Wireless Future in the New Decade


Massive IoT: Fundamentals and Applications

Organizers and Chairs:

Gianluigi Liva, German Aerospace Center, Germany
Alexandre Graell i Amat, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
¸Ŗ­edomir Stefanovi¸««, Aalborg University, Denmark

Scope of the Papers

Massive IoT has been in the focus of research, development and standardization work in the past decade, spurred by the vision of billions of interconnected things that autonomously perform all sorts of applications. Some of the important examples are smart grid, smart cities, smart transportation, smart agriculture and personalized healthcare.

Although the number of available IoT networking technologies has been steadily growing over the years, a number of fundamental concerns pertaining to massive IoT remains unsolved. The prime example is seen in lack of efficient and reliable access networking algorithms, able to support massive number of IoT devices. In particular, randomness in IoT devices activity, lack of coordination, and energy, computing and memory constraints of IoT devices, juxtaposed with expected decades of unattended operation, challenge the applicability of standard access networking solutions. On the other hand, recent advances in uncoordinated access protocols, edge and cloud computing, and machine learning applications open exciting new possibilities for novel networking architectures and solutions tailored for massive IoT systems.

This special session aims to present the recent advances in the theoretical foundations and practical applications of massive IoT systems, with emphasis on:

  • Random and multiple access algorithms for massive IoT
  • Cellular IoT
  • Channel estimation, detection and equalization for THz communications
  • Low-power WANs
  • Satellite IoT
  • Cloud and edge computing for IoT
  • Information processing and machine learning in massive IoT deployments
  • Massive IoT applications and case studies
  • Massive IoT testbeds and experimentation

Submission Guidelines

The session is by invitation only.

Full Papers: Full paper submissions of original work (not previously published, or under review at another conference or journal) must not be longer than five pages and will be published in the conference proceedings.

Short Papers and Extended Abstracts: Submissions must not be longer than two pages. They should convince the reader that the author(s) would give an exciting presentation and stimulate lively discussion (will NOT be published in the conference proceedings).

Submissions are now accepted through EDAS: [Start a new submission here]

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline:   July 25, 2021
Notification of acceptance:     TBD
Camera-ready papers due:    TBD


Contact Us

Gianluigi Liva: gianluigi.liva@dlr.de
Alexandre Graell i Amat: alexandre.graell@chalmers.se
¸Ŗ­edomir Stefanovi¸««: cs@es.aau.dk

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