Special Issue "Software-Defined Networking for Sensor Networks and Internet of Things"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 August 2019
In recent years, Sensor Networks (SN) and Internet of Things (IoT) seem to have become an emerging technology, which is gaining popularity among researchers. Software-defined networking (SDN) is an emerging network design and management paradigm that offers a flexible way to reduce the complexity of network management and configuration. Sensor Networks are composed of resource-constrained devices, with the purpose of gathering information from the environment. These devices can sense, process, and communicate, increasing the amount of information available and enhancing our perception of the world. SDN-based wireless sensor networks (SDWSNs) consist of a set of software-defined sensor nodes equipped with different types of sensors. In SDWSN, sensor nodes are able to conduct different sensing tasks according to the programs injected into them, and the functionalities of these nodes can also be dynamically configured by injecting different application-specific programs. SDWSNs adopt the characteristics of SDN and can provide energy-efficient solutions for various problems, such as topology management, sleep scheduling, routing, localization, etc.
IoT is considered a bridging platform that connects the physical world and the cyber space, so that innovative applications and services with high efficiency and productivity can be obtained. However, in-depth research efforts on systems, networks, and architectures of IoT for efficient large-scale deployments are still required to fill the gaps between satisfying quality of service requirements and cost-effective implementations and operations. The different planes of networking devices can be separated with the application of SDN. This helps in achieving exceptional flexibility in programmability and enormous potentials for optimization of network resource usage. Thus, SDN is an emerging technology that addresses these gaps by enabling new ways of IoT communications and services through evolving networking devices and systems with adaptive and scalable functionalities.
The aim of this Special Issue is to invite researchers to submit original manuscripts that cover and explore these gaps. This Special Issue solicits novel papers on a broad range of topics, including, but not limited to: Cutting edge technologies, novel studies, and innovative developments that can realize and elevate the effectiveness and advantages of the emerging SDN-assisted sensor network and IoT techniques, and related areas.
All submitted papers to this Special Issue are to focus on state-of-the-art research in various aspects of smarter Sensor networks and IoT, supported with SDN, from academic and industry viewpoints. Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
- Architecture, networking protocols, QoS, and cross-layer optimization design;
- Communications for SDN–IoT;
- Field trials and deployments of SDN–IoT;
- IoT cloud platform based on SDN;
- Interworking of SDN with sensor networks;
- SDN architecture integration with IoT;
- SDN-based mobile networks over IoT;
- Security and performance of SDN for IoT;
- Traffic engineering and flow recovery in SDN–IoT;
- Wireless enabled intelligent transportation systems;
- Energy-efficient solutions for various problems, such as topology management, sleep scheduling, routing, and localization.
Prof. Dr. Joel Rodrigues
Dr. Deepak Gupta
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