IEEE 4th World Forum on Internet of Things
05-08 February 2018 – Singapore

Call for Technical Papers

The World Forum seeks submissions and proposals for-original technical papers that address but are not limited to, the following topics and the more detailed list further in this document:

View Technical Paper Submission Guidelines >>

IoT Enabling Technologies

Connectivity for IoT

  • 5G Networks
  • Legacy Networks
  • Software Defined Networks
  • IPv6, 6LoWPAN, RPL, 6TiSCH, W3C
  • Mesh Networks
  • Network Coding
  • Satellite, High Altitude Communications
  • D2d and M2M Communications
  • Heterogeneous Networks
  • High Band, Narrow Band Networks
  • Mixed Licensed, Unlicensed, and Share Spectrum Systems
  • Millimeter Wave Technologies
  • Spectrum Efficiency
  • Dense communication environments
  • Body and Wearable Networks• Special Purpose Networks
  • Low Power LAN and WAN Networks
  • Broadcasting Systems for IoT
  • Network Virtualization Functions
  • Routing and Control Protocols
  • Communication Security

Computing for IoT

  • Computing Architectures
  • Cloud Computing
  • Fog Computing
  • Edge Computing
  • Mobile Computing
  • Platform Based Computing
  • Real Time Computing
  • Distributed Computing
  • Operating Systems
  • Autonomic Computing
  • Embedded Computing
  • Low Power Computing
  • Cooperative Computing
  • Quantum Computing
  • Virtualization
  • Computing Platforms and Frameworks
  • Advanced Computing Concepts
  • Communications Intensive Computing

Storage and Data Management for IoT

  • Memory Systems
  • Device Storage, Storage Migration
  • Distributed Storage
  • File Systems, Archival Storage
  • Near Line Storage
  • Cloud Based Storage
  • Fog Data Banks
  • Collaborative Shared File Systems
  • High Performance File Systems
  • Storage for Real Time Processing
  • Storage for Streaming Data
  • Data Buffering Methods
  • Data Capture, Data Retrieval
  • Data Provenance and Curation
  • Data Compression, Data Aggregation
  • Data Cleanup and Filtering
  • Structured &Unstructured Data Types
  • Self-Describing Data Methods
  • Transactional Data Systems


  • Sensor Architectures
  • Self-Calibration & Testing Techniques
  • Discrete Sensors, Networked Sensors
  • Sensor Integration
  • Complex and Compound Sensors
  • Cooperative Sensor Systems
  • Sensor Co-registration
  • MEMS sensors, Fluidic Sensors
  • Fiber based sensors, Physical Sensors
  • High Dynamic Range Sensors
  • Sensor Swarms
  • Video sensors, Acoustic Sensors
  • Electro-magnetic Sensors
  • Chemical Sensors, Biological Sensors
  • Wearable’s, Body Sensor Networks
  • Smart Portable Devices
  • Mobile platforms as sensors
  • Crowd sensing, Vision Systems
  • Radar and Lidar
  • Hyper-spectral Sensors
  • Human Centric Sensing


  • Miniaturized Actuators
  • Discrete Actuators
  • Mechanical Actuators
  • Information Actuators
  • Bionic Systems
  • Augmented Human Capabilities
  • MEMS, Robotics


  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Tactile
  • Cooperative Actuator Systems
  • Biologically Inspired Actuators
  • Gestural
  • Contextual
  • Brain Driven
  • Virtual Reality
  • Augmented Reality

Software for IoT

  • Operating Systems
  • Hypervisors
  • Resource Optimization Software
  • Multi-use IoT Platforms
  • Software Frameworks
  • Development Environments
  • Analytic Frameworks
  • Languages
  • Graphics
  • Virtualization Software

Power and Energy for IoT

  • High reliability Power supplies and power components
  • Green Power
  • Power scavenging
  • Fuel Cells
  • Batteries
  • Transmitted Power
  • Charging Methods
  • Power regulation
  • Ultra low power technologies

Design Methods

  • Requirement Gathering
  • Modeling and Simulation Tools
  • Tradeoff Systems
  • Managing Software, Electronic, and Mechanical Design
  • Design Space Exploration Techniques for IoT Devices and Systems
  • Operational Technologies and Processes

Integration Methods

  • Analysis
  • Estimation
  • Synthesis
  • Testing and Validation
  • Requirements capture
  • Naming Conventions

