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Helsinki, Finland

The 10th conference on Internet of Things and Smart Spaces ruSMART 2017

August 28-29, 2017. 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 2017 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: 2.033 (2015); 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.437 (2015)

Conference Program

will be published after August 18, 2017.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Arkady Zaslavsky

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Title: Context-as-a-Service as IoT ecosystem core enabler

Abstract: After initial hype with deploying IoT platforms in various applications/verticals and building Internet of Things (IoT) silos, the IoT research community realised the need for IoT interoperability frameworks, standards and building IoT ecosystems as the next step in IoT evolution. This talk will focus on the EU Horizon-2020 project bIoTope - building IoT open innovation ecosystem for connected smart objects. The bIoTope ecosystem is based on everything-as-a-service (XaaS) driven by run-time context, reasoning about situations, semantics, continuous analytics. The talk will focus on Context-as-a-Service platform which consists of context reasoning engine, context query engine and context storage management system for scalable context processing. The primary application domain of bIoTope is Smart Cities and a few use cases will be discussed. The use cases include air quality monitoring and prediction, smart parking and electrical vehicle charging and smart waste management among other use cases and pilots.

Bio: Dr Zaslavsky is a Senior Principal Research Scientist with Data61, CSIRO. CSIRO is Australia's national research agency. He is leading Data61 R&D projects in Internet of Things, mobile analytics and context-awareness science areas. He is a technical leader of the EU Horizon-2020 project bIoTope - building IoT Open Innovation Ecosystem for connected smart objects. Professor Arkady Zaslavsky holds Adjunct-Professorship appointments with a number of Australian and International universities, including University of Luxembourg and ITMO University, StPetersburg. Arkady Zaslavsky has published more than 400 research publications throughout his professional career and supervised to completion more than 35 PhD students. Arkady Zaslavsky is a Senior Member of ACM, a Senior Member of IEEE Computer and Communication Societies.

Important dates

Paper submission extended deadline June 6, 2017

Notification of acceptance July 1, 2017

Camera ready version July 10, 2017

Call for papers is available here

Executive Technical Program Committee

Sergey Boldyrev, Senior engineer, Nordea, Helsinki, Finland
Nikolai Nefedov, Senior Scientist, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Ian Oliver, Principal Architect, Nokia Bell Labs, Helsinki, Finland
Alexander Smirnov, Head of laboratory, SPIIRAS, Russia
Vladimir Gorodetsky, Principal Scientist, SPIIRAS, Russia
Michael Lawo, Professor, TZI Center 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
Paulo Carvalho, Centro Algoritmi, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Mu-Song Chen, University of Texas, USA
Gianpaolo Cugola, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Alexey Dudkov, NRPL Group, Finland
Harry Fulgencio, Leiden University, Netherlands
Kim Geun-Hyung, Dong Eui University, R. Korea
Norton Gonzalez, Estacio University of Ceara, Brazil
Didem Gozupek, Bogazici University, Turkey
Victor Govindaswamy, Texas A&M University, USA
Andrei Gurtov, Linkoping University, Finland
Prem Jayaraman, Monash University, Australia
Jukka Honkola, Innorange Oy, Finland
Dimitri Konstantas, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Alexey Kashevnik, SPIIRAS, Russia
Kim Geunhyung, Dong Eui University, Korea
Cornel Klein, Siemens, Germany
Dmitry Korzun, Petrozavodsk State University, Russia
Kirill Krinkin, St-Petersburg State Electrotechnical University "LETI", Russia
Juha Laurila, University of Turku, Finland
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
Dieter Uckelmann, Hochschule fur Technik Stuttgart, Germany