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Special Issue "Internet of Things in Emerging 5G Hybrid Terrestrial-Satellite Networks"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020.
Interests: Internet of Things, M2M, 5G, satellite, interoperability, SDN, optimization, standardization
Interests: wireless networks, satellite, Unmanned Areal Networks, 5G
The advent of 5G communications represents a potentially disruptive element to enable the vision of a truly global Internet of Things (IoT). One of the key features of 5G is the focus on the integration of heterogeneous access technologies, including satellite communication systems. The decrease in their price, their wide coverage, and their native broadcast and multicast capabilities ensure satellite communications are well positioned to complement terrestrial networks where they are not available, or when not operational any more. Hence, satellites play a key role in providing ubiquitous coverage and reliability in remote areas and enabling new IoT/M2M services. However, IoT devices are not equipped with satellite connectivity, and IoT protocols were not designed with satellite requirements in mind (long delays, link disruptions, and high PER, etc.). In this view, a lot of tweaking and cross-layer optimization is still required to allow the collection of IoT data from (constellations of) satellites, load balance, and offload of terrestrial network to enable smooth integration of IoT and satellite networks.
This Special Issue solicits the submission of technical contributions from members of academia and industries that address some of the aforementioned challenges.
Dr. Maria Rita Palattella
Prof. Riadh Dhaou
Dr. Ridha Soua
Manuscript Submission Information
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- satellite-enabled sensors
- IoT and satellite remote sensing
- IoT protocols optimization for integrated satellite-terrestrial networks
- MAC schemes and routing in hybrid M2M-satellite networks
- satellite-based backhaul for IoT traffic offloading
- novel architectures for hybrid M2M-satellite networks