Special Issue "M2M Communications in 5G Networks"

A special issue of Technologies (ISSN 2227-7080). This special issue belongs to the section "Information and Communication Technologies".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Diogo Gomes

Department of Electronics Telecommunications and Informatics, University of Aveiro, Portugal
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Interests: AI; service platforms; M2M; computer networks
Guest Editor
Dr. João Paulo Barraca

Department of Electronics Telecommunications and Informatics, University of Aveiro, Portugal
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Interests: M2M and networking for cloud environments (SDN and NFV)
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Flávio de Oliveira Silva

Faculty of Computing, Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil
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Interests: network softwarization (SDN, NFV, network virtualization, cloud computing); future networks, M2M; IoT

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), and its vision of a world where every device is connected, machine-to-machine (M2M) communication has become the cornerstone to its full realization. M2M communication is characterized by low data rates, stringent costs, and energy-efficiency requirements. Various technologies have addressed these requirements, however, various aspects still require improvement, such as the case of high data rates, device mobility, and increased-energy efficiency. Research in 5G Networks is currently addressing several aspects with a possible impact on M2M communications, beyond the radio technology aspects, namely service creation, service provisioning, and dense deployments.

This Special Issue is intended to report recent advances in the areas of M2M communications and 5G networks, IoT applications and services, networks and device management in M2M/5G scenarios.

Articles in this Special Issue will address topics that include: M2M applications and services built on 5G technologies, integration of M2M communications in 5G Networks, development and operation of M2M applications using the 5G service stack, low-power wide-area network technologies, SDN for M2M communications, NFV and network slicing of M2M communications, and security and privacy issues in M2M.

Dr. Diogo Gomes
Dr. João Paulo Barraca
Prof. Dr. Flávio de Oliveira Silva
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • M2M Communications
  • 5G Networks
  • Internet of Things
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • M2M Services and Applications
  • Low Power Wide Area Networks
  • Network and Device Management
  • SDN, NFV, Network Slicing
  • Security and Privacy in M2M

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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