PIS 2016 – Workshop on Pervasive Information Systems


WorldCIST’16 – 4th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, to be held at Recife, Brazil, 22 – 24 March 2016, is a global forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, results, experiences and concerns in the several perspectives of Information Systems and Technologies.

Pervasive Information Systems (PIS) extend the Information System paradigm by introducing a set of novel characteristics into the society. This workshop aims to discuss topics related to PIS, evaluate the importance for the society and the creation of new knowledge overcoming temporal and local barriers. This workshop is focused on demonstrating how to take advantages from this new sort of information systems and which kind of solutions can be developed in order to support the decision making process anywhere and anytime. PIS 2016 is the ideal place for bringing together the researchers who are working in this particular area of information systems in order to promote discussion and explore new scope of scientific contributions.

Having conscience of the most recent situation in Europe and the Horizon 2020 strategy, a deeper analysis should be made on this emerging topic. Authors are invited to submit unpublished work, contributing with research papers, case studies and demonstrations that present original scientific results, methodological aspects, concepts and approaches in the multidisciplinary field of PIS. Authors should present new trends, discuss future challenges and understand how information affects the way humans interact with the built environments occupied by them.


Workshop topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Ubiquitous Data Mining;
  • Pervasive Intelligent Systems;
  • Pervasive Intelligent Decision Support Systems;
  • Pervasive Systems Based on Cloud Computing;
  • Decision Support Systems;
  • Interoperability and Pervasiveness;
  • Pervasive Business Intelligence;
  • Sensor-based systems;
  • Life-styling pervasive solutions;
  • Pervasive environments

Submission and Paper Format

Submissions must be of one of two types:

Full paper: Finished and consolidated R&D works. These papers are assigned a 10-page limit; and Short paper: Ongoing works with relevant preliminary results open to discussion. These papers are assigned a 7-page limit.

Submitted papers must comply with the format of Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing Series (see Instructions for Authors at Springer Website or download a DOC example) be written in English, must not have been published before, not be under review for any other conference, workshop or publication and not include any information leading to the authors’ identification. Therefore, the authors’ names, affiliations and bibliographic references should not be included in the version for evaluation by the Program Committee. This information should only be included in the camera-ready version, saved in Word or Latex format and also in PDF format. These files must be accompanied by the Publication form filled out, in a ZIP file, and uploaded at the conference management system.

All papers will be subjected to a “double-blind review” by at least two/three members of the Program Committee. Based on Program Committee evaluation, a paper can be rejected or accepted by the Conference Chairs. In the later case, it can be accepted as the type originally submitted or as another type. Thus, full papers can be accepted as short papers. The authors of accepted full papers will have 15 minutes to present their work in a Conference Work Session; approximately 5 minutes of discussion will follow each presentation. The authors of accepted short papers and company papers will have 11 minutes to present their work in a Conference Work Session; approximately 4 minutes of discussion will follow each presentation.

All papers should be submitted using the EasyChair system, available in the following link:

Publication and Indexing

Workshop papers will be published in the Springer Conference Proceedings. To ensure that a paper is published in the Proceedings, at least one of the authors must be fully registered by 27th of December 2015, and the paper must comply with the suggested layout and page-limit. Additionally, all recommended changes must be addressed by the authors before they submit the camera-ready version. No more than one paper per registration will be published in the Conference Proceedings. An extra fee must be paid for publication of additional papers, with a maximum of one additional paper per registration.

Full and short papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings by Springer, in Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing. Published full and short papers will be submitted for indexation by ISI, EI-Compendex, SCOPUS and DBLP, among others, and will be available in the SpringerLink Digital Library. Extended versions of the best papers accepted and presented at this workshop may be considered for publication in a Special Issue of a renowned international journal indexed by ISI, SCOPUS and DBLP.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for paper submission: November 30th, 2015
  • Notification of paper acceptance: December 20th, 2015
  • Deadline for final versions and conference registration: December 31st, 2015
  • Workshop / Conference dates: March 22nd -24th, 2016


Carlos Filipe Portela – University of Minho, Portugal –

Manuel Filipe Santos – University of Minho, Portugal –

Download the Worshop’s Call here


SONET-BULL Social Networking Against Bullying



Social Networking Against Bullying

New pedagogic approaches: 2nd international conference in Dublin.

The Anti-Bullying Centre of Dublin City University will host the second international conference of Sonet-Bull, a project financed by the European Erasmus+ Programme to identify common strategies to prevent and counter school bullying phenomena. The appointment is for November 18 at 2 pm. The initial results obtained with the on-line platform for schools, families and all other actors involved in this phenomenon will be presented during the event.   


