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Low-Layer Implementation and Protocol Design for IoT Applications  (IoT-LINK)

IEEE GLOBECOM 2016, Washington DC, USA.

Workshop date: December 4, 2016

Venue: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut AVE., NW

Workshop Rooms: See Program Section

The Internet of Things (IoT) is seen as the next stage of the information revolution and, with an estimated 30 billion of objects connected by 2020, it is becoming a more and more a concrete reality. IoT is capable of revolutionizing our lives through manifold applications in smart cities, smart homes, security, positioning and tracking, vehicular connectivity, and e-health.

In the beginning, most IoT research and development had focused on “application and above” network layer issues. It was treated as an afterthought to, and simple use-case of, the envisioned 5G (high speed/high complexity) radio access technology. Recently however, awareness of physical and access layer issues, tailored to the specific nature of IoT communication, has drastically increased. Furthermore,the vision of IoT has matured within both academy and telecommunication companies. Massive connection requirements and low powered devices are driving fundamental research and development into designing ad hoc PHY, MAC and NET layers for this 5G technology. Examples of yet unanswered questions surrounding the IoT technologies include: 1) Should IoT networks base their communication on an ad hoc network or exploit the potential of 5G cellular infrastructure?; 2) Should they be connectionless systems, or exploit the support of a full protocol stack?; 3) How will IoT networks interact with multiple antenna systems, and in particular with the envisaged massive-MIMO base stations deployed in 5G networks?; and 4) Should IoT devices exploit the possibilities offered by energy harvesting to prolong their battery life?

The goal of this workshop is to bring together academic and industrial researchers to discuss these questions and identify further technical challenges, such as possible network architecture, most suitable protocol stacks, and recent results related to IoT and M2M networks, as well as their applications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  •  MAC-layer and network-layer protocol design for IoT.
  •  PHY-layer design for low-latency and energy efficient IoT.
  •  Vehicular (V2X) communication design.
  •  Big data and machine learning techniques for deployment and optimization of IoT.
  •  Real world deployment and business/industry case studies for IoT and M2M.
  •  Implementation of cloud networking for IoT networks.
  •  Software defined radio (SDR) and software defined networking (SDN) for IoT.
  •  Different IoT solutions for wide-area communications.
  •  IoT physical and network layer standardization efforts in 5G.
  •  Security and cryptography applied to IoT.
  •  Multi-antenna (MIMO) oriented IoT design and solutions.
  •  Antenna and transceiver design for IoT.
  •  Performance evaluation of IoT networks.
  •  Energy harvesting for battery life extension of IoT equipment.

Papers should be written in English with a maximum paper length of six (6) printed pages (10 point font) including figures without incurring additional page charges (maximum 1 additional page with over length page charge of USD 100 if accepted). Papers exceeding 7 pages will not be accepted at EDAS. Standard IEEE conference templates for LaTeX formats are found at here:

Program Committee:

  • Salam Akoum, Hitachi Ltd, USA
  • Hidayet Aksu, Florida International University, USA
  • Masaki Bandai, Sophia University, Japan
  • Ejder Bastug, CentraleSupelec, France
  • Martina Cardone, University of Califonia, Los Angeles, USA
  • Alexander Casson, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Raul de Lacerda, Laboratoire de Signaux et Systemes (L2S, CNRS), CentraleSupelec, France
  • Harpreet Dhillon, Virginia Tech, USA
  • Melissa Duarte, Huawei Technologies, France
  • Afef Feki, France Research Center, Huawei Technologies, France
  • Gianluigi Ferrari, University of Parma, Italy
  • Giovanni Geraci, Nokia Bell Labs, Ireland
  • Maksym Girnyk, Ericsson Research, Sweden
  • Claire Goursaud, INSA-Lyon, France
  • Jakob Hoydis, Nokia Bell Labs, France
  • Ahmed Ibrahim, Florida International University, USA
  • Abla Kammoun, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • Subhash Lakshminarayana, Advanced Digital Sciences Center (ADSC), Singapore
  • Jemin Lee, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore
  • Paolo Medagliani, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., France
  • Hidekazu Murata, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Masayoshi Ohashi, Fukuoka University, Japan
  • Hiraku Okada, Nagoya University, Japan
  • Nikolaos Pappas, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Luca Sanguinetti, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Nico Saputro, Florida International University, USA
  • Nima Seifi, Ericsson Research, Sweden
  • Hiroo Sekiya, Chiba University, Japan
  • Fatih  Senel, Antalya International University, Turkey
  • Shigeki Shiokawa, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Kentaroh Toyoda, Keio University, Japan
  • Mikko Vehkapera, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Julia Vinogradova, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Sebastian Wagner, Intel Mobile Communications, France

You can find an overview of all workshops held at Globecom 2016 on the official webpage:


Call for Papers / CFP


Important Submission Dates 

Submission: 1 July 2016
15 July 2016
Notification: 15 Aug. 2016
Author Registration: 2 Oct. 2016
Camera-Ready: 1 Oct. 2016
Workshop day: 4 Dec. 2016

Keynote Speakers

Petar Popovski 
Aalborg Uiversity, Denmark

Erik G. Larsson
Linköping University, Sweden

Thierry Lestable
LoRa Alliance, France
(substituted by)
Michele Zorzi
Patavina Technologies, Italy


Panel Chair:

Axl W,
May 13, 2016, 5:20 AM