• Hilton Waikoloa Village (map)
  • 69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive
  • Waikoloa Village, HI, 96738
  • United States

The Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-51) will be January 3-6, 2018, at Hilton Waikoloa Village on Hawaii’s Big Island. We are organizing the minitrack "Turning Smart: Challenges and Experiences in Smart Application Development" at the conference. The conference provides a unique and highly interactive environment for researchers to exchange perspectives and ideas in various areas of information, computer, and system sciences.

We define Smart Applications in context of those intended to improve, augment, or provide new services, particularly those related to urban areas. For this minitrack we are interested in how smart application concepts and ideas are realized, particularly from a software engineering and architecture point of view. Thus, we are looking for manuscripts on application projects at all stages of development, from preliminary plans to works-in-progress to mature operational applications. We wish to explore which architectures, frameworks, platforms and infrastructures seem to be particularly successful, as well as understanding the underlying problems or opportunities each smart application is intending to address, who are the intended application users, and what are the data and computational resources required.

The user community for smart applications is also characterized by different stakeholders: from researchers to policy makers to the general public. Thus, it is crucial to achieve easy-to-use end-to-end solutions, which support the diverse roles in the community and their different interests and knowledge about smart applications. Such concepts are considered in so-called science gateways (also known as virtual laboratories or virtual research environments), which by definition serve communities with end-to-end solutions tailored specifically to their needs.

Software challenges for smart applications are broad not only in regard to the breadth of the community but also to the breadth of topics. A specific focus of this mini-track on how to deal with the peculiarities of scenarios like handling huge data sets, high usage loads, complex event processing on real-time data streams, sharing data between applications, security, privacy, and so forth.

Consequently, we anticipate submissions including (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • System Architectures for Smart Application
  • Best practices and Key Success Factors in Smart Application Development
  • Platforms for Smart Applications
  • Data-hubs and their roles in Smart Application Developments
  • Easy-to-use end-to-end solutions for Smart Applications
  • Web services for Smart Applications
  • Real-time data analytics and machine learning in practice
  • Successful Smart Application Project Management
  • Infrastructures for Smart Applications
  • Securing Smart Applications and Sensor Networks
  • Promoting Smart Applications

Selected accepted papers of the minitrack will be invited to submit an extended version to a special issue in a computer science journal (negotiations underway).

June 15, 2017 | 11:59 pm HST : Paper submission deadline
August 17, 2017 : Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
September 22, 2017 : Deadline for authors to submit final manuscript for publication
October 1, 2017 : Deadline for at least one author of each paper to register for HICSS-51

Mini track chairs:
Peter Salhofer, FH JOANNEUM, Austria
Sandra Gesing, University of Notre Dame, USA
Charlie Catlett,  Argonne National Laboratory and University of Chicago, USA

HICSS will open its submission system on 1 April 2017. Please check for detailed author instructions including formatting of submissions here.