SONET-Bull is a two-year project implemented by the Greek National Agency as part of the Erasmus Plus Programme, Key Action 2 “Strategic Partnerships” to prevent and counter  school bullying. The programme, which is promoted by five partners from four European countries (Hellenic Open University, Greece – INFOREF, Belgium – Computer Technology Institute & Press Diophantus, Greece – Fondazione Mondo Digitale, Italy – Dublin City University, Anti-Bullying Centre, Ireland), is based on the concept that bullying cannot be countered  through isolated actions, but rather requires educational strategies and innovative tools that can lead to the creation of networks and educational communities.


The project is also based on the use of the platform to share good practices and strategies to counter bullying. The international conference will be held on November 18, 2015, at 2 pm at the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre at Dublin City University.


“Partners involved in the EU Sonetbull Project are meeting in Dublin from 18-20 November at the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre in Dublin City University. As part of the project a number of EU partners are working with DCU to develop an online space using ICT social networking tools with peer learning and crowd-sourcing to train school communities to counter student bullying. The three days of meeting will begin with the launch of a new national anti-bullying website by the Irish Minister for Education and Skills” explains James O’Higgins Norman, Director of the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre in Ireland.

“The first version of SONETBULL Platform is ready.  The platform is a peer learning platform which integrates social networking tools (Blog; Forum; Wikis; Tag cloud) and allows register users to access accredited training material on school bullying, to publish their experiences and to comment and tag the experience of their peers. In particular, users can share their experience in school bullying in a form of learning objects that are available through the platform. Those Learning Objects are: anti-bullying policy; bullying episode; case study, discussions; educational activities; survey and wiki” points out Catherine Christodoulopoulou, spokesperson for Computer Technology Institute and Press Diophantus (CTI) in Greece.


The platform is a strategic tool to implement a dedicated educational course for all members of school communities to adequately prevent and counter school bullying phenomena, developing collaborations between schools and families and providing the necessary support both to victims and aggressors involved in bullying incidents.


Fri, 13/11/2015



Fondazione Mondo Digitale

Press office

Elisa Amorelli

tel. 06 42014109 – 338 3043021

Francesca Meini

Tel. 06 42014109



Hellenic Open University (Coordinator)

Contact: Achilles Kameas




Computer Technology Institute & Press “Diophantus” CTI

Contact: Catherine Christodoulopoulou



Read the press release here



HOU at the “World of Learning Conference” in Birmingham, UK

Euproma  presents eLearning job role profiles and training guidelines at the “World of Learning Conference”  on 29 & 30 September 2015 in Birmingham, UK

  •  The e-Virtue project consortium will be part of the “World of Learning”, an international event where training organizations, practitioners and companies meet to exchange ideas and pave the way to modern learning environments.
  •  In a project-specific session, the partnership will present the main e-learning job role profiles and guidelines on how to align curricula to the market needs.
  •  e-Virtue started on the 1st October 2013 and is coming to end on 30 September 2015
  •  EUPROMA is project coordinator and German project partner


Munich, July 2015: The EU Co-funded Project e-Virtue has run for almost two years and during this period, the partnership involved 7 partners from 5 EU countries (Poland, Germany, UK, Greece, France) and worked on identifying skills and competences necessary to take advantage of digital technologies for learning. The results are 5 consolidated profiles of job descriptions that will help to adjust curricula to market needs, and training guidelines for Vocational Education and Training (VET) organizations.


The World of Learning Conference will take place on the 29 & 30 September 2015, in Birmingham, UK. Within the conference programme, the e-Virtue Partnership will be part of the Fringe Seminars with the Keynote: Do you have the right skills for 2016 and beyond? Closing the digital learning skills gap


For more information on the session and on the event, please check the weblink:



International Conference on «Digital challenges for museum experts»


Organized by Hellenic Open University

Funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) of the European Commission


  • Purpose

The event is organized in the context of the eCult Skills project, which investigated the emergence of new job roles as a result of the latest ICT developments and their adoption by the museums, and aims to present project outcomes and discuss possible exploitation routes. It will provide to scholars, museum professionals, organizations and networks, and ICT researchers and engineers, a forum to meet and exchange experiences, ideas and plans on the interplay between Culture and Technology and the new professional prospects this can lead to.  


  • Who should be attending?

The conference is addressed to cultural heritage institutions, especially museums, professionals of the Culture sector (staff, directors, board members, and policymakers), vocational training organizations (VET), ICT Industry and stakeholders from the Culture and ICT sectors.


  • Structure

The conference contains sessions and workshops. The session part contains three sessions: in the first of them, the research results from the participant countries of the project will be presented, in the second, museums will portray their own perspective, through case studies, of the digital literacy of the museum professionals and ICT experts will testify their experience from collaborating with museums, while in the third session, VET institutions and universities will present the currently provided study programmes and qualifications regarding ICT and Culture. In addition to the sessions, two workshops will be organized, aiming at the dissemination and evaluation of the job role profiles produced by the project and the evaluation of the exploitation potential of project outcomes.


