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


Internet of Things (IoT) is a platform and a phenomenon that allows everything to process information, communicate data, analyze context collaboratively and in the service or individuals, organizations and businesses. In the process of doing so, a large amount of data with different formats and content has to be processed efficiently, quickly and intelligently through advanced algorithms, techniques, models and tools. This new paradigm is enabled by the maturity of several different technologies, including the internet, wireless communication, cloud computing, sensors, big data analytics and machine learning algorithms.

Big Data is another paradigm to describe processing of data to make it 'make sense' to people using IoT. Big Data has five characteristics: volume, velocity, variety, veracity and value. There are reports that businesses and research communities equipped with Big Data skills can provide additional incentives, opportunities, funding and innovation to their long-term strategies. The new knowledge, tools, practices, and infrastructures produced will enable breakthrough discoveries and innovation in physical science, engineering, mobile services, medicine, business, education, earth
science, security and risk analysis. For organizations that adopt Big Data, the boundary between the use of private clouds, public clouds, IoT is sometimes very thin to allow better access, performance and efficiency of analyzing the data and understanding the data analysis. A common approach is to develop Big Data in the IoT to deliver "Everything as a Service". In the process of doing so, innovative services known as "Emerging Services and Analytics" can be the highlight and strategic solutions to organizations adopting IoT and Big Data.


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:



  • 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


  • 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


  • 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 eGovernment
  • 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
  • Health Informatics
  • Cancer and Tumor Studies with Big Data
  • DNA Sequencing
  • Brain, Heart and Organ Simulations and Processing
  • Volume, Velocity, Variety and Veracity for Biological Science


  • 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 eLearning 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
  • eGovernment, eCommerce, eScience and Creative Technologies for IoT and Big Data
  • Any Emerging Services


Peter SlootComplexity Institute Singapore, Singapore; ITMO St. Petersburg; Russion Federation; University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Verena KantereUniversity of Geneva, Switzerland
Mohammed AtiquzzamanUniversity of Oklahoma, United States
Schahram DustdarVienna University of Technology, Austria
Pierangela SamaratiUniversità degli Studi di Milano, Italy


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).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
A short list of papers presented at the conference venue will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a Journal of Information Management .
A short list of papers presented at the conference venue will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of International Journal of Organizational and Collective Intelligence .
A short list of papers presented at the conference venue will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of Open Journal of Big Data (OJBD) .
A short list of papers presented at the conference venue will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of Future Generation Computer Systems Journal .
A short list of papers presented at the conference venue will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a Journal of Network and Computer Application.
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, Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic.


Conference Date: 23 - 25 April, 2016

Paper Submission: January 5, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 5, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 19, 2016 (expired)

Paper Submission: February 8, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 24, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 7, 2016 (expired)

Paper Submission: February 10, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification: February 29, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 7, 2016 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: January 6, 2016 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Authors Notification: February 29, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 4, 2016 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: January 22, 2016 (expired)
Paper Submission: February 29, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 7, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 11, 2016 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: February 26, 2016 (expired)

Demo Proposal: February 26, 2016 (expired)

Panel Proposal: February 26, 2016 (expired)

Paper Submission: February 24, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 1, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 18, 2016 (expired)


IoTBD Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: iotbd.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.IoTBD.org/


Our event will take place at the Barceló Aran Mantegna Hotel, strategically located in the city of Rome due to the proximity with the city center and the International Airports Fiumicino and Ciampino.


Victor ChangTeesside University, United Kingdom


Muthu RamachandranLeeds Beckett University, United Kingdom
Gary WillsUniversity of Southampton, United Kingdom
Robert WaltersUniversity of Southampton, United Kingdom
Víctor Méndez MuñozIUL, S.A. & Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB, Spain


