IoT-based scientific research has recently become an imperative component in monitoring human daily lives and leveraging the enabling technologies including smart objects, smart sensing, cloud and edge computing, and big data analytics. The IoT has created an explosion of sensor data due to the increased number of smart devices with embedded smart sensors. This ranges from smart watches and smartphones to healthcare wearable and head-mounted devices. The recent increase in availability and use of smart wearable devices and the ubiquity of smartphones allows the ability of caregivers to monitor health conditions on a continuous basis. Many of the smart-wearable devices are part of human-in-the-loop Cyber Physical Systems (CPS). The Internet has changed drastically the way we live, moving interactions between people at a virtual level in several contexts spanning from the professional life to social relationships. The IoT has the potential to add a new dimension to this process by enabling communications with and among mobile phones and smart devices, thus leading to the vision of obtrusiveness or in other words ‘‘anytime, anywhere” computing and communications. Additionally, the IoT is a key enabler for the realization of future embedded smart world as it allows for the interaction with/between the tiny smart things leading to an effective integration of information into the digital world. The basic idea of this concept is the pervasive presence around us of a variety of things or objects – such as tiny sensors, actuators, smartphones, u-things, etc. – which, through unique communication and interaction schemes, are able to communicate with each other and cooperate with their neighbors through wireless communication to provide quality services for users. The challenges and opportunities arising from a proper integration of the IoT with mobile computing and applications create a fascinating research field that deserves more in-depth investigations. On the one hand, wearable devices are expected to become the joining link between connected smart objects, the Internet, and end-users. Thus, the coupling among mobile technology, such objects and an embedded infrastructure constitutes the Mobile and Embedded Internet of Things. The smart IoT has the potential to revolutionize future software and hardware applications by influencing the real world entities to achieve better quality of life for next generation of human.
The aim of this symposium is thus to bring together practitioners and researchers from both academia and industry in order to have a forum for discussion and technical presentations on the recent advances in the area of smart embedded IoT.