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June 15-19, 2020, St. Raphael Resort, Limassol, Cyprus, Low Power Wide Area Networks Technologies for Internet of Things Symposium

Call for Papers

Low Power Wide Area Networks Technologies for Internet of Things Symposium
The 16th International Conference on Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing
IWCMC 2020

Organizing Committee

Symposium Chairs:
Muhammad Mahtab Alam, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia, muhammad.alam@taltech.ee
Yannick Le Moullec, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia, yannick.lemoullec@taltech.ee
Muhamamd Ali Imran, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, muhammad.imran@glasgow.ac.uk
Luca Reggiani, Politecnico Di Milano, Italy, luca.reggiani@polimi.it

Scope

Low-power wide area network (LPWAN) technologies are emerging as key-enablers to support massive machine type connectivity in the internet of things (IoT). In recent years, both licensed and unlicensed LPWAN technologies are gaining significant attention. These technologies can operate in coexistence with the traditional cellular and short-range wireless technologies to enable connectivity for low power and low data rate devices. LPWAN technologies are applicable to a large range of IoT scenarios such as smart meter, smart parking, smart homes, smart tracking, smart logistics, e-health, industrial automation, etc.

Narrowband Internet-of-Things (NB-IoT), extended coverage GSM (EC-GSM) and LTE Category M1 (LTE-M1) are enabling licensed LPWAN low-complex cellular IoT communication technologies to support massive machine type communication in 5G. For example, NB-IoT was standardized in 2016 by the Third Generation Partnership (3GPP) in Release 13 to provide faster deployment and operation time to mobile network operators (MNOs), thanks to simple firmware upgrade on existing LTE infrastructure. Since 2016, the standard has been enhanced with several interesting features being proposed in Releases 14, 15 and upcoming Release 16, including support of time division duplexing, positioning, multicast, extended transport block size to manage peak data rates, mobility, power consumption and latency reduction, and so on. With such prominent features, NB-IoT has become one of the dominating technologies in the LPWAN area.

In parallel, LoRa, SigFox, Ingenu, Weightless-SIG, Telensa, etc., are unlicensed LPWAN technologies that are under deployment or development, each employing various techniques to achieve long-range, low power operation, and high scalability, e.g., spread-spectrum technology with a wideband and data rates using encoded packets (LoRa) or (ultra)-narrowband technology and slow modulation rate for extended range (SigFox). Unlicensed technologies also get improved over time; for example, some of the latest developments in LoRa include firmware updates over the air, application layer clock synchronization, remote multicast, and fragmented data block transport.

However, LPWAN technologies are still considered in their early stage, needing on one hand, practical deployments and measurements, and on the other hand, deep theoretical investigation for modeling and optimizing system performance. Also, emerging applications that can be enabled by LPWAN technologies and implementation challenges therein need further exploration.
Thus, the objective of this symposium is to bring together recent progress in practical experiences, theory, modeling, designing, implementation, deployment, and management of LPWAN systems.
Topics

Authors are invited to submit previously unpublished papers to this Symposium. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Channel modeling of uplink and downlink in licensed and unlicensed LPWAN
  • Throughput modeling of uplink and downlink in licensed and unlicensed LPWAN
  • Resource management in licensed and unlicensed LPWAN
  • Interference management and prediction in licensed and unlicensed LPWAN
  • Throughput optimization in licensed and unlicensed LPWAN
  • Access control in licensed and unlicensed LPWAN
  • Latency investigation in licensed and unlicensed LPWAN
  • Joint optimization within licensed and within unlicensed LPWAN
  • Hardware design and optimization of licensed and unlicensed LPWAN
  • Merger of licensed and unlicensed LPWAN Heterogeneous technologies and systems
  • Energy consumption analysis in licensed and unlicensed LPWAN
  • Real-time deployments and networks experience
  • Data Prediction in LPWAN Devices
  • Data Analytics in LPWAN systems
  • System architectures for applications enabled by LPWAN
  • New application implementations by LPWAN
  • Security issues of LPWAN
  • Regulatory issues of LPWAN

Important Dates

  • Submission: February 21, 2020 (final extension)
  • Acceptance notification: March 30, 2020
  • Camera-ready paper submissions: April 30, 2020

Submission Guidelines
Prospective authors are invited to submit original technical papers—up to 6 pages of length, using the EDAS link: https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=26206 (Please select "LowPower IoT 2020") for possible publication in the IWCMC 2020 Conference Proceedings, which will be submitted to the IEEE Xplore. Selected papers will be further considered for possible publication in three special issues in the following Journals. For more information, visit: http://iwcmc.org/2010/

1. The International Journal of Sensor Networks (IJSNet)
http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalCODE=ijsnet
2. The International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems (IJAACS)
http://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=ijaacs
3. KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems: http://www.itiis.org/
4. Peer-to-Peer Networking & Applications: http://www.springer.com/engineering/signals/journal/12083
5. Cyber-Physical Systems journal: www.tandfonline.com/loi/tcyb20

Note: There will be a best paper award, a best symposium award, and a best workshop award.

