About Future Internet

Aims & Scope

Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903) is a scholarly open access journal which provides an advanced forum for science and research concerned with evolution of Internet technologies and related Smart Systems for “Net-Living” development. The general reference subject is therefore the evolution towards the future internet ecosystem, which is feeding a continuous, intensive, artificial transformation of the lived environment, for a widespread and significant improvement of well-being in all spheres of human life (private, public, professional).

The subject macro-areas are:

  1. smart system technologies and architecture
  2. smart systems and applications
  3. net-living human factors and quality of life enhancement

Results of interdisciplinary research are particularly welcome, since mutual connections and feedback within and among the stated macro-areas are increasingly required for an effective systematic diffuse enhancement of quality of life through Net-Living.

The journal publishes:

  1. Research papers
  2. Reviews
  3. Short communications

Calls for special issues are also promoted.
We encourage scientists to publish own theoretical and experimental results in as much detail as possible, since there is no restriction on the length of the papers, neither for the use of colour figures. The full experimental details can also be provided to allow reproduction of the results.

Additional features of this journal are:
•    publication of manuscripts, typically as short communications, regarding research proposals and research ideas
•    publication of manuscripts, typically as short communications, sustaining opinions or positions on emerging research topics, to promote their more extensive objective discussion
•    publication of manuscripts, typically as short communications, for communicating to a broader audience results of research projects endorsed by qualified bodies
•    open storage of supplementary material, such as electronic files or software, providing the full details of the calculation and experimental procedure, if they cannot be published in the normal way

Subject Areas

Macro-Area 1: Smart System Technologies and Architecture

Included topics are:
•    advanced communications network infrastructures
•    evolution of internet basic services
•    internet of things
•    netted peripheral sensors
•    industrial internet
•    centralized and distributed data centers
•    embedded computing
•    cloud computing
•    software defined network functions and network virtualization
•    cloud-let and fog-computing
•    big data, open data and analytical tools
•    cyber-physical systems
•    network and distributed operating systems
•    web services
•    semantic structures and related software tools
•    artificial and augmented intelligence
•    augmented reality
•    system interoperability and flexible service composition
•    smart mission-critical system architectures
•    smart terminals and applications
•    pro-sumer tools for application design and development
•    cyber security compliance
•    privacy compliance
•    reliability compliance
•    dependability compliance
•    accountability compliance
•    trust compliance
•    technical quality of basic services

Macro-Area 2: Smart Systems and Applications

Included topics are:
•    smart mobility and transportation systems
•    smart utility systems
•    smart energy systems
•    smart living places
•    smart public government systems
•    smart health-care systems
•    smart systems for public security and safety
•    smart social assistance systems
•    smart geo-information and environmental monitoring systems
•    smart information-communications-knowledge delivery social systems
•    smart learning systems
•    smart manufacturing lines
•    smart liquid-enterprises
•    smart financial, payments and insurance systems
•    smart leisure systems
•    smart systems for cultural heritage conservation and fruition
•    smart city
•    application of new socio-economic systemic models for net-Living

Macro-Area 3: Net-Living Human Factors and Quality of Life enhancement

Included topics are:
•    human-computer interaction and usability
•    subjective human and social factors for well-being through Net-Living
•    end-user-centred design
•    end-user constructive pro-activity enabling
•    social inclusion and cohesion enabling approaches
•    net-living lyfestyling personalization and optimization
•    quality of experience
•    living-labs
•    basic and vocational net-living education

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

Future Internet is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications. MDPI works with Publons to provide reviewers with credit for their work.

Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.

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Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Future Internet will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2016 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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Assistant Editor
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