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Helsinki, Finland

The 7th conference on Internet of Things and Smart Spaces ruSMART 2014

August 28, 2014. St.-Petersburg, Russia


About the Conference

Nowadays we see strong demand for development of robust infrastructure for retrieving, storing and processing information of various types, which is obtained from and delivered to the broad spectrum of different user devices. This is especially critical when the volume of information increases as rapidly as its value. As a consequence the methods and solutions for efficient processing, reusing and reasoning over user's data has gained a lot of attention in the last years and became the key aspect of application design. Further developments in this field creates a lot of opportunities to apply new business models and is a key enabler for the concept of pro-active service.

The wireless solutions have moved beyond their traditional areas of application and today we can talk about a space where users can access a number of wireless technologies and interact with various services. Also the Internet of Things disrupts limitations of Internet that use to based on human-entered data. New technologies for short-range and low-power wireless communications, real-time localization and sensor networks allow computers to perceive the world. Support of the future commercial success of IoT solutions require efficient and scalable infrastructures for managing, sharing and processing collected data. We can see that reseach on interlinking of the physical and cyber worlds is becoming more and more relevant. This conference is targeted to bring together top specialist in the field to discuss ongoing studies and obtained results.

Similarly, existent and future services cover the wide range of user demands, ranging from searching and browsing contents to interactive context and location aware solution that explore advanced multimedia capabilities of the surrounding devices. These layers form a smart environment that harmonizes a number of technologies and provides the best possible personalized user experience. Also it helps to address a number of challenges of the modern society, starting from efficient indoor use of energy and to smart logistics and broad-scope deployment of the green principles and technologies. This conference will explore and explain the scope and challenges of smart space technologies and solutions. In this regard, the conference aims to bring together research professionals from diverse fields including but not limited to wireless communication, ubiquitous networks, software development, multimedia, services, and business in both academia and industry. Conference proceedings will be published in LNCS, Springer (confirmed) and indexed by relevant databases.

Special focus of this conference is on development of Smart-M3 platform and applications on top of it. The conference is also a traditional meeting point for M3 and FRUCT community members.

The ruSMART 2014 will be held in St. Petersburg, Russia - the meeting point of East and West. Through its stunning architecture and wonderful art galleries and museums, among a number of other attractions, the wealth of history of East and West can be seen and felt in this beautiful city.

Selected authors of the best papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to be published in a special issue of a journal Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220; CODEN: SENSC9) - Impact Factor: 1.821 (2009); 5-Year Impact Factor: 1.903 (2009)

Conference Program

August 28, 2014

09:00-09:30 Registration at Sokos Olympia Garden hotel. Address: Bataisky pereulok, 3A, St. Petersburg

09:30-11:30 Opening Session: Smart Spaces Core Technologies

09:30-09:45 Conference opening

09:45-10:30 Keynote talk: Smart processing of disruptively big data in the Internet of Things, Arcady Zaslavsky, CSIRO, Australia

Linked Data-Driven Smart Space, Oscar Rodriguez Rocha (Politecnico di Torino, Italy); Cristhian Figueroa (Politecnico di Torino, Italy); Iacopo Vagliano (Politecnico di Torino, Italy); Boris Moltchanov (Telecom Italia, Italy)

Resource Allocation Policies for Smart Energy Efficiency in Data Centers, Marina Khludova (Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnic University, Russia)

Design of a Framework for Controlling Smart Environments, Stefan Nosovic (Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany); Sebastian Peters (Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany); Bernd Bruegge (Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany)

11:30-12:00 Coffee break

12:00-13:20 Session II: Smart Spaces for Geo-location and e-Tourism apps

Smart Space-Based Tourist Recommendation System: Application for Mobile Devices(demo video), Alexander Smirnov (SPIIRAS, Russia); Alexey Kashevnik (SPIIRAS, Russia); Andrew Ponomarev (SPIIRAS, Russia); Nikolay Teslya (SPIIRAS, Russia); Maksim Shchekotov (SPIIRAS, Russia); Sergey I. Balandin (FRUCT Oy, Finland)

