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IoTBDS is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The internet of things (IoT) is a platform that allows a network of devices (sensors, smart meters, etc.) to communicate, analyse data and process information collaboratively in the service of individuals or organisations. The IoT network can generate large amounts of data in a variety of formats and using different protocols which can be stored and processed in the cloud. The conference looks to address the issues surrounding IoT devices, their interconnectedness and services they may offer, including efficient, effective and secure analysis of the data IoT produces using machine learning and other advanced techniques, models and tools, and issues of security, privacy and trust that will emerge as IoT technologies mature and become part of our everyday lives.

Big Data (BD) has core values of volume, velocity, variety and veracity. After collecting much data from IoT, BD can be jointly used with machine learning, AI, statistical and other advanced techniques, models and methods, which can create values for people and organizations adopting it, since forecasting, deep analysis and analytics can help identify weaknesses and make improvements based on different analysis.

Maintaining a high level of security and privacy for data in IoT are crucial and we welcome recommendations, solutions, demonstrations and best practices for all forms of security and privacy for IoT and BD.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Big Data fundamentals - Services Computing, Techniques, Recommendations and Frameworks
  • Modeling, Experiments, Sharing Technologies & Platforms
  • SQL/NoSQL databases, Data Processing Techniques, Visualization and Modern Technologies
  • Analytics, Intelligence and Knowledge Engineering
  • Data Center Enabled Technologies
  • Sensor, Wireless Technologies, APIs
  • Networking and Social Networks
  • Data Management for Large Data
  • Security, Privacy and Risk
  • Software Frameworks (MapReduce, Spark etc) and Simulations
  • Modern Architecture
  • Volume, Velocity, Variety, Veracity and Value
  • Social Science and Implications for Big Data


  • Health Informatics as a Service (HIaaS) for any Type of Health Informatics, Computation and Services
  • Big Data as a Service (BDaaS) including Frameworks, Empirical Approaches and Data Processing Techniques
  • Big Data Algorithm, Methodology, Business Models and Challenges
  • Security as a Service including any Algorithms, Methodology and Software Proof-of-concepts
  • Financial Software as a Service (FSaaS) including Risk and Pricing Analysis; Predictive Modeling
  • Education as a Service (EaaS) including e-Learning and Educational Applications
  • Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) including Workflows and Supply Chain in IoT and Big Data
  • Software Engineering Approaches, including Formal Methods, Agile Methods and Theoretical Algorithms for IoT and Big Data
  • Natural Science as a Service (NSaaS) including Weather Forecasting and Weather Data Visualization
  • System Design and Architecture
  • Mobile APIs, Apps, Systems and Prototype
  • Gaming as a Service (GaaS)
  • Framework (conceptual, logical or software)
  • Analytics as a Service (AaaS) for any Types of Analytics
  • Electronic, Logic, Robotic and Electrical Infrastructure, Platforms and Applications
  • Energy-saving and Green IT Systems or Applications
  • Middleware and Agents for IoT and Big Data, Grid and Cluster Computing
  • Integration as a Service (data; service; business; federated IoT and Big Data)
  • Scheduling, Service Duplication, Fairness, Load Balance for SaaS and Analytics
  • Tenant Application Development including Customization, Verification, Simulation, and testing on SaaS and Analytics
  • IaaS, PaaS and SaaS quality of service (QoS), security, reliability, availability, service bus mechanisms
  • Social Networks and Analytics
  • User Evaluations and Case Studies
  • IaaS, PaaS and SaaS, Big Data and Analytics demonstrations and Research Discussions from Computing Scientists, Business IS Academics and Industrial Consultants
  • Wireless Systems and Applications
  • e-Government, e-Commerce, e-Science and Creative Technologies for IoT and Big Data
  • Data as a Service and Decision as a Service
  • IoT Services and Applications
  • New Service Models
  • Software Engineering for Big Data Analytics
  • SOA based approaches to IoT BD
  • Social informatics, challenges and recommendations for IoT
  • Any emerging services


  • Network Design and Architecture
  • Software Architecture and Middleware
  • Mobile Services
  • Data and Knowledge Management
  • Context-awareness and Location-awareness
  • Security, Privacy and Trust
  • Performance Evaluation and Modeling
  • Networking and Communication Protocols
  • Machine to Machine Communications
  • Intelligent Systems for IoT and Services Computing
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Social Implications for IoT
  • Future of IoT and Big Data


