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Special Issue "Next Generation Technologies for Sensor Networks and Internet of Things"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 July 2018).
Interests: Internet of Things; wireless mesh; ad hoc and sensor networks; wake-up radio systems; 5G; LTE; network algorithms
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Sensors and their networking allow the monitoring of physical objects and/or events, whereas the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm enables the inter-communication of everyday objects and humans. There is a significant overlap between the targets of these topics, including the critical objective of low-cost, low-power communication and networking solutions. This is especially important to justify the economic feasibility of employing such solutions in billions of objects, as well as to reduce the maintenance cost by increasing the lifetime of the batteries and/or energy harvesting methods used.
Along this line, there has been a tremendous effort from both the industrial and scientific communities developing disruptive solutions, such as Low Power WAN (LP-WAN), high-efficiency energy harvesting methods/materials, alternative communication media (e.g., visible light communication, molecular communication), etc. In this Special Issue, we will cover the studies that evaluate and/or improve such disruptive solutions, or that propose promising ideas for the next generation communication/networking technologies for wireless sensor networks (WSN) and/or IoT.
The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
LP-WAN technologies including LoRaWAN, NB-IoT, etc.
5G and Beyond 5G access technologies for IoT/WSN
Software-defined networking for IoT/WSN
Mobile Edge Computing, multi-access edge computing, fog computing for IoT/WSN
Energy efficiency and energy harvesting for IoT/WSN
Novel security solutions for IoT/WSN
Licensed, Unlicensed, and Mixed Spectrum Systems
IPv6 over Networks of Resource-constrained Nodes (6lo), IPv6 over the TSCH mode of IEEE 802.15.4e (6TiSCH), Routing Over Low power and Lossy networks (ROLL) solutions including 6LoWPAN, IPv6 over Bluetooth Low Energy
Future Internet architectures and IoT
Standardization in communication and networking for IoT/WSN, e.g., WoT, oneM2M, CoAP, etc.
Named Data Networking for IoT/WSN
Energy-autonomous WSN/IoT solutions
Wake-up radio systems
Dr. Ilker Demirkol
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Internet of Things (IoT)
Wireless sensor networks (WSN)
Energy efficient, low-power communication
IPv6 for resource-constrained nodes