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Manuscript Submission Deadline

Special Issue

Call for Papers

Tremendous efforts have been devoted to 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) over the last decade due to their potential applications, such as smart city, home robotics, and Augmented Reality (AR). 5G represents a complete revolution of mobile networks for accommodating the ever-growing demands of users, services and applications. These applications have drawn the attention and increased aspirations of researchers from the fields of computer vision, computer graphics, and machine vision.

5G will provide super-high data rates, better quality of service and very low latency through dense base station deployments. As a result, we will likely depend on 5G far more than we ever did with previous communications systems. Factories, businesses and critical infrastructure will all rely on 5G data connectivity, and this technology will transform business models and network infrastructures. But do we understand the 5G security threats to come?

5G and IoT together will also help in bringing every item on the shelf to the Internet by creating digital twins for them. If the number of hardware connected devices is expected to be in the billions, the potential for ordinary consumer products with digital twins to be a part of the new Internet of Things is considerably more. In summary, 5G is a really cool upcoming wave that will be associated with IoT.

As a result, this Special Issue (SI) aims to bring the latest results for Internet of Things technologies for various applications in the era of 5G. It can help technicians to exchange information about the latest technical advancements. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • New theories and methods of 5G
  • Novel IoT techniques
  • IoT for augmented reality
  • IoT device search in the era of 5G
  • Novel protocols for 5G
  • 5G and its applications including virtual/augmented reality
  • 5G-based video transfer techniques
  • Intelligent devices for 5G security
  • 5G and future mobile networks for smart city
  • Blockchain with 5G
  • Knowledge-based discovery of devices, data and services in 5G
  • Real-world applications of 5G: security, healthcare, advertising, and government
  • Machine learning for 5G network anomaly detection and security

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 the “March 2021/5G for Internet of Things” topic from the drop-down menu of Topic/Series titles.

Important Dates

Manuscript Submission Deadline: 31 May 2020
Notification of Acceptance: 31 August 2020
Final Manuscript Due: 31 December 2020
Publication Date: March 2020

Guest Editors

Zhihan Lv
Qingdao University, China

Jaime Lloret
Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain

Houbing Song
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA

Jose Neuman Souza
Professor, Federal University of Ceara, Brazil

Constandinos X. Mavromoustakis
University of Nicosia, Cyprus