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is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The internet of things (IoT) is a platform that allows a network of devices (sensors, smart meters, etc.) to communicate, analyse data and process information collaboratively in the service of individuals or organisations. The IoT network can generate large amounts of data in a variety of formats and using different protocols which can be stored and processed in the cloud. The conference looks to address the issues surrounding IoT devices, their interconnectedness and services they may offer, including efficient, effective and secure analysis of the data IoT produces using machine learning and other advanced techniques, models and tools, and issues of security, privacy and trust that will emerge as IoT technologies mature and become part of our everyday lives.

Big Data (BD) has core values of volume, velocity, variety and veracity. After collecting much data from IoT, BD can be jointly used with machine learning, AI, statistical and other advanced techniques, models and methods, which can create values for people and organizations adopting it, since forecasting, deep analysis and analytics can help identify weaknesses and make improvements based on different analysis.

Maintaining a high level of security and privacy for data in IoT are crucial and we welcome recommendations, solutions, demonstrations and best practices for all forms of security and privacy for IoT and BD.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Big Data Fundamentals: Volume, Velocity, Variety, Veracity and Value
  • Modeling, Experiments, Sharing Technologies & Platforms
  • Analytics, Intelligence and Knowledge Engineering
  • Data Center Enabled Technologies
  • Networking and Social Networks
  • Data Management for Large Data
  • Software Frameworks (MapReduce, Spark Etc) and Simulations
  • Social Science and Implications for Big Data


  • Health Informatics as a Service (HIaaS) for Any Type of Health Informatics, Computation and Services
  • Big Data as a Service (BDaaS) including Frameworks, Empirical Approaches and Data Processing Techniques
  • Big Data Algorithm, Methodology, Business Models and Challenges
  • Security as a Service including Any Algorithms, Methodology and Software Proof-of-Concepts
  • Financial Software as a Service (FSaaS) including Risk and Pricing Analysis; Predictive Modeling
  • Education as a Service (EaaS) including eLearning and Educational Applications
  • Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) including Workflows and Supply Chain in IoT and Big Data
  • Analytics as a Service (AaaS) for Any Types of Analytics
  • Scheduling, Service Duplication, Fairness, Load Balance for SaaS and Analytics
  • eGovernment, eCommerce, eScience and Creative Technologies for IoT and Big Data
  • IoT Services and Applications
  • New Service Models and Emerging Services


  • Software Architecture and Middleware
  • Context-Awareness and Location-Awareness
  • Performance Evaluation and Modeling
  • Networking and Communication Protocols
  • Machine to Machine Communications
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Software Engineering for IoT and IoE
  • Machine Learning and Deep Learning Approaches Data Analytics


  • Technological Focus for Smart Environments
  • Smart City Examples and Case Studies
  • Architecture for Secure and Interactive IoT
  • Intelligent Infrastructure and Guidance Systems for Vehicles, Green Systems and Smart City
  • Sensor Networks, Remote Diagnosis and Development
  • Transportation Management Traffic Theory, Modeling and Simulation
  • Social Implications for IoT Intelligent
  • Systems for IoT and Services Computing


  • Smart City and Transportation
  • Education and Learning
  • Business, Finance and Management
  • Social Networks Analysis, Media and eGovernment
  • Risk Modeling, Simulation, Legal Challenges
  • Case Studies of Real Adoption
  • Biomedical Experiments and Simulations
  • Healthcare Services and Health Informatics


  • Algorithms, Software Engineering and Development
  • Testing (Software Engineering; Penetration; Product Development)
  • Encryption (All Aspects)
  • Firewall, Access Control, Identity Management
  • Experiments on Using Security Solutions and Proof-of-Concepts
  • Intrusion and Detection Techniques
  • Social Engineering and Ethical Hacking: Techniques and Case Studies
  • Software Engineering for Security Modeling, Business Process Modeling and Analytics
  • Location-Based Privacy
  • Data Security, Data Recovery, Disaster Recovery
  • Adoption Challenges and Recommendation
  • Emerging Issues and Recommendations for Organizational Security
  • Case Studies
  • Security, Privacy and Trust


