48th Annual Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society
IECON 2022 Conference


The Workshop: October 17, 2022

Main Sponsor:

IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) Standards


Technical Co-sponsors:

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Instrumentation & Measurement Society  Technical Committee on Sensor Technology (TC-9)

IES Technical Committee on Cloud & Wireless Systems for  Industrial Applications

IES Technical Committee on Industrial Cyber Physical Systems

IES Technical Committee on Industrial Informatics

IES Technical Committee on Building Automation, Control &



The purpose of this workshop is to provide an opportunity for representatives from industry, academia, and government to work closely together to update to this research community on the latest progresses, emerging use cases, future roadmaps, open challenges, and promising research directions. The output of this workshop will, on one hand, help technology vendors to develop better wireless technologies that meet the industrial specific needs, and on the other hand, it will help system integrators and users to determine which wireless technology is suitable for which use cases with which level of performances, and how to deploy, integrate, and engineer the wireless systems properly in challenging industrial environments with e.g., many potential physical obstructions and sources of interferences.

Download the program for the Workshop

Potential topics Include

  • Wireless technologies e.g., 5G/6G, WiFi6/7, Wireless TSN, satellite, LPWAN (LoRa, Sigfox, NB-IoT), UWB, etc. for Industrial IoT
  • Emerging techniques to achieve high-reliability, low-latency, secure, and safe wireless systems

  • Wireless use cases and requirements for industrial applications such as robotics, mobile platforms, process automation, UAV, motion control, healthcare, smart buildings, product safety, etc.
  • Security, blockchain technologies and networks for industrial IoT applications
  • Source of interference and coexistence of wireless technologies
  • Approaches for spectrum monitoring and interference management in Industrial IoT
  • Wireless-aware Industrial IoT applications such as industrial AI, monitoring and maintenance, closed-loop control, functional safety

    •  Systems engineering approach and processes for applying wireless technologies
  • Convergence of wireless and wired protocols and networks in Industrial IoT
  • Convergence of wireless communication with edge computing in Industrial IoT 
  • Convergence of wireless communication with artificial intelligence in Industrial IoT
  • Needs for standardization of protocols, practices and guidelines       


Manufacturers applying wireless technologies in new or existing automation systems for sensing, monitoring, and controlling equipment and processes can reap benefits by eliminating costly cabling and enabling mobility and deployment flexibility. Meanwhile, using wireless technologies can improve factory-floor operating conditions, performances, and efficiency. It is envisioned that the industrial wireless infrastructure will become a common infrastructure for communication, computing, and even sensing. The industrial use cases are also among the drivers of the evolution of cellular, Wi-Fi, and even satellite networks. In the recent years, technology vendors are achieving significant progresses while the expectations from system integrators and users are increasing even more rapidly, which means many challenges are being solved while many new ones are being brought up.

Who Should Attend/Stakeholders

Industrial wireless technology developers, system integrators, device manufacturers, end-users, standardization initiatives, and researchers are invited to speak and participate in this workshop/panel discussion for establishing guideline and research direction.


 The results of the workshop will help develop guideline, standard, and future research direction, which will help manufacturers, users, and their technology suppliers to design, assess, select, and deploy wireless platforms that perform dependably in their industrial settings and conditions.

October 17, 2022 - Workshop Agenda

8:30 am - 11:00 am                 Registration

10:30 am - 10:50 am                 Coffee Break

12noon – 1pm                     Lunch

3:00pm-3:20pm                 Coffee Break


        Workshop-ONLY: $250 (to be confirmed by local chairs). All registered for the workshop only will be provided with coffee breaks, lunch, and WiFi access.



                   Zhibo Pang, pang.zhibo@se.abb.com / zhibo@kth.se

          Rick Candell, rick.candell@nist.gov ;

          Kang Lee, kang.lee@ieee.org

          Kim Fung Tsang, ee330015@cityu.edu.hk ;

Steering Committee  


Allen Chen, c.j.chen@ieee.org

 Zhibo Pang, pang.zhibo@se.abb.com / zhibo@kth.se

Kim Fung Tsang, ee330015@cityu.edu.hk

 Victor Huang, v.huang@ieee.org ;

Chairs of the Sponsoring IES TCs  

Main Sponsor: 

Allen Chen, Chair, TC Standards 

Technical Co-sponsors: 

Len Shu, Chair, TC Cloud & Wireless Systems for Industrial Applications 

Yang Shi, Chair, TC Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems 

Wenbin Dai, Chair, TC Industrial Informatics 

Kim Fung Tsang, Chair, TC Building Automation, Control, and Management

Primary Sponsor

Primary Sponsor