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?

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.

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
  • IoT and 5G Networks
    • Data and traffic models in 5G networks
    • Applications of IoT in 5G access technologies
    • Security and Privacy challenges in 5G-based IoT Middleware systems
    • Cognitive radio capabilities in 5G mobile networks
    • M2M communication in 5G mobile technologies
  • 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 September 3rd, 2018 (extended)
Authors Notification September 14, 2018
Early Registration September 24, 2018
Camera Ready Paper & Copyright October 1, 2018
Workshops November 12, 2018


Workshop organizers


IBM Almaden Research Center, CA, USA


Toulouse, France

Zhangbing Zhou

China University of Geosciences,
Beijing, China

Program Committee

  • Ahmed Samet, INSA Strasbourg, France.
  • Alois Ferscha, Institut für Pervasive Computing, Austria.
  • Brahmananda Sapkota, Samsung Electronics, South Korea.
  • Carla Mouradian, Concordia University, Canada.
  • David Mendes, University of Évora, Portugal.
  • Deze Zeng, China University of Geosciences, China
  • Elisa Gonzalez Boix, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.
  • Franca Delmastro, IIT-National Research Council, Italy.
  • Gerhard Hancke, City University of Hong Kong.
  • Guangjie Han, Hohai University, China.
  • Heiko Ludwig, IBM Research, San Jose, CA, USA.
  • Huaping Liu, Tsinghua University, China.
  • Jagruti Sahoo, South Carolina State University, SC, USA.
  • Jianwei Niu, Beihang University, China.
  • Jine Tang, Jiangsu University, China.
  • Jorge Gonçalves, University of Oulu, Finland.
  • José García-Alonso, University of Extremadura, Spain.
  • Khaled Gaaloul, LIST, Luxembourg.
  • Kristof Van Laerhoven, University of Siegen, Deutschland.
  • Mohamed Anis Zemni, Universite Tunis El Manar, Tunisia.
  • Mohamed Graiet, University of Monastir, Tunisia.
  • Mourad Amziani, Beamap, France.
  • Mourad Kmimeche, University of Monastir, Tunisia.
  • Neeraj Kumar, Thapar University, India.
  • Niko Mäkitalo, University of Helsinki, Finland.
  • Paulo Mendes, University Lusofona, Portugal.
  • Pham Phuoc Hung, Concordia University, Canada.
  • Philippe Lalanda, University Joseph Fourier, France.
  • Rami Sellami, CETIC, Belgium.
  • Romain Rouvoy, University of Lille, France.
  • Samir Tata, IBM Research, San Jose, CA, USA.
  • Sami Bhiri, University of Monastir, Tunisia.
  • Shengrong Bu, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom.
  • Stefano Monti, Imola, Italy.
  • Tommi Mikkonen, University of Helsinki.
  • Trupil Limbasiya, NIIT University, India.
  • Takoua Abdellatif, University of Carthage, Tunisia.
  • Victoria Torres, Universitat Politècnica de Valencia, Spain.
  • Walid Gaaloul, Institut Mines-Telecom, Telecom SudParis, France.
  • Wenwen Li, Arizona State University, US.
  • Wided Guedria, LIST, Luxembourg.
  • Xiaoping Che, Beijing Jiaotong University, China.
  • Yijun Yu, The Open University, United Kingdom.
  • Yu Zheng, South China Normal University, 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 to submit an extension of their work for a special issue of the Sensors Journal. Sensors is indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), MEDLINE (PubMed), Compendex (EI) and other databases, and has an Impact Factor of 2.475.