Special Issue "The Emergence of Internet of Things (IoT): Connecting Anything, Anywhere?"

A special issue of Computers (ISSN 2073-431X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Md Arafatur Rahman

Faculty of Computer Systems & Software Engineering, University Malaysia Pahang, Kuantan, Malaysia
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Interests: wireless communication; Internet of Things; wireless sensor network; vehicular networks; cognitive radio networks; 5G
Guest Editor
Dr. A. Taufiq Asyhari

Centre for Electronic Warfare, Information and Cyber, Cranfield University, Shrivenham, UK
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Interests: communication techniques for Internet-of-Things (IoT); MIMO wireless communications; nano-molecular communications; error-correcting codes and capacity analysis; channel modelling and estimation for mobile wireless networks; throughput-reliability-security trade-offs in wireless networks; information theory for Big Data and its applications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Internet of Things (IoT) is an emerging technology for enabling physical objects into smart things with the help of existing network infrastructure. The applications of IoT outrun every sector of our modern communication paradigm, which provides users with smart services. Using the ubiquitous computing capability of IoT provides a platform for collecting heterogeneous and massive amounts of data from different smart devices, which paves the way for decision making using Big Data analytics. IoT is expected to make complex information systems that sum up the fusion of Cloud, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Collecting and processing private information from the deployment of autonomous objects in IoT is becoming a main concern in term of privacy and security challenges. By developing architecturally-complete interoperability frameworks we can conserve security issues in the different application domains of IoT environments.

The current situation raises new challenges for researchers to develop new applications that take advantage of existing technology, as well as contribute to improve them. This implies topics such as cloud computing, smart vehicular system, new security tools, new uses and applications, Big Data tools in IoT data analytics, communication protocols adapted to these concrete experiences, etc.

This Special Issue will cover the latest contributions to IoT application frameworks. Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to:

  • State of art on IoT
  • IoT on Environmental monitoring
  • IoT on Healthcare
  • IoT on Security and surveillance
  • IoT on Smart environment (home, offices, cities)
  • IoT on Transportation and logistics (automotive)
  • IoT Enabling technologies
  • IoT enabled Semantic web technologies
  • IoT and Cloud computing
  • IoT and Big Data
  • IoT enabled Technology based Learning

Dr. Md. Arafatur Rahman
Dr. A. Taufiq Asyhari
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • IoT
  • Smart object
  • Framework
  • Protocols
  • Technology
  • Application
  • Security
  • Mobile computing
  • Cloud services
  • Data collection
  • Big Data

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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