Welcome to UCIOT 2017

will be held in conjunction with the 10th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2017) , which will take place in Austin, Texas, USA, December 5-8, 2017.

Call for Papers

The ever-increasing inter-connectedness of physical devices presents many opportunities and challenges for research communities to address. Areas of interest range from the design of hardware and infrastructure, protocol performance and data analytics, power management and energy harvesting, through to trust mechanisms and decentralised governance. Utility clouds play an important role in the specification, design and realisation of approaches to the Internet of Things (IoT), and there is much to be explored from both the evaluation of traditional approaches to managing distributed networks of devices, as well as the application of novel approaches and technologies to solve emerging challenges.

This workshop provides the forum for research communities to discuss, tools, technologies, techniques, methods, approaches and frameworks for the utilisation of utility clouds and cloud-like architectures for the IoT.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to), the following subjects:

  • Software Defined Networks for IoT
  • Visualising data in IoT networks
  • In-Transit Analytics for IoT
  • Trust mechanisms and cypto-currencies/distributed ledger for IoT
  • QoS in IoT cloud and cloudlet architectures
  • Secure clouds for IoT
  • IoT security as a service
  • Microservices architectures for IoT
  • IoT data and analytics provenance
  • Power management as a service for green IoT
  • Utility cloud applications for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0

This workshop is open to all members of the Cloud, Big Data, Grid and Cluster Computing communities.

At least one author of each accepted submission must be available to attend the workshop and present the paper, and be registered as an attendee of UCC2017 at the full (non-student, non-workshop) rate.


Accepted papers will be published as part of the UCC2017 IEEE main conference proceedings. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their work to a forthcoming edited volume to be published by Springer UK.


Authors are requested to submit papers electronically. Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and may not exceed 6 letter size (8.5 x 11) pages including figures, tables and references using the templates available at http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template, which include an optional free collaborative cloud-based LaTeX authoring tool https://www.overleaf.com/gallery/tagged/acm-official#.WOuOk2e1taQ. The official language of the meeting is English. All manuscripts will be reviewed and will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to the conference attendees. Papers conforming to the above guidelines can be submitted through the UCIOT 2017 paper submission system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=uciot2017).

All manuscripts will be reviewed by the Program Committee and evaluated on originality, relevance of the problem to the workshop theme, technical strength, rigour in analysis, quality of results, and organization and clarity of presentation of the paper.

Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Further details on the publication instructions and registration information will be published on the UCC website.

Important Dates

Program Committee

Workshop Chairs

  • Dr Yongrui (Louie) Qin – University of Huddersfield, UK
  • Prof Richard Hill – University of Huddersfield, UK

Workshop Programme Committee (Updating)

  • Prof Ashiq Anjum – University of Derby, UK
  • Dr Simon Parkinson – University of Huddersfield, UK
  • Dr Mo Rezai – Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  • Dharmendra Shadija – Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  • Prof Zhijie Xu – University of Huddersfield, UK
  • Prof Daniel Neagu – University of Bradford, UK
  • Dr Xiufeng Liu – Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Dr Lina Yao – The University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Dr Wei Emma Zhang – Macquarie University, Australia
  • Dr Suparna De – University of Surrey, UK
  • Dr Giuseppe Loseto – Technical University of Bari, Italy
  • Dr Floriano Scioscia – Technical University of Bari, Italy
  • Prof. Laurence T. Yang – St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
  • Dr Linda Yang, University of Portsmouth, UK
  • A/Prof. Michele Ruta, Technical University of Bari, Italy
  • Dr Jian Yu, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
  • A/Prof. Maria Victoria Bueno Delgado, Technical University of Cartagena, Spain
  • Mr. Nguyen Khoi Tran, The University of Adelaide, Australia