Special Issue "Machine to Machine Communications and Internet of Things (IoT)"

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489). This special issue belongs to the section "Information and Communications Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Lorenzo Vangelista

Department of Information Engineering, Padova University, Italy
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Interests: telecommunications; signal processing; internet of things

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications and Internet of Things (IoT) are playing an ever-increasing role in our society, our economy and in the broad research on ICT at all levels. M2M and IoT are among of the most pervasive technologies, and many fields such as the industrial production, the healthcare, the energy production and distribution, the smart cities (just to name a few), the smart home are going to have M2M and IoT as their backbone and foundation.

The last few years have been exciting for IoT and M2M in many respects, including:

  • The emergence of new standards and paradigms such as NB-IoT, WiSUN, IEEE 802.11ah and the Low Power Wide Area Networks such as, for example, SigFox and LoRa
  • The emerging importance of IoT and M2M platforms from major IT companies or dedicated, for example, to the Industrial Internet of Things
  • The application of tools and techniques such as Machine Learning and Big Data to the huge amount of data generated by sensors and actuators  
  • The emergence of a number of consortia and interest groups to promote the application of  IoT and M2M in specific application domains
  • The interest, at the level of major standardization institution in ICT, such a IETF, for establishing a common IPv6 foundation for many different LPWAN including LoRa, SigFox, WiSUN and NB-IoT

Therefore, the purpose of this Special Issue is to publish high-quality research, both from academic and industrial stakeholders, and serves as an outlet for disseminating innovative solutions towards meeting the expectation of M2M and IoT communities. Original, high quality contributions that have not yet been published, submitted, or are not currently under review by other journals or peer-reviewed conferences are sought.

Prof. Lorenzo Vangelista
Guest Editor

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  • M2M
  • IoT
  • Physical layer of M2M and IoT
  • MAC protocols for M2M and IoT
  • Network protocols for M2M and IoT
  • Standardization efforts for M2M and IoT
  • Application frameworks and platforms for M2M and IoT
  • Industrial IoT
  • IoT for Smart Cities
  • Machine Learning for IoT
  • Big Data for IoT
  • Low Power Wide Area Networks

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.

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