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

CALL FOR PAPERS

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

Greece

kameas@eap.gr

Luca De Nardis

University of Rome La Sapienza

Italy

lucadn@newyork.ing.uniroma1.it

Periklis Chatzimisios

Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki

Greece

peris@it.teithe.gr

 

 

 

 

Submission

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 http://riverpublishers.com/authors.php

All manuscripts should be submitted through Manuscript Central: http://riverpublishers.com/journal/login.php

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International Workshop on “The Role and Prospects of Cultural Mediation”

In contemporary societies, native populations live side by side with migrant populations and ethnic minorities. As a result, conflicts and social exclusion may arise, thus calling for the implementation of conflict resolution measures. Cultural mediation is a form of mediation between two or more disputing parties that are presumed as having different cultures which, in a way, are responsible for conflict creation.

The workshop is organized by the Hellenic Open University in the context of the European Project TIPS, T – Learning to Improve Professional Skills for intercultural dialogue which is funded under the Leonardo da Vinci programme. The aims of the workshop are to discuss the vital role and the prospects of Cultural Mediators in a pluralistic Europe, to identify the competences that professional Cultural Mediators must develop and describe their educational and training needs, to research the potential of applying information and communication technology in training Cultural Mediators and to present the achievements and the progress of project TIPS.

The event is open and participation is free of cost. A certificate of attendance will be given to registered participants. The official language of the event is English and there is the ability to attend online via the internet, through the TIPS project website (http://www.forcom.it/tipsproject).

A photo exhibition titled “Snapshots of a “limited” life” will be organized in the context of the workshop.

For more information, please contact:
Mrs Spyridoula Kouna, Hellenic Open University – Greece, kouna@eap.gr, tel. +30 2610.367402
Mrs Konstantina Polimeropoulou, Hellenic Open University – Greece, kopo@eap.gr

9 October 2009
Astir Hotel, Patras, Greece
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PIN Project: First Roundtable in Greece

The Educational Content, Methodology and Technology Laboratory (e-CoMeT Lab) of the Greek Open University, organizes on March 16, 2011, in Patras, the first meeting(roundtable) for the ProInterNet project in which we invite you to participate and which will be discussed along with other actors (companies, educational institutions, etc.)existing needs / future needs of employers regarding the skills of their employees to online jobs, improvements / upgrades of educational programs to meet market requirements.

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Career EU 2011 Conference

Career Guidance Counselors and other experts are invited to make presentations and submit papers on their experience in the themes below. Workshops and Sessions within the conference are also invited to discuss specific topics and to draw up concrete suggestions, which can contribute to the improvement of Career Guidance Counselling.

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Talking about «Trends in Telecommunications: Bridging Technologies and Advanced Services» in a local workshop

eCoMeT Lab has presented «Pervasive Computing in education and new fields of employment» at the workshop entitled “Trends in Telecommunications: Bridging Technologies and Advanced Services”. The workshop was organized by the Greek Department of FITCE, together with the corresponding Italian Department of FITCE, http://www.fitce.gr/ at the University of Patras, on 12 October 2012.

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International Workshop on “The Role and Prospects of Cultural Mediation”

9 October 2009

Astir Hotel, Patras, Greece

In contemporary societies, native populations live side by side with migrant populations and ethnic minorities. As a result, conflicts and social exclusion may arise, thus calling for the implementation of conflict resolution measures. Cultural mediation is a form of mediation between two or more disputing parties that are presumed as having different cultures which, in a way, are responsible for conflict creation.

The workshop is organized by the Hellenic Open University in the context of the European Project TIPS, T – Learning to Improve Professional Skills for intercultural dialogue which is funded under the Leonardo da Vinci programme. The aims of the workshop are to discuss the vital role and the prospects of Cultural Mediators in a pluralistic Europe, to identify the competences that professional Cultural Mediators must develop and describe their educational and training needs, to research the potential of applying information and communication technology in training Cultural Mediators and to present the achievements and the progress of project TIPS.

The event is open and participation is free of cost. A certificate of attendance will be given to registered participants. The official language of the event is English and there is the ability to attend online via the internet, through the TIPS project website (http://www.forcom.it/tipsproject).

A photo exhibition titled “Snapshots of a “limited” life” will be organized in the context of the workshop.

For more information, please contact:
Mrs Spyridoula Kouna, Hellenic Open University – Greece, kouna@eap.gr, tel. +30 2610.367402
Mrs Konstantina Polimeropoulou, Hellenic Open University – Greece, kopo@eap.gr