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Special Issue

Call for Articles

The Internet of Things Magazine (IoTM) publishes high-quality articles on IoT technology and end-to-end IoT solutions. IoTM articles are written by and for practitioners and researchers interested in practice and applications, and selected to represent the depth and breadth of the state of the art. The technical focus of IoTM is the multi-disciplinary, systems nature of IoT solutions. IoTM is the top forum for practitioners to share experiences, develop best practices, and establish guiding principles for technical, operational and business success.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing many industries by enabling machines to directly work with each other without human intervention, and communication and networking technologies are fundamental to enabling the IoT. However, the requirements for communications can vary significantly depending on the target applications, and they can range from ultra-low power for enabling a vast deployment of sensors with multi-year battery life to ultra-reliable low latency communications (URLLC) for smart factories and remote robots control. 5G is expected to deliver a number of enhancements to support massive IoT deployments as well as ultra-reliable and low latency communications (URLLC) capabilities for new verticals such as Smart Cities, Industrial IoT, E-Health, Public Safety, and Autonomous Vehicles (V2V, V2X).

Smart factories, as an example, are emerging as part of the Industrial IoT segment which is creating a significant opportunity for wireless technologies to help transform factories by adding sensors for analytics to help optimize the manufacturing yields and efficiencies, and by adding flexibility to the manufacturing floor by "un-wiring" the machines which is a key part of the Industry 4.0 vision. However, to truly achieve a fully autonomous and un-wired factory, wireless technologies will have to achieve low latency and high reliability which is comparable to current Ethernet Time-Sensitive Networks (TSN). URLLC will be a core feature in future 5G networks and also being investigated for Wi-Fi networks, but in order to achieve the reliability and predictability required for future factories, a systematic approach to the overall end-to-end design will be needed which can co-optimize the wireless network, analytics, edge computing, and control functions needed to successfully run such factories. Early example deployments and testbeds for these emerging applications will be important for demonstrating its feasibility in practice.

The purpose of this Special Issue (SI) is to provide researchers and practitioners working on Connectivity and Networking technologies for IoT systems a means to share experiences and disseminate successful applications of IoT technologies and identify recent trends and opportunities poised to revolutionize the IoT industry. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Field trials/demonstrations of large-scale IoT network deployments
  • Communications solutions for specific IoT verticals (smart cities, factories, healthcare, retail, etc.)
  • Vulnerabilities, threat models and risk management in IoT networks
  • Evolution of networking standards for IoT
  • IoT network architectures and topologies design
  • Energy efficient design and operation for IoT networks
  • IoT protocols design and optimization for resource allocation
  • Reliability and Quality of Service for IoT networks
  • Integrating IoT networks with 5G
  • Energy harvesting for IoT networks
  • 5G NR designs for IoT systems
  • Wireless Time Sensitive Networking for Industrial IoT
  • Ultra-low power wireless systems & radio designs
  • Low power Wide Area Networking (LPWAN) for IoT applications
  • Ultra-reliable and low latency communications (URLLC)
  • Mesh networks for IoT
  • Optimizing access technologies for IoT including Zigbee, Zwave, BT

Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts should conform to the standard format as indicated in the Information for Authors section of the Article Submission Guidelines.

All manuscripts to be considered for publication must be submitted by the deadline through Manuscript Central. Select the “Month Year: Topic Title” topic from the drop-down menu of Topic/Series titles.

Important Dates

Manuscript Submission Deadline: 18 October 2019
Initial Decision: 31 October 2019
Revised Manuscript Due: 30 November 2019
Decision Notification: 31 December 2019
Final Manuscript Due: 31 January 2020
Publication Date: March 2020

Guest Editors

Venkat Prasad
University of Delft

Xavier Costa
NEC Labs

Jeff Foerster
Intel Labs

About the IEEE IoT Initiative

The IEEE sponsors the IoT Technical Community with over 16,000 members. In 2016, IEEE established the IEEE IoT Initiative, which organizes worldwide events aimed at nurturing and accelerating the deployment of IoT technologies and solutions. The IEEE IoT Initiative organizes: workshops, conferences, and symposia, such as the World Forum on IoT taking place in 2018 in Singapore and multiple summit events focused on specific Vertical markets or Topical Areas. The IEEE IoTM is an important aspect of meeting the ever-growing need for communication within the IoT community. The vision for IEEE IoTM is to become the source of the best information available on who’s doing what, and what’s really happening in the world of IoT.