Special Issue "Special Issue on Recent Advances in Information and Communication Technologies"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 February 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Dino Giuli
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Department of Information Engineering (DINFO), University of Florence, Via Santa Marta, 3, 50139 Florence, Italy
Tel. 003955361706
Interests: information society; smart cities; e-government; e-mobility; smart mission critical systems; remote-sensing systems
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Dr. Varun G Menon
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Department of Computer Science and Engineering; SCMS School of Engineering and Technology; Kerala, Karukutty 683576, India
Interests: Internet of Things; Sensor networks; Information science; Advanced communication technologies; fog computing; cyber physical systems
Dr. Mohamed Nabil Srifi
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Electronics and Telecommunications Systems Research Group, National School of Applied Sciences, Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco
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Dr. Pradeep Reddy CH
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VIT-AP University, India
Dr. Akshi Kumar
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Guest Editor
Delhi Technological University, India

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Information and communication technology has made rapid strides in recent years with the emergence of cutting edge technologies like Internet of Things, underwater sensors, flying ad hoc networks, software defined networking, etc. ICT and its latest developments continue to change almost every aspect of our daily lives. Our personal lives, social interactions, educational systems, business atmosphere, and corporate culture—everything has changed in one way or another due to the advances in the field of ICT. Industry and academia equally find it challenging to keep up with this pace of change in ICT technologies. Currently, there is a huge need for research on 5G technology and on facilitating reliable data transfer using wireless routing technologies that can provide energy-efficient communication. The future growth of communication mainly depends on communication protocols. Research on IPv6 will eliminate the shortage of network addresses and provide integrated security with mobility features. This Special Issue will focus on the very recent developments in ICT and the latest technologies, standards, and applications.

Authors presented in the International Symposium on Advanced Electrical and Communication Technologies ISAECT2019 are invited to submit extended version of their works (at least 50%) that present original and unpublished research in all areas related to emerging communications technologies. This Special Issue on new trends in communication technologies seeks to publish high-quality manuscripts on advances in state-of-the-art of communication and information technology, and smart systems. Both theoretical contributions (including new techniques, concepts, and analyses) and practical contributions (including system experiments and prototypes, and new applications) are encouraged.  The general scope of the Special Issue includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Information/IT/network security, standards, and applications;
  • Internet of Things/Internet of Everything;
  • Sensor networks/underwater sensors/swarm robots;
  • Cybersecurity/network security/malware analysis;
  • Social interaction, mobile communications;
  • Signal representation/processing, image processing;
  • Computational intelligence/cognitive computing;
  • Machine Learning/deep learning;
  • Information theory/coding/science;
  • Internet/web-based systems/products;
  • Communications software, services, and multimedia applications;
  • Social media and social networking;
  • Software-defined networking;
  • Network planning, design, and administration;
  • Human–computer intelligent interactions, AI applications;
  • Computational linguistics, digital speech;
  • Virtual reality, e-governance;
  • Microprocessor interfacing, hardware design;
  • Cloud and fog technologies

Prof. Dr. Dino Giuli
Dr. Varun G Menon
Dr. Mohamed Nabil Srifi
Dr. Pradeep Reddy CH
Dr. Akshi Kumar
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Future Internet is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

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Geocentric Spherical Surfaces Emulating the Geostationary Orbit at Any Latitude with Zenith Links
Future Internet 2020, 12(1), 16; https://doi.org/10.3390/fi12010016 (registering DOI) - 18 Jan 2020
Abstract
According to altitude, the orbits of satellites constellations can be divided into geostationary Earth orbit (GEO), medium Earth orbit (MEO), and low Earth orbit (LEO) constellations. We propose to use a Walker star constellation with polar orbits, at any altitude, to emulate the [...] Read more.
According to altitude, the orbits of satellites constellations can be divided into geostationary Earth orbit (GEO), medium Earth orbit (MEO), and low Earth orbit (LEO) constellations. We propose to use a Walker star constellation with polar orbits, at any altitude, to emulate the geostationary orbit with zenith paths at any latitude. Any transmitter/receiver will be linked to a satellite as if the site were at the equator and the satellite at the local zenith. This constellation design can have most of the advantages of the current GEO, MEO, and LEO constellations, without having most of their drawbacks. Doppler phenomena are largely minimized because the connected satellite is always seen almost at the local zenith. The extra free-space loss, due to the fixed pointing of all antennas, is at most 6 dBs when the satellite enters or leaves the service area. The connections among satellites are easy because the positions in the orbital plane and in adjacent planes are constant, although with variable distances. No steering antennas are required. The tropospheric propagation fading and scintillations are minimized. Our aim is to put forth the theoretical ideas about this design, to which we refer to as the geostationary surface (GeoSurf) constellation. Full article
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