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Hybrid City II, May 2013, Athens

Hybrid City II, May 2013, Athens,


What: Hybrid City is an international biennial event dedicated to exploring the emergent character of the city and the potential transformative shift of the urban condition, as a result of ongoing developments in information and communication technologies (ICTs) and of their integration in the urban physical context. After the successfulhomonymous symposium in 2011, the second edition of Hybrid City has grown into a peer reviewed conference, aiming to promote dialogue and knowledge exchange among experts drawn from academia, as well as artists, designers, researchers, advocates, stakeholders and decision makers, actively involved in addressing questions on the nature of the technologically mediated urban activity and experience.

The Hybrid City 2013 events also include an online exhibition and workshops, relevant to the theme

When: Hybrid City Conference 2013: Subtle rEvolutions will take place on 23-25 of May 2013.

Where: The Hybrid City II events will take place at the central building of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

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Intelligent Environments, July 2013, Athens,


Intelligent Environments (IE) refer to physical spaces in which IT and other pervasive computing technology are woven and used to achieve specific goals for the user, the environment or both. IE promote the efficiency of transactions and activities, facilitate presence and participation, improve user experience, protect users and enable better or new lifestyles for people. The 9th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE'13) will be held at the city of Athens (Greece). IE13 is the ninth edition in a series of highly successful conferences that were previously organized in Colchester (UK), Athens (Greece), Ulm (Germany), Seattle (USA), Barcelona (Spain), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Nottingham (UK), and Guanajuato (Mexico).

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Special Session on Internet of Things in Smart Cities Global Wireless Summit (GWS’13)

Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

June 24 – 27, 2013


Recent studies have predicted that by 2050 seventy percent of the world population will live in urban areas, while more than a half of the world’s population already lives in cities. Different urban-environment stakeholders (technicians, city planners, politicians, researchers, etc.) are urged take measures aimed at guaranteeing the fulfilment of some key quality criteria related to the sustainability and efficiency in the city domain. From a pure engineering approach the city represents a unique ecosystem for testing and assessing new services and technologies, Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) in particular. The fact that cities represent a strategic meeting point between the citizens (urban society) and the technology provides us with an additional dimension that can be exploited for continuous crowd-sourced creativity scenarios. From the technology standpoint, fuelled by the recent emerging of a variety of enabling device technologies on the market, such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Near Field Communication (NFC) and embedded sensor and actuator nodes, the Internet of Things (IoT) has stepped out of its infancy and is at the verge of becoming the next major extension to the current fixed and mobile networking infrastructures and an integral part of the Smart City scenario. If such a scenario unfolds, it is not hard to conclude that the design of the IoT and its architecture will be strongly influenced by the requirements of the Future Internet (FI). The scale, heterogeneity and constraints of the IoT devices and the distinct nature of envisaged interactions pose significant challenges for their successful integration into the FI architecture. This Special Session focuses on IoT technologies, allowing for smart city roll-outs, deployments and growth. Part of the scope of IoT technologies has been already deeply studied but others are already coming and their composition and application in the area of smart cities has not been almost tackled. The remarkable expansion in work in this area, which is mainly attributed to the unique timing between the unquestionable need for making cities more efficient, and an enormous set of ICT technologies having become available and affordable. As of today, however, some major issues remain to be tackled, which pertain to technologies, their integration and interaction, architectures, applications, services, privacy, to name a few. In the light of the above, the main purpose of this Special Session is threefold: • to obtain a coherent and concise synthesis from the abundance of recently emerged material in the area of IoT technologies and architectures, • to promote unprecedented approaches in analysing, designing and optimizing smart city scenarios through the use of IoT technologies and architectures, and • to identify open issues which remain as a challenge towards using IoT technologies in smart city markets.


Topics of Interest: Given all above, the technical topics of interest in the area of ICT for Smart Cities include, but are not limited to: • architecture designs (heterogeneous technologies, enormous data streams, etc.) • smart city control platforms (use of diverse data streams, sensing/control/notification, etc.) • city data storage, ownership and access methods (crowdsourcing, cloud approaches, etc.) • experimentation testbeds and experiences making use of IoT technologies over a smart city scenario • business, service and billing approaches (business models, exploitation approaches, etc.) • privacy issues (escrow-type approaches, ensuring citizens, etc.) • innovative applications (unprecedented use of smart city streams, new applications, etc.)


Important Dates: Paper submission: April 31, 2013 Acceptance notification: April 28, 2013 Camera ready submission: May 5, 2013


Special Session Organizer: Luis Sanchez (University of Cantabria, Spain)


Submission guidelines Papers can be submitted through EDAS at Using the appropriate Special Session Track (SS12: Internet of Things and Smart Cities)

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Call for Papers - 5th International Conference on Mobile Networks And Management


23-25 September 2013

Clarion Hotel Cork Cork,




- The event is endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation, a leading community-based organisation devoted to the advancement of innovation in the field of ICT - All accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world's largest scientific libraries - Proceedings will be submitted for indexing by Google Scholar, ISI, EI Compendex, Scopus and many more


MONAMI 2013 aims at bringing together top researchers, academics and practitioners specializing in the area of Mobile Network Management, Service Management, Virtualization and Object Management.

