SS17 - Intelligent Application of Consumer Wireless Technologies for Industry

Special Session Organized by

Adnan M. Abu-Mahfouz, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa; Dong Yue, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China; Gerhard P. Hancke, University of Pretoria, South Africa;

There are a number of new wireless technologies aimed primarily at connecting consumers and creating commercial networks, such as LoRa, Sigfox, LTE-M and NB-IoT, but these technologies can also be applied to existing and new industrial applications and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). However, to do so would require systems to ensure network performance, such as reliable connectivity and latency, appropriate intelligent information processing, in addition to device management. The main objective of this special session is to provide a forum to share and discuss new ideas, use cases and research results on all aspects of industrial wireless.

Topics under this track include (but not limited to):

  • Intelligent and innovative applications for consumer wireless in industrial applications
  • Intelligent information processing for these application
  • Software defined networking, network functions virtualization and network slicing for IIoT
  • Edge, fog and cloud computing for IIoT
  • Energy efficiency and energy harvesting for LoRa, Sigfox, LTE-M and NB-IoT
  • Simulation, testbeds, prototypes, field trails, and other performance analyses
  • Channel characterisation and modelling in industrial environments


Submission of papers (regular, special sessions) Mar 15, 2019 Mar 31, 2019
Notification of acceptance April 22, 2019 May 1, 2019
Submission of final manuscripts June 05, 2019

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