IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
25-28 May 2020 // Virtual Conference
Beyond Connectivity: What Comes After 5G

Intelligent IoT Connectivity, Automation and Applications (ICA)

Intelligent IoT Connectivity, Automation and Applications (ICA)

ICA 2020 - The 1st Workshop on

Intelligent IoT Connectivity, Automation and Applications


Organizing Chairs

TPC Chair

Invited Spearkers

  • Fumiyuki Adachi, Tohoku University
  • Harish Viswanathan, Nokia Bell Labs

Scope and Topics

There have been extensive efforts to realize the idea of the Internet of Things (IoT) as the IoT has a huge impact on a number of applications ranging from environmental monitoring to factory automation to smart cities, and fosters new business growth. In general, for successful IoT applications, efficient connectivity technologies are required, and in LTE-A and 5G, machine-type communication (MTC) and ultra-reliable low-latency communication (URLLC) have been considered to support various IoT applications. In the meantime, there have been a number of distributed machine learning algorithms that can be employed for intelligent IoT applications with mobile nodes that collect local data sets for learning (e.g., federated learning). While IoT connectivity technologies and applications can be considered separately, they can be efficiently integrated for efficient use of limited radio spectrum that is to be shared by a large number of devices. To this end, various intelligent approaches are required for both IoT connectivity, automation and applications.

This workshop seeks papers on recent developments and future directions for intelligent IoT in terms of connectivity and applications. Papers describing original work are solicited. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Machine learning-based approaches for IoT connectivity
  • Intelligent distributed data gathering/distributed processing
  • Cross-layer approach for IoT (e.g., data-aided sensing)
  • Intelligent data privacy and security in IoT
  • Cooperative IoT and connectivity for Autonomous Systems (smart transport and automated vehicles)
  • Ultra-reliable low-latency communication for industrial IoT
  • IoT connectivity for large scale situation-awareness and context-aware systems
  • Distributed machine learning for IoT applications (e.g., federated learning)
  • Connectivity for edge robotics and smart things
  • Satellite based IoT connectivity and sensing for rural and remote areas
  • Edge cloud and fog based IoT applications in smart cities
  • Field trials/demonstration of large-scale IoT standards-based deployments
  • Smart Factory and Industrial IoT.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: December 31, 2019 January 19, 2020 (extended)
  • Acceptance notification: January 31, 2020
  • Camera-ready papers: February 15, 2019
  • Workshop: May 25, 2020 (1PM-6:30PM)