Services Transactions on Internet of Things (STIOT) is a refereed, international publication aiming to be a core resource providing leading technologies, development applications, empirical studies, and future trends in the field of Internet of Things (IOT).

From the technology foundation perspective, Internet of Things covers the science and technology needed for creating, connecting, interacting, and managing devices and all kinds of things such as computer programs, robots, environments, Internet services, and even people. All topics regarding IOT services lifecycle innovation align with the theme of STIOT.

Aiming to become a prestigious international journal in the field, STIOT will consider extended versions of papers published in reputable related conferences and innovative applications of IOT. Sponsored by Services Society (S2), the published STIOT papers will be made accessible for easy of citation and knowledge sharing, in addition to paper copies. All published STIOT papers will be promoted and recommended to potential authors of the future versions of related reputable conferences such as ICIOT, ICWS, SCC, CLOUD, BigData Congress, SERVICES, and MS.

Some related conferences

The Services Society co-sponsors or sponsors the following conferences as a means to explore the deep knowledge space of services innovations in different directions:


STIOT aims to be a core resource providing leading technologies, development applications, empirical studies, and future trends in the field of Internet of Things (IoT).

With the rapid advancements of mobile Internet, cloud computing and big data, device-centric traditional Internet of Things is now moving into a new era which is termed as Internet of Things Services (IOTS). In this era, sensors and other types of sensing devices, wired and wireless networks, platforms and tools, data processing/visualization/analysis and integration engines, and other components of traditional IoT are interconnected through innovative services to realize the value of connected things, people, and virtual Internet spaces. The way of building new IoT applications is changing. We indeed need creative thinking, long-term visions, and innovative methodologies to respond to such a change. Sponsored by Services Society, the First S2 International Conference on Internet of Things (ICIOT 2016) is organized to promote research and application innovations around the world.


STIOT covers state-of-the-art technologies and best practices of Internet of Things, as well as emerging standards and research topics which would define the future of Internet of Things. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

   • IOT Solution Reference Architectures and Instances
   • Next Generation Infrastructure for IOT
   • Cloud Computing (IAAS, PAAS, SAAS) for IOT
   • Big Data for IOT
   • Open Platforms for IOT
   • Wearable Devices for IOT
   • Artificial Intelligence for IOT
   • IOT-based Smart City Solutions
   • IOT-based Smart Home
   • IOT-based Smart Education Systems
   • IOT-based Robots
   • Security, privacy, and trust in IOT
   • IOT Standards and Application Scenarios
   • IOT-based Enterprise Management
   • IOT-based Business Process Management
   • IOT-based Auto Driving
   • IOT-based Intelligent Manufacturing
   • Other IOT-based Vertical Industry Solutions


Liang-Jie (LJ) Zhang

Liang-Jie (LJ) Zhang is Senior Vice President, Chief Scientist, and Director of Research at Kingdee International Software Group Company Limited. He was also director of The Open Group from 2011 to 2012. Prior to joining Kingdee, he was a Research Staff Member and Program Manager of Application Architectures and Realization at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center as well as the Chief Architect of Industrial Standards at IBM Software Group. Dr. Zhang has published more than 140 technical papers in journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings. He has 40 granted patents and more than 20 pending patent applications. Dr. Zhang received his Ph.D. on Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Control from Tsinghua University in 1996. He chaired the IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Services Computing from 2003 to 2011. He also chaired the Services Computing Professional Interest Community at IBM Research from 2004 to 2006. Dr. Zhang has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Web Services Research since 2003 and was the founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Services Computing. He was elected as an IEEE Fellow in 2011, and in the same year won the Technical Achievement Award" for pioneering contributions to Application Design Techniques in Services Computing" from the IEEE Computer Society. Dr. Zhang also chaired the 2013 IEEE International Congress on Big Data (IEEE BigData Congress 2013) and the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (IEEE CLOUD 2019).

