6G Optical Internet of Things (OIoT) for Sustainable Smart Cities

A special issue of IoT (ISSN 2624-831X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2024 | Viewed by 411

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Department of Engineering, School of Computing Engineering and Digital Technologies, Teesside University, Middlesbrough TS1 3BX, UK
Interests: automation; sustainable systems; smart systems; artificial intelligence (AI); digitalization in industry; augmented and virtual reality
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School of Engineering and Technology, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 9AB, UK
Interests: green energy efficient networks; energy harvesting; 6G and beyond; power and resource management in smart systems; satellite communications; simultaneous wireless information and power transfer (SWIPT); non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA)
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In smart cities, with the rapid growth in the number of smart devices and the emergence of the Internet of Everything (IoE) smart applications holistically, which require ultra-reliable and low-latency communication, 5G communication networks are unable to meet the user demand and high data rates. Recently, development of the current city systems due to the increase in urbanization needs to be carried out keeping in mind the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 such as green communication, renewable energy, sustainable cities and communities, climate change, reduced environmental emissions, energy harvesting, etc. Smart services are gaining considerable popularity due to the ever-increasing demands of wireless networks and optical wireless communication (OWC), but 5G is not adequate to meet the complete requirements of the new smart applications in sustainable smart cities. The 6G Optical Internet of Things uses the existing infrastructure for communication and offers low cost, secure and reliable wireless systems for communication. Hence, in view of the shortcomings of 5G, 6G Optical Internet of Things (OIoT) in sustainable smart cities have emerged as a major initiative to provide better living experiences to their residents. This Special Issue explores the different domains of sustainable smart cities through the deployment of different emerging technologies such as the 5G/6G and beyond, Optical Internet of Things (OIoT), Green IoT, energy efficient communication, digitalization, artificial intelligence, computer vision, cloud computing, big data analytics, augmented reality, virtual reality, satellite communicate systems, digital twinning, data security, simulation and 3D printing for a sustainable future.

In this Special Issue, original research articles, short communications, and reviews are welcome from the following research areas (but are not limited to):

  1. 6G Optical Internet of Things (OIoT) for sustainable smart cities.
  2. 5G/6G and beyond for smart city applications.
  3. Optical wireless communication and Green IoT in a smart city context.
  4. Design and implementation of smart home automation systems deploying these technologies.
  5. The convergence of IoT and renewable sources in reducing environmental emissions for sustainable smart cities.
  6. Energy and power management in 6G and beyond systems through energy harvesting, SWIPT and NOMA.
  7. Traffic management, location-based services, efficient parking systems and logistics and route optimization for sustainable transportation in smart cities.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Geetika Aggarwal
Dr. Arooj Mubashara Siddiqui
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • 5G/6G and Beyond
  • OWC, VLC and OCC
  • Optical Internet of Things
  • Artificial Intelligence and Big Data
  • Cyber–physical systems
  • cyber security
  • Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality
  • Energy Efficient Communication Systems
  • Satellite Communication Systems

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

This Special Issue explores the different domains of sustainable smart cities through the deployment of different emerging technologies such as the 5G/6G and beyond, Optical Internet of Things (OIoT), Green IoT, energy efficient communication, digitalization, artificial intelligence, computer vision, cloud computing, big data analytics, augmented reality, virtual reality, satellite communicate systems, digital twinning, data security, simulation and 3D printing for a sustainable future.
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