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Special Issue "Cloud Platform Sustainability Technologies for Industrial Internet of Things"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Jongsung Kim

Dept. Math and Information, Kook Min Uiversity, Korea
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Guest Editor
Dr. Naveen Chilamkurti

School of Information Technology, La Trobe University, Australia
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Guest Editor
Dr. Shiuh-Jeng Wang

Dept. of Information Management, Central Police University, Taiwan
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) alters the existing term, Internet of Things (IoT), to apply more to the concept of the Smart Factory within sustainable enterprises’ manufacturing processes to elevate their products and services. However, unlike IoT as a consumer space, the current adoption level of IIoT is confined to what is traditionally called Operation Technology (OT) as the majority of manufacturing enterprises depend on a proprietary of information and automation technology solutions, primarily used for very specific limited usecases with reactive purpose. To handle the stringent and complex requirements of IIoT sustainability/realization/deployment, a cloud computing platform has to be a given, thereby enabling massive data collection, inter-operable semantic data exchange, and easy-to-use IIoT application deployment with reduced time, increased scale, lower cost, and increased flexibility. To this end, a cloud computing platform for IIoT needs to provide essential technological components, such as compute/storage cloud, complex event processing, device management, analytics dealing with large volumes of data, and structured data modeling as a type of IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS.

In this context, this Special Issue aims to demonstrate the latest research results, including the system architectures, protocols/techniques, and application/business models pertaining to cloud computing platforms for IIoT. The topics include, but are not limited to:

  • IaaS/PaaS/SaaS cloud sustainability for IIoT
  • System sustainability architecture for IIoT cloud platform
  • Data analytics on IIoT cloud platform sustainability
  • Device connectivity security for IIoT cloud platform
  • Complex event processing for IIoT cloud platform sustainability
  • Management protocols sustainability for IIoT cloud platform
  • Standardization and open source activities for IIoT cloud platform sustainability
  • Optimization and simulation of IIoT cloud platform sustainability
  • Security, Privacy, and Forensics Issues in platform sustainability

Dr. Jongsung Kim
Dr. Naveen Chilamkurti
Dr. Shiuh-Jeng Wang

Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

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