Why you should present
This conference is an opportunity to present on a highly visible stage to an extremely engaged audience. You’ll get to meet with leaders in the field during VIP-only events. We’ll tweet and blog about your work, and share it with podcasts and YouTube channels. This is a great way to build a strong network and advance your career.
What we’re looking for
We’re looking for three broad categories of sessions for this year’s conference:
- Vision sessions discuss the overall future of the IoT space
- Professional sessions cover a specific commercial or research project that you’ve worked on (including both startups and larger companies)
- Maker / Technical sessions are for side projects that might not be directly commercializable but you’re passionate about. These sessions should include a tutorial or learning component. Please show code!
Here are some specific things we’re interested in for 2017:
- Emerging research areas like computer vision, machine learning, human-device interaction, visualizations of massive IoT data sets, and blockchains
- New device technologies such as ZWave and LoRa networks, Greengrass and Weave development platforms, serverless computing, new sensors, and state synchronization technologies. Which platforms will die, and which new ones will emerge?
- Innovative application areas including transportation, biomedicine, smart cities, environment, and entertainment.
- What’s going on in the semiconductor market and how will this affect the IoT development?
- What’s going to happen with 5G, and the cellular roadmap? How will this affect the sensor market, and then software development in general?
- Specific use cases in fog or edge architecture, and how it has been integrated with cloud. Both technical and high level talks would fit in this category.
- The Mirai IoT botnet of 2016. There will be many submissions on this topic, but only the best will be accepted.
Examples of successful past sessions
- The World is Not A Desktop (keynote on human-device interaction)
- IoT Applications in Computer Brain Interfaces
- Adding Connectivity and Control to an Espresso Machine
- Making Sense of Low-power Wide Area Networks
- Building an Internet-Controlled Thing Using the Particle Platform (live soldering/coding demo)
- IoT From a Customer Value / Customer Experience Perspective
Most sessions are 45 minutes. We will also have some 10-minute lightning talk time slots. If you’d like to show off your work without delivering a formal presentation, we’ll have an open demo/poster area.
Our attendees come to learn, not to hear an advertisement. It’s fine to discuss a commercial project that you’ve worked on as long as you’re presenting in-depth material about how it works and how it fits into the IoT ecosystem, rather than trying to sell it. We may ask to see your slides in advance to verify that they fit the needs of our audience.
How to submit
Please submit your application using this Google form.
If you’d like to present but you’re not sure exactly what to talk about, please contact us at IoTFuse@gmail.com. We might be able to find something that will work. We’re also happy to review your slides and help you practice your presentation.