IPAT 2017 - First International Workshop on the Internet of People and Things Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences

First IEEE SERA Workshop on the Internet of People And Things
(In conjunction with IEEE SERA 2017)
Old Royal Naval College, London, UK, June 7-9, 2017

Call for Papers

Converging innovations in a range of areas, including smart systems, wearables, wireless communication, artificial intelligence, cloud computing and others, is driving us towards Nikola Tesla's vision of a completely interconnected Earth; an Internet of both people and things. IPAT focuses on state of the art research that addresses theoretical and practical challenges in this space, where people and things are equal as Internet users. From a practical technical perspective, the number of connected devices is estimated to reach 50 billion by 2020, and to facilitate the integration of IoT in daily life, suitable people-centric solutions are needed for context awareness, heterogeneity, personalisation and security among others. At the same time, using IoT and mobile systems to source people's collective knowledge and intelligence or facilitate collaboration can be immensely helpful in several applications, from policing to emergency management and pollution detection.

In this context, where people and things are equal, IPAT's topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • People-centric Internet of Things
  • IoT applications for smart built environments
  • Social and crowd computing
  • Context-aware computing
  • Personalised Health Care IoT Systems
  • Applications of mobile and wearable sensors
  • IoT enabled e-learning
  • User-centric security, privacy and trust in the IoT 

Registration and Submission Details

All papers will be managed electronically through EasyChair:


Accepted papers will be published by IEEE CPS and will be submitted to be indexed by SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC and DBLP.

All accepted papers need to have a full registration to the conference (there is no workshop only registration).

The format of the final manuscript should be in a two-column format and up to 6 pages in length.

Information on formatting can be found here:


Key Dates

Paper submission: March 12, 2017 March 26, 2017
Author notification: April 1, 2017
Camera-ready due: April 9, 2017

Organising Committee

Avgoustinos Filippoupolitis, University of Greenwich, UK
George Loukas, University of Greenwich, UK
Charalampos Z. Patrikakis, Piraeus University of Applied Sciences, Greece
Georgia Sakellari, University of Greenwich, UK

Programme Committee

Omer Abdelrahman, Imperial College London, UK
Oresti Banos, University of Twente, Netherlands
Zulf Choudhary, Sparta Digital, UK
Ryan Heartfield, University of Greenwich, UK
Shareeful Islam, University of East London, UK
Helen Karatza, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Panagiotis Kasnesis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Dimitrios Kogias, Piraeus University of Applied Sciences, Greece
Konstantinos Lambrinoudakis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Stefan Mangold, Lovefield Wireless, Switzerland
Usman Naeem, University of East London, UK
Manos Panaousis, University of Brighton, UK 
Stavros Petridis, Imperial College London, UK
Etienne Riviere, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
Purav Shah, Middlesex Univesity, UK 
Georgios Tzimiropoulos, University of Nottingham, UK
Li Yao, Sparta Digital, UK