Antonio Alberti, ICT Lab./INATEL, Brazil
Mitra Arami, PARDIS Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Khin Aung, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Data Storage Institute, Singapore
Galip Aydin, Firat University, Turkey
Daniele Bailo, EPOS - INGV Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Italy
George Baryannis, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reinhold Behringer, Knorr Bremse GmbH, Germany
Leila Ben Saad,, ENIT, Tunisia
Tapalina Bhattasali, University of Calcutta, India
Lars Brenna, University of Tromsø, Norway
Fábio Buiati, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Ali Cakmak, Istanbul Sehir University, Turkey
Godwin Caruana, Harvest, Malta
Sidney Chapman, Self-Employed, Australia
Qiang Cheng, University of Kentucky, United States
Yunja Choi, Kyungpook National University, Korea, Republic of
Worasit Choochaiwattana, Dhurakij Pundit University, Thailand
Michele Ciavotta, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Vedat Coskun, Beykent University, Turkey
Katerina Doka, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece
Renato dos Santos, ULBRA - Lutheran University of Brazil, Brazil
Yucong Duan, Hainan University, China
Ali Emrouznejad, Aston University, United Kingdom
Marcial Fernandez, Universidade Estadual do Ceara, Brazil
Corina Forascu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
Neil Fraser, Macquarie University, Australia
Jorge García Gutiérrez, University of Seville, Spain
Moneeb Gohar, Yeungnam University, Korea, Republic of
Mesut Günes, University of Münster, Germany
Moutaz Haddara, Kristiania University College, Norway
Akram Hakiri, LAAS-CNRS, France
Longzhe Han, Nanchang Institute of Technology, China
Andreas Hapfelmeier, Siemens AG, Germany
Chen He, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States
Amin Hosseinian-Far, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom
Jun Huang, Chongqing University of Post and Telecommunications, China
Martin Jaatun, University of Stavanger, Norway
Geun-Sik Jo, Inha University, Korea, Republic of
Nikolay Kakanakov, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Young-Bae Ko, Ajou University, Korea, Republic of
Alessandro Koerich, École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada
Nikolaos Konstantinou, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Stefan Kraxberger, Secinto eU, Austria
Rocco Langone, Deloitte, Belgium
Seppo Leminen, Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Xiufeng Liu, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Tariq Mahmoud, Oldenburg University, Germany
Taras Maksymyuk, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine
Marco Mancini, CMCC Foundation, Italy
Massimo Marchiori, University of Padua, Italy
Joberto Martins, Salvador University - UNIFACS, Brazil
Dulani Meedeniya, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Davide Merico, Paradox Engineering SA, Switzerland
Mohamed Mohamed, IBM Research, Almaden, United States
Ehsan Mohammadi, Northwestern University, United States
Óscar Mortágua Pereira, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Thomas Moser, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria
Roberto Natella, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
David Nguyen, Facebook, USA, United States
Jan Nolin, University of Borås, Sweden
Massimiliano Nuccio, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Jukka Nurminen, VTT - Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
Bogdan Oancea, University of Bucharest, Romania
Richard Olejnik, University of Lille I, France
Yaozhang Pan, GrabTaxi, Singapore
Yannis Panagis, University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law, iCourts, Denmark
Herbert Pang, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Milan Petkovic, Technical University Eindhoven, Netherlands
Cássio Prazeres, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil
Yongrui Qin, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Ramakrishnan Ramanathan, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Choopan Rattanapoka, King's Mongkut University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand
Stephan Reiff-Marganiec, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Peter Richtarik, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Imed Romdhani, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom
Marta Rukoz, Universite Paris Ouest La Defense, France
Volker Sander, FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Riyanarto Sarno, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Indonesia
Ashwin Satyanarayana, New York City College of Technology, United States
Mark Schueler, none, United Kingdom
Aviv Segev, University of South Alabama, United States
Bikash Sharma, Microsoft Corp., United States
Maxim Shcherbakov, Volgograd State Technical University, Russian Federation
Jun Shen, University of Wollongong, Australia
Kamal Singh, Telecom Saint Etienne, France
Andrey Somov, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Tehnology, Russian Federation
Dezhao Song, Thomson Reuters, United States
Karagiorgou Sophia, University of Piraeus, Greece
Jouni Tervonen, University of Oulu, Finland
Thibaut Tiberghien, Institut Mines-Télécom, Singapore
Riccardo Tomasi, Instituto Superiore Mario Boella, Italy
Thomas Triplet, Computer Research Institute of Montreal, Canada
M. Usha, KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology, India
Massimo Vecchio, Università degli Studi eCampus, Italy
Isaac Velázquez, Inflammation Research Center, Ghent University., Belgium
Quentin Vincent, INSERM, France
Shenghua Wan, WalmartLabs, United States
Hai Wang, Saint Mary's University, Canada
Hanli Wang, Tongji University, China
Liang Wang, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Tomasz Wiktorski, University of Stavanger, Norway
wang xianzhi, Mr., Australia
Pengcheng Xiong, Hortonworks, United States
Hongji Yang, Leicester University, United Kingdom
Dongfang Zhao, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, United States
Dimitrios Zorbas, University of Piraeus, Greece

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