CFP to host IOT 2012

The Steering Committee of the International Internet of Things Conference (IoT) is calling for proposals to host IoT 2012, the 3rd conference in the series. IoT 2010 will be held in Tokyo, Japan, on November 29 - December 1, 2010. IoT has established itself as a well-known annual international conference, which brings together experts from both academia and industry for a fruitful exchange of ideas and discussion on the future of the Internet expanding into the real world. IoT is typically organized every two years, the actual timing is open to be decided by the next organizers. However, direct overlap with related events in the field, e.g. Pervasive/UbiComp/MobileHCI, should be avoided.

IoT is dedicated to inaugurate an international conference series, which should rotate between all three areas of the globe (Europe/Africa, the Americas and Asia/Pacific). The first two conferences have been held in Europe and Asia, IoT 2012 would prefer sites in the Americas or China, given the Internet of Things activities being conducted there. However, overall proposal substance has priority over plain location.

A proposal is expected to address the following issues (please structure the proposal accordingly):

1. Conference location (international travel connections should be highlighted).

2. Conference venue(s) (conference facilities should be highlighted).

3. Tentative dates when the conference can be held (possible overlap with competing conferences has to be reported).

4. Short biographies of key persons (general chair(s), PC chair(s), local
arrangements chair(s), other chairs, proper distribution of geographies and
expertise should be pursued, please note that full PC is not expected to be named).

5. Proposed conference structure with daily scheduling (main conference (single track), tutorials, workshops, special tracks/sessions, demos, keynotes/invited industry speakers, social program etc.) While the proposal is most welcome to follow the structure of past IoT conferences, innovative modifications are encouraged and should be highlighted.

6. Proposed conference preparation timeline with key dates (1st CFP distributed, 2nd CFP distributed, submission deadlines, reviews due, notification of acceptance, camera ready version due, registration deadline).

7. Preliminary budget (itemized cost estimate, itemized funding plan including projected registration fees and potential sponsorship).

8. Overview of local arrangements (hotel block reservations including a low-cost option, conference publicity and marketing, conference website, paper submission system, handling of credit card payments, student volunteers, etc.)

9. Description of planned IEEE sponsorship.


The proposal should be submitted as a PDF file via email to Florian Michahelles (fmichahelles at ethz.ch), by November 20, 2010.

The Steering Committee will make its decision by November 25, 2010, to be announced at IoT 2010 in Tokyo. The Steering Committee reserves the right to correspond with bidders during the review process and to negotiate with the winning proposal about the details of the conference.

The IoT steering committee comprises the following chairs and organizers of past IoT conferences:

Friedemann Mattern, ETH Zurich
Elgar Fleisch, ETH Zurich & Universty of St. Gallen
Sanjay Sarma, MIT
Marc Langheinrich, University of Lugano
Christian Floerkemeier, MIT/ETH Zurich
Jun Murai, Keio University
Jin Mitsugi, Keio University
Florian Michahelles, ETH Zurich

Past IoT conferences:
IoT 2008: Zurich, Switzerland,
IoT 2010: Tokyo, Japan, 



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