First International Workshop on Components and Services for IoT platforms (WCS-IoT) 2015


Friday 4 September 2015


10:40 – 10:50 Opening remarks

10:50 – 11:30 Invited talk 1

11:30 – 12:10 Invited talk 2

13:30 – 15:00 Workshop session 1

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break

15:30 – 17:00 Workshop session 2


Royal Institution Conversation Room (morning)

Imperial College London Electrical Engineering room 611 (afternoon)


The Internet of Things (IoT) is an evolving trend which will cover the whole world and requires the most efficient technology that has ever been produced. This is because the IoT enables all kinds of smart objects (e.g. smart sensors and actuators) to communicate and interact with each other across different networks and domains. A plethora of new services and applications are or must be created revealing the potential to create substantial new markets and to stimulate existing ones. However, it is also quite clear that on the way to a fully connected cyber-physical world numerous challenges have to be addressed. As with every new technology wave, we are witnessing a debate regarding industry standards striving to find a position in the IoT marketplace.

The WCS-IoT workshop intents to foster dialogue and interaction among researchers from academia and industry, addressing the contemporary challenges in IoT platforms, services, tools, programming languages and applications. In particular, special emphasis will be given to whether the current or under-development IoT standards meet the specifications of the IoT-related considerations like low-power, time-to-market, connectivity, reliability, interoperability, security and privacy. Do we need new IoT standardisation bodies or initiatives? Finally, as part of this workshop, the outcomes of current European research projects related to IoT platforms, services, APIs, tools and applications are welcomed to be presented. New possibilities for synergies between European companies and research institutions will be explored in the context of future European-funded projects.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is upon us! Current forecasts predict that there will be more than 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020, and this is just the beginning.

Topics of the WCS-IoT workshop will include, but not be limited to:


Michael Hübner (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, DE)
Nikolaos Voros (Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece, GR)
Georgios Keramidas (Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece, GR)

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