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Smart SysTech 2014: European Conference on Smart Objects, Systems and Technologies

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The event will be held in Dortmund, 1-2 July 2014.

  • Conference & Exhibition
When 01 July 2014 12:00 AM to
02 July 2014 12:00 AM
Where Dortmund, Germany
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Smart SysTech 2014

Key Topics

Smart Objects and Technologies:

  • Embedded Smart Objects
  • RFID Transponder/NFC Technologies and Architectures
  • Ultra Low Power Concepts
  • Distributed Intelligence
  • Sensors and Actuators
  • Printed Electronics and new Materials
  • Smart Object Manufacturing Technologies

Smart Objects and Communication:

  • Wireless Networks: Technologies and Auto-configuration
  • Sensor Networks
  • Smart Dust
  • Communication Protocols and Service Abstraction
  • Standardization and Regulatory Issues
  • Antenna Design and Air Interface
  • Anti-collision schemes
  • Propagation & Channel Modeling

Industry 4.0:

  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Internet of Things
  • Life Cycle Management
  • Smart Factory
  • Smart Grid, Smart Metering
  • Home Automation

System Design, Integration and Applications:

  • Smart Objects and Applications
  • AutoID System Design
  • ID and Sensors in Cloud Computing
  • System Modeling
  • System Security
  • Security, Privacy Concepts, Cryptographic Methods
  • Middleware and Databases
  • Dependable Systems, Reliability
  • Positioning and Localization

Economic, Security and Sociologic Aspects of Smart Objects:

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management (e.g.Tracking and Tracing)
  • Smart Logistics
  • Manufacturing Control, Industrial Process Automation
  • Health Care, Pharmaceutical
  • Business Value and Performance Measurement
  • Business Models
  • Security and Privacy
  • Sociological Aspects and Technology Acceptance
  • Energy- and Sustainability Management
  • eMobility 

Call for Papers

Over the last seven years, the European Workshop on RFID Systems and Technologies (RFID SysTech) had become a central platform in Europe for personal networking and information exchange in the field of smart object technologies and applications. Based on this great success we are proud to announce the third Smart SysTech - European Conference on Smart Objects, Systems and Technologies to be held in Dortmund from July 1st to July 2nd, 2014. This change is accompanied by an extension of our main topic. While RFID remains one of the cornerstones, we open the focus of the event. This is due to the fact that AutoID technologies and the “Internet of Things” have grown together to advanced networked “Smart Objects” technologies.

While the networking of objects for the purpose of data collection and distributed control is no longer a recent phenomenon, the sheer number of things that are networked to information systems has dramatically risen. Today, the Internet is increasingly extended to all kinds of physical assets: product components, finished products, logistic units, equipment, documents, vehicles, buildings and electronic meters as well as embedded systems of all kind. Mature industries, like the energy or automotive are in euphoric mood and accordingly, we see enormous research and technological development activity: For instance, Auto-ID technologies, such as RFID, are being increasingly combined with data storage capacity and sensors or other communication devices that provide real-time data such as position, temperature, pressure, vibrations etc. These special-purpose computer systems are able to sense information from the real world or perform actions upon it and are also able to communicate with other networked computer systems.

The resulting integration into existing business processes and IT infrastructures under the side condition of enabling an interaction between intelligent objects and business applications within and between enterprises in a generic, flexible and scalable manner is a considerable challenge. At the same time, the economic potential is promising and will also help enterprises to address completely new challenges in the area of sustainability and energy management, home automation and demand respond: Interacting with smart devices will ensure that enterprises get correct, auditable trails for sustainability metrics or billing information for recharging electric cars. However, business-to-business integration solutions such as the EPCglobal network or other bilateral approaches have to be developed further in order to meet the supporting requirements.

The specific profile of this conference is to examine both the technology and economic aspects:

  • the latest achievements in technologies and systems for smart objects
  • their integration into information systems and business processes and
  • their business value.

Scientists and practicians from the fields of electrical engineering, computer science and information systems will find an excellent opportunity to participate in interdisciplinary discussions, set up new networks and exchange information on a professional level. In addition to the conference and a poster session, an industrial exhibition and demo session presenting the latest innovations will be held.

Dont miss the chance to attend this conference! 


Important dates

    Paper submission due: February 7, 2014
    Notification of acceptance: April 16, 2014
    Publication-ready versions due: May 20, 2014
    Posters, demos, videos submissions due: May 27, 2014

Guideline for Preparation and Submission of Contributions

  • The conference language is English
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another conference for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Director).
  • The submission file is in pdf (Portable Document Format) format.
  • Please consider the formatting hints of the IEEE:
  • Since the conference proceedings will be provided in electronic form (CD disk with  ISBN number), the maximum number of pages for final contributions is not limited (recommendation: 4-8 pages). The file size of the resulting pdf file must not exceed 10 MBytes.
  • Last page of paper: Authors CVs with picture and full affiliation and communication data -
    Please use the IEEE biography style.
  • Accepted scientific contributions will be published in the VDE conference proceedings and in the IEEE Xplore®.
  • Poster Guideline (in pdf format).


Duration of Talks: 20 Minutes + 5 Minutes DiscussionPlease submit a pdf-Version of the Slides, to be published on the Internet (possibly reduced by slides which you don’t want to be published on the internet) to program(at)smart-systech.eu

Industry Exhibition

An Industry exhibition will be organised, which will enable companies (and other institutions) to  present RFID products and systems at very attractive conditions.

Since the exhibition space is limited, an early registration is recommended.

For further detailed information please contact the Smart SysTech industry chair by E-Mail: exhibition(at)smart-systech.eu.

Facility / Equipment locally available

  • Area approximate 5-6 qm
  • 1 Table approximate 2x1 qm
  • 2 Chairs
  • Power Supply 230 VAC
  • Presentation wall supplied by the exhibitor
  • Cost / Fee: There is no separate fee required, but all participants have to be registered for the workshop.

    Industrial Presentations: After the conference opening, you would be given the opportunity to give a short presentation
    (3-5 minutes) about your company.

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