The development, adoption and application of IoT technology into urban environments is of huge interest nationally and globally. IOT solutions offer opportunities to enhance the reliability, resilience, operational efficiency, and energy efficiency of urban systems, as well as reducing operational costs and resource consumption. IDC estimates that 1.1 billion connected things will be used by smart cities in 2015, rising to 9.7 billion by 2020.
IoT architectures for smart cities require the seamless integration of new applications with relevant devices, sensors and software. Those IoT architectures must be able to handle millions of devices; thousands of servers; transmission and processing of Big Data, etc. To address these challenges, entirely new IoT architectures and technologies are required to explore and exploit the latent intelligence being created in the network big data, promote better engagement and participation of citizens, and guarantee high quality of service and low maintenance.
To explore applications of IOT to urban environments, IDC is coordinating a forum to exchange and discuss case studies focused on use cases under consideration and in production to address issues including:
- How can the crowd- sourced infrastructure from citizens evolve into a useful IoT system and integrate into the IoT enterprise systems?
- How to encourage citizens to contribute to a holistic IoT system by sharing infrastructure, resources and data?
- How can an IoT be better used for people to address the social and economic needs?
The collection of use cases collected in this forum will be presented in conjunction with insights from analysts, developers and practitioners from both academia and industry to disseminate state-of-the-art concepts and techniques.
Use cases and application description of interest include (but are not limited to) the following categories:
- Architecting IoT for smart buildings and smart transportation systems
- Network, security and communication techniques for IoT in smart cities
- Video surveillance, people tracking and management, location security in buildings and campuses.
- Energy management (including energy harvesting and renewable energy) for IoT in smart cities
- Information security technology and privacy in IoT
- Integration of IoT and smart grid into smart cities
- Embedded systems, computing and networking technology in IoT
- RFID, WSNs, cloud computing, fuzzy identification, big data, smart technology in IoT.
- Data collection, fusion and processing technology and online monitoring system design.
- Artificial intelligence theory, advanced human to machine interaction, machine to machine technologies.
- Intelligent control, signal processing technology in IoT for the smart buildings
- Sensor technology including information transmitting, receiving, processing, and analyzing technology in IoT in urban environments.
- Citizen-centric IoT for smart cities
- IoT infrastructure and applications
- IoT testbed and experiment experiences
In describing a use case, please highlight the following:
- The business problem that gave rises to the solution implementation
- The solution deployed, including the major contributors to that solution and the timeframe/stage of implementation
- The business outcomes drived from the solution
The forum will be held on 20th September in Sydney Australia.
A jury of academic, anaylst and technology providers will evaluate the use case submissions. The top-rated use cases will be incorporated in syndicated IDC Peer Scapes, distributed to all IDC subscribers and highlighting best practices.
Please submit your papers to Jessica von Sperl on email@example.com by no later than Monday, 27th March 2017.