IEEE IoT Newsletter - November 2018


Article 1

Nine IoT Predictions for 2019

Ahmed Banafa

By 2020, the Internet of Things (IoT) is predicted to generate an additional $344B in revenues, as well as to drive $177B in cost reductions. IoT and smart devices are already increasing performance metrics of major US-based factories. They are in the hands of employees, covering routine management issues and boosting their productivity by 40-60% [1].

The following list of predictions (Figure 1) explores the state of IoT in 2019 and covering IoT impact on many aspects business and technology including Digital Transformation, Blockchain, AI, and 5G.



Article 2

AGILE-IoT: More Than Just Another IoT Project

Philippe Krief, Massimo Vecchio, Andreas Menychtas, and Csaba Kiraly

The Internet of Things (IoT) is witnessing an explosion of dedicated software platforms and standards. This is partially due to the growing number of application domains observing it with a great deal of interest, from Consumer (e.g., wearables, fitness, health) to Home (e.g., automation, security, utility), including Transportation (e.g., autonomous cars, unmanned aerial vehicles, but also bicycles), Enterprise (e.g., retail, agriculture) and Industry (e.g., supply chain, robotics). Each of these domains considers themselves unique, hence needing specific devices, dedicated standards, particular communication protocols, and even best practices.


Article 3My Kettle Hacked What?!

Dirk-Jan Out, Carlos Serratos, and Wouter Slegers

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly, and the number of security incidents involving IoT products even more so [1]. The resulting distrust of IoT products is a major inhibiting factor in the development of the IoT’s social and business objectives of reaching billions of products in the coming years [2].


Article 4Adaptive Deployments in IoT Applications: Necessity or Just Another Buzzword?

Koustabh Dolui, Sam Michiels, Hans Hallez, and Danny Hughes

The nature of Internet of Things (IoT) applications have evolved from simple static sensing, monitoring and actuation applications to dynamic applications involving complex data analytics, large data storage, as well as stringent latency requirements. These applications include B2B scenarios like supply chain automation and optimization, predictive maintenance, connected and remote operations, as well as B2C scenarios like home automation and health coaching.




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: 14 December 2018

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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

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

Philippe Krief is the Research Relations Director of the Eclipse Foundation Europe.

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

Andreas Menychtas is the CTO of BioAssist S.A., an SME that develops innovative commercial services in the fields of assisted living and homecare.

Csaba Kiraly received both his MSc and Ph.D. from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.

Dirk-Jan Out is the CEO of Brightsight, the number one security lab in the world with over 180 security evaluators.

Carlos Serratos, Director Business Development at Brightsight, is a specialist in IoT and compliance.

Wouter Slegers is the CEO of TrustCB, the commercial certification body building and operating dedicated certification schemes with predictably short time to certification.

Koustabh Dolui is a Marie Skłodowska Curie Early Stage Researcher currently dividing his time pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the imec-DistriNet group of KU Leuven, Belgium and the Philips Personal Health, Netherlands.

Sam Michiels is an Industrial Research Manager within the imec-DistriNet group of the Department of Computer Science at KU Leuven.

Hans Hallez obtained his Master degree in computer science (option ICT) at the Ghent University in 2003.

Danny Hughes is a Professor with the  Department of Computer Science of KU Leuven (Belgium), where he is a member of the imec-DistriNet (Distributed Systems and Computer Networks) research group and leads the Networked Embedded Software taskforce.


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