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SMART IoT Protocols for Smart World


Chonggang Wang

Friday, July 8, 2016
4:30 p.m.

Starkey Hearing Technologies

Note Location: Oak Conference Room, Technology Center II, Starkey Hearing Technologies

IEEE Distinguished Lecture Series

Registration (required):
Please register by emailing Sandy Jobes your names and affiliation at so that we can plan for the conference room, snacks and beverage in advance.

This talk focuses on end-to-end and advanced protocols to enable future smart IoT applications (e.g. smart cities, smart home, smart transportation, etc.). Such advanced protocols need to be SMART (i.e. Scalable, Manageable, Adaptable, Reliable, and Trustworthy) across different protocol layers. A C6-based IoT model will be presented to show how it can be leveraged to make IoT protocols smarter. C6 stands for content, context, connectivity, cloud, collaboration and cognition. Especially, existing service layer protocols, messaging protocols and network layer protocols for IoT will be discussed. Examples include oneM2M functional architecture, IETF CoAP, IETF 6LO, etc. This talk will cover topics like device management, 3GPP interworking, semantics, data analytics, etc. The purpose of this talk is to illustrate how end-to-end IoT system works and point out opportunities, challenges and existing solutions that will drive IoT to the next level towards large-scale smart IoT systems in the future.


Chonggang Wang received his Ph.D. degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) in 2002. He is a member technical staff with InterDigital Communications focusing on Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications R&D activities, including technology development and standardization. He has been actively participating and making contributions to various IoT/M2M standard development organizations such as IETF, oneM2M, IEEE, and ETSI TC M2M. His current research interests include IoT/M2M, mobile communication and computing, and big data analytics. He has co-organized numerous leading conferences as a chair and/or a technical program committee member. He is currently co-organizing “Industry 4.0 vs Internet of Things” Session of 2017 German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Internet of Things Journal and currently Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier Digital Communications and Networks. He has been on the editorial board of several journals including IEEE Access and IEEE Transactions on Big Data and on the advisory board for The Institute-IEEE (2015-2017). He was Vice-Chair of the IEEE Communications Society Multimedia Technical Committee (2012–2014). He is the Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE ComSoc (2015-2016)