WS-07: IEEE Workshop on Low Power Wide Area networking technologies for emerging Internet of Things (LPWA4IoT)

As one of the fastest growing technologies in the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) environment, Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks are expected to realize IoT applications and to provide ubiquitous connectivity for Smart Cities or rural areas. Currently, the available LPWA communication technologies include a large variety of alternatives such as IEEE 802.11ah, IEEE 802.15.4ak/ag, Long Range Low Power (LRLP), 3GPP Narrow-Band IoT (NB-IoT), Long-Term Evolution for Machines (LTE-M), Extended Coverage GSM for IoT (EC-GSM-IoT), LoRaWAN, Sigfox, IETF 6LPWA/LP-WAN, ETSI Low Throughput Networks (LTN) and Weightless.

To catch up with this tendency, the LPWA4IoT Workshop will provide a general platform for relevant communities of LPWA networking technologies and protocols to interact, to exchange technical ideas and to propose efficient solutions by first identifying relevant challenges like device energy autonomy, extended coverage, scalability, security as well as low device and deployment cost. With this context, the Workshop aims at bringing together scientists, engineers, standardization professionals, policy makers, researchers, practitioners, and students to present their latest research results, visions, ideas, and developments in LPWA networking technologies. Researchers and professionals are encouraged to submit original research and standardization relevant contributions that cover a variety of topics including, but not limited to: