The Internet of Things is a technology which is rapidly emerging around the world. IoT applications include: smart city initiatives, wearable devices aimed to real-time health monitoring, smart homes and buildings, smart vehicles, environment monitoring, intelligent border protection, logistics support. The Internet of Things is a paradigm that assumes a pervasive presence in the environment of many smart things, including sensors, actuators, embedded systems and other similar devices. Widespread connectivity, getting cheaper smart devices and a great demand for data, testify to that the IoT will continue to grow by leaps and bounds. The business models of various industries are being redesigned on basis of the IoT paradigm. But the successful deployment of the IoT is conditioned by the progress in solving many problems. These issues are as the following:
- The integration of heterogeneous sensors and systems with different technologies taking account environmental constraints, and data confidentiality levels;
- Big challenges on information management for the applications of IoT in different fields (trustworthiness, provenance, privacy);
- Security challenges related to co-existence and interconnection of many IoT networks;
- Challenges related to reliability and dependability, especially when the IoT becomes the mission critical component;
- Zero-configuration or other convenient approaches to simplify the deployment and configuration of IoT and self-healing of IoT networks;
- Knowledge discovery, especially semantic and syntactical discovering of the information from data provided by IoT.
The IoT technical session is seeking original, high quality research papers related to such topics. The session will also solicit papers about current implementation efforts, research results, as well as position statements from industry and academia regarding applications of IoT. The focus areas will be, but not limited to, the challenges on networking and information management, security and ensuring privacy, logistics, situation awareness, and medical care.
The IoT session is seeking original, high quality research papers related to following topics:
- Future communication technologies (Future Internet; Wireless Sensor Networks; Web-services, 5G, 4G, LTE, LTE-Advanced; WLAN, WPAN; Small cell Networks…) for IoT,
- Intelligent Internet Communication,
- IoT Standards,
- Networking Technologies for IoT,
- Protocols and Algorithms for IoT,
- Self-Organization and Self-Healing of IoT Networks,
- Object Naming, Security and Privacy in the IoT Environment,
- Security Issues of IoT,
- Integration of Heterogeneous Networks, Sensors and Systems,
- Context Modeling, Reasoning and Context-aware Computing,
- Fault-Tolerant Networking for Content Dissemination,
- IoT Architecture Design, Interoperability and Technologies,
- Data or Power Management for IoT,
- Fog - Cloud Interactions and Enabling Protocols,
- Reliability and Dependability of mission critical IoT,
- Unmanned-Aerial-Vehicles (UAV) Platforms, Swarms and Networking,
- Data Analytics for IoT,
- Artificial Intelligence and IoT,
- Applications of IoT (Healthcare, Military, Logistics, Supply Chains, Agriculture, ...),
- E-commerce and IoT.
The session will also solicit papers about current implementation efforts, research results, as well as position statements from industry and academia regarding applications of IoT. Focus areas will be, but not limited to above mentioned topics.
Extended versions of selected papers presented during the conference will be published as Special Issue(s).