Special Issue "Vertical IoT Solutions and Their Applications in Smart Cities, Smart Agriculture, Smart Environment and Disaster Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).
Interests: wireless communications; smart cities; IoT; disaster communications; smart agriculture
Interests: self-powered multimedia wireless communications; quality of experience provision in wireless networks for smart cities; IoT to disaster and environment management
We are now in a new era of industry: the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0), in which by 2020 about 50 billion connected devices will communicate over the Internet of Things (IoT). This, in turn, will transform our economy and society in many ways, especially in lower income countries. IoT technology holds considerable promise as a digital innovation that has the ability to bring significant impact to countries of all degrees of technology adoption, which indicates that IoT is well-suited for long-term development goals.
IoT technologies have entered and transformed key areas of human life (smart homes, self-health monitors), such as business (RF identification tags), transportation (self-driving cars), factories (smart robots), and cities (smart air pollution monitors, e-healthcare, and smart governments). Yet, while the picture of how the IoT in Industry 4.0 can be of support is very clear, there have been uncertainties, opportunities, and challenges regarding the adoption of IoT technologies.
Our Special Issue addresses these issues and covers, but is not limited to the following research themes: 5G ultra-dense networks and IoT; communication and networking technology for IoT; IoT systems and network architecture; embedded systems and sensor networks in IoT; security/privacy/safety in IoT; IoT applications, services, and implementations; health monitoring—body sensor networks, and smart wearable devices; sensors data management, IoT mining, and analytics; edge computing, fog computing, and IoT; location-based services: indoor positioning, navigation, and mapping for IoT-based mission-critical communications and networks; disaster-resilient 3D location detection protocols suitable for IoT-based mission-critical communications and networks; and especially how these themes can be further transformed to be applicable to smart cities, agriculture, and disaster management.
Dr. Trung Q. Duong
Dr. Nguyen-Son Vo
Dr. Zhichao Sheng
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- IoT enabling technologies
- Smart cities
- Smart agriculture
- Disaster communications
- 5G ultra-dense networks