IEEE 4th World Forum on Internet of Things

By Shawn Chandler 

Smart Cities rely on an intersection of people, policy, technology, and operations to deliver value. IoT can be a significant enabler in how decisions are made to allocate resources for developing future infrastructure, services, and processes to meet the needs of citizens. The promised benefits in turn depend on adopting practices that engage citizens and city managers in informed discussions confronting the reality of complex issues and competing interests. In this setting understanding how cities work is the first priority, and is essential in fulfilling the promise of the improvements that cross-domain system integration, and the cycle of sensing, data gathering, analytics, and action can bring to cities in the form of smarter decisions and smarter operations.

The 2018 WFIoT Smart Cities track focused on drawing together content from global thought leaders aligned with these goals and perspectives, structured into 4 themes including:
  1. People, Policy and Technology – Exploring the frameworks for success
  2. Industries & Services – Exploring how systems are being drawn together for different industry and service oriented pursuits
  3. IoT Technology and Applications – Exploring specific technologies and applications of IoT
  4. Policy & Regulation – Exploring how policy and regulation are addressed within governments and how stakeholders are addressing IoT in terms of benefits to humanity
This review describes the sessions and primary points of interest in summary of the WFIoT event. <<<Read More>>>