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Special Issue "Congestion Control in Internet of Things Systems"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Przemysław Ignaciuk
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Guest Editor
Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland
Interests: communication networks; congestion control; networked systems; robust control; optimal control; logistic systems; inventory control
Dr. Michał Morawski
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Guest Editor
Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland
Interests: communication networks; congestion control; distributed systems; network control systems; industrial networks; cybersecurity; game theory
Prof. Dr. Shaocheng Qu
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Guest Editor
Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China
Interests: communication networks; chaos; uncertain systems; adaptive control; convex programming; artificial intelligence; robust control; variable structure systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Information systems have evolved from centralized, through distributed, to Internet of Things (IoT) architectures. While different in type and scale, ranging from simple home monitoring to complex Industry 4.0 installations, and constructed using different tools and technologies, all require an efficient communication platform to fulfill their purpose.

When dedicated links are not available, in particular, when the cost and flexibility considerations dictate using wireless media, the streams generated by the system components interfere with each other and with unrelated traffic, threatening the realization of application-level functionality. Meanwhile, classical congestion control solutions, involving drops or delay changes as network state indicators, fall short of expectations in the noisy, wireless environment in which temporal conditions undergo significant variations. Therefore, in IoT communication, other measures and congestion control mechanisms should be provided to answer the ever more stringent quality objectives.

This Special Issue targets the current challenges of shaping data transfer in the uncertain, dynamic networking environment of IoT systems. New traffic models, protocols, and control algorithms are needed to handle the diversity of application requirements, while at the same time obeying the resource, energy, and robustness constraints of physical devices.

Dr. Przemysław Ignaciuk
Dr. Michał Morawski
Prof. Dr. Shaocheng Qu
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • congestion control
  • Internet of Things
  • sensor networks
  • networked control systems
  • communication system modeling
  • quality of service
  • fairness
  • robustness
  • security and safety

Published Papers

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