IEEE Virtual World Forum on Internet of Things 2020
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WF-IoT 2020 is wrapping up with a power-house session dedicated to Women in Engineering and IoT.  The session will be held Wednesday, September 23rd from 11:00am to 1:00pm Eastern Time and includes nine incredible panelists!  Do not miss out. Please sign up to attend this amazing webinar, free of charge, today.


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**WF-IoT 2020 Vertical and Topical, Standards and Tutorial Weeks have all concluded.  They were filled with excellent topics and speakers.  Thanks to all who delivered the presentations and those who attended the sessions.  Recordings of the sessions as well as the presentations are available to everyone who registered.  If you have any questions, please contact Laura LeBlanc at:



In successfully finishing the Technical Paper Program on June 16th, the technical committee recognized the Best Papers at the World Forum.  We would like to congratulate our winners:

First Place:  “Coexistence of Synchronous and Asynchronous MAC Protocols for Wireless IoT Systems in a Sub-Giga-Herz Band” written by Kiyoshi Mizutani, Ryota Okumura, Keiichi Mizutani and Hiroshi Harada from Kyoto University, Japan

Second Place:  “2-Phase Energy-Efficient Secure Positive Feedback Adiabatic Logic for CPA-Resistant IoT Devices”, written by  Himanshu Thapliyal and Zachary Kahleifeh from the University of Kentucky, United States

Third Place:  “Temperature Calibration on a Crystal-Free Mote”, written by Titan Yuan, Filip Maksimovic, David C. Burnett, Brad Wheeler, Lydia Lee and Kristofer S.J. Pister from the University of California, Berkeley, United States



We would also like to recognize the following Best Student Papers:

  • “Detecting Interference in Wireless Sensor Network Received Samples: a Machine Learning Approach” written by George O’Mahony(1), Philip J. Harris(2) and Colin C. Murphy(1) from (1)University College Cork, Ireland and (2)United Technologies Corporation, Ireland
  • “Witness-Based Approach for Scaling Distributed Ledgers to Massive IoT Scenarios”, written by Duc Lam Nguyen, Israel Leyva-Mayorga and Petar Popovski from Aalborg University, Denmark
  • “An Experimental Evaluation of Energy Trade-Offs in Narrowband IoT”, written by Guus Leenders, Gilles Callebaut, Liesbet Van der Perre and Lieven De Strycker from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • “Ranging Capabilities of LoRa 2.4 GHz”, written by Frederik Rander Andersen, Kalpit Dilip Ballal, Martin Nordal Petersen and Sarah Ruepp from the Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Middleware Support for Generic and Flexible Actuation in the Internet of Mobile Things”, written by Markus Endler, Sheriton R. Valim, Felipe Nogueira and Flávia Pisani from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • “Electromagnetic Energy Harvester for Battery-Free IoT Solutions”, written by Ghada Bouattour, Sonia Bradai, Slim Naifar, and Olfa Kanoun from Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany
  • “From Smart to Intelligent Utility Meters in Natural Gas Distribution Networks”, written by Ghaith Matalkah and Edward Coyle from Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
  • Dynamically Reconfigurable Deep Learning for Efficient Video Processing in Smart IoT Systems”, written by Omar Eldash, Adam Frost, Kasem Khalil, Ashok Kumar and Magdy Bayoumi from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, United States
  • Knowledge Graph in Data Quality Evaluation for IoT Applications”, written by Igor Khokhlov and Leon Reznik from Rochester Institute of Technology, United States
  • A Security Approach for CoAP-Based Internet of Things Resource Discovery”, written by Kasem Khalil(1), Khalid Elgazzar(2), Ahmed Abdelgawad(3), and Magdy Bayoumi(1) from (1)University of Louisiana at Lafayette, United States, (2)University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada and (3)Central Michigan University, United States
  • Occupancy-Aware Power Saving for Smart Parking IoT Sensors”, written by Moussa Coulibaly, Ahmed Errami, and Essaid Sabir from the University of Hassan II Casablanca, Morocco
  • Kubernetes in Fog Computing: Feasibility Demonstration, Limitations and Improvement Scope”, written by Paridhika Kayal from the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  • 2-Phase Energy-Efficient Secure Positive Feedback Adiabatic Logic for CPA-Resistant IoT Devices”, written by Zachary Kahleifeh and Himanshu Thapliyal from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, United States


Welcome to IEEE WF-IoT 2020


Welcome! The IEEE 6th World Forum on the Internet of Things (IoT) has gone virtual.

