Edwin Ren


Talk: Small data transmission for massive IoT devices

IoT (Internet of Things) devices need to report their data or status to base stations at various frequencies.

The current design principals of communication networks, when applied to IoT scenarios, however, do not fit well. For example, an IPv6 address is 128 bits, which is much longer than a 16-bit temperature report. Also, contending to send a small packet is not cost-effective.

In this talk, I will introduce a novel framework, which is slot-based, schedule-oriented, and identity-free for uploading IoT devices’ data. I will show that it fits very well for IoT applications. Also, I will discuss its potential applications in LoRaWAN


About Edwin

Yi Ren received his Ph.D. degree in information communication and technology from the University of Agder, Norway, in 2012.

He was with the Department of Computer Science, National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Hsinchu, Taiwan, as a Postdoctoral Fellow, and an Assistant Research Fellow from 2012 to 2017. He is currently a Lecturer in the School of Computing Science at the University of East Anglia (UEA), Norwich, U.K.

He received the Best Paper Award at IEEE MDM 2012.