PerIoT 2020: The Fourth International Workshop on Mobile and Pervasive Internet of Things

(co-located with IEEE PerCom 2020)

March 27, 2020, Austin, Texas, USA

The Internet-of-Things (IoT) is a novel paradigm that is rapidly gaining ground in the scenario of modern wireless telecommunications. The IoT enables large numbers of previously unconnected devices to communicate and exchange data and deal with services that span areas from healthcare to transportation and much more, with the potential for significant benefits to people and quality of life. In recent years, the Internet has become increasingly pervasive allowing people to connect anytime and everywhere to achieve pervasiveness and mobility. The coupling among mobile technology, embedded objects, and a worldwide pervasive communication infrastructure constitutes the Mobile and Pervasive Internet-of-Things. However, the domain of mobile and pervasive IoT has expanded in recent years which gave rise to few new challenges like 1) IoT has quickly evolved to a new appified era where third-party developers can write apps for IoT platforms using programming frameworks, 2) with the advent of emerging IoT technologies like industrial IoT, agriculture IoT and narrowband IoT, new research problems are surfacing related to connectivity and data storage, and 3) the confluence of IoT with augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), there are newer challenges to enable digital representation of physical objects. The solution to these new challenges will enable a detailed characterization of the real physical applications, as well as a rich set of pervasive interactions with the physical world.

With the widespread adoption of emerging IoT technologies, it has the potential at merging the physical and digital world, not in a way where we can just see things, but one where we can give digital objects physical characteristics. In coming years, pervasive computing, together with newer emerging IoT technologies, has the potential to revolutionize future pervasive applications and influence the real-world entities to achieve a better quality of life for the future generation of human. Hence, we aim to focus on general research problems arising from the pervasive interaction and communication of emerging IoT technologies in the physical world and in the virtual world. Some of these research challenges may include issues related to conflicting standards, multiple vendor interfaces, suitable networks protocols, bandwidth scarcity, data analytics, content organization, vulnerability of existing open source protocols, verification and testing, energy efficiency, user experience, and etc. Finally, this workshop solicits high-quality papers presenting original research results on the following three core areas:

  1. Existing IoT Technologies (e.g., Appified IoT platforms)
  2. Emerging IoT Technologies (e.g., agriculture IoT, industrial IoT, narrowband IoT, IoT Blockchain)
  3. IoT Protocols (e.g., Zigbee, Z-Wave, MQTT, CoAP)

Submissions could consist of theoretical and applied research in topics including, but not limited to:

  • Design of new protocols for existing and emerging IoT technologies
  • Analysis of protocols for existing and emerging IoT technologies
  • System architectures of existing and emerging IoT systems
  • Interoperability of existing and emerging IoT protocols
  • Transition from research prototype to industry grade products
  • AI and Machine Learning for existing and emerging IoT applications
  • Testing, Validation, Verification of existing and emerging IoT protocols
  • Energy efficiency, performance and optimization in existing and emerging IoT systems
  • Vulnerability, fault-tolerance, and reliability in existing and emerging IoT protocols
  • Cloud back-ends and resource management for IoT applications
  • New connectivity methods for IoT (e.g. 5G Networks, Legacy Networks, Software Defined Networks for IoT, Named IoT Networking)
  • IoT application for augmented and virtual reality
  • New protocols for pairing AR/VR with existing and emerging IoT
  • Debugging and diagnosing problems in IoT protocols, existing and emerging IoT technologies
  • Experience with deployed IoT system
  • Societal impacts of the existing and emerging IoT applications

The aim of this workshop is to bring together practitioners and researchers from both academia and industry in order to have a forum for discussion and technical presentations on the recent advances in the area of existing and emerging IoT technologies. It furthermore serves as a forum for the research community to discuss open issues, novel solutions and the future development of emerging IoT based solutions for pervasive scenarios. Hence, we invite original research contributions that advance the state of the art as well as position papers that pose a new direction or present a controversial point of view.


The program is available here link

Important Dates

Papers submission deadline: November 11, 2019 December 2, 2019 (HARD deadline)
Author notification due: December 20, 2019
Camera ready deadline: January 31, 2020 (FIRM)
Author registration deadline: See PERCOM 2020 website
Workshop date: March 27, 2020 (Friday)

Call for Papers (CFP)


Submission and Registration

Papers should contain research and scholarly work describing original, previously unpublished work, which is not currently under review by another workshop, conference, or journal. Submissions must be made via EDAS. Regular papers should present novel perspectives within the general scope of the workshop. Papers must be in PDF format (6 pages maximum). Papers in excess of page limits will not be considered for review or publication. PerIoT is single-blind. All papers must be typeset in double-column IEEE format using 10pt fonts on US letter paper, with all fonts embedded. The IEEE LaTeX and Microsoft Word templates, as well as related information, can be found at the IEEE Computer Society website (available here:

PerIoT will be held in conjunction with IEEE PERCOM 2020. All accepted papers will be included in the PERCOM proceedings and published by the IEEE. Workshop papers will be included and indexed in the IEEE digital libraries (Xplore).

Each accepted workshop paper requires a full PerCom registration (no registration is available for workshops only); otherwise, the paper will be withdrawn from publication. The authors of all accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the workshop. Papers not presented at the workshop will be considered as a "no-show" and it will not be included in the proceedings.

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  • Endadul Hoque
    Syracuse University, Syracuse NY

  • Farzana Rahman
    Syracuse University, Syracuse NY

  • Puya Ghazizadeh
    Seton Hall University, NJ

Technical Program Committee

  • Baris Aksanli, San Diego State University, USA
  • Samy El-Tawab, James Madison University, USA
  • Reza Fathi, University of Houston, USA
  • Aida Ghazizadeh, Old Dominion University, USA
  • Syed Hussain, Purdue University, USA
  • Christian Krupitzer, University of Würzburg, Germany
  • Laura Rafferty, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, CA
  • Asif Salekin, Syracuse University, USA
  • Ahmad Salman, James Madison University, USA
  • Sharif Shahnewaz, The College of New Jersey, USA
  • Yuzhe Tang, Syracuse University, USA
  • Mohammad Arif Ul Alam, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA

Steering Committee

  • Elisa Bertino, Purdue University, USA
  • Sajal K. Das, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
  • Zhiqiang Lin, Ohio State University, USA
  • Nirmalya Roy, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA

Publicity Chair

  • Mohammad Arif Ul Alam, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA
  • Samy El-Tawab, James Madison University, USA

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