Special Issue "Enabling the Move from Wireless Sensor Networks to Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2016).
Prof. Dr. Dongkyun Kim
Dr. Houbing Song
Prof. Dr. Juan-Carlos Cano
Department of Computer Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de València, 46022 Valencia, Spain
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Interests: wireless networks, Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), Computer Networks design, modeling, and implementation, power aware routing protocols, quality of service for mobile ad hoc networks, pervasive computing, and Protocols for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Dr. Wei Wang
Dr. Qinghe Du
Department of Information and Communications Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, 710049, China
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Interests: cross-layer design for statistical delay QoS guarantees; effective capacity and effective bandwidth theory over wireless networks; networking and transmission technologies towards 5G systems; communications in cyber-physics systems and internet of tings; vehicular communications networks; energy-harvesting assisted transmissions over wireless networks; physical-layer security and cross-layer security design; resource allocation, routing, and peer-to-peer transmission design for device-to-device networks; massive access control for machine-to-machine networks
We are entering the era of the Internet of Things (IoT). Trillions of network-connected objects are expected to emerge in the global network around 2020. IoT is a networking infrastructure for Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), which are smart networked systems with embedded sensors, processors, and actuators that are designed to sense and interact with the physical world (including the human users), and support real-time, guaranteed performance in safety-critical applications. In CPS, the joint behavior of the “cyber” and “physical” elements of the system is critical—computing, control, sensing and networking can be deeply integrated into every component, and the actions of components and systems must be safe and interoperable. However, when we evolve towards the IoT and CPS from the traditional wireless sensor networks (WSN), we need novel approaches for network design and modeling, new technologies to manage and control object mobility, and new and more flexible networks with the speed, capacity and environmental characteristics needed to accommodate communications among objects in the emerging world. In addition, we need to develop the core system science needed to design and build complex CPS that people can use and with which they can interact, including some that must exhibit high-confidence or provably safe behaviors.
The objective of this Special Issue is to provide high quality research and development activities being performed by the researchers from both academia and industry. Research articles with novel application scenarios, new algorithms, and original results will be solicited. Additionally, state of the art Review articles are welcomed defining the current research trends in both sensor networking and Internet of Things technologies.
The eighth International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks (ICUFN 2016) http://www.icufn.org/main/ is organized by KICS (The Korean Institute of Communications and Information Sciences) with the technical co-sponsorship of IEEE Communications Society and IEICE-CS. And the eleventh International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications (WASA 2016, http://wasa-conference.org/WASA2016/) will be held on August 8-10, 2016, in Bozeman, Montana, USA. The authors of selected papers of ICUFN 2016 and WASA 2016 within the scope of this Special Issue will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers. These extended papers must contain considerable amounts (a minimum of 30%) of new material and will be subjected to a new round of reviews before been published in this special issue. This Special Issue also welcomes submissions from the open call with subjects aligned with the scope of the Special Issue.
Potential Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Cross Layer Protocols for sensor networks
- Routing protocols for sensor networks
- Transport layer protocols for sensor networks
- MAC layer protocols for sensor networks
- New emerging architectures for IoT and sensor networks
- New applications and test bed for IoT and sensor networks
- Energy-efficient protocols for WSN and IoT
- Energy harvesting/scavenging for WSN and IoT
- Security and privacy architectures for WSN and IoT
- Interrelationship between WSN and IoT: similarities and differences
- WSN aspects that are critical for future IoT
- WSN issues and technologies for IoT applications
- IoT management and monitoring
- IoT platforms for education and applications
Dr. Dongkyun Kim
Dr. Houbing Song
Dr. Juan Carlos Cano
Dr. Wei Wang
Dr. Waleed Ejaz
Dr. Qinghe Du
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