  • Technological focus for Smart Environments
  • Next Generation Networks
  • Smart City Examples and Case Studies
  • Data Analysis and Visualization for Smart City, Green Systems and Transport Systems
  • Architecture for secure and interactive IoT
  • Intelligent Infrastructure and Guidance Systems
  • Traffic Theory, Modeling and Simulation
  • Sensor Networks, Remote Diagnosis and Development
  • Transportation Management
  • Pattern Recognition and Behavioral Investigations for Vehicles, Green Systems and Smart City


  • Smart City and Transportation
  • Education and Learning
  • Business, Finance and Management
  • Large-scale Information Systems and Applications
  • Energy, Environment and Natural Science Applications
  • Social Networks Analysis, Media and e-Government
  • Proofs-of-concepts and Large-scale Experiments
  • Risk Modeling, Simulation, Legal Challenges
  • Open data: Issues, Services and Solutions
  • Earth Science Simulation and Processing
  • GPUs and Visualization
  • Case Studies of Real Adoption
  • Biomedical Experiments and Simulations
  • Healthcare Services and Health Informatics
  • Cancer and Tumor Studies with Big Data
  • DNA Sequencing, Organ Simulations and Processing
  • Volume, Velocity, Variety and Veracity
  • HCI and Gaming


  • Algorithms, software engineering and development
  • System design and implementation
  • Testing (software engineering; penetration; product development)
  • Encryption (all aspects)
  • Firewall, access control, identity management
  • Experiments of using security solutions and proof-of-concepts
  • Large-scale simulations in the Cloud, Big Data and Internet of Things
  • Intrusion and detection techniques
  • Social engineering and ethical hacking: techniques and case studies
  • Software engineering for security modeling, business process modeling and analytics
  • Trust and privacy
  • Location-based privacy
  • Data security, data recovery, disaster recovery
  • Adoption challenges and recommendation
  • Information systems related issues
  • Conceptual frameworks and models
  • Emerging issues and recommendations for organizational security
  • E-Commerce and online banking
  • Social network analysis, emerging issues in social networks
  • Education and e-Learning
  • Surveys and their quantitative analysis
  • Architecture (technical or organizational)
  • Case Studies


  • 3D Printing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biotechnology
  • Communication
  • Data Processing
  • Electronic Technologies for in-vehicle
  • Internet of Things
  • Mode-to-Mode Systems
  • Nanotechnology
  • Sensors
  • Transport Safety and Mobility
  • Vehicle-to-Infrastructure
  • Vehicle-to-Vehicle


Francisco HerreraUniversity of Granada, Spain
Bonghee HongPusan National University, Korea, Republic of
Eleni KaratzaAristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.


Conference Date: 2 - 4 May, 2019

Paper Submission: January 4, 2019 (extended)
Authors Notification:
February 7, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 21, 2019

Paper Submission: January 24, 2019
Authors Notification:
February 28, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 14, 2019

Workshop Proposal: December 26, 2018

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: March 7, 2019
Authors Notification: March 20, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration: March 28, 2019

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: December 26, 2018

Tutorial Proposal: March 20, 2019

Demo Proposal: March 20, 2019

Panel Proposal: March 20, 2019

Open Communications
Paper Submission: March 7, 2019
Authors Notification: March 20, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration: March 28, 2019

European Project Spaces
Paper Submission: March 15, 2019
Authors Notification: March 25, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration: July 25, 2019


IoTBDS Secretariat
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Tel.: +351 265 520 184
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e-mail: iotbds.secretariat@insticc.org
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The conference will be held at the Voutes Campus at the University of Crete, Crete, Greece.
The Voutes Campus is about 10km from Heraklion town centre, in the area of Vassiliki Vouton. All the Departments of the School of Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Applied Mathematics, Computer Sciences, and Mathematics) are now housed in new buildings on the Voutes Campus, as well as the School of Medicine and the adjoining University General Hospital.


Victor ChangXi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China


Muthu RamachandranLeeds Beckett University, United Kingdom
Robert WaltersUniversity of Southampton, United Kingdom
Gary WillsUniversity of Southampton, United Kingdom
Víctor Méndez MuñozMind the Byte & Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB, Spain


