Special Issue "Cognitive IoT Networking Techniques for Smart and Autonomous Systems"

A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903). This special issue belongs to the section "Internet of Things".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 March 2019)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Jamil Y. Khan

School of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia
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Interests: IoT networks; wireless sensor networks; cognitive networking techniques; energy harvesting techniques and networks; 5G vehicular networks; smart grid and Internet of Energy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The cognitive radio idea was developed by Joe Mitola in early 2000, where the concept of cognition in network nodes was introduced. The cognitive radio concept lead to the development of cognitive networking techniques, where the cognition process is introduced in different entities and protocol stacks to improve the efficiency of network resource allocation techniques. The cognitive networking architecture is considered as one of the main enabling technique for the dynamic spectrum allocation algorithms in shared networked environments. The cognition processes in advanced networking systems have evolved gradually enabling the intelligent entities within the network to extract various operating information through learning processes to appropriately adapt the network to its operating environment. Cognitive networking solutions are finding their applications in many emerging ICT (Information Communication Technology) sectors including advanced sensor networks, IoT (Internet of Things), autonomous networked systems, Cyber Physical Systems, Advanced Software Defined networks, and many other advanced distributed applications. Emerging networked and distributed applications require flexible network architectures to enhance the quality of service of different applications, where cognitive techniques will play key roles. Development of cognitive networking solutions for emerging applications require multi-disciplinary research efforts. This Special Issue is inviting researchers to submit their original research contributions for peer review and future publication. We are soliciting research contributions in the following and related areas.

  • Cognitive network architecture
  • Cognitive network resource allocation techniques
  • Cognitive IoT networks
  • Cognitive networks for Cyber Physical Systems
  • Dense networking solutions of the IoT Infrastructure
  • Cognitive MAC techniques
  • Cognitive routing techniques in wireless mesh networks
  • Intelligent energy harvesting techniques
  • Cognitive green networks
  • Cognitive radio for IoT and Cyber Physical Systems
  • Cognitive networking algorithms
  • Cognitive spectrum sharing techniques
  • QoS guarantee in the cognitive networks
  • Vehicular cognitive networks
  • Cognitive networking techniques for Software Defined Networks
  • Network security techniques in cognitive networks
  • Heterogeneous networks for IoT and Cyber Physical Systems

Prof. Jamil Y. Khan
Guest Editor

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  • Cognitive Networks
  • IoT
  • Cyber Physical Systems
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Opportunistic Spectrum Allocation
  • Network Resource Allocation
  • Network Security
  • Dense Network Architecture

Published Papers

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