The 2021 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) will be held in Madrid, Spain, from 7 -11 December 2021. Themed “Connecting Cultures around the Globe,” this flagship conference of the IEEE Communications Society will feature a comprehensive high-quality technical program including 12 symposia, selected areas in communications track and a variety of tutorials and workshops. IEEE GLOBECOM 2021 will also include an attractive Industry program aimed at practitioners, with keynotes and panels from prominent research, industry and government leaders, business and industry panels, and vendor exhibits.
With the promise of revolutionizing the way we live, work and manufacture, it is no surprise why the Internet of Things (IoT) has picked up the momentum in both industry and academia. Thanks to the increased connectivity and the continued miniaturization of computers and smart devices, IoT will generate huge volumes of data that will have to be analyzed to uncover hidden patterns, correlations and other insights. Moreover, in the industrial environments (Industry 4.0) as well in smart spaces (building, houses, etc.) and connected cars communications will require higher reliability, lower latency and scalability. Several technologies such as BLE, Zigbee, WirelessHART, IEEE Std 802.15.4 TSCH, 6TiSCH, LPWAN (LoRa, Sigfox, NB-IoT, LTE-M etc.) RAW have been proposed to tackle these requirements. The forthcoming 5G networks promise not only increased data rates but also ultra-low data latency communication for critical IoT applications that require extreme reliability. 5G will enable Machine Type Communication (MTC) one of the most promising technologies for IoT applications which is gaining a tremendous interest among mobile network operators, equipment vendors, MTC specialist companies, and research bodies. This anticipated high-traffic demands, low-latency and deterministic delivery requirements stemming from IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications can be met only with radical changes in terms of architecture and communication solutions. Recently, Fog/Edge-to-thing continuum is proposed to mitigate the heavy burden on the network due to the centralized processing and storing of the massive IoT data. Fog/Edge-enabled IoT architectures ensure closer processing in proximity to the things, which results in small, deterministic latency that enables real-time applications and enforced security.
The IoT and Sensor Networks Symposium at IEEE Globecom 2021 aims at a forum that brings together scientists and researchers to present their cutting-edge innovations in all aspects of the field. This track solicits technical papers describing original, previously unpublished papers pertaining to trends, issues and challenges of the Internet of Things.