Call for Papers

Web of Things, Ubiquitous, and Mobile Computing

We invite research contributions to the Web of Things, Ubiquitous, and Mobile Computing Track at the 31st edition of the Web Conference series, to be held April 20-24, 2020 in Taipei, Taiwan (

The Web of Things, Ubiquitous, and Mobile Computing (WUM) track solicits novel research contributions in the area of Web-based pervasive computing. The track’s emphasis is on exploring how technologies and principles at the core of the Web can support the seamless integration of physical devices and thereby contribute to a more usable, more useful, and less fragmented Internet of Things that can be intuitively accessed and used by devices and human users alike. Given this year’s emphasis on distributed artificial intelligence by the Web Conference, we specifically invite contributions that demonstrate how the Web can be used as a universal middleware for learning systems and decentralized AI, in the context of ubiquitous computing.

The WUM track welcomes submissions of interest not only to academic but also industrial researchers, with works that contribute to the understanding of mobile and pervasive systems through the inclusion of data analysis, experimental findings, novel implementations, deployment experiences, lessons learned, measurement studies, and usability evaluations. We furthermore encourage submissions that incorporate geo-social, urban, sensor and mobile data-driven modeling, as well as studies of technical issues in accessing Web content from mobile and/or constrained devices.

Topics include (but are not limited to):

  • The World Wide Web as a universal middleware for learning systems and decentralized AI
  • Web-based integration and middlewares for Internet of Things systems
  • Usability of ubiquitous computing systems
  • Novel mobile systems and applications such as mobile and wearable augmented reality
  • Integration and interaction with and between Web-enabled devices in ubiquitous computing environments
  • Location- and context-aware applications and services
  • Web-based discovery and search
  • Low-cost Web access and networking for emerging regions
  • Security, privacy, access control, sharing, and trust in ubiquitous computing environments
  • Data management for mobile and wireless applications
  • Usage evaluations of mobile and wireless systems
  • Analysis and modeling of mobile data and services
  • System-level energy management for mobile and wireless devices
  • Algorithms and protocols for power management and control
  • Real-time communication with physical devices
  • Wearable and sensory computing
  • Applications and practical deployments of Web of Things, Ubiquitous, and Mobile Computing systems, specifically in the industrial, transportation, building automation, urban infrastructure, and health domains

Track Chairs:

Simon Mayer , University of St.Gallen
Matthias Kovatsch , Huawei Technologies