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Publication Date

Manuscript Submission Deadline

Special Issue

Call for Papers

The goal of this Special Issue is to advance and promote significant technological advances for Green Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). IIoT covers the broad domain of smart grid, smart manufacturing, intelligent transport and smart cities, and it refers to the combination of IoT technology with big data coming from intelligent processes in those domains. Energy-efficient transmission and processing of this data targets automation, efficiency, and productivity increase. In particular, smart grid can be considered as a typical IIoT example, since it comprises an industrial setting with a large number of IoT devices. Within Green Industrial IoT, smart grid communications uses state-of-the-art communication technologies towards ensuring the reduction of energy consumption, optimal operation of the smart grid, Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), as well as coordination between the different smart grid components from generation to distribution and consumption. Contributions focusing on green smart grid communications, as well as other energy-efficient IIoT related research are welcome. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Energy efficient machine-to-machine communications and cooperative communications in IIoT.
  • Advanced sensors and energy-efficient sensing techniques for IIoT.
  • Green AI-enabled IIoT.
  • Edge AI-driven computing solutions for green IIoT.
  • AI-enabled blockchain for IIoT.
  • Communications, computing, and storage issues for energy-efficient IIoT.
  • Intelligent applications and services for energy-efficient IIoT including automation, location tracking for tools, as well as predictive maintenance for maximizing uptime.
  • Energy-efficient Network Function Virtualization (NFV) for IIoT.
  • Green wireline, optical, and wireless communications and networks.
  • Green smart grid communications for HANs, NANs, FANs.
  • Environmentally-aware designs of communications and networking devices and systems.
  • Breakthrough technologies, protocols and network architectures for resource allocation and energy efficiency in massive IIoT.
  • Energy-efficient transceiver hardware architectures for IIoT, including metasurface-made reflectors and transceivers.
  • Energy harvesting solutions for IIoT.
  • Communications, computing, and storage issues for battery-free IIoT.

Submission Guidelines

Authors need to follow the manuscript format and an allowable number of pages described at the IEEE TGCN Information for Authors page. To submit a manuscript for consideration for the special issue, please visit the journal submission website at Manuscript Central.

Important Dates

Manuscript Submission: 15 March 2021
Notification of Decisions (1st round): 1 June 2021
Target Publication Date: September 2021

Guest Editors

Melike Erol-Kantarci
University of Ottawa, Canada

George C. Alexandropoulos
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Peter Han Joo Chong
Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Andrea Tonello
University of Klagenfurt, Austria

Yan Zhang
University of Oslo, Norway