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Global IoT Summit (GIoTS-2017)

The IEEE-ComSoc-endorsed Global IoT Summit (GIoTS) will be collocated with the IoT Week 2017 at the International Conference Centre in Geneva, bringing together the research and industry communities active in the IoT domain. The GIoTS will focus on selecting and presenting scientific papers on IoT to be published in the IEEE Xplore.

There are several challenges in terms of turning the vision of IoT into reality. This includes architecture, communication, services, computational intelligence, storage, governance apart from core areas of sensor development and material engineering. This conference brings together researchers from diversely cross-disciplinary areas to address challenges in the emerging discipline. Co-located with 2017 IoT Week organized by the IoT Forum, GIoTS-2017 discusses the breaking advances in Internet of Things and the feasibility of extending IoT, including wireless sensor network technology, to become truly ubiquitous with new cloud and edge computing technologies, big data analysis, citizen engagement, privacy and cybersecurity, and governance.

The 2017 Global IoT Summit (GIoTS) seeks contributions on how to address these challenges and to support IoT technologies and applications for the benefit of society and industry. The conference welcome cross-domain studies that address the challenges of IoT, including emerging and disruptive technologies, and prospective analysis.

Original papers are solicited in, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • IoT Enabling Technologies
  • IoT Security and Privacy
  • IoT Applications, Services and Real Implementations
  • IoT Experimental Results and Deployment Scenarios
  • IoT Interoperability, Frameworks and Architectures
  • IoT Societal Impacts
  • IoT Business Models and Impact on the Industry
  • IoT Multimedia

The Global Internet of Things Summit (GIoTS 2017) solicits submissions.

  • Full papers describing original research. Suggested size is four pages; papers up to six pages will be accepted. Papers will be fully peer reviewed. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore.

Submission Guidelines 

  • All papers must conform, at time of submission, to the IEEE Formatting Guidelines. Please use either this Word Template or this LaTeX package. Make sure that you use US letter page format.
  • IEEE takes the protection of intellectual property seriously. Accordingly, all submissions will be screened for plagiarism using CrossCheck. By submitting your work, you agree to allow IEEE to screen your work. For more information please visit:

Important Dates for Paper Submissions

  • Manuscripts Due: Feb 7, 2017
  • Acceptance Notification: March 31, 2017
  • Camera-Ready Submission: April 30, 2017

Papers must be submitted electronically:

Contacts for Papers

  • TPC Chair:
    Prof. Antonio Skarmeta, University of Murcia, Spain
  • TPC Co-Chairs
    Prof. Marimuthu Swami Palaniswami, University of Mebourn, Australia 
    Prof. Mirko Presser, Alexandra Institute, Denmark
  • General Chair
    Sébastien Ziegler, IoT Forum, Switzerland

Workshops and Special Sessions

GIoTS 2017 will be hosting two special sessions and five workshops emphasizing on current topics relevant to the IoT community on the latest research, engineering, standards and business issues. Accepted Special Sessions and workshops will implement IEEE academic best practices regarding peer reviews and paper publication. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore.

Papers must be submitted electronically:

GIoTS 2017 selected five workshop:

  • Second Workshop on User centric security, privacy and data governance in smart cities (USP4SC)
  • Workshop on Energy Efficient solutions based on IoT
  • 3rd International Workshop on Internet of Things for Active and Assisted Living
  • 1st Workshop on Internet of Energy Neutral Things
  • Workshop on IoT ecosystems in mission critical scenarios using LTE or 5G networks


GIoTS 2017 will also host two special sessions on:

       Special session on Edge Computing for the Internet of Things

       Special session on IoT in Medical Sciences and Healthcare

Important Dates for Special Session Papers Submissions

  • Hard deadline for paper submission: February 28, 2017 
  • Acceptance/rejection notification: March 31, 2017
  • Camera ready submission: April 30, 2017
  • Website showing technical program:  May 15, 2017


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