IEEE IoT Newsletter - July 2017


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A New Memory to Enable Ultra Low Energy Devices

Sylvain Dubois

The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to drive applications worth trillions of dollars – with every device connected to other devices and people across a wide range of applications such as smart homes and buildings, smart industrial plants or cities. Several factors are driving the rapid growth of IoT. Moore’s law is still at work creating faster, smaller, cheaper devices. Other technological advancements like low power and lower cost communications that can interconnect tiny sensors with cloud-based applications enable new business models that harvest greater value from sharing information. But there are obstacles.


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Is “Smart” Really Smart?

Giovanni Perrone and Massimo Vecchio

Even if numbers change between different reports, there is consensus that we are on the edge of a turning point regarding the diffusion of IoT devices. The Ericsson Mobility Report November 2016 [1] in its IoT chapter, presents data saying that, by 2022, there will be a total of 18.1 billion short and long-range IoT devices active and inter-connected. Nevertheless, even without looking at 5 years from now, IoT is becoming more present in our daily lives, with cars and several other mundane equipment already supplied with Internet connection.


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IPv6 and Internet of Things: Prospects for Latin America

Rosa Delgado

“The Internet needs to keep evolving and there are things that should happen beyond IPv6, but to overcome the present address space exhaustion, we need to implement IPv6 essentially everywhere” (Vint Cerf, father of the Internet). Information Technologies (IT) experts predict that there will be over 50 billion ‘connected devices’ by 2020. However, despite the existence of Network Address Translation (NAT), the current Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) offers just under, 4.3 billion unique IP addresses. Internet of Things (IoT) clearly needs more IP addresses than IPv4 can provide. As a result, there is no IoT without IPv6.



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WF-IoT News

IEEE Internet of Things Vertical and Topical Summit for Agriculture Explores Issues and Advances in Paris, France
Against the backdrop of Europe's leading agricultural power, the IEEE Internet of Things (IoT) Vertical and Topical Summit for Agriculture hosted industry practitioners, consultants, policymakers and researchers in a daylong event on 21 May in Paris, France. A dozen distinguished speakers and an engaged audience participated in interactive exchanges around the latest IoT technologies, services and applications designed to enhance the quality and quantity of the world's food supply.

"Agriculture is one of the most advanced verticals in embracing IoT technologies," said Adam Drobot (pictured here), Chair of the IEEE IoT Activities Board. "The importance of IoT is manifest in recent deployments aimed at meeting the need for efficient and reliable operations, managing scarce resources, as an essential tool in the emerging practice of 'precision agriculture,' and in the race to meet the challenges of the global demand for food and products from renewable sources. It is estimated that the world's needs will almost double by 2035, with the demand driven by the combination of increased prosperity, a base population that approaches 10 billion and the pattern of shrinking agricultural lands."

For more information on the Summit, including a full summary and the informative presentations that were delivered, please visit our website.

World Forum on The Internet of Things Seeks Contributions
The Fourth IEEE World Forum on The Internet of Things (WF-IoT 2018) will be held 5-8 February 2018 in Singapore under the theme Smart Cities and Nations. Organized by the IEEE IoT Initiative with IEEE multi-society sponsorship, we are seeking contributions on how to nurture, cultivate, and accelerate the deployment of IoT technologies and applications for the benefit of society in the form of original technical papers, and suggestions for speakers, panels, demonstrations, and sessions. The latter should be aimed at industry technologists, practitioners, managers, and operators; policy makers, public sector administrators, operators of public infrastructure and services; and others involved in the use of IoT.

Additional detail on the call for papers and proposals, including information on vertical and topical areas to be covered, important dates, and how to submit, can be found on the WF-IoT 2018 website.


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Upcoming IoT Initiative Activities

IoT Tutorial, August 8th, 2017 as part of the EMC and SIPI Symposium in Washington, DC
IEEE World Forum IoT, February 5th-8th, 2018 Singapore
IoT Workshop,July 25, 2017, as part of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability & Security (QRS) in Prague



This Month's Contributors

Sylvain Dubois joined the Crossbar management team in 2013 as Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Marketing.


Giovanni Perrone has been working in the mobile and Telco domain for more than 12 years, coming from another 10 years spent in the design of digital solutions for renewable energy and industrial automation applications.

Massimo Vecchio received the Laurea degree in Computer Engineering (Magna cum Laude) from the University of Pisa and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering (with Doctor Europaeus mention) from IMT Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies in 2005 and 2009, respectively.

Rosa Delgado, ICT Consultant, received an Engineering Degree from the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria of Lima, Peru.



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