IEEE IoT Newsletter - March 2019


Article 1

The Internet of Things: Are All Things Considered?

Nahum Gershon

When my kitchen sink was clogged last month, I grabbed the strainer out of the drain and placed it with my left hand above the trash can. I then banged it with the strainer upside down and this got rid of the dirt clogging the strainer. But suddenly, my Internet-connected watch tapped me on my wrist, and I got a message on my watch screen: “It looks like you have taken a hard fall”. I immediately canceled the alert and did not let my watch call emergency.


Article 2

Towards a Digital Single Market for Smarter Cities

Alex Gluhak and Andrea Gaglione

Over the last decade, the importance of making urban data openly available for city innovation has increased significantly. Many cities are starting to invest in appropriate data infrastructures to make urban data more widely available for internal use and more accessible to third parties.


Article 3What Role Can IoT Play in Tactile Internet?

Mithun Mukherjee and Qi Zhang

We are witnessing the unprecedented growth of mobile devices with seamless connectivity and high-speed mobile broadband Internet in almost every aspect of the digitalized world. In the coming years, we envision the next form of cyber-physical systems with an advanced and sophisticated tele-operation, termed as Tactile Internet.


Article 4The Silent Tech Epidemic

Rebecca Hammons and Joel Myers

Over the past 30 years, through the Internet and the all-embracing impact of social networks, we have participated in a “connectivity” revolution. We are truly globalised. Yet we are unaware of the serious consequences that this radical change is having on our lives, redefining who we are and how we value ourselves as human beings.




Article 5

IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things News

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IEEE 5th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT), 15-18 April 2019, Limerick, Ireland
The theme of the premier conference for the IEEE IoT Initiative, IoT and the Digital Revolution, signifies the importance of IoT technologies in bringing about the digital revolution and making it a reality. Participants from around the world will gather to present research results, share visions and ideas, obtain updates on latest technologies and expand professional and social networking. Register Today!

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Article 5

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This Month's Contributors

Nahum Gershon focuses on social media, the Internet of Things, strategic planning, visualization, combining creative expressions with technology and real-time information delivery, presentation & interaction (including storytelling) in mobile, wearable as well as traditional devices including how they could improve both organizational environments and our personal lives.

Alex Gluhak is Head of Technology (IoT) at the Digital Catapult, where he is responsible for interventions to help UK companies grow faster using emerging digital technologies.

Andrea Gaglione is a Senior Technologist at Digital Catapult where he is responsible for initiating and developing innovation projects in the area of the Internet of Things (IoT).

Mithun Mukherjee is an assistant professor with the Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Petrochemical Equipment Fault Diagnosis, Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology, Maoming, China.

Qi Zhang received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in telecommunications from Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark, in 2005 and 2008, respectively.

Rebecca Hammons has extensive technology industry experience in establishing and leading software quality assurance, product development lifecycle services, and project management teams.

Joel Myers is a leading technologist specializing in the creation and development of innovation technology solutions in the communications and management of services in Cultural Heritage – Tourism, and Business, Social and Campus Networking for Smart Cities.


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