International Workshop on Internet of Things Applications (IoT-A)

IoT-A workshop provides a forum for discussion and sharing of research and experiences promoting all aspects of IoT-based applications and advances leading to the next frontiers of related smart applications.

IoT-A  will be held in conjunction with:

The 8th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks (EUSPN 2018)

November 5-8, 2018 
Leuven, Belgium.


Internet of Things is a fast growing field where various sensors are monitoring appliances and machineries of all kinds, as well as controlling them remotely, over the Internet. This trend birthed pervasive smart objects, which integrate computation into everyday things and link them though Internet pathways onto Web and Cloud applications. This evolution is impacting our lifestyle and influencing the development of our economy across various industrial sectors including transportation, energy, agriculture and healthcare. The enthusiasm displayed by researchers towards these developments triggered innovative research and development agendas encompassing a wide range of applications and use cases. These applications respond to contemporary needs for smart applications but face technical, business and societal challenges. These challenges are a combination of issues induced by (1) the wide-span of technologies used to sustain the computational capabilities of connected things and exploit the analytics of their large-scale and versatile data sources/formats, (2) the new business models used by enterprises to generate value from smart applications and (3) the security, privacy, and environmental threats as well as behavioral changes impeding users' adoption of these applications. 


Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Web of Things
  • Cloud platforms for IoT
  • Vulnerabilities, attacks and associated mitigation strategies
  • Internet-enabled cyber-physical systems
  • Internet of educational things
  • Pervasive health applications
  • Business models and processes for IoT
  • Semantic computing
  • Social issues
  • Privacy issues
  • Smart objects
  • Smart energy
  • Connected cars
  • Smart parking
  • Thing as a (Web) service
  • Environment monitoring
  • Data aggregation and analytics in IoT applications
  • Sensing and data acquisition
  • Information models
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Middleware architectures for IoT
  • QoS and performance measurement of IoT applications
  • Virtualization of IoT resources and services 


Once accepted, the paper will be included into EUSPN'18 Conference proceedings published by Elsevier's publishing services. At least one author of any accepted paper is expected to attend the workshop to present the paper.

Extended version of selected papers in the workshop will be considered for publication in Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing (Springer).

Submission Instructions

Authors are requested to submit papers reporting original research results. The page limit for papers should not exceed 6 pages. Papers should be prepared using Elsevier (Template). Elsevier author guidelines of Procedia are available at: (Author Guidelines).

Papers must be submitted via email to the Workshop Chairs ( and In the subject line of the email, please mention "IoT-A17: Title of your paper". Authors are requested to submit their papers in PDF format only before the deadline (see Important Dates).

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline:   May 30, 2018 
  • Author Notification: June 30, 2018 
  • Final Manuscript: July 30, 2018

Workshop Chairs


Internet of Things in future smart cities






Yacine Atif, University of Skövde, Sweden

Sujith Mathew, Zayed University, UAE