3rd EAI International Conference on Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good (GoodTechs 2017)
NOVEMBER 30–DECEMBER 1, 2017 in PISA, ITALY
By social good we refer to a "good" or a service that benefits the largest number of people in the largest possible way. Some classic examples of social goods are, of course, healthcare, safety, environment, democracy, and human rights, but we can add to this classic list even communication, art, entertainment and much more.
In this context, the popularity of portable computing devices, like smartphones, tablets, or smart watches combined with the emergence of many other small smart objects with computational, sensing and communication capabilities coupled with the popularity of social networks and new human-technology interaction paradigms is creating unprecedented opportunities for each of us to do something useful, ranging from a single person to the whole world. Furthermore, Internet of Things, Smart-cities, distributed sensing and Fog computing are representative examples of modern ICT paradigms that aim to describe a dynamic and globally cooperative infrastructure built upon objects' intelligence and self-configuring capabilities. These connected objects are finding their way into our pockets, vehicles, urban areas and infrastructure, thus becoming the very texture of our society and providing us the possibility, but also the responsibility, to shape it.
In GOODTECHS we are hence interested in experiences with the design, implementation, deployment, operation and evaluation of smart objects and technologies for social good. Clearly, we are not considering only the so called first world as the scenario for this evolution; we also refer to those areas where ICT is currently less widespread, hoping that it may represent a societal development opportunity rather than a source for further divide.
Authors are solicited to submit original, previously unpublished papers in the following, but not limited to topic areas:
- App concepts and technologies for different mobile platforms
- Communication between mobile devices
- Content Distribution
- E-learning solutions
- Smart governance and e-administration
- Smart economy solutions: e-banking, e-business
- Smart living and E-health
- Data collection, organization and dissemination methods
- Delay-tolerant aerial networks and ferrying approaches
- Deployment and field-testing
- Experimental results of communication testbeds
- Game, entertainment, and multimedia applications
- Human-object interaction
- Mobile service architectures and frameworks
- Mobility and handover management
- New application scenarios for vehicular communications
- Pervasive and ubiquitous services in cloud and IoT
- Platforms and frameworks for mobile devices
- Privacy issues and solutions
- Protocol design, testing and verification
- Security issues, architectures and solutions
- Smart cities and transportation
- ICT for development
- Digital tools for art and feelings
- Technology addressing the digital divide
- Environment sensing, monitoring and preservation
All presented papers in the conference will be published in the proceedings of the conference. We reserve the right to exclude papers accepted but not presented from the conference proceedings submitted for archiving and indexing. The authors of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work through one of the following EAI endorsed publications: EAI Endorsed Transactions on Pervasive Health and Technology, EAI Endorsed Transactions on Ambient Systems.
Accepted papers will be published in the GoodTechs Conference Proceedings and by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST). The proceedings will be available both in book form and via the SpringerLink digital library, which is one of the largest digital libraries online and covers a variety of scientific disciplines.
The proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: Elsevier (EI), Thomson Scientific (ISI), Scopus, Crossref, Google Scholar, DBLP.
Complete formatting and submission instructions can be found here.
Journal Special Issue
Please also note that a subset of the selected papers from the conference will be published in an extended version on a dedicated special issue of the following journals:
- Springer Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET)
Springer Multimedia Tools and Applications Journal
Beside the main track, GOODTECHS also features the following Special Session Tracks:
- Advancements in technologies and methodologies for education
- Data analysis & Social Mining for the Interconnected Society
- Smart Home and E-Health to improve the Quality of Life
- Serious Games to Improve Quality of Life
- Smart Things for Active and Assisted Living (ST4AAL)
- Social Media Sensing (SMS 2017)
**Submit your paper to GoodTechs 2017 and download the CFP here **