Eighth International Workshop on the Web of Things (WoT 2017)
The Web of Things has become mainstream: REST (though sometimes interpreted liberally) and Web best practices are today the de-facto application layer of smart physical objects are connected in Internet of Things deployments. WoT Mission Accomplished!
However, the WoT workshop series was never only about technology, but rather enabled us to establish a community of academics and practitioners who are on the forefront of research fields from real-time communication with physical objects to discovery and search, and from the composition of services provided by smart devices to resource-constrained smart environments. In this year’s eighth iteration of the International Workshop on the Web of Things, we would therefore like to invite the WoT community to discuss about our Next Big Thing. We solicit short position papers that will be briefly presented, discussed, mashed up, and elaborated on in breakout sessions during the workshop in October. The papers will be published to the ACM Digital Library and our work at the event should form the basis of a joint letter submission from the WoT community — “The Next Big Thing according to the WoT Community” or similar — that we will publish as a community paper (e.g., in the inaugural issue of Wiley’s Internet Technology Letters).
Key dates | Location | Program | CfP | Organisers & PC | Sponsors | Previous Editions | Submission Guidelines
- Paper submission deadline:
September 18, 2017October 2, 2017
- Notification of acceptance: October 9, 2017
- Camera-ready papers due: October 16, 2017
- Workshop date and location: October 22, 2017
The 8th edition of WoT will be collocated with IoT 2017 and will take place in Linz, Austria.
Call for Papers
In this year’s eighth iteration of the International Workshop on the Web of Things, we would like to invite the WoT community to discuss about our Next Big Thing. We solicit short position papers that will be briefly presented, discussed, mashed up, and elaborated on in breakout sessions during the workshop in October. WoT 2017 solicits contributions in all areas related to the future Web of Things, and we invite application designers to think beyond sensor networks and Web applications, and to imagine, design, build, evaluate, and share their thoughts and visions on what the future of the Web and networked devices will be.
Our call includes the classical Web of Things topics but also – and in particular – extends beyond these topics:
- Integration of embedded computers, wireless sensor networks, every-day appliances, smart gateways, and things using a Web approach
- Real-time communication with physical objects
- Web-based discovery, search, composition, and physical mashups
- Use of semantic technologies to facilitate the interaction with and between things on the Web
- Models, paradigms, and systems that enable the interaction with physical things for humans
- Security, privacy, access control, and sharing of physical things on the Web
- Application of Web tools and techniques in the physical world (e.g., REST, HTML5, 6lowpan, social networks)
- Cloud platforms and services for the Web of Things
- Concrete applications, use-cases, deployments, and evaluations of Web-enabled Things in contexts such as smart homes, connected cities, and Web 2.0 enterprises
Submissions to WoT 2017 should not exceed four (4) ACM proceedings format pages. Papers must be original prior unpublished work and not under review elsewhere as they will be published to the ACM digital library and listed on DBLP. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and selected based on their originality, merit, and relevance to the workshop, and we will require at least one author to present the paper on-site. Contributions will undergo a double blind review process. Authors are therefore expected to remove any connection to their identity from their papers. Authors of accepted submissions will have the opportunity to update their submissions based on the reviews before the final electronic copy is due. If applicable to your contribution, we encourage authors of accepted papers to bring a prototype and demonstrate it at the workshop, as part of an open demonstration session.
All submissions will be handled electronically via our submission system. The documents should be submitted in PDF format. If your submission contains additional material (e.g., a video file) then both should be packed in one ZIP file. Again, please make sure that you removed any connection to your identity as the papers will undergo a double blind review. If you experience any problems, please contact us.
13:00 Welcome and Opening (Simon Mayer)
13:15 Impulse Talks / Position Papers: Food for Discussions
The Web of Augmented Things Idea (Alessandro Ricci) > Paper
Open APIs for the Rest of Us (Simon Mayer) > Paper
Web of Things Augmentation (Manuel Wimmer) > Paper
Autonomous Systems for the Web of Things (Alessandro Ricci) > Paper
14:00 Breakout Discussions
15:30 Coffee Break
16:00 Breakout Reports & Future Projects
17:00 We’re off together for further discussions about the future of the WoT
Simon Mayer, Siemens Corporate Technology, USA -> Pro2Future GmbH & TU Graz, AT
Dominique Guinard, EVRYTHNG, UK / USA
Matthias Kovatsch, ETH Zurich and Siemens Corporate Technology, CH / DE
|Michael||Blackstock||University of British Columbia|
|Olivier||Boissier||ENS Mines Saint-Etienne|
|Joshua||Ellul||University of Malta|
|Stephan||Haller||Bern University of Applied Sciences|
|Marino||Linaje||Universidad de Extremadura|
|Florian||Michahelles||Siemens Corporate Technology|
|Jacques||Pasquier||University of Fribourg|
|Inaki||Vazquez||Universidad de Deusto|
Find out more about the yearly Web of Things workshop on on the official Workshop Webpages: