5G Research

Workshop: Internet of Things, the Road Ahead: Applications, Challenges, and Solutions (PIMRC 2017, Montréal, Quebec, Canada)


In conjunction with the IEEE 28th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC)

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

(In collaboration with the EIT DIGITAL Project: "HII - ACTIVE: High Impact Initiative - Advanced ConnecTIvity platform for VErtical segments")

For more than a decade, the Internet of Things (IoT) and its enabling services have been increasingly narrowing the gap between the physical world and cyberspace. It has been pursued mostly by making objects smarter and connect them pervasively through different connectivity technologies. We are witnessing that IoT is revolutionizing the way we interact to our environment. There are many concepts along this road which relate to the general vision of IoT, among which we can refer to (but not limited to): smart factories, smart cities, mobile health, smart products, smart spaces, machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, intelligent transportation systems, smart manufacturing, surveillance, telemetry,  industry 4.0, E-health and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications. What those concepts have in common is that they provide a platform that different smart objects and their related data are integrated to create some services.

Research activities have been ongoing in both academia and industry to pave the path towards vast deployment of IoT services and meeting their requirements. However, many issues should be addressed to enable seamless connectivity of devices, systems, and services to introduce varieties of applications. These issues include matters related to embedded sensors and smart objects, resource-constrained devices and networks, secure and robust communications for massive deployment of the sensors and devices, ultra-reliable and low-latency communications (URLLC) for the mission critical systems, data collection and analysis, IoT services and IoT techno-economics aspects, IoT platforms, just to name a few. Many standardization bodies (e.g., 3GPP, ETSI TC M2M, 6LowPAN, IETF, IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.15, Bluetooth SIG etc.) have launched activities to support the spreading of IoT. More notably and most recently, the 3GPP has standardized Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) to address the requirements of the Internet of Things (IoT). The purpose is to provide improved indoor coverage, support to massive number of low throughput devices, low delay sensitivity, ultra-low device cost, low device power consumption, and optimized network architecture.

Thus, the research in this area is still underway and novel solutions are needed to efficiently serve a huge number of objects and devices that interact autonomously at a global level in heterogeneous networks. The goal of this workshop is to bring experts and various state-of-the-art research activities in both academia and industry together in the forefront of IoT to present and debate trends, advanced technologies, services and applications that will make possible the integration of verticals.

The range of topics addressed by this workshop is wide, including, but not limited to:

  • New concepts, applications and services
  • Energy harvesting and efficiency
  • Physical layer requirements
  • Protocol layer requirements
  • Security, trust and privacy enhancements
  • Scalable system architecture and components
  • Self-organization and autonomous configuration
  • Novel traffic modeling and resource/mobility management
  • Mission-critical and massive M2M Communications
  • Ultra-reliable and/or low latency M2M Communications
  • M2M/IoT test beds and trials
  • Radio access technologies and protocols
  • Spectrum management and coexistence with unlicensed band.
  • M2M/V2V communications/IoT standards
  • Interaction between telecom and different vertical industries
  • Transformation of vertical industries by means of IoT services
  • Novel applications, trials and demos of services in IoT verticals
  • Use case-based design guidelines for system architecture
  • Software Defined Networks, Slicing and Cloud Architecture for IoT
  • Pricing for D2D /M2M/V2V/IoT communication in Cellular networks

Important dates

  • Submission deadline (Extended): July 28th, 2017, August 4th, 2017
  • Notification deadline (Extended): August 11th, 2017, August 18th, 2017
  • Final paper due (Extended): August 18th, 2017, August 25th, 2017
  • Workshop date: October 10th, 2017

Paper submission guidelines

The workshop accepts novel and previously unpublished papers. All submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of seven (7) printed double-column pages (10-point font) including figures. Authors of accepted papers with camera-ready versions exceeding 5 pages will be requested to pay mandatory over-length charges per extra page in excess of five (5) up to seven (7), for their papers to be published in the IEEE PIMRC 2017 Conference Proceedings and submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore®. More information on submission is in here: Submission Format

Papers should be submitted through EDAS.


