawa, Canada

Program Chairs:

Antonio Pescape, University of Napoli, Federico II, Italy
Irfan Awan, University of Bradford, UK
Muhammad Younas, Oxford Brookes University, UK

Local Organising Chair:

Carme Quer, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

International Advisory Committee:

Athman Bouguettaya, RMIT University, Australia
Erol Gelenbe, Imperial College London, UK
Omer F. Rana, Cardiff University, UK
Weisong Shi, Wayne State University, USA
A Min Tjoa, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Chonggang Wang, InterDigital Communications, USA

Track Chairs:

Track 1: Network Design and Architecture
Chair: Payam M. Barnaghi, University of Surrey, UK

Track 2: Software Architecture and Middleware
Chair: Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara, Romania

Track 3: Mobile Services
Chair: Danish Aziz, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Germany

Track 4: IoT and Cloud Data Management
Chair: Sylvain Kubler, Aalto University, Finland

Track 5: Context Awareness in Cloud and IoT
Co-Chair: Qiang Duan, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Co-Chair: Honggang Wang, The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA

Track 6: Security, Privacy and Reliability
Chair: Jules F. Pagna Disso, EADS Innovations Works, UK

Track 7: Performance Evaluation and Modelling
Chair: Alessio Botta, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy

Track 8: Standards and Social Issues
Chair: Ivona Brandic, Technical University Wien, Austria

Track 9: Networking and Communication Protocols
Chair: Charalabos Skianis, University of Aegean, Greece

Track 10: Machine to Machine communication protocols
Chair: Vamsi Krishna Paruchuri, University of Central Arkansas, USA

Track 11: Smart Environment
Chair: Elisabetta Farella, Universita di Bologna, Italy

Track 12:Green Cloud and IoT
Chair: José Luis Vázquez-Poletti, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Track 13: Industry Track
Chair: Noel Portugal, Oracle Corporation, USA

Track 14: General - Future IoT and Cloud Computing
Chair: Farookh Hussain, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Workshop Coordinator:

Ruben Casado, Treelogic, Spain

Journal Special Issue Coordinator:

Mohamed Bakhouya, Aalto University, Finland

Publicity Chair:

Satish Narayana Srirama, University of Tartu, Estonia

Website Administrator:

Hatem Musbah Ibrahim, University of Bradford, UK

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