Title of Session: Smart Environments and Information Systems

Name of Chair:

Massimo Cossentino (National Research Council of Italy, Italy)

Vincent Hilaire (Université de Belfort-Montbeliard, France)

Juan Pavon (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)

Publicity Chair:

Luca Sabatucci (National Research Council of Italy, Italy)

Details of Session:

Smart environments compile a huge number of data, which have to be processed to provide responses in real time. This requires for new ways to consider the information system platforms supporting them.

As a matter of fact, by sensing our surrounding environment and/or adding effectors of many sorts we are currently building a new generation of information systems able to improve our everyday life. The applications covered by these kind of systems range from health and safety to power efficiency and comfort.

This special session has the purpose of discussing the requirements of the information systems supporting smart environments, as well as the methods and techniques that are currently being explored in this area.

The list of topics also includes:

  • Theories, techniques and technologies for ubiquitous systems, smart environments, smart spaces, smart cities/buildings/grids/...
  • Dynamic/adaptive/runtime service coordination/orchestration techniques
  • Self-adaptative systems
  • Self-organizing systems
  • Intelligent and multi-agent systems
  • Modelling/programming languages, design methodologies for intelligent and multi-agent systems
  • Tools to support the development of information and control systems for smart environments.


The conference proceedings will be published by Springer as book chapters in a volume of the KES Smart Innovation Systems and Technologies series, submitted for indexing in Scopus and Thomson_Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) and the Web of Science.


Submissions must be formatted according to the instructions which can be found on the Springer website ( under "Instructions for Authors". Papers must be submitted in PDF format for review purposes, but authors are required to upload editable word-processor files (LaTeX or MS Word) at the end of the review process. The required paper length is 10 pages in publisher format. Papers longer than this may be subject to an additional charge. Papers much longer or shorter than the required length may be rejected, at the decision of the organisers. Papers to be considered for the conference must be submitted in PDF form through the PROSE online submission and review system (

Program committee: 

Estefania Argente - Universidad Politecnica de Valencia 

Alma Gomez - Rodriguez University of Vigo, Spain 

Juan Carlos Gonzales Moreno - University of Vigo, Spain 

Valeria Seidita - University of Palermo, Italy 

Patrizia Ribino - National Research Council of Italy 

Claudia Di Napoli - National Research Council of Italy 

Nikolaos Spanoudakis - Technical University of Crete 

Andrea Omicini - University of Bologna, Italy 

Giacomo Cabri - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy 

Ambra Molesini - University of Bologna, Italy 

Franco Zambonelli - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy 

Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni - Université LIP6, France 

Marie-Pierre Gleizes - Université Paul Sabatier, France 

Carole Bernon - Université Paul Sabatier, France 

Susi Angelo - FBK, Italy 

Agostino Poggi - University of Parma, Italy 

Corrado Santoro - University of Catania, Italy 

Jorge Gomez Sanz - UCM, Spain

Luis Castillo - Univ. Caldas, Colombia 

Sebastian Rodriguez - University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM)

Javi Bajo - UPM, Spain

Luciano Baresi - Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Rubén Fuentes - Universidad Complutense Madrid - Spain

Massimo La Rosa - National Research Council of Italy 

Important Dates:

Paper submission deadline: 15th February

Paper notifications: 29th February 2016

Camera ready paper (pre-proceedings): 14th March 2016 (it was 7th March)

Invited session: 15th-17th June 2016

Email & Contact Details:

  Massimo Cossentino                                   


  Vincent Hilaire   


  Juan Pavon

  Luca Sabatucci