IoT-Enabling Technologies and Applications

A special issue of Technologies (ISSN 2227-7080). This special issue belongs to the section "Information and Communication Technologies".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 July 2024 | Viewed by 1162

Special Issue Editor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada
Interests: wireless communications; 6G+ wireless networks, signal processing; optical communications; optical–wireless communications; machine learning; IoT; tracking and localization; underground communication systems
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue will cover original research and extensive review articles on IoT-enabling technologies and applications, including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • IoT architectures and their applications;
  • Challenges and issues in IoT such as security, privacy, and environmental impacts;
  • Wireless sensor networks and their applications in IoT systems;
  • Integrated Sensing and Communications (ISAC) in IoT systems;
  • Challenges in aerial, terrestrial and below earth IoT networks;
  • Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces in IoT networks;
  • Cloud, Fog and Edge computing in IoT systems;
  • Big data analytics and its use in IoT systems;
  • Embedded systems and their role in IoT systems;
  • Semantic search engines and their use in IoT systems;
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence for IoT applications;
  • Smart cities, autonomous vehicles and other user cases of IoT technologies;
  • Digital twins and their applications with IoT.

Prof. Dr. Xavier Fernando
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • IoT
  • machine learning
  • artificial intelligence
  • wireless communications
  • massive connectivity
  • intelligent reflecting surfaces
  • digital twins
  • blockchain
  • large-scale modeling
  • cloud computing

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: A Smart IoT-Enabled Recommender System for Electric Vehicle Charging Optimization

Xavier Fernando

Abstract: Electric Vehicles (EVs) present a promising solution to environmental concerns, yet the challenge of energy efficiency persists, necessitating further research. A major obstacle is the insufficient EV charging infrastructure, hindering EV adoption. To address this, deploying adequate infrastructure with suitable charging stations (CS) is crucial for improved connectivity. Real-time access to information about charging station availability, proximity, and wait times is essential. This study explores leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) for sensor deployment and data transmission to provide timely insights into charging station status. Strategic sensor placement enables predictive analytics for optimizing server access, vehicle scheduling, and reducing wait times. Additionally, a recommender system aids users in locating charging stations with shorter wait times and lower costs. Privacy concerns are addressed through robust privacy protection measures, ensuring secure EV information exchange between charging stations and user locations via routing protocols. Simulation using MATLAB 2020a and cloud-based data storage facilitate validation of the proposed model's efficacy. Metrics such as electricity cost, charging infrastructure utilization, energy optimization, and vehicle charging costs are assessed to validate the model's performance. In summary, this research aims to overcome barriers to EV adoption by integrating IoT technologies, data analytics, and privacy measures to optimize charging infrastructure and enhance the user experience.

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