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IoT-LINK 2016 : IEEE Globecom - International Workshop on Low-Layer Implementation and Protocol Design for IoT Applications


When Dec 4, 2016 - Dec 4, 2016
Where Washington, DC USA
Submission Deadline Jul 15, 2016
Notification Due Sep 1, 2016
Final Version Due Oct 1, 2016
Categories    internet of things (iot)   machine to machine (m2m)   phy-layer design   mac-layer design

Call For Papers

IEEE Int. Workshop on Low-Layer Implementation and Protocol Design for IoT Applications (IoT-LINK)

Washington, DC, USA, December 4th, 2016
Co-located with IEEE Global Communication Conference Exhibition & Industry Forum (GLOBECOM)

Submission Deadline Extended to the 15th of July!

The Internet of Things (IoT) is seen as the next stage of the information revolution and, with an estimated 30 billion of objects connected by 2020, it is becoming a more and more a concrete reality. IoT is capable of revolutionizing our lives through manifold applications in smart cities, smart homes, security, positioning and tracking, vehicular connectivity, and e-health.
In the beginning, most IoT research and development had focused on “application and above” network layer issues. It was treated as an afterthought to, and simple use-case of, the envisioned 5G (high speed/high complexity) radio access technology. Recently however, awareness of physical and access layer issues, tailored to the specific nature of IoT communication, has drastically increased.
Furthermore, the vision of IoT has matured within both academy and telecommunication companies. Massive connection requirements and low powered devices are driving fundamental research and development into designing ad hoc PHY, MAC and NET layers for this 5G technology. Examples of yet unanswered questions surrounding the IoT technologies include: 1) Should IoT networks base their communication on an ad hoc network or exploit the potential of 5G cellular infrastructure?; 2) Should they be connectionless systems, or exploit the support of a full protocol stack?; 3) How will IoT networks interact with multiple antenna systems, and in particular with the envisaged massive-MIMO base stations deployed in 5G networks?; and 4) Should IoT devices exploit the possibilities offered by energy harvesting to prolong their battery life?

The goal of this workshop is to bring together academic and industrial researchers to discuss these questions and identify further technical challenges, such as possible network architecture, most suitable protocol stacks, and recent results related to IoT and M2M networks, as well as their applications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

• MAC-layer and network-layer protocol design for IoT.
• PHY-layer design for low-latency and energy efficient IoT.
• Vehicular (V2X) communication design.
• Big data and machine learning techniques for deployment and optimization of IoT.
• Real world deployment and business/industry case studies for IoT and M2M.
• Implementation of cloud networking for IoT networks.
• Software defined radio (SDR) and software defined networking (SDN) for IoT.
• Different IoT solutions for wide-area communications.
• IoT physical and network layer standardization efforts in 5G.
• Security and cryptography applied to IoT.
• Multi-antenna (MIMO) oriented IoT design and solutions.
• Antenna and transceiver design for IoT.
• Performance evaluation of IoT networks.
• Energy harvesting for battery life extension of IoT equipment.

Papers should be written in English with a maximum paper length of six (6) printed pages (10 point font) including figures without incurring additional page charges (maximum 1 additional page with over length page charge of USD100 if accepted). Papers exceeding 7 pages will not be accepted at EDAS. Standard IEEE conference templates for LaTeX formats are found at here:
Workshop webpage:

==== Important Dates
Paper Submission
July 15th, 2016
Acceptance Notification
September 1st, 2016
Camera-Ready Due
October 1st, 2016

==== Keynote Speakers
Petar Popovski (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Erik G. Larsson (Linköping University, Sweden)
Thierry Lestable (Vice Chairman, LoRa Alliance)

==== Workshop Chairs
Luca Rose (contact) (Huawei FRC, France)
Tomoaki Ohtsuki (Keio University, Japan)
Kemal Akkaya (Florida International University, USA)
Abolfazl Mehbodniya (Tohoku University, Japan)

Publicity Chair
Axel Müller (Huawei FRC, France)

==== Steering Committee
Robert W. Heath Jr. (Texas Austin University, USA)
Mérouane Debbah (Huawei FRC, France)
Tony Quek (SUTD, Singapore)
Ismail Guvenc (Florida International University, USA)

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