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The workshop will include a panel discussion on Security through trusted collaboration over social and IoT networks, chaired by David, Ebert, (IEEE Fellow, 2015 IEEE CS 2nd VP and Treasurer, 2016 IEEE CS 1st VP and VP of Publications) .

The proliferation of new services in the mobile market is driving the QoS requirements ever higher (in terms of performance indicators spanning throughput, delays, network coverage etc). Meanwhile, a multitude of battery- hungry mobile devices are either connected to the Internet or are about to be. Following this trend, physical objects along with services are gaining a central role, shaping the Internet of Things. At larger scales, buildings and whole cities are also becoming smarter, embracing a wide range of technologies to enhance and improve the quality of everyday living, contributing at the same time to the global target of reducing energy consumption.

In parallel, the widespread of social networks has established their use not only as platforms for casual social interaction, marketing research and broadcasting, but also as a powerful tool for collaboration, innovation, coordination and problem solving. Social networks are used to report crimes to law enforcement agencies, monitor health epidemics, issue community warnings, and lately also to connect devices in a social network-based Internet of Things. We refer to the augmented use of social networks for collaboration between people, as well as between machines, as the Social Collaborative Internet, which can transform the Internet of Things into an Internet of Everything.

Within IoT, (and even more in IoE), the involved technologies span from WSAN (Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks), and M2M communication, to security frameworks and service models, while next generation wireless access networks will be composed of flexible, multi-tier, and scalable heterogeneous architectures, incorporating small cells, offloading techniques, and optimized protocols for cellular IoT. Thus, important challenges in future wireless communications are on one hand how to design and run cost efficient networks that optimize the key performance indicators to support the requirements of these services, and on the other hand, how to enable the efficient collaboration of humans and devices under a safe and robust technological framework.

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers focusing on resource management and optimization within the context of heterogeneous wireless networking and social collaborative internet, thus comprehensively covering issues of IoE. In particular the technical focus will be on the communications aspects and key enabling technologies in future HetNets for IoT, especially M2M communications and offloading, as well as applications with a core focus on Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), and finally on the convergence of Internet of things and Social networks towards an effective and efficient platform.


Important Dates:
Paper Submission: by July 1, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: by September 6, 2015
Camera-ready Paper Due: by October 2, 2015