Workshop on Digital materiality of Smart Objects (DMSOs)

Workshop on Digital materiality of Smart Objects (DMSOs)

 This workshop is dedicated to exploring the synergy between the emerging digital materiality of everyday activities and future Internet infrastructures. The term digital materiality has emerged to coin a stream of research concerned with material properties of digital artefacts and practices. In recent years, several academic venues have organized special issues and thematic tracks in an effort to advance our understanding of new digital realities in terms of their material properties such as abstraction, connectivity, interoperability, etc. In this vein, future Internet technologies and infrastructures postulate a new paradigm for linking physical objects with data, hardware resources and services available from the Internet. As a result, physical objects obtain a digital materiality which makes them capable of exhibiting transformative capacity and own processing power.

Focusing at the cross-roads of these emerging traditions, the workshop invites research contributions covering, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Theoretical treatments of digital materiality
  • Materiality of interactions
  • Digital Materiality and the Internet of Things
  • Smart object architectures
  • Non-functional quality attributed for malleable smart objects
  • Novel digital assemblages and emerging interaction paradigms
  • Platforms for collective intelligence
  • Big data analytics, linked data, semantic search
  • Transformative technologies, semantic APIs and exploratory visualization
  • Networking tactics and boundary spanning
  • Theories for distributed organizing and case studies

Papers submitted to this workshop will be included in the IISA’2015 Conference proceedings. Selected papers will also be considered for publication in a special issue of the International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies (IJDST).

Important Dates

As Indicated by IISA2015 (click here)


Demosthenes Akoumianakis (, TEI of Crete, Greece

Nik Bessis (, University of Derby, UK


Technical Program Committee

  • Andreas Blumauer, Semantic Web Company GmbH, Austria
  • Alicia Diaz, La Plata University, Argentina
  • Marcello Trovati, University of Derby, UK
  • Mikael Wiberg, Umeå University, Sweden
  • Tim French, University of Bedfordshire, UK
  • Panayotis Petratos, California State University – Stanislaus, USA
  • Phillip Moore, Lanzhou University, China
  • Simon Holland, The Open University, UK