1st CfP: Software Development for Mobile Devices, the Internet-of-Things, and Cyber-Physical Systems HICSS 2021 Minitrack

by Tim A. Majchrzak, April 25, 2020

Once more, we particularly welcome submission from the programming languages community.


HICSS 2021 Minitrack: Software Development for Mobile Devices, the Internet-of-Things, and Cyber-Physical Systems
(Software Technology Track)

5-8 January 2021
Grand Hyatt, Kauai

Applications for mobile devices (apps) have facilitated the success of smartphones and tablets. By using apps, the multi-purpose hardware of modern devices can be utilized to the full extent. De-spite much progress with regard to development methods, software development kits, and frameworks, app development poses many challenges. This is even more so for novel mobile de-vices such as wearables and for the hardware that constitutes the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). Compatibility, performance, battery-saving, and security and safety are only some of the issues that are mainly driven by the quality of the used software. A satisfying level of this quality in many cases is very hard to achieve and proper techniques for testing and formal verification are needed.

Experiences and methods from classical software development can only be utilized to some degree. Moreover, the inherent challenges of the respective new devices ask for novel solutions. The challenges sketched above are even reinforced by the conditions that development activities meet. Typical particularities include the need for multi-platform development, device fragmentation, context-sensitivity, low computational power, little memory, energy conservation requirements, and the heterogeneity of users. With the emergence of multi-platform and multi-device, the new golden standard are applications not only across software ecosystems, but across hard-ware platforms such as laptop, mobile, tablets, embedded devices, sensors and wearables. There-fore, new threads of research are needed to tackle these issues and to pave the way for improved software standards, better business producibility and an improved user experience (UX).

This minitrack started as Mobile App Development (HICSS-49 and HICSS-50) before broadening to Software Development for Mobile Devices, Wearables, and the Internet-of-Things (HICSS-51 and HICSS-52). In its fifth year (HICSS-53), we adapted it to the further changing landscape to keep it attractive to the community. We keep the inclusion of CPS for HICSS-54.

The minitrack is devoted to the technological background of mobile computing while keeping an eye on business value, user experience, and domain-specific issues. Topics of interests include (but are not limited to)
•    Case studies of development for mobile devices, IoT, and CPS
•    Requirements engineering, enterprise usage and business models of software for mobile devices, IoT, and CPS
•    Development methods for mobile devices, IoT, and CPS
•    Economic and social impact of mobile computing
•    User interface (UI) design and user experience (UX) research for mobile devices, IoT, and CPS
•    Testing, simulation and formal verification of mobile devices, IoT, and CPS
•    Hybrid and Cross-platform development, Progressive Web Apps (PWA)
•    Web technology in mobile devices, IoT, and CPS
•    Security, safety and privacy for mobile devices, IoT, and CPS
•    Legal aspects of software for mobile devices, IoT, and CPS
•    Energy efficient computing on mobile devices
•    Sensor-usage in mobile devices, IoT, and CPS

15 June   2020: Submission of full manuscripts
17 August 2020: Acceptance notifications

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Please consider approaching us with an abstract to check suitability to the minitrack. In case of questions, please feel free to contact us any time.

Authors of selected articles will be invited to fast-track extended and revised versions of their work to the Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications (Emerald).

Tim A. Majchrzak (Primary Contact)
University of Agder
Phone: +47 38 14 1982
email: [email protected]

Tor-Morten Grønli
Kristiania University College
email: [email protected]

Hermann Kaindl
TU Wien
email: [email protected]