Second International Workshop on the Web of Things (WoT 2011) -- CFP

Web of Things researchers and community members, warm-up your keyboards, we are waiting for you submission to WoT 2011! After a successful WoT 2010 workshop, we are glad to announce WoT 2011, co-located with Pervasive 2011. Official Website: Paper submission deadline:  February 4, 2011 Notification of acceptance:  March 11, 2011 Camera-ready papers due:  March 21, 2010 Workshop date:  June 12, 2010 The world of embedded devices has experienced radical changes; home appliances, industrial machines, cars and other daily objects are being increasingly instrumented with tiny computers, sensors, and network interfaces. As Internet access is becoming a commodity, various computing devices and inanimate objects (wireless sensor networks, mobile phones, embedded computers, RFID tags etc.) can have an online presence that allows to retrieve data about objects and interact with them. This convergence of sensing, computing and Internet-scale networking provides new design opportunities and challenges, as digital communication networks will increasingly contain real-world devices and allow direct read/write interactions with them. While the "Internet of Things" has become a legitimate research domain in the pervasive and ubiquitous computing communities, its main focus has been on establishing connectivity in a variety of challenging and constrained networking environments. As these lower-level, technical problems are being solved, a whole new world of higher-level problems open up. The "Web of Things" is the next logical step in this evolution towards global networks of sensors and actuators, enabling new applications and providing new opportunities. The Web of Things explores the layer on top of connectivity with Things and addresses issues such as fast prototyping, data integration, and interaction with objects. Because the Web is omnipresent and flexible enough, it has become as an excellent protocol for interacting with embedded devices, and the Web of Things is a vision where things become seamlessly integrated into the Web - not just through Web-based user interfaces of custom applications, but by reusing the architectural principles of the Web for interacting with devices. The "Web of Things" workshop solicits contributions in all areas related to the Web of Things, and we invite application designers to think beyond sensor networks and Web applications, and to imagine, design, build, evaluate and share their thoughts and visions on what the future of the Web and networked devices will be. Topics: - Decentralized Web architectures for the Web of Things - Real-time communication with physical objects - Deployments and evaluations of Web of Things systems - Human-things interaction models and paradigms - Web composition of the physical world and physical mashups - Searching and discovering things and their services on the Web - Security, access control, sharing of physical things on the Web - Applications of the Web of Things (smart homes/cities/factories) - Business opportunities for the Web of Things - Application of various Web tools and techniques for the physical world (e.g. HTML5, microformats, caching, REST, cloud and services, social networks, etc.) Organizers: Dominique Guinard, ETH Zurich / MIT Auto-ID Labs Vlad Trifa, ETH Zurich Erik Wilde, UC Berkeley Program Committee: Rosa Alarcon, Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Chile Liselott Brunnberg, MIT Mobile Experience Lab, USA Adam Dunkels, Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Sweden Christian Floerkemeier, Auto-ID Labs, MIT, USA Gary Gale, Nokia, Germany Vipul Gupta, Oracle Labs, USA Masayuki Iwai, University of Toyko, Japan Artem Katasonov, VTT Labs, Finland Tim Kindberg, matter 2 media, UK Gerd Kortuem, University of Lancaster, UK Marc Langheinrich, Universita della Svizzera Italiana (USI), Switzerland Rodger Lea, University of British Columbia, Canada Olivier Liechti, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, Switzerland Diego Lopez de Ipina, University of Deusto, Spain Friedemann Mattern, ETH Zurich, Switzerland Florian Michahelles, ETH Zurich, Switzerland Guido Moritz, University of Rostock, Germany Claro Noda, Universidade do Minho, Portugal Jacques Pasquier, University of Fribourg, Switzerland Cesare Pautasso, Universita della Svizzera Italiana (USI), Switzerland Dave Raggett, W3C, USA David Resseguie, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA Till Riedel, TecO Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany Albrecht Schmidt, University of Duisburg Essen, Germany Vlad Stirbu, Nokia Research, Finland Inaki Vazquez, University of Deusto, Spain
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