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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: Volume, Velocity, Variety, Veracity and Value
  • Modeling, Experiments, Sharing Technologies & Platforms
  • Analytics, Intelligence and Knowledge Engineering
  • Data Center Enabled Technologies
  • Networking and Social Networks
  • Data Management for Large Data
  • Software Frameworks (MapReduce, Spark Etc) and Simulations
  • 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 eLearning and Educational Applications
  • Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) including Workflows and Supply Chain in IoT and Big Data
  • Analytics as a Service (AaaS) for Any Types of Analytics
  • Scheduling, Service Duplication, Fairness, Load Balance for SaaS and Analytics
  • eGovernment, eCommerce, eScience and Creative Technologies for IoT and Big Data
  • IoT Services and Applications
  • New Service Models and Emerging Services


  • Software Architecture and Middleware
  • Context-Awareness and Location-Awareness
  • Performance Evaluation and Modeling
  • Networking and Communication Protocols
  • Machine to Machine Communications
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Software Engineering for IoT and IoE
  • Machine Learning and Deep Learning Approaches Data Analytics


  • Technological Focus for Smart Environments
  • Smart City Examples and Case Studies
  • Architecture for Secure and Interactive IoT
  • Intelligent Infrastructure and Guidance Systems for Vehicles, Green Systems and Smart City
  • Sensor Networks, Remote Diagnosis and Development
  • Transportation Management Traffic Theory, Modeling and Simulation
  • Social Implications for IoT Intelligent
  • Systems for IoT and Services Computing


  • Smart City and Transportation
  • Education and Learning
  • Business, Finance and Management
  • Social Networks Analysis, Media and eGovernment
  • Risk Modeling, Simulation, Legal Challenges
  • Case Studies of Real Adoption
  • Biomedical Experiments and Simulations
  • Healthcare Services and Health Informatics


  • Algorithms, Software Engineering and Development
  • Testing (Software Engineering; Penetration; Product Development)
  • Encryption (All Aspects)
  • Firewall, Access Control, Identity Management
  • Experiments on Using Security Solutions and Proof-of-Concepts
  • Intrusion and Detection Techniques
  • Social Engineering and Ethical Hacking: Techniques and Case Studies
  • Software Engineering for Security Modeling, Business Process Modeling and Analytics
  • Location-Based Privacy
  • Data Security, Data Recovery, Disaster Recovery
  • Adoption Challenges and Recommendation
  • Emerging Issues and Recommendations for Organizational Security
  • Case Studies
  • Security, Privacy and Trust


  • 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


IoTBDS 2020 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.


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: 7 - 9 May, 2020

Paper Submission: December 13, 2019
Authors Notification:
February 12, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 27, 2020

Paper Submission: January 29, 2020
Authors Notification:
March 5, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 18, 2020

Workshop Proposal: December 22, 2019

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: March 11, 2020
Authors Notification: March 24, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: April 1, 2020

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: December 22, 2019

Tutorial Proposal: March 24, 2020

Demo Proposal: March 24, 2020

Panel Proposal: March 24, 2020

Open Communications
Paper Submission: March 11, 2020
Authors Notification: March 24, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: April 1, 2020


IoTBDS Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: iotbds.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.iotbds.org/


Available soon.


