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CoT 2014 - The Cloud of Things workshop (CoT'14)

Date2014-07-02 - 2014-07-04


VenueShanghai , China China



Topics/Call fo Papers

We are pleased to invite you to the 2nd “Cloud of Things” (CoT14) workshop in conjunction with the 10th International Intelligent Environments Conference in Shanghai, China from 7th-11th July 2014. This workshop will continue to explore the synergy offered by combining the Internet of Things, Web services, Cloud Computing, Intelligent Environments and embedded computing which are often discussed separately, each at their own specialist conference. However, practical deployments of these system are likely to be combinations of techniques from these hitherto separate research areas; the Cloud-of-Things workshop is an opportunity to bring together researchers from these areas to enable them to discuss the issues in a more holistic way so as to identify possibilities for synergy and cross-fertilization. As such the coverage of this workshop is relatively broad and covers topics such as (but are not limited to, we encourage submissions to any area that has relevance to the CoT):
Sensor and Actuator technologies
Software Tools for building the CoT
Middleware and Plantforms for CoT
Innovative CoT Applications and Services
HCI and End-user programming for CoT and environments
CoT End Users Usability
CoT Development methodologies
CoT and the ‘Big Data’
CoT and Digital Ecosystems
CoT enabled virtual and mixed realities
Security and Privacy issues
Social issues and impact related to CoT
CoT business models
CoT and Education
The next wave of Internet applications, will move beyond managing data to empower people to interact with the physical world which forms the essential fabric of our lives. It promises to facilitate connecting everything in a person’s life from bathroom scales through cookers to cars (facilitating smart-homes and cities), through environmental sensing (enabling government, company and citizen led enterprises) all of which have the potential to have a massive impact on society as a whole. There are formidable challenges in delivering this vision that vary from technology to sociology and political issues. As explained above. the key technology enablers of this new wave of internet applications are the Internet of Things, Web services, Cloud Computing, Intelligent Environments and embedded computing which are often research as separate topics. In order to provide an opportunity for researchers from the often diverse research communities involved to meet and explore research synergy, we have organized this workshop which we have labelled the “Cloud of Things“.
Concerning financial drivers, some estimates suggests that this market could be worth between 22 billion and 50 billion dollars (made up of some 16 billion connected devices) by 2020. These figures seem plausible as there are already said to be of the order of 8 billion embedded-processors and around 1 billion smart phones produced each year, Thus, we believe this workshop is timely and invite you to join us in beautiful Shanghai this summer to discuss the opportunities for research that this these exciting developments offer.

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