Internet of Things and Sensors Network in 5G Wireless Communications
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Interests: 5G; D2D; MTC/M2M; Internet of Things
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Interests: Radio resource management and QoS provisioning in wireless networks; multicast support in broadband wireless networks; Device-to-Device (D2D) and Machine Type Communications (MTC) over 5G cellular networks; RFID inclusion in the Internet of Things
Interests: Design; analysis and performance evaluation of Wireless and Mobile protocols and architectures; robotic wireless networks and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS); self-organizing wireless systems and Device-to-Device (D2D) communication; sensor networks and the Internet of Things (IoT); sensor data analytics and mining; context-aware and mobile computing
Fifth generation (5G) cellular systems will be hyper-connected networks mostly consisting of pervasive smart objects. Indeed, if human communications have been the reference target in previous generations of mobile networks, communications among smart objects will constitute the main traffic type in next-generation cellular networks. On the one hand, Internet of Things (IoT) will undoubtedly play a key role in 5G networks, wherein massive machine-type communications (mMTC) feature crucial and challenging use cases, as cellular connections among objects are expected to reach 4 billion by 2024. On the other hand, 5G can be considered the foundation for unlocking the full potential of IoT. Thanks to the highspeed connectivity, low delay, high coverage, and scalability, several novel use-cases will be enabled on heterogeneous fields, from healthcare to agriculture, intelligent transportation systems, education, industry, gaming, and so on. This vision of 5G-enabled smart ecosystem is supported by the fervent activities, conducted worldwide by academic, industrial, and standardization bodies, aimed at designing IoT-oriented 5G wireless systems. At the same time, the integration of IoT devices and platforms within the 5G paradigm poses several challenges that must be addressed before its deployment; the open research questions include aspects of energy management, security, and service provisioning, just to name of few. The purpose of this Special Issue is to provide a platform for the discussion of the major research challenges, latest developments, and recent advances on IoT and sensors network in the 5G ecosystem.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Experimental testbeds and measurements of 5G systems;
- Energy management of 5G-enabled IoT systems and devices;
- Resource allocation and scheduling algorithms in 5G-enabled IoT systems;
- Communication algorithms, protocols, and architectures for 5G-enabled IoT systems;
- SDN and NFV solutions for IoT and sensor networks in 5G scenarios;
- Device and network virtualization in 5G-enabled IoT scenarios;
- Integration of 5G and LP-WAN technologies;
- Edge, fog, and cloud computing architectures for 5G-enabled IoT systems;
- Security, privacy, and trust management in 5G-enabled IoT systems;
- Integration of robotic systems and UAVs in 5G IoT scenarios;
- Artificial intelligence and machine learning-based approaches in 5G IoT scenarios;
- Novel IoT application and use-cases enabled by high-speed cellular networks.
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Araniti
Dr. Sara Pizzi
Dr. Marco Di Felice
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