Dear Contributors to IoT-SNAP

The Japanese government has introduced measures to counter the developing Covid-19 situation; among other measures, the government announced that large meetings and events should be considered to be cancelled or postponed. The IoT Enabling Sensing/Networks/AI and Photonics Conference 2020 - IoT-SNAP2020 - collocated with the Optics and Photonics International Congress - OPIC - can thus not take place as planned from 21-23 April 2020 in Yokohama, Japan.

This is a tremendous disappointment for the IoT- and photonics-related community in general. We were looking very much forward to welcoming you to the IoT-SNAP. However, it is obvious that people's health and safety must have first priority. All the paper submitted to the IoT-SNAP 2020 will not be published. We also cancel the copyright transfer agreements, which are agreed when you submitted. You can thus submit the same contents submitted to the other conferences and journals. Paid registration fee will be refunded by the OPIC.

We understand that you may have questions at this point, and you are welcome to share with us your thoughts by sending a message via the Web form . We will do our best to answering; however, we ask for your patience and understanding.

Kenichi Kitayama, Steering Committee Chair
Atsushi Kanno and Katsuhiro Ishii, Technical Program Committee Chairs


Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: 16 January, 2020
    Extended to January 28, 2020, Tuesday


The Internet of Things (IoT) smart objects on the planet are predicted to reach 200 billion entities by 2020, and by 2022 M2M traffic is expected to constitute almost a half of the whole Internet traffic. IoT offers a great market opportunity both for sensor device and M2M communication platformer as well as Over-The-Top (OTT) players or the application platformers.

This IoT conference covers multiple aspects, including core technologies of IoT, applications and use cases, and photonic technologies. See the more details of the three categories in The participants from various sectors over the world, including the industries and academia can expect to hear the cutting-edge technology of IoT as well as the novel use cases and exchange opinions on the IoT perspectives.

Category 1 Core Technologies

  • Cyber physical security
  • IoT wired/wireless networks
  • AI/machine learning
  • Multi-modal AI
  • Cyber physical systems
  • Edge computing
  • Image processing
  • Sensor fusion
  • Compressive sensing
  • Others

Category 2 Applications and use cases

  • Smart city/home/society
  • Healthcare and biomedical applications
  • Smart mobility
  • Precision/smart agriculture
  • Smart/flexible factory
  • Smart civil engineering, construction and monitoring
  • Field trial and social implementation
  • Others

Category 3 Photonics Technologies

  • Sensor/fiber sensor
  • Imaging/image sensor
  • Devices
  • Integrated photonics
  • Visual light communication
  • Terahertz
  • Robotics
  • Others

Conference Chairs

Norihiro Hagita
(ATR Norihiko Hagita Laboratory, Japan)

Ronald E. Freund
(Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Germany)

Sponsored by

Thank you for joining IoT-SNAP2019.