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Call for papers

The Global IoT Summit (GIOTS) is an international conference established to attract and present cutting-edge research results on the Internet of Things.


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Global IoT Summit (GIoTS) 3-5 June 2020 in Dublin, Ireland, seeks contributions on how to nurture and cultivate IoT technologies and applications for the benefit of society. GIoTS 2020 seeks contributions on the latest research and innovations related to the Internet of Things and digital transformation. The call welcomes papers on technological innovations (from Artificial Intelligence to 5G and nanotechlogy), as well as on applications for the benefit of society, including sustainable development, smart industry, smart cities and mobility, health, smart agriculture, privacy and safety.

Call for papers

Original papers are solicited in, but are not limited to, the following topics:

IoT Enabling Technologies

  • 5G Networks and IoT
  • IoT Security and Trust
  • IoT and Personal Data Protection
  • Artificial Intelligence and IoT
  • IoT Large Scale Pilots and Portability
  • IoT Interoperability and Multi-Platform Integration
  • Software Defined Network (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and IoT
  • Sensor and Actuator Networks
  • IoT Protocols and Standards (IPv6, 6LoWPAN, RPL, 6TiSCH, WoT, oneM2M, etc.)
  • Ultra-low power IoT Technologies and Embedded Systems Architectures
  • Wearables, Body Sensor Networks, Smart Portable Devices
  • Design Space Exploration Techniques for IoT Devices and Systems
  • Heterogeneous Networks, Web of Things, Web of Everything
  • Named Data Networking for IoT
  • Internet of Nano Things
  • Sensors Data Management, IoT Mining and Analytics
  • Adaptive Systems and Models at Runtime
  • Distributed Storage, Data Fusion
  • Routing and Control Protocols
  • Resource Management, Access Control
  • Mobility, Localization and Management Aspects
  • Identity Management and Object Recognition
  • Localization Technologies
  • Edge Computing, Fog Computing and IoT
  • Machine to Machine (M2M)/Devices-to-Devices communications and IoT
  • Industrial IoT and Factory of Things and Internet of Things

IoT Applications, Services and Real Implementations

  • Smart Cities, Smart Public Places, and Smart Environments
  • Smart Home, and IoT-based Building Automation
  • Smart Agriculture and Water Management
  • Smart factories and Industry 4.0
  • e-Health, Assisted Living and e-Wellness
  • Automotive, Intelligent Transport
  • IoT-based Supply Chains
  • Smart Grid, Energy Management
  • Wearables
  • Cyber-physical systems, Context Awareness, Situation Awareness, Ambient Intelligence
  • Collaborative Applications and Systems
  • Service Experiences and Analysis
  • Consumer Electronics, Assisted Living, Rural Services and Production
  • Industrial IoT Service Creation and Management Aspects
  • Crowd-sensing, human centric sensing
  • Big data and IoT Data Analytics
  • IoT and AI techniques
  • Internet Applications Naming and Identifiers
  • Semantic Technologies, Collective Intelligence
  • Cognitive and Reasoning about Things and Smart Objects
  • Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) and IoT
  • Horizontal application development for IoT
  • Design principals and best practices for IoT application development

End-user and Human Centric IoT, including IoT Multimedia, Societal Impacts and Sustainable Development

IoT Security, Privacy and Data Protection

  • IoT and blockchain
  • Artificial Intelligence based security and data protection
  • IoT Privacy, data protection and Security Concerns
  • IoT Privacy and Security Tests, Certification, and Labelling
  • Security and Data protection risk analysis and mitigation
  • Identification and Authentication Issues
  • Wireless Sensor Network for IoT Security
  • Intrusion Detection in IoT
  • Cryptography, Key Management, Authentication and Authorization for IoT
  • Physical/MAC/Network Attacks in Internet of Things
  • Cross-layer Attacks in IoT
  • Security with QoS Optimization in IoT
  • Privacy based Channel Access in IoT
  • IoT Forensic Science
  • Big Data and Information Integrity in IoT
  • Communication Security in IoT
  • Security Standards in IoT