Smart Space-Based in-Vehicle Application for e-Tourism, Alexander Smirnov (SPIIRAS, Russia); Alexey Kashevnik (SPIIRAS, Russia); Nikolay Shilov (SPIIRAS, Russia); Andrew Ponomarev (SPIIRAS, Russia)

Geo-coding and Smart Space Platforms Integration Agent Performance Testing and Analysis, Kirill Yudenok (St.-Petersburg State Electrotechnical University LETI, Russia)

Predicting Human Location based on Human Personality, Seung Yeon Kim (Hongik University, Korea); Ha Yoon Song (Hongik University, Korea)

13:20-14:20 Lunch

14:20-16:00 Session III: Smart Space Supporting Technologies

On Open Source Mobile Sensing, Dmitry Namiot (Moscow State University, Russia); Manfred Sneps-Sneppe (Ventspils UniversityCollege, Latvia)

Effective Waste Collection with Shortest Path Semi-Static and Dynamic Routing, Theodoros Bassileios Anagnostopoulos (University of Athens, Greece); Arkady Zaslavsky (CSIRO, Australia)

Trust and Reputation Mechanisms for Multi-Agent Robotic Systems, Igor Zikratov (University ITMO, Russia); Ilya Lebedev (University ITMO, Russia); Andrei Gurtov (Aalto University, Finland)

A Notification Model for Smart-M3 Applications, Ivan Galov (PetrSU, Russia); Dmitry G. Korzun (Petrozavodsk State University, Russia)

16:00-16:30 Coffee break

16:30-17:50 Session IV: Video Solutions for Smart Spaces

Elimination of distorted images using the blur estimation at the automatic registration of meeting participants, Irina Vatamaniuk (St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation, Russia); Alexander Ronzhin (SPIIRAS, Russia); Anton Saveliev (SPIIRAS, Russia); Andrey Ronzhin (SPIIRAS, Russia)

Citywatcher: Annotating and Searching Video Data Streams for Smart Cities Applications using OpenIoT Framework, Alexey Medvedev (ITMO University, Russia); Arkady Zaslavsky (CSIRO, Australia); Vladimir Grudinin (National Research University ITMO, Russia); Sergey Khoruzhnikov (ITMO University, Russia)

The application of face recognition methods for processes automation in an intelligent meeting room, Alexander Ronzhin (SPIIRAS, Russia)

Architecture of data exchange with minimal client-server interaction in multipoint video conferencing, Anton Saveliev (SPIIRAS, Russia); Irina Vatamaniuk (St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation, Russia); Andrey Ronzhin (SPIIRAS, Russia)

17:50-18:00 Closing of the first day and details of the social event

18:00-21:30 Social event

Keynote Speaker

Title: Smart processing of disruptively big data in the Internet of Things

Abstract: The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the pillars of Future Internet and will connect billions of "things", where things include computers, smartphones, sensors, objects from everyday life with embedded computational and communication capabilities and the list goes on and on. Each of those things will have their physical and/or virtual identity, attributes, intelligent interfaces, componentised functionality and standardised communication protocols. The Internet of Things will be generating massive amounts of data that will have to be stored, validated, processed and communicated to relevant services, applications and systems. This talk focuses on the challenges of dealing with the IoT, disruptively big data it generates, with discovery of things along with relevant and useful data for various services and applications, representing semantics and enriching IoT data with semantics, transforming IoT data into context and integrating these into knowledge. The talk will also present various CSIRO projects in IoT, including EU FP7 OpenIoT which developed open source flexible sensor-based system middleware platform. OpenIoT brings together sensing and cloud computing and is an efficient platform for handling big IoT data.

