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EAI International Conference on Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good

October 26, 2015 | Rome, 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Authors are solicited to submit original, previously unpublished papers in the following, but not limited to, topic areas: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 solutions

  * Smart economy solutions: e-banking, e-business

  * Smart living and E-health

  * Data collection, organization and dissemination methods

  * Data replication protocols in network partitions

  * 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

  * Internet of Things

  * ICT for development

  * Digital tools for art and feelings

  * Technology addressing the digital divide

  * Environment sensing, monitoring and preservation


  • The event is endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation, a leading community-based organisation devoted to the advancement of innovation in the field of ICT;
  • 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: DBLP, Google Scholar, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, EI Elsevier Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus, as well as ICST's own EU Digital Library (EUDL).
  • Best Papers will be considered for publication in the ACM/Springer Mobile Networks and Applications Journal (MONET). 
  • GOODTECHS will take place in Rome, Italy, easily reached from several international airports from Europe;
  • This conference will be held within the scope of IoT360, a flagship event around Internet of Things.

Paper submission

  • Papers should be no more than 6 pages in length. Complete formatting and submission instructions can be found on the conference web site.
  • Submissions will be reviewed anonymously by at least three expert reviewers.
  • Papers will be judged on originality, correctness, clarity and relevance. Submitted papers must be original work, and may not be under consideration for another conference or journal.
  • Submission of the paper implies agreement of the author(s) to attend the conference and present the paper if accepted.


The proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: DBLP, Google Scholar, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, EI Elsevier Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus, as well as ICST's own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Important dates

  • Submission deadline                                 15 June 2015 31 July 2015