Thank you for your interest in the Virtual World Forum.  We appreciate your support. We would like to share all of the components of the Virtual Forum. We hope that you will join us on-line and take advantage of all the Forum has to offer.  We want to thank our sponsoring IEEE Societies and Councils, our collaborators from the IoT Community, and IEEE MCE for the support and assistance in re-planning WF-IoT 2020 because of the Covid-19 epidemic. We have the utmost concern for the welfare and safety of all involved.

As the premier event for the IEEE IoT Initiative, the conference consists of outstanding participants from the research community, the public sector and industry. The papers, presentations, and events at the conference focus on contributions to nurture, cultivate, enhance and accelerate the adoption of IoT technologies and applications for the benefit of society. In the past year, the Internet of Things has experienced significant growth in the number of deployments, in the resource investment from both industry and governments, and in attention from technologists in almost every discipline. The term IoT captures the vision of a connected world where things, people, and their institutions can interact purposefully to create better lives and sustainable stewardship of the planet.

The 2020 IEEE Virtual World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT 2020) brings the latest from the research and academic community. It includes a broad program of papers and presentations on the latest technology developments and innovations in the many fields and disciplines that drive the utility and vitality of IoT solutions and applications. After extensive peer review, the best of the proposals were selected for the conference program.  This includes technical papers, tutorials, workshops, special sessions, and industry sessions designed specifically to advance technologies, end-to-end solutions, infrastructure and support systems, common processes, and operating methods. The program also contains strong involvement from the public sector and industry aimed at deepening the understanding, while providing the necessary dialog and actions needed to accelerate the adoption and deployment of IoT with an emphasis on vertical applications and cross-cutting topics. The focus of WF-IoT 2020 is “The Internet of Intelligent Things” and addresses how IoT can reshape the world and overcome the challenges we face, so that all individuals can participate in and enjoy life to the fullest.

The Virtual World Forum on the Internet of Things is a series of online events, distributed over time, consisting of:

  • Women in Engineering and IoT Panel – September 23rd
    • A 2-hour live webinar
  • A Technical Program – June 2nd thru 16th, 2020
    • Opening and Closing remarks by the Organizers
    • On-demand presentations of the peer-reviewed papers accepted for publication as part of the CfP and the Vertical and Topical Program for WF-IoT 2020:
      • The latest in Research (9 Tracks)
      • The M.Sc. Forum (1 Track)
      • The Ph.D. Forum (1 Track)
      • Demonstrations (1 Track)
      • Vertical and Topical Areas (1 Track)
    • All of the Paper Presentations will be prerecorded, available on-line from June 2nd to June 16th, and published in IEEE Xplore after the Virtual Conference. You will be able to listen to and see the presentations for any of topics that you are interested in during the Virtual Forum.  The conference tool has the ability for registrants to ask questions and make comments. Each of the on-demand Sessions has two co-chairs who will forward queries and post replies and clarifications from the presenters. We count on your active participation to make the Virtual Forum as interactive as possible!
  • The IoT Entrepreneurial Program – Wednesday, July 15th
    • A 2-hour pre-recorded webinar, with live Q&A, focusing on a practical approach to launching IoT solutions and applications
  • Tutorial Week – Addressing Important Aspects of IoT – August 3rd – 7th
    • A week of daily 4-hour, live interactive sessions.
  • Standards for IoT Week – August 24th – 28th
    • A week of daily 2-hour live, interactive presentations and panels
    • Each of the Standards Session will consist of presentations by experts and a panel discussion with audience participation.
  • Vertical and Topical Areas for IoT Week – September 14th – 18th
    • A week of daily, 2-hour live interactive presentations and panels
    • We have selected a subset of Vertical Topical and Topical Areas for interactive sessions that feature three or four speakers and a moderated panel discussion.

The IEEE IoT Initiative is planning for future IEEE IoT World Forum Events including:

  • The 7th IEEE World Forum on the Internet of Things – June 2021, in New Orleans, LA USA
  • The 8th IEEE World Forum on the Internet of Things – April 2022 in Beijing, China
  • The 9th IEEE World Forum on the Internet of Things – Spring 2023 in Europe or the Middle East (The IoT Initiative is currently soliciting bids for the conference)


We will follow up on this announcement shortly with additional details, and hope that all of you will be involved in the Virtual Programs and participate in the postponed WF-IoT 2020 conference next year.


Magdy Bayoumi and Adam Drobot,

General Conference Co-Chairs, IEEE WF-IoT 2020 Virtual Forum

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