Special Issue "Next Generation Wireless Technologies for Internet of Things"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2017)
Prof. Claude Chaudet
Prof. Dr. Dixian Zhao
Nowadays, the Internet is increasingly ubiquitous, allowing users to connect anytime and everywhere, not only to other people, but also to objects embedded in the physical world. The common vision of such systems is usually associated with one concept, the Internet of Things (IoT). With the advent of the IoT revolution, it is expected that there will be over 50 billion connected objects in the world by 2020 and that 40% of all world data will come from IoT devices and sensors. In this future there will be a need for radio technologies to comply to IoT device characteristics including, suitability for use in a variety of environments (outdoor vs. indoor, urban vs. rural), battery operated devices, form factors and communication ranges. Furthermore, communication protocols need to adapt to IoT service requirements for real-time and critical applications. As a consequence, there is a need for smart radio technologies and communication protocols that support low-power and ultra-low power operation, multiple communication ranges, diverse traffic ranging from telemetry to HD video streams for surveillance, in indoor and outdoor environments. It can be predicted that several wireless technologies, such as bluetooth low energy (BLE), Zigbee, 6LowPAN, Z-Wave and Wi-Fi HaLow will continue to emerge as short range and low power wireless communication technologies.
This Special Issue aims to solicit high-quality papers reporting on the latest research advances on next generation wireless technologies for IoT. These papers should focus on solving open technical problems and challenges typical of IoT, on presenting and integrating novel solutions efficiently, and on highlighting the performance evaluation with existing standards. Both theoretical and experimental studies are encouraged. Furthermore, high-quality review papers are also welcomed. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Short and medium range radio access
- Energy-efficient communications and management
- New sensing and actuation capabilities of devices and their applicability
- Wireless wearable and IoT communication architectures and systems
- Sustainable design and solutions
- Network architecture and system design
- Smart bandwidth utilization
- Integration with existing standards and protocols
- Testbed, prototype, and practical systems for IoT use cases
- Millimeter-wave technologies and applications
- Novel integrated circuit (IC) techniques for IoTs
Prof. Dr. Giovanni Pau
Prof. Dr. Claude Chaudet
Prof. Dr. Dixian Zhao
Prof. Dr. Mario Collotta
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- smart wireless technologies
- internet of things (IoT)
- energy-efficient communications
- challenges in IoT wireless scenarios
- IoT wireless communication architectures
- quality of services management