IEEE IoT Newsletter - November 2020

Article 1

SmartTags-enabled Fast-Moving Consumer Goods: Creation and Management

Suparna De and Nenad Gligoric

New types of sensors that are printable and can collect, sense, and read environmental parameters of relevance to the product and its use are becoming reality. For fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) this represents the basis for the creation of a new generation of supply chains which, in combination with GS1 Digital Link global specifications standard, makes it possible to identify each product item, track it and monitor it on an item level.


Article 2

Smart Building PLC Testbed Leveraging IoT Network Technologies

Vaishnavi Rajini Mohan, Krunal Patel, Manoj Kumar, Ramkrishna Pasumarthy, and Paventhan Arumugam

IEEE 1901 standard for narrowband Power Line Communications (PLC) over indoor and outdoor electrical wiring supports data rates of up to 500 kb/s. Also, recent amendments like IEEE 1901a-2019 provides enhancements for the Internet of Things (IoT) applications.


Article 3Bridging the Digital Divide Using Personalized Service Level Agreements in the Internet of Things

Cathryn Peoples

TThe digital divide lives on in 2020 and many who could benefit from the Internet of Things (IoT) technology are simply not able to. Consider the elderly population as an example - almost half of the over 75s do not even use the Internet, never mind the IoT. This creates a problem in the modern world, given the range of services that are only being made available in an online capacity through the IoT.


Article 4Artificial Intelligence Leverages 3-layer IoT Architectures for the Next Industrial Revolution

Jacobo Fanjul, Álvaro González-Vila, Jose Ramón Juarez, and Josu Bilbao

Over the last years, the industrial ecosystem has experienced a paramount transformation. Significant research efforts have been devoted to optimizing and enriching Industry resources through advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools. Obstacle detection, predictive maintenance, and quality control are well-known examples of the productivity improvements that AI yields for automotive, transportation, and cyber-physical manufacturing systems.




Article 5

IEEE Internet of Things Initiative - Upcoming Events

IEEE 7th World Forum on Internet of Things - 2021
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IEEE IoT Vertical and Topical Summit focused on "Wireless Sensing, with Wireless Sensors, in Wireless Sensor Networks for IoT Applications (WS3NI)”
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IEEE IoT Initiative Session titled "Advances in IoT Technologies and Applications" at IEEE RAICS 2020.
Mark December 5th on your calendar and register today.

Article 5

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This Month's Contributors

Suparna De is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science and Networks at the University of Winchester, UK. She obtained her Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from the University of Surrey.

Nenad Gligoric is one of the pioneers of the IoT scene in Serbia, working as a software engineer in Ericsson and as a project manager in DunavNET on more than 10 EU, FP7 and H2020 projects.

Vaishnavi Rajini Mohan is an intern at IITM / ERNET working on the project Smart  Building PLC Testbed leveraging  IoT network technologies.

Krunal Patel is an Embedded Product Architect and Manager with over 14+ years of developing embedded products from concept to functional prototypes.

Manoj Kumar is Director of System Research and Applications at STMicroelectronics, India providing a worldwide mission to build and support reference designs and system solutions in the areas of Connectivity (BLE, Sub GHz, Power Line Communication), Metering, Motor Control, Power & Lighting, and IoT.

Ramkrishna Pasumarthy is an associate professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, and the Robert Bosch Center of Data Science and AI IIT Madras India.

Paventhan Arumugam is Director of R&D at ERNET India (under Ministry of Electronics & IT) who is also chair of the IEEE-SA industry connections activity on PLC Testbed in India.

Cathryn Peoples received a B.A. degree in business studies with computing, an M.Sc. degree in telecommunications and internet systems, and a Ph.D. degree in networking from Ulster University, U.K., in 2004, 2005, and 2009, respectively.

Jacobo Fanjul received his Telecommunication Engineering (M.Sc.) degree from the University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain, in 2014.

Álvaro González-Vila received his M.Sc. degree in Telecommunication Engineering in 2014 from the University of Cantabria, Spain.

Jose Ramón Juarez received his M.Eng. degree in Telecommunication Engineering in 2004 from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain.

Josu Bilbao (IEEE Senior Member) obtained the Telecommunication Engineering degree from the Faculty of Engineering of Bilbao (UPV/EHU), the M.Sc. degree in Communications and Control from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), and the Ph.D degree in Computer Science from the University of Navarra.


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