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Manuscript Submission Deadline


Special Issue

Call for Papers

Developing smart cities to better support growing urban population is a global and complex challenge and involves interdisciplinary fields. Instead of traditional Internet of Contents in human-to-human and human-to-machine communications, the Internet of Things with communications among massive numbers of sensors will dominate the network traffic. Every day, all these smart things are generating massive data calculated in ZettaBytes. As our cities become smarter, we face brand new opportunities and challenges. Due to inherent characteristics of geodistribution in big data generated by networked sensors deployed for IoT applications, the “smartness” of infrastructure in future smart cities requires intelligent data sensing, fusion and mining for monitoring and actuation to ensure infrastructure reliability and public safety. To make current networks and services more efficient with the use of cutting-edge technologies, this issue emphasizes on Internet of Things (IoT) and Data Processing for smart cities.

The topics of interest for this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • IoT data management in smart cities
  • Data analytics and machine learning for smart cities
  • Smart transport and mobility in smart cities
  • Network science for smart cites
  • Fog/edge computing with IoT for smart cities
  • Security and data privacy for smart cities
  • Smart communications in IoT for smart cities such as M2M, D2D, and 5G
  • Novel algorithms, models, frameworks, architectures, platforms in data-driven IoT for smart cities

Submission Guidelines

Prospective authors are invited to submit their manuscripts electronically, adhering to the IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering guidelines. Note that the page limit is the same as that of regular papers. Please submit your papers through the online system ( and be sure to select the special issue or special section name. Manuscripts should not be published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. Please submit only full papers intended for review, not abstracts, to the ScholarOne portal. If requested, abstracts should be sent by e-mail to the Guest Editors directly.

Important Dates

Manuscripts Due: 15 November 2019
Peer Reviews to Authors: 1 January 2020
Revised Manuscripts Due: 15 February 2020
Second-Round Reviews to Authors: 15 April 2020
Final Accepted Manuscript Due: 30 May 2020

Guest Editors

Hongbo Jiang
Hunan University, P. R. China

Liang Cheng
Lehigh University, USA

Arun Iyengar
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA

Edith Ngai
Uppsala University, Sweden