Important Dates

31 January, 2018

Workshop/Special Session Proposal Due

15 April, 2018

Paper Submission Deadline

20 May, 2018

Authors Notification

17 June, 2018

Camera-Ready Paper Due

8 June, 2018

Early Registration Due

July 30 - August 3, 2018

Conference Date


Call For Workshops

Download: CFW

General Information:

IEEE iThings-2018 invites proposals for Workshops (WS) and Special Sessions (SS) to be held in conjunction with the conference. The aim is to provide researchers in focused areas the opportunity to present and discuss their work, as well as to offer a forum for interaction among a broader community of researchers related to the main topics of iThings-2018. The papers will be required to meet the same standards as the main conference papers and will be published in the conference proceedings, available on IEEE Xplore. Normally, an SS should contain 4 or more papers, and a WS should contain 2 or more sessions (8 or more papers). The organizers of the SS/WS are encouraged to make a plan for post conference special issues in some high-quality international journals.

Proposal submission:

Please send the WS/SS proposals (in PDF format) to Dr. Leo Y. Zhang (Email: by 31 January 2018 with the following information:
1. Title and acronym of the WS/SS
2. General description of the WS/SS
3. Objectives, scope, and topics of the WS/SS
4. Names, contacts, and short profiles of the organizers
5. (optional) Plan for post conference special issue
        • Journal name
        • Contact of the guest editors

General rules for the organizers:

The organizers will be responsible for the advertisement and promotion of the WS/SS and the conference. The organizers and chairs of the workshop shall have full control on the call for papers, forming of program committees, review and selection of papers as well as planning the workshop program. Once accepted, the paper will be included into the IEEE conference proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society Press (indexed by EI). At least one of the authors of any accepted paper is requested to register the paper at the conference. One complimentary registration will be given to the leading chair of each workshop or special session with more than 15 registered papers.

Important Dates:

WS/SS Proposal: 31 January 2018
WS/SS Notification: Within two weeks after receiving a proposal
Submission of papers: 22 March 2018
Notification of acceptance: 22 April 2018
Camera-ready papers: 15 May 2018
Early-bird registration: 15 May 2018
Conference: 30 July - 3 August 2018

Main Contact:

Please contact Dr. Leo Y. Zhang at for more details.



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