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The 17th Annual International Conference on
Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS 2021)*
Coral Bay, Pafos, Cyprus
June 7 - 9, 2021
www.dcoss.org

* DCOSS has always been technically co-sponsored by IEEE
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DCOSS 2021 is the 17th International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems to be hosted in Coral Bay, Pafos, Cyprus in June 7-9, 2021. In the last few years, we have witnessed a significant growth in the use of IoT and distributed sensor systems in a number of application areas, ranging from smart transport, energy and buildings, to factory automation, smart healthcare and environmental monitoring. In order for smart sensor systems to truly become useful and pervasive, we need to address a number of research challenges, including the tight integration of sensing and machine intelligence, reliable and efficient networking, interoperability and scalability, the need for dependable autonomy, interaction with humans, and important aspects of security, privacy and trust. DCOSS focuses on issues arising in the entire IoT and networked sensor systems stack: covering aspects of high-level abstractions, models and languages, novel algorithms and applications, system design approaches and architectures, as well as tools for simulated and real deployments. Potential authors are invited to submit original unpublished manuscripts that demonstrate recent advances in both theoretical and experimental research. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Artificial Intelligence for IoT
- Smart healthcare to combat epidemics (including COVID-19)
- Edge and fog computing: distributed computing models from sensor to cloud
- Energy harvesting models and optimization
- Machine intelligence in distributed sensor systems and real time analytics
- Communication and networking primitives and protocols
- Autonomy: closing the loop between sensing and actuation
- Task allocation, reprogramming, and reconfiguration
- Robustness, resilience and dependability
- Security and privacy issues
- Approaches, tools, and experience of deployment and operation
- Performance analysis: complexity, correctness, scalability
- Mobile and human-centered sensing
- Interoperability, heterogeneity and scalability
- Crowd sensing and social sensing techniques, applications, and systems
- Complex systems comprising wearable, robotic and/or fixed sensor systems
- Novel and compelling applications
- IoT systems for emerging and developing economies
- Green and environmentally-friendly IoT

Authors are invited to submit original unpublished manuscripts that demonstrate current research on distributed sensor systems related to DCOSS topics of interest. Please use the US letter size (8.5 X 11 in) standard IEEE conference LaTeX format or Microsoft Word template available on the link below:

http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html

Note that DCOSS does not follow the double-blind review policy. The names and affiliations of all the authors must be present in the submitted manuscript.

Please visit DCOSS website at www.dcoss.org for more information.


******** Main Organizers ********

- Technical Program Committee Chairs:
Enzo Mingozzi (University of Pisa, Italy)
Stefano Basagni (Northeastern University, USA)
Jiannong Cao (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

- Local Chairs 
Vasos Vassiliou (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)
Zinon Zinonos (Neapolis University Pafos, Cyprus)

- Workshops Chairs 
Enrico Natalizio (University of Lorraine, France) 

- Poster & Demo Chairs
Thomas Lagkas (International Hellenic University, Greece)
Roger Chamberlain (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)

- Proceedings Chair
Marios Angelopoulos (Bournemouth University, UK)

- Publicity Chairs
Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou (University of New Mexico, USA) 
Lei Shu (Nanjing Agricultural University & University of Lincoln, China/UK) 
Tamoghna Ojha (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India)

- Steering Committee Chair:
Sotiris Nikoletseas (University of Patras and CTI, Greece)



******** Collocated Events ********

DCOSS 2021 will collocate with several thematic Workshops and Special Sessions on emerging topics and technologies.

The event will also feature a poster and demo session.

Important Dates:
Abstract Registration Deadline: January 18, 2021
Paper Submission Deadline: January 25, 2021
Acceptance Notification: March 15, 2021
Camera Ready Deadline: March 29, 2021
Early Registration Deadline: April 22, 2021