IEEE IoT Newsletter - March 2017


Article 1

The Internet is failing society: New principles for the design of the Internet of things

David Langley and Frank Berkers

The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the authors.

Make no mistake about it: the Internet, with its websites, social media and mobile apps, will enter the history books as a societal catastrophe. Historians will write about how hard-won civil rights, such as privacy, were suddenly abandoned without a fight. They will write about how digital apparatus had an increasingly damaging effect on the environment at the beginning of the 21st century, and about how the Internet’s primary use to stimulate hyper consumerism further increased the damage.


Article 2

Three Major Challenges Facing IoT

Ahmed Banafa

The Internet of Things (IoT) — a universe of connected things providing key physical data and further processing of that data in the cloud to deliver business insights— presents a huge opportunity for many players in all businesses and industries . Many companies are organizing themselves to focus on IoT and the connectivity of their future products and services. For the IoT industry to thrive there are three categories of challenges to overcome and this is true for any new trend in technology not only IoT: technology, business and society [1, 2, 3].


Article 3

IoT-Control of Dynamic Systems Using Cloud-Fog Machine Learning

Mehdi Roopaei

The concept of cloud is to centralize computing, storage and network management, due to the massive resources available. It provides elastic computation power and storage to support request of end user devices for resources. However, recently, a new movement in computation is proceeding with the task of clouds being gradually tending towards the network edges.


Article 4

EWSN Dependability Competition: Experiences and Lessons Learned

Carlo Alberto Boano, Markus Schuß and Kay Römer

Low-power wireless sensor networks are an important underlying infrastructure for the Internet of Things (IoT) and are increasingly used in application domains imposing strict dependability requirements on network performance, such as smart production, smart cities, or connected cars. These application domains are safety-critical: any failure in meeting application-specific requirements and in conveying information in a dependable (i.e., reliable, timely, and energy-efficient) manner may result in high costs and physical damage to people or things.


Article 5

WF-IoT News

The IEEE IoT Activities Board is seeking proposals for selection of the 5th and 6th IEEE WF-IoT Conferences (the IEEE World Forum on the Internet of Things) for 2019 and 2020. The deadline for consideration is July 1st, 2017. The WF-IoT is the premier IEEE conference on the Internet of Things and brings together a broad based program from Academia, Industry and Government. The 4th IEEE WF-IoT will be held Feb 5th-9th, 2018, in Singapore. We expect that the 5th WF-IoT in 2019 will be held in Europe and the 6th WF-IoT will be held in the Americas, both in the February-March time frames. To send inquiries and proposals, please use the contact form on our website.



This Month's Contributors

David J. Langley works at TNO, the largest applied research institute in the Netherlands, as senior scientist in the field of internet, innovation and strategy.

Frank Berkers MSc also at works TNO Strategic Business Analysis dept. in The Hague as is senior scientist in the field of business modelling and strategy.

Ahmed Banafa has extensive experience in research, operations and management, with a focus on the IoT area.

Mehdi Roopaei is Research Scientist of Open Cloud Institute at the University of Texas, San Antonio (USA).

Carlo Alberto Boano (IEEE member since 2009) is an assistant professor at the Institute for Technical Informatics of Graz University of Technology, Austria.

Markus Schuß is a PhD student at the Institute for Technical Informatics of Graz University of Technology, Austria.

Kay Römer is professor at and director of the Institute for Technical Informatics at Graz University of Technology, Austria.


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