BIS 2012


Future Internet Symposium 2012: Towards a Smart and Sustainable Future Internet (FIS 2012)

co-located with
15th International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS 2012)

Vilnius, Lithuania
May 21-23, 2012

Deadline for submissions: Aprill 14th, 2012 (deadline extended)

Call For Papers

While we cannot be sure about the concrete shape of the Future Internet (FI), we can expect with confidence that it will continue touching more and more aspects of our lives and our environment, and that it will provide novel features that are often denoted as smart.

The smart applications in the FI are expected to bring people, things and data together in innovative ways. Smart FI applications will come from diverse areas such as entertainment, health, utilities, transport, mobility and logistics. The FI will encompass the "Internet of Content", the "Social Internet", the "Internet of Services", the "Internet of Things" and other concepts that are being proposed. However, a simple analysis of the anticipated smart applications and FI concepts reveals a set of conflicting requirements. Hence, shaping the Future Internet to serve such diverse needs and capabilities is a challenging task.

The aim of the 2012 Future Internet Symposium is to discuss the requirements of novel FI application domains, the problems of the current Internet in addressing those requirements, proposed solutions to these problems, and the steps necessary to make the smart FI a reality. The interdisciplinary symposium brings together scientists and engineers from academia and industry and from various disciplines to exchange and discuss their ideas and approaches for making the smart Future Internet happen.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Future Internet Architectures and Protocols

  • Network virtualization and future network infrastructures
  • Reliability, performance and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) in the Future Internet
  • Mobility and ubiquity in the Future Internet
  • Multimedia technologies for the Future Internet
  • Security, privacy, anonymity and trust in the Future Internet
  • Experimental facilities and experimental research for the Future Internet

Semantic Technologies

  • Semantics in sensor networks and the Internet of Things
  • Semantics of content/media in the Future Internet
  • Privacy, Security, Trust and Provenance models in the context of the Web of Data for the Future Internet
  • Semantic data integration and fusion of heterogeneous data coming from legacy data sources, sensor network data streams, Web 2.0 technologies and mobile devices in the Future Internet
  • Semantic data management for distributed data sources in mobile environments, e.g. stream-based modeling and reasoning
  • Semantics in social communities on the Future Internet
  • Multilingualism in the Future Internet

Internet of Services, Things and Content

  • Abstractions for the Internet of Services, Things and Content
  • Infrastructure, platform and software as a service
  • Cloud computing, service clouds and virtualization
  • IoS, IoT, IoC life cycle: description, discovery, composition and monitoring
  • Resource organization, management, composition and behavior
  • Realization of federated, open and trusted platforms
  • IoS, IoT, IoC quality, dependability, survivability, and reliability
  • Service adaptation, variability and evolution in the Future Internet
  • Verification, validation, trust and testing for IoS, IoT and IoC
  • IoS, IoT, IoC personalization, mobility and context awareness
  • Sensor data processing for the Future Internet

Higher-level topics

  • Innovation and productivity through information and communication technology in all business branches
  • ICT applications in e-health, green-technology, mobility, transport, e-tourism and e-government
  • Intelligent solutions and services that improve the retrieval, modeling, analysis and administration of data


General Chairs

  • Witold Abramowicz
  • John Domingue
  • Krzysztof Wecel

Steering Committee

  • Chair: Dieter Fensel | STI Innsbruck, AT
  • Hendrik Berndt | DoCoMo, DE
  • Arne J.Berre | SINTEF, NO
  • Udo Bub | Telekom, DE
  • Elmar Dorner | SAP, DE
  • John Domingue | Open University, UK
  • Rudi Studer | KIT, DE
  • Robert Tolksdorf | FU Berlin, DE

Local chair

  • Jacek Kopecky

Program Committee

  • Chair for Semantics: Oscar Corcho
  • Chair for Services: Arne Berre
  • Paolo Bouquet
  • Keke Chen
  • Witold Chmielarz
  • David De Roure
  • Anna Fensel
  • Agata Filipowska
  • Raul Garcia-Castro
  • Thomas Gottron
  • Adam Grzech
  • Mieczyslaw Klopotek
  • Miroslaw Kutylowski
  • Fabio Massacci
  • Cezary Mazurek
  • Knud Moeller
  • Charles Petrie
  • Willy Picard
  • Radoslaw Piesiewicz
  • Pierluigi Plebani
  • Lakshmish Ramaswamy
  • Dumitru Roman
  • Ansgar Scherp
  • Elena Simperl
  • Rahim Tafazolli
  • Wolfgang Theilmann
  • Robert Tolksdorf
  • Kurt Tutschku
  • Alexander Wahler
  • Krzysztof Walczak
  • Hannes Werthner
  • Karol Wieloch


All submissions will be subject to peer review by at least three members of the Program Committee. Selection criteria include accuracy and originality of ideas, clarity and significance of results, and quality of presentation. For each accepted paper, at least one author is required to attend the conference to present the paper.

FIS 2012 proceedings will be published in a volume of Springer LNBIP, as post-proceedings after the symposium, combined with the workshop proceedings of BIS 2012. All papers will be indexed by DBLP. Selected conference papers will be proposed for fast-track publication in relevant journals related to Future Internet research.

Submission Details

  • language of publication: English
  • paper should not exceed 12 LNCS pages (including abstract and references)
  • please include an up-to-100-word abstract at the beginning of the paper, which clearly presents the achievement or contribution of the paper
  • please include at least three keywords best describing your paper
  • your submission must be original and must not be under review elsewhere
  • you agree to publish your work if it is accepted by the Program Committee; you will be required to send a signed copyright form as required by Springer at a later stage
  • at least one author should register for the conference and present the paper; only registered authors' papers will be included in the proceedings
  • the authors will prepare the final manuscript in time for its inclusion in conference proceedings
  • submission system is available at EasyChair

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline:    Mar 30th Apr 14, 2012 (deadline extended)
Notification of acceptance/rejection:    Apr 30, 2012
Regular registration deadline (480 EUR):    May 11, 2012
On-site registration (520 EUR):    May 21-23, 2012
The Symposium:    May 21-23, 2012
Submission of final papers:    ca. June 2012
Proceedings available:    September 2012

15th International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS 2012), Vilnius, Lithuania 21-23 May 2012
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