IEEE IoT Newsletter - September 2017


Article 1

An Overview of the Current Low Power Wide Area Network Market

Alexander Gluhak

Transforming disruptive technology developments from early hype to commercial reality is often a bumpy ride, which also the Internet of Things (IoT) is currently experiencing. The first success stories from early adopters have given rise to a huge diversification of the underlying technology base driven by a gold rush of aspiring entrepreneurs. However, larger companies are also joining the race to cut out a big slice of the promised Trillion Dollar IoT revenue cake.


Article 2

TagItSmart – SmartTags for Unlocking Business Potential

Stylianos Georgoulas, Srdjan Krco and Rob van Kranenburg

IoT (Internet of Things) is about connecting objects, things and devices and combining them with a set of novel services. The IoT market is unstoppably progressing, introducing a lot of changes across industries, both from the technological and business perspectives. The vision of the IoT did not change much from the beginning, but the reach that current technology brings to the table is still limited due to the certain limitations (i.e. technological limitation or for the practical reasons such as prices of the tags in some mass market scenarios) in different application of IoT.


Article 3

An Architecture for IoT Analytics and (Real-time) Alerting

Michele Stecca and Sergio Fraccon

Internet of Things (IoT) applications poses many challenges in different research fields like electronics, telecommunication, computer science, statistics, etc. In this article, we focus our attention on the so-called “IoT Analytics” that can be defined as the set of approaches and tools used to extract value from IoT data.


Article 4

Improving IoT Performance and Quality of Experience with Remote Module Services

Juan Carlos Lazcano

Innovation and the Internet of Things (IoT) are fueling a new industrial revolution that is quickly transforming the way we work, live and enjoy our lives. From manufacturing to transportation to farming, real time data available at your fingertips, and the ability to remotely manage assets is optimizing process, improving productivity and helping to save resources. For instance:



Article 5

WF-IoT News

Complimentary Webinar: IoT Security Best Practices
Individuals, companies, and countries have suffered great harm resulting from unnecessarily weak computer and internet security. The sheer number of potential IoT devices implies that, if not defended effectively, the IoT has the potential to permit even greater harm. Much of this potential harm is preventable by enforcing a few simple rules. The IEEE Internet Initiative will host a complimentary webinar at 10 a.m. EDT on September 27, 2017, focusing on IoT security guidelines and best practices that can be used as a basis for future standards, certifications, laws, policies, and/or product ratings. Presenters will be IoT Security Best Practices white paper authors George Corser and Jared Bielby. Registration is now open on the IEEE Internet Initiative website.

Call for Technical Papers:The 4th IEEE World Forum on the Internet of Things (WF-IoT 2018) Singapore 5-8 February 2018, seeks original technical paper submissions on IoT Technologies and Applications, including:  IoT Enabling Technologies, IoT Techniques and Methods, IoT Applications and Services, IoT Societal Impacts,  IoT Security and Privacy,  IoT Experimental Results, IoT Deployment Scenarios, IoT Architectures,  IoT for Smart Cities, Smart Cyber Physical Systems and many more subjects fully described in the extended CFP, which can be found here

Information pertaining to formatting the Technical paper and submission instructions can be found here

Technical paper deadlines:
Technical Paper Submission Extended: 30 September 2017
Acceptance Notification: 15 November 2017
Camera-ready Submission: 15 December 2017
Papers must be submitted electronically: 

Call for Papers - IEEE 5G World Forum (5GWF’18) - July 9-11 2018
The 2018 IEEE 1st 5G World Forum (5GWF’18) in Santa Clara, California, seeks contributions on how to nurture and cultivate 5G technologies and applications for the benefit of society. This unique event is designed to examine key critical 5G innovations across technologies that will alter the research and application space of the future. Visit the website for more information, including the Call for Papers.


Article 5

Upcoming IoT Initiative Activities

The International Workshop on IoT applications in Intelligent Transportation Systems and Logistics Workshop co-located with the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics (SOLI 2017), 18-20 September 2017 Bari, Italy 

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



This Month's Contributors

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

Stylianos Georgoulas is a Senior Research Fellow at University of Surrey, UK.

Srđan Krčo is a co-founder and CEO of DunavNET, a company designing turnkey IOT solutions.

Rob van Kranenburg (1964) wrote The Internet of Things.

Michele Stecca received his master’s degree in Software Engineering from the University of Padova and his Ph.D. from the University of Genova.

Sergio Fraccon is an MBA IT Leader with 20 years experience in National and Multinational companies on both side demand and offering, focused into the business process realignment to the company strategy, using IT as enabler.

Juan Carlos Lazcano is Vice-President of M2M for North American and responsible for developing Gemalto’s M2M and security portfolio and delivering solutions to device manufacturers and system integrators.


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