Janos Abonyi, University of Pannonia, Hungary
Amit Agarwal, University Of Petroleum and Energy Studies, India
Amir H. Alavi, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, United States
Ahmed Alenezi, Northern Border University, Saudi Arabia
Dhiya Al-Jumeily, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Rafael Angarita, INRIA, ISEP, France
Muhammad Anshari, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam
Khin Aung, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Data Storage Institute, Singapore
Uchechukwu Awada, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
Galip Aydin, Firat University, Turkey
João Barraca, Instituto De Telecomunicações, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
George Baryannis, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Pablo Basanta Val, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Martin Bauer, NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany
Reinhold Behringer, Daimler-Protics, Germany
Eugénia Bernardino, School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal
Tapalina Bhattasali, University of Calcutta, India
Ismail Biskri, University of Quebec at Trois Rivieres, Canada
Juliana Borin, University of Campinas, Brazil
Leszek Borzemski, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Lars Brenna, University of Tromsø, Norway
Petra Brzan, University of Maribor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Slovenia
Hoang Bui, Western Illinois University, United States
Prabhakar C.J, Kuvempu University, India
Ali Cakmak, Istanbul Sehir University, Turkey
Rodrigo Calheiros, Western Sydney University, Australia
Mustafa Canim, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, United States
Alberto Cano, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States
Filipe Cardoso, Polytechnic Institute of Setubal, Portugal
Godwin Caruana, Harvest, Malta
Antonio Celesti, University of Messina, Italy
K Chandrasekaran, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India, India
Clovis Chapman, Groupon Computational Marketing, United States
Jiming Chen, Zhejiang Univ., China
Qiang Cheng, University of Kentucky, United States
Stephan Clémençon, Telecom ParisTech, France
Daniel Corujo, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Vedat Coskun, Beykent University, Turkey
Noel Crespi, Institut Telecom, Telecom SudParis, France
Pawel Czarnul, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Radu-Codrut David, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
John Davies, BT, United Kingdom
Vivek Deshpande, Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, India
Weilong Ding, North China University of Technology, China
Federico Divina, Pablo de Olavide University, Spain
Gillian Dobbie, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Erdogan Dogdu, Cankaya University, Turkey
Katerina Doka, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece
Tansel Dokeroglu, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Renato dos Santos, ULBRA - Lutheran University of Brazil, Brazil
Yanqing Duan, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Ata Elahi, Southern Connecticut State University, United States
Ali Emrouznejad, Aston University, United Kingdom
Xin Fang, Qualcomm Inc., United States
Mohsen Farid, University of Derby, United Kingdom
Marcial Fernandez, Universidade Estadual do Ceara, Brazil
Gianluigi Ferrari, University of Parma, Italy
Enrico Ferrera, Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB), Italy
Corina Forascu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
Hossein Fotouhi, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Neil Fraser, Macquarie University, Australia
Hamido Fujita, Iwate Prefectural University, Japan
Michaela Geierhos, Universität Paderborn, Germany
Angelo Genovese, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Moneeb Gohar, Yeungnam University, Korea, Republic of
Diogo Gomes, DETI - Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Marta Gomes, CERIS-CESUR, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Andre Gradvohl, State University of Campinas, Brazil
Jorge Granjal, University of Coimbra, Polo 2, Portugal
Michael Greenacre, Spain[0034], South Africa
Yi Gu, Middle Tennessee State University, United States
Holger Guenzel, Hochschule München, United States
Yuanyuan Guo, , Canada
Moutaz Haddara, Kristiania University College, Norway
Longzhe Han, Nanchang Institute of Technology, China
Chen He, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States
Jing He, Kennesaw State University, United States
Ana Hol, Western Sydney University, Australia
Xinming Huang, Worcester Polytechnic Inst., United States
JeeHyun Hwang, SAS R&D, United States
Rahat Iqbal, Coventry University, United Kingdom
Renato Ishii, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Martin Jaatun, University of Stavanger, Norway
Sohail Jabbar, National Textile University, Pakistan
Rune Jacobsen, Aarhus University, Denmark
Martin Jacobsson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Ali Jaoua, Qatar University, Qatar
Nikolay Kakanakov, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Alexandros Kaloxylos, The University of Peloponnese, Greece
Mohamed Khafagy, Fayoum University, Egypt
Nawsher Khan, King Khalid University Abha, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
Anna Kobusinska, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Alessandro Koerich, École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada
Chang-Yong Lee, Kongju National University, Korea, Republic of
Seppo Leminen, Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Imre Lendak, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Xiufeng Liu, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Nuno Lopes, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Diego López-de-Ipiña, Universidad de Deusto, Spain
Giuseppe Loseto, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Maria Lucka, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Taras Maksymyuk, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine
