Workshop on Service Discovery and Composition in Ubiquitous and Pervasive Environments (SUPE'2013)

Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing (UPC) are recent paradigms with a goal to provide computing and communication services anytime and everywhere. In Ubiquitous Computing (UC), the objective is to provide any mobile device an access to available services in an existing network all the time and everywhere. Pervasive Computing (PC), often considered the same as ubiquitous computing in the literature, is a related concept that can be distinguished from ubiquitous computing in terms of environment conditions. The main objective in PC is to provide spontaneous services created on the fly by mobiles that interact by ad hoc connections. Therefore, the aim of the UPC paradigms is to move forward computational services from conventional mode based on users/computer interactions into a new mode based on users/environment interactions. The goal of this interaction mode is to make computational services so ubiquitous/pervasive throughout a distributed environment in order to become transparent to users. SUPE'2013 workshop aims to bring together researchers, students, and professionals from Software Engineering area, Agent-based Systems area and Mobile Computing area to reach a better understanding of the relationships between them, identify key issues, and promote new approaches and relevant research activities in the design of architectures, algorithms, and applications for UPC environments.

The International Workshop on the Future Internet of Things and Cloud (FiCloud)

The Internet of Things (IoT) vision is to provide a dynamic and global network infrastructure which is characterized by intelligent and self configuring capabilities. IoT is considered as an integral part of the future Internet. It is based on interoperable communication protocols in order to enable the interaction and integration of virtual as well as physical Things such as computers, smart devices, sensors, cars, refrigerators, food packages, medicines, etc. Things can be seamlessly integrated into the information network and interaction can be made through the provision of intelligent interfaces. In not so distant future, IoT will be forcing its way into every aspect of our lives and technologies including smart homes, smart cities, environment and nature, green energy, food, medicine, automotive, aerospace and aviation, telecommunication, and so on.

IoT is generally characterized by real world and small Things, limited capacity, constrained devices and the consequential issues such as less reliability, security and privacy. Cloud computing on the other hand deals mainly with virtual world and has unlimited capabilities in terms of storage and processing power. Thus cloud and IoT are the main complementary aspects of the future Internet. IoT can benefit from the unlimited capabilities and resources of cloud computing. Similarly, cloud can benefit from IoT by extending its scope to deal with real world things in a more distributed and dynamic manner.

The theme of this workshop is to promote the state of the art in scientific and practical research of the IoT and cloud computing. It provides a forum for bringing together researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and public sector in an effort to present their research work and share research and development ideas in the area of IoT and cloud computing.





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