The 2018 Global IoT Summit (GIoTS 2018)

4-7 June 2018

Bilbao, Spain

The 2018 Global IoT Summit (GIoTS)  4-7 June 2018 in Bilbao, Spain, seeks contributions on how to nurture and cultivate IoT technologies and applications for the benefit of society.

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
  • IoT Large Scale Pilots and Portability
  • IoT Interoperability and Multi-Platform Integration
  • Software Defined Network (SDN) 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

Papers must be submitted electronically:

IoT Applications, Services and Real Implementations

  • Smart Cities, Smart Public Places
  • 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

Papers must be submitted electronically:

IoT Multimedia, Societal Impacts and Sustainable Development

Papers must be submitted electronically:

Security and Privacy for Internet of Things

  • IoT Privacy and Security Concerns
  • 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

Papers must be submitted electronically:

IoT Experimental Results and Deployment Scenarios

  • Closing the Gap between Research and Implementation
  • Experimental prototypes, Test-Bed 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

Papers must be submitted electronically:

IPv6 Forum Day

Papers must be submitted electronically:

Paper Submissions and Publications

The Global Internet of Things Summit (GIoTS 2018) 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 as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases

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.
  • IEEE 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:

Papers must be submitted electronically:

Contacts for Papers

Special Session and Workshop Proposal Submissions

GIoTS 2018 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 –  for “Special Sessions” and for “Workshop Proposal”

Contacts for Special Sessions and Workshop

Industry Forum Panel Sessions Submissions

GIoTS 2018 will be hosting Industry Forum Panel Sessions. Presentation in Industrial Forum will be panelist based and panel presentation material will not be published in conference proceedings but will be available in the conference web site. Industrial Forum Panel 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.

Proposals must be submitted electronically:

Contacts for Industry Panels


General Conference

Manuscripts Due January 15, 2018
Acceptance Notification March 31, 2018
Camera-Ready Submission April 30, 2018

Special Sessions and Workshop proposal

Proposals due November 24, 2017
Notification of selection November 30, 2017
Website for special session December 15, 2017
Deadline for paper submission February 15, 2018
Acceptance Notification March 31, 2018
Camera-Ready Submission April 30, 2018

Industry Forum Sessions proposal

Proposals due February 16, 2018
Notification of selection February 23, 2018

IEEE Copyright form

Authors must submit a scanned copyright form in PDF and image formats from the “Copyright” column in their My papers table or the individual paper page in the EDAS portal.
This must be completed for your paper to be included in the conference.
IEEE copyright form in PDF format here >> (43 kb)

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  • For papers in which all authors are employed by the US government, the copyright notice is: U.S. Government work not protected by U.S. copyright
  • For papers in which all authors are employed by a Crown government (UK, Canada, and Australia), the copyright notice is: 978-1-5090-5873-0/17/$31.00 ©2017 Crown
  • For papers in which all authors are employed by the European Union, the copyright notice is: 978-1-5090-5873-0/17/$31.00 ©2017 European Union
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Author Mandatory Registration

Identify the presenter of the paper in EDAS. The presenter must register and pay the subscription fee for the conference here >> no later than April 30th 2017. Your paper cannot be included in the proceedings and in the final program if you are not registered for the conference and have not paid the fee by this date. In case of approval of more than one paper, we kindly ask you to ensure that a different speaker is registered for the presentation of each individual paper.



  • Sébastien Ziegler – IoT Forum, Switzerland – GENERAL CHAIR
  • Latif Ladid – IEEE IoT TsC, IPv6 Forum – CO-CHAIR
  • Prof. Antonio Skarmeta – University of Murcia, Spain – TPC CHAIR
  • Dr. Mirko Presser
  • Srdjan Krco – DUNAVNET
  • Franck BOISSIÈRE, European Commission
  • Hiroshi Esaki – Japan, Japan IPv6 Council – CO-CHAIR
  • Chris Uwaje – IoT Africa – PUBLICITY CO – CHAIR
  • Geoff Mulligan – USA – CO-CHAIR
  • Bruce Sinclair – USA – PUBLICITY CO – CHAIR
  • Sures Ramadass – Asia – PUBLICITY CO – CHAIR
  • Dr. Essaid Sabir – Université Hassan II de Casablanca, Casablanca – PUBLICATION CHAIR


  • Lee Stogner – USA – PUBLICITY CO – CHAIR
  • Prof. Antonio Skarmeta – University of Murcia, Spain – TPC CHAIR
  • Dr. Mirko Presser – Alexandra Institute, Denmark – TPC CO – CHAIR
  • Soumya Kanti Datta – Eurecom, France – WORKSHOP AND SPECIAL SESSION CHAIR
  • Bala Krishna Maddali – USICT, GGS Indraprastha University, India – WORKSHOP AND SPECIAL SESSION CO – CHAIR
  • Sutharshan Rajasegarar – The University of Melbourne, Australia – PUBLICATION CO – CHAIR