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

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

22-24 August 2016, Vienna, Austria
http://www.ficloud.org/2016/
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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:

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  (
http://www.ficloud.org/2016/).

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 (see website).


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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