TPC Members

  • Aiman Erbad (Qatar University, Qatar)
  • Alar Kuusik (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)
  • Alexandre Guitton (Institut d'Informatique - Isima/Université Clermont Auvergne, France)
  • Amit Mishra (Capetown University, South Africa)
  • Benoît Miramond (Université Côte d'Azur, France)
  • Dhafer Ben Arbia (Ahmad Bin Mohammad Military College, Qatar)
  • Elias Yacoob (Qatar University, Qatar)
  • Faisal K. Shaikh (Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan)
  • Francois Verdier (Université Côte d'Azur, France)
  • Haris Pervaiz (Lancaster University, UK)
  • Hassan Malik (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)
  • Matti Hämäläinen (University of Oulu, Finland)
  • Nancy El Rachkidy (Institut d'Informatique - Isima/Université Clermont Auvergne, France)
  • Navuday Sharma (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)
  • Olivier Berder (IRISA/Université Rennes, France)
  • Peter Koch (Aalborg University, Denmark)
  • Po-Hsuan Tseng (National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan)
  • Qammer H Abbasi (Glasgow University, UK)
  • Rida Khan (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)
  • Rizwan Ahmad (National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan)
  • Shu-Ming Tseng (National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan)
  • Salvador Gonzalez Perez (Ericsson, Estonia)
  • Sophie Chabridon (Télécom SudParis/Université Paris-Saclay, France)
  • Sven Parand (Telia, Estonia)
  • Tuomas Paso (University of Oulu, Finland)
  • Waqas Ahmed (Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Pakistan)
  • Zhiguo Shi (Zhejiang University, China)

April 29 - May 2, 2019, Leuven, Belgium, Workshop on Recent Advances in Cellular Technologies and 5G for IoT Environments (RACT-5G-IoT 2019)

In conjunction with the 10th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies, April 29 - May 2, 2019, Leuven, Belgium

Scope
This international workshop invites researchers and practitioners to submit papers that deal with novel ideas, research results, practical implementations and early deployments addressing the numerous scientific and technological challenges in cellular technologies and 5G for IoT environments.
Addressing such challenges in essential for making a wide range of applications a reality, including smart cities and nations, smart health and wearable wireless networks, public safety, emergency response, humanitarian technologies, industrial IoT, etc.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to,

  • Resource allocation and interference management in IoT
  • Energy efficient solutions for IoT networks
  • MAC protocols for future IoT networks
  • Green communication for IoT networks
  • D2D communication within IoT networks
  • Machine learning and analytics for IoT networks
  • Mixed licensed, unlicensed, and shared spectrum systems for IoT networks
  • Self-aware and self-adaptive network system and design for IoT networks
  • Algorithms, architectures and implementation for smart sensing (data sensing) and edge computing in IoT
  • Prototyping and deployment experience

Proceedings

All papers accepted for workshops will be included in the ANT 2019 proceedings, which will be published in Procedia Computer Science, Elsevier (indexed in Conference Proceedings Citation Index (Clarivate) and Scopus (Elsevier)).

The number of pages for workshop papers is limited to 8 pages.

Selected outstanding papers presented at the workshops, after further revision, will be considered for publication in special issues of high-quality journals.

Paper format

Submitted papers must be formatted according to the guidelines of Procedia Computer ScienceMS Word TemplateLaTeXTemplate Generic, Elsevier.

