Special Issue "Recent Advancements in Future Networking Technologies"

A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Syed Hassan Ahmed

Department of Computer Science, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA 30460, USA
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Interests: vehicular communications (routing, MAC); next generation networks (information/content-centric and named data networking); Internet of Things (IoT); connected and smart communities; sensors and ad-hoc networks; smart and mobile health

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recently, a lot of research efforts have been made by both the academia and industry side to promote various new and emerging network paradigms. The reason is that during the past decade, it has been realized that the current internet architecture was originally designed for end-to-end host centric communications; however, the actual focus of communications is the content itself. Hence, we have witnessed new architectures, such as an information-centric networks (ICN), with various extensions, like content-centric networks (CCN), named data networks (NDN), data-oriented network architecture, and so on. On the other hand, enormous efforts in cellular networks have been made for improving the user experience and, as a result, today, we are able to use LTE-A and other networks. In this context, ongoing research on the upcoming 5G networking architectures is focused on the networking mechanisms regarding the massive increase in the number of connected devices, bandwidth requirements, reduced latency, and the deployment of supporting operational mechanisms, such as network virtualization, cloud-based deployments, mobile edge computing, and storage and new utilization scenarios. Moreover, these modern technologies are being applied in other networking domains as well, including VANETs, smart grid, smart cities, Internet of Things, big data, etc.

This Special Issue aims to bring together researchers working on selected areas of future internet architectures along with various implications, applications, such as smart cities, smart communities, and smart automotive driving. The authors are expected to share their new ideas, latest findings, and results on the following topics and others similar to them:

  • Information-centric networking (ICN) in Internet of Things;
  • Networking layer and forwarding strategies in ICN;
  • Interest/data forwarding in content-centric networks;
  • Interest/data forwarding in named data networks;
  • ICN application layer operations and models for testing/evaluation;
  • Analysis of content-centric networking in current network paradigms;
  • Analysis of named data networking in current network paradigms;
  • Congestion control protocols in ICN for both ad-hoc and wired networks;
  • Business perspective of applying ICN in a real-world environment;
  • Future internet in vehicular ad-hoc networks;
  • Future internet in big data;
  • Transport layer issues in future internet architectures;
  • Multimedia applications and feasibility with future internet architectures;
  • Future internet in smart cities;
  • Communication architectures;
  • Dynamic spectrum management;
  • Energy harvesting and power management;
  • Security and privacy;
  • Network modeling and performance evaluations;
  • Computational intelligence techniques;
  • Cloud/edge/fog computing in ad hoc networks.

Dr. Syed Hassan Ahmed
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • future networks
  • ad hoc networks
  • networks modeling

Published Papers

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