IoT Pilots, Testbeds and Experimentation Results

  • Large scale pilots on IoT
  • IoT testbeds and testing tools
  • Closing the Gap between Research and Implementation
  • Experimental prototypes, Testbed and Field Trial Experiences
  • Multi-Objective IoT System Modeling and Analysis—Performance, Energy, Reliability, Robustness
  • IoT Interconnections Analysis—QoS, Scalability, Performance, Interference
  • Real case deployment scenarios and results
  • IoT Deployment at Government and ISPs
  • IoT Deployment on Agriculture, Retails, Smart Cities, etc.
  • IoT Interconnections among ISPs Analysis—QoS, Scalability, Performance, Interference
  • Gaps Analysis for Real Deployment
  • IoT and Future Internet Architectures
  • Standardization and Regulation

Paper Submissions and Publications

The Global Internet of Things Summit (GIoTS 2020) solicits submissions.

  • Full papers describing original research. Suggested size is four to six pages will be accepted. Papers will be fully peer reviewed. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore 

Submission Guidelines 

  • All papers must conform, at time of submission, to the IEEE Formatting Guidelines. Please use either this Word Template or this LaTeX package. Make sure that you use US letter page format.
  • GIoT2020 takes the protection of intellectual property seriously. Accordingly, all submissions will be screened for plagiarism using CrossCheck. By submitting your work, you agree to allow IEEE to screen your work. For more information please visit:

Important Dates for Paper Submissions

  • Manuscripts Due: March 8th, 2020
  • Acceptance Notification: March 31, 2020
  • Camera-Ready Submission: April 23, 2020

Papers must be submitted electronically:

Contacts for Papers

Special Session and Workshop Proposal Submissions

GIoTS 2020 will be hosting a series of special sessions and workshops and invites the submission of special session and workshop proposals. They should emphasize on current topics relevant to the IoT community on the latest research, engineering, standards and business issues and should include a mix of regular and invited presentations. Special Sessions should complement the regular program with new and emerging topics of interest.

Each Special Session/Workshop must include the following and should be maximum five pages:

  • Title
  • Length of the workshop (half/full day)
  • Names, contacts and a short bio (200 words) of the workshop organizers
  • Brief description of the workshop including abstract, scope and timeliness.
  • Planned format of the workshop including no. of referred papers, hot topic sessions, keynotes, and panel discussions.
  • Potential participants including TPC members and invited speakers.
  • Brief description of advertising plan
  • Prior history the workshop (if any)
  • Draft call for papers
  • Any other relevant information

Accepted Special Sessions and workshops must implement IEEE academic best practices regarding peer reviews and paper publication. Accepted and presented paper will be added to IEEE Xplore and the conference proceedings.

The proposal must be submitted through EDAS system at – using the option for “Special Sessions or Workshop Proposal”.

Important Dates for Special Session Submissions

  • Proposals due: November 23, 2019
  • Notification of selection: November 30, 2019
  • Website for special session: December 14, 2019
  • Deadline for paper submission: March 8, 2020
  • Acceptance/rejection notification: April 15, 2020
  • Camera ready submission: April 30, 2020

Contacts for Special Sessions and Workshop

Important Dates for papers submissions to Workshops 

  • Paper submission deadline: March 8, 2020
  • Acceptance Notification: April 15, 2020
  • Camera-Ready Paper Submission: April 30, 2020

Contacts for Special Sessions and Workshop

Industry Forum Sessions Submissions

GIoTS 2020 will be hosting Industry Forum Sessions. These presentation materials will not be published in conference proceedings but will be available in the conference web site. Such proposal should contain an abstract, scope, intended audience, objectives, prior history, an outline, the biographical sketch of presenters and any other information that may assist in making decisions.

Important Dates for Industry Forum Proposal 

  • Proposals due: March 15, 2020
  • Notification of selection: March 31, 2020

Papers must be submitted electronically:

Contacts for Industry Forum

Tutorial Sessions Submissions

GIoTS 2020 will be hosting Tutorial Sessions. Tutorial presentation material will not be published in conference proceedings but will be available in the conference web site. Such proposal should contain an abstract, scope, intended audience, objectives, prior history, an outline, the biographical sketch of presenters and any other information that may assist in making decisions.

Important Dates for Tutorial Proposal 

  • Proposals due: March 15, 2020
  • Notification of selection: March 31, 2020

Contacts for Tutorial

Bala Krishna Maddali –

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