  • 3D Printing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biotechnology
  • Communication
  • Data Processing
  • Electronic Technologies for in-Vehicle
  • Internet of Things
  • Mode-to-Mode Systems
  • Nanotechnology
  • Sensors
  • Transport Safety and Mobility
  • Vehicle-to-Infrastructure
  • Vehicle-to-Vehicle


Schahram DustdarVienna University of Technology, Austria
Rajiv RanjanNewcastle University, United Kingdom
Robert LovasSZTAKI, Hungary


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).

All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (consult SCITEPRESS Ethics of Publication)

A short list of papers presented at the conference venue will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of Open Journal of Big Data (OJBD)
A short list of papers presented at the conference venue will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of International Journal of Organizational and Collective Intelligence

A short list of papers presented at the conference venue will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of Expert Systems.

Authors of the best papers focused on fusion can be selected to submit an extended version (at least 30% of new content) of their work to be appreciated for publication in the Internet of Things

The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by DBLP, Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, EI, SCOPUS, Microsoft Academic, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.


Conference Date: 7 - 9 May, 2020

Paper Submission: January 6, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 12, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 27, 2020 (expired)

Paper Submission: February 5, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
March 5, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 30, 2020 (expired)


Paper Submission: February 24, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
March 17, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 30, 2020 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: January 1, 2020 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: January 1, 2020 (expired)
Paper Submission: March 9, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 17, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 30, 2020 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: March 24, 2020 (expired)

Demo Proposal: March 24, 2020 (expired)

Panel Proposal: March 24, 2020 (expired)

Post Publicationss
Authors Notification: May 20, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: August 14, 2020 (expired)


IoTBDS Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186


Victor ChangDepartment of Operations and Information Management, Aston Business School, Aston University, United Kingdom


Gary B. WillsCyber Physical Systems, School of Electronics and Computer Science,, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Péter Kacsuk (honorary)LPDS, MTA SZTAKI, Hungary


