IEEE IoT Newsletter - November 2017


Article 1

Green Awareness via IoT Infrastructure, Educational Labs and Games in Schools: The GAIA Case

Georgios Mylonas, Dimitrios Amaxilatis, Irene Mavrommati and Joerg Hofstaetter

Educational buildings constitute 17% of the non-residential building stock in the EU [1], while recent work shows that a focus on energy use in schools can potentially yield an array of rewards, in concert with educational excellence and a healthy learning environment [2]. Having these in mind, GAIA 1, a Horizon2020 EC-funded project, is developing an IoT platform that combines sensing, web-based and gamification elements, in order to address the educational community.


Article 2

RAMI 4.0 for Pizza Lovers

Vivart Kapoor

The reference architectural model for industry or simply RAMI 4.0 is a three-dimensional representation of crucial aspects of the industry 4.0. The aim of the model is smaller and simple clustering of complex interrelated industry processes. But what if the model itself is complex to understand? Let’s try to understand first the different layers of the model with the help of “Basic pizza baking process” and activities associated with it.


Article 3

The Importance of a Context Sharing Architecture for Enabling the Internet of Things

Everton de Matos and Fabiano Hessel

By embedding mobile networking and information processing capability into a wide array of everyday items enabling new forms of communication between people and things, and between things (devices) themselves, the Internet of Things has been adding new dimensions to the world of information and communication technology. An important consideration about IoT is how to capture the context in which the devices operate.


Article 4

ΙΕΕΕ-Powered IoT Implementation and User-Adoption for Win-Win Value Extraction

Harris Moysiadis

The Internet of Things (IoT) has now been around for at least a decade. A wide community of technologists and futurists have schematically envisioned a world where direct machine to machine communications will disrupt many of the human to human routine interactions. However, in order to get there IoT practitioners have to incrementally introduce IoT in the socioeconomic conditions they currently face.



Article 5

WF-IoT News

Register today for IEEEs 4th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT) conference will be held 5-8 February 2018 in Singapore. The theme of the WF-IoT 2018 is "Smart Cities and Nations," which is fitting since Singapore itself has made impressive strides in the deployment of "smart" technologies.

The conference program will delve into the latest technology developments and innovations in the many fields and disciplines that drive the utility and vitality of IoT solutions and applications. The focus of papers, tutorials, presentations, and events at the conference will be on how to nurture, cultivate, and accelerate the adoption of IoT technologies and applications for the benefit of society.

The conference will also feature dynamic sessions across a wide variety of verticals and topical areas. We have lined up an impressive list of distinguished plenary speakers that are sure to make this conference one that's exciting and absolutely not to be missed. More information about the conference can be found on our website.

Mark your calendar for 5-8 February 2018 and spread the word about WF-IoT 2018. It's going to be a wonderful experience.



Article 5

Upcoming IoT Initiative Activities

IEEE Vertical and Topical Summit on Connectivity and Communications at RWW2018, 14-15 January 2018, Anaheim, California

IEEE World Forum IoT 2018, 5-8 February 2018, Singapore

IEEE Vertical and Topical Summit on Agriculture, 7-8 May 2018, Tuscany (More information coming soon)

IEEE Vertical and Topical Summit Alaska, 11-13 June 2018, Anchorage (More information coming soon)

Interested in volunteering to assist with an event, please contact us.



This Month's Contributors

Georgios Mylonas is a senior researcher at Computer Technology Institute and Press “Diophantus”, Patras, Greece.

Dimitrios Amaxilatis received the B.S. in Computer Engineering and M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Patras, in 2011 and 2013 and is currently a Ph.D. student in the same University.

Irene Mavrommati is Assistant Professor at Hellenic Open University, initially trained as interaction/UX/UI designer.

Jörg Hofstätter is founder and managing partner of ovos, a digital design agency in Vienna.

Vivart Kapoor is a project manager at KSB AG in Germany where he is involved in various IoT/digital transformation projects.

Everton de Matos has been working with Internet of Things technologies since 2014.

Fabiano Hessel is Associate Professor of Computer Science at PUCRS (Brazil), Research Productivity Scholarship from CNPq and act as Advisor in the Office of the PUCRS Vice-President for Innovation, Research and Development.

Harris Moysiadis is the Business Development Manager of Future Intelligence, an IoT original equipment and solution provider (


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