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Publication Date

Manuscript Submission Deadline

Special Issue

Call for Articles

The Internet of Things (IoT) lies at the core of the unprecedented connected era we are currently speeding towards. Both Academia and the Industry strive to push the limits of technology fueled by vertical applications such as: factory 4.0, eHealth, human-centric and tactile IoT, wearable IoT, smart city/building, digital twin, etc., which will shape our future society. Signal Processing (SP) plays a significant role in expanding the number of IoT technologies and capitalizing on their applications. In this context, the unique challenges from the SP point of view are: (i) system design taking into account the applications’ practical limitations and requirements, (ii) gather collective intelligence from heterogeneous and inexpensive IoT sensors/devices (e.g. to perform an inference task in decentralized fashion) (iii) minimize device cost and energy consumption while allowing perpetual monitoring/sensing (iv) grant adaptivity to cope with device mobility use cases, (v) leverage fine-grained “programming” of wireless environments to cope with massive IoT scenarios. These challenges give rise to the need for developing pervasive, inexpensive, fast, and low-power algorithms (including those performing learning & data fusion), as well as novel theoretical tools, evaluation benchmarks, and methodologies to characterize the performance of the proposed algorithms.

The main goal of this Special Issue is to address these challenges and present advanced and innovative SP tools and algorithms for IoT systems. Contributions addressing both theoretical and practical applications including, but not limited to the following topics, are welcome for submission:

  • efficient SP for data collection from IoT devices (compressed sensing techniques, censoring, quantization, mixed-resolution sensors, etc.)
  • SP techniques enabling dense and/or interfering multiple-access in IoT
  • distributed inference and data fusion for IoT (estimation, detection, classification, multimodal methods, etc.)
  • theoretical analysis and performance bounds for IoT systems (MSE lower bounds, CRLB, uncertainty quantification, etc.)
  • intelligent processing for green IoT (low-complexity resource optimization, edge-cloud architectures, coarse-quantization transceivers for IoT, green AI, etc.)
  • machine learning for IoT data processing (federated, graph-based, distributed, etc.)
  • SP programming the IoT wireless environment (ambient backscattering, energy-harvesting, wireless power transfer, reconfigurable intelligent surfaces, etc.)
  • IoT-based integrated sensing and communications, localization
  • SP-enabled vertical applications for IoT (factory 4.0, smart cities, digital twin, etc.)

Submission Guidelines

All submissions are peer reviewed to ensure that only the highest-quality original articles are published. Submitted articles should strive to make their contribution understandable by the general IoT practitioner and must comply with the specifications detailed in the Submission Guidelines. In particular, articles should not exceed 4500 words (excluding figures, tables, captions, abstract and references), figures and tables should be limited to a combined total of six, mathematical equations should not be used (a maximum of three simple equations may be allowed only in justified cases and upon agreement from the co-Lead GEs), a limit of 15 archival references is recommended (beyond which permission from the EiC is required), etc.

The articles must be submitted through Manuscript Central. Given that the type of article for this SI is "December 2022/Pervasive, Efficient and Smart Signal Processing for IoT," go to Manuscript Central, register or log in, and go to the Author Center. Follow the instructions there.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: 31 August 2022
AuthorsRevision Notification: 15 September 2022
Revised Manuscript Deadline: 15 October 2022
Final Decision Notification: 30 October 2022
Publication Date: December 2022

Guest Editors

E. Veronica Belmega (Co-Lead Guest Editor)
Université Gustave Eiffel, Marne-la-Valée, France

Domenico Ciuonzo (Co-Lead Guest Editor)
Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy

Mérouane Debbah
TII Abu Dhabi, UAE

Lutz Lampe
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Dinh-Thuy Phan-Huy
Orange, Chatillon, France

Tirza Routtenberg
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Chau Yuen
Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore