On this second edition the Congress will structure its conferences in six areas: Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics, Healthcare, Energy and Utilities, Technology, and Innovation. The IOTSWC Program Committee – comprised of high-level IoT and technological professionals and innovation specialists– will select leading international figures to participate as speakers at the conference. Additionally an international Call for Papers has been launched aiming to include the most relevant contributions, initiatives and solutions within the IoT framework in the congress program.
The event has also launched two other calls: a Call for Testbeds and a Call for Awards. The former call will select the best examples of real life industrial internet solutions to be showcased in the Testbed area located in the heart of the exhibition area. The ten best among all entries and will grant them a prominent location to be showcased at. The last of the three calls will award the best solutions presented by exhibiting companies in each of the program’s areas and the best testbed.
In all three calls, the Program Committee will be responsible of analysing all entries and selecting the best of them. This year’s committee includes representatives of ABB, Accenture, Cisco, Deloitte, EMC, GE, Industrial Internet Consortium, Infineon Technologies; Intel, Ipso, Microsoft, National Instruments, Object Management Group,SAP and Schneider Electric.
The show’s director, Roger Bou said “we are very excited about this second IOTSWC. Last year the first edition exceeded our initial expectations so we are very confident this second edition will also make great numbers. We are dealing with a disruptive set of technologies that will change industry as we know it so gathering in Barcelona all the key players in the industrial internet scenario is undoubtedly the best way to make our contribution to this global transformation.”
On its first edition, IOTSWC featured 120 top experts, 88 exhibiting companies and 4,500 visitors from 53 countries.