AutoQuitous: First Workshop on Autonomous Ubiquitous Systems


In our ever-evolving technological landscape, autonomous systems have emerged as pivotal players, reshaping industries and revolutionizing human interactions with the world around us. From surveillance systems that enhance security to irrigation systems that optimize resource usage, and from drones and robots that perform ubiquitous tasks to civilian surveillance systems that raise critical ethical questions – autonomous systems have become integral to our lives. This workshop seeks to delve into the intricate interplay between the technical prowess of autonomous systems, the ethical dilemmas they evoke, and the indispensable role of human interaction in their operation.

While these systems showcase remarkable independence, they are not isolated entities. Human interaction remains vital as autonomous systems may require occasional intervention, whether for issuing warnings, scheduling maintenance, or providing updates on emerging trends. Therefore, understanding the fusion of technology and human agency is paramount.


We invite researchers, practitioners, and visionaries to contribute to our workshop on the Technical and Ethical Aspects of Autonomous Systems. We welcome submissions that explore a diverse array of themes, including but not limited to:

1. Technical Advancements in Autonomous Systems:

  • Modeling, analysis, verification and maintenance
  • Control algorithms and mechanisms
  • Sensor fusion and perception technologies
  • Autonomous Decision-making
  • Connectivity and communication architectures, and IoT integration
  • Data analytics and machine learning techniques

2. Ethical Implications of Autonomous Systems:

  • Privacy concerns in surveillance and civilian monitoring
  • Bias and fairness in algorithmic decision-making
  • Accountability and transparency of autonomous systems
  • Social and psychological impacts on individuals and communities
  • Legal and regulatory frameworks for autonomous technologies

3. Case Studies and Applications:

  • Autonomous irrigation and precision agriculture
  • Drone technology for surveillance, delivery, and exploration
  • Smart city applications and urban planning
  • Humanitarian uses of autonomous systems
  • Challenges and opportunities in integrating autonomy into existing systems

4. Human-Autonomy Interaction:

  • Support systems that guide and empower humans in their everyday life
  • Designing user interfaces and experiences for effective human-autonomy collaboration
  • Investigating methods for seamless integration of human intervention into autonomous systems
  • Understanding cognitive and behavioral dynamics of human interaction with autonomous technologies
  • Exploring shared decision-making frameworks and distributed control paradigms

Early Results, Methodological Enhancements, and Novel Research Questions:

This workshop warmly welcomes early results, methodologies that push the boundaries of the state of the art, and visionary submissions that propose entirely new dimensions, sparking open research questions for the community to explore.


All registered papers will be submitted for publishing by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library.

MobiQuitous proceedings are indexed in leading indexing services, including Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Paper submission

Workshop papers should be 8 pages in length and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).

Please submit workshop papers to “AutoQuitous” track in Confy+.

All conference papers undergo a thorough peer review process prior to the final decision and publication. This process is facilitated by experts in the Technical Program Committee during a dedicated period. Standard peer review is enhanced by EAI Community Review which allows EAI members to bid to review specific papers. All review assignments are ultimately decided by the responsible Technical Program Committee Members while the Technical Program Committee Chair is responsible for the final acceptance selection. You can learn more about Community Review here.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: October 1, 2023

Notification of acceptance: October 23, 2023

Camera-ready deadline: November 5, 2023

Day of Workshop: November 14, 2023 or November 17, 2023

Workshop Chairs

Peter Zdankin, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, E-Mail: [email protected].

Chao Qian, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, E-Mail: [email protected].