Call for Papers
Internet of Things Interoperability resides on the principle of connecting a large number of devices to a global infrastructure to offer added value features and global services across IoT platforms. In the past years we have witnessed the consolidation of communication protocols connecting various devices and the advent of open source frameworks for IoT interoperability. Standardization initiatives, industry alliances, and collaborative research projects have developed solutions to address the challenge of IoT interoperability. Sensor, actuator, and “thing” description formats as well as communication protocols and APIs have been designed to build advanced cross-domain IoT solutions and entire ecosystems based on interoperable IoT platform technologies.

The challenges ahead are to advance interoperable IoT technologies for handling complex tasks and global interconnected systems in trendy verticals with high impact on the society, e.g. smart cities and ports, healthcare, automated manufacturing lines, connected robots, or autonomous vehicles. Open source interoperability solutions and open standards remain a viable option to automate the collaboration between otherwise closed IoT platforms with key challenges related to semantics, uniform APIs, security, privacy and trust issues, as well as technology uptake with increasing deployments.

Following the success of the previous two editions, the “3rd Workshop on Interoperability and Open-Source Solutions for the Internet of Things (InterOSS-IoT)” focuses on exploring the potential of interoperable IoT platform technology to facilitate and enhance the creation of complex systems and associated open source technology and open protocols.

The workshop addresses current challenges in the IoT domain and promotes uptake by the industry from emerging open source solutions and best practices from IoT deployment experiences. Organized as a scientific event, workshop’s objective is to foster the exchange of practical experiences within the IoT community as well as contribute to create new ideas around open issues and gaps on Internet of Things platforms interoperability, architectural principles, standardization efforts, and deployment experiences.

We invite authors to submit scientific papers reporting advance in the state of the art and practical experiences on interoperable IoT solutions, solutions relying on open-source software as well as emerging concepts and visionary papers.

Topics of interest include (not limited to):

IoT Principles, Design and Technology

·      Interoperability solutions for IoT systems and platforms

·      Standardisation efforts related to IoT solutions and Applications

·      Key concepts for interoperable IoT architectures

·      Semantic models for the IoT Platforms Data Exchange

·      Security, privacy and trust for IoT Devices and Platforms

·      IoT device Data Mash-Ups and platforms Orchestration

·      Solutions for IoT platform federations and interworking

·      Distributed ledger technology for interoperable IoT ecosystems

IoT Experiments, Practice and Applications

·      IoT applications and real life deployments, e.g., in Smart Cities, Healthcare, Industrial IoT, Robotics, Autonomous Vehicles

·      Experiences from real industrial IoT deployments

·      Recent advances in open source IoT platforms and tools

·      Experimentally-driven Internet of Things experience

·      Business perspectives on IoT ecosystem creation

·      Business models and marketplaces

Important Dates:

Workshop Day: June 06, 2018
Paper submission deadline (new): March 27, 2018
Paper notification: April 25, 2018
Camera ready papers due: May 10, 2018
Paper Submission Guidelines
All final submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of six (6) printed pages,  see conference site for further instructions. Papers must be submitted through EDAS.



Authors of accepted papers must register to the workshop through the conference registration page. The registration for GIoTS is a single package that includes both the main conference and workshop sessions (there is no reduced registration fee to attend just the workshop).


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Identify the presenter of the paper in EDAS. The presenter must register and pay the subscription fee for the GIoTS conference following the dates indicated at the GIoTS 2018 website. Your paper will not be included in the proceedings and in the final program if you are not registered for the conference and have not paid the fee by this date. In case of approval of more than one paper, we kindly ask you to ensure that a different speaker is registered for the presentation of each individual paper.


Organised and Supported by: 

The workshop is organized by H2020 ICT projects, symbIoTe and BIG IoT, as part of the IoT-European Platforms Initiative (IoT-EPI).

Funded under European Commission DG-CNECT-H2020 program.