Call for Workshop Proposals


The Conference Organizing Committee invites submissions from individuals or groups to conduct Workshops at the Urb-IoT 2022. Urb-IoT is a European Alliance for Innovation (EAI) International Conference providing an open forum for presentations in the field of Internet of Things (IoT). The conference aims to provide opportunities for highly innovative research and industrial practices to significantly impact the advancement of the IoT technologies. This year, the Urban-IoT conference will focus on the intelligent sensing for real-time data analytics with high emphasis on Intelligent Sensing, All Technologies and Real-time data Analytics for IoT. EAI Urb-IoT 2022 will be held as an on-site conference with an option to present remotely. The conference will be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from October 31st to November 3rd, 2022.

Urb-IoT will provide a forum for researchers to group in special sessions and discuss related topics on IoT. Urb-IoT workshops will incubate diverse research communities and allow them to share and discuss specific research agendas on IoT. The conference invites workshop proposals for the 2022 round. Workshop proposals are encouraged to address topics of particular interest to the Urb-IoT audience.

Topics of Workshop proposals

• Artificial Intelligence and AI Technologies for IoT
• IoT Architectures Interoperable and collaborative IoT
• Edge AI/edge computing
• Web of Things and Technologies for large scale IoT
• IoT Communication Technologies, Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in IoT
• Performance evaluation of IoT systems
• Industrial Internet of Things
• Digital Twin for Industrial Settings
• Novel Applications of IoT
• Ubiquitous and pervasive computing
• Intelligent Sensing Technologies
• Real-time data Analytics for IoT
• Security and Privacy in IoT
• Biometrics Pattern Recognition
• Computer Vision Applied to IoT
• Applications for e-Health and Wellbeing
• Connected and Autonomous vehicles
• Time Series Analysis for IoT

Deadline for Workshop Proposals

Submission deadline: 15 July 2022

Notifications deadlines – final decision to workshop proposers: 20 July 2022

Proposal content

  • Workshop title
  • Abstract (less than 200 words)
  • Name, affiliation, and e-mail address for each organizers and chairs + TPC members
  • Identification of the primary contact person(s)
  • Background and Motivation: What is the overall topic of the workshop? Why is this topic of particular interest at this time? If the workshop has been organized in the past at Pervasive Health or other conferences, please give details of previous instances (venue, URL) and describe why it should be held again and how it will extend and build upon previous ones.
  • Topics and scope: These should be within or close to the scope covered by the main conference, as mentioned above.
  • Format: Give a description of the proposed workshop format, including the target number of participants, planned activities (such as introductions, invited talks, breakout group activities, general discussion), as well as how these activities address the workshop objectives.
  • Soliciting Submissions: Indicate how you plan to attract submissions and/or participants. Tactics may include circulating a call to relevant mailing lists (indicate these please as well), publicizing your workshop at other relevant venues, and more.
  • Selecting Participants: Indicate how you plan to select participants and contributions to the workshop. Indicate a program committee to help with the organization/review process.
  • Organizers: Give short descriptions of each of the organizers’ background and interests related to pervasive computing and the specific workshop topic.
  • Workshops event: half-day or full day.
  • Paper length: minimum 6 pages (for example 6-11 pages)

Workshop selection

We aim to select a diverse set of workshops and avoid having multiple workshops on overlapping themes. Organizers of selected workshops will be asked to produce a Call for Papers to describe the workshop to potential participants and solicit submissions. In order to promote vivid discussions with more participants to the workshops, EAI will provide Workshop Organizers with one free registration to the Workshop for each 10 papers submitted to their workshop.

The criteria for assessment will include:

  • Relevance to conference vision/topics and attendees
  • Potential to bring in participants to the conference from different audiences
  • Overall quality of contribution
  • Provides a hands-on, collaborative, and/or active learning environment for attendees

Evaluation Criteria

Workshop Proposals will be evaluated based on their relevance to Urb-IoT 2022 and the expected interest
in the list of topics as well as the organizer’s ability to successfully lead the proposed workshop.

Workshop publication

Accepted and presented papers will be published alongside the main conference proceedings as a sub-section/chapter. Paper formats should, therefore, correspond to the templates of the publisher of the main conference.

All registered papers will be submitted for publishing by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library. Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, such as Web of Science, Compendex, Scopus, DBLP, and other digital libraries. Accepted authors are eligible to submit an extended version in a fast track of:

EAI Endorsed Transactions on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems

EAI Endorsed Transactions on Internet of Things

Workshop chairs are invited to engage journals and further publication opportunities.

Proposal submission

Workshops proposals must be submit in PDF or Doc format.

Please email your workshop proposals to the workshop chair Atef Shalan [email protected]

Workshop Chair

Atef Shalan, Georgia Southern University, [email protected]

For any questions regarding workshop proposals, please email the workshop chair.