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

Call for IoT Vertical Proposals

Proposals in the Vertical should address suggestions for speakers, panel discussions, roundtables, presentation sessions on focus topics, demonstrations of novel or important technologies, and events with other formats that may be effective for furthering the involvement and participation of the attendees.

IoT Focus Verticals

  • Smart Cities and Nations
    Statistical trends point to an ever-increasing fraction of the World’s population living in urban environments. The exploitation of digital technologies, such as IoT, to assist Cities and Nations in providing a higher quality of life, promises to profoundly impact challenges related to improving the environment, achieving sustainability, and providing citizens with economic opportunity and a fulfilling participation in society. One of the aims of the WF is to stimulate the dialog between Academia, Industry, and Government on how IoT can deliver on that promise. A key aspect of Smart Cities is the increased “digitization” of infrastructure and services, and the operationalization of decision-making driven by data from sensors and information systems to better manage outcomes. Smart Nations, just like Smart Cities, are on a path to extend their capabilities by developing the skill sets and systems that allow them to obtain the benefits on a nationwide level.
  • Logistics
    The movement, distribution, delivery, maintenance, repair, upgrade, and eventual recycling of goods, is a global enterprise that fuels the world economy. The WF will explore how IoT can dramatically improve the degree of synchronization, speed, reliability, and efficiency in this critical industry. With Singapore as one of the large logistics hubs for its region, logistics plays an important role. In this context IoT is an important tool for better managing the multi-modal assets that are needed for improvements in operations and in creating benefits.
  • Public Safety, Emergency Response, and Humanitarian Technologies
    It is practical today to contemplate the deployment of systems that help us better anticipate, ameliorate, and recover from natural or man-made disasters and accidents. The wide deployment of IoT is likely to further raise the bar in how well we deal with disasters and incidents in the future. The necessary step is deeper deployment of monitoring and tracking systems, and better sensor networks that warn of an earthquake, a tsunami, a likely volcanic eruption, forest fires, accidental releases of chemicals, or that allow us to forestall a biological epidemic. At the same time the technologies in IoT will also improve our ability to recover from such incidents. The WF will focus on how IoT can better contribute to better outcomes from government to government interactions and use of regional capabilities, and how IoT technologies can assist volunteer organizations and governments to better serve the individual citizen.
  • Industrial IoT
    The digitization and automation of industrial enterprises promises to create new ways in which the cycle from concept to goods in service produces value. At the same time the application of IoT technologies also promises to significantly change the way we maintain goods and equipment in service and commensurately the use and accompanying business models. The WF will explore the ways in which IoT will impact Industrial organizations and the technologies that are likely to drive the greatest changes.
  • IoT for Agriculture
    The growth of the World Population is projected to exceed 10 Billion people by 2035, That combined with the increasing affluence of our planet’s inhabitants indicates that by 2035 the demand for food will roughly double. The WF will explore how IoT technologies can contribute to meet the food demand of the world’s population through improvements in yield and efficiency. Agriculture is a vertical that has many aspects and many specialties where IoT is important. The aspects include the operation of agricultural equipment; hydrology and irrigation; pest and invasive species control; management of facilities; and preservation of land and soil. Examples of specialties include arable crops; animal husbandry; aquaculture and fisheries; forestry; natural materials for consumer and industrial products; cash crops; and fruits and vegetables.

Smart Cities and Nations

  • Smart City architecture and infrastructure
  • Smart City technology
  • Smart City applications
  • Smart services
  • Smart management
  • Smart home
  • Infrastructure Management
  • Mobility


  • Sustainability in logistics & supply chains
  • Green Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Transportation & Warehouse Management
  • Social Responsibility in logistics and supply chains
  • Best practices in logistics and supply chains
  • Innovation & technology management
  • Risk management, Serv. supply chains
  • Retail logistics and supply chains Sourcing & Outsourcing

Public Safety, Emergency Response, & Humanitarian Technologies

  • Architectures and systems for emergency and disaster management applications.
  • LTE/5G systems for public safety and emergency/disaster management
  • Modeling and performance evaluation for emergency management
  • Self-aware and self-adaptive communications system and network design and evaluation
  • D2D communication for emergency/disaster management
  • Security and self-defense
  • Energy efficiency in critical communication networks
  • Wireless networks for emergency and rescuing support
  • Mobile sensors for disaster monitoring
  • Wireless protocols for emergency management
  • Networked robotics for wireless communications
  • Emergency communication systems
  • Pervasive emergency management systems
  • Early Warning Networks
  • Maritime Safety
  • Situational Assessment

Industrial IoT

  • Big data & analysis in industrial IoT
  • Data security and privacy in ind. IoT
  • Control & optimization industrial IoT
  • Sensors and actuator networks for industrial IoT
  • Distributed Manufacturing Networks
  • Network security & privacy in industrial IoT
  • Software/middleware Industrial IoT
  • Architectures of industrial IoT
  • Applications and services of industrial IoT
  • Information management industrial IoT
  • Efficiency, availability, reliability, robustness, and fault-tolerance
  • Simulation and experiment regarding industrial IoT
  • Cloud computing for industrial IoT
  • Communication protocols for industrial IoT
  • M2M for Industrial IoT

IoT for Agriculture

  • IoT Deployment in Agriculture (farming, animals, crops,)
  • Drones/UAVs for aerial surveillance
  • Sensors for Animal Husbandry
  • Sensing and Smart Environments
  • Power consumption optimization in WSN
  • Smart farming case studies
  • Role of IoT in meeting the challenges of the World Food Supply
  • Irrigation
  • Pest Control
  • Precision Farming
  • Communications for Agriculture
  • Soil condition monitoring and soil conservation


Instructions for Submissions and Proposals:

The proposals should clearly identify the specific Vertical addressed. Please also clearly identify the format for the session (talks, panels, interviews, roundtables, demonstrations of latest IoT solutions, working groups on specific subtopics, etc). If you are suggesting a speaker, please provide a short biography and a short narrative of why their participation is important. The presentation materials from the Conference Focus Sessions will not be published in the conference proceedings. The presentation material will be posted on the conference Website and where appropriate will be recorded and the recording made available. The material for this portion of the conference should be suitable for a general audience of industry, public sector, and technology developers.

  • Smart Cities and Nations
  • Logistics
  • Public Safety, Emergency Response, and Humanitarian Technologies
  • Industrial IoT
  • IoT for Agriculture

How to Submit

Conference proposals must be marked and submitted electronically:

Important dates for IoT Conference Focus Verticals

IoT Track proposal submissions Due Date: 10 October 2017
Proposal Acceptance notification: 20 October 2017