Special Issue "Social Internet of Things (SIoT): Enabling Technologies, Architectures and Applications"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Networks".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 November 2020).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Domenico Ursino
Guest Editor
Department of Information Engineering, Marche Polytechnic University, 60121 Ancona, Italy
Interests: databases; artificial intelligence; business intelligence; social networks

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Social Internet of Things (SIoT) paradigm is a very promising interdisciplinary research and application field. It derives from the integration of concepts, ideas, and approaches coming from social networking and the Internet of Things. Co-location, co-work, parental, social, and co-ownership were the first social relationships identified for smart objects (“things”) in the past. However, currently, a large number of several other relationships among smart objects can be conceived. This great variety and variability, along with the pervasive development of IoT, poses new challenges to address for academy, industry, and standard bodies. On the other hand, adding more and more semantics to smart objects can enable them to perform tasks and activities unimaginable until recently. In spite of the important results already obtained, the SIoT paradigm is still in its early stage. To enable it to reach its full potential, the contribution of disparate research fields (e.g., social network analysis, semantic web, fuzzy logic, big data, smart data analytics, machine learning, deep learning, cybersecurity, distributed computing, and cloud, just to cite a few) is compulsory.

Prof. Dr. Domenico Ursino
Guest Editor

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  • New architectures for SIoT
  • Information integration in SIoT
  • Multiple Networks of Things
  • Knowledge management in SIoT
  • Data analytics in SIoT
  • Cybersecurity in SIoT
  • Trust and reputation of smart objects
  • SIoT and distributed computing
  • SIoT and cloud
  • Smart object profiling
  • SIoT and healthcare
  • SIoT and cultural heritage
  • SIoT and agriculture
  • SIoT and manufacturing
  • SIoT and automation
  • SIoT in mechatronic
  • SIoT and crowdsensing
  • SIoT and smart cities
  • SIoT and autonomous driving systems
  • Legal issues for SIoT

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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