IEEE IoT Newsletter - September 2014
The Fading Line between Atoms and Bits
We have already started, and in the coming years more and more “Things” will be connected to the Internet, creating what we sometimes call the Internet of Things (IoT). There will be things with embedded electronics that will be connected directly to the Internet; others will be connected to nearby 'Things' that act as a gateway to the Internet.
Early IoT Applications Illustrate Emerging Trends
The emerging Internet of Things (IoT) is often discussed as a phenomenon of the future, rather than as an enabler of current applications. Yet early applications in use today can provide a clear sense of the shape of things to come, if not the full gamut of possibilities.
Too often, in my view, the “full gamut of possibilities” blinds us to the IoT’s present capabilities. The notion that, if we connect a zillion “things”, applications will emerge may be true. But a more pragmatic approach would be to ask, which things should we connect, and to what end?
The Internet of Things: A Title that is both Wrong and Unhelpful
We have come to adopt the title Internet of Things (IoT) to describe the idea of connecting a myriad of machines such as smart meters, parking sensors, intelligent thermostats and much more. The “things” are a wide range of machines, sensors, devices and similar – broadly anything that involves electronics and would benefit from connectivity. The “Internet” is the idea that these will be inter-connected in a manner similar to the Internet.
The Internet of Things: The Story So Far
Payam Barnaghi and Amit Sheth
The combination of embedded technologies, wired and wireless communications and low cost sensing devices on the Internet make up the Internet of Things (IoT). With an expected 50 billion connected things by 2020, this has created huge interest. Predating the current situation in the IoT were RFID technologies for identifying real world objects, (wireless) sensor and actuator networks.
This Month's Contributors
Roberto Saracco is the President of EIT ICTLABS Italy and Italy Node Director (European Institute of Innovation and Technology).
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Chung-Sheng Li is currently the director of the Commercial Systems Department. He has been with IBM T.J. Watson Research Center since May 1990.
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William Webb is CEO of the Weightless SIG, a body standardizing a new M2M technology and President-Elect of the IET.
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Payam Barnaghi is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Institute for Communication Systems at the University of Surrey.
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Amit Sheth is the LexisNexis Ohio Eminent Scholar and director of Kno.e.sis at Wright State University.
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Calendar of Events
2017 International Conference on I-SMAC (IoT in Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud) (I-SMAC)
10-11 February 2017
First International Workshop on Mobile and Pervasive Internet of Things (PerIoT 2017)
13-17 March 2017
Kona, Big Island, Hawaii, USA
The 2nd IEEE International Conference on Internet-of-Things Design and Implementation (IoTDI 2017)
18-21 April 2017
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
2nd Convergent Internet of Things (C-IoT) Workshop
21-25 May 2017
IEEE International Symposium on Circuits & Systems (ISCAS 2017)
28-31 May 2017
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
2017 Global Internet of Things Summit (GIoTS)
6-9 June 2017
The 1st EAI International Conference on Smart Grid Assisted Internet of Things (SGIoT 2017)
11-13 July 2017
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Call For Papers
IEEE Internet of Things Journal
Internet of Things for Smart Cities - Submission deadline: 31 January 2017
5G and Beyond - Mobile Technologies and Applications for IoT - Submission deadline: 31 March 2017
Cognitive Internet of Things - Submission deadline: 31 March 2017
Internet of Mission-Critical Things - Submission deadline: 1 May 2017
Multimedia Big Data in Internet of Things - Submission deadline: 31 May 2017
Emerging Social Internet of Things: Recent Advances and Applications - Submission deadline: 15 June 2017
Trust, Security and Privacy in Crowdsourcing - Submission deadline: 1 July 2017