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The IEEE 6th International Conference on Future Internet of Things and 
Cloud (FiCloud 2018)

6-8 August 2018, Barcelona, Spain

http://www.ficloud.org/2018/
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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, 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:

- Cloud Models - SaaS, IaaS, PaaS
- Security, Privacy and Trust
- Software Systems, Models and Architectures
- Mobile Cloud Services
- Data and Knowledge Management
- Context-awareness and Location-awareness
- Software-defined Networking
- Performance Evaluation and Modelling
- Networking and Communication Protocols
- IoT Services and Applications
- Smart Environment
- Enterprise and Business Models
- Energy Efficiency
- Federation and Virtualization
- Fog and Edge Computing
- Industry Track
- General Track

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/2018/).

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 
conference website).

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: 05 March 2018
Authors Notification: 16 May 2018
Final Manuscript Due: 12 June 2018

Organising Committee:

General Chairs
Bhavani Thuraisingham, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Muhammad Younas, Oxford Brookes University, UK

Program Chair
Jules Pagna Disso, Nettitude Group, UK

Local Organising Chair
Marisa Catal·n Cid, i2Cat Foundation, Spain

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

Publication Chair
Irfan Awan, University of Bradford, UK

Track Chairs
David Chiu, University of Puget Sound, USA
Martine Bellache, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
Fang-Fang Chua, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Stefan Bosse, Universität Bremen, Germany
Marwan Hassani, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Xiaoying Bai, Tsinghua University, China
Daniel Camps, i2Cat Foundation, Spain
Helen Karatza, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Anjali Agrawal, Concordia University, Canada
Chunsheng Zhu, The University of British Columbia, Canada
Madihah Mohd Saudi, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Malaysia
Joyce El Haddad, University of Paris Dauphine, France
Nadeem Javaid, COMSATS IIT, Pakistan
Antonio Celesti, University of Messina, Italy
Luiz Fernando Bittencourt, University of Campinas, Brazil
Edmundo Madeira, University of Campinas, Brazil
Marcin Bajer, ABB Corporate Research, KrakÛw, Poland
Natalia Kryvinska, University of Vienna, Austria

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