Multiaccess and resource management, mobility management, and network management have emerged as core topics in the design, deployment and operation of current and future networks. Yet, they are treated as separate, isolated domains with very little interaction between the experts in these fields and lack cross-pollination. Recently, new avant-garde techniques and solutions have emerged; besides, other novel techniques, such as virtualization and the cloud paradigm, have taken roots. All in all, these bring about new requirements and scientific challenges. MONAMI 2013 offers the opportunity to leading researchers, industry professionals and academics around the world to meet and discuss the latest advances in these areas and present results related to technologies for true plug-and-play networking, efficient use of all infrastructure investments, and access competition. The aim of the forum is to disseminate the latest innovative mobile network solutions for increased competition an d cooperation in an environment with a multitude of access technologies, network operators and business actors.



MONAMI 2013 invites researchers to submit papers within the scope of the conference that follow either evolutionary approaches based on current IP-centered architectures or introduce revolutionary approaches and new paradigms. Papers reporting experimental and empirical studies as well as implementation/industry results (including testbeds and field trials) are also welcome.

Topics of particular interest include: - Multiaccess networks and resource management - Mobile network management and virtualization - Future Internet architectures and mobile network management - Future Internet architectures with smart objects - Energy efficiency for multiaccess networks - Emerging multimedia services, service enablers and management - IEEE and 3GPP management standards and enabling technologies - Design, implementation, and testbed/experimental evaluations - Service and application management platforms - Autonomic network monitoring and management - Architecture and design of new services with smart objects - Energy-efficient, self-organized access and routing schemes for smart object systems - Security solutions for managed and infrastructureless networks - Management of wireless cognitive networks - M2M systems and services

Papers accompanied by a live demonstration at the conference are actively solicited.

MONAMI 2013 is sponsored by EAI and technically co- sponsored by Create-Net.

The conference proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the LNICST series, and will be archived online on SpringerLink.

Paper Submission

We encourage submissions of high-quality technical papers reporting original research that has not been previously published, and is not currently submitted for consideration elsewhere. Full Papers should not exceed 14 pages in the Springer Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST) format and must be submitted by *8 April 2013*. LNICST templates are available from

All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by at least three independent reviewers, including a TPC member to ensure high quality and relevance to the topics of the conference. All accepted papers will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes of ICST series and then be included in major article indexing services.

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: 30 April 2013 [Extended] Notification of Acceptance: 9 June 2013 Camera Ready Deadline: 7 July 2013 Conference Date: 23-25 September 2013


We invite perspective tutorial speakers to submit relevant proposals for a half-day tutorial. The scope of the tutorial proposal should be within the interest of MONAMI attendees (see Aim and Scope and topics of interest). In addition, tutorial proposals on related and complementary topics, e.g. mobile devices or applications, smart grids or alternative energy supply are welcome. Each tutorial proposal should include the title, objectives, abstract, outline, and intended audience. A short biography of each tutorial presenter should also be submitted along with the list of conferences/events where this tutorial has been previously presented.

Please submit your proposal in electronic form to the Tutorials Chair at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 8 April 2013.


General Chairs Dirk Pesch, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland Andreas Timm-Giel, Technical University of Harburg-Hamburg, Germany

Technical Program Committee Chairs Sven van der Meer, Ericsson, Ireland Ramon Aguero, University of Cantabria, Spain

Keynotes Chair John Strassner, Huawei Technologies, USA

Tutorials Chair Susana Sargento, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Publicity Chair Bernd-Ludwig Wenning, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland

Publications Chair Kostas Pentikousis, Huawei, Germany

Financial Chair Maciej Muehleisen, Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, Germany

