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Publication Date

Manuscript Submission Deadline

Special Issue

Call for Papers

From smart lighting to digital parking, Internet of Things (IoT) has been widely used in different aspects of modern life and viewed as a key enabler of all types of future intelligent systems. However, as it stretches out to the terminals of diverse applications in different industries, various extreme requests are imposed on IoT, e.g., extraordinary massive connections, huge bandwidth, seamless coverage, high-mobility support, ultra-reliability, and/or super-low latency. Thus, in recent years there have been several new trends in the evolution of IoT on the basis of technical and commercial developments.

Mobile networks, specifically LTE Pro and 5G, finally find their compelling role in the era of ubiquitous IoT and start to drive the market of designable IoT services. To subscribers, compared with self-built IoT networks, renting services from mobile network operators for IoT services demonstrates the appealing features the same as adopting cloud-based. To network operators, it reveals a huge market that can fully release their potential of creating and maintaining commercial networks, though it may invoke new challenges at the same time.

One of the emerging challenges is how to smarten the future IoT service provision. To this goal, IoT systems must be flexible and adaptive enough to be tailored dynamically according to the real needs of consumers. Network slicing and Fog/Edge Computing (FEC)-based technologies provide IoT systems with promising architectural foundations. In the meantime, recent advances in smart computational technologies, e.g., evolutionary metaheuristics and deep reinforcement learning, offer various algorithmic support. Nevertheless, there still exist a number of difficulties at the implementation level, including the cooperation between operator-renting IoT and the existing enterprise IoT, network mobility, security and privacy, etc.

To overcome the challenges mentioned above, we propose this Feature Topic (FT) to solicit papers with innovative research contributions to future smart IoT, such as emerging intelligent systems, smart computational technologies, and recent practical implementations. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Service-oriented intelligent IoT network architecture
  • Communication and network protocols for smart IoT
  • Compatibility and coexistence of distinctive IoT systems
  • Intelligent computing algorithms and network models for future IoT
  • Network slicing and Fog/Edge Computing based intelligent IoT
  • Innovative applications of future IoT
  • Security and privacy issues of future ubiquitous IoT
  • Recent trials and experiments of smart IoT systems

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 "September 2020: Emerging Intelligent Systems and Smart Computational Technologies for Future IoT" from the drop-down menu of Topic/Series titles.

Important Dates

Manuscript Submission Deadline: 15 January 2020
First Revisions/Reject Notification: 15 March 2020
Notification of Acceptance/Reject: 15 May 2020
Final Manuscript Due: 30 June 2020
Publication Date: September 2020

Guest Editors

Xuesong Qiu
Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

Bo Rong
Communications Research Centre Canada

Jalel Ben-Othman
CentraleSupelec, France

Shuai Han
Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Michel Kadoch
Université du Québec, Canada