During the last few years the deployment of smart devices has been massive. This trend is expected to continue and even increase over the next few years. However, this deployment has also been fostered by specific companies creating closed environments. The W3C Web of Things (WoT) and Internet of Things (IoT) paradigms were conceived to make people’s life easier by integrating different services and adapting them to their needs and preferences. In these closed environments, this integration and adaptation becomes difficult or even impossible to achieve, greatly limiting the benefits of these paradigms.

This integration poses some questions that need further discussion from researchers: How devices from different manufacturers can be integrated? How the data sensed/stored in different devices can be integrated? How that information can be used to identify the users’ preferences or their activities? How this information could be used to adapt the smart devices’ behaviour?

WoT4H will be a forum for academics, industrial researchers, developers, and practitioners to discuss challenges and advances in the Internet of Things and Web of Things. This edition will be specially focused on “The Web of Things for Humans”, improving the interoperability and adaptation of smart devices to Humans. It is also especially relevant for the workshop the application of these paradigms and problems in real environments and situations, such as smart transportation, pollution, smart tourism, well-being, etc.

Topics of interest

This workshop will be focused on the following topics:

  • Integrating the Web of Things
    • Linked Open Data
    • Internet of Services
    • Distributed Mobile Systems
  • Protocols and Standardization Attempts
  • Web of Things for Humans
    • Integration with Social Networks
    • Context-Awareness
    • (Mobile) Crowd sensing
  • WoT Composition and Physical Mashup
  • Planning and Artificial Intelligence in WoT
  • WoT and Big Data
    • New Semantic Technologies
    • Data Collection
    • Data Fusion
    • Activity Recognition
  • Proactive Devices
    • Decision-Making
    • Self-Adaptative techniques
  • Web Assembly
  • Edge and Fog Computing for the WoT
  • Trust, Security and Privacy for IoT
    • MyData
  • Applications and experiences
    • Smart Cities
    • E-Healthcare
    • Smart buildings
    • Human Mobility
    • Co-Creation and Open Participation

Important dates

Event Deadline
Paper Submission Deadline April 1st, 2020 (23:59 HST)

May 10th, 2020 (23:59 HST) (extended)

Notification of Acceptance May 15th, 2020 (23:59 HST)
Workshop Day June 9th, 2020


Time Event
11:00 - 11:10 Introduction to WoT4H
11:10 - 11:30 Towards the Integration of Web of Things Applications based on Service Discovery.
Javier Criado, Juan Boubeta-Puig, Manel Mena, Juan Alberto Llopis, Guadalupe Ortiz and Luis Iribarne
Responsible to ask: Daniel Flores-Martin
11:30 - 11:50 Use of geolocation for the management of collective transport of people in stations and airports.
Antonio Sarasa Cabezuelo
Responsible to ask: Manel Mena
11:50 - 12:10 SOLID and PeaaS: your phone as a store for personal data.
Manuel Jesús-Azabal, Javier Berrocal-Olmeda, Sergio Laso, Juan Manuel Murillo-Rodríguez and José Manuel García-Alonso
Responsible to ask: Antonio Sarasa Cabezuelo
12:10 - 12:30 Extending W3C Thing Description to Provide Support for Interactions of Things in Real-Time.
Daniel Flores-Martin, Javier Berrocal, Jose García-Alonso and Juan Manuel Murillo Rodríguez
Responsible to ask: Manuel Jesús-Azabal


Workshop organizers

Javier Berrocal

University of

Prof. Dr. Ing. Martin Gaedke

Chemnitz University of Technology,

Niko Mäkitalo

University of

Mahda Noura

Chemnitz University of Technology,

Technical Program Committee


Paper submission

Authors are invited to submit full papers (maximum length of 12 pages, including all references and figures) or short/demo papers (maximum length of 6 pages, including all references and figures). Papers should be formatted according to Springer’s LNCS formatting guidelines.

Submission platform: EasyChair.

Accepted papers will be included in the Post-workshop proceedings to appear in Springer's LNCS series. For each accepted paper, at least one author must attend the workshop and present the paper. Registration is subject to the terms and conditions of ICWE.

A selection of papers submitted to WoT4H 2020 will be invited for a possible extension to be published in the journal Computer at the Special Issue "Web of Things for Humans (WoT4H)".