IEEE 8th World Forum on Internet of Things
26 October–11 November 2022 // Yokohama, Japan

Spes-10: IEEE IoT Initiative – A Multi-disciplinary, Cross-platform Initiative


The IEEE Internet of Things is a multi-society initiative addressing a broad range of IoT related technologies, markets and standards. The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most rapidly growing technology and business areas in the world today. The global IoT technical community is coalescing around the thought-leading content, resources, and collaborative opportunities provided by the IEEE IoT Initiative.

More information is revealed daily about the Internet of Things and its potential to transform how we communicate with machines and each other. To bring clarity to and disseminate information globally, IEEE Future Directions launched the IEEE IoT Initiative in 2014. It serves as a home for the global community of engineering and technology professionals in industry, academia, and government working in related technologies. Here, professionals learn, share knowledge, and collaborate on this sweeping convergence of technologies, markets, applications, and the Internet. Participants in the community have access to the most trusted resources developed including publications, videos, articles, and interviews, as well as webinars, Hangouts, presentations, workshops, and conferences, this web portal, and much more.

The IEEE IoT Technical Community is comprised of individuals involved in research, implementation, application, and usage of this Internet-enabled vision of our future. As an active member of the community, you will stay abreast of developments in this multi-disciplinary area and remain at the forefront of Internet of Things research, development, and planning. Members of the Technical Community have access to the most trusted resources being developed, such as the IEEE IoT eNewsletter, a bi-monthly, online publication that features practical and timely technical information and forward-looking commentary on developments and deployments around the world.

To really understand the Internet of Things requires application, implementation, and execution in the real world. The Initiative launched the IoT Scenarios program to provide the community an interactive platform on which to engage with use cases, service descriptions, business models, and reference implementations that will be key to developing a vibrant industry.

Format of the session

The purpose of this session is to provide the audience an overview of the Initiative’s activities, its impact on industry and research, its benefits for members, and what IoT means to them. During the session, senior representatives of IEEE Societies sponsoring the IEEE IoT Initiative will share insights on successful projects within their societies, active fields of research, needs for more activity, as well as possibilities how to contribute to the initiative.

The session will comprise a panel discussion where the audience will have the possibility to ask questions to the speakers and to share their view on relevant topics of IoT.

The length of the session will be two hours.


 Dr. Peter Rost, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Peter Rost (S’06-M’10-SM’15) received his Ph.D. degree from Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany, in 2009 (supervised by Prof. G. Fettweis) and his M.Sc. degree from University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, in 2005. Since May 2022, Peter is a Full Professor at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Communications Engineering Lab, in Karlsruhe, Germany. From 2015 to 2022, Peter was member of the Radio Systems and Architecture research group at Nokia Network / Bell Labs with focus on 5G RAN and system architecture. Peter was Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (DMTS) at Nokia Bell Labs. From 2010 to 2015, Peter was member of the Wireless and Backhaul Networks group at NEC Laboratories Europe. Peter has been active in 3GPP standardization (RAN2, SA2) and several EU as well as German BMBF projects. Peter chairs the IEEE IoT Initiative and is a member of the VDE ITG Expert Committee Information and Communication Theory.


 Dr. Heinrich Stüttgen, leads IEEE ComSoc Committee for Technology Evolution and Initiatives (TE&I).

Dr. Heinrich Stüttgen received a M.Sc. from the State University of New York in Buffalo and a PhD. in Computer Science from Dortmund University 1984. From 1985 to 1997 he worked at IBM Germany on Unix Development and Networking Research. He then founded the European Research Laboratories of NEC in Heidelberg and headed NEC’s European Research Activities from 1997 to 2016. In 2020 he retired from NEC Labs. Currently he works as independent consultant focusing on NEC’s contributions to 5G related R&D in Europe. Heinrich is an IEEE Fellow and has held various leadership positions in the Board of the IEEE Communications Society. From 2018 to 2022 he chaired the Activities Board of the IEEE IoT Initiative. Since Jan 2022 he leads IEEE ComSoc Committee for Technology Evolution and Initiatives (TE&I). For more than 10 years her has been a member of the EU e-mobility/Networld 2020 Steering Board.