REV2016 24-26 February 2016, UNED, Madrid, Spain

REV2016 24-26 February 2016, UNED, Madrid, Spain

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The Special Session “Reusable solutions for Remote Laboratories“ is Co-Located with 13th International Conference on Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation (REV2016).


Remote Laboratories are software and hardware solutions that enable users to access real equipment located somewhere else on the Internet. These are typically applied in education, in various fields (including electronics, physics, biology, robotics, chemistry, etc.), and there is ongoing research on many of its aspects: laboratories in each field, user perception by students or teachers, management systems and integration in external technologies, etc.

In this special session we are seeking innovative solutions that are reusable (so they can be applied in other contexts), which can show a demo of how they work, and that work in an end­to­end basis (i.e., that can show something running somewhere else on the Internet, even if the focus of the contribution is one part of the overall system).


  • Contributions must be reusable (either software ­Open Source­ or hardware ­explaining the blueprints­)
  • Contributions must be related to connecting real equipment through the Internet and reused by multiple users during the time (e.g., a domotic system where a single user manages a single device at home is not acceptable)
  • No need to be necessarily connected to education (Maker community developments or industry solutions are also welcome)
  • End­to­end solution will be highly valued (e.g., a solution for a particular device without its connection to the final user on the Internet is not acceptable; a end­to­end network mechanism with an example deployed in a real device is acceptable)
  • Demo or die!

Target Audience

  • Maker communities, IoT hackers
  • Companies supporting remote solutions
  • Researchers on the field of remote experimentation

Topics of Interest

The topics of interest includes the following and other ones related to reusable remote laboratories:

  • Novel interaction approaches with remote equipment (including Oculus Rift, VR devices, Leap Motion, novel interaction models, novel HTML5 libraries or components, etc.)
  • Communication frameworks (including HTML5 solutions that enable a higher scalability, partial Cloud deployments, systems to make it easy to surpass NAT networks, system that enable the orchestration of components deployed in different locations, etc.)
  • Management frameworks (including Remote Laboratory Management Systems, Remote Access Laboratories, interoperability solutions on remote labs and pedagogic ecosystems ­LMS, PLE­)
  • IoT solutions to remote experimentation (including Arduino / Raspberry Pi / Beaglebone, own designs, etc.)
  • Innovative online laboratories (e.g., Biology laboratories, DNA laboratories, Health laboratories)
  • Innovative hardware solutions (highly scalable solutions supporting concurrence, low cost solutions, IoT solutions)

Important Dates

01 Sep 2015Call for Papers
01 Oct 2015Submission of structured abstracts for full and short papers, PhD Student’s Forum and special session proposals
20 Oct 2015Invitation to submit a full paper or short paper
15 Nov 2015Submission deadline for complete papers and all other submissions (Special Sessions, Work in Progress Papers, Demos, Tutorials, Workshops)
15 Dec 2015Notification of Acceptance
15 Jan 2016Author registration and camera-ready due
24 Feb 2016Conference Opening

Program Committee

For further information about preparation of contributions for this special session, contact the Special Session co-chairs.

  • Pablo Orduña (co­chair) (
  • Elio Sancristobal (co­chair)
  • Danilo Garbi­Zutin (co­chair)
  • Bogdan Deaky (co­chair)
  • Tiago Faustino Andrade (co­chair)

Manuscript Submission

Before preparing your paper, please read carefully the instructions for authors, then submit it to the Conference Submission System within "Special Session" being selected as “Manuscript Type” in the corresponding menu.


Presented papers will be published in the REV2016 Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Explore (more details here: Proceedings). If accepted and published (which is usually true for this conference), other indexing services evaluate conferences and independently determine what they will index. Non show presentations will not be published.


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