IEEE 5th World Forum on Internet of Things
15-18 April 2019 – Limerick, Ireland


WF-IoT - Banners University-of-LimerickThe 2019 IEEE 5th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT 2019) is the premier conference for the IEEE IoT Initiative and consists of the most outstanding participants from the research community, the public sector, and industry. The theme of the Conference is “IoT and the Digital Revolution” in recognition of strides and leadership that the host location of Limerick and Ireland has made in the deployment of “smart” technologies, operating principles, and policies. The theme also underscores the importance of IoT technologies in bringing about the digital revolution and making it a reality. The papers, presentations, and events at the conference are focused on contributions to nurture, cultivate, enhance and accelerate the adoption of IoT technologies and applications for the benefit of society. In the past year the Internet of Things has experienced significant growth in the number of deployments, in the resource investment from both industry and governments, and in attention from technologists in almost every discipline. The term IoT captures the vision of a connected world where things, people, and their institutions can interact purposefully to create better lives and sustainable stewardship of the planet.

The 2019 IEEE 5th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT 2019) brings the latest from the research and academic community. It includes a broad program of papers and presentations on the latest technology developments and innovations in the many fields and disciplines that drive the utility and vitality of IoT solutions and applications. After extensive peer review, the best of the proposals will be selected for the conference program, which includes technical papers, tutorials, workshops and industry sessions designed specifically to advance technologies, end to end solutions, systems and infrastructure, processes, and operating methods, that are contributing to how IoT can reshape the world and overcome the challenges we face, so that all individuals can participate in and enjoy life to the fullest.

The program also contains strong involvement from the public sector and industry aimed at deepening the understanding, the necessary dialog, and actions needed to accelerate the adoption and deployment of IoT.  We have selected well-known Chairs, who can be contacted directly, to create sessions on issues of regional and global importance and to seek prominent and knowledgeable speakers and panellists for the program. For the subjects of interest at the conference we have picked five Vertical and five Topical Areas:

IoT Vertical Sessions

  • Agriculture
  • Automotive and Transportation
  • Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, and Medical Devices
  • Industrial Internet of Things
  • Maritime Internet of Things
  • Smart Cities

IoT Topical Area Sessions

  • Advanced Communications and Connectivity, and 5G Technologies
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity, Data Security, and Privacy Technologies
  • Data and the Internet of Things – Volume, Velocity, and Variability.
  • Green Technologies – the Environment, Sustainability and the Circular Economy
  • Sensors and Sensor Systems

Hundreds of participants will gather to present research results, share visions and ideas, obtain updates on latest technologies and expand professional and social networking. These activities are realized through IoT Initiatives multiple diversified and exciting programs.

This 4-day event includes many keynote speeches delivered by distinguished speakers from industry, academia and the public sector; panels and forums; technical sessions featuring peer-reviewed technical papers; workshops focusing on the latest trends in various technologies; tutorials delivered by experts in respective disciplines; sessions for practitioners, policy makers, and executives; exhibits; luncheons; all conducted in a relaxing environment accompanied by an excellent social program which includes an entertaining banquet to be held at the world famous Thomond Stadium, home of Muster Rugby.

The 2019 IEEE 5th World Forum on The Internet of Things (WF-IoT 2019) will be held in the beautiful surroundings of Limerick University. Limerick is a picturesque city with a history stretching back over 800 Years. Limerick City is a lively town with a wide range of restaurants, museums, a medieval castle, theatres, pubs and excellent shopping.  These are centrally located in Limerick within 10 minutes of the University and the proposed location.  Limerick City and the Shannon Region are located on the internationally renowned tourist attraction known as the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’.  Locally, there are many walkways beside the Shannon River.  The nearby Bunratty Folk Park is a major international attraction on the tourist calendar.  Ireland is renowned as the ‘land of a thousand welcomes’.  Limerick is no exception to this where its people are friendly and happy to welcome visitors from all over the world.

The University of Limerick (UL) was established in 1972 as the National Institute for Higher Education, Limerick and classified as the University of Limerick in 1989. The University of Limerick is an independent, international focused university.  It is also a young, energetic and enterprising university with a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research and scholarship.  Its mission is to promote and advance learning and knowledge through teaching, research and scholarship in an environment which encourages innovation and upholds the principles of free inquiry and expression.   Particular attention is paid to the generation of knowledge which is relevant to the needs of Ireland’s continuing socio-economic development.

The University, City and Irish Government are committed to the furtherance of academic activity and research based activity in Limerick as well as placing a strong focus on industrial and commercial development, particularly in the sectors embracing IoT.  This is founded on a strong partnership between all stakeholders through real support by organisations such as Science Foundation Ireland, Failte Ireland (the National Tourism Board) as well as local and national industry many of whom are key players in the IoT space and have previously acted as patrons and/or sponsors to major events in the past.  Strong academic links exist to all national 3rd Level Institutions through active research collaboration via nationally funded schemes such as the SFI Centers program and further afield through Horizon 2020 and other EU funded programs. Tyndall Research institute is also in close proximity (Cork), which is also an internationally recognized center for its IoT activities.

Previous Editions

Singapore: 2018 4th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT)

Reston, Virginia USA: 2016 IEEE 3rd World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT)

Milan, Italy: 2015 IEEE 2nd World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT)

Seoul, Korea: 2014 IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT)