Internet of Things (IoT) is an evolving trend which will cover the whole world and requires the most efficient technology that has ever been produced. This is because IoT enables all kinds of smart objects (e.g., smart sensors and actuators) to communicate and interact with each other across different networks and domains. A plethora of new services and applications are or must be created revealing the potential to create substantial new markets and to stimulate existing ones. However, it is also quite clear that on the way to a fully connected cyber-physical world numerous challenges have to be addressed. As with every new technology wave, we are witnessing a debate regarding industry standards striving to find a position in the IoT marketplace.

WCS-IoT workshop intents to foster dialogue and interaction among researchers from academia and industry addressing the contemporary challenges in IoT platforms, services, tools, programming languages, and applications. In particular, special emphasis will be given if the current or under development IoT standards meet the specifications of the IoT-related considerations like low-power, time-to-market, connectivity, reliability, interoperability, security, and privacy. Do or don’t we need a new IoT standardization bodies or initiatives? Finally, as part of this workshop, the research outcomes of current research European projects related to IoT platforms, services, APIs, tools, and applications are welcomed to be presented. New possibilities for synergies between European companies and research institutes will be explored in the context of future European funded projects.

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The Internet of Thinks (IoT) is upon us! Current forecasts predict that there will be more than 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020 and this is just the beginning. This IoT workshop solicits original contributions and/or work-in-progress position papers in, but not limited to, the following topic areas:

  • Platforms for IoT services
  • IoT and CPS (cyber-physical systems) hardware architectures
  • Low power and reconfiguration techniques for IoTs
  • Energy- and resource-efficient connectivity solutions
  • New IoT applications or re-evaluation of existing ones
  • Secure IoT and CPS architectures
  • Sensors and actuator technologies
  • New (business) use-cases for IoTs
  • The role of semantics and middleware in IoT technology
  • User-interfaces for IoT devices
  • Support of self-management and plug-and-play mechanisms