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Call for Papers: Advances Industrial Mobile Communications Over Edge Computing: Challenges and Emerging Applications

The prosperity of 5G technology brings the development of the unmanned vehicle, global/personal communication and networking, and remote sensing system. It has attracted great attention from academic and industrial communities in recent years. However, traditional Industrial networks depend on the closed and planned architecture to intelligent manufacturing. Thus, there are many challenges such as self-organization, configuration update, network security, load balancing, and so on.

Industrial Mobile Communications are organized by Industrial devices, wireless protocol and mobile communications. This infrastructure support presents certain advantages, such as high efficiency and centralized management, bringing signals such as data, voice, and message to each other Industrial devices. We have witnessed that mobile edge computing which can process data at the nearest available nodes is emerging as a very promising computation architecture to handle ever-increasing demands. It enables the millions of connected mobile devices to execute real-time applications directly at the network edge and provides sufficient mobility support. Thus, we can consider the mobile networks as the middle layer to flexibly handle Industrial Mobile Communications, and then to carry out the Industrial manufacturing. The field offers a bunch of interdisciplinary emerging techniques for the Industrial Mobile Communications, such as wireless connection, big data handling, survivability analysis, and load-balancing routing, as well as the application to the unmanned vehicle and global networking.

The focus for this special issue is on advances in Industrial Mobile Communications over Edge Computing. Researchers from academic fields and industries worldwide are encouraged to submit high quality unpublished original research articles as well as review articles in broad areas relevant to theories, technologies and emerging applications to Industrial Mobile Communications over mobile networks.

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Software-defined Industrial Mobile Communications
  • UAV, airship and balloon networking 
  • Machine learning/deep learning for Industrial Mobile Communications
  • Handover and mobility management for Industrial Mobile Communications
  • Mobile edge computing for Industrial Mobile Communications
  • Big data and intelligent visualization for Industrial Mobile Communications
  • Evolution computing for Industrial Mobile Communications
  • Time series analysis of Industrial Mobile Communications
  • Survivability analysis for Industrial Mobile Communications
  • Load-balancing routing for Industrial Mobile Communications
  • Trust, security, and privacy in Industrial Mobile Communications
  • Application about unmanned vehicle, global/personal communication

Manuscript submission deadline: Sep. 15, 2021
Notification of acceptance: Nov. 25, 2021
Submission of final revised paper: Dec. 25, 2021
Publication (tentative): Feb. 2022

Lead Guest Editor
Ying Li, Zhejiang University, China

Guest Editors
Alex Zhang, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Zhiyuan Tan, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Yuyu Yin, Hangzhou Dianzi University, China  
Ramón J. Durán Barroso, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain

Submission Guidelines
Authors should prepare their manuscript according to the guide for authors available from the online submission page of the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking at https://jwcn-eurasipjournals.springeropen.com/. Authors should select "Advances Industrial Mobile Communications Over Edge Computing: Challenges and Emerging Applications" when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process. Submitted papers must contain original work, which has neither been previously published nor it is currently under review by another journal or conference. Previously published or accepted conference papers must contain at least 50% new material to be considered for the special issue.All papers will be peer-reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Requests for additional information should be addressed to the corresponding guest editor.

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient

High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article

No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage

Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed

For editorial inquiries please contact vincent.salvo@springer.com

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