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The 4th International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud (FiCloud 2016) 

22-24 August 2016, Vienna, Austria 

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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, transportation 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 Cloud Services 
- Data and Knowledge Management 
- Context-awareness and Location-awareness 
- Security, Privacy and Trust 
- Software-defined Networking 
- Performance Evaluation and Modelling 
- Networking and Communication Protocols 
- IoT Services and Applications 
- Smart Environment 
- Intelligent Systems for Cloud and Services Computing 
- Energy Efficiency 
- Virtualization 
- Clouds at the Edges 
- Industry Track 
- General track: Future IoT and Cloud Computing 


Paper submission and Publication: 

FiCloud 2016 is technically co-sponsorship by the IEEE-CS TCI: Technical Committee on the Internet of the IEEE Computer Society (approval pending). 

Authors are requested to submit papers reporting original research results and experience. The page limit for full papers is 8 pages and for short papers is 6 pages. Papers should be prepared using IEEE two-column template. See instructions on the conference website. 

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 extended versions of their papers for special issues in international journals (TBA). 


Important Dates: 

Submission Deadline: 10 March 2016 
Authors Notification: 30 May 2016 
Final Manuscript Due: 20 June 2016 


Organizing Committee: 




General Co-Chairs: 
Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK 
Manish Parashar, Rutgers University, USA 
Irfan Awan, University of Bradford, UK 




Program Co-Chairs: 
Winston Seah, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand 
Muhammad Younas, Oxford Brookes University, UK 




Local Organising Chairs: 

Natalia Kryvinska, University of Vienna, Austria 
Christine Strauss, University of Vienna, Austria 




Workshop Coordinator: 
Joyce El Haddad, University of Paris Dauphine, France 




Journal Special Issues Coordinator: 
Farookh Hussain, University of Technology Sydney, Australia 




Publicity Chair: 
Tor-Morten Gronli, Westerdals-Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology, Norway 




Track Chairs: 
Meng-Shiuan Pan, Tamkang University, Taiwan 
Massimo Mecella, SAPIENZA Universita di Roma, Italy 
Shuiguang Deng, Zhejiang University, China 
Ashiq Anjum, University of Derby, UK 
Qiang Duan, The Pennsylvania State University, USA 
Indrakshi Ray, Colorado State University, USA 
Orhan Gemikonakli, Middlesex University, UK 
Radu Prodan, University of Innsbruck, Austria 
Rubem Pereira, Liverpool John Moores University, UK 
Lei Shu, Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology, China 
Bernady O. Apduhan, Kyushu Sangyo University, Japan 
Jamal Bentahar, University of Concordia, Canada 
Yan Zhang Simula Research Laboratory, Norway 
Javid Taheri, Karlstad University, Sweden 
Luiz Fernando Bittencourt, University of Campinas, Brazil 
Edmundo Madeira, University of Campinas, Brazil 
Ruben Casado, Treelogic, Spain 
Sylvain Kubler, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg 




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 


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