Bio: Dr. Zaslavsky is a Senior Principal Research Scientist with CSIRO Digital Productivity & Services (DP&S) Flagship. CSIRO is a national research agency of Australia and is among top world organisations involved in applied multidisciplinary research. Before coming to CSIRO in July 2011, he held a position of a Chaired Professor in Pervasive and Mobile Computing at Lulea University of Technology, Sweden where he was involved in a number of European research projects, collaborative projects with Ericsson Research, PhD supervision and postgraduate education. Between 1992 and 2008 Arkady was a full-time academic staff member at Monash University, Australia, where he held various academic and administrative positions including Director of Monash Research Centre for Distributed Systems and Software Engineering, Director of Monash CoolCampus initiative that brought together pervasive computing researchers with university users. He was a Principal Investigator at CRC DSTC (Distributed Systems Technology Centre) leading and contributing to the DSTC project M3: Enterprise Architecture for Mobile computations. He led and was involved in a number of research projects funded by Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery and Linkage) and industry, both at national and international level, totalling in support more than AU$ 12,000,000. He chaired and organised many international workshops and conferences, including Mobile Data Management, Pervasive Services, Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia and others. Arkady made internationally recognised contribution in the area of disconnected transaction management, replication in mobile computing environments, context-awareness, Internet of Things and mobile agents. He made significant internationally recognised contributions in the areas of data stream mining on mobile devices, crowdsourcing, adaptive mobile computing systems, ad-hoc mobile networks, efficiency and reliability of mobile computing systems, mobile agents and mobile file systems. Arkady received MSc in Applied Mathematics majoring in Computer Science from Tbilisi State University (Georgia, USSR) in 1976 and PhD in Computer Science from the Moscow Institute for Control Sciences (IPU-IAT), USSR Academy of Sciences in 1987. Before coming to Australia in 1991, Arkady worked in various research positions at industrial R&D labs as well as at the Institute for Computational Mathematics of Georgian Academy of Sciences where he led a systems software research laboratory. Arkady Zaslavsky has published more than 350 research publications throughout his professional career and supervised to completion more than 30 PhD students. For more information http://www.ict.csiro.au/staff/arkady.zaslavsky/

Important dates

Extended paper submission deadline May 12, 2014

Notification of acceptance June 10, 2014

Camera ready version June 21, 2014

Call for papers is available here

Executive Technical Program Committee

Sergey Boldyrev, Senior Manager, Nokia, Helsinki, Finland
Nikolai Nefedov, Principal Scientist, Nokia Research Center, Zurich, Switzerland
Ian Oliver, Principal Architect, Nokia, Helsinki, Finland
Alexander Smirnov, Head of laboratory, SPIIRAS, St.-Petersburg, Russia
Vladimir Gorodetsky, Head of laboratory, SPIIRAS, St.-Petersburg, Russia
Michael Lawo, Professor, Center for Computing Technologies (TZI), University of Bremen, Germany
Michael Smirnov, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
Dieter Uckelmann, University of Applied Sciences in Stuttgart, Germany
Cornel Klein, Program Manager, Siemens Corporate Technology, Germany

Technical Program Committee

Sergey Balandin, FRUCT, Finland
Michel Banatre, IRISA, France
Mohamed Baqer, University of Bahrain, Bahrain
Sergei Bogomolov, LGERP R&D Lab, Russia
Gianpaolo Cugola, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Alexey Dudkov, NRPL Group, Finland
Kim Geun-Hyung, Dong Eui University, R. Korea
Didem Gozupek, Bogazici University, Turkey
Victor Govindaswamy, Texas A&M University, USA
Andrei Gurtov, Aalto University, Finland
Prem Jayaraman, Monash University, Australia
Jukka Honkola, Innorange Oy, Finland
Dimitri Konstantas, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Alexey Kashevnik, SPIIRAS, Russia
Dmitry Korzun, Petrozavodsk State University, Russia
Kirill Krinkin, Academic University of Russian Academy of Science, Russia
Juha Laurila, Nokia Research Center, Switzerland
Johan Lilius, Abo Academia, Finland
Pedro Merino, University of Malaga, Spain
Ilya Paramonov, Yaroslavl State University, Russia
Luca Roffia, University of Bologna, Italy
Bilhanan Silverajan, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Nikolay Shilov, SPIIRAS, Russia
Markus Taumberger, VTT, Finland