International Web of Things Workshop – Call for Papers

We are happy to announce that this year EVRYTHNG will again co-organize the International Web of Things workshop.

As every year the workshop will consist of two distinct (but quite complementary parts). First, the WoT hackathon where makers and tinkerers will meet to build awesome prototypes with connected things and products. Then, the WoT scientific workshop where researchers, practitioners and companies will meet to discuss the future of the WoT industry and research.

We look forward to many of you joining us in Zurich on September 8 and 9, 2013. The call for paper for the scientific part is now open (see below) and so is the registration for the hackathon.

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CALL FOR PAPERS – Fourth International Workshop on the Web of Things (WoT 2013) in conjunction with UbiComp 2013, Zurich, September 8-12, 2013.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: May 31, 2013

Notification of acceptance: June 14, 2013

Camera-ready papers due: June 21, 2013

Workshop date: September 9, 2013

Workshop Abstract

The Internet of Things has become a well-known brand for a set of research issues in the pervasive and ubiquitous computing communities. The focus of this research theme has mostly been on establishing connectivity in a variety of challenging and constrained networking environments. Our hypothesis is that the Web of Things is the next logical step in the ongoing evolution of how pervasive and ubiquitous computing have enabled new applications and provided new opportunities. The Web of Things takes the next step from establishing connectivity and thus the ability to communicate with real-world things, to a vision where physical devices become seamlessly integrated into the Web – not just through Web-based user interfaces of specialized applications, but by blending into the hypermedia information space created by the Web and its architectural principles.

Contributing to WoT 2013

WoT 2013 solicits contributions in all areas related to the Web of Things, and we invite application designers to think beyond sensor networks and Web applications, and to imagine, design, build, evaluate, and share their thoughts and visions on what the future of the Web and networked devices will be. Continuing the successful Web of Things workshop series at PerCom 2010, Pervasive 2011, and Pervasive 2012, this workshop aims at exploring the use of principles and technologies at the core of the Web such as Representational State Transfer (REST), syndication (e.g., Atom), and real-time Web technologies for providing access to ubiquitous computing services. It aims at exploring and tackling the challenges to achieve a seamless Web of Things where the Web’s architectural principles are applied in a way that makes Web-enabled things usable across the largest possible set of application scenarios.

Topics for submissions include:

  • Integration of embedded computers, wireless sensor networks, every-day appliances, smart gateways, and tagged objects (RFID, barcodes, QRs, NFC) using a Web approach.
  • Real-time communication with physical objects (e.g., syndication, streaming, Web push mechanisms)
  • Web-based discovery, search, composition, and physical mashups
  • Use of semantic technologies (e.g., ontologies, embedded metadata, microdata, microformats, context) to facilitate the interaction with and between things on the Web
  • Models, paradigms and standards to enable interaction with and between physical things for humans
  • Security, privacy, access control, and sharing of physical things on the Web
  • Application of Web tools and techniques in the physical world (e.g., REST, HTML5, 6lowpan, cloud services, social networks)
  • Cloud platforms and services for the Web of Things
  • Concrete applications, use-cases, deployments, and evaluations of Web-enabled Things in contexts such as smart homes, connected cities, and Web 2.0 enterprises

This fourth edition of the Web of Things workshop series will provide an interactive forum for WoT researchers to learn about and discuss existing efforts related to Web-based interactions with smart things. In order to ensure a high-quality technical session, submissions must cover one of the topics above and not exceed ten (10) pages in the UbiComp 2013 SIG Adjunct Proceedings Template (available at Research papers must be original prior unpublished work and not under review elsewhere as they will be published to the ACM digital library and listed on DBLP. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and selected based on their originality, merit, and relevance to the workshop. Submission requires at least one author to present the paper on-site. If you can, we encourage authors of accepted papers to bring a prototype and demonstrate it at the workshop, as part of an open demonstration session.

For more instructions on how to submit to WoT 2013 visit


Simon Mayer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Vlad Trifa, EVRYTHNG Ltd., UK

Dave Raggett, World Wide Web Consortium.

Dominique Guinard, EVRYTHNG Ltd., UK

Program Committee

Michael Blackstock, University of British Columbia, Canada
Benoit Christophe, Alcatel Lucent Bell Labs, France
Carolina Fortuna, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Aitor Gomez-Goiri, Universidad de Deusto, Spain
Artem Katasonov, VTT Labs, Finland
Gerd Kortuem, Lancaster University, UK
Matthias Kovatsch, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Rodger Lea, University of British Columbia, Canada
Olivier Liechti, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, Switzerland
Marino Linaje, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
Diego López de Ipiña, Universidad de Deusto, Spain
Friedemann Mattern, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Florian Michahelles, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Guido Moritz, Universität Rostock, Germany
Claro Noda, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Jacques Pasquier, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland
Cesare Pautasso, Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI), Switzerland
David Resseguie, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Till Riedel, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Andreas Ruppen, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland
Vlad Stirbu, Nokia, Finland
Inaki Vazquez, Symplio, Spain
Erik Wilde, EMC Corporation, USA

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