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IoCAT 2017

Internet of Cooperative Autonomous Things (IoCAT 2017)

November 6, 2017


The workshop will be collocated with MOBIQUITOUS 2017, in Melbourne, Australia!

The Internet of Things is increasingly having a transformational impact on different facets of life including transport, health, agriculture, defence, smart cities, business, and work.

At the same, building on decades of research in Artifiical Intelligence, robotics, multiagent systems, embedded systems and pervasive computing, everyday objects and systems are increasing in capabilities in terms of sensing, reasoning, connecting and acting. This could turn the Internet of Things into the Internet of Cooperative Autonomous Things.

We envision a future where a complex network of cooperative autonomous things can act and function within social networks of their own and are capable of interactions and cooperative behaviours (some designed and some emerging) in ways that improve human life.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers, practitioners and industry participants interested in the notion of Internet of Cooperative Autonomous Things and its related issues.

Topics for the workshop include, but are not limited to the following:

  • paradigms and models for IoCAT
  • applications and case studies of IoCAT in areas such as agriculture, health, transport, smart cities
  • AI in IoT systems
  • game theoretic models for cooperative IoT
  • multiagent theory for IoCAT
  • security, trust, safety, privacy in cooperative IoT
  • protocols and standards for cooperative things
  • human interaction/cooperation with IoT systems, ethics for IoT systems
  • types of IoCAT systems, including multi-drone systems and applications, connected autonomous vehicles, cooperative ITS systems with intelligence
  • crowd computing and its links with IoT devices and systems
  • multinode data analytics for IoCAT
  • social IoT, cognition for IoT systems
  • on-body cooperative IoT and in-body cooperative IoT for health and fitness
  • very large scale IoT systems and testbeds, and IoT services
  • swarm IoT systems: swarms of civilian drones, swarms of ground and air IoT nodes

Workshop Co-chairs

Technical Program Committee

  • James Xi Zheng, Deakin University, Australia
  • Sutharshan Rajasegarar, Deakin University, Australia
  • Tuan Nguyen, University of Information Technology, Vietnam
  • Lina Yao, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Chii Chang, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Prem Jayaranam, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  • Karl Reed, La Trobe University, Australia
  • Flora Salim, RMIT University, Australia
  • Niroshinie Fernando, Deakin University, Australia
  • Kai Kunze, Keio University, Japan
  • Ali Shemshadi, Univeristy of Adelaide, Australia
  • Mehul Bhatt, University of Bremen, Germany
  • Markus Rittenbruch, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Andry Rakotonirainy, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Giancarlo Fortino, Università della Calabria, Italy
  • Robin M. Doss, Deakin University, Australia


Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy’ system at Confy, and have to comply with the ACM format (see Author’s kit section).

Submissions are invited as follows

  • Papers should be in English.
  • Short and regular papers are invited. Short papers should be up to 4 pages in length. Regular papers should be up to 10 pages in length.
  • Previously published work may not be submitted, nor may the work be concurrently submitted to any other conference or journal. Such papers will be rejected without review.
  • Read the Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement.

Important Dates

Paper submission
August 15, 2017
Notification of acceptance
August 31, 2017
Camera-ready submission
October 1, 2017
Workshop date
November 6, 2017
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