Editorial Review Board

Barbara Carminati, U. Insubria
Byung Chul Tak, IBM Research
Jia Zhang, Carnegie Mellon University - Silicon Valley , USA
Wenjia Li, New York Institute of Technology
Richard Lomotey, USA
Keman Huang, Tianjin University,China
Wenbing Zhao, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cleveland State University, China
Mohammad Hamdaqa, University of Waterloo, Canada
Junhua Ding, East Carolina University, USA
Michiaki Tatsubori, IBM Research
Weisong Shi, Wayne State U. , USA
Nuno Laranjeiro, University of Coimbra
Huy T. Vo, CUNY and NYU
Sachin Shetty, Tennessee State University
Hasan Jamil, University of Idaho, USA
Georgios Theodoropoulos, Durham University
Giovanni Stilo, U. Roma
Naghmeh Ivaki, U. Coimbra
Pradeep Kumar Murukannaiah, United States
Liping Zhao, School of Computer Science,The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Samantha Kumara Sabaragamuwa, University of Sri Lanka
Janaka L. Balasooriya, Arizona State University, USA
Brahim Medjahed, University of Michigan, USA
Bedir Tekinerdogan, Bilkent U.
Stephan Reiff-Marganiec University of Leicester, UK
Tevfik Kosar, University at Buffalo (SUNY), USA
Marin Litoiu, York University, USA
Pelin Angin, Purdue U. , USA
Tao Chen, University of Birmingham
Sathish A.P Kumar, Coastal Carolina University
Danilo Ardagna, Politecnico di Milano
Daniel Grosu, Wayne State University
Ricardo Goncalves, New University of Lisbon,Portugal
Bardia Mohabbati, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Jinhui Yao, Palo Alto Research Center, USA
Muhammad Abdullah Adnan, UCSD
Zhiyong Feng, Tianjin University, China
Jianwu Wang, UMBC
Kosaku Kimura, Fujitsu
Flavio De Paoli, University OF Milan Bicocca
Ladjel Bellatreche, LIAS/ISAE-ENSMA, France
Georgiana Copil, TU Wien
De Wang, Google, USA
Elisa Bertino, Purdue University, USA
Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Donghui Lin Kyoto University, Japan
Rami Bahsoon, University of Birmingham
Yan Wang, Macquarie University, Australia
Chao Wang, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Liqiang Wang, University of Wyoming, USA
Michael Sheng, The University of Adelaide
Lijun Chang, UNSW
Wing-Kwong Chan, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Soo Dong Kim, Soongsil University Korea
Fuyuki Ishikawa, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Ashish Kundu, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
Mohammed Hussain, University College, U.A.E
Hai Jin, HUST, China
Marco Aiello, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Surya Nepal, CSIRO
Bahman Javadi, University of Western Sydney, Australia-
Ragib Hasan, UAB
Weiping Li, Peking University, China
Andrzej Goscinski, Deakin University
Keke Chen, Wright State University, USA
Incheon Paik, University of Aizu, Japan
Raymond Wong, University of New South Wales, Australia
Hong Zhu, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Jun Shen, University of Wollongong, Australia
Shu-Ching Chen, FIU
Rahul Ghosh, Xerox Research Center, USA
Yu Deng IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
Raju Vatsavai, NCSU
Xumin Liu, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Tadashi Dohi, Hiroshima University, Japan
Shangguang Wang, Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications, China
Rajeev Raje, Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ., USA
Zibin Zheng, University of Hong Kong, China
Zhongjie Wang, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Balaji Palanisamy, University of Pittsburgh
Mikio Aoyama, Nanzan University, Japan
Junbo Wang, University of Aizu, Japan
Yutao Ma, Wuhan University,China
Xiaoliang Fan, Lanzhou University, China
Ruisheng Shi, Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications, China
Shang-Pin Ma, National Taiwan Ocean University
Elena Ferrari, University of Insubria
Sanjay Chaudhary, Institute of Engineering and Technology, Ahmedabad University, India
Onur Altintas, Toyota InfoTechnology Center, Japan
Athman Bouguettaya, RMIT, Australia
Waldemar Hummer, Consultant
Joe Tekli, Lebanese American University, Lebanon
Lin Liu, Tsinghua University, China
Shigeru Hosono, NEC Corporation, Japan
Hongbing Wang, Southeast University, China
