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Publication Date

Manuscript Submission Deadline

Special Issue

Call for Papers

IEEE 802.1 Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) makes it possible to carry data traffic of time-critical applications over a bridged Ethernet network shared by various kinds of applications having different Quality of Service (QoS) requirements. TSN provides guaranteed data transport with bounded low latency, low delay variation, and extremely low data loss. It is being studied how to extend TSN over wireless networks.

By reserving resources for critical traffic, and applying various queuing and shaping techniques, TSN achieves zero congestion loss for critical data traffic. This, in turn, allows TSN to guarantee a worst-case end-to-end latency for critical data. TSN also provides ultra-reliability for data traffic via a data packet level reliability mechanism as well as protection against bandwidth violation, malfunctioning, malicious attacks, etc. TSN includes reliable time synchronization, a profile of IEEE 1588, which provides the basis for many other TSN functions.

These features make TSN applicable and economical for various use cases. TSN can be used in various verticals, e.g., in industrial automation networks being developed for smart factories, in cellular networks, in networks for critical machine-to-machine communication, for new networking approaches in vehicles including support for autonomous driving, and many more, with a constantly expanding list.

Scope of Contributions

This Special Issue (SI) is intended to provide tutorial information and original research articles to the IEEE Communications Standards Magazine readers on TSN. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Emerging standards for wireline and wireless Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) 
  • Extending TSN over wireless LANs, wireless specialty networks or 5G
  • Use of TSN in Industrial Automation 
  • Heterogeneous TSN Networks 
  • Migration to TSN networks 
  • Use of 5G URLLC and TSC in industrial applications/interworking with TSN
  • Edge/Fog-Computing in combination with TSN, OPC UA and 5G 
  • TSN for automotive in-vehicle networks with functional safety 
  • TSN for aerospace; use, requirements, and expectations 
  • Real-time audio/video over Ethernet with AVB/TSN 
  • Security and TSN in distributed real-time systems 
  • Safety-Critical distributed systems over TSN 
  • Combination of TSN with DetNet
  • Network hierarchy provided by TSN and DetNet 

Important Dates

Manuscript Submission Deadline: 1 May 2022 31 May 2022 (Extended Deadline)
Decision Notification: 1 August 2022
Final Manuscript Due: 1 October 2022
Publication Date: December 2022

Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts should conform to the standard format as indicated in the Information for Authors section of the Paper Submission Guidelines. All manuscripts to be considered for publication must be submitted by the deadline through Manuscript Central. Select “December 2022/Time-Sensitive Networking” from the drop-down menu of Topic/Series titles.

Guest Editors

Glenn Parsons

Mark Hantel

Michael Seufert
University of Würzburg