*COSE 2021 - the First International Workshop on COllaborative SEnsing in the Web of Things*
in conjunction with the 18th International Conference on Mobile Systems and Pervasive Computing, August 9-12, 2021, Leuven, Belgium.


*Important Dates:*
- Paper Submission: May 8, 2021 (extended)
- Author Notification: May 31, 2021
- Final Manuscript: June 15, 2021

Collaborative sensing paradigms such as sensing as a service are recently emerging. They are characterized by mobile agents able to offer, request, discover and exploit data sensing and analysis services, enabled by embedded sensors or devices in their close proximity, connected through low-power wireless protocols. This model is typically:

- peer-to-peer: any node can request data or search for specific kinds of sensors and devices;
- opportunistic: designed to exploit dynamically the available resources in a certain area in a given time window;
- participatory: user agents are invited to contribute their data, sensing and computing resources to the network.

Collaborative sensing approaches should be general enough to support various types of applications, platforms and devices. Furthermore, effective incentive mechanisms should be introduced to promote a sustained collaboration. As interoperability issues involve both application-layer network protocols and data exchange formats, integrating World Wide Web - and particularly Semantic Web – technologies is a relevant research trend for promoting collaboration in large-scale data sensing and processing scenarios, such as multi-party deployments and federations.

*Submission Guidelines*

Paper must be submitted via EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/submission_new?a=26151658

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The total length for each paper is limited to 6 pages. Two extra pages can be added. But, for each extra page, a fee of €65 will be charged. The maximum number of pages (including extra pages) is strictly limited to 8 pages. The submitted paper must be formatted according to the guidelines of Procedia Computer Science.

*List of Topics*

The Workshop is dedicated to frameworks, architectures, technologies and systems for collaborative sensing, with particular emphasis on ubiquitous/pervasive computing and on (Semantic) Web of Things technology stacks. Topics include, but are not limited to:

- collaborative and participatory sensing in WSN, IoT and WoT scenarios;
- collaborative, decentralized and peer-to-peer protocols and frameworks for data discovery, data mining and machine learning;
- sensing-as-a-service frameworks, architectures and protocols;
- opportunistic sensing and computing in ubiquitous contexts;
- design and evaluation of incentive mechanisms for participatory sensing;
- energy-conscious and resource-conscious collaborative sensing;
- user-centered personalized participatory sensing tools, interfaces and applications;
- Semantic Web technologies for collaborative sensing and ubiquitous sensor networks;
- distributed ledger and blockchain technologies for collaborative sensing.

*Program Committee*

- Giuseppe Anastasi, University of Pisa, Italy
- Eugenio Di Sciascio, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy
- Francesco M. Donini, Università della Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy
- Hasan Ali Khatthak, National University of Sciences & Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan
- Thilanka Munasinghe, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA
- Andrea Omicini, University of Bologna Alma Mater Studiorum, Bologna, Italy
- Evan Patton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA
- Oshani Seneviratne, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA
- Quan Z. Sheng, Macquarie University, Australia
- William Van Woensel, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
- Sherali Zeadally, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY USA

The list will be constantly updated on the workshop website.

*Organizing committee*

- Giuseppe Loseto - Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy
- Floriano Scioscia - Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy
- Michele Ruta - Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy


COSE 2021 proceedings will be published in Procedia Computer Science.

Extended versions of selected papers presented at the workshop will be considered for publication in a special issue of Sensors, MDPI, at a discounted publishing fee. At least 50% new material will be required for the journal paper.


The workshop will be held in Leuven, Belgium, in conjunction with The 18th International Conference on Mobile Systems and Pervasive Computing, August 9-12, 2021.


All questions should be emailed to: Giuseppe Loseto - giuseppe.loseto@poliba.it

Best regards,
COSE 2021 Organizers
Giuseppe Loseto, Floriano Scioscia, Michele Ruta