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EAI International Conference on Cloud, Networking for IoT systems

October 26–27, 2015 | Roma, Italy

EAI International Conference on Cloud, Networking for IoT systems

October 26-27, 2015, Rome, Italy

All attendees of the conference have free access to all three days (27, 28, and 29 October ) of the IOT360 Summit




The mission of International Conference on Cloud, Networking for IoT systems (CN4IoT) is to serve and promote ongoing research activities on the uniform management and operation related to software defined infrastructures. It aims to analyze limits and/or advantages in the exploitation of CN4IoT existing solutions developed for Cloud, Networking and IoT, and to present original and innovative contributions, where the explicit effort in at least two of the three main research fields introduces benefits and advantages clearly proven. Advances in ICT are changing the way we live and interact with each other, making our daily activities fast, easier and more reliable. People use multiple devices at once and keep their mobile devices nearby. Often, such devices have built-in sensors that measure motion, orientation, and environmental conditions, providing raw data with high precision and accuracy useful to monitor changes in the environment.

The physical world detected by sensors in our mobile and smart devices can be represented through objects (things). Each thing is uniquely identified, exposes specific capability for sensing, processing or actuation, and is interconnected to other things and systems through the Internet (Internet of Things - IoT). In this context, information travels along heterogeneous systems and networks, leading to the movement of huge amounts of data (Big Data), which need to be annotated, stored, processed, integrated, and presented in a seamless, efficient and easily interpretable form.

On the other hand, cloud computing is a widely used technology that offers many benefits to both end users and business companies. It is able to provide theoretically unlimited computing and storage capabilities, and efficient communication services for transferring terabyte flows between data centres in an easy way. All these features make cloud computing a promising choice for supporting IoT services and applications. The integration of IoT devices with cloud computing systems is raising the interest of both the academic and industrial communities. Developments in this area pave the way to novel scenarios for IoT applications. Indeed, virtualisation techniques make pools of (virtual) sensors and actuators available as new types of on-demand resources over the Cloud, that can be integrated with other resources and exposed as cloud-based services.

IoT can significantly benefit from the integration with cloud computing and network infrastructures along with services provided by both big players (e.g.,  Microsoft, Google, Apple, and Amazon) and small and medium enterprises. Indeed, networking technologies implement both virtual and physical interconnections among cooperating entities and Datacenters, organizing them into a unique computing ecosystem. In such a connected ecosystem, IoT applications can establish elastic relationship driven by performance requirements (e.g. information availability, execution time, monetary budget, etc.) and constraints (e.g. input data size, input data streaming rate, number of end-users connecting to that application, output data size, etc.). Thus, networking solutions specifically designed for the exploitation of Cloud services in IoT scenarios assume a crucial role. They allow developers to differentiate circuits aimed at IoT interactions, to increase Cloud scalability and efficiency in service provisioning, and to have both these advantages combined together. In many cases IoT can be seen as personal IoT, where the connection with the Internet is discontinuous, hence local caching facilities are required. The physical analytics can help the discovering of resources and services in applications use case characterized from Small Data. This data collected remotely can be  further computated and feeding the Big Data seen in the hybrid model.

The integration of IoT, Networking and Cloud computing can leverage the rising of new mash-up applications and services interacting with a multi-cloud ecosystem, where several cloud providers are interconnected through the network to deliver a universal decentralized computing environment to support IoT scenarios. In order to achieve such next generation IoT applications, one of the major aspects that has to be considered is the networking. In fact, IoT mash-up applications interacting with  Cloud  systems require the proper setup of traditional (Intranet and Internet), proximal, and  location-sensitive networks.


  • We are happy to inform you that our Keynote speaker at the conference will be Frank Leymann, full professor of computer science, director and founder of the Institute of Architecture of Application Systems (IAAS) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Participation in this event will give attendees the unique opportunity to be exposed to all technical scientific aspects of IoT related topic areas at co-located conferences, as well as be able to have full access to the IoT market place and business aspects in practice at the IOT 360 Summit.

  • Accepted papers will be published in the SDWN Conference Proceedings and by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST). The proceedings will be available both in book form and via the SpringerLink digital library, which is one of the largest digital libraries online and covers a variety of scientific disciplines.
  • The proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: DBLP, Google Scholar, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, EI Elsevier Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus, as well as ICST's own EU Digital Library (EUDL).


To read an interview with Massimo Villari, General Chair of CN4IOT please visit our EAI blog.