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Publication Date

Manuscript Submission Deadline

Special Issue

Call for Papers

The Internet has successfully connected people across the globe, allowing for sharing of information and enabling individuals to collaborate. However, the Internet, optimized for consuming content with high bitrates, cannot guarantee low-latency communications. Tactile Internet (TI) can help build a more connected society by providing previously unavailable solutions in various domains, e.g., communication, the fusion of data, and computation, allowing for perceived real-time interaction between humans and robots. The TI can enhance social interaction in various environments, such as industrial robotics, healthcare, autonomous driving, etc. To achieve this goal, research communities need to solve several challenges, from the physical layer and radio communication to networking, and infrastructure to orchestrating and controlling (communication) resources of networks. With the "Tactile Internet for a cyber-physical continuum" Special Issue (SI), we aim to present the latest advances in networked systems in a wide range of contexts with the shared scope to enhance social interaction and build a more connected society.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Next-gen communications and networking infrastructure for Tactile Internet
  • Hardware and physical layer design for ultra-low latency
  • Wireless/Radio Access (protocols, resource management)
  • Adaptive wireless networking and visible light communications
  • Wireless-based sensing with applications in the IoT and Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Softwarization in Communication Networks (low-latency networking, flexibility-reliability tradeoffs, softwarized mobile core networks, and virtualized RANs)
  • Computing in Communication Networks (architectures, transport layer design, storage networks, programmable data plane architectures, and platforms)
  • In-band Network Telemetry (INT), congestion control, and network slicing
  • Network and cloud design (architecture and edge-cloud reliability)
  • Intelligent networking and machine learning-based solutions for 5G-and-beyond
  • Edge-AI and expressive data stream processing
  • Security and Privacy in programmable and softwarized networks
  • Age of Information and Data Semantics for Sensing
  • Communication and control co-design

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 2023/Tactile Internet” from the drop-down menu of Topic titles.

Important Dates

Manuscript Submission Deadline: 15 April 2023
Initial Decision Notification: 1 June 2023
Revised Manuscript Due: 1 July 2023
Final Decision Notification: 15 July 2023
Final Manuscript Due: 31 July 2023
Publication Date: September/October 2023

Guest Editors

Giang Nguyen
TU Dresden, Germany

Falko Dressler
TU Berlin, Germany

Meryem Simsek
Nokia Bell Labs, USA

Nikolaos Pappas
Linköping University, Sweden

Sharief Oteafy
DePaul University, USA

Stefano Giordano
Università di Pisa, Italy