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

The 5th International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud (FiCloud 2017) 

21-23 August 2017, Prague, Czech Republic 


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. 


- 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 Modeling 

- Networking and Communication Protocols 

- IoT Services and Applications 

- Network Design and Architecture 

- 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 ( 

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 2017 

Authors Notification: 30 May 2017 

Final Manuscript Due: 20 June 2017 

Organising Committee: 

General Chair: 

Athman Bouguettaya, RMIT University, Australia 

Program Co-Chairs: 

Markus Aleksy, ABB, Germany 

Muhammad Younas, Oxford Brookes University, UK 

Local Organising Chair: 

Irena Holubova, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic 

Workshop Coordinator: 

Filipe Portela, University of Minho, Portugal 

Journal Special Issues Coordinator: 

Farookh Hussain, University of Technology Sydney, Australia 

Publicity Chair: 

Joyce El Haddad, University of Paris Dauphine, France 

Track Chairs: 

Stephan Reiff-Marganiec, University of Leicester, UK 

Shuiguang Deng, Zhejiang University, China 

Maude Manouvrier, Universite Paris-Dauphine, France 

Hai Dong, RMIT University, Australia 

Indrakshi Ray, Colorado State University, USA 

Natalia Kryvinska, University of Vienna, Austria 

Helen Karatza, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece 

Zahoor Ali Khan, Dalhousie University, Canada 

Lei Shu, Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology, China 

Mithun Mukherjee, Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology, China 

Nandini Mukherjee, Jadavpur University, India 

Said Tazi, LAAS-CNRS, France 

Khalil Drira, LAAS-CNRS, France 

David Chiu, University of Puget Sound, USA 

Antonio Celesti, University of Messina, Italy 

Luiz Fernando Bittencourt, University of Campinas, Brazil 

Edmundo Madeira, University of Campinas, Brazil 

Fano Ramparany, Orange, France 

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