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Special Issue "Wireless Networks for Real Time Communication"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 6 June 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Guillermo Rodriguez-Navas

School of Innovation, Design and Engineering (IDT), Mälardalen University, Box 883, 721 23 Västeras, Sweden
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Interests: dependable and real-time communication; safety-critical embedded systems; formal modeling and verification; fog computing
Guest Editor
Dr. Hossein Fotouhi

School of Innovation, Design and Engineering (IDT), Mälardalen University, Box 883, 721 23 Västeras, Sweden
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Interests: sensor networks; wireless communication; fog/edge computing
Guest Editor
Dr. Rafia Inam

Ericsson Research, Ericsson AB, Torshamnsgatan 21, 164 83 Stockholm, Sweden
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Interests: 5G network slices and management for industries; automation and safety for CPS using ML; safety for collaborative robots; intelligent transportation systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The integration of IT and OT technologies holds the promise of a new industrial revolution, the so-called Industry 4.0, which will be supported by all-to-all connectivity between devices (IoT) and immense computing power, either centralized (cloud and HPC) or distributed (fog/edge computing). Wireless communication is one of the key constituents of this technological revolution, particularly when considering the edge of the architecture: wireless enables mobility and flexibility, reduces the cost and weight of equipment and often simplifies system deployment. Because of this, there is increasing interest in adapting wireless networks to the strict requirements of diverse application domains, such as industrial automation, intelligent transportation, autonomous robotics and healthcare.

For such applications, it is paramount to enable real-time support for IoT. The challenges are many. The heterogeneity of technologies represents an opportunity for fault tolerance and performance optimization, but it is also a challenge with respect to configuration and orchestration according to the differentiated QoS requirements, which can significantly impact system performance and reliability. Some emerging technologies such as fog and edge computing are the key enablers for future applications with real-time support, but their integration with wireless platforms (5G and others) needs to be addressed. There are also some efforts to design novel algorithms within the networking paradigm to enable concurrent transmission over wireless media. Moreover, IoT networks with low-power wireless networks are prone to interference. Thus, it is crucial to model novel wireless protocols to overcome interference. The particularities of wireless communication may render some traditional IT cybersecurity methods unusable, because of bandwidth and connectivity limitations, therefore it is vital to study the interdependencies between cybersecurity and real-time performance over wireless and devise appropriate solutions.

This Special Issue aims to receive contributions on advances in wireless networks as the key architecture enablers for real-time support within IoT applications and cyber–physical systems. The topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Real-time support in heterogeneous wireless networks
  • Real-time support in vehicular networks
  • 5G for enabling real-time applications and automation
  • Software-defined networking for real-time support
  • Real-time industrial automation and use cases
  • Real-time healthcare monitoring
  • Real-time sensor networks and technologies
  • Fog and edge computing supporting real-time applications
  • Safety, security and trustworthiness in real-time networks
  • Energy-efficient real-time wireless networks

Dr. Guillermo Rodriguez-Navas
Dr. Hossein Fotouhi
Dr. Rafia Inam
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • real-time networks
  • real-time analytics
  • wireless communications
  • sensor networks
  • fog and edge computing
  • SDR, SDN and NFV for real-time support
  • industrial IoT
  • eHealth applications
  • modeling, simulation and testbeds

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Open AccessArticle Bacteria Interactive Cost and Balanced-Compromised Approach to Clustering and Transmission Boundary-Range Cognitive Routing In Mobile Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks
Sensors 2019, 19(4), 867; https://doi.org/10.3390/s19040867
Received: 11 December 2018 / Revised: 15 February 2019 / Accepted: 16 February 2019 / Published: 19 February 2019
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Abstract
The improvement of stable, energy-efficient mobile-based clustering and routing protocols in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) has become indispensable so as to develop large-scale, versitale, and adaptive applications. Data is gathered more efficiently and the total path length is shortened optimally by means of [...] Read more.
The improvement of stable, energy-efficient mobile-based clustering and routing protocols in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) has become indispensable so as to develop large-scale, versitale, and adaptive applications. Data is gathered more efficiently and the total path length is shortened optimally by means of mobile sink (MS). Two algorithms as bacterial interaction based cluster head (CH) selection and energy and transmission boundary range cognitive routing algorithm with novel approach for heterogeneous mobile networks are proposed in this study. The more reliable and powerful CH selection is made with the greedy approach that is based on the interaction fitness value, energy node degree, and distance to adjacent nodes in a compromised manner. The best trajectories, thanks to intersection edge points of the visited CHs, are obtained in the proposed routing algorithm. In this way, the MS entry to transmission range boundaries of the CH has been a sufficient strategy to collect information. As in energy model, we adopt energy consumption costs of listening and sensing channel as well as transmit and receive costs. Comprehensive performance analyzes have been seriously carried out via the Matlab 2016a environment. We validate that the proposed scheme outperforms existing studies in terms of several performance metrics as simulations. Full article
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