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

Submission Guidelines

All papers must conform, at time of submission, to the IEEE Formatting Guidelines. Please use either this Word Template or this Latex package. Make sure that you use US letter page format.

Instructions for Submissions and Proposals:

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A.      Technical Paper Submissions

The 4th IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT 2018) solicits  technical paper submissions.  Full papers describing original research.  The suggested size is four to six pages.  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 Template, LaTeX package). All papers must be submitted electronically:

B.      Workshop and Special Session Proposal Submissions

IEEE WF-IoT 2018 will be hosting a series of workshops and special sessions. Workshops and special sessions feature topics relevant to the IoT community on the latest research, engineering, standards and business issues. These events typically include a mix of regular and invited presentations including regular papers, invited papers as well as invited presentations and panels to facilitate highly interactive workshops and special sessions.

How to Submit

Each proposal must include the following and should be maximum five pages:

  • Workshop title
  • Length of the workshop (half/full-day)
  • Names, main contact, and a short bio (200 words) of the workshop organizers
  • Brief description of the workshop including abstract, scope and
  • Planned format of the workshop including projected number of referred papers, hot topic sessions, keynotes, and panel
  • Potential participants including program committee members and invited
  • Brief description of publicity plan
  • Prior history the workshop (if any)
  • Draft call for papers
  • Any other relevant information

Workshop proposals must be marked and submitted electronically:

Special Session proposals must be marked and submitted electronically:

C.       Tutorial Proposal Submissions

Tutorial proposals should contain an abstract, scope, intended audience, objectives, prior history, outline, biographical sketch of presenter(s), and any other information that may assist in making informed decisions.

How to Submit

Tutorial Sessions should complement the regular program with new and emerging topics of interest. Proposals must be in the form of a single PDF file not to exceed four pages. Tutorial proposal must be clearly marked as such and submitted electronically:


D.      Industry Forum Panel Proposal Submissions

WF-IoT 2018 will be hosting Industry Forum Panel Sessions. Panel presentation materials will not be published in the conference proceedings but will be available on the conference web site. Industrial Forum Panel proposal should contain an abstract, scope, intended audience, objectives, prior history, an outline, the biographical sketch of presenters, and any other information that may assist in making decisions. The material proposed should be of high relevance to the technical program.

How to Submit:

Proposals must be submitted electronically:

E.       Doctoral Symposium Paper Submissions

The goal of the WF-IoT 2018 Doctoral Symposium is to provide a supportive setting in which PhD students can present and receive feedback on their work. Students at different stages in their research will be able to articulate and discuss their problem statement, goals, methods, and results. The symposium also aims to provide students with useful guidance on various aspects of their research from established researchers and the other student attendees. Finally, the symposium seeks to motivate students in the development of their scientific curiosity and facilitate their networking within the research community. The PhD symposium also aims to facilitate networking among researcher in the WF-IoT community and help students establish contacts for entering the job market. PhD Symposium attendance is open to all WF-IoT registrants.

 How to Submit

Paper on PhD research project (max. 2-4 pages) formatted according to the WF-IoT paper submission instructions. A letter of recommendation from the supervisor attached to the proposal submission.

Full contact information including affiliation, address, e-mail and phone. Papers must be submitted electronically:

F.        IoT Conference Focus on Vertical & Topical Area

The proposals should clearly identify the specific Vertical or Topical Area 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.

IoT Conference Focus Verticals

  • 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:

IoT Conference Focus Topical Areas

  • Security and Privacy Regimes for IoT
  • Block Chains and Applications to IoT
  • Automation and Artificial Intelligence
  • Best Practices, Standards, and Open Source
  • Policy and Regulation

How to Submit:

Conference proposals must be marked and submitted electronically: