1 February 2017

Call for papers: "Internet of Things: Principles, Methodologies, and Applications"

For a special issue of the International Journal of High Performance Systems Architecture.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a novel paradigm that is rapidly gaining ground in the area of modern wireless telecommunications. The IoT enables large numbers of previously unconnected devices to communicate and exchange data and deal with services that span areas from healthcare to transportation and much more.

With the rapid and wide-scale application of IoT, many critical challenging issues emerge and should be addressed for sustainable development. For example, massive sensor data that have converged have to be processed efficiently and intelligently with the help of advanced computing power, such as cloud computing framework; also the defence of severe IoT-attacks (e.g. the recent Mirai ‘IoT’ botnet attack) call for innovative security strategies and technologies. The aim of this special issue is to explore the research advances and provide state-of-the-art papers on the principle, methodology, implementation, and usage of intelligent IoT and related technologies.

We invite researchers to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will seek the continuing efforts to understand the novel techniques that lead to future improvements for The Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • System architectures for the IoT targeted to pervasive scenarios
  • Adaptive and autonomic computing in the IoT
  • Middleware and service platforms for ubiquitous IoT applications
  • Ubiquitous computing solutions exploiting the M2M paradigm
  • Context awareness in the IoT
  • Mobility management in the IoT and in M2M communications
  • Experiences in building ubiquitous IoT platforms
  • Enabling technologies and standards for the IoT and M2M communications
  • Sustainable design and solutions for the IoT
  • Interoperability of protocols for IoT, mobile and pervasive systems
  • Routing protocol for low power and lossy networks (RPL) in IoT
  • Big data for IoT
  • Data management (processing, storage, compression, encryption, storage, data models, analytics, and visualisation, security and privacy)
  • IoT security threats and countermeasures
  • Authentication, authorisation, privacy, and trust
  • IoT applications in smart cities
  • IoT applications in healthcare
  • IoT applications in environment
  • IoT applications in transportation/automotive/vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs)
  • IoT applications in supply chain management
  • IoV architectures and services
  • Vehicular system and communication technologies for IoV
  • Access technologies in heterogeneous networks for IoV
  • Network resource optimisation and QoS guarantee for IoV
  • IoV data processing algorithms and protocols
  • Data storage technologies for IoV
  • Security, privacy and trust in IoV
  • Cloud computing technologies for IoV
  • Vehicle network terminal technologies
  • Novel vehicular applications for IoV

Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 31 August, 2017
Notification to authors: 30 November, 2017
Final versions due: 31 January, 2018

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