Named Data Networking for IoT

  • Sensors Data Management, IoT Mining and Analytics

Internet of Nano Things

Broadly Applicable IoT Techniques and Methods

Applicable IoT Techniques and Methods

  • Big data and IoT Data Analytics
  • Machine Learning
  • Adaptive Systems and Models at Runtime
  • Resource Management
  • Localization Technologies

  • Mobility, Localization and Management Aspects
  • Identity Management and Object Recognition

IoT Application and Services

IoT Application

  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Real Time Control Systems and Functions
  • Context and Situation Aware Services
  • Self-Forming Services, Service Chains
  • Service Experiences and Analysis
  • Big data and IoT Data Analytics
  • Internet Applications Naming and Identifiers
  • Semantic Technologies, Collective Intelligence
  • Cognitive and Reasoning about Things and Smart Objects

  • Horizontal application development for IoT
  • Design principals and best practices for IoT application development
  • Ambient Intelligence

Vertical Oriented Applications

  • Smart Cities, Smart Home
  • Smart Public Places
  • Healthcare, e-Health, Assisted Living
  • Building Management and Operation Automation
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Connected Car, Automotive
  • Intelligent Transport
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Smart Grid, Energy Management
  • Utilities Management and Operation
  • Consumer Electronics, Assisted Living, Rural Services
  • Mining, Oil & Gas, Digital Oilfield, Electronic Oilfield
  • Agriculture, Industrial IoT

  • Manufacturing, Hospitality, Retailing
  • Logistics, Entertainment
  • Large Event Management
  • Industrial Service Creation and Management
  • Financial Services
  • Health of Machinery
  • Highway, Rail Systems

IoT Multimedia and Societal Impacts


  • The Human Role in IoT, Social Aspects and Services
  • Value Chain Analysis and Evolution Aspects
  • New Human-Device Interactions for IoT, Do-It-Yourself
  • Social Models and Networks
  • Green IoT: Sustainable Design and Technologies
  • Urban Dynamics and Crowdsourcing Services
  • Business Models for IoT
  • Allocation of Responsibility and Obligation in IoT Services and Offerings
  • Metrics, Measurements, and Evaluation of IoT Sustainability and ROI

Security and Privacy for Internet of Things

Security and Privacy

  • IoT Privacy and Security Concerns
  • Identification and authentication issues
  • Wireless sensor network for IoT security
  • Intrusion detection in IoT
  • Cryptography, key management and authorization for IoT
  • Physical/MAC/Network Attacks in Internet of Things
  • Cross-layer attacks in IoT
  • Privacy based channel access in IoT
  • Big data and information integrity in IoT
  • Security standards in IoT

IoT Experimental Results and Deployment Scenarios

IoT Experimental Scenarios

  • Closing the Gap between Research and Implementation
  • Experimental prototypes, Test-Bed and Field Trial Experiences
  • Multi-Objective IoT System Modeling and AnalysisÑPerformance, Energy, Reliability, Robustness
  • IoT Interconnections AnalysisÑQoS, Scalability, Performance, Interference
  • Real case deployment scenarios and results
  • IoT deployment at Government and ISPs
  • IoT deployment on agriculture, retails, smart cities, etc.
  • IoT Interconnections among ISPs AnalysisÑQoS, Scalability, Performance, Interference
  • Gaps Analysis for real deployment
  • IoT and Future Internet architectures
  • Standardization and Regulation


Instructions for Submissions:

Technical Paper Submissions

The 4th IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT 2018) solicits full paper technical paper submissions.

  • Full papers describing original research. Suggested size is four pages; papers up to six pages will be accepted. Extended versions of selected papers may be considered for publication in IEEE IoT Journal:

How to Submit

All papers must be submitted in PDF and US letter format. Submitted papers must conform to the IEEE formatting guidelines as specified in these templates (Word TemplateLaTeX package). All papers must be submitted electronically:

Important Dates for Paper Submissions

Technical Paper Submission Due Date: September 30, 2017 (Final Extension)

Acceptance Notification: November 15, 2017

Camera-ready Submission: December 15, 2017

Papers must be submitted electronically:

Contacts for Technical Papers

Hausi MŸller, University of Victoria, Canada. E-Mail:

Antonio Skarmeta, Universidad de Murcia, Spain. E-Mail: