Call for 3. International Workshop on Space-based Internet of things

International Workshop on space-based internet of things

(S-IoTs 2018)

November 17/18, 2018, joint with IoTaaS 2018, Xi’an, China

The existing architecture of Internet of things (IoTs) faces the problem of mismatch between service supports and user demands under the scenarios of large coverage, cross-region and harsh environment. Therefore, in recent years, the space-based IoTs (S-IoTs), enabling to provide broad coverage connection through the space-based information network, has been proposed by the academia and industry. The S-IoTs mainly consists of three layers: the sensing layer, the application layer, and the network layer. Sensing layer tries to collect and locate the events and data in the physical world, including various physical quantities, signs, images, audio, video, etc. Application layer is the interface between S-IoTs and users. Combined with industry needs, it achieves the intelligent applications of S-IoTs, such as intelligent logistics, intelligent military, environmental detection, intelligent power, etc. Network layer consists of access unit, space-based transmission network, and the cloud based space/ground processing platform. It is responsible for transmitting and processing the information obtained by the sensing layer.

S-IoTs is an important component and extension of the IoTs. It extends the coverage of the IoTs, and improves the economy and reliability of the IoTs industry effectively. The key technologies and standardization of S-IoTs are the beginning of researching. In this workshop, we are particularly interested in high quality contributions and innovations in the interdisciplinary area of space-based internet of things, including but not limited to the topics of interest listed below:


  • System architecture for S-IoTs
  • Space-air-ground integrated networking
  • Satellite constellation design
  • Sensing technology
  • Cloud based space networking
  • Software-defined space networking
  • Space network function virtualization
  • Routing algorithm
  • Multiple access technology
  • Space communications
  • Space channel model
  • Signal processing
  • Big data for S-IoTs
  • Artificial Intelligence and machine learning
  • Standardization for S-IoT
  • Security technology


Important dates

Paper submission due: July 15, 2018

Notification date: September 27, 2018

Camera-ready due: October 20, 2018

Conference date: Nov. 17, 2018


TPC Chairs

General Chair  Research Fellow, Jianhua Zhang    China Academy of Space Technology, Xi’an, P. R. China

General Co-Chair Research Fellow, Xinquan Yang    China Academy of Space Technology, Xi’an, P. R. China

General Co-Chair Prof. Mao Yang, Northwestern Polytechnical University, P. R. China


TPC committee members

Senior Engineer, Changzhi Xu  China Academy of Space Technology, Xi’an, P. R. China

Dr. Yi Jin   China Academy of Space Technology, Xi’an, P. R. China

Prof. Linlin Sun  Nanjing University of Science and Technology, P. R. China

Prof. Man Feng   Southeast University, P. R. China

Prof. Mingyu Li    Chongqing University, P. R. China