  • Where and when


Athens Gate Hotel, 10 Syngrou avenue, Athens, Greece

22 September 2015


Main Topics:


  • ICT and Culture: Trends, challenges, and technological developments
  • ICT and Museums: Access, guides, documentation and services
  • Developing digital strategies for the Culture sector

Organised by


  • Policy, leadership, and everyday practice in museums
  • Changes and upgrades in the museum organizational chart
  • Improving Digital Literacy of Museum Professionals
  • Digital Cultural Content Distribution
  • New media and communication tools in Culture
  • Human – computer interaction for cultural applications
  • ICT guidance: skills and competencies
  • Creative cultural enterprises
  • Study and training programs in Cultural Informatics
  • Emerging jobs in the Culture sector: knowledge – skills – competences




Register for free:




The 12th International Conference on Intelligent Environments – IE’16

Intelligent Environments (IE) refer to physical spaces in which IT and other pervasive computing technology are woven and used to achieve specific goals for the user, the environment or both. IEs have the ultimate objective of enriching user experience, better manage, and increase user awareness of that environment. The 12th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE’16) will be held at the city of London, one of the most influential cities in the modern world with a rich offer to visitors.

  • Conference Program:The conference provides a multidisciplinary collaborative forum for researchers and practitioners from Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Building Architecture, Art & Design, Sociology, Government and Education to present theoretical and practical results related to the development and applications of Intelligent Environments. The event will include regular full/short papers as well as a Doctoral Colloquium, Posters Session and Demos & Videos Session.
  • Workshops Program: as in previous editions,a number of workshops will complement the main conference program.  Papers accepted in any of the workshops sponsored by this conference will be included in one Proceedings volume that will collect the contributions in all workshops, see more details in the publications section.
  • Publications: all papers accepted in the main conference will be published in an indexed proceedings (currently in negotiation with IEEE, as in previous editions). All papers accepted in the Workshops program will be published as a volume of the Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments Series (ISI indexed) of IOS Press and electronically available through ACM Digital Library.
  • Industrial Forum: this will be a networking event and an opportunity for the business sector to showcase their innovation.
  • Tutorials Programme: for this edition we will include a number of tutorials by well-known colleagues on important topics.
  • Special Issues:a number of journal issues will be published encompassing core areas of the event.
  • Special Sessions: selected topics will qualify to be considered as special tracks organized by members from our scientific community.  More details will be released through the webpageof the event.
  • Awards:these will recognize the best Full Paper, Short Paper, Doctoral Colloquium (DC) paper, Demo, and Video.


Topics of interest include but are not limited to:


Ambient intelligence Smart buildings
Ubiquitous/Pervasive computing Smart educational technology
Context awareness Sustainable design
HCI Smart cities
Wearables AAL
Robotics Sensors
Artificial intelligence Virtual/Mixed reality
Computational intelligence Wireless sensor networks
Middleware Mobile computing
Architecture and interaction design Design and reliability of systems




Authors are invited to submit regular full papers no more than eight (8) pages (including any data, figures and references) in standard IEEE double-column format. All papers submitted to IE’16 must be unpublished previously and should not be undergoing consideration for publication elsewhere during IE’16 review period.

Papers submitted to any of the other conference tracks (Short papers, Doctoral Colloquium, and Demos and Video Sessions) have a length limit of 4 pages. Papers accepted in any of these tracks will also be included in the Conference Proceedings. Notice there will be different deadlines for different categories of submissions.

All papers accepted in the main conference will be electronically available through IEEE Explore. The Intelligent Environments conference is currently indexed by both EI Compendex and Thomson’s Web of Science (Thomson ISI) and the 2016 edition will also be submitted for indexing. All papers accepted in the Workshops program will be published as a volume of the Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments Series of IOS Press and electronically available through ACM Digital Library. Both proceedings will be ISI indexed.

For more information and article templates, please visit our webpage

Important Dates


Workshops/Tutorials/Special tracks Proposals:   1st December 2015


Conference paper submission:  1st h of March 2016 (Regular Papers, full and short)

15th of March 2016 (Posters, Videos, Demos, DC papers)


General Chairs (

Juan Carlos Augusto (Middlesex University London, UK)

Gordon Hunter (Kingston University, London, UK)

Program Chair (

Stefan Poslad (Queen Mary University London, UK)

Workshop Chairs (

Paulo Novais (Universidad do Minho, Portugal)

Tutorials Chair:

Gordon Hunter (Kingston University, London, UK)

Publications Chairs:

Simon Egerton (Monash University, Malaysia)

Davy Preuveneers (KUL, Belgium)


PAAMS 2016

PAAMS 2016

14th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multiagent Systems

University of Sevilla (Spain)

1st-3rd June, 2016



We are already thinking about the next PAAMS conference which will be held in Salamanca on 1-3 June 2016. We are looking for workshops that would highlight some particular aspects of Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems.

