The 7th IEEE International Conference on Internet of People (IoP 2021) is a premier forum for sharing theoretical, experimental and operational results in relative fields. The Conference will take place in Atlanta (USA), October 18-21 and organizers welcome original papers presenting the latest research findings and applications on a wide range of IoP topics.
The rise of wearable/embodied technologies and personal/body area networks has successfully bridged our personal physical and cyber worlds in recent years. Internet of People (IoP) represents the mapping of social individuals and their interactions with smart devices to the Internet. It focuses on data collection, modeling, and ubiquitous intelligence for a wide range of applications of crowd-sourced, Internet-based personal information. Likewise, the emerging social and sentiment analysis computing, behavior modeling, and novel human/environment interaction mechanisms, e.g. brain, audible, or augmented reality computing, will allow further incorporation of the social and mental worlds into the so-called Hyper World.
Due to the pervasiveness of IoP and its impacts on human activity, it has quickly emerged as an important interdisciplinary field that encompasses IoT, HCI, bio-inspired algorithms with behavioral and social sciences. In essence, a Smart World is only possible if there is a better and smarter collaboration between devices and people, where technology is applied from a human-centric and driven standpoint, i.e. following the Internet of People paradigm.