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Special Issue "Convergence of Intelligent Sensing, Networking, and Computing Technologies for ITS"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Sensor Networks".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 October 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Celimuge Wu
Guest Editor
Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan
Interests: vehicular networks; IoT; big data; computational intelligence; ITS
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Prof. Yusheng Ji
Guest Editor
Information Systems Architecture Research Division, National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan
Interests: Network architecture; Resource management; Mobile edge computing
Dr. Soufiene Djahel
Guest Editor
Department of Computing and Mathematics, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK
Interests: ITS; wireless networking; network security; connected and autonomous vehicles
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Future vehicular Internet-of-Things (IoT) systems feature a larger number of devices and multiaccess environments where different types of wireless spectrums should be efficiently utilized. At the same time, novel services, such as cooperative autonomous driving and intelligent transport systems (ITS) that demand unprecedented high accuracy, ultra-low latency, and large bandwidth, are emerging. These services have an extreme variance in their resource demand with respect to time, location, context, as well as individual patterns. Current vehicular IoT systems, such as autonomous driving, only consider the intelligence of a single vehicle agent with little attention given to the cooperation/coordination among them, and therefore, a limitation exists. In order to realize a more intelligent transport system, collaboration between different vehicles and smart road infrastructure (e.g., roadside units, traffic light controllers etc.) should be promoted  and  utilized efficiently. In addition, an efficient perception, and computing should be integrated as well to meet the above services constraints. It is envisioned that the integration of intelligent sensing, networking, and computing technologies will reach the level of true agility in ITS.

Recently, artificial-intelligence-based approaches have been attracting great interest in achieving intelligence in computer systems. However, due to the dynamic characteristics of a vehicular environment, conducting efficient learning in such environment is also a challenging scientific problem. This Special Issue focuses on solutions that can synergistically leverage techniques and insights from the domains of sensing, networking, computing, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies to resolve the challenges in ITS, thereby significantly advancing the state-of-the-art in perception, networking, computing, and applications of ITS. Prospective authors are invited to submit original manuscripts that advance the state-of-the-art in topics including, but not limited to:

  • 5G/Beyond 5G and ITS;
  • AI-based approaches for intelligent perception;
  • Applications/use cases highlighting the potential of edge-enabled vehicular networks;
  • Cloud/edge computing architecture for ITS;
  • Collaborative learning in vehicular environment;
  • Collaborative sensing, networking, and computing for ITS;
  • Intelligent networking for ITS;
  • Intelligent vehicular networking solutions in the Beyond 5G era;
  • Machine and deep learning for ITS;
  • Relaying and routing for vehicular IoT;
  • Resource allocation for vehicular IoT;
  • Tactile Internet applications for ITS;
  • Security and privacy for ITS.

Dr. Celimuge Wu
Prof. Yusheng Ji
Dr. Soufiene Djahel
Guest Editors

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  • ITS
  • connected and autonomous vehicles
  • artificial intelligence
  • vehicle sensing
  • vehicular networks
  • vehicular edge computing
  • vehicular big data

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