Jun Han, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Nianjun (Joe) Zhou, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center - New York, USA
Philipp Leitner, Vienna University of Technology
Guoray Cai, Penn State University, USA
Cheng Zeng, Hubei University, China
Haopeng Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Rong Chang, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Shijun Liu, Shandong University, China
Nuno Antunes, University of Coimbra
Weider Yu, San Jose State University, USA
Mengchu Zhou, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Karin Becker, Federal University of RGS
Steve Crago ,University of Southern California, USA
Xiaofeng YU, Nanjing University of Finance and Economics,China
Jun Wei, ISCAS, China
Jorn Altmann, Seoul National University, USA
Nagarajan Kandasamy, Drexel University, USA
Ling Liu, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
James Joshi, University of Pittsburg, USA
Amol Hindurao Jaikar, KISTI
Cherie Ding, Ryerson University, Canada
Aris Gkoulalas-Divanis, IBM Research
Antonella Longo ,University of Salento, Italy
Songlin Hu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Jun Huan, University of Kansas, USA
Calton Pu, Georgia Tech, USA
Florin Rusu, University of California, Merced, USA
Alfredo Goldman ,University of São Paulo, Brazil
Wang Lee, United States
Bhekisipho Twala, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Mingdong Tang, Hunan University of Science and Technology, China
Dunren Che, SIU
Massimo Mecella ,University of Rome, Italy
Zhou Wei, CSIRO, Australia
Roberto Natella Federico, II University of Naples, Italy
Ningfang Mi, Northeastern University, China
Gibson Lam, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Qiang He, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Fabrizio Lamberti, Politecnico di Torino, Dip. Automatica e Informatica
Robert van Engelen, Florida State University, USA
Robert A. van Engelen, FSU
Wuhui Chen, University of Aizu
Hsien-Ju Ko , Asia University
Saurabh Kataria ,Xerox
Yogesh Simmhan, Indian Institute of Science, India
Karl Aberer, EPFL
Pengcheng Xiong, NEC Labs, USA
Rik Eshuis, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Ibad Kureshi, Durham University
Siobhan Clarke, University of Dublin, Ireland
Gienmario Motta, University of Pavia, Italy
Yanchun Sun,Peking University, China
Ludovico Boratto, U. Cagliari
Florian Daniel, University of Trento, Italy
Roy Oberhauser, Aalen University, Germany
Nadeem Jamali, University of Saskatchewan
Talal H. Noor, Taibah University
Qingyang Wang, Louisiana State University, USA
Shuiguang Deng, Zhejiang University, China
Yen-Hao Hsieh, Tamkang University, Taiwan
E E Jan, IBM Global Technology Services, USA
Jiannong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Pedro Furtado, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Manish Parashar, Rutgers University, USA
Luca Cagliero, Poli. Torino
Chenwei Wang, AT&T, USA
Akhilesh Bajaj, The University of Tulsa, USA
Gueyoung Jung, AT&T Labs, USA
Diwakar Krishnamurthy, University of Calgary
Shiping Chen, CSIRO ICT Centre Australia
Ivona Brandić, Vienna University of Technology
Rui André Oliveira, CISUC, Department of Informatics Engineering, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Suoratik Mukhopadhyay, Louisiana State University,USA
Pierre Sutra, Telecom.SudParis
Andrea Ceccarelli, USA
Arash Fard, HP Vertica
Chris Gniady, University of Arizona, USA
Zhikui Wang, HP Labs
Claude Godart, Nancy University and INRIA
Luis Ferreira Pires, University of Twente, Netherlands
Heiko Ludwig, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
Peter Baumann, Jacobs U.
Joon S. Park, School of Information Stuidies, Syracuse University, USA
Ernesto Pimentel, University of Malaga, Spain
Eleanna Kafeza, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece


Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished extended versions of papers published from related reputable conferences. At least 30% of new substantial content must be added from the published conference versions. A cover letter must be submitted together with the journal version and conference version, explaining in detail the extension and difference between the journal version and the conference version.

