Workshop CFP – SCN IoT

Call for Papers

Satellite communication networks for Internet of Things

(November 19-20, 2020, joint with IoTaaS 2020, Xi’an, China)


Rapid development for Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications has been witnessed in recent years, such as smart grid, smart farming, environment and disaster monitoring. It require world-wide connectivity and robust systems to deliver sensor data and control information across network infrastructure. In view of the ubiquity, uniqueness, availability and built-in resilience of space-based technology, the satellite communication has been playing a critical role in supporting those IoT applications.

By 2020, more than 20 billion connected things are expected to be in use throughout the world. While the majority of IoT networks is terrestrial, satellite communication has been redefined as a complementary solution for cellular connectivity in remote areas. To cater increasing demands for the connectivity, satellite operators are dedicated to develop facilities and network services enabling satellite IoT and integration to terrestrial system for hybrid networks.

Nevertheless, to make effective and robust IoT applications based on satellite networks, some issues are still open to be addressed. For instance, to achieve interoperability between satellite and terrestrial wireless networks, new technical challenges arise in designs of specific protocols, for balancing the QoS requirements and constrained spectrum resources. Moreover, for conjunction of various satellite networks, satellite constellation conception promises to realize dependable, low latency and high-throughput connections, which opens new issues such as satellite routing and resource management.

Topics of Interest

The targeted topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • Satellite IoT protocol design and optimization
  • Dynamic MAC techniques
  • High efficient satellite routing
  • Green communication in satellite IoT networks
  • Energy storage and management techniques for satellite IoT
  • Behavior analysis for cooperative satellite IoT
  • Machine learning in satellite network management
  • Communication system for satellite IoT application


We invite workshop participation through contributions that respond to one or more of the mentioned research questions in form of a full paper (10-20 pages) or a short paper or work in progress paper (6+ pages). Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy+‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).

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Accepted and presented technical papers will be submitted for publication by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library. Workshop Papers will be published as a part of IoTaaS Conference Proceedings book. Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, including Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL). See the website for detailed instructions and for author requirements for accepted papers.

Important dates

  • Paper submission deadline: July 31, 2020
  • Notification date: September 1, 2020
  • Camera-ready deadline: October 19, 2020
  • Conference date: November 19, 2020

Workshop TPC Chairs

Zhou Zhang, China Electrical System Engineering Company, China

Jianfeng Guan, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

Lili Wang, Institute of Systems Engineering, Academy of Military Sciences, China