Web Chair Jarno Pinola, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland



Ramón Agüero, University of Cantabria, Spain Rui Aguiar, University of Aveiro, Portugal Pedro Aranda, Telefonica, Spain Javier Baliosian, Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay Philippe Bertin, Orange Labs FT, France Oliver Blume, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Germany Eduardo da Silva, University of Parana, Brazil Samir Das, Stony Brook University, USA Panagiotis Demestichas, Univeristy of Piraeus , Greece Anna Förster, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, Switzerland Alex Galis, University College London, United Kingdom Marta García-Arranz, University of Cantabria, Spain Jyrki Huusko, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Tony Jokikyyny, Ericsson, Finland Koojana Kuladinithi, University of Bremen, Germany Maciej Mühleisen, Technical University of Harburg-Hamburg, Germany Grabiel Muntean, Dublin City University, Ireland Liam Murphy, UCD Dublin, Ireland Kostas Pentikousis, Huawei, Germany Dirk Pesch, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland Miguel Ponce de Leon, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland Anand R. Prasad, NEC, Japan Javier Rubio-Loyola, CINESTAV, Mexico Henning Sanneck , NSN, Germany Susana Sargento, University of Aveiro, Portugal Joan Serrat, Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya, Spain Cormac Sreenan, University College Cork, Ireland John Strassner, Huawei, USA Lucian Suciu, Orange Labs FT, France Andreas Timm-Giel, Technical University of Harburg-Hamburg, Germany Kurt Tutschku, University of Vienna, Austria Sven Van de Meer, Ericsson, Ireland Bernd-Ludwig Wenning, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland Li Xi, University of Bremen, Germany Yasir Zaki (NYU Abu Dhabi)


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8th Summer School on Applications of IoT and Wireless Sensor Networks



September 2 - September 6, 2013, Palic lake, Serbia


Design and deploy your own IoT solutions in the beautiful environment of Palic Lake, run experiments on the SmartSantander framework and learn how to use WSN in environments like Donana natural reserve!

Learn about the latest achievements in the field of IoT from the experts coming from the EU FP7 projects SmartSantander, Planet, IoT6 and SocIoTal!

Join us, have fun, meet peers and experienced researchers, expand your network of contacts.


The senZations summer school has become an annual event on the agenda of young researchers in Europe. Covering a range of novel topics from wireless sensor networks to M2M to Internet of Things and their applications with support of excellent lecturers and senior researchers from academy and industry, the senZations have attracted more than 350 students during the past seven events.

The aim of the summer school is to:

* Provide access to the latest results, trends, activities and applications in the IoT domain

* Run experiments on the SmartSantander facility or build your own live testbed deployment at Palic

* Identify novel research opportunities, important challenges and research directions

* Demonstrate existing prototypes and demos - and implement new ones!

* Interact with experienced researchers and establish new contacts

* Have fun and enjoy the beauty of the Serbian mountains while acquiring new skills and expertise



The summer school will last for 5 days and will feature a number of different activities:

Lectures: Each day will feature lectures with subsequent discussions around important IoT and WSN research themes and technology areas:

* IoT architecture: an overview of the proposals and approaches towards defining an overall architectural framework for IoT

* SmartSantander - how to run experiments on a large-scale IoT testbed or build your own testbed instance

* Semantic sensor networks and Linked Open Data

* Deployment, operation and maintenance of large-scale/complex systems of heterogeneous networked cooperating objects, including wireless sensor and actuator networks and mobile objects

* Smart cities and intelligent buildings

* Social impacts of IoT, role and potential of IPv6 in IoT

* Latest standards developments in IETF and ETSI, FI-PPP and IERC.

Lecturers include (to be confirmed): Zach Shelby (Sensinode), Alex Gluhak (Uni of Surrey), Konrad Wrona (NCI Agency), Rob van Kronenburg (IoT Council), Payam Barnaghi (Uni of Surrey), Stefan fischer (Uni of Luebeck), Michele Nati (Uni of Surrey), Pedro Maron (Uni of Duisburg-Essen), Gianluca Dini (Uni of Pisa), Jose Ramiro Martinez de Dios (Uni of Seville), Sebastien Ziegler (Mandate International), Srdjan Krco (Ericsson).

Hands-on project: Work in a team in order to design and deploy run experiments on the SmartSantander framework or even run your own real IoT solutions around the Palic lake.

Participants Workshop: All participants will have an opportunity to exercise their presentation skills and to get constructive feedback while presenting their own work and/or the results of the team projects.

Social activities: A half-day excursion, a dinner party as well as other interesting social activities will be also organized.


The summer school will take place in Palic, Serbia - a beautiful lake in the north of Serbia.


Participation is open to all qualified applicants, but the number of participants is limited to a maximum of 40. Please register early. To apply, please fill in the form available at

The registration fee of EUR365 (415EUR for registrations made after June 28, 2013) includes participation at all school activities, school material, 6 days shared accommodation in 2-persons rooms with full board, a social event and access to all hotel (4*) facilities.

Transport will be organized by bus from Belgrade. The return ticket costs 25EUR. Please inform us if you wish to use this option. In case you want to travel on your own, but need some help and tips, do not hesitate to contact us.


Early registration deadline: June 20, 2013

For registrations after June 20, 2013, the participation fee is 415EUR - so be fast, book your place now!

Program Committee:

Srdjan Krco, Ericsson and University of Belgrade Konrad Wrona, NCI Agency Alexander Gluhak, University of Surrey DK Arvind, University of Edinburgh

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