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Dr. Walid Saad to co-chair an IEEE GLOBECOM 2016 Workshop on the Internet of Everything (IoE)

Date: December 4th, 2016

The coming decade will be marked by a large-scale, pervasive wireless interconnection of devices, sensors, smartphones, tablets, wearable devices, vehicles, drones, and mundane objects into a massive cyber-physical Internet of Everything (IoE) system. It is anticipated that the IoE will provide connectivity for billions of devices and millions of individuals worldwide. However, such an interconnection will only be possible if a reliable and high-speed wireless communication infrastructure is built to sustain the massive and heterogeneous traffic that will stem from the IoE. Such an infrastructure will encompass a variety of wireless systems, ranging from cellular networks to WLANs. Owing to its pervasiveness, scale, and heterogeneity, the IoE will introduce many novel and unique challenges for wireless communications that range from enabling a co-existence between machine type devices and human type devices to delivering ultra-low latency communication and developing resource allocation mechanisms that can adapt to the heterogeneous IoE environment. Moreover, the IoE will also incorporate emerging technologies such as drone-based and UAV communications which will have their own, unique challenges.

This workshop aims to attract high quality contributions in the general area of IoE. The goal is to provide attendees a comprehensive view of the latest developments in this area. The scope of this workshop covers but is not limited to the following topics of interest to IoE community:
  • Big data analytics for IoE communication. 
  • Multiple access protocols and resource management mechanisms for the IoE.
  • New wireless networking architectures that are tailored towards the IoE.
  • Fundamental performance analysis of M2M communications within the IoE.
  • Designs that cater for ultra low latency and ultra reliability.
  • Buffering, queueing, and caching in the IoE.
  • New techniques for short packet transmission.
  • Fog computing, Internet of moving and flying things, and related ideas.
  • Game-theoretic and learning mechanisms for self-organizing operation of the IoE.
  • Energy efficiency and spectral efficiency enhancements for the IoE.
  • Co-existence of wireless technologies in the IoE.
  • Millimeter wave communication between wearable devices in an IoE environment.
  • Massive access management in cellular-based IoE.
  • Emerging technologies such as device-to-device communications as applied to the IoE.
  • Context aware and predictive IoE communication.
  • Security and privacy in the IoE.
  • Cyber-physical solutions for the IoE.
  • Self-driving and connected vehicles, V2V/V2X.
Keynote speakers:
  • D. Richard Brown, Program Director, Computer Communication Foundation (CCF), National Science Foundation 
  • Mung Chiang, Princeton University 
  • Howard Huang, Bell Labs.
Organizing Committee:
Technical Program Committee:
Nof Abuzainab, Virginia Tech, USA
Mehrnaz Afshang, Virginia Tech, USA
Jesus Alonso-Zarate, CTTC, Spain
Ejder Bastug, SUPELEC, France
Ursula Challita, University of Edinburgh, UK
Wan Choi, KAIST, South Korea
Soumya Kanti Datta, EURECOM, France
Zaher Dawy, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Ming Ding, NICTA, Australia
Afef Feki, Huawei, France
Ismail Guvenc, FIU, USA
Kenza Hamidouche, SUPELEC, France
Zhu Han, University of Houston, USA
Samir Kapoor, Qualcomm, USA
Naymoon Lee, POSTECH, S. Korea
Dapeng Li, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Mohammad Mozaffari, Virginia Tech, USA
Mehdi Naderisoorki, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran
Jimmy Nielsen, Aalborg University, Denmark
Priyabrata Parida, Virginia Tech, USA
Athul Prasad, Nokia Bell Labs, Finland
Sumudu Samarakoon, University of Oulu, Finland
Luca Sanguinetti, University of Pisa, Italy
Omid Semiari, Virginia Tech, USA
Kan Zheng, BUPT, China