Workshop Chairs

PDF Version:Internet_of_Things_the_Road_Ahead_Workshop_PIMRC_2017.pdf

Workshop Program: Program-Internet-of-Things-the-Road-Ahead-PIMRC2017.pdf

Workshop Keynotes: Keynotes- Workshop-Internet-of-Things-The-Road-Ahead-PIMRC2017.pdf

  • Sassan Iraji (Aalto University, Finland)
  • Amira Alloum (Nokia Bell Labs, Paris, France)
  • Andrés Laya ((Ericsson Research, Sweden)
  • Piergiuseppe Di Marco (Ericsson Research, Sweden)
  • Rapeepat Ratasuk (Nokia Bell Labs, Arlington Heights, USA)
  • Hamid Aghvami (King’s College, London, UK)

Steering Committee:

  • Riku Jäntti (Aalto University, Finland)
  • Jens Zander (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
  • Henrik Abramowicz (EIT Digital, Sweden)
  • Zexian Li (Nokia Bell Labs, Finland)

Technical Program Committee (TPC):

  • Jyri Hämäläinen (Aalto University)
  • Dalia-Georgiana Popescu (Nokia Bella Labs & INRIA)
  • Anna Larmo (Ericsson Research)
  • Maurizio Magarini (Politecnico di Milano)
  • Nitin Mangalvedhe (Nokia Bell Labs)
  • Hesham ElSawy (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)
  • Johan Torsner (Ericsson Research)
  • Luis Del Carpio Vega (Ericsson Research)
  • Alisa Devlic (Huawei)
  • Mohammed Elmusrati (Vaasa University)
  • Matthieu Bloch (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  • Roberto Di Pietro (Nokia Bell Labs)
  • Paul Muhlethaler (INRIA)
  • Anne Bouillard (Nokia Bell Labs)
  • Demia Della Penda (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
  • Pangun Park (Chungnam National University)
  • Rong Du (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
  • Cedric Adjih (INRIA)
  • Mohamad Assaad (Supelec)
  • Amr Abdelfattah (Sorbonne Universités)
  • Per Skillermark (Ericsson Research)
  • Hamidreza Shariatmadari (Aalto University)
  • Bilhanan Silverajan (Tampere University of Technology)
  • Michel Robert (Nokia Bell Labs)
  • Jun Tan (Nokia Bell Labs)
  • Euhanna Ghadimi (Huawei)
  • Giacomo Verticale (Politecnico di Milano)
  • Mikko Valkama (Tampere University of Technology)
  • Athul Prasad (Nokia Bell Labs)
  • Ubaldo Tiberi (Volvo)
  • Ruifeng Duan (Aalto University)
  • Claudia Rinaldi (University of L'Aquila)
  • Behnam Badihi (Aalto University)
  • Hanno Wirtz (RWTH Aachen University & European Patent Office)
  • Vincenzo Sciancalepore (NEC Europe Ltd.)
  • M. Sadegh Talebi (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
  • Enrico Paolini (Univeristy of Bologna)
  • David González González (Panasonic)
  • Mikael Gidlund (Mid Sweden University & ABB)
  • Ivan Farris (Aalto University)
  • Kalle Ruttik (Aalto University)
  • Zekeriya Uykan (American University of the Middle East, Kuwait)
  • Zhiyi Zhou (Northwestern University)
  • Ryan Keating (Northwestern University)
  • Zhilan Xiong (Nokia Bell Labs)
  • Aman Jassal (Huawei)
  • Jie Chen (Nokia Bell Labs)
  • Hao Ge (Northwestern University)
  • Mads Lauridsen (aalborg University)
  • Derya Malak (The University of Texas at Austin)
  • Mohammad Istiak Hossain (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
  • Federico Clazzer (German Aerospace Center (DLR))
  • Amin Azeri (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
  • Charalampos Kalalas (CTTC)
  • Claudia Campolo (University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria)
  • Luca Feltrin (University of Bologna)
  • Carlo Fischione (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
  • Gabor Fodor (Ericsson Research)
  • Philippe Sehier (Nokia Bell Labs)
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