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Call for Workshop Proposals

IoTaaS is endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation, a leading community-based organization devoted to the advancement of innovation in the field of ICT. The 6th International Conference on IoT as a Service (IoTaaS) aims to contribute to the discussion on the challenges posed by Internet of Things (IoT). The IoTaaS conference aims to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in IoT from academia and industry. IoTaaS attendees will present novel ideas, exchange points of view, and foster collaborations. In 2020, the city of Xi’an, a famous historical and cultural city of China, will host IoTaaS 2020. The conference will consist of technical symposia, tutorials, posters, demos, and workshops. All submissions to this conference will be subject to rigorous peer review before included in the technical sessions. As part of the conference, we solicit proposals for half-day or full-day workshops.

Organization and Submission Procedure

The aim of the conference workshops is to emphasize emerging topics of particular interest to the conference attendees not specifically covered in the main conference. Each workshop may include a mix of regular papers, invited presentations and panels that encourage the participation of attendees in active discussions.

Proposal submissions should be sent to the Workshops Chairs by email as a PDF file attachment with the subject of IoTaaS 2020 Workshop Proposal.

Priority will be given to proposals that not only address an exciting topic but also promise a creative format likely to generate lively interactions and foster new ideas. Examples include bringing practitioners and researchers together, as well as facilitating multi-disciplinary discussions that can lead to high impact and transformative research. All accepted workshops should implement peer-reviews of accepted papers. Papers will be added to the IoTaaS 2020 Conference Proceedings, and will be submitted for inclusion in Springer and EI Compendex.

Important Dates

  1. Proposal Deadline: April 1, 2020
  2. Notification of acceptance April 10, 2020

Proposal Template

Each workshop proposal (maximum 5 pages) must include:

  1. Title of the workshop
  2. Description of the technical issues covered, emphasizing the timeliness of the proposed workshop (1 page maximum)
  3. Workshop Organizers (names, affiliation and contact information)
  4. A short biography of the organizers (up to 200 words)
  5. Names of potential participants, such as program committee members and invited speakers (indication that speakers accepted to participate is a plus)
  6. Planned format of the workshop, including
  • Duration of the workshop: Half-day, Full-day and tentative schedule
  • Days of workshop: November 19/20, 2020
  • Number of refereed papers, hot topic sessions, keynotes, panels (and panel formats) etc.
  • Plan for the review of the refereed papers according to the academic best-practices
  • Unique, creative and novel workshops formats are strongly encouraged and will be given particular consideration.
  1. Draft Call for Papers
  2. A description of the publicity and promotion plan
  3. The workshop potential website address (if available at the time of the proposal – will be required later if the workshop proposal is accepted)
  4. If appropriate, a description of past versions of the workshop, including number of submitted and accepted papers, number of attendees, etc.

Workshop Chairs

Zhong Shen ([email protected])


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