IEEE IoT Newsletter - January 2021

Article 1

IoT-Panic: The Cloud Just Disappeared!

Mattia Antonini and Massimo Vecchio

“Error 500: the server returned an internal error. Please retry later”: this is one of the scariest error messages that you can encounter when you use a web service. What happens if this is the error returned to an IoT device that calls its cloud service? Or what if the server just rejects the connection? Can the application continue to deliver a limited service, or it will be completely unusable?


Article 2

5G-IoT in the Battle Against COVID-19: Prospects and Challenges

Nasir Saeed, Rania Djechaiche, and Ruhul Amin Khalil

Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) was first detected in China towards the end of December 2019 and is still spreading throughout the world. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), within the past six months (January 2020 to June 2020), 216 countries and regions worldwide have testified more than 13 million infected people, comprising more than 0.5 million deaths.


Article 3The Convergence of IoT and Quantum Computing

Ahmed Banafa

The Internet of Things (IoT) is actively shaping both the industrial and consumer worlds, and by 2023, consumers, companies, and governments will install 40 billion IoT devices globally. Smart tech finds its way to every business and consumer domain there is—from retail to healthcare, from finances to logistics—and a missed opportunity strategically employed by a competitor can easily qualify as a long-term failure for companies who don’t innovate.


Article 4Cyber-risks from Using IoT Devices for Managing COVID-19

Petar Radanliev, David De Roure, and Max Van Kleek

Scientific research is increasingly focused on COVID-19 management with IoT technologies and artificial intelligence (AI). Autonomous connected devices, performing medical tasks without physical human interaction, is certainly beneficial for treating deadly infectious pandemics.




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This Month's Contributors

Mattia Antonini is a Ph.D. Candidate at FBK ICT, Italy. Mattia received the B.Sc. degree (summa cum laude) in computer, electronics and telecommunication engineering, and the M.Sc. degree (summa cum laude) in communication engineering from the University of Parma, Italy, in 2014 and 2017, respectively.

Massimo Vecchio received his M.Sc. degree in Information Engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy, and his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from IMT Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy in 2005 and 2009, respectively.

Nasir Saeed (Senior Member, IEEE) is currently working as an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, National University of Technology (NUTECH), Islamabad, Pakistan.

Rania Djechaiche (Student Member, IEEE) is currently a Ph.D. student of Electronics and Telecommunications Systems, Faculty of Technology, University of Mohamed Bachir-El-Ibrahimi, Algeria.

Ruhul Amin Khalil (Graduate Student Member, IEEE) is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar, Pakistan.

Ahmed Banafa has extensive experience in research, operations and management, with a focus on IoT, Blockchain, Cybersecurity and AI.

Petar Radanliev is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the University of Oxford.

David De Roure is a Professor of e-Research at the University of Oxford.

Max Van Kleek is an Associate Professor of Human-Computer Interaction with the Department of Computer Science, at the University of Oxford.


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