Special Issue "Wireless Sensor Networks and Telecommunications"
A special issue of Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks (ISSN 2224-2708).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2020).
Interests: Internet of Things; software-defined networks; services and network security
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The advent of massive Internet of Things (IoT) scenarios brought about by 5G mMTC and important trends such as Industry 4.0 pose several important challenges for a very broad range of vertical industries, such as agriculture, the manufacturing industry, transportation, PPDR, and smart cities. Wireless Sensors and Actuators will play a decisive role in the transformation of these industries. Aspects including communication technologies, efficient power usage and harvesting, processing capabilities, storage, and sensing and actuation technologies are of utmost relevance to the success of future IoT scenarios.
Various technologies have addressed these requirements and the related scenarios; however, various aspects still require improvement, such as high data rates, device mobility, and increased energy efficiency. Moreover, the integration of devices into 5G and beyond, and ultra-dense infrastructures, will create a new set of challenges related to communication and supporting mechanisms and technologies.
Beyond these device-specific aspects, it is also very important to address architectural aspects and service aspects, such as distributed architectures, service provisioning, digital twins, and the overall cloudification of industries and its impact on non-virtual aspects such as physical sensing and actuation.
Articles in this Special Issue should address wireless sensor networks in the context of telecommunication infrastructures. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- novel solutions and applications for mMTC scenarios;
- use-cases and proofs of concept (PoCs);
- new sensor and actuator architectures;
- advances in communications technologies (MAC, protocols, architectures);
- efficient energy usage and management of low power devices;
- security and privacy; and
- management of dense cells with constrained devices.
Dr. Diogo Gomes
Dr. João Paulo Barraca
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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- Industry 4.0
- 5G/6G networks
- Internet of Things
- wireless sensor networks
- sensor and actuators
- tactile Internet
- M2M services and applications
- low-power wide area networks
- management of sensor networks and sensor devices
- integration of sensor devices with telecommunication networks
- security, confidentiality and privacy aspects of wireless sensors and networks
- authentication and access control for constrained devices