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

Standards Week

What is it about?: IoT Standards Week is part of the Program for the IEEE Virtual World Forum on the Internet of Things – WF- IoT 2020, is sponsored by the multi-society IEEE IoT Initiative in collaboration with the IoT Community. It addresses subjects of importance to IoT ecosystem formation, practice, and adoption. The emphasis is on issues of societal impact, governance, standards, use of best practices, open source, common frameworks, reference designs, legislation, policies and regulations, reliable and vetted sources of information about IoT solutions, approaches to collaboration within the IoT ecosystem, and the sharing of data.


What can you expect?: The format of each session is a moderated panel and discussion led by an experienced IoT practitioner. The Panel follows on-demand and live talks by experts on the subject designated for each day of the week by speakers from industry, the public sector, and academia. They will be sharing their experiences, observations, and ideas about the opportunities and challenges for successful IoT deployments.  Please join us during the week of August 17th for the two-hour sessions at 11:00am-1:00pm Eastern US Time. You will find an informative and lively program and we encourage you to participate and be part of the dialog. The program will be conducted on the WebEx platform – as a live event.


  • Monday –           IoT Standards
  • Tuesday –           Smart Cities
  • Wednesday –    Policy, Regulation, and Legislation
  • Thursday –         Healthcare
  • Friday –                Edge Computing


Who should attend?: We have structured the program so that it will be informative for a general but knowledgeable audience. If you are a manager, an administrator, in charge of an IoT project, designing IoT solutions, applications, services, or products, a researcher, a student contemplating a career in IoT, an IoT enthusiast, or just curious you will find that the IoT Standards Week sessions will provide you with a panoramic view of the exciting developments in IoT and of the complex IoT ecosystem.


How will the event be conducted?: Each session consist of three presentations, accompanied by Power Point or PDF presentations that will be posted on the WFIoT2020 website and can be accessed by registrants after the talks are delivered. Each live session has been programmed to last two (2) hours. We also have plans to accommodate additional presentations through on-demand material that will be posted at  the commencement of the IoT Standards Week. Each session has provisions for direct interaction with the moderator and speakers using the Q&A feature of the WebEX delivery platform.  We encourage registrants to forward questions to the speakers and moderators ahead of the live session. The daily sessions will be conducted live over WebEx and will be recorded. To effectively experience the sessions, we recommend that you have sufficient bandwidth available on your network.