Special Issue "Topology Control and Protocols in Sensor Network and IoT Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019
Dr. Yulong Shen
In the last decade, we have witnessed substantial developments in fields such as computing, networking and communications, and sensing. The advancement of such technologies lay the foundation and bring traditional sensor networks into the new paradigm, i.e., the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT aims to facilitate the interconnection and interaction among numerous devices such as sensors and actuators, and enables the cyber system to sense and react to the physical world. On the other hand, IoT differs from traditional sensor networks in its vast scale and diversity. With billions of devices of various types all interconnected, issues such as system scalability and energy efficiency begin to emerge as new challenges, which call for the next generation of topology control and protocols to provide better network connectivity and energy efficiency.
The aim of this Special Issue is to solicit papers from academia and industry researchers with original and innovative works on all aspects of topology control and protocol in sensor networks and IoT applications, which review and report on start-of-the-art, highlight challenges, and point to future directions.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Topology management in IoT and sensor networks
- Topology construction and maintenance algorithms
- Failure detection in IoT and sensor networks
- Failure tolerant in IoT and sensor networks
- Power control and power management
- Testbed, benchmark, and simulation studies in IoT and sensor networks
- Security and privacy issues in topology control of sensor networks
Dr. Wenye Wang
Dr. Yulong Shen
Dr. Mingkui Wei
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Sensor network
- Internet of Things
- Topology control and protocol
- IoT security and privacy