IEEE IoT Vertical and Topical Summit – Anchorage 2017
18-20 September 2017 – Anchorage, AK


With its dispersed population, cultural diversity, vast area, varied geography, climate extremes, importance to world ecosystems, and a richness of natural resources, Alaska is uniquely positioned to explore the potential and challenges facing the Internet of Things (IoT) in its quest to create sustainable value. To facilitate this exploration in a global context, the IEEE IoT Multi-Society Technical Group is bringing together experts and stakeholders from industry, the public sector, and the research and academic communities to Anchorage for a Summit from 18-20 September 2017.

We have selected five vertical and five topical themes that are important to IoT, and especially to Alaska, as a focus for the Summit, and are requesting proposals for speakers, panels, workshops, and tutorials prior to 15 July, 2017. Below you will find descriptions of each theme along with instructions for submitting proposals, a list of invited speakers, and information about the Summit’s Organizing Committee

We look forward to incorporating your proposals into a stimulating program and anticipate your participation in this important dialog. At the same time, we hope that you can take this opportunity to explore some of the wonders of Alaska near Anchorage or further afield.

As part of the conference there will be a banquet for attendees and participants on Tuesday September 19th. For those who would like to take advantage of opportunities once in Alaska there will optional events before and after the Summit.

You should plan to attend this conference if you are interested in the Internet of Things, if you would like to understand how IoT would revolutionize the government, industry, and individual lives.



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About the IEEE IoT Initiative

 The IEEE IoT (Internet of Things) Initiative is a Multi-Society Activity that involves twenty-two IEEE Societies and Councils, including the IEEE Standards Association. The purpose of the Initiative is to act as the go to place in IEEE for information, knowledge, and action to cultivate and nurture the evolution of IoT technologies, their deployment, and operation for the benefit of humanity. The Initiative undertakes a full spectrum of activities that among others include, lectures, workshops, tutorials, conferences, webinars, education and entrepreneurial events, vertical and topical working groups, publications, and the standards. The IEEE IoT initiative strongly supports the domain specific programs undertaken by its Society and Council members.  For additional information please visit: