IEEE IoT Newsletter - January 2019


Article 1

Explainable AI and Other Questions Where Provenance Matters

Lindsay Frost

On the night of 18th March 2018 a woman walking across a road in Tempe, Arizona, was struck and killed by an autonomous vehicle [1]. On 11th December 2018 Google CEO Sundar Pichai [2] faced questions before the US Congress during a 3-hour public hearing [3] about alleged political bias in filtering of news. In Europe, it is almost certain that in the next few years some major company will be in court facing GDPR fines of 4% of annual global revenues [4] if judged culpable in using personal data outside the agreed context [5]. So be warned: if you are an owner or operator of a decision-making software platform, unclear provenance in decision-making and/or context puts you at risk.


Article 2

Intelligent IoT: Bringing the Power of AI to IoT Deployments

David Schatsky and Sourabh Bumb

The Internet of Things (IoT) is getting smarter: companies are incorporating Artificial Intelligence (AI) — in particular, machine learning — into their IoT applications and seeing capabilities grow, including improving operational efficiency and helping avoid unplanned downtime. The key: finding insights in data.


Article 3Fostering Authentication and Authorization in the Social IoT through MQTT-Auth

Riccardo Pecori and Luca Veltri

The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming more and more an integrated system of intelligent devices, electrical appliances, personal computers, servers, embedded boards, and so on, endowed with well-defined and standardized communication protocols.


Article 4How IoT Technology Transforms Fleet Operations

Ekim Saribardak

The first commercial transistor radio went on sale in 1954 and it was considered a huge milestone in technology for its small size and portability. Decades later, we are at another milestone in technology; Internet of Things which has taken the world by storm with its connectivity and advanced capabilities making ordinary objects and machines “smart”.




Article 5

IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things News

IEEE 5th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT), 15-18 April 2019, Limerick, Ireland

WF-IoT 2019 Call for Papers are Available
Submission Deadline: 15 January 2019

Do you want to host the IEEE 7th WF-IoT 2021? If you are located in the Asia, Pacific Region, request a bid package.


Article 5

Upcoming IEEE IoT Initiative Activities

"The Internet of Things Meets the Internet of Space", the 2nd IEEE IoT Vertical and Topical Summit, co-located with IEEE RWW2019, 20-21 January 2019, Orlando, Florida, USA

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This Month's Contributors

Lindsay Frost is Chief Standardization Engineer at NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH.

David Schatsky analyzes emerging technology and business trends for Deloitte’s leaders and clients.

Sourabh Bumb tracks and analyzes emerging technology and business trends, with a primary focus on the Internet of Things, for Deloitte’s leaders and its clients.

Riccardo Pecori got his Ph.D. in Information Technology from the University of Parma in 2011.

Luca Veltri is an assistant professor at the Department of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Parma, teaching classes on Communication Networks, and Network Security.

Ekim Saribardak is a highly motivated IT professional who possesses a never-ending love and passion for web application and software projects.


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The IEEE Internet of Things (IoT) eNewsletter is a bi-monthly online publication that features practical and timely technical information and forward-looking commentary on IoT developments and deployments around the world. Designed to bring clarity to global IoT-related activities and developments and foster greater understanding and collaboration between diverse stakeholders, the IEEE IoT eNewsletter provides a broad view by bringing together diverse experts, thought leaders, and decision-makers to exchange information and discuss IoT-related issues.