IEEE IoT Newsletter - May 2019


Article 1

IoT Applications for Honey Bee Colony Condition: What's the Buzz All About?

Fiona Edwards Murphy

Many countries across the world are experiencing extensive honey bee losses. In the USA alone, commercial beekeepers reported losses of 38% of their colonies in 2015-2016. Losses on this scale are dramatically reducing the profitability of beekeeping globally, and driving beekeepers out of the industry, despite the growing demand for honey, pollination, and other honey bee by-products throughout the world.


Article 2

Why IoT Needs AI?

Ahmed Banafa

Businesses across the world are rapidly leveraging the Internet-of-Things (IoT) to create new products and services that are opening up new business opportunities and creating new business models. The resulting transformation is ushering in a new era of how companies run their operations and engage with customers [6]. 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 the 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% [7][8].


Article 3In-Body Internet of Things Networks Using Adipose Tissue

Noor Badariah Asan, Robin Augustine, and Thiemo Voigt

As people are becoming older and more patients have multiple diseases, the number of embedded medical devices humans will have in their body increases. These implanted devices will collect vital information about the health status of patients and in some cases also perform actuation such as drug delivery. Transmitting data out of the body is difficult from many places inside the body. We advocate to network implanted devices using radio frequency communication. By making use of the body’s adipose (fat) tissue we able to achieve both higher data rates than conventional approaches and make it possible to transfer data to devices in regions from where it is easier to couple out the data.


Article 4Setting a New Pace for the Future of Farming

Chris Mason

In the last 50 years, the world’s population has rapidly increased and continues to expand faster than at any other time in human history. To meet the needs of the world’s growing population, food production must increase by 70% by 2050 [1]. For small farmers, herders, and fishermen who currently produce about 70 percent of the global food supply, this presents a grave task. With their current farming systems not up to the challenge, the need for a solution which can overcome modern challenges in fast-paced farming environments has never been greater – and the answer lies with precision farming.




Article 5

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This Month's Contributors

Fiona Edwards Murphy is the CEO and co-founder of ApisProtect. She is among the most widely published authors on Internet of Things and honey bees.

Ahmed Banafa has extensive research work with focus on IoT, Blockchain, cybersecurity and AI.

Noor Badariah Asan is currently a Ph.D. student in Microwave Technology in the Department of Engineering Sciences, Uppsala University, since 2015.

Robin Augustine received his Ph.D. in electronics from Université de Paris Est Marne La Vallée, France, in July 2009.

Thiemo Voigt received the Ph.D. degree from Uppsala University, Sweden, in 2002.

Chris Mason is the Director of Business Development for the EMEA Market at Rajant Corporation.


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