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Special Issue "Dependable IoT Networking"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 16 February 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Fabrice Theoleyre
Guest Editor
CNRS, 3 Rue Michel Ange, 75016 Paris, France
Interests: wireless networking; IIoT; distributed algorithms; 5G; dependable networks; reproducibility
Prof. Carlo Alberto Boano
Guest Editor
Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
Interests: Internet of Things; Wireless Sensor Networks; Embedded Systems; Dependability; Benchmarking; Cyber-Physical Systems.
Prof. Dr. Jia-Liang Lu
Guest Editor
Shanghai Jiao-tong University, Shanghai, China
Interests: machine learning; security; IoT; data analytics; edge computing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Networked-embedded systems have been increasingly used to design novel IoT/CPS solutions and to develop a plethora of applications with a high societal relevance, such as smart homes, smart cities, smart healthcare, and smart production. Especially in safety-critical domains, these applications require dependable communication performance and need to meet tight reliability and availability requirements. To this end, after years spent designing low-power wireless networking solutions for best-effort applications, there is an increasing need for reliable and efficient protocols, standards, and algorithms to enable the real-world deployments of applications with strict dependability requirements.

This Special Issue targets scientific contributions tackling these issues. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Communication protocols for IoT and cyberphysical systems;
  • Routing protocols and scheduling algorithms;
  • Dependability (real-time, reliability, availability, safety);
  • Fault-tolerant systems;
  • Low-power wireless and networked embedded systems;
  • Reliability despite harsh environmental conditions;
  • Edge computing;
  • Experiences from real-world deployments;
  • Benchmarking and testbeds;
  • Wireless coexistence in dense deployments;
  • Radio interference identification and mitigation;
  • Communication standards and technologies for IoT and cyberphysical systems;
  • Industrial IoT systems and networks;
  • QoS in the IoT, CPS, and Industry 4.0 contexts;
  • Wired and wireless convergence;
  • Technical assessment of emerging IoT standards;
  • Discovery, coordination, and use of IoT services;
  • Opportunistic scheduling and software-defined networking;
  • Network coding, virtualization, and slicing;
  • Multi-technology hardware and software solutions;
  • Operations, administration and management (OAM), and monitoring;
  • Data processing and edge computing;
  • Real-time big data analytics;
  • Energy sustainability, efficiency and harvesting.

Prof. Carlo Alberto Boano
Dr. Fabrice Theoleyre
Prof. Dr. Jia-Liang Lu
Guest Editors

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Fault-tolerant systems; Low-power wireless network; Industrial IoT systems and networks

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