The 4th International Workshop on Internet of Things, Collaborative Applications, Services, Methods and Tools

(IoT 2016)

Call for Papers and Participation

As part of

The 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems

(CTS 2016) or

In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP

Paper Submission Deadline: July 20, 2016

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, Demos, poster papers, or posters


Internet of things (IoT) devices are increasingly present in people's everyday lives. Whether several devices are intended for personal use, data captured and interaction affordances offered by the IoT hold a huge potential for collaborative applications. Further, the hybrid physical/digital nature of IoT artefacts benefit from methods and tools to enable cooperation between different roles (designer, developers, end users) and tasks involved in the development process.

The workshop aims at providing multiple perspectives on the development of IoT systems. We focus on applications, services, methods and tools and how these different layers can be integrated to successfully support the development of IoT products. We are interested in investigating the potential of using ecologies of smart objects to support cooperation in multiple domains. These domains include: collaborative work, pervasive games, lifelong learning and smart cities.

Applications and Services of the IoT include novel user interfaces for smart objects, e.g. featuring tangible interaction and ambient interfaces. Further we are interested in distributed user interfaces, and how to support service composition using multiple objects/services.

Methods include collaborative design and development processes for IoT applications, rapid prototyping of software and hardware products, and end-users development and authoring of IoT systems. Evaluation methodologies for IoT applications.

Tools include enabling M2M technologies for the IoT, platforms for interconnection of IoT objects, platforms for sharing of IoT artefacts, software and hardware rapid prototyping tools, digital manufacturing tools.

The IoT Workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Applications of IoT systems, smart objects and environments to support collaboration

  • Applications of IoT ecosystems for smart cities

  • Applications of IoT ecosystems for lifelong learning

  • Physical and tangible user interfaces

  • Responsive and interactive environments

  • Case studies

  • Models and architectures for IoT devices and service composition

  • Authoring environments for IoT devices and service composition

  • Design and evaluation experiments of IoT ecosystems

  • Novel Human-Computer Interfaces for the IoT

  • Cloud-based IoT services

  • Technologies and tools for rapid prototyping of IoT devices, services and systems

  • Programming environments for the IoT

  • Technologies and tools for digital fabrication of IoT devices


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to Internet of Things collaborative applications, services, methods and tools. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters (please specify). For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript. Short Papers (up to 4 pages), Demos, Poster Papers and Posters (please refer to for posters submission details) will also be considered. Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the workshop EasyChair paper submission site at Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission. If the submission is for a short paper, demo, or poster paper, indicate that as well on the manuscript and in the submission form's Notes field.

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation, and references. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the CTS 2016 conference to present the paper at the workshop.


Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2016 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the organizers.


Paper Submission Deadline: ------------------------- July 20, 2016

Acceptance Notification: ----------------------------- August 20, 2016

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: ----- September 02, 2016

Conference Dates: ----------------------------------- October 31 - November 04, 2016


Monica Divitini Simone Mora

Department of Computer and Information Science Department of Computer and Information Science

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway

Phone: +47 735 944 62 Phone: +47 735 511 89

Email: Email:

Carmelo Ardito Houbing Song

Dipartimento di Informatica Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro West Virginia University

70125 Bari - Italy Montgomery, WV 25136, USA

Phone: +39 080 544 32 89 Phone: +1 (304) 442-3076

Email: Email:

International Program Committee*:

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2016 and will be published as part of the CTS 2016 Proceedings.

  • Ejaz Ahmed, Centre for Mobile Cloud Computing Research (C4MCCR), University of Malaya, Malaysia

  • Mikio Aoyama, NISE Labrotory - Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan

  • Paolo Bellavista, DEIS - Università di Bologna, Italy

  • Iva Bojic, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, USA

  • Satish Chikkagoudar, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, WA, USA

  • Ines Di Loreto, UTT - Université de Technologie de Troyes, France

  • Francesco Gianni, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway

  • Antonio J. Jara, University of Murcia, Spain

  • Yuusuke Kawakita, University of Electro-Communications, Japan

  • David Manz, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, WA, USA

  • Erich J. Neuhold, Universität Wien, Austria

  • Masood Parvania, University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT, USA

  • Antonio Sanfilippo, Qatar Environment & Energy Research Institute, Qatar

  • Michael Sobolewski, Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology, Warsaw, Poland

  • Damla Turgut, University of Central Florida, FL, USA

  • TBA, TBA

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs.

October 31 - November 04, 2016

The Florida Hotel and Conference Center

Orlando, Florida, USA