Special Issue "Future Internet Model for Smart City Services"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Philip Hall

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC 3010, Australia
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Interests: Practical application of emerging technologies; Standards and ethics for artificial intelligence and autonomous systems; Socio-ethical implications of implantable technologies in the military sector; The mental and physical impacts of implantable technologies on the human condition; Remote identification and tracking of unmanned systems and other mobile IoT devices

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In February 2018, the IEEE 4th World Forum on Internet of Things—for which I served as an Organizing Committee Co-Chair—included a workshop on the “Future Internet Model for Smart City Services”. The aim of that workshop was to bring together researchers from the information system and smart city fields to understand and clarify the role of a future internet framework for smart city services and their impact on tomorrow’s digital economy.

In this Special Issue, I am inviting researchers from the information system and smart city fields to further explore their evolving relationship, and how that relationship has the potential to significantly influence the design and architecture of what the future internet model might look like. Information system researchers may ponder the seemingly endless possibilities that emerging and futuristic technologies and applications could offer in terms of intelligent networking, network security and user privacy, Device-to-Device (D2D) communication, etc. On the other hand, smart city researchers may ponder the realms of ideal futuristic smart city services, which include intelligent devices and systems, but are not necessarily limited to emerging internet use cases, such as mobility, data and content management, IoT, etc. Smart city researchers, therefore, are well-placed to challenge their information system colleagues to develop solutions that deliver them. Some may argue this notion is akin to Asimov, Spielberg and others enticing technologists to bring reality to science fiction. I suggest it is the simply the spice of innovation.

Prof. Philip Hall
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Future Internet architectures/design/models
  • Software Defined Networks
  • Enabling technologies for the Internet of Things
  • New services enabled by Future Internet
  • Network security, user privacy and trust
  • Information Centric Networking (ICN)
  • Device-to-Device (D2D) communication
  • Flexible and smart grid networking
  • Innovation and The Internet of Everything
  • Intelligent networking of intelligent devices

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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