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


The Workshop: October 17, 2022

Workshop Chair :

Zhibo Pang (ABB, Sweden)

Rick Candell (NIST, USA)

Kang Lee (NIST, USA)

Kim Fung Tsang (CityU, HK)

Sponsored by :

IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES)      Standards Committee

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 & Management


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.

Registration :

   •     Workshop Only (1 day registration): €200.00
    •     Full IECON Conference (includes Workshop): Full Conference Fee

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: €200.00. All registered for the workshop only will be provided
with coffee breaks, lunch, and WiFi access.

Full Conference (Workshop included): Full Conference Fee.

*Full Speaker abstracts and biographies starting page 5.



                   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

List of talks, Abstracts, Biographies and photos of the Speakers 

KEYNOTE: “Safety and Security in Industrial Automation: The Need for a Holistic View”

Prof. Thilo Sauter, TU Wien and University of Continuing Education Krems, Austria

Prof. Thilo Sauter

Dr. Thilo Sauter (M’93–SM’09–F’14) received the Dipl.-Ing. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from TU Wien, Vienna, Austria, in 1992 and 1999, respectively. Until 2003, he led the Factory Communication Group at the Institute of Computer Technology. From 2004 to 2013, he was the Founding Director of the Institute for Integrated Sensor Systems at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Since 2013, he has been with the Department of Integrated Sensor Systems at the Danube University Krems, Austria, and a tenured Associate Professor for automation technology at TU Wien since 2014. His expertise and research interests include embedded systems and integrated circuit design, smart sensors, and automation and sensor networks with a focus on real-time, security, interconnection, and integration issues relevant to cyberphysical systems and the Internet of Things in various application domains such as industrial and building automation, smart manufacturing, or smart grids. Dr. Sauter is the Vice President of the Austrian Association for Instrumentation, Automation, and Robotics, member of the Board of the Austrian Electrotechnical Association, Senior AdCom Member of the IES, and Treasurer of the IEEE Austria Section. He is currently Vice-President for Publications of the IES and past Editor-in-Chief of Industrial Electronics Magazine. He has been involved in the standardization of industrial communication systems for more than 25 years.

KEYNOTE: “TBD” Dr. Chih-Lin I, Chief Scientist, China Mobile Research Institute

Dr. Chih-Lin I
Chief Scientist
China Mobile
Research Institute

Dr. Chih-Lin I – Bio Pending

“Deterministic Industrial Networks and Communications Enabling Edge Control ” – Dr. David Zhe Lou, Huawei Technologies
Dr. David Lou

Dr. David Lou graduated as Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering at Ghent University in 2005. In the same year he joined the Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs as an Innovation Researcher. He had a leading involvement and management role in several European and national research projects (Giant, Smart Touch, Metaverse1, Mistra, Shift-TV, etc.), and standardization bodies (MPEG). In 2016 he joined Huawei Technologies as a Chief Researcher based in Munich, Germany. He is responsible for defining the research strategy, steering disruptive network innovation and coordinating collaboration with industrial and academic partners. He is also leading the standardization activities in various SDOs (e.g. ITU-T, IETF, ETSI, etc.) His interests mainly covers IoT/IIoT/I4.0, next generation industrial networking architecture, deterministic communication, network security and privacy, video streaming and transportation, and immersive communication. He is the co-chair of the IIC Networking Task Group & Edge Computing Task Group and has been actively involved in relevant industrial development activities.

“Latest progress in WiFi6 and WiFi7 towards Wireless Time Sensitive Networking” – Dr. Suresh Kalyanasundaram, Intel Research, Germany

Dr. Suresh Kalyanasundaram – Bio Pending.

“On a journey towards a flexible WiFi TSN Chip” – Dr. Ingrid Moerman, IMEC and UGhent, Belgium