Research and Challenges of Wireless Networks in Internet of Things

EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking welcomes submissions to the special issue on Research and Challenges of Wireless Networks in Internet of Things.

Today, smart grid, smart homes, smart water networks, intelligent transportation, are infrastructure systems that connect our world more than we ever thought possible. The common vision of such systems is usually associated with one single concept, the internet of things (IoT), where through the use of sensors, the entire physical infrastructure is closely coupled with information and communication technologies; where intelligent monitoring and management can be achieved via the usage of networked embedded devices. In such a sophisticated dynamic system, devices are interconnected to transmit useful measurement information and control instructions via distributed sensor networks.

The objective of this special issue is to bring together state-of-the-art research contributions, tutorials, and technical papers that address key aspects of wireless networks in IoT with special emphasis on their implications in infrastructure less wireless networks. Original manuscripts describing completed and unpublished work not currently under review by any other journal, magazine, or conference are solicited.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • reprogrammable and reconfigurable software architectures enabling runtime selection of operation mode and parameter settings of IoT devices at different levels (radio, network, application)
  • monitoring, analysis and diagnosis of the network context
  • intelligent algorithms and strategies for network optimization for taking optimal decisions on operation mode and configurations
  • application enablers: constrained protocols and abstractions for building IoT applications aiming to reduce programming effort, to offload the network or to improve performance or interoperability
  • adaptive quality of service (QoS) provisioning for constrained devices
  • adaptive privacy, trust and security solutions for sensors networks with constrained embedded devices
  • cooperative and heterogeneous networks
  • routing, MAC and transport layer protocols in cognitive sensor networks
  • cross-layer optimization solutions
  • tools and frameworks for designing, deploying and maintaining intelligent IoT networks
  • open source platforms for cognitive sensor networks
  • experimental validation of IoT solutions

Submission Instructions

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct special issue please select the appropriate special issue in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the special issue on Optimization methods for Key Enabling Technologies: 5G, IoT and Big Data. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Deadline for submissions: 30 March 2018


Lead Guest Editor

P. Karthigaikumar, Karpagam College of Engineering, India

Guest Editors

Joy I. -Z. Chen, Dayeh University, Taiwan
Anand Paul, Kyungpook National University, South Korea
Danilo Pelusi, University of Teramo, Italy


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 enquiries please contact amorliza.miciano@springernature.com

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