Announcing WoT 2011: Second International Workshop on the Web of Things

WoT researchers and community members, warm-up your keyboards, we are waiting for you submission to WoT 2011!

After a successful WoT 2010 workshop, we are glad to announce WoT 2011, co-located with Pervasive 2011.

Here is the call for paper, please feel free to redistribute!

CALL FOR PAPERS – Second International Workshop on the Web of Things (WoT 2011)
in conjunction with Pervasive 2011, San Francisco, June 12-15 2011.

Paper submission deadline: February 4, 2011
Notification of acceptance: March 11, 2011
Camera-ready papers due: March 21, 2010
Workshop date: June 12, 2010

Official Website: www.webofthings.com/wot/2011/

The world of embedded devices has experienced radical changes; real-world objects such as home appliances, industrial machines and wireless sensor and actuator networks embed powerful computers which often can connect to the Internet. Likewise, more and more common objects are being tagged with RFID tags or barcodes. Considering the recent progress in mobile communications (increased bandwidth for cell phone networks, as well as urban wireless broadband networks), Internet access will very likely become a commodity accessible from most real-world devices. This convergence of physical computing devices (wireless sensor networks, mobile phones, embedded computers, etc.) and the Internet provides new design opportunities and challenges, as digital communication networks will increasingly not only serve virtual data (images, text, etc.), but also serve access to real objects. While the “Internet of Things” has become a well-known brand for a set of research issues in the pervasive and ubiquitous computing communities, the main focus of this research theme has been on establishing connectivity in a variety of challenging and constrained networking environments. Our hypothesis is that the “Web of Things” is the next logical step in the ongoing evolution, enabling new applications and providing new opportunities. The Web of Things takes the next step from establishing connectivity and thus the ability to communicate with Things, to a vision where Things become seamlessly integrated into the Web, not just through Web-based user interfaces of specific applications, but by simply blending into the information and interaction space created by the Web and its architectural principles. The “Web of Things” workshop solicits contributions in the areas of architectures for a Web of things, decentralization, real-time interactions with things, services for the physical world, Web-scale applications, as well as questions of user interface and interaction design, where a Web of Things requires application designers to think beyond standard Web browsers and embrace alternative clients such as mobile devices or even more constrained environments.

Topics:
- Distributed Web-infrastructures fostering the Web of Things
- Real-time communication with the real-world
- Deployments, and evaluation of Web of things systems
- Human-things interaction models and paradigms
- Web composition of the physical world and physical mashups
- Searching and discovering things and their services on the Web
- Security, access control, sharing of physical things on the Web
- Applications of the Web of Things (smart homes/cities/factories)
- Business opportunities for the Web of Things
- Use and developments of latest Web technologies for the physical world (e.g., 6lowpan, HTML5, microformats, REST, cloud and services, social networks, etc.)

In this second edition of the workshop will will consolidate the community and focus even more on the Web aspect of networking things. We will provide an interactive forum for WoT researchers to learn and discuss about existing efforts to enable cross-fertilization. In order to ensure a high-quality technical session, submissions must cover one of the topics above and should not exceed six (6) ACM SIG Proceedings Template pages. Research 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. Submission requires at least one author to present the paper on-site.

Organizers:
Dominique Guinard, ETH Zurich / MIT Auto-ID Labs
Vlad Trifa, ETH Zurich
Erik Wilde, UC Berkeley

Program Committee:
* Rosa Alarcon, Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Chile
* Liselott Brunnberg, MIT Mobile Experience Lab, USA
* Adam Dunkels, SICS, Sweden
* Christian Floerkemeier, Auto-ID Labs, MIT, USA
* Gary Gale, Nokia, Germany
* Vipul Gupta, Oracle Labs, USA
* Masayuki Iwai, University of Toyko, Japan
* Artem Katasonov, VTT Labs, Finland
* Tim Kindberg, matter 2 media, UK
* Gerd Kortuem, Lancaster University, UK
* Marc Langheinrich, Universita della Svizzera Italiana (USI), Switzerland
* Rodger Lea, University of British Columbia, Canada
* Olivier Liechti, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, Switzerland
* Diego Lopez de Ipina, University of Deusto, Spain
* Friedemann Mattern, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
* Florian Michahelles, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
* Guido Moritz, University of Rostock, Germany
* Claro Noda, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
* Jacques Pasquier, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
* Cesare Pautasso, Universita della Svizzera Italiana (USI), Switzerland
* Dave Raggett, W3C, UK
* David Resseguie, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
* Till Riedel, TecO Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
* Albrecht Schmidt, University of Duisburg Essen, Germany
* Vlad Stirbu, NOKIA, Finland
* Inaki Vazquez, University of Deusto, Spain

Dominique Guinard