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GIoTS 2017 Geneva - Workshop on Energy Efficient solutions based on IoTEESIo

The Global IoT Summit (GIOTS) is an international conference established to attract and present cutting-edge research results on the Internet of Things.

Call for Papers

Energy saving is based heavily on the design and development of novel energy efficient solutions. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Internet of Things (IoT) could be instrumental in the use of abatement technologies that address energy consumption inefficiencies. On the one hand, integration with ICT technologies is one of the main drivers for the buildings’ industry to meet the 2050 long term goals for achieving the decarbonisation goal for the European economy. On the other hand,Internet of Things (IoT) can bring direct efficiency gains and can enable behavioural change based on measuring, monitoring, intelligent management and control of energy consumption data, as well as through providing reliable data to citizens, industries and governments about energy consumption / carbon emissions.

In order to exploit this potential, innovative solutions have to be implemented upon properly understanding the main energy consuming factors, as well as energy consuming trends, including the citizens’ behaviour with regards to energy efficiency. However, it should be noted that even with full-scale deployment of novel and energy efficient ICT solutions, without the right incentives or motivation to change, behaviour can be a major barrier to adoption. Thus, the deployment of energy efficient ICT solutions has to be accompanied with active engagement of the buildings’ occupants towards the goal to increase the overall environmental friendliness of the buildings. This can be achieved by increasing the overall awareness of consumers regarding the main causes of energy consumption, the impact on the environment, the potential for energy and cost savings, as well as providing the proper motives for changing their daily lifestyle in order to achieve better life quality.

This workshop aspires to be a forum of discussion between different stakeholders, researchers, industries etc., in order to present the most recent advances in the area of ICT- and IoT-based Energy Efficiency solutions. It will also promote the collaboration and mutual exchange of experiences between researchers. The presence of researchers from EU funded projects will be promoted although it is open to all kind of contributions.

The technical topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

·         Data management, fusion and knowledge extraction, including semantic models

·         Open/Linked Data Production and Consumption for energy efficient ICT services

·         Behavioural and Energy Consumption Analytics

·         Novel network infrastructures

·         Smart metering infrastructures

·         Wide area management and monitoring systems

·         Networking protocols for low-power devices

·         Methodologies for studying and analyzing smart buildings’ performance

·         Pilot applications and experiences in both public and private buildings

·         IoT-based gamification services for behavioral change towards energy efficiency

·         Design guidelines for IoT-based energy efficient services

·         IoT-based personalized services towards energy efficient lifestyle

·         IoT for Energy-related issues in Education

·         Mobile CrowdSensing Mechanisms for energy efficiency

·         IoT and Smart Data-based intervention services for energy-efficient lifestyle and behavioural change

·         Energy efficient electrical appliances: data exchange standards, interoperability, security

·         Societal impact of Big Data on energy efficiency, sustainability and environment

Organizing Committee

Workshop coChairs:

·         Antonio Skarmeta and Anastasios Zafeiropoulos ENTROPY consortium

·         Guillaume Pelcéand Jérémy LegardeurGreenPlay consortium

·         PieroFraternalienCompass consortium

·         Miquel Casals EnerGAware consortium

·         Leire Bastida PEAKapp consortium

·         GiorgosMylonas GAIA consortium

·         Christos Malavazos  ORBEET consortium

Technical Program Committee

Ioannis Chatzigiannakis (Universita di Roma La Sapienza, Italy)

Fernando Terroso (Universidad de Murcia, Spain)

Aurora Gonzalez (Universidad de Murcia, Spain)

Alfonso Ramallo (Universidad de Murcia, Spain)

Thanassis Bouras(UBITECH, Greece)

Panagiotis Gouvas (UBITECH, Greece)

Eleni Fotopoulou (UBITECH, Greece)

Anna Fensel(Semantic Technology Institute-Innsbruck, Austria)

Miquel Casals, (Technological University of Catalonia-UPC, Spain),

Marta Gangolells (Technological University of Catalonia-UPC, Spain)

Jérémie Jean (Egreen, France)

TamasCsoknyai (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary)

Gabor Szendro Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary)

Cleopatra Bardaki (ELTRUN-AUEB, Greece)

Vassilis Nikolopoulos (INTELEN, Greece)

Paper Submission Guidelines

All final submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of six (6) printed pages see web conference for instructions. Papers must be submitted through EDAS. “IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference, including IEEE Xplore® Digital Library, if the paper is not presented by the author at the conference."

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: March 7th, 2017

Acceptance Notification: March 31, 2017

Camera-Ready Paper Submission: April 30, 2017

Accepted papers will be invited to submit to the Special Issue of MDPI Sensors

Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore

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