Call for Papers

Web of Things, Ubiquitous, and Mobile Computing

Track Chairs

Simon Mayer , University of St.Gallen, Switzerland
Matthias Kovatsch , Huawei Technologies

The Web of Things, Ubiquitous, and Mobile Computing (WUM) track solicits novel research contributions in the area of Web-based pervasive computing. The track’s emphasis is on exploring how technologies and principles at the core of the Web can support the seamless integration of physical devices and thereby contribute to a more usable, more useful, and less fragmented Internet of Things that can be intuitively accessed and used by devices and human users alike. Given this year’s emphasis on distributed artificial intelligence by the Web Conference, we specifically invite contributions that demonstrate how the Web can be used as a universal middleware for learning systems and decentralized AI, in the context of ubiquitous computing.

The WUM track welcomes submissions of interest not only to academic but also industrial researchers, with works that contribute to the understanding of mobile and pervasive systems through the inclusion of data analysis, experimental findings, novel implementations, deployment experiences, lessons learned, measurement studies, and usability evaluations. We furthermore encourage submissions that incorporate geo-social, urban, sensor and mobile data-driven modeling, as well as studies of technical issues in accessing Web content from mobile and/or constrained devices.

Topics include (but are not limited to):

  • The World Wide Web as a Universal Middleware for Learning Systems and Decentralized AI
  • Web-based Integration and Middlewares for Internet of Things Systems
  • Usability of Ubiquitous Computing Systems
  • Novel Mobile Systems and Applications such as Mobile and Wearable Augmented Reality
  • Integration and Interaction with and between Web-enabled Devices in Ubiquitous Computing Environments
  • Location- and Context-aware Applications and Services
  • Web-based Discovery and Search
  • Low-cost Web Access and Networking for Emerging Regions
  • Security, Privacy, Access Control, Sharing, and Trust in Ubiquitous Computing Environments
  • Data Management for Mobile and Wireless Applications
  • Usage Evaluations of Mobile and Wireless Systems
  • Analysis and Modeling of Mobile Data and Services
  • System-level Energy Management for Mobile and Wireless Devices
  • Algorithms and Protocols for Power Management and Control
  • Real-time Communication with Physical Devices
  • Wearable and Sensory Computing
  • Applications and Practical Deployments of Web of Things, Ubiquitous, and Mobile Computing Systems, Specifically in the Industrial, Transportation, Building Automation, Urban Infrastructure, and Health Domains

PC Members:

  • Alexander ViandETH Zurich
  • Archan MisraSingapore Management University
  • Ashwin AshokGeorgia State University
  • Balaji PalanisamyUniversity of Pittsburgh
  • Bernhard BermeitingerUniversität St.Gallen
  • Chris Xiaoxuan LuUniversity of Oxford
  • Chungkuk YooIBM
  • David BoyleImperial College London
  • Dominique GuinardMIT / ETH Zurich / SAP Research
  • Douglas SchmidtVanderbilt University
  • Felix WortmannIWI HSG
  • Florian MichahellesSiemens Corporation
  • Frank Alexander KraemerNorwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Honggang WangUniversity of Massachusetts
  • I-Ling YenUTD
  • Inseok HwangIBM
  • Jinpeng WeiUniversity of North Carolina Charlotte
  • Jörg OttTechnical University of Munich
  • Junehwa SongKorea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • Kay RoemerTU Graz
  • Kisung LeeLouisiana State University
  • Lionel MédiniLIRIS lab. / University of Lyon
  • Marco Schreyer
  • Mareike KritzlerSiemens Corporate Technology
  • Mauro ContiUniversity of Padua
  • Mihai BâceETH Zurich
  • Neeraj SuriTU Darmstadt
  • Nikolaos GeorgantasINRIA
  • Olivier CorbyINRIA
  • Paolo BellavistaUniversity of Bologna
  • Pierre-Antoine ChampinLIRIS, Université Claude Bernard Lyon1
  • Polly HuangNTU, EE
  • Raghu GantiIBM
  • Roger ZimmermannNational University of Singapore
  • Sasu TarkomaUniversity of Helsinki
  • Sebastian SteinhorstTechnical University of Munich, Germany
  • Seungwoo KangKOREATECH
  • Shiqiang WangIBM
  • Ulf KulauDSI Aerospace Technology
  • Vana KalogerakiAthens University of Economics and Business
  • Victor CharpenayFriedrich-Alexander Universität
  • Vincent BeckerDistributed Systems Group, ETH Zurich
  • Wei YuTowson University
  • Wolfgang KastnerVienna University of Technology
  • Xuanzhe LiuPeking University
  • Yuan HeTsinghua University
  • Yuzhe TangSyracuse University
  • Zhenhui LiThe Pennsylvania State University