Special Issue "Industry 4.0: From Future of IoT to Industrial IoT"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.
Interests: Sensor localization, Image Sensors, MAC and routing protocols for wireless sensor networks, cognitive radio Wireless Sensor Networks, RFID system, IoT, smart city, deep learning and digital convergence
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The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has now become a reality in the context of industrial transformation. It is becoming increasingly more pervasive in the industry as digitization is becoming a business reality for many organizations in some of the most trending sectors, such as health, agriculture, manufacturing, logistics, oil and gas, energy, and other utilities. This has compelled scientists and researchers to contribute more to advanced techniques in the field of distributed computing, integrated artificial intelligence, data mining, data aviation, machine learning, M2M communication, and many more. The reason behind this is that smart machines are better than humans at accurately capturing, analyzing, and communicating real-time data. A typical IIoT system consists of intelligent systems (applications, controllers, sensors, and security mechanisms), data communication infrastructure (cloud computing, edge computing, etc.), data analytics (to support business intelligence and corporate decision making), and, most importantly, the human element. The benefits that IIoT promises include enhanced safety, better reliability, smart metering, inventory management, equipment tracking, facilities management, etc. There are, however, numerous issues as well that are becoming the focus of active research. These refer to concerns with respect to service availability, data security, and device communication. Lack of ubiquitous interoperability between heterogeneous devices is also a major concern. On the other hand, industry 4.0 is the information-intensive transformation trend towards automation and data exchange of manufacturing technologies and processes. It includes cyberphysical systems, the Internet of things, cloud computing and cognitive computing, and creating the smart factory.
In this Special Issue, we aim to bring together academic and industrial researchers to explore the opportunities of IIoT for upcoming various domains and to focus its impact on the solutions of the aforementioned challenges and propose feasible solutions. We encourage papers covering various topics of interest that include but are not limited to the following list:
- Recent developments and future of IIoT
- Distributed computing, Fog and cloud computing for IIoT
- A historical roadmap from IoT–IIoT–Industry 4.0
- Industrial IoT using digitization and automation
- IIoT applications and use cases for Industry 4.0
- Automation for industrial processes
- Intelligence in industries
- IIoT implementation with business perspective
- Business cases for IIoT deployment
- Integration of IIoT with data science
- Examining the access network technology and protocols in IIoT
- Interoperability, convergence, and security issues for IIoT
- Artificial Intelligence and data integrity for IIoT applications
- Industrial internet connectivity framework (IICF)
- Role of IIoT vs. IoT for Smart manufacturing, farming, health, grids, etc.
- Various networks for IIoT
- Optimization techniques for IIoT
- Smart industrial systems
- IIoT architectures and frameworks
- Sensor technology in IIoT
Papers must be tailored to the issues related to IIoT and its future trends in Industry 4.0 systems. The scope of the SI is not limited to the abovementioned topics. However, the editors maintain the right to reject papers they deem to be out of the scope of this SI. Only original, unpublished contributions and invited articles will be considered for the issue.
Dr. Sudan Jha
Dr. Hoang Viet Long
Dr. Gyanendra Prasad Joshi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Industrial Internet of things (IIoT)
- Cyber security, cyber-attacks
- Big data, cloud computing, machine learning
- Computer vision
- Generic adversarial networks
- Smart transportation and smart vehicles
- Smart grid computing
- Supply chain management
- Geographical information system
- Smart City, healthcare industry
- Security, intrusion detection
- IIoT WAN technologies and protocols