IoT 2018

The 8th International Conference on the Internet of Things (IoT 2018) hosted by the Center for Spatial Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara took place from October 15–18, 2018 in Santa Barbara, California, USA.

The rapid advancement and ubiquitous penetration of mobile networks, Web-based information creation and sharing, and software-defined networking technology enable us to sense, predict and control the physical world using information technology—on top of the resulting Internet of Things (IoT), business models and processes have been redesigned across a broad range of industries. To maximize the social and economic benefit of the technology, issues of interoperability, data and service mash-ups, the development of open platforms, and standardization across technology layers have to be addressed.

Pervasive connectivity, smart devices and demand for data testify to an IoT that will continue to grow by leaps and bounds. Computing power is dropping in price while new sensors are being developed and incorporated into everyday objects, and as people buy into IoT technology, economies of scale lend themselves to the creation of ever more data-centric businesses. Instrumenting and connecting devices has massive potential to deliver value, but there is need for a coordinated effort when rolling out the next generation of self-reporting paradigms.

With strong support from industry and academia, the International Conference Series on the Internet of Things has become the premier gathering place for visionary, academic researchers and practitioners in the IoT domain. The 8th International Conference on the Internet of Things (IoT 2018), building on the success of its predecessors since 2008, is the premier forum for such efforts, to share, discuss and witness cutting edge research in all areas of development for the Internet of Things.

The Internet of Things Conference is seeking original, high-impact research papers on all topics related to the development of the Internet of Things. Papers will be reviewed and selected based on technical novelty, integrity of the analysis and social impacts and practical relevance.