Marco Mancini, CMCC Foundation, Italy
Maude Manouvrier, PSL Research University - Universite Paris-Dauphine, France
Massimo Marchiori, University of Padua, Italy
Joberto Martins, Salvador University - UNIFACS, Brazil
Fiammetta Marulli, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Hoda Mashayekhi, Shahrood University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Hamid Mcheick, University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Canada
Tobias Meisen, RWTH Aachen, Institute of Information Management in Mechanical Engineering, Germany
Mehdi Mekni, St Cloud State University (SCSU), United States
Ernestina Menasalvas, Universidad politécnica de madrid, Spain
Davide Merico, Monitra SA, Switzerland
Ivan Mezei, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Serbia
Aleksandra Milicevic, Univesity of Novi Sad, Serbia
Alina Mishra, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India
Thomas Moser, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria
Fionn Murtagh, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Salem Nasri, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
Roberto Natella, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Jan Nolin, University of Borås, Sweden
Jukka Nurminen, VTT - Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
Bogdan Oancea, University of Bucharest, Romania
Richard Olejnik, University of Lille I, France
Hichem Omrani, LISER, Luxembourg
Asil Oztekin, University of Massachusetts, United States
Yaozhang Pan, GrabTaxi, Singapore
Herbert Pang, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Prithviraj Patil, Vanderbilt University, United States
Anand Paul, Kyungpook National University, Korea, Republic of
Rasmus Pedersen, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Óscar Pereira, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Federico Pigni, Grenoble Ecole de Management, France
Jonas Poelmans, P2Commodities, Andorra
Jaroslav Pokorny, Charles University, Czech Republic
Florin POP, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Edy Portmann, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Yongrui Qin, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Roberto R. Expósito, University of A Coruña, Spain
Ramakrishnan Ramanathan, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Stephan Reiff-Marganiec, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Imed Romdhani, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom
Joyanta Roy, System Advance Technologies Pvt.Ltd, India
Marta Rukoz, Universite Paris Ouest La Defense, France
Usha Sakthivel, Rajarajeswari College of Engineering, India
Fosso Samuel, Toulouse Business School, France
Volker Sander, FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Germany
José Santa Lozano, University of Murcia, Spain
Martin Sarnovsky, Technical University of Kosice, Slovak Republic
Ashwin Satyanarayana, New York City College of Technology, United States
Kenneth Scerri, Department of Systems and Control Engineering, University of Malta, Malta
Mark Schueler, none, United Kingdom
Ahmed Seddik, Helwan University, Egypt
Aviv Segev, KAIST, Korea, Republic of
Subarna Shakya, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Maxim Shcherbakov, Volgograd State Technical University, Russian Federation
Jun Shen, University of Wollongong, Australia
Pedro Sobral, Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Portugal
John Soldatos, Athens Information Technology, Greece
Andrey Somov, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Tehnology, Russian Federation
Karagiorgou Sophia, University of Piraeus, Greece
Françoise Soulié-Fogelman, Tianjin University, China
Pascal Staccini, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Xin Sui, Tableau Software, United States
Hwee-pink Tan, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Heiko Tapken, Osnabrueck University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Wei-Guang Teng, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Jouni Tervonen, University of Oulu, Finland
Maurizio Tesconi, CNR - IIT, Italy
Ralf Tönjes, University of Applied Science Osnabrück, Germany
Ahmet Topcu, Yildirim Beyazit University, Turkey
Paul Townend, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Stephan Trahasch, University of Applied Sciences Offenburg, Germany
M. Usha, Sona College of Technology, India
Gregory Van Seghbroeck, INTEC Broadband Communication Networks (IBCN), Universiteit Gent, Belgium
Blesson Varghese, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
Massimo Vecchio, Università degli Studi eCampus, Italy
Sebastian Ventura, University of Cordoba, Spain
Sunil Vuppala, Philips, India
Shenghua Wan, WalmartLabs, United States
Cong Wang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Junbo Wang, University of Southern California, United States
Tomasz Wiktorski, University of Stavanger, Norway
Przemyslaw Woznowski, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Lingfei Wu, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, United States
Weili Wu, University of Texas At Dallas, United States
Pengcheng Xiong, Hortonworks, United States
Ramin Yahyapour, GWDG - University Göttingen, Germany
Laurance Yang, Saint Francis Xavier University, Canada
Guuchang Yang, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Hongji Yang, Leicester University, United Kingdom
Yanyan Yang, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Neil Yen, University of Aizu, Japan
Dongjin Yu, Hangzhou Dianzi University, China
Jian Yu, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Cheng Yuan, , China
Jianhui Yue, Michigan Tech. University, United States
Mihai Zaharia, "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University, Romania
Ivana Žarko, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Mingwu Zhang, Hubei University of Technology, China
Jia Zhao, Nanchang Institute of Technology, China
Dimitrios Zissis, University of the Aegean, Greece

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