Submitted manuscripts will be limited to 12-14 pages, and REQUIRED to be formatted using the STIOT journal template in Microsoft Word format. The submitted papers can only be in the format of WORD. An electronically submitted abstract will be required prior to the submission of the full paper. Electronic submission of manuscripts (in Word formats) is required. Submissions should include paper title, abstract, name of authors, their affiliations, and email addresses. Once your paper is accepted, you must submit your final paper in Word format for camera-ready production.

In order to submit a paper, visit STIOT submission system powered by ConfHub.com Services, and follow the below steps:

Step 1. For existing confhub.com users, sign-in and jump to step 5; For a new user, move to step 2;
Step 2. Click the "New User, Create a New Account" link;
Step 3. Fill in the confhub.com registration form, and read the registrations agreements carefully, then click "I agree and Register" button;
Step 4. You will get a new account and be logged into the user default page automatically;
Step 5. Click "Submit a Paper";
Step 6. Fill-out the Paper Submission form;
Step 7. Click Submit;
Step 8. Click "Back to My Papers List";
Step 9. Click on the ID/Title of the abstract of the paper you would like to upload;
Step 10. You will now have an upload section on at the bottom of the form;
Step 11.Click Browse;
Step 12. Select your paper;
Step 13. Click Submit
Step 14. Email a cover letter explaining in detail the differences between the journal version and the conference version.

Journal Indices

Sponsored by Services Society, all published papers will be shared in the entire professional community on the Internet for free access. In addition, published STIOT papers will be recommended to the potential authors of the future versions of related conferences such as S2 ICIOT, ICWS, SCC, CLOUD, BigData, SERVICES, and MS.

All published papers will be sent to major indexing systems such as GoogleScholar , Compendex (Elsevier Engineering Index), Web of Science, and others for future indexing.

Review Policy

STIOT aims to become a prestigious international journal in the field. STIOT considers extended versions of papers published from reputable related conferences or application innovations of Internet of Things. The published STIOT papers will be recommended to the potential authors of the future versions of related reputable conferences such as S2 ICIOT, ICWS, SCC, CLOUD, BigData, SERVICES, and MS. In addition to their original conference reviewers, STIOT will assign extra board members to review papers. At least 30% of new substantial content must be added from the published conference versions. A cover letter must be submitted together with the journal version and conference version, explaining in detail the extension and difference between the journal version and the conference version.

STIOT is sponsored by Services Society, to support professional reviewers and volunteers to conduct peer-review process for all paper submissions. STIOT's policy and professional ethics require that referees treat the contents of papers under review as privileged information not to be disclosed to others until the date of publication. Therefore it is expected that no one with access to a paper under review will divulge or make any use of its contents unless and until the paper is approved and published. Contents of abstracts submitted to reviewers will also be regarded as privileged information, and handled in this manner. Editors-in-Chief of STIOT will ensure that referees adhere to this practice.

About the Services Society (S2)

The Services Society is a non-profit professional organization that has been created to promote worldwide research and technical collaboration in Services Computing among academia and industrial professionals. Its members are volunteers from industry and academia with common interests. Services Society is registered in the USA as a "501(c) (3) organization", which means that it is an American tax-exempt nonprofit organization." Services Society collaborates with other professional organizations such as the IEEE to sponsor conferences and to promote an effective services curriculum in colleges and universities. Services Society initiates and promotes a "Services University" program worldwide to bridge the gap between industrial needs and university instruction. It has created Services Society Young Scientist Forums (SSYSF) worldwide. The Services Society has provided professional services for more than 30,000 researchers, practitioners, professors, and students directly.

Contact Information

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