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

VERT4: Industry and Manufacturing


Organizations working with Engineered and Manufactured systems have decades of pioneering experience in the design, implementation, and operation of instrumented products.  Aerospace, automotive, maritime, and building systems are often highly laden with sensors that observe real-time performance of these product systems as they operate.  Remote observers may communicate and even control these systems from afar.  Over the lifetime of these systems – airplanes, cars, buildings, and ships – data on the performance across a large set of diverse, released product systems reveals much about the gap between as-designed, as-built, and as-operated actual systems.

Therefore, the IoT trend is not new to our community, yet the scale, reduced latency and cost, heterogeneity, and especially interconnectivity of these systems across economic and social infrastructures has been dramatic. Most significantly, rather than viewing these data sets product by product, we need consider the performance of instrumented products in the interplay amongst many systems and especially with people.  To take advantage of these opportunities, not only must the design of our engineered systems advance, but also how we engineer will be transformed.

In the IEEE World Forum on IoT Industry Track we will discuss recent cases and emerging research on the application of IoT in industry.  We will discuss the transformation of industrial organizations to become aware, explore, and rapidly respond to new data science capabilities.  The important concurrent trend in model-based or digital engineering along with IoT will also be considered.  Finally, we will bring in the discussion of instrumentation of teamwork:  the capability to see and predict in real time the performance of human teams as they work, coordinate, work, make mistakes, adjust and learn (or not.)  Speakers and papers from engineering and manufacturing in aerospace, automotive, maritime, and building infrastructure are welcome.

Track Co-Chairs

Bryan Moser, Academic Director, System Dynamics & Management, MIT, Cambridge, MA USA

Dr. Bryan Moser is Sr. Lecturer and Academic Director of System Design & Management (SDM) at MIT, and a Project Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo, where he directs the Global Teamwork Lab (GTL.  Prior to returning to MIT in 2014, he worked for 25 years in industry; as a research engineer at the Basic Science Lab (A.I.) of Nissan Motor Company, as a Sr. Research Scientist at United Technologies Corporation, and as founder and President of Global Project Design, a firm pioneering software and methods for model-based project management. Moser focuses on engineering teamwork for complex systems problems and use of model-based methods to improve performance of diverse teams.   Moser received a Bachelor in Computer Science and Engineering in 1987 and a Master of Science in Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989. His doctorate in 2012 is from the University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences.

Arjay Wadhwa