Submission link

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ract5giot2019

Important dates

Submission deadline: 27 January 2019 8 February 2019

Notification: 22 February 2019
Final date for camera-ready copy: 1 March 2019 (hard deadline!)
Workshop: TBA (the conference runs from 29 April to 2 May 2019)

Organizers

Muhammad Mahtab Alam, Tallinn University of Technology "TalTech", Estonia
Yannick Le Moullec, Tallinn University of Technology "TalTech", Estonia

Publicity Chair

  • Hassan Malik, Tallinn University of Technology "TalTech", Estonia
  • Program Committee
  • BS Chowdhry, Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan
  • Dhafer Ben Arbia, SERCOM Lab, Polytechnic School of Tunisia, University of Carthage, Tunisia
  • Hamidreza Bagheri, Tallinn University of Technology "TalTech", Estonia
  • Haris Pervaiz, Lancaster University, UK
  • Johann Laurent, Lab-STICC/Université Bretagne Sud, France
  • Luca Reggiani, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Maurizio Magarini, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Navuday Sharma, Tallinn University of Technology "TalTech", Estonia
  • Peter Koch, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Rizwan Ahmad, National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan
  • Sébastien Bilavarn, Université Côte d'Azur, France
  • Tariq Meeran, Tallinn University of Technology "TalTech", Estonia
  • Waqas Ahmed, Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Pakistan
  • Yu-Cheng Fan, National Taipei University of Technology "TaipeiTech", Taiwan

Previous editions

RACT-5G-IoT 2018

Workshop on Recent Advances in Cellular Technologies and 5G for IoT Environments (RACT-5G-IoT 2018)

In conjunction with ANT 2018 - The 9th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies, May 8-11, 2018, Porto, Portugal

Scope
This international workshop invites researchers and practitioners to submit papers that deal with novel ideas, research results, practical implementations and early deployments addressing the numerous scientific and technological challenges in cellular technologies and 5G for IoT environments.
Addressing such challenges in essential for making a wide range of applications a reality, including smart cities and nations, smart health and wearable wireless networks, public safety, emergency response, humanitarian technologies, industrial IoT, etc.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to,

  • Resource allocation and interference management in IoT
  • Energy efficient solutions for IoT networks
  • MAC protocols for future IoT networks
  • Green communication for IoT networks
  • D2D communication within IoT networks
  • Machine learning and analytics for IoT networks
  • Mixed licensed, unlicensed, and shared spectrum systems for IoT networks
  • Self-aware and self-adaptive network system and design for IoT networks
  • Algorithms, architectures and implementation for smart sensing (data sensing) and edge computing in IoT
  • Prototyping and deployment experience

Submission
All papers accepted for workshops will be included in the ANT 2018 proceedings, which will be published by Elsevier. The authors must follow Elsevier guidelines as given on the ANT 2018 website. The number of pages for workshop papers is limited to 6 pages.

The submitted paper must be formatted according to the guidelines of Procedia Computer Science, MS Word Template, LaTeX, Template Generic, Elsevier.
Authors should submit their contributions electronically in PDF format.

The submission processes will be managed by easychair.org on this link. If you have used this system before, you can use the same username and password. If this is your first time using EasyChair, you will need to register for an account by clicking the "I have no EasyChair account" button. Upon completion of registration, you will get a notification email from the system and you are ready for submitting your paper. You can upload and re-upload the paper to the system by the submission due date. In case of any problem with submission, please contact the workshop chair for assistance.

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: January 10, 2018 (extended) December 15, 2017
  • Notification: February 5, 2018
  • Final date for camera-ready copy: March 5, 2018
  • Workshop: May 8-10, 2018

Organizers

  • Muhammad Mahtab Alam, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
  • Yannick Le Moullec, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Publicity Chair

  • Muhidul Islam Khan, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
  • Hassan Malik, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Program Committee

  • Alar Kuusik, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
  • Benoit MIRAMOND, Université de Nice, France
  • Bhawani S. Chaudhary, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan
  • Dhafer Ben Arbia, Qatar Mobility Innovations Center, Qatar
  • Francois Verdier, Université de Nice, France
  • Hassan Malik, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
  • Jean-Philippe Diguet, Université Bretagne Sud, France
  • Luca Reggiani, Politechnico di Milano, Italy
  • Maurizio Magarini, Politechnico di Milano, Italy
  • Muhammad Ali Imran, University of Glasgow, UK
  • Muhidul Islam Khan, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
  • Olivier Berder, Université Rennes I, France
  • Peter Koch, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Rizwan Ahmed, National University of Science and Technology, Pakistan
  • Sander Ulp, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
  • Sébastien Bilavarn, Université de Nice, France
  • Tariq Meeran, Tallinn University, Estonia
  • Toomas Ruuben, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
  • Waqas Ahmed, Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Pakistan