Rafael Angarita, INRIA, ISEP, France
Mitra Arami, Northeastern University London, United Kingdom
Uchechukwu Awada, School of Computer Science, Jack Cole Building, North Haugh, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
George Baryannis, Computer Science, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Martin Bauer, NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany
Reinhold Behringer, Knorr Bremse GmbH, Germany
Eugénia M. Bernardino, Department of Computer Science, School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal
Nik Bessis, Department of Computing, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom
Leszek Borzemski, Department of Computer Science/W8, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Lars Brenna, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Tromsø, Norway
Prabhakar C J, Department of Computer Science, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta, Jnanasahyadri Campus, Kuvempu University, India
Mustafa Canim, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, United States
Alberto Cano, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States
Filipe Cardoso, Polytechnic Institute of Setubal, Portugal
Godwin Caruana, Hili Ventures Technology Division, Harvest, Malta
Qiang Cheng, Computer Science and Institute for Biomedical Informatics, University of Kentucky, United States
Daniel Corujo, Departamento de Eletrónica Telecomunicações e Informática, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Radu-Codrut David, Department of Automation and Applied Informatics, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Mamadou H. Diallo, U.S. Department of Defense, Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific, United States
Weilong Ding, North China University of Technology, China
Ata Elahi, Computer Science, Southern Connecticut State University, United States
Ali Emrouznejad, OIM, Aston Business School, Aston University, United Kingdom
Roberto R. Expósito, Computer Engineering, University of A Coruña, Spain
Enrico Ferrera, Internet of Things and Pervasive Technologies (IPT), LINKS Foundation, Italy
Marin Fotache, BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEM, Al. I. Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
Hamido Fujita, Iwate Prefectural University, Japan
Hongyuan Gao, College of Information and Communication Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, China
Angelo Genovese, Department of Computer Science, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Marta C. Gomes, CERIS-CESUR, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Andre Gradvohl, School of Technology, State University of Campinas, Brazil
Yi Gu, Middle Tennessee State University, United States
Holger Guenzel, Business Administration, Hochschule München, United States
Longzhe Han, Information Engineerning, Nanchang Institute of Technology, China
Chen He, 37917 Bright Cmn, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States
Jing S. He, Computer Science, Kennesaw State University, United States
Martin G. Jaatun, IDE, University of Stavanger, Norway
Martin Jacobsson, Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Nikolay Kakanakov, 63, Sankt Peterburg Blvd, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Olivera Kotevska, Computer Science and Mathematics, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), United States
Stefan Kraxberger, Secinto eU, Austria
Chang-Yong Lee, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Kongju National University, Korea, Republic of
Giuseppe Loseto, Dipartimento di Management, Finanza e Tecnologia, LUM University "Giuseppe Degennaro", Italy
Maria Lucka, Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Ganesh Mani, Carnegie Mellon, United States
Maude Manouvrier, LAMSADE, PSL Research University - Universite Paris-Dauphine, France
Massimo Marchiori, University of Padua, Italy
Francisco Martínez Álvarez, Computer Science, Pablo de Olavide University of Seville, Spain
Joberto S. Martins, Computer Science, Salvador University - UNIFACS, Brazil
Fiammetta Marulli, Dept. of Maths and Physics, University of Campania "L. Vanvitelli", Italy
Hamid McHeick, 555 Boul. De L'université, University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Canada
Ernestina Menasalvas, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Davide Merico, Engineering, Paradox Engineering SA, Switzerland
Ivan Mezei, DEET, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Serbia
Aleksandra K. Milicevic, Department of mathematics and informatics, Univesity of Novi Sad, Serbia
Óscar Mortágua Pereira, Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Fionn Murtagh, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Roberto Natella, DIETI (Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica e delle Tecnologie dell'Informazione), Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Jan Nolin, Swedish school of Library and information science, University of Borås, Sweden
Talal H. Noor, College of Computer Science and Engineering, Taibah University, Saudi Arabia
Bogdan Oancea, Department of Applied Economics and Quantitative Analysis, University of Bucharest, Romania
Prithviraj Patil, Vanderbilt University, United States
Yongrui Qin, School of Computer Science, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Marta Rukoz, Math-Info, Université Paris Nanterre, France
Usha Sakthivel, Prof and HODDEPARTMENT OF CSE, RAJARAJESWARI COLLEGE OF ENGG,KUMBALGODU,BENGALURU-74, Rajarajeswari College of Engineering, India
Jose Santa, Electronics, Computer Technology and Projects, Technical University of Cartagena, Spain
Ashwin Satyanarayana, Computer Systems Technology, New York City College of Technology, United States
Aviv Segev, University of South Alabama, United States
Subarna Shakya, Electronics and Computer Engineering, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Jun Shen, University of Wollongong, Australia
Xin Sui, Tableau Software, United States
Heiko Tapken, Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, Osnabrueck University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Maurizio Tesconi, CNR - IIT, Italy
Ralf Tönjes, Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of Applied Science Osnabrück, Germany
Stephan Trahasch, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, University of Applied Sciences Offenburg, Germany
Sergio Trilles, Av. de Vicent Sos Baynat, s/n, Geotec, Institute of New Imaging Technologies, Spain
Shenghua Wan, Search, WalmartLabs, United States
Cong Wang, Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Tomasz Wiktorski, University of Stavanger, Norway
Ramin Yahyapour, GWDG - University Göttingen, Germany
Yanyan Yang, School of Engineering, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Dongjin Yu, School of Computer, Hangzhou Dianzi University, China
Mihai H. Zaharia, Computer Science and Engineering, "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University, Romania
Jia Zhao, Nanchang Institute of Technology, China

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