IEEE 7th World Forum on Internet of Things
20-24 June 2021 // New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Workshop Track 20

Applications, Challenges, and Security Implications of LPWAN based IoT Networks

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: January 15, 2020

Author decision notification: January 26, 2020

Final paper & copyright submit deadline: February 27, 2020


    Paper Submission



LPWAN (Low Power Wide Area Network) technology is in its booming phase and would be a worldwide adopted communication solution for the Internet of Things (IoT) networks. Therefore, many companies and institutions are investing in LPWAN technology these days. LoRaWAN is one of the highly selected LPWAN technology, which has both industry (Semtech, Loriot, Senet, just named a few) and community support (“The Things Network”). It would be wise to select LoRaWAN as LPWAN enabling technology especially for IoT networks, due to its low cost, end-device energy efficiency, and very available technical support. In this workshop, LPWAN based IoT networks, especially LoRaWAN, will be introduced, including applications, challenges along with its security implications from the cyber-security point of view.

We cordially invite authors to submit papers especially on the following topics of the IoT: LPWAN, LoRa, LoRaWAN, NBIoT, Sigfox, Weightless, LTE-M, Ingenu, WAVIoT, 802.11ah.


Workshop Track Chair:

Dr. Ismail Butun <>
Bio: Dr. Butun received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Hacettepe University, his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Florida. He worked as an Assistant Professor in years between 2015 and 2016. Since 2017, he has been working as a post-doctoral fellow for various universities (University of Delaware, Mid Sweden University, Chalmers University of Technology). He has more than 30 publications in peer-reviewed scientific international journals and conference proceedings, along with an H-index of 11. He is a well-recognized academic reviewer by IEEE, ACM, and Springer, who served for 32 various scientific journals and conferences in the review process of more than 90 articles. He is an editor of Springer Nature. His research interests include but not limited to; computer networks, wireless communications, WSNs, IoT, cyber-physical systems, cryptography, network security, and intrusion detection.