IEEE Virtual World Forum on Internet of Things 2020
A Multi-Event Conference

Call for Vertical and Topical Speakers


 Download Extended Call for Vertical and Topical Speakers PDF


If you are interested in being a speaker or nominating a speaker for a Vertical and/or Topical Track, please send an email to:  Adam Drobot, and Karen Pannullo,


Are you interested to take a part in shaping the future of IoT technologies? Are you interested in adding new dimensions to your current IoT projects? Are you interested in making your IoT system real smart?  If you are, IEEE WFIoT 2020 is the right place to be.


This conference consists of extensive and diverse programs aimed at participation from the public sector, industry, government, and the research community. One aspect of the Conference is the Vertical & Topical Area Tracks that are aimed at the practical side of IoT and intended to share experiences, successes, and challenges from IoT deployments with a general audience. The topics (shown below) were specifically chosen to be important to IoT in general, and to industry and the public institutions in our host location in New Orleans and the surrounding region. The Tracks bring together outstanding experts from around the World, practitioners from local institutions, and those interested in almost any aspect of IoT including policy makers; administrators, managers, product and service designers; engineers, researchers; and those just curious about IoT.  Each of the Tracks is programmed for a single or for multiple days and is designed to be highly interactive. We ask that speakers remain with a Track for its duration, register for one of the conference options, and are willing to share their presentation on the conference website after their talk is delivered.  If you are interested in being a speaker and/or suggesting a speaker, Please, submit the following information to the Vertical and Topical program chair, Adam Drobot,, by January 15, 2020

  • Title and abstract of the suggested talk
  • Bio and brief CV
  • Any suggested plans, ideas, and/or demonstration


Vertical Tracks:

  • Agriculture
  • Oil, Gas, and Energy
  • Environment and Ecology (Including Oceanographic Studies)
  • Healthcare
  • Industry and Manufacturing (Including Shipbuilding and Logistics)
  • Smart Cities


Topical Area Tracks

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Computing and Information Processing
  • Data and Data Engineering
  • Security and Privacy
  • Sensors, RFID, and Sensor Systems
  • Communication, Connectivity, and Networking


More information can be found through the conference website at: Presentations from past IEEE IoT Initiative events can be reached through: