IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China
7–9 August 2024 // Hangzhou, China
Ubiquitous Communications @ Future

Semantic Communications for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Semantic Communications for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

IEEE ICCC 2024 Workshop on

Semantic Communications for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Hangzhou, China|7-9 August 2024


General Co-Chairs:

Dongfeng Yuan, Shandong University, China,

Rute C. Sofia, Fortiss GmbH, Germany,

Technical Program Co-Chairs:

Yueheng Li, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany,

Xiaotian Zhou, Shandong University, China,



The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is considered as the key enabler for intelligent manufacturing, through connecting massive industrial devices for manufacturing data collection and analysis. These devices generate massive amounts of data featured with complex heterogeneity and low value density, bringing great pressure to the current communication system. Semantic communication, which is a content-aware and task-oriented intelligent communication paradigm, is regarded as the feasible solution to this challenge. Semantic communication can extract semantic features from source data to eliminate redundancy, therefore significantly reduces the amount of data to be transmitted. It just fits the IIoT as the essence of IIoT is to analyze and control the manufacturing process, wherein only the semantic features of data is in fact needed. Despite significant efforts have been made recently in the area of semantic communications, there are still many challenges especially in the context of IIoT, such as semantic information theory, semantic representation for IIoT, semantic feature coding, resource management, security issues and so on.

To address the above challenges, this workshop aims at bringing together researchers from academia and industry to discuss recent breakthroughs and novel applications related to semantic communications for IIoT.



This workshop seeks original and unpublished works in the broad area of semantic communication for IIoT. The topics of interest for this workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • Semantic information theory
  • Semantic representation for IIoT
  • Semantic coding and signal processing for IIoT
  • Semantic knowledge base construction and updating for IIoT
  • Joint source and channel coding in semantic communications
  • End-to-end semantic communication systems
  • Large models-based semantic communication systems
  • Network architectures and protocols for semantic communications
  • Semantic-aware resource management for IIoT
  • Privacy and security issues in semantic communications
  • Experiments and testbeds for semantic communications
  • Semantic communications in emerging wireless networks



 Xiaodong Xu, Talk Title: Semantic communications for Industrial Internet of Things, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

Alexandros-Apostolos A. Boulogeorgos, Talk Title: From bit decoding to meaning understanding: A journey from semantic communications to semantic networking, University of Western Macedonia, Greece



Deadline for paper submission: 1 June 2024  17 June 2024  20 June 2024

Date for notification: 15 June 2024  1 July 2024 3 July 2024

Deadline for final paper submission: 1 July 2024  7 July 2024 10 July 2024



All papers for workshop should be submitted via EDAS through the following link: