Focus on Smart Cities
Around the World of IoT
In this column we plan to take a tour around different physical locations in the world with the objective of highlighting the peculiarities of the trendiest IoT-related applications in selected regions. Thus, the “IoT World” will certainly be physical, but traveling around it shall also expose to the readers how different application domains have been addressed, with particular attention to business sustainability.
Column Editor: Raffaele Giaffreda, FBK CREATE-NET, Italy
Bridging the Physical, the Digital, and the Social
The scope of the column includes IoT technological achievements that have social impacts and/or incorporate social factors. Each column will provide knowledge and insights in the most recent developments, cutting-edge applications, latest deployments, and conceptual innovations, and of course, their implications on our society. I hope the columns will be meaningful in understanding how our society interacts, adopts, adapts to, and changes with IoT technological advancements.
Column Editor: Jun Zhang, Wuhan University, China
This column will look at different segments of the IoT market as it relates to implementation and use of standards. Each column will select a particular vertical, and lay out the relevant standards and technologies that affect the evolving IoT hyperspace. The pace of the columns will start broadly with the vision of narrowing the subject of subsequent articles toward more specific applications of standards, whether in the development, application, test, or commissioning of IoT technologies.
Policy and Regulatory Issues
Policymakers face a conundrum — promoting the adoption of IoT services to reap its many benefits, while safeguarding societal concerns. This will be a balancing act of oversight and regulation from policymakers to drive investment and consumer adoption while ensuring that safety, security, and privacy frameworks are in place. This column will explore critical national and international IoT policy and regulatory efforts as well as take a deeper dive into specific topics of interest.
Column Editor: Doug Sicker, University of Colorado Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus, USA
Privacy and Security
This column delves into privacy risks of the IoT using risk concepts that are more native to the security domain in order to conceptually bridge our collective understanding, articulation, and management of privacy concerns in the IoT which otherwise might not be sufficiently considered or foreseen by existing legal and technical controls.
Column Editor: Erin Kenneally, Guidewire-Cyence and Elchemy, USA
Scanning the Literature
To Be Determined