Victor ChangTeesside University, United Kingdom


Gary WillsUniversity of Southampton, United Kingdom


Omar Abdul-Rahman, IBM Japan, Japan
Janos Abonyi, University of Pannonia, Hungary
Amir H. Alavi, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Ahmed Alenezi, Northern Border University, Saudi Arabia
Rafael Angarita, INRIA, ISEP, France
Mitra Arami, PARDIS Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Koichi Asatani, Nankai Universty, Japan
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
Denis Bastieri, University of Padova, Italy
Martin Bauer, NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany
Peter Bednar, Technical University of Kosice, Slovak Republic
Reinhold Behringer, Daimler-Protics, Germany
Eugénia Bernardino, School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal
Nik Bessis, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom
Tapalina Bhattasali, University of Calcutta, India
Juliana Borin, University of Campinas, Brazil
Leszek Borzemski, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Lars Brenna, University of Tromsø, Norway
Mike Burmester, Florida State University, United States
Prabhakar C.J, Kuvempu University, India
Christian Callegari, University of Pisa, Italy
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
Qiang Cheng, University of Kentucky, United States
Daniel Corujo, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Radu-Codrut David, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Vivek Deshpande, Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, India
Weilong Ding, North China University of Technology, China
Gillian Dobbie, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Erdogan Dogdu, Cankaya University, Turkey
Renato dos Santos, ULBRA - Lutheran University of Brazil, Brazil
Yucong Duan, Hainan University, China
Ata Elahi, Southern Connecticut State University, United States
Sherif Elfayoumy, University of North Florida, United States
Ali Emrouznejad, Aston University, United Kingdom
Mohsen Farid, University of Derby, United Kingdom
Enrico Ferrera, LINKS Foundation, Italy
Hamido Fujita, Iwate Prefectural University, Japan
Hongyuan Gao, Harbin Engineering University, China
Michaela Geierhos, Universität Paderborn, Germany
Angelo Genovese, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Diogo Gomes, DETI - Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Miguel González-Mendoza, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico
Andre Gradvohl, State University of Campinas, Brazil
Jorge Granjal, University of Coimbra, Polo 2, Portugal
Yi Gu, Middle Tennessee State University, United States
Holger Guenzel, Hochschule München, United States
Longzhe Han, Nanchang Institute of Technology, China
Yong He, Zhejiang University, China
Chen He, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States
Jing He, Kennesaw State University, United States
Rahat Iqbal, Coventry University, United Kingdom
Renato Ishii, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Martin Jaatun, University of Stavanger, Norway
Martin Jacobsson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Ali Jaoua, Qatar University, Qatar
Hanmin Jung, KISTI, Korea, Republic of
Nikolay Kakanakov, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Latifah Kamarudin, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia
Mahesha Kapurubandara, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Sri Lanka
Young-Bae Ko, Ajou University, Korea, Republic of
Anna Kobusinska, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Alessandro Koerich, École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada
Olivera Kotevska, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), United States
Chang-Yong Lee, Kongju National University, Korea, Republic of
Yuh-Jye Lee, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, Republic of China
Imre Lendak, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Xiufeng Liu, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
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
Ganesh Mani, Carnegie Mellon, United States
Maude Manouvrier, PSL Research University - Universite Paris-Dauphine, France
Francisco Martínez Álvarez, Pablo de Olavide University of Seville, Spain
Joberto Martins, Salvador University - UNIFACS, Brazil
Fiammetta Marulli, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Ernestina Menasalvas, Universidad politécnica de madrid, Spain
Davide Merico, Paradox Engineering 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
K.. Mishra, MNNIT, India
Thomas Moser, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria
Fionn Murtagh, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Roberto Natella, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Jan Nolin, University of Borås, Sweden
Talal Noor, Taibah University, Saudi Arabia
Bogdan Oancea, University of Bucharest, Romania
Richard Olejnik, University of Lille I, France
Hichem Omrani, LISER, Luxembourg
Herbert Pang, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Josep Paradells Aspas, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Prithviraj Patil, Vanderbilt University, United States
Anand Paul, Kyungpook National University, Korea, Republic of
Óscar Pereira, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Jaroslav Pokorny, Charles University, Czech Republic
Yongrui Qin, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Abderrezak Rachedi, University Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallee, France
Stephan Reiff-Marganiec, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Usha Sakthivel, Rajarajeswari College of Engineering, India
Fosso Samuel, Toulouse Business School, France
Jose Santa, Technical University of Cartagena, Spain
Riyanarto Sarno, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Indonesia
Martin Sarnovsky, Technical University of Kosice, Slovak Republic
Ashwin Satyanarayana, New York City College of Technology, United States
Aviv Segev, University of South Alabama, United States
Subarna Shakya, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Jun Shen, University of Wollongong, Australia
Xin Sui, Tableau Software, United States
Hwee-pink Tan, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Heiko Tapken, Osnabrueck University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Maurizio Tesconi, CNR - IIT, Italy
Ralf Tönjes, University of Applied Science Osnabrück, Germany
Ahmet Topcu, Yildirim Beyazit University, Turkey
Stephan Trahasch, University of Applied Sciences Offenburg, Germany
M. Usha, KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology, India
Massimo Vecchio, Università degli Studi eCampus, Italy
Sebastian Ventura, University of Cordoba, Spain
Shenghua Wan, WalmartLabs, United States
Cong Wang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Junbo Wang, University of Southern California, United States
Hua Wang, Victoria University, Australia
Tomasz Wiktorski, University of Stavanger, Norway
Weili Wu, University of Texas At Dallas, United States
Pengcheng Xiong, Hortonworks, United States
Ramin Yahyapour, GWDG - University Göttingen, Germany
Guuchang Yang, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Laurance Yang, Saint Francis Xavier University, Canada
Hongji Yang, Leicester University, United Kingdom
Bin Yu, Infoblox, United States
Dongjin Yu, Hangzhou Dianzi University, China
Jianhui Yue, Michigan Tech. University, United States
Mihai Zaharia, "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University, Romania
Jia Zhao, Nanchang Institute of Technology, China
Dimitrios Zissis, University of the Aegean, Greece