Registration Opens for 2nd Annual World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT)

IEEE WF-IoT, 14-16 December 2015, Program to Feature Keynote Speaker Vinton G. Cerf

MILAN & PISCATAWAY, N.J. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 2, 2015IEEE, the world's largest professional organization advancing technology for humanity, today announced attendee registration is open for its 2nd Annual World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT). This year’s event will be held 14-16 December 2015, in Milan, Italy, gathering technologists from around the globe to examine key critical innovations across technologies that will change the IoT research and industry application space of the future. Dr. Vinton G. Cerf, VP and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google, co-inventor of the Internet, and an IEEE Life Fellow, will be a conference keynote speaker.

Dr. Cerf is also the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols, the most recent version of which is IPv6. "In a network with tens of billions of termination points, we are going to need IPv6 everywhere,” said Dr. Cerf, “IPv6 is a linchpin to the success of the IoT from supporting its sheer numbers to security and privacy and essential to its development.”

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Latif Ladid, WF-IoT 2015 Conference Chair, said, “This event strives to set an innovative program to balance high quality technical papers with a rich industry view including Industry Forum sessions, sessions focused on IoT Business and Start-ups, and a Hackathon. Another highlight will be the “Winter Academy” tutorials with an extensive program customized for students and PhD candidates to augment their knowledge with hands-on skills. Students who successfully complete tutorial exams will receive certification for the coursework.”

Vincenzo Piuri, WF-IoT 2015 Conference Co-Chair and 2015 IEEE Vice President for Technical Activities, said “Nurturing the growing worldwide technical community in internet of things and innovative internet environments is one of the primary goals of IEEE for the benefit of advancing research, the industry, and the daily life of everybody. This is the most renown venue and networking opportunity for this community.”

Additional conference program developments include several special sessions:

  • Role of IoT in 5G
  • Big Data & IoT
  • Impact on Security, Privacy
  • IoT and Manufacturing
  • IoT and Business models
  • ISP and IoT deployment
  • Role of SDN in IoT
  • IoT Standardization

Toshiba is an event patron and will present the Best Paper Award. IEEE WF-IoT 2015 co-sponsors include:

  • IEEE Communications Society
  • IEEE Computer Society
  • IEEE Consumer Electronics Society
  • IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation
  • IEEE Reliability Society
  • IEEE Sensors Council
  • IEEE Signal Processing Society
  • IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology
  • IEEE Vehicular Technology Society

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