The number of connected IoT devices is exploding during the last years. According to Gartner, the total number of connected "things" will reach 26 billion units by 2020. This trend is bringing several challenges to be addressed when it comes to building efficient and reliable IoT systems. The devices involved in these applications are getting smaller and smarter, while the conditions and constraints to be satisfied are increasingly complex. In addition, with the aim of increasing user satisfaction, these devices should be aware of the context, knowing the user's preferences and needs; so that they can adapt their behavior to each situation. Further increasing, their complexity.

These challenges pose some questions that need further discussion from researchers: How to enable collecting, managing and sharing massive amounts of data with other connected “things” and/or prospective software in the Cloud? How this information could be used to adapt the smart devices’ behavior? What is the role of the (Mobile) Cloud Computing and the Fog Computing? How to provide appropriate resources in these environments?

One of the areas in which the application of IoT and Context-Awareness is more relevant is Smart Cities. Smart Cities are assuming a relevant role in the integration and convergence of different paradigms and concepts such as Internet of Things, Internet of Services, Internet of People, Cloud and Mobile Cloud Computing, Crowdsensing and so on. The correct integration of all these technologies would enable smart cities to be the perfect environment to increase the citizen satisfaction, the local productivity and the economic growth. However, the integration of these technologies is not easy. This workshop also tackle the use and integration of these technologies in Smart Cities.

The objective of this workshop is to encourage and attract multidisciplinary research in Internet of Things, (Mobile) Cloud Computing, Distributed and Cloud-Aware IoT systems, Context-Awareness and (Mobile) Crowdsensing. It is also especially relevant for the workshop the application of these paradigms in real environments and situations within a smart city, such as smart transportation, pollution, smart tourism, well-being, etc.

Topics of interest

ISyCC Workshop will be a forum for academics, industrial researchers, developers, and practitioners to discuss about above-mentioned questions and about topics that include, but are not limited to:

  • IoT and Smart Cities
    • Connected Cities
    • E-Healthcare
    • Smart buildings
    • Human Mobility
    • Co-Creation and Open Participation of people
    • Applications and experiences
  • IoT and (Mobile) Cloud Computing
    • IoT services virtualization techniques
    • IoT as-a-Service
    • IoT and DevOps in the Cloud
    • IoT orchestration mechanisms
    • SLA/ QoS / QoE management for IoT in the Cloud
    • Software defined management in the Cloud
    • Fog Computing
  • Context-Awareness and IoT
    • Sensing devices and Systems
    • (Mobile) Crowdsensing
    • (Mobile) Social Networks
  • IoT and Big Data
    • Data Collection
    • Data Fusion
    • Activity Recognition
  • Proactive Devices and Systems
    • Decision-Making
    • Self-Adaptive techniques
  • Semantic Technologies
    • Semantic annotation of data
  • IoT Protocols and Standardization Attempts
  • Trust, Security and Privacy for IoT

Important dates

Event Deadline
Workshop Papers Submission August 28, 2017
Authors Notification September 14, 2017
Early Registration September 24, 2017
Camera Ready Paper & Copyright October 1, 2017
Workshops November 13, 2017


Workshop organizers


Concordia University,
Montreal, Canada


IBM Almaden Research Center, CA, USA

Javier Berrocal

University of Extremadura,

Luca Foschini

University of Bologna,

Program Committee

  • Mohamed Abu-Lebdeh, Concordia University, Canada
  • Sabeur Aridhi, University of Lorraine, France
  • Nejib Belhadj-Alouane, University Tunis ElManar, Tunisia
  • Sami Bhiri, University of Monsatir, Tunisia
  • Juan Boubeta-Puig, University of Cádiz, Spain
  • Carlos Roberto De Rolt, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina, Brazil
  • Ahmad Dhaini, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • Walid Gaaloul, Telecom SudParis, France
  • Jaime Galán-Jiménez, University of Extremadura, Spain
  • José García-Alonso, University of Extremadura, Spain
  • Michele Girolami, Italian National Research Council, Italy
  • Tarek Hamrouni, University of Manouba, Tunisia
  • Mohamad I Jaber, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • Nikko Mäkitalo, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Carla Mouradian, Concordia University, Canada
  • Stefan Nastic, TU Wien, Austria
  • Romain Rouvoy, University of Lille, France
  • Peter Ruppel, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Ahmed Samet, Oxford Brookes University, UK
  • Samir Tata, IBM Research, USA
  • Victoria Torres, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
  • Mauro Tortonesi, University of Ferrara, Italy
  • Asma Trabelsi, Université d'Artois, France
  • Zhangbing Zhou, China University of Geosciences, China

Paper submission

Authors are invited to submit full papers (maximum length of 12 pages, including all references and figures.) Papers should be formatted according to Springer’s LNCS formatting guidelines and submitted the conference submission system.

All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by members of the Program Committee and evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. All submissions must not have been accepted for publication elsewhere or be under review for another workshop or conference.

Accepted papers will be included in the workshop proceedings published as part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series of Springer.

For each accepted paper, at least one author must attend the workshop and present the paper. Registration is subject to the terms and conditions of ICSOC.

A selection of accepted papers will be invited for a special issue in an IEEE Software Magazine special issue on Cognitive Things.