IEEE 7th World Forum on Internet of Things
14 June-31 July 2021 // New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

TOP6: Sensors and Sensor Systems


Sensor and sensor systems are an essential and often critical part of IoT solutions and
applications. If one views IoT as the enabling technology and infrastructure for operating end-
end platforms that take advantage of the Internet’s global reach – then sensors are the
essential source of data and information that drives the value chain and ultimate utility of
solutions and applications. The aspects of what the Track will cover include:

  • The underlying technology and principles of novel (analog and digital) physical and
    virtual sensors. This includes sensors that may measure simple physical quantities
    (pressure, temperature, moisture, chemical composition, etc), complex sensors such as
    LIDARs, radars, imagers exploiting different portions of the electro-magnetic and sound
    spectrum (including vibrometry), as well as hyperspectral, multi-modal and information
    sensors (extracting information from data in digital form), and lastly sensors that can be
    used to deduce or identify a specific condition or specific information (such as a failure
    mode of a piece of equipment, the presence of an object or feature, or an identity)
  • How the sensors or sensor systems may be used in an operational setting addressing
    system level issues and tradeoffs. This includes the choice of overall architecture, the
    role of accompanying technologies as well as capital and operating expenses acceptable
    for effective solutions and applications. As important is the ability to meet both
    functional and intrinsic requirements and successful economic and business models for
    deployment. Other issues addressed in the track involve standardization, policy and
    regulations, security and privacy, the ethical uses of sensor technologies, and the
    societal consequences of widescale use. With large investments in industrial IoT,
    connected health, autonomous cars, retailing, and consumer services comes the need to
    deal with the fundamental complexity and distributed nature of IoT applications – and
    the understanding of what is technologically mature and market ready and what is still
    in the offing.

Applications of sensors and sensor systems to specific functions in various verticals and
markets stressing experiences from trials and demonstrations. For WFIoT2020 we put a
premium on sensors for the market/vertical segments that are a part of the conference
such as: Agriculture, Energy and Power, Environment and Ecology, Healthcare, Industry
and Manufacturing, Smart Cities and Smart Buildings. This also includes horizontal
services and infrastructure such as options for connectivity (fixed, wireless, space based,
and terrestrial mobile), access to computing and storage (embedded, local, edge, fog
and cloud), as well as platforms and frameworks for exploiting other important
technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Virtual and
Augmented Reality, Data aggregation and curation, support for industrial automation
and for autonomous platforms.

Track Co-Chairs

Elfed Lewis

Raju Arvind, Intel

Raju Arvind is a technologist working as a System Architect for client platforms and IOT systems for many years at Intel. He is presently with Intel’s Internet of Things Group (IOTG), working on Industrial Systems. More recently, he has been the architect and designer for an end to end asset tracking solution which included a secure wireless sensor network to track shipments across ocean, land and air transportation means. He brings his perspectives in platform development for cellular communication systems, IOT solution architectures, system optimization and security. He is currently working on 5G based solutions for Industrial Automation use cases.