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

Work-07: Digital Innovation for people well-being: Healthcare and Agriculture perspectives


The community’s attention toward the so-called “Well-being” of people has grown during the last decades due to its importance in motivating people’s daily lives and activities. It refers to good living conditions (e.g., housing, employment) felt by citizens throughout their daily routines. As a holistic concept, it is influenced by different factors covering different domains and topics, but due to their main influence on the whole body, healthcare and nutrition play a really important role in such a domain. Such increasing attention towards these concepts has boosted investments in both agriculture (for its role in the nutrition domain) and healthcare fields. Technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and blockchain provide a promising paradigm shift to automate processes so that it can increase both the agriculture domain (e.g., increasing yields, reducing manpower, enhancing food distribution, and resource utilization, and the healthcare one (e.g., for monitoring healthy people to prevent future illness or reducing hospitalizations in cases of less risky diseases). The objective of this workshop is to shed some light on cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research, and commercial solutions in the field of IoT applications and solutions for the agriculture and healthcare domains, with a specific focus on all the solutions that aim at the fulfillment of the “Green Deal” to boost the efficient use of resources and promote sustainability of the sector itself.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Innovative and secure architectures
  • Pervasive, distributed, and local AI techniques
  • Distributed AI-based architectures for the exploitation of AI power at the edge
  • Energy efficient design and development of systems and devices
  • Security and privacy
  • Systems for improving data management and traceability
  • Solutions for enhancing remote control of operations, enabled by actuators and robotics, e.g., precise application of pesticides and fertilizers, autonomous harvesting, or adjusting ambient conditions of food during transportation
  • Solutions for increasing consumer awareness of sustainability and health issues related to nutrition
  • Edge and fog computing for agriculture applications
  • DLT for agriculture domains
  • Innovative and sustainable healthcare systems for chronic diseases
  • Home-based healthcare assistance
  • Edge and fog computing for Healthcare-enabled systems and applications
  • Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) applied for enhancing the Healthcare domain
  • Security and privacy in the Healthcare domaiMental healthcare enhanced by the IoT domain

Important Dates:

  • Paper submission: 13 June 2022 August 1st, 2022
  • Acceptance Notification: 8 July 2022 August 16th, 2022
  • Camera-Ready Paper Submission Deadline: 31 July 2022 August 31st, 2022

Paper should be six (6) pages in length. The conference allows up to two additional pages for a maximum length of eight (8) pages with payment of extra page charges once the paper has been accepted.

Once the paper you submitted has been reviewed and accepted you will be notified about uploading a final version of the paper for publication in the Proceedings and IEEE Xplore.


 Dr. Teodoro Montanaro, Università del Salento

Teodoro Montanaro (Member, IEEE, since 2015) received the M.S. degree in Computer Engineering in 2014 and the Ph.D. degree in Computer and Control Engineering in 2018 from the Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy. From 2017 to 2020 he collaborated with the Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB) and LINKS Foundation by cooperating to different researches funded by the European Commission like IoF2020, S4G, MONICA, MAESTRI that brought innovations in different fields (e.g., food and farm, grid, city, health). Since 2020, he collaborates with the IDentification Automation Laboratory (IDA Lab), Department of Innovation Engineering, Università del Salento. His current research interests include IoT applications specifically focused on the exploitation of fog computing, DLT, blockchain, and AI in different domains like smart grids, smart homes, smart cities, industrial processes, food traceability, and smart health. He has authored different papers on international journals and conferences.

 Dr. Yung-Wey Chong, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Yung-Wey Chong is a senior lecturer in National Advanced IPv6 Centre of Excellence, Universiti Sains Malaysia where she had been a faculty member since 2012. She worked in telecommunication industry before joining USM. Her research interests lie in the area of Industry Revolution 4.0, ranging from embedded systems, wireless communication, cloud computing and artificial intelligence. She is a committee member of SOI Asia (, a project that utilizes satellite-based Internet to support interactive multimedia communications between partner universities. She has collaborated actively with international and local researchers in multi-disciplinary projects. She has been involved in many collaborative research projects financed by various instances including European Commission, Royal Academy of Engineering (UK), and National Information Communication Technology (Japan). Yung-Wey Chong is (co)-author of 17 journal papers, 23 publications in international conference proceedings and 4 book chapters.

 Dr. Ilaria Sergi, Università del Salento

Ilaria Sergi received the master’s degree in Automation Engineering from the University of Salento, Lecce, Italy, in 2012. Her thesis focused on the tracking of small laboratory animals, based on passive UHF RFID technology. Since 2012, she has been collaborating with the Identification Automation Laboratory (IDA Lab) of the Department of Engineering for Innovation, University of Salento. In 2019 she received the PhD in Engineering of Complex Systems from the University of Salento, Italy. Her research interests include RFID, Bluetooth, Internet of Things, smart environments, and homecare solutions. She has authored several papers on international journals and conferences




Technical Programme

Organized on – 7th November, 2022 at 20:00 – 22:00 JPT

Time (JPT) Description
20:00 20:15 Welcome and Introduction
20:15 20:40 Agri-food Traceability Using Blockchain Technology to Ensure Value Chain Management and Fair Pricing in Bangladesh 

Syeda  Tasfia Tasnim: East West University Md  Ariful  Islam: East West University Rawnak Jahan Taifa: East West University Sraboni  Mahbub: East West University Mohammad Rifat Ahmmad Rashid: East West University

20:40 21:05 Caching in SWIPT-Enabled Bidirectional Cooperative Hybrid Relaying Networks 

Kevanna Mutha: National Institute of Technology Raipur Prabhat K. Upadhyay: Indian Institute of Technology Indore Jules M. Moualeu: University of the Witwatersrand

21:05 21:30 Construction of a pre-frailty detection system based on walking speed and heat maps using a PIR sensor 

Tomihiro Utsumi: Akita University Masashi Hashimoto: Akita University

21:30 21:55 Quality Traceability for User-centric Context-aware Systems  in Intelligent Environments 

Nawa Sakanga: Middlesex University Juan Carlos Augusto: Middlesex University Lindsey Brodie: Middlesex University Lisa Marzano: Middlesex University

21:55 22:00 Final Remarks


If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Teodoro: