IEEE International Conference on Communications
20-24 May 2019 // Shanghai, China
Empowering Intelligent Communications


Technical Program

MONDAY, 20 MAY 2019

 Time  Session
 09:00 am - 10:30 am  C-IoT-S1 - Keynote
 11:00 am - 12:30 pm  C-IoT-S2 - Convergent IoT Architectures
 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm  C-IoT-S3 - Convergent IoT Panel
 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm  C-IoT-S4 - Convergent IoT Protocols

MONDAY, MAY 20, 09:00 - 10:30

C-IoT-S1 - Keynote

Chair: Dr. Sharief Oteafy (DePaul University, USA)

Keynote: Dr. Abd-elhamid Taha

Title: Road Safety and Convergent IoT/ITS - From Safety Systems to Blockchain


Blockchains are set to play a critical role in IoT/ITS systems. Our interest in this talk is its application in making roads safer. In general, road safety continues to be a great concern despite various advances and initiatives. Sweden introduced the Safe System (SS) approach in 1996 as part of a plan to eliminate road fatalities and injuries. Since then, SS has been internationally adopted by the World Health Organization. In this talk, we describe how the SS approach offers a holistic structuring of various innovative solutions in the context of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). We also introduce a necessary extension to the SS approach considering emerging technologies such as connected and computing vehicles and vehicle autonomy. Finally, in facilitating this extension, we illustrate a novel application of blockchain that ensures both road safety, as well as the safety of its connected elements.


Abd-Elhamid M. Taha is an Assistant Professor at Alfaisal University, KSA and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Queen’s University, Canada. His B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering were earned at Kuwait University in 1999 and 2002, and his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering was earned Queen’s University, Canada in 2007. His current interests include modeling in networked cyber-physical systems and cognition in computer networks.

ASAP: a decentralized slot reservation policy for dynamic 6TiSCH Networks in Industrial IoT

Gianfranco Micoli (Politecnico di Bari, Italy); Pietro Boccadoro (Politecnico di Bari, Italy); Giovanni Valecce (Politecnico di Bari & Sf System srl, Italy); Antonio Petitti (National Research Council, Italy); Roberto Colella (CNR - ISSIA, Italy); Annalisa Milella (National Research Council, Italy); Luigi Alfredo Grieco (Politecnico di Bari, Italy)

MONDAY, MAY 20, 11:00 - 12:30

C-IoT-S2 - Convergent IoT Architectures

Chair: Dr. Sharief Oteafy (DePaul University, USA)

Solarfertigation: Internet of Things architecture for Smart Agriculture

Giovanni Valecce (Politecnico di Bari & Sf System srl, Italy); Sergio Strazzella (Sf System srl, Italy); Antonio Radesca (Next Generation Team, Moldova); Luigi Alfredo Grieco (Politecnico di Bari, Italy)

SandBoxer: A Self-Contained Sensor Architecture for Sandboxing the Industrial Internet of Things

Galal Hassan (Queen's University, Canada); Abdulmonem Mohammad Rashwan (Queen's University, Canada); Hossam S. Hassanein (Queen's University, Canada)

Using Deep Q-learning To Prolong the Lifetime of Correlated Internet of Things Devices

Jernej Hribar (Trinity College Dublin & CONNECT Centre, Ireland); Andrei Marinescu (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland); Georgios Ropokis (Supelec, France); Luiz DaSilva (Trinity College & Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)

Optimizing the Data Processing Decision for Hybrid Fog Environments

Mohamed Abu Sharkh (Ferris State University, USA); Mohamad Kalil (IBM, Canada)

MONDAY, MAY 20, 14:00 - 15:30

C-IoT-S3 - Convergent IoT Panel

Chair: Dr. Sharief Oteafy (DePaul University, USA)

Moderator: Dr. Abd-elhamid Taha (Alfaisal University, KSA)


Dr. Luigi Alfredo Grieco (Politecnico di Bari, Italy)

Dr. Sharief Oteafy (DePaul University, USA)

Dr. Mervat Abu-Elkheir (German University in Cairo, Egypt)

MONDAY, MAY 20, 16:00 - 17:30

C-IoT-S4 - Convergent IoT Protocols

Chair: Dr. Sharief Oteafy (DePaul University, USA)

Distributed Estimation and Detection of Cyber-Physical Attacks in Power Systems

Ariana Minot (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA); Hongbo Sun (Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, USA); Dan Nikovski (MERL, USA); Jinyun Zhang (MERL, USA)

Optimization of BLE Beacon Density for RSSI-based Indoor Localization

Sebastian Sadowski (University of Guelph, Canada); Petros Spachos (University of Guelph, Canada)

Partially Observable Double DQN Based IoT Scheduling for Energy Harvesting

Li Dongji (Beijing Jiaotong University & School of Electronics and Information Engineering, P.R. China); Shaoyi Xu (Beijing Jiaotong University, P.R. China); Jianan Zhao (Beijing Jiaotong University, P.R. China)

Experimental Data on Connecting Proprietary IoT Systems to Cellular Networks

Ahmed Iyanda Sulyman (Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott Campus, USA); Thomas Montano (Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott Campus, USA); John E Post (Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, USA)

Hybrid Beamformer Design for High Dynamic Range Ambient Backscatter Receivers

Ruifeng Duan (Aalto University, Finland); Estifanos Yohannes Menta (Aalto University, School of Electrical Engineering, Finland); Huseyin Yigitler (Aalto University, Finland); Riku Jäntti (Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, Finland); Zhu Han (University of Houston, USA)


Innovation Exhibitors