Our offer will guarantee the following:

  • Local support for installing and managing the reviewing site of the submissions.
  • 12 pages per paper, published at SV LNCS / CCIS, if acceptance rate under 60%.
  • Synchonization with PAAMS agenda and coordinated deadlines for workshops.
  • Duration : X slots of 2 h each for up to 4 papers each, with maximum of 8 slots.
  • Standard equipment (videoprojector) and local support all along the workshop.
  • Attractive registration including softcover proceedings, 3 lunches, 2 diners.
  • No registration at the workshop only since the main session is held at same time.
  • Possibility of workshop invited speaker but no direct support from PAAMS.
  • Suggestion to install aroundtabel at the end of the workshop for making summary.

We hope this offer will catch your attention. Should you be interested in submitting such a workshop, please contact us ( with a proposal before 14th September, 2015. Last year was very successful. With your help in 2016, we look forward to an even more successful event !

Please take into account the invited workshops when submitting your proposal:

  • A-Health. Agents and multi-agent Systems for AAL and e-HEALTH.
  • Agent-based solutions for Manufacturing and Supply Chain.
  • CNSC – MAS for Complex Networks and Social Computation.
  • ISCIF – Intelligent Systems and Context Information Fusion.
  • MultiAgent System Based Learning Environments.
  • Multi-agent based Applications for Smart Grids and Sustainable Energy Systems.
  • Intelligent Human-Agent Societies.

More detailed information can be found in:

PAAMS 2016 Scientific Committee Chairs

Yves Demazeau – Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France)

Takayuki Ito (Co-Chair) – Nagoya Institute of Technology (Japan)


PAAMS 2016 Organizing Committee Chairs

Javier Bajo – Technical University of Madrid (Spain)

María José Escalona. University of Sevilla (Spain)




AMI – European Conference on Ambient Intelligence Call for Papers

The European Conference on Ambient Intelligence is the prime venue for research on Ambient Intelligence, with an international and interdisciplinary character. It brings together researchers from the fields of science, engineering, and, design working towards the vision of Ambient Intelligence.

Ami-15 will take place in Athens, from 11 to 13 November 2015. For more information click here:

Ami-15 will provide a meeting point for each of these communities, aiming for intensive networking and scientific debate, and shaping visions of the future. This year’s event focuses on a number of featured themes areas, each attracting a growing community of Ambient Intelligence researchers.


Special Issue on “Smart Internet of Things: technologies, protocols, applications”


Journal of Ambient Wireless Communications and Smart Environments (AMBIENTCOM)


Special Issue on “Smart Internet of Things: technologies, protocols, applications”

AMBIENTCOMThe term “Internet of Things” (IoT) refers to a world-wide network of uniquely identifiable interconnected objects that embed sensors and actuator and can seamlessly interoperate using communication protocols. Objects of the physical world become equipped with unique identifiers (having specific identities and virtual personalities), are linked to the Internet and therefore can connect, communicate and interoperate with each other. At the same time, they can be managed using easy-to-use web applications. The number of potential IoT applications is vast, covering almost every sector of human activity. Nonetheless, the full realization of the concept of IoT still faces many challenges.

The goal of this Special Issue is to collect papers presenting smart solutions to address IoT challenges, actualize intelligent IoT systems and apply IoT in smart environments. Papers should describe concepts, models, technologies, approaches, methodologies and practices of Internet of Things.

The Special Issue will collect paper submissions from open call as well as the best papers from the European Conference on Ambient Intelligence (AmI 2015).

Topics of interest, all from the perspectives of smart IoT, include, but are not limited to:

  • System architectures, communication protocols and technologies for IoT
  • Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications
  • Big Data processing and analysis for IoT
  • Human-System interaction and user centred IoT systems
  • Sensors, smart devices and Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)
  • Energy-efficient algorithms and systems
  • Security, privacy and trust issues
  • Middleware and service platforms
  • Applications (Smart Cities, Smart Home/Buildings, Smart Grid, Healthcare, Smart Environment)
  • Emerging topics and advances in IoT research


Important Dates


Submission Deadline: December 1, 2015 Final Manuscript: April 1, 2016
First Round of Reviews: February 1, 2016 Publication Date: End of 2016



Guest Editors


Achilles Kameas

Hellenic Open University


Luca De Nardis

University of Rome La Sapienza


Periklis Chatzimisios

Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki







The Special Issue seeks submission of research articles and survey articles that present novel original results and findings on Internet of Things. Solicited original submissions must not be currently under consideration for publication in other venues. Author guidelines and submission information can be found at

All manuscripts should be submitted through Manuscript Central: