Special Issue "Self-organizing IoT-based Ubiquitous Networks"
A special issue of Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks (ISSN 2224-2708).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (18 June 2018)
Self-organizing ubiquitous networks are gaining more and more interests from research communities and industries, due to the recent advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm. Indeed, our daily life is characterized with several devices (e.g. mobile phones, sensors, laptops, smartphones, etc.) that are able to interact to each other allowing the IoT to become a fundamental part of the Internet due to its ubiquitous presence. In particular, new constrained devices have appeared around us encompassing a different group of new wireless technologies such as Bluetooth, IEEE 802.15.4, etc.
In such a scenario with a plethora of heterogeneous devices, the communication networks become everyday more complex and in the meantime performance requirements continue increasing with the need to reduce the costs. The amount of investment required by this type of networks is significant, but the returns they can provide are even larger.
In this Special Issue, the main focus is to look at the latest advancements in the self-organizing future ubiquitous context related to the IoT paradigm and the specific main areas where these networks operate, namely:
- Self-configuration: automatic configuration management of network devices;
- Self-adaptation: rapid reaction to both external and internal factors in order to keep a certain level of performance
- Self-healing: capacity to react to faults with temporarily change in the behavior and configuration parameters
- Self-optimisation: optimize the behavior of the system to best meet the needs of the overall network.
- Envision of heterogeneity: heterogeneity is considered not only from a device’s computation capability, but also form the perspective of network and communication technologies used to interconnect the “objects”
The topics of interest of this Special Issue are as follows (but not limited to):
- Self-configuration mechanisms of IoT devices for:
- Connectivity management;
- Data dissemination;
- Routing protocols;
- Self-organization and optimization mechanisms of IoT devices;
- Task management through game theory;
- Self-adaptation mechanisms of IoT devices for:
- Connectivity management;
- Network failures;
Dr. Valeria Loscrì
Dr. Anna Maria Vegni
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- IoT paradigm
- heterogeneous devices
- wireless communication