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Social Internet of Things (SIoT)
Special Session at the IEEE World Forum of IoT 2016
12-14 DECEMBER 2016 // RESTON, VA, USA

Call for papers

The Social Internet of Things (SIoT) refers to the convergence of the Internet of Things and Social Networking paradigms for the creation of social networks in which things are nodes that establish social links as humans do. This concept is fast gaining ground thanks to the benefits deriving from the potentials of the social networks within the IoT domain, such as: simplification in the navigability of a dynamic network of billions of objects, robustness in the management of the trustworthiness of objects when providing information and services, efficiency in the dynamic discovery of services and information.
The preliminary results achieved in this field are encouraging but significant efforts are still needed to develop concrete solutions. Indeed, the application of the SIot concepts to real data, i.e., mobility patterns and interactions among objects in real applications, needs to extended to different scenarios to evaluate the benefits in terms of network navigability and service discovery. Additionally, the intelligence that the objects should be equipped with to implement the social behaviour is sometimes excessive given the devices computation capabilities, so that different levels of social behaviour should be defined according to the device characteristics. The effectiveness of the social-based trust evaluation also needs a more precise modelling of the expected malicious behaviour of nodes in the IoT.
Based on these considerations, this special session is aimed at bringing together researchers from academia and industry to identify and discuss technical challenges, exchange novel ideas and explore enabling technologies that cover a variety of topics in the SIoT domain including, but not limited to:

• Topologies of social networks of objects
• Social virtual objects in the cloud
• Management of smart object links
• Applications exploiting the SIoT concepts
• Trust of social objects
• Navigability in the Social IoT
• Ontology for the social relationships
• SIoT experimental platforms


Luigi Atzori, University of Cagliari, IT
Antonio Iera, University of Reggio Calabria, IT
Giacomo Morabito, Ph.D., University of Catania, IT

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: July 31, 2016
Acceptance Notification: September 30, 2016
Camera-Ready: October 31, 2016

Technical Program Committee

Maurizio Fiaschè, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Bin Guo, Northwestern Polytechnical University, P.R. China
Dong-oh Kang, ETRI, Republic of Korea
Ji Eun Kim, Bosch Research and Technology Center, USA
Leandros A. Maglaras, De Montfort University, UK
Leonardo Militano, University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Michele Nitti, University of Cagliari, Italy
Vedran Podobnik, University of Zagreb, Croatia
R Venkatesha Prasad, Delft University of Technology, Netherland
Cássio V.S. Prazeres, Federal University of Bahia, Brasil
Taehyoung Shim, ETRI, Republic of Korea
B.K.Tripathy, VIT University Vellore, India
Cristina Turcu, Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania
Martin Atzmueller, University of Kassel, Germany
Ejaz Ahmed, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Paper Submission Guidelines

All final submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of six (6) printed pages. See the IEEE World Forum on IoT portal for instructions.