Special Issue "Next Generation Communication Technologies for Sensor and Ad-Hoc Networks"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2019
Dr. Andrea Abrardo
The wide diffusion of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) as technological solutions for the deployment of pervasive monitoring infrastructures has led to a rapid growth in the number of available communication technologies. In this context, a crucial role is traditionally assigned to emerging Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) solutions in the unlicensed spectrum. However, with the introduction of new licensed spectrum LTE technologies, novel architectures are emerging for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Device-to-Device (D2D) communications, allowing for new opportunities such as improved security, quality of service, and spectral efficiency, as well as increased nodes’ density, energy efficiency, and service differentiation. At the same time, upcoming 5G networks are particularly underlined to enrich future cellular M2M communications with increased throughput, reduced end-to-end (E2E) delay, wide coverage, increased battery operating time, and support for an enormous number of devices per cell.
This technological evolution will back up the already existing trend towards the diffusion of new applications and deployment scenarios, with ad hoc and sensor networks designed and developed for the most disparate contexts, ranging from healthcare to environmental monitoring, industrial environments, and the vast scenarios of Smart Cities. Each of these contexts requires ad hoc architectures and solutions whose features change in parallel with advances in the technologies.
This Special Issue invites original contributions on the topics related to next-generation communication technologies for sensor and ad hoc networks, including, but not limited to, the following topics:
- The integration of different communication technologies for wireless sensor and ad hoc networks;
- New wireless sensor and ad hoc network application scenarios;
- LPWAN and LTE technologies for sensor and ad hoc networks to move into the new 4.0 paradigm;
- Highly dense sensor and ad hoc networks;
- Energy efficiency in next-generation sensor and ad hoc networks;
- Novel energy harvesting solutions for sensor and ad hoc networks;
- Security issues in next-generation sensor and ad hoc networks;
- Future trends in M2M communications—specifically, the 5G revolution;
- 5G experimentations and trials on M2M communications.
Dr. Andrea Abrardo
Dr. Alessandro Pozzebon
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